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Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 41 minutes or longer. Feature films must be at least a Texas Premiere, but US and World Premiere... More
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 41 minutes or longer. Feature films must be at least a Texas Premiere, but US and World Premieres are always preferred. Less

Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred.
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred. Less

Any student narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. The film's credited writer or director must be a current student... More
Any student narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. The film's credited writer or director must be a current student or completed the film during the time the filmmaker was a student. Student Shorts must be non-animated, narrative works only. Documentary and Animated Shorts should be entered in their respective category. Shorts must be Austin Premieres, but Texas Premieres are preferred. Entrant must provide proof of enrollment in the form of an official transcript or signed letter from faculty on official letterhead. This can be sent to programming@austinfilmfestival.com Less

Any non-fiction film with a running time of 41 minutes or longer. Feature films must be at least a Texas Premiere, but US and World Premieres are alw... More
Any non-fiction film with a running time of 41 minutes or longer. Feature films must be at least a Texas Premiere, but US and World Premieres are always preferred. AFF specifically looks for documentaries that tell compelling and well-structured stories. Less

Any non-fiction work of film with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred. AFF... More
Any non-fiction work of film with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred. AFF prefers films with compelling and well-structured stories. Less

Any animated narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Open to any form of animation. Animated Shorts must be narrative wor... More
Any animated narrative work of fiction with a running time of 40 minutes or less. Open to any form of animation. Animated Shorts must be narrative works only--no experimental pieces. Shorts must be Austin premieres, although Texas Premieres are preferred. Less

Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 41 minutes or longer and with a story that is easily identified as belonging to the horror or thr... More
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 41 minutes or longer and with a story that is easily identified as belonging to the horror or thriller genre and that embodies dark themes, unconventional subject matter, or suspenseful sensibilities. Films must be at least a Texas Premiere, but US and World Premieres are always preferred. Less

Films must be feature-length, 41 minutes or longer. Must be original narrative films that encompass any and all forms of the comedy genre, where the ... More
Films must be feature-length, 41 minutes or longer. Must be original narrative films that encompass any and all forms of the comedy genre, where the only thing that outweighs the humor is the story. Films must be Texas Premieres (prefer World/North American/US Premieres) Open to anyone who wishes to enter. Less


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