Austin Film Festival Script Competition

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

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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)
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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 Contest Winners

Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced their 2013 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition winners. Winners receive cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, reimbursements for travel and lodging while at the festival, and access to and recognition by some of the most important writers, agents, producers and filmmakers in the industry. A record number of 8,644 submissions across all categories (6,228 individual scripts) were received this year and the Finalists were reviewed by an industry jury including: David Auburn (screenwriter/playwright, PROOF, THE LAKEHOUSE) David Guggenheim (screenwriter, SAFE HOUSE, STOLEN), Kyle Killen (showrunner, Lonestar and Awake), Pamela Ribon (writer/executive story editor, Samantha Who?) John Romano (screenwriter, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE) Scott Rosenberg (screenwriter, CON AIR, HIGH FIDELITY), Oren Uziel (screenwriter, THE KITCHEN SINK, 22 JUMP STREET), and Herschel Weingrod (producer, FALLING DOWN and screenwriter, TRADING PLACES) in addition to this year's sponsored award judges AMC, Dark Hero Studios, Darkwoods Productions, and Enderby Entertainment.

The following winners were selected by category:

  • Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East: "Last Waltz of Vienna" by Brian Weakland
  • Comedy Screenplay Award: "Don't Talk to Irene" by Pat Mills
  • Enderby Entertainment Award: "Hooking Up" by Jacqueline Fitzgerald
  • Darkwoods Productions Horror Award: "The Hitch" by Troy Miller
  • Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award: "Lightspeed" by Brian Siegele
  • AMC One-Hour Teleplay Pilot: "Liberators" by Eric Haywood
  • Sitcom Teleplay Pilot: "I Love Monsters" by Julie Cross
  • One-Hour Teleplay Spec: Doctor Who: "Ghost Town" by Alyssa Weinberger
  • Sitcom Teleplay Spec: Girls: "Golden Birthday, Golden Showers" by Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe


In its 20-year history, the AFF Screenplay and Teleplay Competition has served to launch 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. Rachel Long and Brian Pittman's 2008 Semifinalist script "Stranded" (renamed to DAWN PATROL) was acquired by Enderby Entertainment and recently wrapped production with Daniel Petire, Jr. as the director. Christopher Cantwell, a 2010 Finalist, recently had one of his pilot scripts Halt & Catch Fire ordered for series production by AMC. Dan Shea, 2013 Comedy Winner, recently had his winning script "The P.A.N.D.A War" optioned by Dirty Monty. At this year's Festival, AFF presented two World Premieres from AFF Screenplay alum: COFFEE, KILL BOSS by 2011 Semifinalist Sigurd Ueland and CAVEMEN by 2000 Semifinalist Herschel Faber. For a full list of our success stories, please visit www.austinfilmfestival.com.

Updated: 11/11/2013

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    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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