Ahoy amateur and pro filmmakers alike! It’s early in the year to be thinking about the headache of finding financing, stirring up that fake blood, and tricking young idiots into carrying around apple boxes for free, but you should. If you do, you might be greatly rewarded with the sweet, succulent sound of an audience laughing, crying, or peeing their pants at the sights and sounds of your artistic endeavors.

That’s right, friends. The Austin Film Festival has officially put out its call for entries.

Get excited. Here are some details:

Film Categories:
Film Postmarked Deadline:
  • First Deadline JUNE 2nd ($45)
  • Late Deadline JULY 2nd ($50)
Winners will be announced during the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the 17th Austin Film Festival and Conference.


AFF puts your film in front of the right people. In past years, film competition juries have included a mix of filmmakers, film critics, festival programmers, and representatives from major media companies such as MGM, Paramount Vantage, Adult Swim, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. These are the people you want viewing your film. Enter the contest and give them the chance.

AFF was picked by MovieMaker Magazine as one of its “25 Festivals Worth The Fee” stating that, “…the festivals that are worth your fee and your time can make all the difference in your burgeoning career.”

Click here to see what filmmakers are saying about the Austin Film Festival.


Students should contact programming@austinfilmfestival.com for special discount rates and group entry fees.

Click here for official rules and guidelines.


For more information contact David Gil at 1-800-310-3378 or davidgil@austinfilmfestival.com.

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