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Austin Film Festival

Film festival in Austin.

About

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, we offer Year Round Events, a Young Filmmakers Program, a TV show, Radio show, Podcast and more. 

Awards

  • Narrative Feature: $2500 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.
  • Documentary Feature: $2500 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.
  • Narrative Short: $1000 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), and the AFF Typewriter Award.
  • Narrative Student Short: $500 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.
  • Animated Short: $500 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award
  • Documentary Short: $500 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.
  • Dark Matters Feature: $1000 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.
  • Comedy Vanguard Feature: $1000 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to attend AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.

Rules

  • Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form.
  • Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway), a password-protected streaming URL, or on DVD with NTSC or PAL formatting.
  • Films must have been completed after April 1, 2017. 
  • Feature films must be at least a Texas premiere. 
  • We prefer World, North American, and US premieres

All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Executive director: Barbara Morgan

Documents

Place

United States
Austin

Official website

austinfilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address: 

Austin Film Festival 
1801 Salina St.
78702 Austin
Texas
United States

Telephone: 512-478-4795
Email: 
programming@austinfilmfestival.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 06, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    May 25, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 29, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    July 06, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 26, 2018
  • Event dates
    25 October — 1 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 41 minutes or longer. Feature films must be at least a Texas Premiere.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Any student narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Any non-fiction film with a running time of 41 minutes or longer. Feature films must be at least a Texas Premiere, but US and World Premieres are always preferred.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Any non-fiction work of film with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Any animated narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Films must be feature-length, 41 minutes or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Films must be feature-length, 41 minutes or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $85
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