Drafthouse Films
Company typePrivate
IndustryFilm distribution
Founded2010; 14 years ago (2010)
FounderTim League
United States
Key people
Tim League, Nick Savva
OwnerNick Savva (CEO)
ParentGiant Pictures

Drafthouse Films is a film distribution company based in Austin, Texas which releases "provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world". It was founded in 2010 by Tim League, who had previously founded the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain. Drafthouse Films has released a variety of films since its inception.

Its third release, Bullhead, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] Its fourteenth release, The Act of Killing, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, as was its sequel The Look of Silence.[2]

In March 2022, it was announced that digital distributor Giant Pictures had acquired the Drafthouse Films label. Nick Savva became the new Drafthouse Films CEO, with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League serving as chairman of the acquired company. Drafthouse Films' first two acquisitions under its new management were Nr. 10, directed by Alex van Warmerdam, and Masking Threshold, a psychological horror pic from director Johannes Grenzfurthner.[3][4]


See also


  1. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2012: Full List". ABC News. January 24, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "2014 Oscars: The nominees' list". CNN. January 16, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Drafthouse Films Sells to Giant Pictures, Sets Nick Savva as CEO". Variety. 2022-03-09. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  4. ^ "Drafthouse Films Label Sold to Giant Pictures". The Hollywood Reporter. 2022-03-09. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  5. ^ "Drafthouse Films Buys 'Mister Organ,' 'The YouTube Effect,' 'Everyone Will Burn' (EXCLUSIVE)". 16 May 2023.