The Script Competitions Late Deadline Extended to June 1, 2020!
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we want to give you all a little more time to finish and polish off your scripts. We’ll now be accepting entries within all script competition categories until 11:59pm PST June 1, 2020.
Announcing Austin Film Festival’s first-ever Virtual Pitch Competition!
As the first organization of its kind to focus on the writer’s contribution to film and television, we’re committed to providing new opportunities to help writers build a bridge from craft to career. While a great script is the necessary foundation for launching your career in Hollywood, the ability to sell yourself and your work is more than half the battle. To help you develop and improve your skills in the room, we’re launching a VIRTUAL version of our popular Pitch Competition!
- Submit a feature script to our Script Competition or film to any category.
- Purchase a $15 Virtual Pitch Competition ticket,
- Record a 90-second video pitch on your phone or computer
Pitches will be evaluated by a panel of first-round judges. The judging process will be conducted remotely, increasing the opportunity to get your work out there, and all participants who enter will receive written feedback on their pitch. Regardless of your entry’s placement in either the Script or Film Competition, your pitch might make it on its own!
Finalists will pitch live (virtually) in front of three Industry judges, who will be crowning at least six winners. Each winner will receive a one-on-one video call with one of our judges to further discuss the script.
While traditionally, you’d have to fly to Los Angeles and hope to cross paths with the right industry exec to get your story out there, we’re bringing this rare opportunity to you, wherever you are. And who knows? This might just lead to your big break…