It's a challenge to take photos during a film festival. You never know which screenings will be the kind where you'll be subjected to a metal detector, purse search and repeated warnings about No Cameras. And if you're attending a big splashy premiere at the Paramount in downtown Austin, you usually have to park pretty far from the theater, so you can't just run back to the car at any time to dump your camera. Despite these limitations, I did manage to snap some pictures from this year's Austin Film Festival, which I thought I'd share.

I love the marquee at the Paramount, so I had to take at least one photo of it all lit up. The Paramount was the venue for AFF's biggest films this year, since it's centrally located and has a pretty large capacity. The TV Set was AFF's opening-night film.
categories Cinematical