Spectrum News Austin Film Festival

Spectrum News brings you full coverage of the Austin Film Festival 2016. Join Victor Diaz daily for updates on premieres and red carpet interviews during AFF, from Oct. 13-20.

Natalie Portman Places Bid for Third Oscar Nom with 'Jackie'
Academy Award winner Natalie Portman is making a bid for her third Oscar nomination. Portman plays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in "Jackie." The upcoming movie screened at the Austin Film Festival Sunday night. Updated 11/28/2016 02:19 PM

Actor James Franco Returns to Austin Film Festival
Of the many celebrities who visit Austin, actor James Franco is most loyal to the Austin Film Festival. A decade ago his directorial debut "The Ape" came at the festival, and he's been returning even since.Monday, November 2, 2015 at 08:47 AM CST
Austin Film Festival Opens With 'Legend'
Oscar winning screenwriter Bryan Helgeland premieres his new film at Austin Film Festival's opening night.Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 09:17 PM CDT
Immigrant Story Inspires Saoirse Ronan's 'Brooklyn' Performance
Saoirse Ronan stars in "Brooklyn" as a young immigrant from Ireland who struggles with homesickness while making a new life in America.Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:44 PM CST
Austin Film Festival - What to Expect This Year
Austin Film Festival Director Barbara Morgan joins Cinema Spotlight's Victor Diaz to discuss this year's event, including actor Tom Hardy's latest film, which debuts on opening night.Monday, October 26, 2015 at 02:32 PM EDT