AutFest Texas 2020: Call for Films!

December 9, 2019 all-day
Jacquie Benestante
512-479-4199, Ext. 4
AutFest Texas 2020: Call for Films!

The Autism Society of Texas is excited to host our fourth annual Autism Film Festival, AutFest Texas, at AFS Cinema in Austin on Thursday April 30, 2020. The event will run from approximately 5-9:30 pm and will include short films and a lobby reception with appetizers. Films and final schedule will be announced in January 2020 when ticket sales begin!

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: January 2020

Tickets will be on sale in January 2020, and will be available at the door unless we fill theater capacity before the event!

Short & Feature Film Selections

Film submission is now closed! We will announce films in January!

Sponsor the Film Festival

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

View Autism Film Festival sponsorship opportunities on page 4. Sponsors who donate $5000 or more over a 12 month period through event sponsorships or third party fundraisers will be recognized as a Premier Partner!

Please contact Jacquie at 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 Abby at with any other accommodation needs. Thank you!


Final schedule will be announced in January 2020 after film selection is announced, but the event will take place from approximately 5-9:30 pm.

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 coming soon!

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.

Please contact Abby at if you’d like more information about volunteering on the film festival committee, or at the event itself. Thank you!

Thank You, Sponsors!

Sponsors coming soon! Email to sponsor this event!