Austin Film Festival

22 Annual October 29, 2015 to November 05, 2015

 
Category

POV Documentary Feature

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
April 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
May 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
July 10, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after April 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in TX

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Documentary Feature Jury Award
$2500 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
Cash Award Value: 2,500 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. Again, we WILL NOT screen films on DCP at the festival.

Films must have been completed no earlier than April 1, 2014. Films must be available for screening during the Austin Film Festival, October 29-November 5, 2015.

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.

Filmmakers unsure whether or not to enter their film into the Narrative Feature Category or the Dark Matters or Comedy Vanguard categories should select the relevant genre category so the film will be watched with that in mind. Austin Film Festival reserves the right to switch the entry category to fit programming needs and interests and films WILL NOT BE penalized for the original submission selection.

-- 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 Documentary Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be feature-length documentaries, 41 minutes or longer.

Films must be Texas Premieres (prefer World/North American/US Premieres).

Open to anyone who wishes to enter.