Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Austin Fest Film

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1801 Salina St.
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Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

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The Ultimate Runway
Now in our 27th 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
This 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. Fellows will be chosen based on the writers and scripts that imbue the most promise for development. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early for Features, Teleplays, and Shorts March 27, 2020 Feature Screenplay: $45 // Teleplay & Shorts: $35
Regular for Features, Teleplays, and Shorts April 17, 2020 Feature Screenplay: $60 // Teleplay & Shorts: $50
Final for Features, Teleplays, Shorts (extended) June 1, 2020 Feature Screenplay: $70 // Teleplay & Shorts: $60 6

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 Fest Film

Contact

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

Web:
Click here
Email:
screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com

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 (4.1/5.0)
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 (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
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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:
screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com

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 (4.1/5.0)
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 (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
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Austin Fest Announces Panelists

Marsha Milam, co-founder of the Austin Film Festival (AFF), has announced that over 20 screenwriters are confirmed panelists for the annual Heart of Film Screenwriting Conference, running October 7-10 in Austin (see attached list). AFF is the nation’s leading screenwriter’s film festival, being the first in the nation to celebrate the writer’s contribution to filmmaking, and the only conference with immediate access to panelists and significant players in the industry.

Buck Henry, Shane Black, Bill Broyles, Ann Rapp, are but a few of Hollywood’s top screenwriters that will serve on the 55 panels, stretching over the four-day conference. This year’s Heart of Film Conference will have different panel tracks designed for new and advanced screenwriters. -- a craftroom will be geared to the new screenwriter, educating on the craft’s basics like structure and character development, while the advanced track will address the specific challenges facing the more experienced writer. Both levels of conference attendees will also have access to “round tables,” where they can sit and discuss issues in an intimate setting with panelists and other attendees.

One of the highlights of the conference will be when James L. Brooks receives the Distinguished Screenwriter’s Award, designed to recognize a writer whose contribution to the film industry exemplifies the creative potency that the writer represents to the filmmaking process. “James L. Brooks body of work is breathtaking,” commented AFF co-founder Barbara Morgan. “He is one the few who has shaped entertainment over the past 20 years with an entire body of work, starting in TV as a writer with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, conceived Taxi, and then transitioned powerfully to film as an Academy Award® winning writer/director, not to mention executive producing the current hit series The Simpson’s.”

In addition to receiving the award Mr. Brooks will be the featured guest on October 9 at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin, where he will be fielding questions from the audience and talking in depth about the screenwriting craft as part of his tribute.

Panelists Confirmed as of 7/23:

Shane Black: The Long Kiss Goodnight, Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero, Shadow Company

James L. Brooks: As Good as it Gets, The Simpson’s, Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News,

Bill Broyles: Entrapment, Apollo 13, Castaway*, A Perfect Storm*, Endurance*, Undaunted Courage*

P.J. Castellaneta: Together Alone, Relax…It’s Just Sex

Guillermo Del Toro: Cronos, Mimic

Bruce Fierstein: Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough*

Scott Frank: Out of Sight, Malice, Little Man Tate, Get Shorty,

Walon Green: Hi-Lo Country, The Wild Bunch (1969), The Brink’s Job

Stephen Harrigan: The Last of His Tribe, Rin Tin Tin

Buck Henry: Heaven Can Wait, Catch 22, The Graduate, To Die For

David Henry Hwang: M. Butterfly, Seven Years in Tibet

Alexander Payne: Citizen Ruth, Election

Polly Platt: Pretty Baby

George Plimpton: Paper Tiger

Anne Rapp: Cookie’s Fortune

Jeb Stuart: Die Hard, Leviathan, Another 48 Hours, The Fugitive, Just Cause

Ted Tally: Silence of the Lambs, All the Pretty Horses, Mission to Mars*

Jim Taylor: Citizen Ruth, Election

Alan Trustman: Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs, The Next Man, SNL, Boston Gang Wars

Bill Witliff: Legends of the Fall, The Black Stallion, Lonesome Dove

Larry Wright: Noriega, Under Siege

Updated: 07/26/1999

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Contact

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

Web:
Click here
Email:
screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com

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 (4.1/5.0)
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 (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
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