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Austin Film Society Names 2017 Texas Film Hall of Fame Honorees

The Austin Film Society has named three 2017 honorees to its Texas Film Hall of Fame: Directors Jeff Nichols (pictured above) and Hector Galan, plus actor Tye Sheridan, who receives the Hall of Fame’s Rising Star Award.

The trio will be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame at this year’s Texas Film Awards. Hall of Fame members “demonstrate Texans’ contributions to film and television and the state’s extensive film legacy,” according to the Film Society.

“We have watched as the Texas film scene has grown from a small group of creative, underground filmmakers to a bonafide artist hub,” said Austin Film Society CEO Rebecca Campbell. “These three honorees couldn’t be more representative of the Texas film scene of today, and why we are so proud of it.”

Nichols (“Take Shelter,” “Midnight Special”), an alumnus of the Austin Film Society filmmaker grant program, is the director of this year’s potential awards contender “Loving.” Galan, the first documentary filmmaker to be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame, has credits including “Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement” and “The Hunt for Pancho Villa,” as well as films for the PBS series “Frontline.” Sheridan (“The Tree of Life,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”) earns the Rising Star Award as his career ramps up with a lead role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Ready Player One.”

The Hall of Fame honors will be presented at the 2017 Texas Film Awards, set for March 9 at Austin Studios.

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