AutFest Texas 2021

 Austin | Dallas | Houston | Virtual

AutFest Texas Autism Film Festival was created by the Autism Society of Texas to foster autism acceptance by amplifying autistic filmmaker’s and storyteller’s voices and showcasing films that portray life with autism in an honest, responsible way. The films we show feature a diverse array of perspectives, experiences, ages, abilities, challenges and triumphs of people living with autism. 

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We are thrilled to announce the return of our in-person autism film festival in three locations! 
11/13 DFW area at Studio Movie Grill (Spring Valley location)
11/20 Austin at AFS Cinema on 11/20
12/11 Houston at The Monarch School 
12/12-12/19 Virtual AutFest stream from anywhere!

The event is recommended for those 18 and up due to some of the content and themes in the films. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions and planning for food quantities at each event, tickets must be purchased one week prior to the event, and no tickets will be sold at the door.

Early Bird tickets are available! Save $10 when you purchase by midnight on 10/10! Businesses and individuals can also get 15% off tickets by Becoming A Member!

2021 Feature Film Selection

Beautiful Colors of Jeremy Sicile-Kira  Close As Brothers • Exceptional Minds: What’s Your Superpower?
Fish Don’t Care When It Rains  Force of Habit  Hautism & Wilderwood  Normalcy
Through the Wall  Training & Chance: Not Your Typical Culinary Academy 

About the Event:

Food is included with admission, and will be served at all three in-person events with GF/Vegetarian options available! In Austin at AFS Cinema finger foods and heavy appetizers will be served during intermission, in Dallas guests will select their meal from from the Studio Movie Grill Event Menu which offers a selection of casual food options such as burgers, sliders, flatbreads, pizzas, and salads. In Houston at The Monarch School, which educates children and young adults with autism, their culinary program students will prepare wraps and salads for guests! Masks are required when not eating or drinking in designated areas.


5-5:25: Doors Open, Check-In, Get Beverages, etc.

5:25: Welcome & Announcements

5:30-6:30: Short Film Selections

6:30-7:15: Intermission

7:15-8:45: Announcements & Feature Film

8:45-9:00: City Audience Award Winner-Short Film Announced

*If additional time to serve food is needed, intermission time may be increased. Doors will open at 5 pm and the event will not run later than 9:30 pm, even with any changes to the above schedule.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

We will follow local, state, and federal COVID-19 safety guidelines in place at the time of the events. In addition we will be requiring masks, spacing groups out in the theater, and eating at designated areas. If we are unable to hold the event due to the pandemic, natural disaster or weather event, in-person tickets will be converted to virtual tickets.

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Thank You to our 2021 AutFest Texas Sponsors!