The Attic Film Fest

The Attic Film Fest

By Loretta Mach

Austin is well known for its variety of film festivals. Wouldn’t it be great if the city had a Christian film festival? What if for a small fee audiences got the chance to see maybe 15 or more films? Guess what? Austin has such a Fest! The Attic Film Fest (TAFF) is now in its 5th year showing the best in independent Christian films.

TAFF started in 2008 with only five films and 12 audience members. The catalyst that moved TAFF towards a second film fest was the encouraging reactions to the winning film Binding Faith. Each year since, quality films are chosen to compete that explore, explain, or emulate the Gospel, the truths of the Gospel, or the themes of the Gospel. Dr. Jamee Kennedy, Executive Director of The Attic Film Fest, sums up TAFF’s mission, “We aim to support and empower independent filmmakers to spread Christ’s message through film.”

In addition, TAFF 2012 will combine the film fest with the Attic World Ministry Fair. The fair highlights non-profit groups that reach Austin and beyond by providing business opportunities, health care, food and shelter, and many, many other services. The free fair will take place on Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00a – 2:00p.

Competition films (those competing for cash awards) and missional films (World Ministry Fair) are also shown at TAFF. Types of films include documentaries, short, and feature films. The fest opens by showing TAFF 2011 winning films on Friday, March 30th at 7:00p. For a weekend of watching movies with a “higher purpose” and discovering more about world ministries, come to The Attic Film Festival March 30-31st at For the City Center, 500 East St. Johns Ave.

For tickets, schedules, and more, visit: www.atticfilmfest.org.

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