About 2020 AutFest Texas: Autism Film Festival

AutFest Texas: The Reel Deal | Sept 13, 2020

The Autism Society of Texas is excited to bring back our fourth Autism Film Festival, AutFest Texas, at AFS Cinema, on September 13th. The event will run from approximately 5:00-9:30 pm and will include short films, feature films, panel discussion, filmmakers, and a lobby reception with appetizers, giveaways, and autistic artists displaying art (artists by invitation only). Join us for a night of film and fun!

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.
*Films are suitable for teens and up, not recommended for children, due to the subject matter which includes overcoming suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety, as well as some mild violence which could be scary for young children

Buy Tickets

Tickets will be available at the door unless we fill theater capacity before the event, but the earlier you buy, the more you save! Tickets include viewing all films and entrance to the lobby reception which includes appetizers.
AutFest At Home Ticket: $10 (per household)
Double Event Deal Ticket (AutFest At Home + AutFest Texas: The Reel Deal): $30 - February 1 - June 7
General Ticket: $35 - June 8 - Event date (TBD)
Door & Day of Event Ticket: $40 - Event date (TBD)
Buy tickets here

Sponsor the Film Festival

Do you own a business or work somewhere that would sponsor this event?
View sponsorship opportunities and register to be a sponsor 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. Theater will have adjusted light & sound to accommodate the sensory needs of our guests. Please email Jacquie (email below), with any other accommodation needs. Thank you!
5:00 | Check In 
5:15 | Short Films
6:40 | Lobby Reception
7:50 | Panel Discussion
8:30 | Feature Film
9:25| Announce Short Film Winner

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 at AutFest At Home and AutFest Texas: The Reel Deal! Details here.
Please contact Kate at kate@texasautismsociety.org if you’d like more information about the event itself. Thank you!

Make A Donation

Can’t attend? Consider making a donation instead. Donations can be made online here


Starts at:  September 13, 2020 5:00 PM
Ends at:  September 13, 2020 9:15 PM


AFS Cinema
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin,TX 78752 USA


Kate Ferguson

We couldn't do it without our sponsors!

For information about sponsoring AutFest 2020 click here.