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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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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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 Fest Names Screenplay Winners

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced their 2016 Screenplay Competition Winners. All award recipients will receive an array of cash prizes, reimbursement of travel expenses, and industry access and recognition.

For the 2016 Screenplay Competition, a record number of 9,100 scripts were received and the finalists were reviewed by an industry panel of judges including Kim Bass (writer In Living Color; Sister, Sister, Kenan & Kel; writer/director Kill Speed, Day of Days (2016)); Stephen Falk (creator/executive producer/showrunner You're The Worst; co-executive producer Orange is the New Black, Weeds); Michael McCullers (writer Saturday Night Live, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember; writer/director Baby Mama); Ashley Miller (writer Thor, X-Men: First Class, Power Rangers (2016), Big Trouble in Little China; writer/producer Fringe, Black Sails); Nicole Perlman (writer Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel (2019), Pokémon (2018)); and Oren Uziel (writer/director Shimmer Lake; writer 22 Jump Street, Freaks of Nature, The God Particle), among others.

The following winners were selected:

  • Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East: Static by Henry Jones
  • Comedy Screenplay Award presented by Sony Pictures Animation: Dinner with Friends by Geeta Malik
  • Sci-Fi Screenplay Award: Static by Henry Jones
  • Enderby Entertainment Award: Static by Henry Jones
  • Vertigo Entertainment Horror Award: Rock Point Draw by Jeremy David Lee
  • AMC One-Hour Pilot Award: The Devil and the Deep by Kyle Bugg
  • Sitcom Pilot Award: Losing It by Louise Rozett
  • Short Screenplay Award: Futurehealth by Sarah Polhaus
  • Scripted Digital Series Award presented by New Form Digital: Main Stream by JC Conklin
  • One-Hour Spec Award: Fargo: The Hunt for the Cobra King by Sarah Beckett
  • Sitcom Spec Award: Broad City: Short Term Effort by Greg Wayne


STATIC has been acquired by Inkubate, the new banner for Godzilla's Max Borenstein focused on character-driven genre material in film and television. Inkubate plans to package the script and then pursue setting it up at a studio or with independent financing. STATIC is described as a grounded, visionary sci-fi thriller. The logline is being kept under wraps.

Updated: 10/20/2016

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    
Have you entered?
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