Austin Film Festival open to submissions

Submit to the AFF Screenplay and Teleplay Competition. It’s a great opportunity to catapult your screenwriting career to the next level. Be the pioneer who changes industry and establishes the next wave of artistic freedom!

There are multiple categories available for submissions, including: Drama Feature, Comedy Feature, Horror, Sci-Fi, Short, Drama Teleplay, Comedy Teleplay, Scripted Digital Series, Playwriting and Fiction Podcast.

The process to submit your screenplay or teleplay is quick and easy. More details can be found here

Below are some deadlines to be aware of:

FEATURE SCREENPLAY

Early Bird Deadline: March 25 ($50)

Regular Deadline: April 18 ($65)

Late Deadline: May 16th ($80)

SHORT SCREENPLAY & TELEPLAY

Early Bird Deadline: March 25 ($40)

Regular Deadline: April 18 ($55)

Late Deadline: May 16th ($65)

SCRIPTED DIGITAL SERIES

Early Bird Deadline: March 25 ($40)

Regular Deadline: April 18 ($55)

Late Deadline: May 16th ($65)

Extended Deadline: July 8 ($60)

SCRIPTED FICTION PODCAST

 Early Deadline: April 18 ($40)

Regular Deadline: May 16th ($45)

Late Deadline: July 8 ($50)

There are also several award and fellowship categories that can be added onto the writer’s submission for an extra $20. These categories may not be applicable to all categories listed above. 

One of these categories in particular, is the Enderby Entertainment Award category. The Enderby Award is open to Drama and Comedy feature submissions. Additionally, we have the Rooster Teeth BIPOC Fellowship, as well as the Rooster Teeth Women & Animation Fellowship, which are both open to most categories. You can find more about these great opportunities here.

If you have any questions at all, please call (512) 478-4795 or email screenplay@austinfilmfestival.com

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