Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced that executive producer and director of “True Detective” Cary Fukunaga will host the 12th anniversary celebration of their annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, benefiting AFF’s On Story® Project. The Film & Food Fundraising Party will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX and kicks off the 21st Annual Festival & Conference.
AFF’s Film & Food Fundraising Party is an evening dedicated to honoring Austin as both a nationally recognized thriving film industry and a growing culinary hotspot. Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, this evening of specialty cocktails by Stella Artois, Patron Spirits and Twin Liquors and innovative cuisine, presented by some of Austin’s most respected and well-loved restaurants, brings together Austinites and visitors alike to celebrate the arts. A silent auction presents the very best in luxury items, trips and experiences. Local Austin musician Elizabeth McQueen will be performing at the event and is currently the vocalist for the nine-time Grammy award winning band, Asleep At the Wheel.
There will be the chance to bid in silent auctions where the proceeds will benefit Austin Film Festival’s On Story® Project. Some of the auction items include wine tastings and tours, show tickets at the Long Center, nights at the St. Cecilia, jewelry from Russell Korman Jewelry, signed movie posters and much more.
It’s also a great time to rub elbows with some of the top filmmakers and screenwriters coming to AFF for the 21st festival and conference. Previous guests of the Film & Food party included Shane Black, Robert Rodriguez, and Alexis Bledel.
The event will be a gathering of creative minds, with industry icons joined by the culinary talents behind The Driskill Hotel, J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Passion Café, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Polkadots Cupcake Factory, Ranch 616, Sweet Marie Inc., Urban an American Grill, Whole Foods Market Say Cheese Lounge, Winflo Osteria and many more.
Proceeds benefit Austin Film Festival’s On Story® Project. The On Story® Project encompasses AFF’s PBS affiliated show On Story, the book series On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft; and the On Story Podcasts — all produced off various recordings captured from past Festivals & year-round events. The On Story archive is also made available to students through AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program, which introduces young people to the film industry and provides new mediums for them to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the arts community as a whole. The On Story Project shares 20 years of wonderful experiences and knowledge from screenwriters such as Sydney Pollack, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and Vince Gilligan, just to name a few.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 7PM - 10PM
Tickets are $100 in advance/$125 at the door
$80 tickets available for AFF Members and Badge Holders
Call 512-478-4795 or visit austinfilmfestival.com for tickets