The 10th Annual Film & Food Party will kick off the 19th Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel. The Film & Food Party is an evening dedicated to honoring Austin as both a nationally recognized thriving film industry and a renowned culinary hot-spot. The evening will include specialty cocktails by Twin Liquors and innovative cuisine presented by some of Austin’s hottest restaurants, bringing together Austinites and visitors alike to celebrate the arts.
Last week, Austin Film Festival (AFF) announced that writer/director/producer Robert Rodriguez will serve as this year’s honorary chair. In addition to attending Austin Film Festival for years, Rodriguez has a long history of supporting young filmmakers and the arts in Austin. A Texas native, Rodriguez grew up in San Antonio, later attending the University of Texas. Over the course of his dynamic career, he has produced over 16 films, including iconic titles such as Desperado, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Machete, Sin City, Grindhouse and the popular Spy Kids franchise. Rodriguez continues to produce his films outside of the Hollywood system, setting production in Austin at Troublemaker Studios.
Proceeds from the event benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program. The Young Filmmakers Program was founded to encourage students age 9-18 to explore their creativity and improve their literacy skills through the arts of screenwriting and film making. Programs are offered for free through AISD schools and partner organizations and grant more than 300 students and teachers scholarships to the annual Austin Film Festival & Conference.
The event will be a gathering of creative minds, with industry icons including top filmmakers and screenwriters joined by the culinary talents behind Foreign & Domestic, Olive & June, Swift’s Attic, Haddington’s, TRACE, Trento and many more.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 7-10 p.m.
604 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701
TICKETS: $90 in advance/$100 at the door. $75 tickets available for AFF Members and Badge Holders. Call 512-478-4795 or purchase your tickets here.