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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Austin Film Society

Make. Watch. Love. Film.

four stars

95.21

1901 East 51 Street Austin, TX 78723
tel: (512) 322-0145   Web Site
EIN: 74-2433823

Board Leadership
Jane Schweppe
President

CEO
Rebecca Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.21 four stars
  Financial 93.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Austin Film Society is a non-profit organization that empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media by: showing great films and premieres, managing a 100,000 square foot film production facility in central Austin, awarding grants and supporting filmmakers, teaching kids & adults about filmmaking and presenting the annual Texas Film Awards to raise funds for all the above. The Austin Film Society began in 1985 with a group of friends getting together to watch films that weren't distributed to the general public. As word got out, that small group of cinephiles turned to hundreds and the Austin Film Society (AFS) was born, honoring classic and independent film with screenings in venues all over Austin.

The Austin Film Society is a non-profit organization that empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media by: showing great films and premieres, managing a 100,000 square foot film production facility in central Austin, awarding grants and supporting filmmakers, teaching kids & adults about filmmaking and presenting the annual Texas Film Awards to raise funds for all the above. The Austin Film Society began in 1985 with a group of friends getting together to watch films that weren't distributed to the general public. As word got out, that small group of cinephiles turned to hundreds and the Austin Film Society (AFS) was born, honoring classic and independent film with screenings in venues all over Austin.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of audience members
67,640
Total dollars paid to artists
459,173
Total number of classes offered
249
Number of volunteers
299
Number of after-school program hours offered to youth
1,385
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

93.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 17.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Film Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Film Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Film Society (TX) 95.21 four stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 97.87 four stars
The Gilmore (MI) 85.75 three stars
Denver Film Society (CO) 89.15 three stars
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 85.49 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,196,204
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $191,303
   Fundraising Events $47,318
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,426,343
Total Contributions $2,861,168
   Program Service Revenue $2,854,725
Total Primary Revenue $5,715,893
   Other Revenue $382,050
TOTAL REVENUE $6,097,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,638,260
   Administrative Expenses $635,006
   Fundraising Expenses $495,536
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,768,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $329,141
   
Net Assets $3,715,679

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Austin Studios $1,013,322 21.8%
Filmmaker Support $564,539 12.2%
Texas Film Hall of Fame $404,591 8.7%

Ratings History
Austin Film Society has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/20/2019 95.21 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 92.50 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-08 08/01/2017 92.24 four stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 88.14 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 87.64 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-2433823
Name in IRS Master File AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,161 2.27% Rebecca Campbell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Film Society (TX) 95.21 four stars
The Gilmore (MI) 85.75 three stars
Denver Film Society (CO) 89.15 three stars
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 85.49 three stars
Sundance Institute (CA) 90.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Austin Film Society
1901 East 51 Street
Austin, TX 78723
tel: (512) 322-0145
fax: (512) 322-5192
EIN: 74-2433823

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Board Leadership

Jane Schweppe
President

CEO

Rebecca Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

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