By NICK KIRBYAUSTIN, AP Film Festival USA staff writerFilmmakers and critics will gather in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 22 to watch one of the biggest independent film festivals in the world.
But that’s not the main focus of the festival.
Instead, festival director Tom Phelan says, it’s to make a statement.
“We are trying to put the spotlight on the importance of the independent film industry,” Phelans said in an interview.
“I think people are looking for a more positive image, a more uplifting picture.
It’s a little bit like when people go to the movies.
You know, you’ve got a movie that’s great.
It doesn’t mean you like it, but it’s a good movie, right?”
The festival, which has been running for 10 years, has been around since 1993.
It is sponsored by the nonprofit nonprofit Association for Independent Film, the nation’s largest independent film festival, and the American Film Institute.
The festival is the oldest independent film conference, dating back to 1928.
It hosts more than 50 film festivals each year, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
The event has an annual budget of more than $6 million.
It attracts an audience of thousands of film lovers each year.
The festival is held in Austin each year and has been there since 1997.
It features more than 120 films, many of them from emerging filmmakers.
Many are short and are only shown for the duration of a festival.
The film festival also features live music and arts performances.
There are more than 200 films at the festival each year with a total of more in production.
The biggest films that will be shown at the Austin Film Festival include the Academy Award-nominated “A Walk in the Woods” and the Oscar-nomination-winning “The Theory of Everything,” the festival said in a statement on Friday.
The award-winning documentary “A Most Violent Year” was also shown at Austin Film Fest.
The Austin Film festival will be the first festival to hold a film festival.
There are more events held each year than at any other festival.
Phelany said that while Austin Film is a big, international event, it also features regional festivals that are regional events.
“The Austin community is big enough that we feel that we can pull off a festival that fits the needs of Austin and the region,” Phelan said.
“It is an opportunity to bring together the different cities and cities and states of the United States in a way that is both welcoming and unique.”
Austin Film Fest is one of a handful of events held in the Austin area each year that include local artists and filmmakers.
The Austin International Film Fest in March drew more than 6,000 people.
The annual Film Festival of the Americas in March featured more than 10,000.
Phelan said the festival has expanded to include a second location.
It will open in April and will feature the festival’s main lineup of films.
Phean said it is also looking to expand its programming to include more events outside of the Austin festival.
“We are definitely looking at other cities, other festivals, and beyond,” Phetan said.
“In the beginning, we had a lot of conversations with other cities and festivals, but we wanted to do this for Austin and Austin is the heart of our city,” Phellan said, referring to the city in Texas.
“And then as we started to see what’s happening around the country and internationally, we were really happy to be able to bring a festival like Austin to a whole new audience.”
Phelany has been at the helm of the event since it started, and he has been impressed by the response.
“There’s a lot that goes into the Austin film festival,” Phedran said.
He said the people at the event have been incredibly supportive.
“It’s a great feeling to see people who are so passionate about their art, they just want to show their art.
That’s so special.
And to see the reaction from people who love their art and want to share it with the world.”
The festival has also become a model for other independent film events.
Last year, Austin FilmFest had more than 400 films shown, and organizers are planning another annual festival in the future.
The films at Austinfilmfest include:”Catch Me If You Can,” “Lil Baby,” “Pillow Talk,” “Vinyl,” “Carry on,” “Inner City,” “The Good Fight,” “Sideways,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Fargo,” “Tiny Furniture,” “A Trip to the Moon,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Kissing Sam,” “Big Bad,” “Birdsong,” “Black Swan,” “Racing Overdrive,” “Blacksmith,” “Guitar Hero 3,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Ghostbusters,” “Bad Words