The Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

May 20 is the Late Deadline for screenplay submissions
All submissions must be received or postmarked by 11:59PM PST on Friday, May 20

Austin, TX – The Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay & Teleplay Competition is one of the most respected writing contests in the country with a rich history of championing and supporting writers.   AFF is once again accepting projects.

For the second year in a row, the Austin Film Festival will provide reader comments to all entrants in the Screenplay and Teleplay Competition for free.  In addition, all entrants receive registration discounts, with even bigger discounts when you place in the competition. Unlike other screenplay competitions, your experience with AFF doesn’t end after making the first cut. Second Rounders (the esteemed top 10-12% in each category), Semifinalists, and Finalists attend special panels, programmed specifically for them and not open to regular badge holders.  This year, AFF has an exciting line-up of sponsored award judges including AMC for the One-Hour Pilot category, the Writer’s Guild of America East who will provide three established WGAE screenwriters to judge the Final Round of the Drama category, Enderby Entertainment who will be looking for scripts with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be produced under $10 million, and Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment who will be reviewing this year’s top Horror scripts.  May 20 is the Late (and Final) Deadline for screenplay submissions so enter yours before it really is too late!

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 and television to tell a story.We accept feature screenplays, short screenplays, sitcom and one-hour pilots and specs, and even digital series!

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