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18-Apr-2014 11:59pm PDT  

 

Austin Film Festival

21 Annual: October 23, 2014 to October 30, 2014

  Narrative Short

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
April 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


June 16, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


July 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 22-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Apr-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Austin


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Narrative Short Jury Award
$1000 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to Austin to attend the AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award. In addition, the Narrative Short Jury Award Winning Film will be eligible to be nominated for the Academy Awards.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Audience Choice Award
Films in this category are also eligible for the AFF Audience Award.
Sponsor:TBA


CATEGORY RULES
Films must be submitted on DVD (please test before sending) or as an online screener and be available for screening as a digital file. Please note: we do NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP. If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film as a digital file, DO NOT SUBMIT your film. Again, we WILL NOT screen films on DCP at the festival.

Films must have been completed no earlier than April 1, 2013. Films must be available for screening during the Austin Film Festival, October 23-30, 2014.

Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for AFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened on US network or cable television prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

-- You MUST include your physical address either in your WAB entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.

-- Please include in your cover letter if your film was SHOT IN TEXAS (include locations) or made by TEXAS FILMMAKERS. We have special Out-Of-Competition categories for which your film may be eligible if it is not selected for the competition, and we don't want to miss your film!

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives, 40 minutes or shorter.

Films must be Austin Premieres. We highly prefer the short be at least a Texas Premiere.

Open to anyone who wishes to enter.