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Is Austin Film Festival prestigious?

The AFF is a brilliantly run, prestigious film festival. Having your screenplay placed or winning means something in the film and TV business around the world.

Can you submit more than one script to the Austin Film Festival?

Yes. Second Round scripts are eligible for resubmission. Semifinalists and higher are not eligible to resubmit the same script, but they are welcome to resubmit different material.

Is it hard to get into film festivals?

It’s a hard thing to admit, but the ultimate goal isn’t about getting into film festivals. It’s about making great films — getting into film festivals is just a byproduct of great films. If not, make the adjustments necessary to get it closer and submit next year. Those festivals aren’t going anywhere.

Where is the Austin Film Festival?

Austin2019, 2018, 2017.
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What happens if you win at the Austin Film Festival?

The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize; AFF’s bronze typewriter statue; reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend Austin Film Festival & Conference; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the Festival.

How do you get selected for film festivals?

4 Ways to Get Your Film Accepted into Film Festivals

  1. Have something to say. Film festivals aren’t a place for mindless entertainment or (for the most part) a showcase of production value.
  2. Keep it short.
  3. Enter a lot of festivals early.
  4. Find an interesting hook.

How much does it cost to enter a film festival?

The average cost to enter a short film into a film festival is around $27. Entrance fees for of a feature film into a film festival will generally cost an average of $40.

Is Austin Film Festival non profit?

Austin Film Festival is a 501 nonprofit. Be a champion and support us through a tax-deductible donation!

Who runs the Austin Film Festival?

Barbara Morgan and Marsha Milam founded Austin Film Festival in 1993 to celebrate the art of storytelling through film. Known as the “Writers Festival,” AFF recognizes the writer as the core of the creative process in filmmaking.

How important is the Austin Film Festival?

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. We were the first festival and conference to highlight the artistic achievements and contributions of the television writer.

Does Sundance accept screenplays?

Yes, we will consider scripts based on prior work, as long as you have the rights to the material. 25. How complete should the screenplay be? Sundance Institute considers scripts at various stages of development, but you must have a full, completed screenplay in order to be considered.