Rebecca Campbell

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This week’s guest is Rebecca Campbell, CEO of the Austin Film Society.

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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell has served as chief executive of the Austin Film Society since 1998.

Rebecca holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining AFS, she spent 12 years in the nonprofit sector, serving as Executive Director of two statewide California organizations, following which she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Video and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.

During her tenure, the Film Society has created and developed Austin Studios (a 20-acre film and creative media production facility), founded the Texas Film Hall of Fame (which has raised over $1.8 million for grants to Texas artists), built a home for its nationally recognized exhibition program at the AFS Cinema, and launched Austin Public, where Austin’s diverse mediamakers train and collaborate.


About the Austin Film Society

The Film Society was founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater. He serves as the AFS artistic director.

AFS’s mission is to empower the Austin community to make, watch, and love film and creative media. AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and arthouse films annually at the AFS Cinema; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, please see    For a list of upcoming screenings, go to You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and  Twitter .