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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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)
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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 Fest Announces 2011 Finalists

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced its 2011 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Finalists. The Finalists were chosen from a field of more than 5,800 entries in the categories of Drama, Comedy, Latitude Productions Award, Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award, and Teleplay.

The winners will be announced during this year's Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 22. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, reimbursements for travel and lodging while at the festival, and access to and recognition by some of the most important writers, agents, producers and filmmakers in the industry.

2011 SCREENPLAY AND TELEPLAY FINALISTS:
(listed by category and alphabetically by title)

SCREENPLAY: COMEDY
Blur Together by Kurt Fried
Game Over by Donald Diego
Goodbye, Felix Chester by Max Taxe
Hancock Park by Steven Wolfson
Happy Adventure by John-Paul Sargeant


SCREENPLAY: DRAMA
Cutter by Dion Cook
The Dreadnaught Conspiracy by Keith Davidson
Garbo's Last Stand by Jonathan J. Miller
Missing by James S. Loos and Steve Schoen
A Question of Justice by Carl L. Williams
Stain by Terrence Michael
Tempo Rubato by Walter Chung


LATITUDE PRODUCTIONS AWARD
(For adult-themed, character driven scripts with a budget under $10 million. The production company was founded by President Curtis Burch.)
Call Me Luke by David B. Carren
Cutter by Dion Cook
Deep Burial by Adam Gyngell and Fred Fernandez-Armesto
Missing by James S. Loos and Steve Schoen
Paper Trail by Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum


DARK HERO STUDIOS SCI-FI AWARD
(Open to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Surrealism, Myth/Legend and Fantastical Storytelling. The Studio was founded by Co-Founders David Hayter and Benedict Carver)
Blur Together by Kurt Fried
How to Save America Without Really Trying by Jon Stahl
Melissa's Kaleidoscope by Lemuel James
Minions by David R. Morris and Bart Koerner
Mutant Snakeoid Zombie Bikers by David B. Carren


TELEPLAY: ONE-HOUR PILOT
Book of Megiddo: The First Horseman by Ryan Harris
The Fed by Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Haunted by Patrick Kevin Day and Andrew Hanson
Rest in Peace by Jill Weinberger


TELEPLAY: SITCOM PILOT
Back to Normal by Matthew Kellard
Capturing King Kan by Jasmin Tekiner
Georgie Girl by Nancy Kissam


TELEPLAY: ONE-HOUR SPEC
Boardwalk Empire - "This Side of Paradise" by James Bogdanski
Justified - "One Blood" by Jeff Amano
Justified - "Tithing" by Adam Ganse


TELEPLAY: SITCOM SPEC
30 Rock - "Mid-Midlife Crisis" by Sherman Kew
Curb Your Enthusiasm - "Spic 'N' Span" by Tracy Reilly
Modern Family - "Make It Work" by Marty Johnson


The Finalist scripts will be reviewed by a jury of industry professionals including Jim Herzfeld (screenwriter, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers), Alvaro Rodriguez (screenwriter, Machete, Shorts), Herschel Weingrod (producer, Falling Down and screenwriter, Trading Places, Twins, and Kindergarten Cop), Noah Hawley (showrunner, "My Generation" and executive producer, "The Unusuals"), Kyle Killen (showrunner, "Lonestar" and the upcoming "Awake"), and Peter Murrieta (showrunner and creator, "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Hope and Faith").

In its 18-year history, the AFF Screenplay and Teleplay Competition has served to jumpstart many writing careers. In the competition's first year, screenplay competition winner Max Adams' script Excess Baggage was optioned by Columbia and made into a film starring Alicia Silverstone and Benicio Del Toro. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, 2003 Drama Teleplay Winners, began careers in writing for TV after their trip to Austin in 2003. The pair has written for shows including CBS' "Judging Amy," ABC's "E-ring," and the entire run of "Jericho." Rachel Long and Brian Pittman's 2008 Semifinalist script Stranded was recently acquired by Enderby Entertainment (Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Rick Dugdale's production company). The project is currently in pre-production with Petrie set to direct. This year, Kevin Miller, 2010 Comedy Finalist for Mother's Day, signed with manager Peter Meyer through a relationship that began at the 2010 AFF. His script was quickly optioned after the Festival by Sony producer Harry Gitters (About Schmidt).

Updated: 10/05/2011

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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