Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Austin Fest Film

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

Web:
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Email:
screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com

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 (4.0/5.0)
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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/01/2020

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 (4.0/5.0)
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: 84    
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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 (4.0/5.0)
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: 84    
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On Story Premieres 10th Season on PBS

Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced that its original interview series, Austin Film Festival's On Story®, will premiere its 10th season nationwide in April 2020 on public television stations across the country. Available in more than 85% of U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Houston, On Story gives viewers an inside look at the creative process behind some of our most popular and beloved movies and television shows. Season 10 features recorded conversations between acclaimed and award-winning screenwriters, TV creators, and filmmakers from the 26th Annual Austin Film Festival & Conference.

Season 10 offers 17 episodes of informative and entertaining conversations with filmmakers, TV and feature writers, including David Mandel (Veep), Sofia Alvarez (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (GLOW), and many others.

"Forging a career in Hollywood can be a lonely journey. That’s why the endlessly inspiring On Story is the best companion a filmmaker can have." - Scott Beck / Bryan Woods (writer/producers, A Quiet Place).

On Story Executive Producer Maya Perez says, "On Story gives viewers a free front-row seat to hundreds of filmmakers sharing their fascinating behind-the-scenes stories at Austin Film Festival. These conversations often send audiences back for repeat viewings of their favorite shows or introduce them to movies they missed the first time around and always with a greater appreciation, now knowing the creative decisions that went into making them."

In addition to the nationally distributed weekly television series, On Story content is available through the following outlets:

  • A one-hour weekly radio program in collaboration with Public Radio Exchange (PRX) that includes such guests as Larry Wilmore (Insecure), Pamela Ribon (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Courtney Kemp (Power), and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Avengers: End Game).
  • Three books published by The University of Texas Press: On Story – Screenwriters and Their Craft, On Story – Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films, and On Story – The Golden Ages of Television.
  • A free podcast series available on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
  • Archives from 26 years of Austin Film Festival housed at The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. The Wittliff Collections includes materials from numerous screenwriters, authors, photographers, and artists, and the archive welcomes visitors from all over the country, free of charge, to survey and study its comprehensive collection. On Story is produced by AFF Co-Founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan, Maya Perez, Kaetie Turner, and Elizabeth Mims. On Story is presented by Austin PBS, KLRU-TV. The series is funded by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). To view episodes from previous seasons and learn more about the On Story Project visit www.onstory.tv.


Check local public television listings to find out when On Story airs in your city. The On Story radio series is available via Public Radio Exchange.

Updated: 03/03/2020

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 (4.0/5.0)
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: 84    
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