Big-deal celebrities joined the silver screen's rising stars for the annual Texas Film Awards on March 6 in Austin. Presented by the Austin Film Society, the event serves as an unofficial kickoff to the SXSW Film Festival.
Actor and St. Mark's Luke Wilson acted as master of ceremonies for the prestigious awards program. He was joined on the red carpet by Texas filmmaking heroes Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater, as well as legends Johnny Depp and Priscilla Presley.
During the ceremony, Amber Heard, who recently starred in Machete Kills and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, was presented with the Rising Star Award. Lubbock native Mac Davis received the Soundtrack Award, while Rodriguez was honored with the Star of Texas Award (a timely delivery, given the premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series at SXSW on March 8).
After the Texas Film Awards, guests partied the night away at the debut of the Texas Party, a signature after-party event held at Austin Studios Stage 7. Entertainment was provided by Money Chicha and