Activating Diverse Communities Through Film

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Film is a great vehicle to bring people together and overcome "otherness" between communities. Watching films in a social setting is an enjoyable opportunity for audiences to encounter different cultures and learn new perspectives. Local film festivals that showcase historically marginalized stories play an important role in facilitating access to these cultural experiences.

Such arts organizations have been historically underfunded, continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and face a highly competitive and saturated market of film festivals.

In response, a multicultural group of Austin-Area film festivals has formed a collaborative community to unite their audiences and resources in solidarity to preserve their role in a city experiencing rapid growth and change.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Alka Bhanot

Indie Meme Film Festival

David Finkel

Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)

Todd Hogan-Sanchez

aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival)

Hanna Huang

Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF)

Gabriel Ornelas

Cine Las Americas

This event will be in person


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