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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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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More Confirmed Participants Added to Austin Fest

AUSTIN, Texas - Confirmed participants to date in the 2000 Austin Film Festival's Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference include producer Elizabeth Avellan (El Mariachi, From dusk Til Dawn, Spy Kids), writer Shane Black (Lethal Weapon I & II, The Last Action Hero, The Last Boy Scout); writer Bill Broyles (Apollo 13, Entrapment, Cast Away); writer/producer David Chase ("The Sopranos," "Northern Exposure," "The Rockford Files"); actor/producer Ned Dowd (Shanghai Noon, The Wonder Boys, The 13th Warrior, Slap Shot); actor/writer/producer/director Paul Mazursky (Enemies: A Love Story, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Moscow on the Hudson); writer/director Tim McCanlies (Dancer, Texas Pop 81, The Iron Giant), writer/producer Polly Platt (Pretty Baby, Broadcast News, The War of the Roses, Bottle Rocket), writer Anne Rapp (Dr T and the Women, Cookie's Fortune); writer/director/producer Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Desperado, Spy Kids), writer/producer Scott Rosenberg (Gone in Sixty Seconds, High Fidelity, Con Air); writer/producer Darin Scott (Tales from the Hood, Love and a ..45, Menace II Society); writer Ed Solomon (What Planet Are You From?, Men in Black, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure); actor/producer/director and former professional football player, Fred 'Hammer' Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn, Black Caesar, M.A.S.H., Down and Dirty); and Bill Wittliff (The Perfect Storm, Lonesome Dove, Legends of the Fall), and Larry Wright (The Siege, Noriega: God's Favorite). Entries are still being accepted for the 2000 Austin Film Festival Film Competition, with the seventh annual Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference - set for Oct. 12-19 - focusing on the artistic contribution of screenwriters.

Films that have received distribution as a direct result of the film competition include Hands on a Hard Body (1997), Lewis & Clark & George (1997), The Last Big Thing (1997), La Cucaracha (1998), Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God Š Be Back by Five (1998), Wednesday's Child (1999) and The Hi-Line (1999).

The Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference is set for Oct. 12-15; the Film Festival runs Oct. 12-19. Conference registration postmarked by September 22 is $370; after September 22, registration increases to $410. An all-access producers pass is $695. Registration includes attendance to the conference, exhibits, film screenings and premieres, Q&As, and welcome and closing parties.

Additional screenwriters, talent agents, managers, distributors, network and studio executives attending are Marty Bowen (United Talent Agency), Craig Baumgarten (producer), Jennifer Fox (Universal Studios), Jenny Frankle (Warren Zide Literary Management), Mickey Frieberg (agent), Sheila Gallien (script consultant), Matt Gross (Kopelson Entertainment), Gayla Nethercott (Broder-Kurland-Webb-Uffner Literary Agency), Tim O'Hair (Universal Studios), John Scott Shepherd (TV writer), Philip Vigeant (Super8Sound, Pro8mm Film) and N. Manning Wolfe (entertainment attorney).

The Austin Film Festival is the first festival dedicated to recognizing the writer's contribution to the motion picture and television industries. For more information, please call the Austin Film Festival at 800.310.FEST or visit www.austinfilmfestival.com.

The Austin Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Updated: 08/29/2000

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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