The Austin Movie Blog gives film news, views and reviews.

SXSW winner ‘Transpecos’ gets distribution deal

11:19 am Apr. 28, 2016

Here’s an uplifting tale for aspiring filmmakers out there. And it also illustrates why festivals like South by Southwest, Fantastic Fest and the Austin Film Festival are so important.

Austin resident Greg Kwedar got his debut

Austin Film Society grants open for submissions

10:07 am Mar. 31, 2016

The Austin Film Society’s annual fund for emerging Texas filmmakers, the AFS Grant, is open for submissions.

During this year’s grant cycle, AFS will hand out more than $100,000 in cash grants. The application is online at, as are grant instructions, a grant writing tip sheet and information about live instructional workshops offered in El Paso, Dallas, Houston, Forth Worth and Austin. Since 1996, the society has awarded

Linklater doc getting good reviews at Sundance

12:31 pm Jan. 27, 2016

The early reviews for “Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny” are coming in … and they’re good.

The movie, directed by Louis Black of the Austin Chronicle and Karen Bernstein, had its premiere on Tuesday at the

A few nifty repertory screenings this weekend

3:03 pm Jan. 8, 2016

Austin continues to be a magnificent city to see awesome old movies on a big screen.

Jacques Tati’s  Monsieur Hulot deals with modernity in “Mon Oncle”(1958), which picked up an Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

Texas Film Awards set for March 10

11:50 am Nov. 24, 2015

The Austin Film Society announced Tuesday that it will be hold the Texas Film Awards on March 10 at Stage 7 of Austin Studios.

The annual event honors the best of Texas films, with red-carpet arrivals,