Sip & Shop
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Sip & Shop

A unique “first dibs” curation of the handmade items from local Texas makers that will be featured in our annual Holiday Market.

This special event includes an open bar, bites, silent auction, and keynote by MMAC Directors. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit MMAC's supply fund + student scholarships. Shop while making an impact on your community!

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EXHIBITION: "Flash Forward" by Carlos Mats (Xchematic)
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

EXHIBITION: "Flash Forward" by Carlos Mats (Xchematic)

Join Motion Media Arts Center for an evening with Carlos Mats of Xchematic. In his debut exhibit titled FLASH FORWARD, Mats' will display a carefully curated exhibition and celebration of Xchematic’s 14 years of professional foray into the creative, technological and artistic fields for the first time as a single, career-spanning body of work.

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Internship Meet-Up Series: Creatives For A Cause
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Internship Meet-Up Series: Creatives For A Cause

Motion Media Arts Center is excited to present the first installment in new our Internship Meet-Up Series: Creatives For A Cause, catering to community members who are interested in pathways & education in Film & Media. The event will consist of a presentation by current students who have held (or currently hold) an internship at MMAC, followed by a moderated Q&A session with MMAC Directors and a 30-minute casual networking portion.

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Loud & Clear Youth Film Festival
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Loud & Clear Youth Film Festival

A DAY FILLED WITH YOUTH FILMS, ANIMATION, & CREATIVE EMPOWERMENT!

Join us for the 2018 Loud & Clear Youth Film Fest at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

For nearly twenty years, Austin School of Film has been teaching Central Texas youth the craft of filmmaking and animation in our award-winning youth programs + camps. This year is no different! With our community partner Alamo Drafthouse Austin, ASoF will be hosting a screening and q&a with all summer youth students who partake in our 2018 summer camps. 

Each student is granted free access to the screening and all additional tickets can be purchased for $7. All ages, friends, and family are welcome to come for the big day! 

SUMMER 2018 FEATURED WORK FROM: 

  • Youth Digital Filmmaking
  • Youth Creative Animation
  • Youth Editing & After Effects
  • Youth Special FX
  • Teen Digital Filmmaking
  • Teen Creative Animation
  • Teen Editing & After Effects
  • Teen Super 8 Filmmaking
  • Teen Special FX
  • St. Andrews x ASoF Film Summer Camp
  • aGLIFF QYMP
  • maybe even a couple of surprises!
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FILM TALKS: DEATH VIRGINS
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

FILM TALKS: DEATH VIRGINS

DEATH VIRGINS is a film about a bloodthirsty feminist cult, hellbent on destroying the patriarchy. Created by two horror fans who were bored of seeing the same archaic subtext repackaged again and again, deciding to create a film that subverts and heightens sexist, racist, homophobic horror tropes.

We are transforming our 8,000 square foot warehouse into a dark mysterious viewing room with 20 ft pro-res screen and some other experiences for your senses. One of our goals with our expanded space is to transform the way we create AND consume art — making viable options for unique experiences for both the viewer and the creator. Welcome to our dungeon, drinks will be provided. #deathvirgins

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Open House
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Open House

Learn all about our classes, workshops and year-round programming at a one-hour information session located at our space in Central East Austin. 

Light refreshments provided; please RSVP so we know how many cookies we'll need to achieve maximum happiness!

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Official SXSW Showcase: Community Works
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Official SXSW Showcase: Community Works

Selected works from Austin School of Film's Narrative, Experimental, and Documentary Filmmaking courses. 

All work is created by real-life students and highlighting their experience as filmmakers and artists through new work and short films. Works extend a wide variety of mediums including: Super 8, 16mm, Digital Filmmaking and more. Come hear the stories of those who live, work and breathe in the lone star state.

This is an Official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase. More details concerning the festival can be found at SXSW.com.

Our Official SXSW page can be found here: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/films/127588
 

FILMS FEATURED: 

~ Awkwork
By: Nicolas Castro, Max Steward, Jeremy Nelson, CJ Felux

~ Veganish
By: Braze McClain, Ming Chen, Tia Williams

~ Nepal Snehi Kaakh
By: Kirtana Banskota

~ Fertile Ground
By: Ana deAlvare, Jeremy Nelson, and Andrew Maynard

~ Help
By: Andrew Garcia

~Shithole
By: Kaye McCarthy

~ Project AI
By: Andrew Moers, Dawson Gosh, Lee Donnie

~ Gemini
By: Cat Tassini

~Bittersweet
By: Izabel Sanchez

~ Unconscious Con
By: Clete Donovan, Danny Keinarth

~ Natural Beauty
By: Dara Anya

~ Str8nge Frute
By: Confucius Jones, Tia Williams

~The Cure for Monsters
By: Ashlee Harris

~ Haunted
By: Haley Geffen, Grace Olson, Mitchell Susswein, and Levi Guzman

~ Who are you? 
By: Dawson Gosh

~ Lost and Missing
By: Jeremy Nelson, Cj Felux, Caleb Lancaster, Nick Castro, Steven Pearce

~ In Progress
By: Michaela Alessandra

~ Superman
By: Ray Thomas

~ Eat Me
By: Vanessa Pla, Julia Dixon

~ Lady Lazarus
By: Sofia Martinez

~ Scrape and Slide
By: Thomas Hester

~ XO
By: Tia Williams, Confucius Jones

~ Darkness. Silence. Distance
By: Wallace Heller

~ Wanderlust
By: Anthony Schumacher, Dulce Heller, MJ Cook, Zoe Thiel, Mason Callow, Haley Geffen

~Coconut
By: Damian Miranda

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Transform Film Fest 2018
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Transform Film Fest 2018

Join us in 2018 for ATX's newest & most exciting film festival featuring women filmmakers across the Texas landscape, transforming the way we view both films and their makers. 

Transform Film Festival is produced by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas and the Austin School of Film, in partnership with the Hive Arts Collective. This event is Austin’s only festival dedicated to films exclusively created by women (cis and trans) based in Texas.

Transform Film Festival will be held here at Motion Media Arts Center on February 10, 2018 beginning at 7pm. Film categories include: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, and Animation. 

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Open House
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Open House

Learn all about our classes, workshops and year-round programming at a one-hour information session located at our space in Central East Austin. 

Light refreshments provided; please RSVP so we know how many cookies we'll need to achieve maximum happiness!

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FILM TALKS 005: Philip Eisner talks Event Horizon
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

FILM TALKS 005: Philip Eisner talks Event Horizon

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"Where we're going, we don't need eyes to see..."

Can the familiar still frighten you? How do movies marvel us with visions of a future inspired more often than not, by other movies we’ve seen? Join acclaimed screenwriter Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON) as he breaks down some well-travelled cinematic set pieces (haunted houses, mystical swords, blood-thirsty monsters) across the genres to show how writers build off memory to construct their own mythology. Featuring clips from a variety of films, this workshop is perfect for genre filmmakers and fans alike.

Eisner will be joining Other Worlds Austin Film Festival in partnership with the Austin School of Film for this free, open to the public event.  A must for writers in our community to have a chance to share and learn how a great screenwriter works and gathers inspiration! 


ABOUT PHILIP EISNER

Philip Eisner wrote EVENT HORIZON for Paramount, FIRESTARTER: REKINDLED for the Sci-Fi Channel, and MUTANT CHRONICLES for independent producer Edward R. Pressman. As a contract screenwriter, his clients include Robert DeNiro’s TRIBECA, Kevin Spacey’s TRIGGER STREET, Gale Anne Hurd’s VALHALLA, The Jim Henson Company, as well as producers Sean Daniels and Larry Gordon. He worked as a story consultant for TELLTALE GAMES, and published his first graphic novel BAD GUYS in 2010. 

When not writing, he teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension, mentors new screenwriters through Cinestory, and spends too much time playing on his Xbox. Philip Eisner received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Stanford University.


WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017

WHERE: 2200 Tillery Street - Austin, Texas 78723

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Exploded Drawing 7 Year Anniversary Invitational
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

Exploded Drawing 7 Year Anniversary Invitational

Every year for our anniversary we invite back 10 of our favorite beat makers and electronic producers from past sessions to play 10 minute sets of their original material. 10 10 minute sets, back to back. Many different sytles of electronic production covered in rapid succesion. It's very stimulating and it moves quickly so don't sleep on a minute of it. 
We'll also be celebrating the release of our new "7 Years" LP. A compilation of exclusive new music from Texas Producers. A collaborative release with the world famous Fat Beats
It will be a very special night. Always $5.

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"Elephant Keeper" Work in Progress Screening
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

"Elephant Keeper" Work in Progress Screening

Please join me at the Austin School of Film Wednesday, November 29th for a fine cut screening of Elephant Keeper, a Kindred Planet Productions' feature documentary shot in Laos.

Elephant Keeper Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/user17255072/elephantkeepertrailer1

Having moved here from Maine last month, I would like to introduce myself to the greater Austin film community, and get your feedback on the latest cut of a very special film I've been working on since 2013. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions about the production of the film, and I will be available afterward to speak with folks interested in joining the production team. 

This event is free and open to the public (suggested $10 donation). 

I look forward to meeting you, and sharing this unique story with Austin. 

About the film...
Laos, a country rich in cultural heritage and exotic beauty, was once referred to as Lane Xang, or "The Land of a Million Elephants.” There are now less than 1000 elephants remaining. At the current mortality rates, it is believed that the Lao elephant will be extinct within 50 years.

lephant Keeper goes behind the scenes at an elephant conservation center in Laos, providing a rare and intimate glimpse into the daily life of a Mahout. 

The story unfolds in the lush jungles of the Xayaburi Province, where intrepid expats, tourists, and locals seek out humane approaches to elephant conservation. Here we meet Mahout, Mr. Tong and Mae Dok, the 60-year old elephant matriarch. Elephant Keeper is an artistic piece that provides a snapshot into the life of a man fighting to preserve a dying way of life. As the narrative explores issues surrounding extinction and conservation, tensions between utilitarian versus humanitarian approaches emerge, as characters explore themes of culture and identity, economic empowerment, and environmental stewardship. 

Filmed predominantly in cinéma vérité, fly-on-the-wall footage is supplemented by Mr. Tong’s personal and reflective narrative and context-rich informal interviews with the Conservation Center’s founder and director, Sebastien Duffillot, and Tourism Coordinator, Emilie Guindon.

A film by Kate Kirby and Megan Webster

Kindred Planet Productions seeks to capture the interconnectedness of a 21st century world, raise awareness, and inspire change by bringing into focus stories from the margins.

www.kindredplanetproductions.com

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East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 2
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 2

It's that special time of year in East Austin where we all gather for conversation, empowerment and inspiration of the hundreds of artists contributing to our city's creative culture.

....It's East Austin Studio Tour.

Join us for a unique curated pop-up gallery at our creative East Austin hub featuring 20+ artists and their work spanning the entire spectrum of visual arts. We hope to inspire people of all ages with new meaningful work spanning the entire spectrum of the arts.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Abby Ruston
Adrienne Cullins
Anna Swanson
Avery Orendorf
Carlos Canales
Carmen Izurieta
Chery Henderson
Drea Peters
Dustin Pilkington
Eli Halpin
Erin Wendel
Faiza Kracheni
Heidi Lowell
Karli Isiyel
Kelsey Kilcrease
Keri Anderson
Laura Lee Romaine
Lakeem Wilson
Lorelei Linklater
Martha Wells
Mary Wendel
Meena Matai
Sarah Luna
Sasha Knight
Taylor Pilkington
Valentina Dorsa
Art Obscura: a special exhibition curated by MMAC featuring 16mm & Super 8 experimental projection.

*All artists & exhibitions are official E.A.S.T participants/events.

MINI MAKER MARKET

On November 19 from 12-4pm, MMAC will feature 15 emerging ATX creatives & their goods to promote intersection and empowerment to local brands and exhibiting artists alike. 

BrinkCraven Design
Chloe Janowski
Ethan Ham
Hermanas and Crafts
Hermanitas Boutique
Jordan Beckvonpeccoz
Kevin Chin
Las Ofrendas
Mary Monaghan
Rayne Wares
Silk Expressions
Vintage Atelier

FEATURED FOOD VENDOR

Cool Beans Eatery

CB was established in '14 by owners & Brownsville, Texas natives Rolando and Priscilla. They wanted to take everything that they loved about their culture and celebrate the abundance through a plant based menu. From tacos, tamales and tortas, we'll have one of each!

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East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 1
Nov
11
to Nov 12

East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 1

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It's that special time of year in East Austin where we all gather for conversation, empowerment and inspiration of the hundreds of artists contributing to our city's creative culture.

....It's East Austin Studio Tour.

Join us for a unique curated pop-up gallery at our creative East Austin hub featuring 20+ artists and their work spanning the entire spectrum of visual arts. We hope to inspire people of all ages with new meaningful work.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Abby Ruston
Adrienne Cullins
Anna Swanson
Avery Orendorf
Carlos Canales
Carmen Izurieta
Chery Henderson
Drea Peters
Dustin Pilkington
Eli Halpin
Erin Wendel
Faiza Kracheni
Heidi Lowell
Karli Isiyel
Kelsey Kilcrease
Keri Anderson
Laura Lee Romaine
Lakeem Wilson
Lorelei Linklater
Martha Wells
Mary Wendel
Meena Matai
Sarah Luna
Sasha Knight
Taylor Pilkington
Valentina Dorsa
Art Obscura: a special exhibition curated by MMAC featuring 16mm & Super 8 experimental projection.

*All artists & exhibitions are official E.A.S.T participants/events.

FEATURED FOOD VENDOR

Cool Beans

CB was established in '14 by owners & Brownsville, Texas natives Rolando and Priscilla. They wanted to take everything that they loved about their culture and celebrate the abundance through a plant based menu. From tacos, tamales and tortas, we'll have one of each!

About the EAST:
Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

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Holodeck Presents: Michael C. Sharp Album Release Show
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Holodeck Presents: Michael C. Sharp Album Release Show

Michael C. Sharp of Sungod has a new breakout solo album titled 'Never Enough Time' (out 10/20/17 on limited edition cassette). Holodeck Records is proud to celebrate the excellent work of one of our veterans on 11/03 at Austin School of Film

Join us for an evening of experimental tones and abstract compostition with an elite supporting bill that includes special guest Dust Witch from Massachusetts along with select visual production artists. Sponsored byMondo/MondoCon & Death Waltz Recording Company.

Doors open at 8 • $10 (free admission to MondoCon ticket holders). More details and set times TBA...

•Michael C. Sharp (ATX/Holodeck)
https://holodeckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/never-enough-time-hd041

Dallas Acid (ATX)
https://vimeo.com/48176334

Dust Witch (MASS/Death Waltz)
https://dustwitch.bandcamp.com/

pulseCoder (ATX)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCocLq9jmfQ

•Funny Games (ATX)

•DJ Windows 1995 (ATX/Holodeck)


+Video Synthesis by: Evan Henry
+Lasers by: George Hoffman

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¡ZOMBIE HAPPY HOUR!
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

¡ZOMBIE HAPPY HOUR!

Who doesn't love themed happy hours along with a little...blood? Just kidding-- well, sort of!

COME HITHER for an evening of cult zombie films, bloody bloody adult drinks, and a crash course in DIY FX zombie makeup tutorial-- just in time for Halloween!

So basically, get boozy with a bunch of fake blood with us while we project some killer cult films!

All supplies, drinks and nibbles provided.

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Birthday Party!
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Birthday Party!

We're turning 15 years old! 

Throughout the years, we have served
thousands of students directly through our year-round classes in film, art & technology, hosted hundreds of events & screenings for the community and since launching an expanded membership program in October 2016 at our new space - hundreds of new members!

We continue to partner with some pretty amazing local organizations like AGLiFF, Other Worlds Austin, Exploded Drawing, Boss Babes ATX, SXSW Film, and Hyperreal Film Club. 

We've moved a few times, been moved and continue to be inspired by what makes our city the greatest - it's strong communities who keep on keeping on, no matter the obstacles thrown in our way. 

Come celebrate with us! We'll have sweets, champagne, and exclusive discounts for upcoming classes, new membership plans and info on a couple of very special upcoming artist events!

2pm - 7pm
@ our space (2200 Tillery Street)

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