(AUSTIN, TX)—Austin Film Society celebrates the 13th annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards at Austin Studios on Thursday March 7th, honoring a legendary group of Texan artists in film and television. This year’s honorees are an illustrious group and include Academy, Golden Globe, Gotham, Spirit and Emmy Award-nominated actors. The Texas Film Hall of Fame is the state’s premier celebration of film and television. One hundred percent of the evening’s proceeds benefit the Austin Film Society’s filmmaking grants and educational programs, which discover and fund emerging talent throughout the state of Texas, often launching significant careers in the arts.
“We at the Austin Film Society are delighted and humbled to induct such a remarkable group of distinguished artists into the Hall of Fame,” said AFS Executive Director Rebecca Campbell. “Aside from being one of the most fun nights of the year in Austin, the amazing thing about the Hall of Fame Awards is that it sustains the Austin Film Society’s year-round work to support filmmakers, enabling us to shepherd the next generation of exceptional Texas artists.”
The 2013 inductees to the Hall of Fame include actors Annette O’Toole, Henry Thomas, Stephen Tobolowsky and Robin Wright, and the film DAZED AND CONFUSED. Legendary comedic actress Julie Hagerty will be presenting Stephen Tobolowsky with his award.
The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards is the premier celebration of film artists in the State of Texas. The event brings together legends of cinema, television and music for an unforgettable evening of festivities benefitting the Austin Film Society’s programs for emerging filmmakers. All of the proceeds from the gala support AFS film grants and education, discovering and funding talented Texas artists, often launching their filmmaking careers. The Texas Film Hall of Fame is one of Austin’s most highly anticipated gala events. This year’s event heralds Austin Studios’ expansion. The Austin Film Society plans to convert the former National Guard Armory into a creative media hub where diverse filmmakers and cinephiles can meet, inspire, teach and support one another. To celebrate this milestone, AFS will magically transform Stage 7 into an elegant gala setting, featuring delicious cuisine, cocktails and wine and a lively awards show.