As of February 2012, Slackerwood is published by the Austin Film Society. However, the views and opinions expressed on Slackerwood do not necessarily reflect the mission or opinions of the Austin Film Society.
Slackerwood is devoted to reporting and reviewing all aspects of Austin film. Austin film communities have grown so substantially in recent years that you could fill a Web site with nothing but local film-related information. So that's our goal.
We want to promote upcoming special screenings and film-related events and later report on those events that we're able to attend. We're also planning to review movies made in Austin or by Austin filmmakers, possibly including interviews with some of those filmmakers. In addition, we want to share the latest news about films in production in Austin and Central Texas. However, we're not a celebrity gossip site ... you'll have to look elsewhere for unsubstantiated rumors about So-and-So's love life.
Read our Contributors page for more information about our current lineup of writers and editors.
Why "Slackerwood"? I wanted a name to encompass the Austin film scene. "Little Hollywood" and "Hollywood of the South" could describe a dozen or more American cities all competing for film productions right now. "Third Coast" is good, but apparently Chicago also claims that term. Somehow, "Slackerwood" seemed just about right. I don't want to imply that Austin filmmakers and programmers are slackers, but we do seem to follow our own path.
Please contact us with news about your upcoming Austin screenings, film-related events, or filmmaking updates.