Austin Film Festival is pleased to announce the 12th annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, an evening dedicated to honoring Austin as both a nationally recognized thriving film industry and renowned culinary hotspot. Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, this evening of specialty cocktails by Twin Liquors and innovative cuisine presented by some of Austin’s most notable chefs, brings together Austinites and visitors alike to celebrate the arts. The silent auction presents the very best in luxury items, trips, and experiences.

Proceeds benefit Austin Film Festival’s On Story® Project. The On Story® Project encompasses AFF’s PBS affiliated show On Story, the book series On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft; and the On StoryPodcasts — all produced off various recordings captured from past Festivals & year-round events. TheOn Story archive is also made available to students through AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program, which introduces young people to the film industry and provides new mediums for them to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the arts community as a whole. The On Story Project shares 20 years of wonderful experiences and knowledge from screenwriters such as Sydney Pollack, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and Vince Gilligan, just to name a few. You can view past episodes and podcasts at, subscribe to our podcasts via iTunes, or find more information and purchase On Story: Screenwriters and Their Crafthere.

2014 Honorary Chair

Cary Fukunaga– Director of True Detective

2014 Restaurants

Crave RestaurantFinn & PorterThe Driskill HotelJ. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen and LoungeEddie V’s Prime SeafoodMoonshine Patio Bar & GrillPinkberry Frozen YogurtRanch 616The Winflo Osteria –  – Polkadots Cupcake FactorySweet Marie Inc.Urban an American GrillWhole Foods Market Say Cheese Lounge– Passion Cafe- Siena Ristorante Toscana– Le Cordon Bleu

Event Coordinator

Michelle Randolph Faires

2014 Committee

Carla Click – David & Sharlym Gil – Lyndsi Jewell – Joey & Allison Kindred – Richard & Laura Kooris – Alex & Heather Ladage – Monica Lund – Avery & Amanda Martin – Joe Miguez – Barbara Morgan – Ryan Shelton – Michael Simons – Andrew & Melissa Shea

2014 Music

Elizabeth McQueen






Susan Longley

Patricia Albright & Michael Blair

Ronald Mayhorn, M.D.

Richard & Laura Kooris

Alex & Heather Ladage


Holt Atherton Foundation

David & Sharlym Gil

Akin Gump Stauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Hohmann, Taube & Summers LLP

Monica Lund



About The Author

Hayden Walker
Executive Editor | Co-Publisher

Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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