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Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a non-exclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. Its programs empower individuals and nonprofit organizations to create film and media projects that speak to the local community, facilitate community building, and diversify the media landscape. Austin Public operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16 (cable channel 10 being the longest continually running public access station in the country) and simultaneously streams live on the Austin Public website, www.austinpublic.org.



Amplify Assembly @ Austin Public - Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6-9PM


Join Austin Public for our second annual Amplify Assembly @ Austin Public! Amplify Assembly 2017 is an official kick-off event for Amplify Austin Day and is brought to you in partnership with I Live Here I Give Here, the host of the city’s 5th annual citywide day of giving.

The event will be complete with live music and entertainment, food trucks, beverages, and (most importantly) 40+ nonprofits sharing information and opportunities for attendees to make their way to donation stations, just steps away!

Amplify Assembly will include live, on-air coverage and entertainment, all hosted by Olga Campos, community activist and former longtime KVUE news anchor. The event will be live on Ch. 10 cable access starting at 6PM and can also be live-streamed from the Austin Public website, www.austinpublicaccess.org/watch/streaming10. 


Come out, be part of the fun, and celebrate the wonderful work that nonprofits are doing in your community! We hope to see you at Amplify Assembly @ Austin Public on March 2, from 6-9M!




This workshop will cover the process of creating shorts, features and television productions from conception through delivery. Focus on this workshop will center around the production of a recent show created for Adult Swim by filmmakers Kelly Williams and Todd Rohal, who will walk the class through the entirety of that production. The workshop will consist of two three hour sessions on consecutive days.

Wedneday, February 15th & Thursday, February 16th from 6-9pm 

For more info and to register go HERE

Austin Public Producers can purchase tickets at a reduced price by contacting Yolanda Gamble at yolanda@austinfilm.org.

Bio - Todd Rohal
Todd Rohal wrote and directed the short film RAT PACK RAT, which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at Sundance 2014. His latest feature, UNCLE KENT 2, won the Audience Award for Visions at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Todd previously wrote and directed THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE (2006), which he theatrically self-distributed around the world with a single 35mm print, THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM (2011), which premiered at Sundance and was distributed by IFC Films, and NATURE CALLS (2013), which starred Patton Oswalt, Rob Riggle and Johnny Knoxville and was distributed by Magnolia Films. Todd participated in the Sundance Institute's Screenwriter's Lab in 2009 and most recently directed the sped-up feature film M.O.P.Z. for Adult Swim and episodes of the Miranda Sings series HATERS BACK OFF for Netflix.

Bio - Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams is a 2012 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and a 2015 Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum Fellow.  Along with his producing partner, Jonathan Duffy, they formed Ten Acre Films.  Their first project together was Yen Tan’s feature Pit Stop which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and was nominated for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards’ John Cassavetes Award.  They then produced Kat Candler’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival selection Hellion starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis distributed by IFC Films.  Additionally, they produced Brad Besser’s Sundance 2015 documentary Beaver Trilogy Part IV narrated by Bill Hader, as well as the Netflix acquired, 2015 SXSW competition feature 6 Years directed by Hannah Fidell and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass.  The documentary short they co-produced, “The Send-Off,” premiered at Sundance 2016 and went on to win a jury award at SXSW and the San Francisco International Film Festival.  He also produced the indie features Cinema Six and Pictures of Superheroes as well as Kat Candler’s previous short films “Hellion” (Sundance 2012) and “Black Metal” (Sundance 2013).  They are currently in post-production on Todd Rohal’s Suplex Duplex Complex for Adult Swim as well as post on Jason Headley’s A Bad Idea Gone Wrong.  Prior to a producing, Williams worked as a film programmer for various film festivals for over a decade.  While at the Austin Film Festival, he was awarded the 2007 International Film Festival Summit Excellence Award.


Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is pleased to offer a sliding scale scholarship program for annual fees and certification level courses to ensure that regardless of financial resources, members of the community have access to the means of production and an avenue to assure that their voices are heard.

To be considered for fee reductions and/or waivers, please complete our application and provide the appropriate documentation to demonstrate financial hardship.

Completing an application does not guarantee reduced or waived fees. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of availability and financial need. All applications will be acknowledged via email and they will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

If you have any questions, please email Community Media Coordinator Yolanda Gamble at yolanda@austinfilm.org. We look forward to reviewing your application and hope to see you at the station, soon!

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