Austin Film Festival Script Competition

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1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
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Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

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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)
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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 2011 Screenplay and Teleplay Winners

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced its 2011 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition winners. A record number of over 5,800 submissions were received this year and the Finalists were reviewed by an industry jury including: Jim Herzfeld (screenwriter, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers), Alvaro Rodriguez (screenwriter, Machete, Shorts), Herschel Weingrod (producer, Falling Down and screenwriter, Trading Places, Twins, and Kindergarten Cop), Noah Hawley (showrunner, "My Generation" and executive producer, "The Unusuals"), Kyle Killen (showrunner, "Lonestar" and the upcoming "Awake"), and Peter Murrieta (showrunner and creator, "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Hope and Faith").

The following winners were selected by category:

  • Drama Screenplay: Dion Cook - "Cutter"
  • Comedy Screenplay: Max Taxe - "Goodbye, Felix Chester"
  • Latitude Productions Screenplay Award: Adam Gyngell and Fred Fernandez-Armesto - "Deep Burial" (This award is sponsored by Los Angeles-based motion picture production company Latitude Productions, which was founded by company President Curtis Burch.)
  • Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award: Lemuel James, "Melissa's Kaleidoscope" (This award is sponsored by Dark Hero Studios, a new production company co-founded by company President David Hayter)
  • One-Hour Teleplay Pilot: Patrick Kevin Day and Andrew Hanson - "Haunted"
  • Sitcom Teleplay Pilot: Matthew Kellard - "Back to Normal"
  • One-Hour Teleplay Spec: James Bogdanksi - Boardwalk Empire: "This Side of Paradise"
  • Sitcom Teleplay Spec: Tracy Reilly - Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Spic 'N' Span"


In its 18-year history, the AFF Screenplay and Teleplay Competition has served to jumpstart many writing careers. In the competition's first year, screenplay competition winner Max Adams' script Excess Baggage was optioned by Columbia and made into a film starring Alicia Silverstone and Benicio Del Toro. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, 2003 Drama Teleplay Winners, began careers in writing for TV after their trip to Austin in 2003. The pair has written for shows including CBS' "Judging Amy," ABC's "E-ring," and the entire run of "Jericho." Rachel Long and Brian Pittman's 2008 Semifinalist script Stranded was recently acquired in 2010 by Enderby Entertainment (Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Rick Dugdale's production company). The project is currently in pre-production with Petrie set to direct. Julie Howe, 2010 Comedy Screenplay Award Winner for Jasper Milliken, signed an exclusive deal with Experience Media Studios after last year's Conference through a contact from an AFF judge and panelist. This week the producers of the film have officially signed on veteran director Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards) to helm the film. Shooting will being in the second quarter of 2012. For a full list of success stories, please visit www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/success_stories

Updated: 10/27/2011

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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