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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Austin Film Society

Make. Watch. Love. Film.

97.74

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

Board Leadership
Eric DeJernett
President

CEO
Rebecca Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.74
  Financial 98.91
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

98.91

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
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) 97.74
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 92.29
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (FL) 86.56
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 88.87
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 86.24

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,102,213
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $236,132
   Fundraising Events $154,367
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,350,992
Total Contributions $6,843,704
   Program Service Revenue $3,076,002
Total Primary Revenue $9,919,706
   Other Revenue $359,838
TOTAL REVENUE $10,279,544
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,672,022
   Administrative Expenses $768,220
   Fundraising Expenses $228,470
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,668,712
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,610,832
   
Net Assets $8,319,832

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
Exhibition $1,743,762 37.3%
Austin Studios $1,187,859 25.4%
Filmmaker Support $451,720 9.7%

Ratings History
Austin Film Society has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2021 97.74
2018-08 12/20/2019 95.21
2017-08 12/01/2018 92.50
2016-08 12/01/2017 93.32
2015-08 08/01/2017 92.24
2015-08 12/01/2016 88.14
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.14
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 87.64

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,587 2.19% Rebecca Campbell CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Film Society (TX) 97.74
Denver Film Society (CO) 89.39
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.45
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 96.39
Waterfire Providence (RI) 85.86

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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

Eric DeJernett
President

CEO

Rebecca Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

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