Austin Film Festival Announces 11th Annual Film And Food Party

To celebrate the burgeoning foodie scene and thriving film culture in Austin, Texas, the Austin Film Festival and Conference recently announced its plans to host the 11th annual Food and Film Party at the luxurious and historic Driskell Hotel. If you are a student attending a Texas culinary school, you don’t want to miss this exciting event on October 23, 2013.

Great food and film for a great cause
Not only will party goers get to wine and dine with famous filmmakers from all over the world, the event will feature specialty cocktails from Twin Liquors. The spread of culinary delights will also display the works of some of Austin’s hottest chefs, which is sure to draw in a crowd of locals and visitors alike. There are several live and silent auctions taking place throughout the night.

Funds from the event benefit the Austin Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Program, which was created to help children and adolescents ages 9 through 18 pursue their creativity through screenwriting, scoring and filmmaking. This program helps fund grants for more than 300 student and teacher scholarships so that the arts in Austin continue to flourish and become household names for future generations of Texans.

The Austin Film Festival has gained a lot of clout in the filmmaking scene in recent years, as South by Southwest and other events have put the city on the map for independent artistic endeavors. Chefs in Texas culinary schools could have the unique opportunity to rub elbows with some of the biggest and up-and-coming stars in the film scene.

Austin’s best chefs on display
More than 20 area restaurant chefs will also be present for the event, including cooking aficionados from eateries like Olive & June, TRACE, Foreign & Domestic, The Carillon, Trento and Swift’s Attic, just to name a few. Some of the live auction items include a trip to Los Angeles to visit the set of “American Idol” or “True Blood,” as well as a trip for two to San Francisco to check out a private tour of PIXAR Animation Studios.

Whole Foods Market, a well-known establishment in the foodie world and an Austin-based company, is one of the sponsors of the event, along with beer giant Stella Artois and Twin Liquors.

If you are a student in a Texas culinary school and want to meet some of your favorite local and regional celebrity chefs, don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy some fantastic food and film in the fall.

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