Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Austin Fest Film

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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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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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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)
Report Cards: 84    
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Participants Added to Austin "Heart of Film" Screenwriters Conference

AUSTIN, Texas - Confirmed participants to date in the 2000 Austin Film Festival's Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference include 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 Anne Rapp (Dr T and the Women, Cookie's Fortune); 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).

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.

The final deadline for entering a film into competition is September 1 at a cost of $50. Categories are open to independently produced features, shorts and student shorts.

Each finalist in the film competition receives two all-access producers passes to the Festival (value, $695 each), 10 tickets to the film's screenings, the option to attend a Master Class conducted by a presenting Festival filmmaker, and inclusion in the AFF Filmmaker's Catalogue, which is distributed to all judges and other interested industry representatives.

Winners in the feature-length category receive all of the above plus a cash prize of $750 and a special Winners' Night Screening, with the winners of the short film and student short categories also receiving the above and a cash prize of $500. Winners in all categories will receive reimbursement of one roundtrip airfare to Austin (up to $500) to attend the AFF, hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (not to exceed $500) and the AFF Bronze Award.

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, Jenny Frankle, Mickey Frieberg, Sheila Gallien, John Scott Shepherd and Larry Wright.

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: 08/17/2000

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 (4.0/5.0)
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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