letter from the competition director
Hello filmmakers, screenwriters, and storytellers,
Austin Film Festival serves to further the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of storytellers. That’s what we do and who we are. COVID-19 has not changed this mission for us. We still intend to put great stories in front of our audiences and in front of the film industry. Our whole team is working on exactly how to do this right now. Our competitions will continue, our selections will continue, AFF will continue.
For starters, we’re expanding our completion date requirement for films back to January 1st, 2019 (previously April 1, 2019), so you’re window for what we consider eligible has grown. Second, if you’re missing color, or sound, or effects for your film, but it’s story and narrative is complete and stands on its own, we’ll consider it fairly and you’ll have until October to polish those last parts.
If you’re uncertain about the eligibility of your project or if you have any questions at all, please reach out to me. My virtual door is always open. I’m here, our programming team is here, AFF is here.
Stay healthy and stay inspired!
Rob Gonzalez – Film Competition Director
2020 PRODUCED DIGITAL SERIES COMPETITION
Early Bird Deadline: March 27 ($35)
Regular Deadline: May 22 ($45)
Late Deadline: June 26 ($50)
Extended Deadline: July 6 ($55)
- This form is NOT for submitting to the Scripted Digital Series Category, Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, or Film Competition.
- You are able to submit your film either as a private password-protected streaming link or as a DVD copy through the mail (please double check to be sure that it works and that it is formatted as a DVD that plays on DVD players, not a data disk).
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