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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

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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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The Ultimate Runway
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: 96    
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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: 96    
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Austin Announces Script Competition Finalists

The Austin Film Festival has announced the 2022 Script Competition Finalists. 70 scripts were chosen for the Final Round with one winner to be determined in each of the 18 categories. The winners will be announced during this year's Conference.

THIS YEAR’S FINALISTS:

COMEDY FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Cancer, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll by Todd Naylor & Alex Beall
Eternally Yours by Lou Wollin
MacGuffin by Christopher Wright
Sense & Sensibility by Sal Neslusan

DRAMA FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Presented by Writers Guild of America, East

Faith by Naomi Sheridan
The Fuck-It List by Nick Gambino
The Gold Fish by Barbara Ward Thall
The Sickness by Joe Marino

ENDERBY ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
For feature scripts in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be produced for under $10 million. The production company was founded by Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Always We Begin Again by Nic Cohen
Glasshouse by JR Rappaport
Labor Pain by Jacob R. Dorn
Sympathy for the Wild by Eamonn Cogan
Three Faces of Hunger and Thirst by HF Crum

HORROR FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Em & Toby vs. The Gulches by Steve Holbert
The Psycho Killer’s Guide to Love by JP LeRoux
The Virgin by Trysta A. Bissett & Jerry D. Ochoa

SCI-FI FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Open to science fiction, fantasy, horror, surrealism, myth/legend and fantastical storytelling.

DISSONANT ECHOES by Raphael Conte
Paschar by Jennifer Richelle Burns
Time Wolves by Stian Hafstad

ROOSTER TEETH BIPOC FELLOWSHIP
FLY INTO THE WIND by Alvin Lau
IN MEMORIAM by Chadd Alciati
LA DOÑA by Ana Lydia Monaco
Momentous by Ana Maria Defillo
Old Maiden’s Prayer by Grace Gao

ROOSTER TEETH WOMEN & ANIMATION FELLOWSHIP
The Death of Rasputin by Erin Reinelt
Allegra Sparkle’s Guide to the Great Composers (You Might Not Have Heard Of) by Lillie Gardner
The Man by Carla Queipo

AMC ONE-HOUR PILOT
All Finalists will be reviewed exclusively by AMC who will determine the Winner.

GREYLORD by Monte Williams & Fred Ellis
Half-Hanged Mary by Amanda Young
PROJECT BLANCA: “Pilot” by Teresa Jusino
Souvenir, Alaska by Mac Smullen
The Devil’s Brood: Shipwreck by Saiya Floyd
Vaquero by Matthew Brown

WARNER BROS. PILOT AWARD
All Finalists will be reviewed exclusively by Warner Bros. who will determine the Winner.

Here for the Wrong Reasons by Sabrina Batchler
The Found by Noah Miller
The Tutors by Mallory Baysek
Tin Can Alley by Thomas Schoch
To Kill A Pope by Gianmarco Giacomelli

COMEDY TELEPLAY PILOT
Chad + Trixie 4EVA by C.W. Madsen
I-CON-IC by Daisy Hobbs
UNTETHERED by Charlie Frazier & Chris Frazier

DRAMA TELEPLAY PILOT
Channel School by Robert Rue
Choose Your Parents by Kayla Sun
Jungle by Tavish Gudgeon
Wayward by Christopher Cramer

COMEDY TELEPLAY SPEC
Bob’s Burgers: “Bob’s Books, Beach Mice, and Body Scrubs” by Bryant A. Loney
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “JEFFREY” by Clayton Jordan
What We Do In The Shadows: “Curse of The Blood Moon” by Jeremy Wadzinski

DRAMA TELEPLAY SPEC
Bridgerton: “Beyond the Pale” by Lauren Bonett
The Crown: “Last Looks” by Claire Winters
The Umbrella Academy: “Rumor Me” by Matteo Mascanzoni

SCRIPTED DIGITAL SERIES
Back To Normal by Vincent Nelson & Josh Covitt
MAN OF ACTION by Mitchell McLean
Walk Into A Bar by Cassandra Rose

SHORT SCREENPLAY
Blighted by Sheba Karim
One Who Knows by Shiloh Nyce
Slayfest by Mark Renshaw

STAGE PLAY
A Driving Beat by Jordan Ramirez Puckett
One Last Song by Shaun Balbar
TALK OF THE TOWN by Mike Bencivenga

FICTION PODCAST
Celeritas by Alexander Adell
Lilith by Mark London Williams
Land Yacht Radio by Anthony Wood

JOSEPHSON ENTERTAINMENT FELLOWSHIP
Cancer, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll by Todd Naylor & Alex Beall
Chad + Trixie 4EVA by C.W. Madsen
I-CON-IC by Daisy Hobbs
Sense & Sensibility by Sal Neslusan
The Gold Fish by Barbara Ward Thall
The Fuck-It List by Nick Gambino
UNTETHERED by Charlie Frazier & Chris Frazier

Updated: 10/18/2022

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: 96    
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Submit a Report card

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