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Young Filmmakers Competition

Postmark Deadline – August 25, 2016

Austin Film Festival will showcase the best youth filmmaking from around the country during the 23rd Annual Austin Film Festival, October 13-20, 2016

The competition is free to enter and open to youth filmmakers ages 13 to 18. The winning filmmaker will be notified prior to the Festival, and will receive two (2) Weekend badges to the 2016 Austin Film Festival (for the filmmaker and a legal guardian*), two (2) tickets to the AFF Awards Luncheon (Oct. 15, 2016), an AFF Award and reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend the 2015 AFF; AFF will put the winner up in one room for two nights’ stay at an AFF host hotel during the Film Festival.

While at the Festival the winning filmmakers will have the opportunity to see almost 200 films, learn from panels with industry veterans and network with the likes of James Franco, Judd Apatow and Shane Black!

YFP Comp Entry Form 2016

Rules & Guidelines


Additional Information

For more information, contact or give us a call at 1-800-310-3378.

*No one under 21 will be allowed into AFF parties.