Austin Film Festival will showcase the best youth filmmaking from around the country during the 20th Annual Austin Film Festival, October 24 – 31, 2013.
The competition is free to enter and open to youth filmmakers ages 13 to 18. Entrants will be invited to attend the 20th Annual Austin 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 writers, directors and industry insiders.
This year’s Young Filmmakers Competition films are:
BEGINNINGS (USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Kathleen Silverstein
The filmmaker looks back at her entry into her country.
DON’T LITTER (USA, 1 min)
Writer/Director: Adonys Jimenez
Seriously. For the good of all mankind.
THE FAULT OF WE (USA, 4 min)
Writer: Stacey Franklin
Director: Felicia McGowan
An examination of youth by youth.
THE GAME OF LIFE (TEXAS, 8 min)
Writer: Austin Matthews
Director: Charles Witosky
A match to the death.
HAMARTIA (TEXAS, 4 min)
Writers: Cristian Perez, Jaida Scott
Director: Cristian Perez
A girl prefers to be alone.
HB (Canada, 7 min)
Writer: Imogen Pohl
Director: Nathan Fast
A militant test proctor watches over one boy’s fallen hopes.
IMMIGRANT (USA, 1 min)
Writer/Director: Paulette Rosario
A personal message about a national issue.
LIGHTLY SALTED (USA, 2 min)
Writers: Anastasia Hartmann Olden, Rutger Hartmann Olden, Parker Smigelski
Director: Anastasia Hartmann Olden
A date turns twisted.
LOVESOUP (TEXAS, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Ryker Allen
Love in its every variety, mixed together and brought to boil.
MIMIC (TEXAS, 2 min)
Writer: Isabell Mayer
Director: Tyler Nguyen
Everyone want to be somebody else every once in a while.
* MOPOCALYPSE (TEXAS, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Jordan Green
Danger spills across the halls during detention.
MR. HENRY (TEXAS, 5 min)
Writer/Directors: Kayla Cesari, David Rice
A man receives a magic gift, but with a difficult side effect.
* OBSERVED (Texas, 4 min)
Writer/Director: Eric Cohen Empson
There’s a prize in every package.
OUT OF ORDER (TEXAS, 5 min)
Writer/Director: Alec Brown
Two students discover a portal to another place.
OUT OF THE DARK (USA, 2 min)
Writer/Directors: Gabby Giacomo, Grace Kennedy, Natalie Ponce
Nothing is scarier than your own bedroom.
* PAPER BAG BOY (TEXAS, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Cristina Gonzalez
A loner keeps all his troubles bagged up.
RELIGIOUS DEBATE (USA, 2 min)
Writer/Directors: Quaadir Slater, Ricardo Juarez, Jimmy Papik
Two friends work on films together, despite their differences.
SLENDER: THE FILM (EPISODE 1) (USA, 3 min)
Writers: Carsten Ritter, Sam Slocum
Directors: Sam Slocum, Rod Myers
A mystery in the woods, or in his mind.
A STORY UNFOLDS (TEXAS, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Elena Maeurer
Trapped in a library, these students take matters in their own hands.
THE TALK (USA, 5min)
Writer/Director: Hadley Hillel
Two parents try to get a bit of news out in the open.
TIE YOUR SHOES (TEXAS, 1 min)
Writer/Director: Jose Couvillion
Only you can prevent… what happens in this film.
* screening but ineligible for the YFP Competition Award