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Wednesday, October 25
 

7:00pm

Film & Food Fundraising Party
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Austin Film Festival is pleased to announce their 15th annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, an evening dedicated to celebrating Austin's thriving film industry and famous culinary talent. Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, the event brings Austinites and visitors together to celebrate the film arts and enjoy flowing cocktails and inventive cuisine from some of Austin’s most notable chefs. Live and silent auctions showcase the very best in luxury items, trips, and experiences. Click Here for more information! Proceeds from the event benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program. YFP was founded to encourage youth to explore their creativity and improve their literacy skills through the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking. Click Here for more information!


Wednesday October 25, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, October 26
 

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall
We are fortunate to have a wide variety of well-respected businesses and organizations present at this year's Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall is held in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel and is only open for three days, so please take advantage of this opportunity to visit with the exhibitors.


Thursday October 26, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Austin Film Commission Opening Night Reception
This year's Opening Night Reception, hosted by Austin Film Commission, is the perfect place to reconnect with AFF friends, compare notes on which movies you can't miss, and fall back into the Austin vibe. The Austin Film Commission, will host live music by a local Austin band representing Austin as the live music capital of the world.

Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the ACVB/Austin Film Commission Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Thursday October 26, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rattle Inn 610 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm

WGA West Late Night Welcome Party
The WGA West Late Night Welcome Party celebrates the first full day of panels and is a great end to the day's packed film schedule. This party sets the tone for the rest of the week as panelists, filmmakers, screenwriters and attendees discuss what the rest of the festival has in store. Grab a beer or a glass of wine and enjoy the first late night party-but pace yourself, you've got a lot more ahead!

Must have an AFF Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on theWGA West Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

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Thursday October 26, 2017 11:00pm - Friday October 27, 2017 1:00am
WeWork 600 Congress Ave 14th Floor, Austin, TX 78701
 
Friday, October 27
 

8:30am

Exhibit Hall
We are fortunate to have a wide variety of well-respected businesses and organizations present at this year's Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall is held in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel and is only open for three days, so please take advantage of this opportunity to visit with the exhibitors.


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 5:30pm
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

4:45pm

Film Texas BBQ Supper
Hosted by the Texas Association of Film Commissions, Producers Badges are invited to kick off the weekend, chat and chow down at one of the most highly anticipated events of the Festival each year. Join us back at French Legation Museum and savor world-famous BBQ, washed down with a cold beer or glass of Wine. Representatives from regional film commissions across Texas will be on hand to tell you all about the media production industries in Texas.

*Pick up the shuttle outside the Driskill Bar on 7th Street starting at 4:30pm. Return shuttles will stop running at 7:30pm

Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the Texas Association of Film Commissions Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Friday October 27, 2017 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Fair Market 1100 E 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702

5:00pm

Filmmakers Meet Up presented by New Republic Studios
Film Department Guest LIst Only

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Friday October 27, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Antone's Nightclub 305 E 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm

Filmmakers Happy Hour
The Filmmakers Happy Hour is another one of the Festival's great late-night parties and provides filmmakers and registrants alike the opportunity to discuss another full day of panels and the Friday evening films. Swap your Saturday schedule while enjoying a beer on us or martini!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00am
TBA
 
Saturday, October 28
 

8:30am

Exhibit Hall
We are fortunate to have a wide variety of well-respected businesses and organizations present at this year's Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall is held in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel and is only open for three days, so please take advantage of this opportunity to visit with the exhibitors.


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:30am - 5:30pm
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

12:15pm

Awards Luncheon
Don't miss this year's Awards Luncheon! While attending the Festival, don't miss the opportunity to attend AFF's Awards Luncheon, where you can dine with panelists, awardees, and hear inspiring speeches from this year's honorees and winners. A must attend event to make the most of your AFF experience.

ADDITIONAL TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED! For Awards Luncheon ticketing information, please contact our Registration Director at 512-478-4795

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. AFF reserves the right not to seat late parties. This ticket in non-transferable.


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:15pm - 2:15pm
The Austin Club 110 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

4:30pm

Wine Tasting
Join us for the post-game party. Discover how effortlessly cool you sound after learning about some of your favorite writers and a few glasses of wine.

Must have a Lone Star, Weekend, Conference, Producers and Press Badge for entry


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Screenwriters Happy Hour presented by Screencraft Media
Second Rounders, Semifinalists, Finalists and Screenplay Competition Judges for mixing and mingling. Competition advancers and judges make for an exciting atmosphere perfect for lively exchange. It is also a great chance to meet our Screenplay Director and put a face behind the emails and the success of the 2017 Competition. A great way to kick off the Saturday evening of parties and films, invitees leave feeling inspired and confident.

Screenplay Competition Guest List Only

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Saturday October 28, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Irene's 506 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

7:30pm

Pitch Finale Party presented by Storyrocket.com
Back for its 15th year, this event allows the top pitch finalists ninety seconds to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The panel is made up of panelists who judge the contestants in a constructive and entertaining environment. The winner receives a prize package which includes a Producers Badge for the 2018 Festival and Conference.

Must have an AFF Lone Star, Weekend, Conference, Producers or Press Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

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Saturday October 28, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm

Heart of Film Conference Party
Open to Weekend Badges and above, the Heart of Film Conference Party is the quintessential way to round out your Festival weekend. Riding on the high of three days of panels with one more to go, this year’s party will also be the ultimate celebration.

The perfect backdrop for panelists, award recipients, and filmmakers to celebrate the last night before the end of the Conference Weekend. With many special guests heading home after the Sunday’s panels, the Heart of Film Conference Party provides one last chance to network and mingle with aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters. Enjoy the view with a glass of wine, a cold beer, or a cocktail.

Must have an AFF Weekend, Conference, Producers or Press Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday October 29, 2017 1:00am
TBA
 
Sunday, October 29
 

10:00am

Hair of the Dog Brunch
Hungover? Yep, us too. Here's an ice cold mimosa or maybe you need a Bloody Mary and delicious tex mex brunch to reinvigorate your soul. Ranch 616 is cooking up some South Texas delights to soak up the night before- or the whole week- and put a jaunt in your step. Join us for this not to be missed event to get your fuel for another day of panels and films!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Community Partners

Sunday October 29, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Ranch 616 616 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

On Story Party
Now that the Screenwriters Conference is finished let's grab a cocktail and cold beer! Celebrate another successful conference and see what's on the horizon for the 2018 Season of On Story. You'll get to experience highlights from the panels and film Q/As and get recharged for another 4 days of films.

Must have an AFF Weekend, Conference, Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Sunday October 29, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que 217 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

10:00pm

Film Pass Costume Party in partnership with Do512
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Take a break from the first 6 days of films and enjoy a complimentary beer! Compare film notes and reviews with other film fans and get ready for more! Two days left of films, you're almost there!

*Attendees will receive a drink ticket redeemable for one beer during the party. Limit one ticket per attendee

Must have an AFF Film Pass, Lone Star, Weekend, Conference, Producers or Press Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

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Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00pm - Wednesday November 1, 2017 1:00am
Italic 123 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, November 2
 

10:00pm

Closing Night Party
You made it! Here's a glass of Prosecco. In fact, here's two. We'll have a cold cocktail waiting for you, or maybe you would prefer a cold glass of beer? Compare Festival favorites with that new film fan friend you met and spill your conference stories with that panelist at the bar, either way, you're in for a great time at our last blowout bash! Reminisce on the 24th Anniversary of AFF and make plans to attend next year!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:00pm - Friday November 3, 2017 1:00am
Ten Oak 409 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701