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Is there anything I can’t bring into an Official Festival Venue?

Yep! Paramount and Stateside Theatres have a Clear Bag Policy to minimize contact that a bag search would require. Clear bags should not exceed 14″ x 12″ x 6″ in size.  Find out more here.

No outside food is allowed at any Official Festival Venues, and no outside food or beverage of any kind is allowed in the Paramount and Stateside Theatres. Bottled water is allowed in at the Driskill Hotel and 800 Congress.

We also have a strict Weapons-Free Policy you can review here.

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.

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!

I really only want to attend for one event / panelist. What should I do?

Please keep in mind if you’re considering attending the festival for a single event or panelist — with the exception of Camp Badges and Evening Marquee Events at the Paramount Theatre*, ATX TV Festival Credentials do not guarantee entry to any single screening, panel, or event, only admission up to capacity.

Programming and panelists are subject to change. Our team works year-round to program a diverse and expansive range of content, and while we do our best to prevent changes in programming, schedules can change or an opportunity to see that one person simply may not arise. Instead, come because you like a few of the series and attendees, and ultimately because you love TV and you’d like to learn about it, discover new shows, and emerge from the festival with a new group of TV-loving friends like yourself!

*In order to take advantage of the Admission Guarantee to Evening Marquee Events at the Paramount Theatre offered to Camp Badges, you MUST arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and line up with the Fast Passes to secure a seat. Don’t be tardy because if you arrive less than 20 minutes before the scheduled start time, we cannot guarantee entry.

Will there be cast or creatives at every screening?

Yep! At each series we screen, we have cast, creative representatives or both in attendance!

Please keep in mind that sometimes despite best efforts, schedules can (and do) change due to unforeseen circumstances, and as such, Panelist appearances/schedules are based on availability and are not guaranteed. All Programming and Events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.

Are there “Meet and Greet” opportunities?

Nope. We aren’t a “con.” So, we don’t have booths, organized photo ops, or autograph signings.

But what we do have is even BETTER! We try to create an intimate and accessible event that allows for the opportunity to organically meet and / or talk to our Panelists.

Most of our attendees come to the festival because of the accessibility and casual proximity to your favorite TV folks. Our Panelists will often stop and chat any time they have the chance, and you’re likely to see them hanging out after panels and Q&As, grabbing a drink downtown, or even attending other panels / screenings as a fan.

If you need a refresher on the The ATX Way and our Code of Conduct, check it out here.