2017 Podcast Competition Deadlines
Regular: April 10, $15
Final: May 10, $25
GOT A GREAT STORY? Then you’re already there.
Creating a Fiction Podcast Script isn’t about starting from scratch. If you have a pilot, a teleplay or a screenplay ask yourself: is this a great story. If it is, then take the time to tweak it for this new medium! Whether you submit with us or not, getting your script ready for this space is only going to help your career!
As with all of our competitions, we’ll focus the judging criteria on story: plot, structure, characters, dialogue and concept, while additionally taking into consideration the elements of storytelling that are unique to a purely acoustic medium.
WHAT IS A FICTION PODCAST?
Fiction Podcasts are a revival of the radio play days, but with a new streamable twist.
Remember those horrible analogy and comparison questions on the SAT test from high school? (“BLADE is to ICE SKATE as WHEEL is to ROLLER BLADE”?) Well, the fiction podcast is to the radio play what streaming TV was to the Teleplay. The ability to binge watch a show changed the nature of the story.
Here are some examples to get you inspired:
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.
Not to mention, we’ll make your time in Austin unforgettable, connecting you to mentors, industry execs all with BBQ and drinks in hand.
Please call our office at 512-478-4795 or toll free at 1.800.310.3378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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