The Austin Film Society empowers our community to MAKE, WATCH and LOVE film and creative media. Through Austin Studios, which AFS opened in 2000 through a partnership with the City of Austin, AFS attracts film development and production to Austin and Texas. Gala film premieres and the annual Texas Film Awards raises over $100,000 each year for AFS Grants funding emerging filmmakers, while bringing awareness of the impact of film on the economy and community. The Austin Film Society is ranked among the top film centers in the country and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and Directors Guild of America. For more information on the Austin Film Society, visit www.austinfilm.org, ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/austinfilm and follow us on Twitter @AFS1985.