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)

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screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com

Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

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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)
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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)
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Robert Altman Confirmed for Austin Film Fest

July 30, 1999 ­ Austin, Texas

"Robert Altman, one of America's premier writer/director/producers, will be attending the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriter's Conference," Marsha Milam, co-founder of the Austin Film Festival (AFF), confirmed today. "The sheer number of projects Mr. Altman has been involved with makes his credit list read like one from a production company, rather than an individual. His experience, as an actor, editor, director and producer, will offer the Conference panelists an unprecedented resource and no doubt terrific discussions about exploring and improving the craft of screenwriting," declared Milam.

While films and panel topics are still be defined, the Film Festival will offer a sampling of Altman¹s work, in conjunction with the Museum of Television & Radio. "We are very proud to be presenting some of Mr. Altman's early TV work that hasn¹t been seen in over 30 years," declared Dianne Murray, AFF's Film Director. "Our Festival guests will be in the presence of one of America's most distinctive voices and prolific filmmakers, and be able to experience his early work."

Mr. Altman joins a prestigious list of the industry's top film and TV writers, such as: James L. Brooks, Buck Henry, Bill Wittliff, Shane Black, Bill Broyles, and more. The Screenwriter's Conference will consist of 55 panels, stretching over the four-day conference. This year¹s Heart of Film Conference will have different panel tracks designed for new and advanced screenwriters -- a craftroom will be geared to the new screenwriter, educating on the craft¹s basics, while the advanced track will address the specific challenges facing the more experienced writer. Both levels of conference attendees will also have access to "round tables," where they can sit and discuss issues in an intimate setting with panelists and other attendees. AFF is the only conference with immediate access to panelists and significant players in the industry.

One of the highlights of the conference will be when James L. Brooks receives the Distinguished Screenwriter¹s Award, designed to recognize a writer whose contribution to the film industry exemplifies the creative potency that the writer represents to the filmmaking process. "James L. Brooks body of work is breathtaking," commented AFF co-founder Barbara Morgan. "He is one the few who has shaped entertainment over the past 20 years with an entire body of work, starting in TV as a writer with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, conceived Taxi, and then transitioned powerfully to film as an Academy Award® winning writer/director, not to mention executive producing the current hit series The Simpson¹s."

In addition to receiving the award Mr. Brooks will be the featured guest on October 9 at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin, where a special tribute will be convened.

James L. Brooks joins Distinguished Screenwriter¹s Award alums Paul Schrader (AFFLICTION, TAXI DRIVER), Buck Henry (TO DIE FOR, THE GRADUATE), Bill Wittliff (LEGENDS OF THE FALL, LONESOME DOVE), and Horton Foote (TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, TENDER MERCIES in receiving the Bronze Award.

The Austin Film Festival and the four-day Heart of Film Screenwriting Conference run concurrently, October 7-14, with the Conference being held October 7-10. Conference registrations are still available, by calling 800-310-FEST or visiting www.austinfilmfestival.org.

Updated: 08/03/1999

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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