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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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)
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: 82    
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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: 82    
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Austin Heart of Film Call for Entries

AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Film Festival is currently accepting entries in its 2000 Heart of Film Screenplay Competition. Categories are: adult/mature, children/family and comedy. Entry postmark deadline is May 15, 2000. Entry fee is $40 per entry.

The First Place winners in the adult category and family categories receive a $4000 cash prize; the First Place winner in the comedy category receives $1000. All winners receive reimbursement of one round-trip airfare (up to $500); up to four nights hotel accommodations (up to $500); complimentary All-Access Producer’s Pass to the Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference ($695 value); and the coveted AFF Bronze Typewriter Award.

Judging at the semi-finalist level is conducted by a panel of industry development executives and producers. Past judges include development executives from Carsey Werner, Columbia Pictures, Kennedy Marshall, Kopelson Entertainment, Lightstorm Entertainment and others.

Those writers advancing to the Competition’s Second Round and beyond have the option to attend an exclusive Master Class hosted by a Festival guest panelist.

Winners will be announced October 14, during the Festival’s Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. Also presented during the event is the AFF’s Distingished Screenwriter Award, whose recipients include James L. Brooks (’99), Paul Schrader (98), Buck Henry (’97) and Bill Wittliff (’96). 1500 new and established writers and filmmakers will attend the Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference, held October 12 – 15. 1999 attendees included Robert Altman, James L. Brooks, Scott Frank, Buck Henry, Larry Karaszewski, Matthew McConaughey, Alexander Payne, Jean Smart and many others who took part in 70 some panels on the art, craft and business of screenwriting.

The mission of the Heart of Film Screenplay Competition is to provide recognition, opportunity and industry access to outstanding new writers. The script competition and screenwriters conference are part of the Austin Film Festival, the first film festival dedicated to the writer, which will be held October 12 – 19, 2000. For more information, call (800) 310-FEST, visit www.austinfilmfestival.com, or write B.J. Burrow, Competition Director, Austin Film Festival, 1604 Nueces, Austin, Texas 78701.

Updated: 02/09/2000

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: 82    
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