Austin Film Festival Script Competition

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1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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Contact: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions

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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

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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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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AFF Announces Screenplay & Teleplay Competition Semifinalists

The Austin Film Festival has announced its 2012 Screenplay & Teleplay Competition Semifinalists from a record field of more than 6500 entries. A total of 729 scripts advanced to the Second Round (roughly top 10-12%) before being eliminated. 96 scripts were selected for the Semifinals to remain in contention.

The Finalists will be revealed by early October and the winners will be announced during this year’s Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at the Austin Club. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, reimbursements for travel and lodging while at AFF, and access to and recognition by some of the most important writers, agents, producers and filmmakers in the industry.

This year’s Semifinalists are (listed by category and alphabetically by title):

Screenplay – Comedy

12 Steps for Pussies by Dwayne McKenzie & Jim Patton
Blind Date by Alex Cramer
The Break-Up Nurse by Adeline Colangelo
Candy Rocks Doesn’t Grow Up by Eric Randolph Rasmussen
Concession Olympics by Megan Grano
Detroit Nuke City by John Sheehan
Donnie Lasagna by Anthony Stitt & Jeff Trently
Get Real by Bev Atkinson
Henchmen by Eric Gross & Marshall Johnson
High School Seniors by Hamish McCollester
How to Win in Politics by Jordan Newman
MILFS by Carrie Stett
The Monster of Perfect, California by Paul Sheridan
The P.A.N.D.A. War by Daniel Shea
Rusty by Michael Ouellette
Santagate by Mike Sundy
Two Old Dicks by Matt Zajac
V-Day by Ali Imran Zaidi
Western Bloc by Margot Arakelian
Worst.Date.Ever. by Joshua Sheehan & Marco Rodriguez


Screenplay – Drama

Bad Blood by Chris Connolly
Child-Proof by Michael Levin & Kevin Brotman
Clouds of Sorrow by Jack Davidson
Cold Snap by Samuel J. Winokur
Cry Mother Earth by Aron Wilburn & George Wilburn
Cumberland by Scott Larson
Dali by Lorraine Mauvais
Dark Ops by Andrew Sodroski & Raven Burnett
Deacon’s Point by Blake McCallister
Drink With a Stranger by Anita J Skibski
Freedom by Byron Hudson
From New York to Florida by Austin Reynolds
Havana Rules by Annie LaBarba
Heaven’s Door by Geoff Redknap
The House of Bathory by Shannon Pestock
Lukomorie by Margot Arakelian
The Mortality Game by Ed Vela
The Murphys by Kaitlin McLaughlin
My Sweet Genevese by William Viglione
Our Enemies by Ramesh Santanam
Paris Burning by Roberto Dantas
The Rise and Fall of Lorenzo the Kid by Matthew A. Brown
What’s Ailing Spencer Frayley by Michael Werwie
The Witness by Nouri Zarrugh


Enderby Entertainment Award

(For feature scripts in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be produced under $5 million. The production company was founded by Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr.)

Bad Blood by Chris Connolly
The Break-Up Nurse by Adeline Colangelo
Cancer by Bobby Duncan
Drink With a Stranger by Anita J Skibski
From New York to Florida by Austin Reynolds
Hero Wanted by Dennis Douda
Santagate by Mike Sundy
The Scrubland by Corey Bodoh-Creed
Suburban Gothic by Anton Diether
Will’s Friend Will by Elaine Thomas


Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award

(Open to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Surrealism, Myth/Legend and Fantastical Storytelling. The studio was founded by David Hayter and Benedict Carver)

Bad Blood by Chris Connolly
Coffin Makers by David B. Carren
Dark Ops by Andrew Sodroski & Raven Burnett
The Domain by Michael Raymond
Heirloom by Noga Landau
The House of Bathory by Shannon Pestock
Little Lucy by Daniel J. Hernandez
My Sweet Genevese by William Viglione
Shiny Penny by Daniel Shea
When the Moon Rises by Jeff Storms


Teleplay – One-Hour Pilot

Beltway – “The Last of the Swinging Dicks” by Thom Woodley
Bricks and Stones by Alexander Newman-Wise
The Hinterland – “The Last Human City” by Jason Noto
Horizon by B.D. Flory
Mnemonic by Jimmy Miller
Mustard by Christian Canterbury
The Photographer by Jennifer Raite & Chris Cullari
The Reel by Adam D’Alba
Static – “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Keith Davidson
Street Legal by Warren Hsu Leonard
Thin Air by Niceole R Levy
Under the Law by Rebecca Omahen


Teleplay – Sitcom Pilot

Blood Types by Adam Meyer
The Doghouse by Greg Karber
Fangirls – “I Love Aquaman” by Lillian DeRitter
Funny Motherfuckers – “Dropped, Weak, and Horny” by Joseph J. Vargas
Katie and Becca Grow Up by Leila Cohan-Miccio
The New Twenty – “Esse Quam Videri” by Tony Sekulich
Welcome to the Sh!t Show by Robert Dearden


Teleplay – One-Hour Spec

Dexter – “The Second Coming” by David Radcliff
Justified – “Mama’s in the Graveyard; Papa’s in the Pen” by Courtney Kirkpatrick
The Mentalist – “Cardinal Sins” by Julie Christie
Parenthood – “How to Jew” by Nathaniel Orr
Shameless – “Sleeping Dogs” by Jennifer Raite
White Collar – “Face of Terror” by Bobak Esfarjani


Teleplay – Sitcom Spec

30 Rock – “Clinical Implantation” by Dayo Adesokan
Bored to Death – “The Case of the Swinging Brewskee Ballers” by Lee Carlisle
The Middle – “To Heck and Back” by Sheela Shrinivas
Modern Family – “Earthquake Party” by Abi Wurdeman & Phil Wurdeman
New Girl – “Schmidt Gets His Period” by Beau Henry
Parks & Rec – “Ye Olde Pawnee” by Julie Benson
Raising Hope – “Get Rich Quick, Boys and Girls!” by Kat Lombard


Updated: 09/10/2012

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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