FAQ

What is the ATX Television Festival?

Though there are thousands of film and music festivals, in and out of Austin, there is nothing like ATX. The focus of the ATX Television Festival is the celebration of the medium of television: looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our Festival Programming includes panels, screenings and events where attendees can hear from Panelists involved in all stages of bringing their favorite series to the small screen.

How can I register for the ATX Television Festival?

We’re thrilled to launch three (3) new Badge types for Season 11 (June 2 – 5, 2022), on sale Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT.

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When do you announce Festival Programming & Panelists?

We’ll start announcing programming in January, and keep in mind that Programming and Panelists may be added all the way up to the weeks and days before the festival. Check back often, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow our social channels for updates!

Friendly reminder that Panelist appearances/schedules are based on availability and are not guaranteed. All Programming and Events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. We try to keep you updated on these changes as they happen, but remember to check back often!

Can I bring my child with me to the Festival?

Although we encourage sharing the festival with your loved ones, the nature of our small, intimate venues and content (some of which is not suitable for minors) requires us to make certain considerations.

You must be 18 years or older to purchase an ATX TV Festival Credential, as some content may not be suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

Attendees between 12 and 17 years of age are allowed to attend ATX TV Festival, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, and both must have official ATX TV Festival Credential for the event they would like to attend. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to attend Festival Programming or Events.

I have a TV show… how can I get it into ATX TV Festival Programming?

Our Programming is done internally, and we don’t accept submissions. But, if you have a great idea for a TV show, you should check out The Pitch Competition for information on pitch submissions.

If I’m not a member, can I still participate in the Membership Events?

Our Membership Events are only for ATX TV members.

If you’d like to join, we’d love to have you! With our ATX TV Membership Program, you’ll connect with folks who love TV as much as you do. We gather together virtually to talk all things TV, enjoy early access to ATX TV content, grab special discounts to ATX merch and events, and more!

Is there a schedule of Membership Events?

Yes! You can check out our upcoming ATX TV Membership Events & Benefits here!

Please keep in mind that Early Access to ATX TV Content, Invitations to Zoom Recordings, and Special “Members Only” Events frequency will depend on our Programming, but typically these events happen once or a few times a month.

Can I bring a guest to a Membership Event?

ATX TV Membership events and benefits are limited to members. This is so we can grow our community and provide a unique and intimate experience to you and our panelists!

Can you tell me about ATX Television Festival’s Accessibility Information?

The ATX Television Festival is working hard to make sure that all our panels, screenings, and events are accessible to all attendees. The more advance notice we have, the better we’re able to plan! Please email TV@atxfestival.com with questions or specific accommodation requests.