Filmmaking in Austin
For a long time, Austin has been considered the “Third Coast” in the film industry, with more filmmakers on the rise in Austin, and more Hollywood types coming to Austin to shoot their movies.
One of the biggest proponents of the up and coming filmmakers is UT’s Radio-Television-Film department. Though the film courses are a challenge to get into, with many vying for a slot and low numbers of students per class, many consider the red tape worth it, as UT has become a highly regarded film school, comparable to UCLA or NYU.
Though UT’s film school is on the rise, Austin is still not the heart of the movie industry, but some graduate students have taken it upon themselves to get UT’s student films in from of Hollywood big shots, and created their own film festival called CinemaTexas. The award winners of the UT