2017 Autism Film Festival

AutFest Texas: Autism Film Festival & Casino Party

The Autism Society of Texas is excited to host our second annual Autism Film Festival, AutFest Texas, at Alamo Drafthouse with a Casino Party at The Highball on Sunday November 12, 2017. The films will run from 12:30- 10 pm, with the Highball party from 5-8 pm.

Why a film festival? Through film and video we can raise awareness in a broader community about life with autism. Through film we can show a range of ages and abilities, challenges and triumphs, (however big or small), that living with autism can bring. Viewers can also witness the dedication and support needed to give individuals with autism the greatest chance of reaching their full potential. Through film, we tell our story. All funds raised at the Autism Film Festival will stay here in Texas to support our mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism through free programming, information & support, education, advocacy, recreation, and community inclusion events.

Buy Tickets

Ticket Options

AutFest Ticket (Films & Party): This guarantees entrance to all films, as well as our party at The Highball. The AutFest ticket includes a drink ticket, appetizers & casino games at the Highball party, and popcorn at the movies. AutFest Ticket is $75.

Party Only Ticket: This ticket gets you into the party at the Highball which includes free casino games, drink ticket, appetizers, Paddles Up, and silent auction. Party Ticket is $50.

Individual Film Only Tickets: We are offering a limited number of tickets to individual films for $20 each, which includes non-alcoholic drink & popcorn.

Tickets on sale here.

Short Films

Tom’s Story | Alphabet Mission to Mars | Catsperger | 17th Abandonment | Cannabis for Autism: Stories of Hope | Acceptance | My Eyes

Short films will be shown beginning at 7:30 pm, for approximately 45 minutes. The titles above are for selection only, not in the order being shown. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who was selected!

Sponsor the Film Festival

Do you own a business or work somewhere that would sponsor this event?

View sponsorship opportunities: 2017 AutFest Sponsorship Packet

Sponsor the film festival online here.

Please contact Suzanne at suzanne@texasautismsociety.org  if you have questions about sponsorship.


About AutFest Texas

Films will be about autism or made by autistic filmmakers. Theaters will have adjusted light & sound to accommodate the sensory needs of our guests. Audio description available. Please email us at info@texasautismsociety.org with any other accommodation needs. Thank you!


12:30 pm: “Temple Grandin”, followed by panel discussion on women and autism

Trailer for “Temple Grandin”

3:30 pm:  “Swim Team”

Trailer for “Swim Team”

5 pm: Party at The Highball

7:30 pm:  Submitted short film selections.

8:30 pm: “Autism in Love”

“Autism in Love” trailer

9:45 pm: Closing Discussion

10:00 pm: Event ends

Honor an Autism Star!

An Autism Star could be a child or adult on the autism spectrum, friend, family member, colleague, therapist, educator, or an organization that you feel has helped connect individuals with autism to the support and resources they need. Recognize others by purchasing screen space during the slide show before films begin and your “Star” will be honored on the big screen! Details here.

Interested in volunteering? 

We are seeking people to assist us getting sponsorships, soliciting silent auction items & other tasks. We also need volunteers the day of the event.

Sign up here on our volunteer interest list.  

Please us at info@teaxasautismsociety.org if you’d like more information about volunteering or the event itself. Thank you!

Make a Donation

Can’t attend? Consider making a donation instead. Donations can be made online here.

Thank You To Our Sponsors! 

2016 Autism Film Festival