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  • Texas Film Commission to bring Film Friendly Workshop to 8th Annual Texas Rural Challenge Conference
    May 11, 2017 - WACO – The Texas Film Commission, a state agency within the Office of the Governor's division of Economic Development and Tourism, will bring its Film Friendly Texas workshop to Waco, Texas. The workshop is being held in partnership with the Texas Rural Challenge Conference and will take place at the Hilton Waco (113 S. University Parks Dr., Waco, TX) on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The Film Friendly Texas program provides ongoing training and guidance to statewide municipal leaders and community representatives …  Read More »

  • Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) 2017 Award Winners
    April 10, 2017 - The Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) 2017 took place from March 30 to April 9, 2017. The fest included the Texas Feature Competition, featuring films either shot in or relating to the Lone Star State. Congratulations to the Texas winners and all of the filmmakers who screened at the festival! Texas Competition, presented by Panavision •    Special Jury Prize: Mustang Island (filmed in Galveston from Austin resident, writer/director Craig Elrod) •    Grand Jury Prize: Mr. Roosevelt (filmed in Austin from University …  Read More »

  • Texas Films at SXSW 2017
    March 21, 2017 - The festival had over 40 features and shorts with Texas ties. A Bad Idea Gone Wrong won Special Jury Recognition for Best Ensemble, Dealt won the Audience Award for Documentary Features, and director Noël Wells won the Louis Black "Lone Star" Award & Narrative Spotlight Audience Award for her Austin-shot film Mr. Roosevelt. Congratulations to all of the Texas-based filmmakers and Texas-made projects that premiered at SXSW 2017! Features A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (Narrative, Dir. Jason Headley) • Filmed in Forth …  Read More »

  • Texas Film Round-Up in Fort Bend County, March 16 - 26
    February 01, 2017 - The Texas Film Round-Up provides FREE digitization for Texas-related films and videos in exchange for the donation of a digital copy of the materials to Since 2008, the program has provided new access to more than 30,000 films and videos and served hundreds of individuals and institutions.  The program is open to home movies, advertisements, local television, community films, and more. Your films and videotapes are valuable records of Texas history and culture, and with your help, Texas’ media heritage …  Read More »

  • November Newsletter: TFC on the Road
    November 15, 2016 - (Continued from the Texas Film Commission Newsletter, November 2016) In the midst of festival season, our entire team has taken part in various panels and participation across all of our industry festivals and events. We use these opportunities to showcase Texas as a hub of future productions by interacting with our workforce, sharing information on the importance of incentives, and encouraging productions and regions of Texas to increase their crew bases.  Read More »

  • AFS and Republic.TV present REDucation on November 12
    October 27, 2016 - Via Austin Film Society: Access to specialized RED camera products and RED-approved training was, until now, only available outside of Texas. Now, for the first time, through Republic.TV and AFS's partnership, you can get REDucated, right here in Austin! Republic.TV is committed to helping shooters develop hands-on, industry-specific skills through the REDucation program. Offering a fully immersive training environment, REDucation provides the on-set experience needed to feel confident when shooting with any of RED's professional cameras. This is real-world training taught …  Read More »

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