Our Script Competition for 2023 is open for entries! Here at the Austin Film Festival, we hope to give storytellers the opportunity to share their voices and have a chance at getting discovered in the industry. I look forward to seeing your stories in our 2023 competition! In the meantime, here are some of the perks I think are beneficial for emerging writers interested in submitting to our Competition.
All script competition entrants have the ability to opt-in to receive FREE Reader Comments.
Second Rounders and above have the opportunity to participate in exclusive panels at AFF with topics on finding representation, demystifying the development process, and improving your first ten script pages. And then there are the incredibly popular Roundtable Sessions where advancing writers meet face-to-face with managers, writers, and other industry professionals.
Learning how to write stories that work when you only have one sense: The writers on our Writing for Audio Fiction panel all have different backgrounds from playwriting, to acting, to screenwriting. All have found a new kind of freedom in their writing through venturing into the podcast medium. I can’t wait to hear them talk about what makes a great story translate when you only have one sense to rely on.
Enjoy interactive opportunities like our Industry Lunches. In 2022, Second Rounders wined and dined with Beau Demayo, Brian Siegele, Kara Lee Corthon, and Stephen Scaia. We also have our Script Reading Workshops, where selected scripts from the Competition are read aloud and discussed in a personalized setting during the Conference.
Semifinalist/Finalist loglines and contact information will be included in the annual Producers Book distributed to all AFF panelists plus 700+ agents, managers, producers, and other industry professionals.