Autism Film Festival & Casino Party

October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse & The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Jacquie Benestante
Autism Film Festival & Casino Party @ Alamo Drafthouse & The Highball | Austin | Texas | United States

The Autism Society of Central Texas invites you to our first ever Autism Film Festival at Alamo Drafthouse, with a Casino Party at The Highball, presented by Catapult and Microsoft. The Autism Film Festival features 3 films with the Casino Party after the first feature. The Casino Party includes food, fun, music, casino games, Paddles Up, and a raffle!

Why a film festival? Through film and video we can raise awareness in a broader community about life with autism. The films show a range of ages and abilities, and the challenges and triumphs, (however big or small), that living with autism can bring. Viewers will also witness the dedication and support so many families provide to give individuals with autism the greatest chance of reaching their full potential. These films tell our story.

All funds raised will stay here to support our mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism through education, support, recreation & advocacy.


Doors open 30 minutes before films begin.
2:30 pm: “The Family Next Door” with panel discussion following the film.
Trailer for “The Family Next Door”

5 pm: Casino Party at The Highball begins

7:30 pm: “Life, Animated”
Trailer for “Life Animated”

9:30 pm: “Jack of the Red Hearts”
Trailer for “Jack of the Red Hearts”

There are 3 different ticket types; films only, party only, or a combo ticket which covers your entrance to all films and the party! Ticket quantities are limited due to theater & venue capacity, so buy your ticket early! Buy tickets or get more information here.

Sponsor the Event:
We couldn’t do the work we do without the support of local therapy providers and businesses. If you own a business, please review the many sponsorship options and consider supporting our local autism community! We also have family & nonprofit sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship information here.


We have many volunteer needs.  We need assistance getting raffle items, we can provide a list of items we need, we also need volunteers for the day of the event. A 2 hour minimum time commitment is required. Volunteers will receive a ticket to attend the Casino Party at The Highball. Please contact Jacquie if you are able to volunteer or need more information.