2017 Podcast Competition Deadlines
Regular: April 10, $15
Final: May 10, $25
As with all of AFF’s competitions, the Fiction Podcast Competition will found its judging criteria on story elements such as plot, structure, characters, dialogue and concept while additionally taking into consideration the elements of storytelling that are unique to purely acoustic medium with no visual component.
THE ULTIMATE RUNWAY
For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.
At AFF, when you win, you really win. Not only is there a cash prize and our unmistakable typewriter statuette—five pounds of awesome you can carry around—but you win alongside legendary figures as part of our annual Awards ceremony. Last year, our winners received their awards next to Paul Feig, Marta Kauffman & Nancy Meyers. It simply doesn’t get better than that.
Screenplay & Teleplay FAQs
Having technical difficulties? Feel free to call (1.800.310.3378) or email our Screenplay Competition Administrative Coordinator, Gabbi: email@example.com
For all other general questions please contact the Screenplay Competition Director, Matt Dy: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-478-4795.
I was thrilled to win at Austin. Since the competition, doors have started to open. My movie has a much better chance of getting made than it had before. But even if I hadn’t won, I would have had the equally valuable experience of the Conference itself. This is what sets Austin apart–the incredible opportunity to talk with and learn from the top professionals in the industry and the fabulously talented attendees. I really believe this is a learner’s business, and that’s what AFF understands so well.”
– Robert Rue, 2015 Drama Winner for Detroit