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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Austin Fest Film

Contact

1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
512-478-6205 (fax)

Web:
http://www.austinfilmfestival.com
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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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For thirty years, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. 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. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/31/2024

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:
http://www.austinfilmfestival.com
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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 97    
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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:
http://www.austinfilmfestival.com
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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 97    
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Austin Fest Names Screenplay Contest Winners

The 2023 Austin Film Festival Script Competition winners were chosen from a record field of 11,500 scripts entered in the Screenplay, Digital Series, Playwriting, and Fiction Podcast Competitions. The winners were selected by a distinguished panel of industry judges including, Tatiana Suarez-Pico (Hunters, Penny Dreadful, Iron Fist, Snowfall), Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, The Flash), Tripper Clancy (Stuber, I Am Not Okay With This, Die Hart), & Herschel Weingrod (Trading Places, Kindergarten Cop).

2023 SCRIPT AWARDS

  • Drama Feature Screenplay Award presented by The Writers Guild of America, East - T-Minus Zero by Troy Anthony Miller and J.R Smith
  • Drama Teleplay Pilot Award - State of the Art by Austin Elliott
  • Drama Teleplay Spec Award - The Great: “Death Becomes Him” by Marguerite Spellman
  • Comedy Feature Screenplay Award - A Forest Through The Trees By Ryan Ederer
  • Comedy Teleplay Pilot Award - Arthur and Lancelot by Victoria Zeutzius
  • Comedy Teleplay Spec Award - What We Do in the Shadows: “The Chupacabra” by Jordan Obey
  • Scripted Digital Series Award - Psychic by Aiden Moretti
  • Fiction Podcast Award - The Crime at Camp Ashwood by Laura Hunter Drago
  • Short Screenplay Award - Good Evening, Marshall (Good Evening, Geraldine) by Jessica Mosher
  • Playwriting Award - The Housing Situation on Neptune by Nijae Draine
  • Horror Screenplay Award presented by Vertigo Entertainment - Paradise by Daniel Byers
  • Sci-Fi Screenplay Award - ROY G. BIV by Sebastian Davis
  • Rooster Teeth Fellowship Awards, BIPOC category - Turn the Heat Up by Helen K Thomas
  • Rooster Teeth Fellowship Awards, Women & Animation category - Ulster by Allison Mick
  • Enderby Entertainment Award - Black Mouth Cur by Kai Kido
  • AMC One-Hour Pilot Award - Blind Mice by Aaron Milus
  • Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowships - Black Waters by Kate Imy (Feature Film) and The Hellmouth by Francesco Staluppi (TV)


Updated: 11/07/2023

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Contact

1801 Salina St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-478-4795 (voice)
512-478-6205 (fax)

Web:
http://www.austinfilmfestival.com
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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 97    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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