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PARTY FOR A CAUSE
Feb
28
9:00 PM21:00

PARTY FOR A CAUSE

Join us for a night of music, drinks, bites, and our biggest raffle yet: multiple chances to win classes, memberships, and exclusive prizes!

Our first (ever) annual PARTY. FOR. A. CAUSE. will host on February 28, 2019 at Motion Media Arts Center from 9pm - 12am as part of #AmplifyAustin.

All proceeds generated will go towards Motion Media Arts Center and sustaining our programs: Austin School of Film and Austin Cinemaker Space.

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Groundwork: Artists Taking Risks
Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Groundwork: Artists Taking Risks

A space for diverse artists to experiment, take chances in a safe space, and support each other. Come join our community of diverse artists in this bimonthly works-in-progress event. Contact us to sign up for a slot for you or your group; artists of color are especially welcome!

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FemBeat: Felice Trirogoff Premiere + Party
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

FemBeat: Felice Trirogoff Premiere + Party

Join us at Motion Media Arts Center to celebrate the premiere screening of FEMBEAT: FELICE TRIROGOFF with a raffle, craft market, music, and Q&A with Felice Trirogoff and directors Samantha Skinner and Kayla Abuda Galang. Complimentary drinks will be provided by our event partners, Hops and Grain and Austin Eastciders!

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AKIRA: Live Scored by the Switched On Ensemble
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

AKIRA: Live Scored by the Switched On Ensemble

The Switched On Ensemble, a new supergroup of employees from Austin’s synthesizer headquarters featuring Joey Postiglione, Patrick Edwards and JU4N Cisneros, will perform a once-in-a-lifetime, concrete-shaking, brain-searing original score in accompaniment of the film at 8pm.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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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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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