Save the Date: Texas Film Awards Returns in 2022: Lone Star Filmmakers’ Celebration Heads Downtown – Screens

Lone Star Filmmakers Celebration Heads Downtown

The last big party in Austin before COVID shut down the world in 2020 was the Texas Film Awards, the annual celebration of Lone Star film luminaries. After a sabbatical year, the shindig will be back in 2022 with a new location.

SXSW’s unofficial kickoff has been at the AFS Cinema and Austin Studios for the past few years, but for its 2022 return, it’s heading downtown to the Long Center Terrace next door. from Ladybird Lake, March 10 – yes, as always, the day before SXSW launches.

Since the class of 2001 (including Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek, groundbreaking journalist Liz Smith and a Texas-based writing duo, lone dove scribe Bill Wittliff and Kramer versus Kramer screenwriter Robert Benton), the list of Hall of Fame inductees includes IMDB-worthy Texas residents and transplants. names like Halloween director David Gordon Green (resident here for his Austin trilogy of Jo, Prince Avalancheand Manglehorn), Jeff Nichols, Robin Wright, comedy legend Carol Burnett, Renée Zellweger and good old JR Ewing himself, Larry Hagman, have all received the ultimate accolades from Texas cinema. However, it’s not just about individual artists: the Star of Texas service has dedicated itself to major projects that have defined Texas cinema, from Rio Bravo at Dazed and confused.

It’s not yet clear who will join these illustrious ranks in 2022, but considering who’s already here, it still promises to be a must-attend event. Additionally, all proceeds will go to the Austin Film Society’s ongoing initiatives to support Texan filmmakers (and future HOFers), including AFS grants to feature and short film directors. Reserve your tickets for this exclusive and always star-studded gala at

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