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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Contact

1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
512-478-6205 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
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Now in our 25th year, the Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers for over two decades. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.

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We are thrilled to announce a partnership with acclaimed producer Barry Josephson to present the inaugural Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship as an extension of our 2018 Script Competitions. This new opportunity will provide a one-on-one mentorship in Los Angeles for two fellows – one writer or writing team with a feature script and one writer or writing team with a teleplay pilot – selected from the Final Round of this year’s competition. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early for Features, Teleplays, and Shorts March 29, 2019 Feature Screenplay: $45 // Teleplay: $35 // Short Screenplay: $35 5
Early for Fiction Podcasts April 19, 2019 Fiction Podcast: $15 26
Regular for Features, Teleplays, and Shorts April 19, 2019 Feature Screenplay: $60 // Teleplay: $50 // Short Screenplay: $50 26
Final for Fiction Podcasts ONLY July 5, 2019 Fiction Podcast: $$35 103
Final for Features, Teleplays, and Shorts May 15, 2019 Feature Screenplay: $70 // Teleplay: $60 // Short Screenplay: $60 // Digital Series Screenplay: $45 52

Notification: Notifications for all entrants will be sent by mid-September

Awards

Awards range from $1000-$5000 per winner. Winners also receive reimbursement of roundtrip airfare (up to $500, excluding frequent flyer miles); hotel reimbursement at the Film Festival (up to $500); and the AFF Bronze Typewriter Award.

***All entrants will receive complimentary Reader Comments, a brief overall summary of the readers' notes.***

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Contact

1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
512-478-6205 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Contact

1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
512-478-6205 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Austin Fest Announces Screenplay and TV Semifinalists and 2nd Rounders

The Austin Film Festival has announced their Screenplay and TV Semifinalists for 2011:

SCREENPLAY — COMEDY
Bank Robbing For Dummies by Robert Keith Watson
Blur Together by Kurt Fried
Dead Sexy by Julie Howe
Everyman by Matthew Gilleece
Game Over by Donald Diego
Goodbye, Felix Chester by Max Taxe
Hancock Park by Steven Wolfson
Happy Adventure by John-Paul Sargeant
How to Save America Without Really Trying by Jon Stahl
Judgey by Mary Anderson Casavant
Love the Hive by Derek Cavens
Manshaping by Nate Rubin
Minions by David R. Morris and Bart Koerner
Moving Day by Matt Harry
Neurotopia by Lou Wollin
Ten Habits of Highly Effective People by Sigurd Ueland
The Best Man's Privilege by Andy Maycock
'Til Death Parts Us by Elizabeth Ditty


SCREENPLAY — DRAMA
A Question of Justice by Carl L. Williams
Black Bear Inn by Noelle Roso
Call Me Luke by David B. Carren
Convinced by Gyan Alexander
Cutter by Dion Cook
Deep Burial by Adam Gyngell and Fred Fernandez-Armesto
Garbo's Last Stand by Jonathan J. Miller
Good Morning Glory by Brittany Liddington
Missing by James S. Loos and Steve Schoen
Resistance by Hannah Patterson
Stain by Terrence Michael
Tempo Rubato by Walter Chung
The Colony by Dale Cannedy
The Dreadnaught Conspiracy by Keith Davidson
The Pardon by David Rakowiecki
The Thesis by Richard Averill
Thicker than Blood by Jacqueline Radley
Tulio by Gladys Stone
Verona by Michael Werwie
Which Way Is Not Death by Emily Bentley Solomon
Winners & Losers by Adam Vuaran


LATITUDE PRODUCTIONS AWARD
Call Me Luke by David B. Carren
Cutter by Dion Cook
Dead Sexy by Julie Howe
Deep Burial by Adam Gyngell and Fred Fernandez-Armesto
Happy Adventure by John-Paul Sargeant
Missing by James S. Loos and Steve Schoen
Paper Trail by Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum
Pig Fat & Perfect Days by Kristine Underdown
The Pardon by David Rakowiecki
Turkey Calls by Jeffrey R. Field


DARK HERO STUDIOS SCI-FI AWARD
Blur Together by Kurt Fried
Dead Walker by Josh Flanagan
How to Save America Without Really Trying by Jon Stahl
Insatiable by Michael D. Morra
jasper-live.com by Samuel Bartlett
Melissa's Kaleidoscope by Lemuel James
Minions by David R. Morris and Bart Koerner
Mutant Snakeoid Zombie Bikers by David B. Carren
No One Gets Out of Here Alive by Sean London
The Hive by Colin Campbell


TELEPLAY — ONE-HOUR PILOT
Book of Megiddo: The First Horseman by Ryan Harris
Circuit Rider by Dale Lucas and Chad Rouch
Haunted by Patrick Kevin Day and Andrew Hanson
Rest in Peace by Jill Weinberger
Rings by Amy Aniobi
Rise by Joshua Sheehan
The Executioner by Paul D Roberts
The Fed by Nkechi Okoro Carroll


TELEPLAY — SITCOM PILOT
Aquatics Incorporated by Kevin Talley
Back to Normal by Matthew Kellard
Capturing King Kan by Jasmin Tekiner
Fly With Me by Kevin Kahn and Todd Clemens
Georgie Girl by Nancy Kissam
No Future by Jimmy Pember and Chris Murphy


TELEPLAY — ONE-HOUR SPEC
Boardwalk Empire - "This Side of Paradise" by James Bogdanski
Castle - "Critical Condition" by Lindsey Klingele
Justified - "One Blood" by Jeff Amano
Justified - "Tithing" by Adam Ganse
Mad Men - "The Ideomotor Effect" by Georgia Lin
The Walking Dead - "Threads" by Casee Maxfield


TELEPLAY — SITCOM SPEC
30 Rock - "Mid-Midlife Crisis" by Sherman Kew
Curb Your Enthusiasm - "Spic 'N' Span" by Tracy Reilly
Modern Family - "Make It Work" by Marty Johnson
Parks and Recreation - "Gay Day" by Nancy Nyman and Heather McNama
Parks and Recreation - "The Taste of Pawnee" by Sarah Streicher
The League - "Very Supertitious" by Kate Stayman-London


Second rounders, representing roughly the top 10% of 5,800 contestants, have also been announced:

https://www.moviebytes.com/news/2011Austin2ndRounders.pdf

Updated: 08/31/2011
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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Contact

1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
512-478-6205 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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