Letter from the competition director
Hello filmmakers, screenwriters, and storytellers,
2020 has seen significant upheaval in the film industry and the world, and as such, has seen a significant disturbance to filmmakers and storytellers alike, hindering their ability to work. Our Extended Deadline serves as a final window for filmmakers to submit and while we cannot reduce the fee without providing an unfair situation to anyone already submitted, we can maintain the price of our Late Deadline.
If you have a film or series that you would like to submit for consideration you may do so at www.austinfilmfestival.com/film or on FilmFreeway at www.filmfreeway.com/austinfilmfestival. Our Late Deadline price will not be raised and will remain at $75 for feature and short film submissions, and $50 for Digital Series submissions.
We are currently accepting unfinished work as well. If your film is picture locked and representative of its final narrative, that is what we are looking at during the consideration process. Unfinished sound, color, FX, credits, etc. will be permitted to be updated at a later date. All works completed after January 1, 2019 will be considered.
From all of us here in Texas, thank you for considering Austin Film Festival and we hope to see your film or series.
Rob Gonzalez – Film Competition Director
2020 Film Competition Deadlines
Early Bird Deadline: March 27 ($50) Regular Deadline: May 22 ($60) Late Deadline: June 26 ($75)
Extended Deadline: July 6 ($75)
- This form is NOT for submitting to the Screenplay & Teleplay Competition or Digital Series 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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Austin Film Festival
1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you would like acknowledgement of the receipt of your entry.