There’s a film festival revolution going on and i’m on a mission to make sure you know about it! First up is the Austin Revolution Film Festival this weekend 20th-24th Sept and the calendar is cracking! From hosting a Surviving Film Festivals Panel, to how to get through writers cramp to the Independent Women in film Panel – it’s going to be a jammed packed weekend for networking and viewing the nominations before the big bang awards ceremony.
With 21 feature screenings, and categories that include shorts, web series, music videos and trailors – Austin Revolution Film Festival is breaking new ground by showing real local talent and supporting the next generation of film festivals – truly a film festival for the people by the people.
The team behind the Austin Revolution Film Festival prepares for their 5th year in celebrating independent film. Created by University of Texas alums James Christopher, Nathan Bybee, Jessica Bybee and Chris Copple, the festival strives to bring truly independent movies to the Texas capital – Oh i wish we were there!
Austin Revolution Film Festival has exploded in it’s popularity with independents as they put together an big program with a focus on networking events, ranking at #4 of over 4,000 on film festival aggregator Film Freeway, the people have spoken.. the revolution is here.
This season, films will screen at some of Austin’s best venues, including the Alamo Drafthouse and the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in. These venues have welcomed the festival and its program with open arms. Between these venues and the main festival location at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel the sold out screenings are expected!
This year, over 1,200 films were submitted to the festival. From those 1,200, over 130 features, shorts, web series and music videos were selected. Those films represent a vast array of regions and filmmakers. The competition is divided amongst teams from Texas, the United States and a strong international representation. As per the mission of the festival, the festival will continue to focus on the impact of Women in Independent Film. In addition, this year, the festival will shine a special light on films by Veterans, LGBTQ films and other groups.
Austin, Texas has long been known as a centre for the independent film world and the Austin Revolution Film Festival brings a special element to that community by focusing on films that might not be seen in town due to budget or lack of studio status.
Get down there to see the talent or kick start your film making career