Dazed And Confused: A Reflection Of An Old Classic

The Austin Film Festival and Conference is entering its 19th year. Festivities begin October 17th with the Film & Food Party. Native Texan Robert Rodriquez is this year’s honorary chairperson. The Film & Food Party celebrates Austin’s thriving film industry, http://www.tvsavings.org, as well as its spectacular culinary scene. Proceeds benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program. October 18th officially kicks-off 4 days of panels and workshops and 8 nights of films and parties. David Chase’s “Not Fade Away” will be the opening night film.Check out this link here. “Not Fade Away” is part of the Marquee Screening Series which includes an additional 24 films, including Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet: The Sapphires”. New this year is the Guest Programmers Series. Here panelists, such as Chris Carter and Eric Roth, will present and discuss films. Other festival series include Comedy Vanguard, Dark Matters, Family Films, Passport To Africa and Texas Independents. If you want to catch all 8 nights of films and a party of two, buying a badge is the only route to go. With the Lone Star badge you can see all 8 nights of films and attend 2 parties, while the Producer badge gives you access to everything and every party the Austin Film Festival has to offer!

South By Southwest Unites Film, Music, and Technology

South By Southwest Unites Film, Music And Technology

Austin Music And Movie Scene
Each year, thousands of people come to Austin to celebrate SXSW. This is one of the most cherished and celebrated music and art festivals on the planet. In fact, hundreds of directors, bands, artists and celebrities come to Austin to make an appearance. This has a myriad of benefits for the local Austin film scene. On the one hand, this unites all the Continue reading ‘South By Southwest Unites Film, Music, and Technology’ »

Everything You Need to Know About South by Southwest

South by Southwest or SXSW is a popular music, film and interactive technology festival that takes place every spring in Austin. The film portion of the festival is dedicated to featuring new directors. Since its inception in 1987, the festival has grown a little each year; in 2011, it lasted for ten days. Here is a look at everything you need to know about SXSW:

1. SXSW produces more revenue for Austin than any other event. In 2011, it has a 167 million impact on the city.

2. It is held at the Austin Convention Center.

3. The festival began as a Continue reading ‘Everything You Need to Know About South by Southwest’ »

How Austin Connects Live Music And Film Making

“Keep it Weird” is the defacto motto for Austin, Texas. This progressive enclave in the heart of the Lone Star State is home to musicians, writers, poets and filmmakers. Nowhere does the melding of film and music more cutting edge than deep in the heart of Texas.

Austin City Limits

Austin was one of the first cities outside Los Angeles and Nashville to successfully launch a TV series of a live-format music genre. The now famous and ubiquitous “Austin City Limits” established the melding of music with film (in the form of TV). Austin City Limits is considered the Continue reading ‘How Austin Connects Live Music And Film Making’ »

Reasons We Love the Comedy Classic Office Space?

The movie “Office Space” opened in 1999 with little fanfare. The film was not a flop, but made very few waves at the box office. The movie starred Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston and was directed by Mike Judge. At the time Judge was best know for his animated shows “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “King of the Hill.”

After a mediocre box office run, “Office Space” started attracting fans when it was released to home video. Shortly after that, cable networks started airing the film, which drew Continue reading ‘Reasons We Love the Comedy Classic Office Space?’ »

Why The Austin Film Scene Is Exploding?

When people are asked where in the United States films have been made in, the general answer is that it was probably Hollywood. Most people would be surprised to discover how many films are actually filmed in Austin, Texas. Austin has always been an artsy city, and though movies have not gained it the reputation that its music has, their movies have been shown across the nation just the same.
The list of big name movies produced in Austin is truly surprising. Austin Studios alone has produced movies including Miss Congeniality, Secondhand Lions, and Friday the 13 Continue reading ‘Why The Austin Film Scene Is Exploding?’ »

Austin: From Music Capital To Thriving Film Scene

Most people who are at all familiar with Austin, Texas are aware that Austin is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” What some may not know is that quite a number of movies have been filmed in this very progressive and unique Texas town. From the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974 to the quirky What’s Eating Gilbert Grape starring Johnny Depp in 1993 and the recently well done remake of True Grit in 2010, Austin has been the site of a variety of Continue reading ‘Austin: From Music Capital To Thriving Film Scene’ »

The Austin Film Festivals: Everything You Need To Know

The Austin Film Festival and Conference is entering its 19th year. Festivities begin October 17th with the Film & Food Party. Native Texan Robert Rodriquez is this year’s honorary chairperson. The Film & Food Party celebrates Austin’s thriving film industry, as well as its spectacular culinary scene. Proceeds benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program.
October 18th officially kicks-off 4 days of panels and workshops and 8 nights of films and parties. David Chase’s “Not Fade Away” will be the opening night Continue reading ‘The Austin Film Festivals: Everything You Need To Know’ »