Join us for three days of film, learning, and more at the Palmer Events Center and Brass House Jazz Club
When we were tossing around this idea for a festival here in Austin, we had the pleasure of working with Austin-born Julius Tennon and the wonderful Viola Davis in building the brand from the ground up. Through our growing pains, they have provided their knowledge, experience, and even their own resources in order for us to make waves in this competitive industry. Now, in year three, we celebrate the names who have helped us build ours.
To Julius and Viola: Thank you for helping us develop a more diverse, empowering, and fun film industry!
Our inaugural year in 2013 at the Omni Hotel and Stateside at the Paramount was a resounding success. A heartwarming turnout, incredible films, and industry names like Julius Tennon and Deborah Riley Draper made our first festival beyond memorable.
2014 brought exciting changes: new venues and partners in the Palmer Events Center and the Brass House Jazz Club, amazing guests, and even more great films. With dancing, theatre, art exhibits and more, Year Two was even bigger than our first.
We've compiled a list of nearby hotels so you can stay close to the action in downtown Austin.