The 2018 Texas Film Awards were held at the newly renovated AFS Cinema in Austin, TX on Thursday evening, March 8. Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards is the year’s biggest event for Texans in film. Now in its 18th year, the Texas Film Awards brings together legends of cinema and television for an unforgettable evening of festivities inducting industry icons into the Texas Film Hall of Fame, all benefiting the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society.
The 2018 Honorees included Eight-time Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and director Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread, Boogie Nights), who received the inaugural Jonathan Demme Award, and actor Armie Hammer, star of Best Picture Oscar nominee Call Me By Your Name, received the Variety One to Acclaim Award. Presenters included AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater; Timothée Chalamet,Thandie Newton, AFS CEO Rebecca Campbell; AFS Head of Film & Creative Media Holly Herrick; AFS TFA Chair & Executive Editor of Texas Monthly Kathy Blackwell; AFS Founding Board Member Louis Black; Regina Hall, Robert Rodriguez; Elizabeth Chambers, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Nicholas Rutherford, Russell Wayne Groves, Augustine Frizzell, Toby Halbrooks, Taylor Ellison, and Katie Kime.
About Austin Film Society
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international, and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after-school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community.
To learn more about the AFS Cinema or about Austin Film Society’s mission visit: www.austinfilm.org and follow @AustinFilm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.