Meet Winston G. Williams and the Capital City Black Film Festival
Learn more about the Austin entrepreneurs who have earned their place in the first cohort of Box Bazaar tenants.
"We're working to continue to elevate the Black experience in Austin, Texas."
Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of the Capital City Black Film Festival, is a writer, actor, producer and entrepreneur. Winston founded PS Focus LLC, a management and consulting company dedicated to providing Proactive Solutions that allow entrepreneurs to Focus on their core services. PS Focus is celebrating 21 years of existence.
In 2013, Mr. Williams founded the Capital City Black Film Festival dedicated to providing emerging and established independent filmmakers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work in “one of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker” (according to MovieMaker Magazine) – Austin, Texas.
Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and life member of Texas Exes. He serves as Treasurer of the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network, President of Black Professional Alliance, Treasurer of Spectrum Theatre Company’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Pecan Street Association and Austin Film Society/Austin Public’s Community Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and a graduate of Leadership Austin.
"I have a great need to have a place for my team to meet because what we're doing is growing. I need space to give people real life experience and help them in their careers."
The Box Bazaar is a temporary neighborhood installation that will activate a piece of city-owned land in East Austin by housing six business incubator spaces for small, local businesses in retrofitted shipping containers and by creating a vibrant neighborhood center with programming designed to benefit the surrounding community.
This City of Austin pilot project aims to bring citywide goals for complete communities, economic opportunity, and equity to life in a yearlong demonstration project - the first of its kind in Austin.
The Box Bazaar is a joint effort between many City of Austin departments including Planning and Zoning, Public Works, Development Services, Economic Development, and the Office of Innovation. The Planning and Zoning department's Imagine Austin implementation team heads the project.