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Join AFF todayfor a year’s worth of exclusive advanced screenings, film premieres, script readings, Conversations in Film, party invitations, and more! AFF Members not only receive free access to most of our events, but also gain priority seating! Skip the long lines and enjoy first entry into the theatre as an AFF Member . You’ll also receive discounts around town at participating businesses such as Vulcan Video and Stephen F. Austin Bar and Terrace.

This year we are happy to include benefits from the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Paramount and Stateside Theatres.  Enjoy discounts on passes and badges to the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Ciné Las Americas, and of course, the 21st Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference. AFF Members also receive discounts on our annual Summer Film Camp, and free admission to our regular screening series. Plus, members received exclusive invites to our annual Hair of the Dog Brunch in March.

AFF is proud to have served the film community, both in Austin and nationally, for over twenty years. Become a Member today!*

Just a few of the AFF’s past Events:

-  A Conversation with Brian Helgeland and an Advance Screening of 42
-  A Conversation with Beau Willimon, Creator of House of Cards
A Conversation with Bill Broyles and screening of Cast Away
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A Conversation with Jim Dauterive and sneak peek of never-before-seen episodes of Bob’s Burgers

Advance Screenings:
- Begin Again
- Belle
- The Croods
- The Place Beyond the Pines

Made in Texas Screenings:
- The Three Burials of Melquiades presented by Tommy Lee Jones with Cast and Crew

Free Family Film Series:
Toy Story 2 with screenwriter Rita Hsaio
- Homeward Bound with screenwriter Caroline Thompson (July 6)
- Hook with writer/director James V. Hart (August 3)

and more!

Founded in 1993 as a non-profit organization, Austin Film Festival was the first of its kind to focus on the writer’s contribution to film and television, evolving to include all filmmakers and artists pursuing storytelling in film. AFF is now known internationally as a greenhouse for projects, and a clubhouse for legendary artists and curious newcomers alike.

The Young Filmmakers Program, which includes our Young Filmmakers Exhibition, Film Competition and Screenplay Competition, is made possible by the support of our members. This popular program is open to young people, ages 9-18, and offers them rare exposure to screenwriting, filmmaking, and television production as well as one-on-one interaction with industry professionals.

Austin Film Festival is a 501-3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. AFF has also made great strides promoting film production in Texas. Your support helps us to further the art and craft of filmmaking in our state.
*Discounts on AFF Badges and Passes determined by Membership Level.
**Members joining after September 15th will be acknowledged in the 2015 Program Book

Membership Options

Student or Senior* $35

Price: $35 To purchase, please call 800-310-3378

  • Invitations to special sneak preview screenings throughout the year**
  • Member priority seating
  • Notification of all special events and ticket discounts
  • Free admissions to “Made in Texas,” “Family Film,” and “Audience Award” Series
  • Discounted tickets to any On Story Conversation event
  • Discounted Summer Film Camp tuition
  • Choice of Vintage Commemorative Festival Poster (while supplies last)
  • Recognition in Austin Film Festival Program (Those members joining after September 15th will be acknowledged in the 2015 Program Book)

***Students must present valid student ID **** Seniors must present copy of drivers license

Basic Membership $50

Price: $50.00

  • Invitations to special sneak preview screenings throughout the year**
  • Member priority seating
  • Notification of all special events and ticket discounts
  • Free admissions to “Made in Texas,” “Family Film,” and “Audience Award” Series
  • Discounted tickets to any On Story Conversation event
  • Discounted Summer Film Camp tuition
  • Choice of Vintage Commemorative Festival Poster (while supplies last)
  • Recognition in Austin Film Festival Program (Those members joining after September 15th will be acknowledged in the 2015 Program Book)

Associate $100 YourBest Value!

Price: $100.00

  • All previous member level benefits
  • An AFF logo T-Shirt ($25 value) or AFF logo Baseball Cap ($20 value)
  • 10% discount on one (1) ANY level badge to Austin Film Festival
  • One complimentary Film Pass for the 21st Annual Austin Film Festival
  • Member only free monthly screenings at Bullock Texas State History Museum Imax theater
  • One free exhibit admission to Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Two free Paramount Theatre film passes
  • 15% discount on all food and beverage offerings year round at Stephen F’s Bar and Terrace
  • Free tickets (up to$15 value) for Hideout Theatre produced Comedy shows
  • 20% off Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival badge
  • $10 off Cine Las Americas Film Festival Badge
  • Two free rentals at Vulcan Video
  • 75% off New Movement Theater Writing Class

The Writers Circle $150

Price: $150.

AFF strives in the continuing support our mission to act as a resource for new and seasoned filmmakers and screenwriters. To further that mission, we are proud to announce our brand new level of Membership, the Writers Circle.

  • All previous member level benefits
  • We are happy to offer Writers’ Circle members receive 40% off a Final Draft subscription , valid for one year. That’s a $100 savings!
  • Take advantage of expanded components to our already fantastic Screenwriting Coverage Program. As a member of the Writers’ Circle, you receive a discount on the program fee and a guaranteed two week turnaround time on your script feedback and notes
  • Be inspired! You will receive one copy of On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft. A n invaluable resource filled with stories of inspiration and advice from prolific industry leaders such as John August, John Lee Hancock, Lawrence Kasdan, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Whit Stillman, Robin Swicord, and Randall Wallace with a special foreword by Brian Helgeland
  • A complimentary one month free subscription to The Black List
  • 20% discount on all AFF branded Merchandise
  • One complimentary copy of our DVD Best of On Story: Seasons 1-3 from our PBS aired television series. Just some of the featured guests are Shane Black, Randall Wallace, Sydney Pollack, David Milch and Damon Lindelof.
  • Finish your project! Receive discounts on both your film and screenplay submissions!
  • You will receive one invitation to our Spring Hair of the Dog Brunch, considered to be one of THE industry parties of the season to network and connect with like-minded individuals.
  • And lastly, one of THE most important benefits you receive is your discount on any one festival badge for the year! Take advantage of one of the industry’s leading events. Network and make connections with new friends and future collaborators.

·         We are happy to offer Writers’ Circle members receive 40% off a Final Draft subscription , valid for one year. That’s a $100 savings!

·         Take advantage of expanded components to our already fantastic Screenwriting Coverage Program. As a member of the Writers’ Circle, you receive a discount on the program fee and a guaranteed two week turnaround time on your script feedback and notes,

·         Be inspired! You will receive one copy of On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft. A n invaluable resource filled with stories of inspiration and advice from prolific industry leaders such as John August, John Lee Hancock, Lawrence Kasdan, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Whit Stillman, Robin Swicord, and Randall Wallace with a special foreword by Brian Helgeland

 

·         A complimentary one month free subscription to The Black List

 

·         20% discount on all AFF branded Merchandise

 

·         One complimentary copy of our DVD Best of On Story: Seasons 1-3 from our PBS aired television series. Just some of the featured guests are Shane Black, Randall Wallace, Sydney Pollack, David Milch and Damon Lindelof.

·         Finish your project! Receive discounts on both your film and screenplay submissions!

·         You will receive one invitation to our Spring Hair of the Dog Brunch, considered to be one of THE industry parties of the season to network and connect with like-minded individuals.

·         And lastly, one of THE most important benefits you receive is your discount on any one festival badge for the year! Take advantage of one of the industry’s leading events. Network and make connections with new friends and future collaborators.

Benefactor $250

Price: $250.00

  • All previous member level benefits
  • One copy of the critically acclaimed publication “On Story: Filmmakers and Their Craft”  (paperback edition)
  • You and a guest to the invite only opening night reception
  • Total of two (2) Film Passes to 21st Austin Film Festival
  • One invitation and a guest the invite only Hair of the Dog Brunch
  • Recognition on the website

Patron $500

Price: $500.00

  • All previous member level benefits
  • Choice of hard cover or soft cover one copy of the critically acclaimed publication “On Story: Filmmakers and Their Craft”  (paperback edition)
  • An additional one T-shirt or a baseball cap (total of two pieces of merchandise)

Director $1,000

Price: $1,000.00

  • All previous member level benefits
  • One (1) All-Access Producers Badge to the 2014 Austin Film Festival & Conference ($675 value)
  • Total of six (6) Film Passes to Austin Film Festival ($390 value)

Star $2,500

Price: $2,500.00

  • All previous member level benefits
  • Corporate logo on sponsor page in the AFF program
  • Two All-Access Producers Badge to the 21st Austin Film Festival & Conference ($1350 value)
  • One (1) Lonestar Badge for 21st Austin Film Festival & Conference ($150 value)
  • Invitation for one (1) to the Invitation Only Film Texas BBQ Supper during the Festival
  • Total of eight (8) Film Passes to the 21st Austin Film Festival ($520 value)

Premiere $5,000

Price: $5,000 To purchase, please call 800-310-3378

  • All previous member level benefits
  • Corporate logo on the Member page of the AFF website
  • Total of four (4) All-Access Producers Badges to the 21st Austin Film Festival & Conference ($2700 value)
  • Total of two (2) Lonestar Badges to the 21st Austin Film Festival & Conference ($300 value)
  • Total of two (2) invites to the Invitation Only Film Texas BBQ Supper during the Festival
  • Total of two (2) invites to the Opening Nights Reception during the Festival
  • Total of ten (10) Film Passes to 21st Austin Film Festival ($650 value)

Please Note:


  • If you have any questions about the Festival or your membership or badge purchases, please contact officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com or call 1-800-310-3378.
  • Percentage discounts are not valid with any other discounts
  • You must show AFF Membership Card to receive a discount at Alamo Drafthouse, Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace
  • One Guest only per membership Card!

* With copy of current school ID

** Many sneak preview screenings are for members and one guest

*** Prices on software are subject to change without notice

**** Includes an invitation to the Opening Night Reception and Film Texas BBQ

***** Special events may require purchase of separate ticket for entry