Activating Diverse Communities Through Film

Mar 13, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Activating Diverse Communities Through Film, Mar 13, 2023

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.

photo of Alka Bhanot
Alka Bhanot

Indie Meme Film Festival

photo of David Finkel
David Finkel

Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)

photo of Todd Hogan-Sanchez
Todd Hogan-Sanchez

aGLIFF (Austin's LGBTQ+Film Festival)

photo of Hanna Huang
Hanna Huang

Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF)

photo of Gabriel Ornelas
Gabriel Ornelas

Texas Film Commission

Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Interactive Badge