Austin Film Festival Script Competition

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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 Semifinalists

The Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition has announced their semifinalists from a record field of 6,764 individual scripts (up by about 500 scripts from last year). Finalists will be announced by early October and the winners will be announced during this year's Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Austin Club.

2014 SEMIFINALISTS (listed by category and alphabetically by title):

SCREENPLAY – DRAMA
Presented by Writers Guild of America, East
106 by Sebastian Davis & Mark Ganek
3374 Orchard Avenue by Alex Convery
Again, Spring by Kent M. Williams
America by Marty Vincent
Awakening by Todd Ludy
Beautiful Strange by Scott Wascha
Bradford by David Broyles
Breakfast With Coolidge by Brian Weakland
Cleaning House by Mark Grisar
Dead River Girl by Morris Long
Degenerate by Karen Frank
Fado e Saudade (Fate and Longing) by Ben Hunter
Foil by Ethan Solli
I Regret Nothing by Conrad Rothbaum
The Incomparable Donald Strange by James Fant & Zach Cannon
Jazzyboy by Alejandro Olsen
The King of Baghdad by Jesse Gustafson
The Kreutzer Sonata by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Last Time by Peter Timony
The Last Tree Standing Motel by Howard Casner
The Libertine by Ben Kopit
Mayflies by Brandon M. Howell
Mid Pines by Joshua Morrison
The Moon, The Stars and All The Planets by Carey Dunn
Nuclear Sirloin by Ron Fanning & Tony Motzenbacker
Pinkertons by Brian Wilkins & S. Michael Gutierrez
Quinn the Eskimo by Susan Brunig
Red Letter Days by Rachel Kondo
Shale by Jed Cowley
Three Hundred Years in Paradise by Stephen Graf

SCREENPLAY – COMEDY
Underwritten by The Melcher Charitable Foundation
The 400 Year Itch by Sarah Holterman
About the Author by Wes Brown
Fairy Tale High by Keli Rowley
Family Plot by David Widdicombe
Go to Hell by Greg Daubenspeck
I Am The Cosmos by Theo Wallace
I Fucked James Bond by Josh Hallman
In the Wake by Harris Doran
The Inve$tment Club by Jerrad Burford
Jeffrey The Barbarian by Christopher Robertson
The Last Babinski by Andrew Siara
Life’s a Beaut by Kelly K. Anelons
Love Child by Vanessa Knudsen
The Magic Kingdom by Michael McQuade
The Magnificent Kate Morgan by Thomas W. Hodgkinson
More Than Cold Feet by Eli Shapiro
Smirk and Fall by Matt Lutsky
Suicide Boy by Laura Hainke
Three Months by Jared Frieder
YOLO Forever by Dan Marshall

ENDERBY ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
For feature scripts in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be produced for under $5 million. The production company was founded by Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Dead River Girl by Morris Long
Fado e Saudade (Fate and Longing) by Ben Hunter
The Incomparable Donald Strange by James Fant & Zach Cannon
The Kreutzer Sonata by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
The Last Babinski by Andrew Siara
Last Time by Peter Timony
The Libertine by Ben Kopit
The Moon, The Stars and All The Planets by Carey Dunn
Smirk and Fall by Matt Lutsky
Suicide Boy by Laura Hainke


FADE TO BLACK AWARD
Presented by The Black List. Open to feature scripts with a highly unique concept in any genre and of any budget.
About the Author by Wes Brown
Again, Spring by Kent M. Williams
I Fucked James Bond by Josh Hallman
The Last Babinski by Andrew Siara
Life’s A Beaut by Kelly K. Anelons
The Magic Kingdom by Michael McQuade
Mid Pines by Joshua Morrison
The Moon, the Stars and All the Planets by Carey Dunn
Red Letter Days by Rachel Kondo
Suicide Boy by Laura Hainke

DARKWOODS PRODUCTIONS SCI-FI AWARD
Open to science fiction, fantasy, horror, surrealism, myth/legend and fantastical storytelling. The studio was founded by Frank Darabont.
About the Author by Wes Brown
Broken Mirrors by Peter DiCicco
Death Bus by Jeff Galante
Foil by Ethan Solli
Framed by William Comfort Anderson
Go to Hell by Greg Daubenspeck
The Gravity Spot by Tom Seidman
The Incomparable Donald Strange by James Fant & Zach Cannon
Mindstate by April Rouveyrol
Rise of the Phoenix by Ann Marie Williams

DARKWOODS PRODUCTIONS HORROR AWARD
Open to thrillers, dark suspense, sci-fi, and macabre themes. The production company was founded by Frank Darabont.
The 700 Year Itch by Molly Stein & Moon Zappa
Dead Last by Kevin Lee Miller
Donors by Nick King
Instruments of Death by Gwenhyver Davies
The Karma Cycle by Dennis Luu
Killa by Mario O. Moreno
Pavlov’s Werewolf by Nick Sinnott
The Sins Of Our Father by Michael Reese & Adam Schwartz
Trinket by Ron Maede
Wolf by Nandita Seshadri

TELEPLAY – AMC ONE-HOUR PILOT
After Life by Rebecca Bellotto
Ascension by Wes Brown
Blood by Niceole R. Levy
Death Valley by Olivia Briggs
Fashion High by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Freedom, Maine by Nickolas John Hoover
The Gatekeepers by Emily Brochin
Manned Mission by Chad Rouch
Shadows of the King: Scars by Josh Adams
The Wounded by Dicky Murphy

TELEPLAY – SITCOM PILOT
Bloom by Kate Spurgeon
CJ Roper, 2nd Grade Dick by Keith Strausbaugh & Anthony Guidubaldi
Doomsday Messenger Service by Sylvia Batey Alcala
The Emancipation of J.Ro by Jason Romaine
Evil Blond Kid by Erik Voss
Extranormal by Aaron Brownstein & Simon Ganz
Great Points Park by Danny Sullivan
I’m Adopted… Hallelujah! by Steven Brandon & Beverly Neufeld
The Public Defender by Shawn Convery
This Shit Again? by Anthony Q. Farrell

TELEPLAY – ONE-HOUR SPEC
The Americans: Barium Meals by Adam Turner
Elementary: Two Households by Joe Osborn
Hannibal: Konpeito by Danny Mears
House of Cards: Bye Bye Birdie by Leah Benavides
Once Upon a Time: Princess of Thieves by David Seropian
Sleepy Hollow: Day of Darkness by Noga Landau

TELEPLAY – SITCOM SPEC
Archer: Fool’s Gold by Graham Currin
Bob’s Burgers: Mr. Whiskers by Dario Konjicija & Damir Konjicija
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Big Bust by Peter Sullivan
The Mindy Project: Penelope by Elizabeth Campbell Moore
New Girl: The B-Word by Noelle Stehman & Betsy Van Stone
Veep: One People, One Nation by Ben Kawaller

Updated: 09/10/2014

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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