Austin Film Festival

Austin Film Festival

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 Letter from the competition director

Hello filmmakers, screenwriters, and storytellers,

Austin Film Festival serves to further the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of storytellers. That’s what we do and who we are. COVID-19 has not changed this mission for us. We still intend to put great stories in front of our audiences and in front of the film industry. Our whole team is working on exactly how to do this right now. Our competitions will continue, our selections will continue, AFF will continue.

For starters, we’re expanding our completion date requirement for films back to January 1st, 2019 (previously April 1, 2019), so your window for what we consider eligible has grown. Second, if you’re missing color, or sound, or effects for your film, but it’s story and narrative is complete and stands on its own, we’ll consider it fairly and you’ll have until October to polish those last parts.

If you’re uncertain about the eligibility of your project or if you have any questions at all, please reach out to me. My virtual door is always open. I’m here, our programming team is here, AFF is here.

Stay healthy and stay inspired!

Rob Gonzalez – Film Competition Director

The 2020 Film Competition is closed for submissions. It will reopen in December for the Austin Film Festival 2021.

Thank you for considering Austin Film Festival.


Early Bird Deadline: March 27 ($50)

Regular Deadline: May 22 ($60)

Late Deadline: June 26 ($75)

Extended Deadline: July 6 ($75)




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    Event Location
    Various Austin Locations Austin, 78701, TX, United States

    Austin Film Festival

    Film/Media Festival
    Austin Film Festival
    Austin Film Festival
    Various Austin Locations