We are pleased to announce the Texas Short Filmmaker Award Underwritten by Austin Movie Gear. Opened in 2013, Austin Movie Gear is a locally owned and operated rental house dedicated to providing low prices and excellent service to Austin filmmakers. The Texas Short Filmmaker Award is presented to a Texas-affiliated short film (writer or director who lives in Texas or the film was shot in Texas) submitted for competition under the “Texas Short Filmmaker” category. The short may fit into any category: Narrative, Animated, Documentary, or Student.
The Texas Short Filmmaker Award includes a $3,000 store credit good for any rental or purchase at Austin Movie Gear. The winner must redeem this credit no later than November 2024, and the winner must complete Austin Movie Gear’s standard new customer process, including proof of insurance. Austin Film Festival will not be responsible or liable for rental or gear associated with this store credit. Consideration for this award is an additional $20. The winner will be announced at the 29th annual Austin Film Festival & Conference happening October 27-November 3.
We are excited to launch this initiative and continue our mission to serve storytellers. Austin Film Festival is excited to partner with Austin Movie Gear to serve the dynamic community of Texas Filmmakers.
If you would like to be considered for this award in addition to your competition category, you can opt-in on our FilmFreeway or our official website submission page. Consideration for this award is an additional $20.