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Austin Film Festival Call for Entries

Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Austin, Texas - USA
October 24 to 31, 2019


Upcoming Deadline
May 24, 2019
Regular Deadline
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In the Spotlight today is the 26th Annual Austin Film Festival(AFF), known as "The Writer's Festival" for championing the importance of narrative at the core of filmmaking. In addition to over a dozen parties and over 150 film premieres, AFF hosts the world's largest Writers Conference open to all accepted filmmakers with panels, workshops, roundtables, and conversations featuring over 150 working film, television, and new media industry professionals. AFF is also proud to pave the way to Oscar gold for short films - the Festival is an Academy-qualifier for narrative, documentary and animated short films. Last year, the documentary shortHeaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405took home the Oscar after premiering and qualifying at AFF.

Gilbert Mirambeau, producer ofKafoushares, "We've done a few film festivals, and this is by far the best one we've attended so far. This festival opened our eyes on many aspects of the film industry. We felt quite inspired and learned so much in a few days, even just by meeting people and sharing the craft we love: making films. Without a doubt I will refer Austin Film Festival to any filmmakers or any person period as one of the best and do my best to come every year." Austin Film Festival has proven to be a valuable launching pad for many emerging filmmakers.Antiquities,Beyond the Night, andLost & Found, all films from the 2018 Festival, are just a few of the features that signed distribution deals since last October.

Agents, managers, television showrunners, studio execs, distributors, and filmmakers visit AFF again and again, not only to sample its unbeatable hospitality and great barbecue but also to uncover and promote talents that deserve to be seen and heard. Along with excellent exposure comes the opportunity to take home a cash prize of up to $2,500 USD, travel and hotel reimbursement of up to $500, and AFF's famous bronze typewriter statue for winning filmmakers.
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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to discovering and premiering smaller gems, Austin Film Festival also brings the biggest and buzziest award-winning films as well. Past screenings have includedVox Lux(Brady Corbet and Natalie Portman in attendance),The Front Runner(Jason Reitman and Mike Judge in attendance),Lady Bird(Greta Gerwig in attendance),I, Tonya(Steve Rogers in attendance), and many more.

Multiple film categories are now open for submission - qualify your film today!