The Austin Film Festival's 3rd annual FILM & FOOD fundraiser will be held the evening of Wednesday, October 19, 2005. Co-hosted with Austin Monthly Magazine, FILM & FOOD takes place at the historic Driskill Hotel and all proceeds benefit the Festival's Young Filmmakers Program.
A special film premiere at the Paramount Theatre kicks off the FILM & FOOD fundraiser. The festivities continue across the street at the Driskill Hotel with Austin's finest restaurants providing the delectable cuisine and our alcohol sponsors providing the spirits. We also feature local bands on the balconies of the Driskill Mezzanine, a DJ inside and a fabulous Silent Auction.
This year's participating restaurants: Austin Land & Cattle, Dona Emilia's South American Bar & Grill, Driskill Grill, Hoovers, Kenichi, Lake Austin Spa Resort, Lisa Brooks Catering, Mars, Ranch 616, Roaring Fork, Satay, Starlite, Teo and Vivo.
FILM & FOOD is a fundraiser for our Young Filmmakers Program (YFP). Founded to introduce the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking to young people, the YFP provides students ages 9-17 with an encouraging and supportive arena in which to explore their creativity and improve their communication and storytelling skills. We offer several unique programs--Arts Education Outreach, Cinema/Television Summer Camp, Young Filmmakers Competitions & Exhibition, and panels designed specifically for students. With the exception of the Cinema/Television Summer Camp, the YFP makes all of its programs available at no cost to as many students as possible. Fundraisers like FILM & FOOD are crucial to the continuance of the Young Filmmakers Program.
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