2018 Autism Film Festival

AutFest Texas: Autism Film Festival

The Autism Society of Texas is excited to host our third annual Autism Film Festival, AutFest Texas, at AFS Cinema in Austin on Sunday November 4, 2018. The event will run from approximately 4-9 pm and will include short films, a lobby reception with appetizers, and a silent auction. Film schedule will be announced soon, and tickets are on sale now!

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

Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door unless we fill theater capacity before the event! Click here for tickets.

Short & Feature Film Selections

Congratulations to the following films selected for AutFest Texas 2018!

Short Film Selections*

Blue, Easy As Pie, Escape From the Zoo, Fierce Love & Art, Jamie’s Paper Train, Mr. Joe, Ukelayla, Yelkenkaya

Feature Film
A Boy Called Po

*Short films are in alphabetical order, not the order they will be shown at the film festival.

Bid in our Silent Auction!

Check out the amazing items we have! Our auction is online and bidding ends during the event. You do not need to attend the event to bid and win items.

Check out the silent auction here.

Sponsor the Film Festival

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

View sponsorship opportunities: 2018 Film Fest Sponsorship Packet

Sponsor the film festival online here.

Please contact Jacquie at Jacquie@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. Please email us at info@texasautismsociety.org with any other accommodation needs. Thank you!


3:30 PM: Check-in begins.
4:00 PM: Short film selections, followed by a panel discussion on autism issues.
6:00-7:15 PM:  Lobby reception. Includes heavy appetizers and silent auction.
7:20 PM: Feature film selection, “A Boy Called Po“.
8:55 PM: Short film award winners announced.
9:05 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.

Volunteer on the planning committee here

Sign up to help on the day of the event here.

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 2018 Sponsors!












Autism Film Festival