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THE TEXAS FILM AWARDS

 

CHAIRS: LESYA MILAM AND SUZANNE COURT

WHAT A GREAT NIGHT FOR TEXAS FILM!

Thanks to all of our attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and staff who came together to celebrate Texas film.

Funds raised from the evening will go to programs that support filmmakers, promote film culture and build a renowned film community.

Our chairs Lesya Milam and Suzanne Court kick off the night with AFS's CEO Rebecca Campbell.



Shirley MacLaine poses with Richard Linklater after he presented her the Lifetime Achievement award.
 


We had a lively auction led by Heath Hale and his cowboy auctioneers.



After the awards show, we took the party back into the tent for good times.



Michael Shannon, Sarah Green, Jeff Nichols, Nick Kroll



Our Rising Star award went to Tye Sheridan.



Hector Galán received the Austin Chronicle Ann Richards award.


Look for more photos from the evening in our Facebook album here >>

Save the date for March 8, 2018, for the 18th annual Texas Film Awards!


 

Austin Film Society's Texas Film Awards is the year's biggest event for Texans in film, and now is the time to mark your calendar for the gala that will bring the stars of Texas to Austin for an unforgettable evening of surprises and celebration, all benefiting the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society.

Each year, the Texas Film Awards brings together legends of cinema and  television for an evening of festivities inducting industry icons into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. The event features glamorous red carpet arrivals of the evening's honorees, presenters and other special guests, followed by a spectacular catered awards ceremony, music, and a lively auction. The Texas Film Awards serves as the primary fundraiser for the AFS's year round programs that enhance the cultural landscape of our city and state.



2017 HONOREES

Hector Galan
AUSTIN CHRONICLE ANN RICHARDS AWARD
Filmmaker (CHICANO! HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT; NEW HARVEST, OLD SHAME; THE HUNT FOR PANCHO VILLA, CHILDREN OF GIANT)

Presented by Henry Cisneros

Sarah Green

Producer 
(LOVING, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, TREE OF LIFE, SONG TO SONG, MUD)

Presented by Nick Kroll

Shirley MacLaine
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Actress 
(TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, SOME CAME RUNNING, THE APARTMENT, IRMA LA DOUCE)

Presented by Richard Linklater

Jeff Nichols

Filmmaker 
(LOVING, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, TAKE SHELTER, MUD, SHOTGUN STORIES)

Presented by Michael Shannon

Tye Sheridan
RISING STAR

Actor 
(THE TREE OF LIFE, MUD, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, READY PLAYER ONE,  JOE)

Presented by David Gordon Green

 

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

STAR OF TEXAS AWARD

Accepted by Shirley MacLaine


Tables and tickets are on sale now. Book early for priority table placement today! 

See highlights from the 2016 Texas Film Awards

2017 TABLE AND TICKET BUYERS

“Producer” Table
Fairmont Austin & The Manchester Family · Amy & John McCall

“Red Carpet” Table
Deborah Green & Clayton Aynesworth/Chris Mattsson & John McHale /Jane Schweppe & Robert Johnson · Melody McCaig/Sherri West/Armando Zambrano · Lesya and Chris Milam · Rick Triplett

“Legacy” Table
The Elizabeth Crook and Marc Lewis Foundation · John Robison / Spiderwood Studios / Truth Entertainment

“Premiere” Table
Carol & Chris Adams/Maxwell, Locke & Ritter · Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas / Neon · The Austin Chronicle · Tanner Beard · Becky Beaver · Sandy Boone & Louis Black · Detour Filmproduction · Amy Edwards & Kevin Green · El Rey Network · Grande Communications · IATSE Local Chapter 484 · INDIEs · KRONIK · Anne & Mark McKinnon · Beverly & Gary Newsom · Tracy LaQuey Parker & Patrick Parker · Production 4 Use · Catherine Robb / Haynes and Boone, LLP · Tom R. Schoonover ·  Troublemaker Studios · William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

“Star Packages”
Beverly Dale · Barbara Horan · Alexandria & Mark Green


"Ticket Purchasers"
Janet Adderly · Jeryll Adler · ATX Film & Television Studios · Blair Baxter & Aaron Adams · JK Baxter Hunt & Lacy Hunt · Tanner Beard · Mike & Karen Blizzard · Suzanne Deal Booth & LeMel Humes · Bumbershoot Productions / Lone Star Film Society · Camille Scioli Chambers &  Rick Chambers ·  Judith Daiger & Katy Daiger Dial · Katrine & Bill Formby · Haydeana Gaviria & Artemio San Martin · Abby Kenigsberg · Ellen & Steve LeBlanc · Beth Lindsey-Sepko & Jimmy Lindsey · Elizabeth V. Newman · Laurence Peterson · Julianne Ritz  · Michael Roberts · Swinerton Builders · TBD Post · Heather Wagner Reed · Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

PRINCIPAL

The Austin Chronicle
Four Seasons
 


TEXAS STARS

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 
 


For information on becoming a sponsor of the Texas Film Awards, contact Charlotte Hill at 512-322-0145 x3213 or
Charlotte@austinfilm.org.