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Hollywood heroes and rising stars hit the Texas Film Awards red carpet

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Actress and Rising Star honoree Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Directors Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series actors Jesse Garcia, Zane Holtz and Wilmer Valderrama. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Singer/songwriter Mac Davis. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Director David Gordon Green and actor Danny McBride. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series actress Eiza González. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Priscilla Presley. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Director Richard Linklater and Austin Film Society executive director Rebecca Campbell. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Director Robert Rodriguez and From Dusk Till Dawn cast members. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Actor and master of ceremonies Luke Wilson. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Director Robert Rodriguez being interviewed. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Amber Heard. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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The Texas Film Awards after party took place in the parking lot of Austin Studios. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Auction items included Evel Knievel memorabilia. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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DJ Mahealani spinning records. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Timeca Siretti and singer Tameca Jones. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Anna Garcia and Brittani Gipson. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sara Grauerholz and Jessica Donoho. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Larissa Mori, Rob Tedman, Todd Sheridan Perry, Ben Cochran. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sassy DeLure dances with Money Chicha. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Cherie Louise dances to the music of Money Chicha. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Emma Tilda Love dances on stage with Money Chicha. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Money Chicha. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Actor Ryan Boggus dances. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Amanda Wendell and Najah Hooks take pictures in the Patron photo booth. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Heather Alden, Stephanie Perrone, Louisa Crosby. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Amanda Peters, Erica Mirehouse, Adriana McDonald. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Hollywood heroes and the silver screen's rising stars took to Austin's red carpet on Thursday, March 6 for the annual Texas Film Awards. Presented by the Austin Film Society, the event, which serves as an unofficial kickoff to the SXSW Film Festival, was hosted at Austin Studios (a 20-acre film and creative media production complex located in Central Austin).

Actor Luke Wilson served as master of ceremonies for the prestigious awards program. He was joined on the red carpet with the supreme talents representing Texas' filmmaking legacy. Robert Rodriguez posed with hometown movie hero Richard Linklater, and guests were star-struck by the appearances of legends Johnny Depp and Priscilla Presley.

During the awards ceremony, Amber Heard, who recently starred in Machete Kills and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, was presented the Rising Star Award. Lubbock, Texas native Mac Davis received the Soundtrack Award, while Rodriguez was awarded the Star of Texas Award (a timely delivery, given the premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series at SXSW on Saturday, 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 DJ Mahealani.

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