A Complete Guide to the 2016 Austin Film Festival Parties and Events

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Film & Food Fundraising Party
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos, Austin, TX 78701, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
The 14th annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, an evening dedicated to celebrating Austin’s thriving film industry and famous culinary talent featuring Phil Rosenthal. Click here for more information.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

Austin Film Commission Opening Night Reception
Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E Segovia Street Austin, TX 78702, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Open to Producers Badges only. Shuttles run continuously from 4:30pm – 7:30pm

WGA West Late Night Welcome Party
213 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 11:00pm – 1:00am
Must have an AFF Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on theWGA West Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Film Texas BBQ Supper
French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street Austin, TX 78702, 4:45pm – 6:45pm
Open to Producers Badges only. Shuttles run continuously from 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Filmmakers Meet Up
Lucky Lounge, 209 W 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
A place for Filmmakers premiering at the festival to mix and mingle. Film Department Guest List Only.

Filmmakers Happy Hour presented by The Tracking Board
213 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 11:00pm – 1:00am
Hosted by Jeff Nichols. 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. Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the Tracking Board Guest List for entry.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Awards Luncheon presented by AKR Foundation
The Austin Club, 110 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 12:15pm – 2:15pm
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. Featuring Paul Feig, Marta Kauffman, and Nancy Meyers.

Wine Tasting presented by Chloe Wine Collection
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Join us for the post-game party, hosted by Chloe Wine Collection. 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, Capital, Conference, Producers, and Press Badge for entry.

Screenwriters Happy Hour presented by Nickelodeon
The Madison 307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Second Rounders, Semifinalists, Finalists and Screenplay Competition Judges for mixing and mingling. Competition advancers and judges make for an exciting atmosphere perfect for a lively exchange. Screenplay Competition and Nickelodeon Guest List Only.

Pitch Finale Party presented by Virtual Pitch Fest
Speakeasy
412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Featuring Lindsay Doran, Craig Mazin, and Edward Ricourt, 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 2017 Festival and Conference. Must have an AFF Lone Star, Capital, Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on the Virtual Pitch Fest Guest List for entry.

Heart of Film Conference Party
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Drive Austin, TX 78704, 11:00pm -1:00am
Featuring special guest Shane Black. Open to Producers, Conference, and Capital Badges only. Shuttles run continuously from 10:30pm – 1:30am.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16

Hair of the Dog Brunch
Ranch 616, 616 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701, 10:00am – 11:15am
Hosted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. 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.Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

On Story Party
Antone’s Night Club, 305 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Featuring Barbara Morgan and Maya Perez. Celebrate another successful conference and see what’s on the horizon for the 2017 Season of On Story.
Must have an AFF Capital, Conference, Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Film Pass Party
Fado Irish Pub, 214 W. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 10:00pm – 1:00am
Take a break from the first 6 days of films and enjoy a complimentary beer! 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, Capital, Conference, Producers, or Press Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Closing Night Party presented by Dove Chocolate
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 107 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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 23rd Anniversary of AFF and make plans to attend next year! Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


See the complete schedule of events on the official Austin Film Festival website.

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