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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Matt Dy, Director of Script Competitions

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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)
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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.

Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship
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 March 29, 2019 $45 - Screenplays / $35 - Short Screenplay / $35 - Teleplay / $35 Digital Series 109
Regular April 19, 2019 $60 - Screenplays / $50 - Short Screenplay / $50 - Teleplay / $45 Digital Series / $25 Fiction Podcast Script 130
Extended - Fiction Podcast Scripts only July 6, 2018 $30 - Fiction Podcast scripts ONLY
Final May 15, 2019 $70 - Screenplays / $60 - Short Screenplay / $60 - Teleplay/ Digital Series / $35 Fiction Podcast Script 156

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: Matt Dy, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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: 71    
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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: Matt Dy, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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: 71    
Have you entered?
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Austin Fest Announces Script Competition Finalists

The Austin Film Festival has announce their 2017 Script Competition Finalists. Fifty-six scripts were chosen for the Final Round with one winner to be determined in each of the 13 categories.

Out of this year's group of Finalist scripts, international entries include writers from Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, and Sweden. The winners will be announced during this year's Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 28 at the Austin Club.

Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, reimbursements for travel and lodging while at AFF, and access to and recognition by some of the most important writers, agents, producers and filmmakers in the industry. In addition, this year's winner of the Drama category will receive a 2 – 3 week residency in Marfa, Texas through the Capri Fellowship which hopes to provide a place where writers can find their voice and tell the stories they want to tell.

2017 FINALISTS (listed by category and alphabetically by title):

COMEDY SCREENPLAY
Presented by Sony Pictures Animation

A Chris-Miscue by Gregory Harty
Hal Hitler by Aaron Kozak
The Olympian by Troy Anthony Miller
Rebecca and Quinn Get Scared by Cylin Busby & Nanci Katz
Walking On the Moon by Katie Golden

DRAMA SCREENPLAY
Presented by Writers Guild of America, East

Bait by Jamie Ruddy
Brokenhearted by Caroline Hopkins
Oil and Water by Alfred Thomas Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley
The Olive Tree by Marie Maroun
The Return of Stevie Diamond by Mike Million
Skin in the Game by Rolf Potts

ENDERBY ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
For feature scripts in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be produced for under $10 million. The production company was founded by Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Aleppo by Robert Dantas
Apacheria by Andrew Reuland & Joey Grossfield
Dead Drunk & Naked by David Scott Martin
Mile 42 by John P. Dowgin
On the Road to Nowhere by David Margolis

SCI-FI AWARD
Presented by Skybound Entertainment
Open to science fiction, fantasy, horror, surrealism, myth/legend and fantastical storytelling. The multiplatform entertainment company was founded by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert.

Bristol by David A. Flores
Every Horizon Beyond by Henry Tranton
Real Time by Robert Cholette
World War Geek by John Morning

HORROR AWARD
Open to thrillers, dark suspense, sci-fi, and macabre themes.

Dru Hill Rising by Mark Landry, Ace Norton, & Emile Hirsch
Empty Glory by David Calbert
Family Photos by Chad Harris
Last Night in Town by Blake Hawk
Snowblind by Dan Maurer

AMC ONE-HOUR PILOT
All Finalists were reviewed exclusively by AMC who will determine the eventual Winner.

4-F: Operation Underworld by Greg Beck
Breakfield by Caitlin Schneiderhan
End of Life by Sean Collins-Smith
The Golden Cage by Oskar Nordmark
Homeless in Palo Alto by Aiyana White

SITCOM PILOT

The Big D by Jill Taylor
Fucking Robots by Emily McGregor & Sam Weller
Honkies and Homies by Ondine Rarey
Houston's Finest by Kim Tran
Misspelled by Matt Corluka

ONE-HOUR SPEC

Better Call Saul: Perdio by Shawn Dwyer
Black Mirror: Punchbag by Steven Snell
House of Cards: Chapter 53 by Annakate Chappell

SITCOM SPEC

Atlanta: Ice Ice Baby by Eunice Park
Black-ish: Indigen-ish by Derek Asaff
You're the Worst: Antiversary by Cara Brown

SHORT SCREENPLAY

The Chocolate Kandinsky by Suzanne Griffin
Healing Matters by Nir Shelter
Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams) by Michael Rowney
Ringneck by Michael Allcock
The Silent Waltz by Sharon Rapose

SCRIPTED DIGITAL SERIES
Presented by Stage 13

Lo: The New Adventures of Ultimate Man's Ex-Girlfriend by Tom Ciaccio
The Range by Adam Groff
The Spins by Tim Zientek

PLAYWRITING AWARD
Underwritten by Sweetwood Creative

The Burdens by Matt Schatz
Miki by Weiko Lin
Signature Photo by Michael Bucklin

FICTION PODCAST
Presented by Public Radio International

The Amelia Project by Philip Thorne & Oystein Brager
How to Build a Fire by Kat Sandler
The Mystery of Easter Island by Justin Glanville
Target by Jenny Elder-Moke

All of this year's Finalist and Semifinalist scripts will be available to read at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel in the Cloak Room during the hours of the Conference. To request a copy of this year's Producers Book containing loglines and contact information for this year's Finalist and Semifinalist scripts, please contact screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com.

Updated: 10/11/2017
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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: Matt Dy, Director of Script Competitions

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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: 71    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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