**CALL FOR SCREENPLAY ENTRIES** 17th Annual Austin Film Festival

FYI From the Austin Film Festival:

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL IS ACCEPTING 2010 SCREENPLAY/TELEPLAY ENTRIES!

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS ONLINE!

{SCREENPLAY COMPETITION}
Screenplay Categories:

DRAMA (Historical, Western, Drama, Family, Romance, Horror, Thriller, etc.)

COMEDY (Dark, Satirical, Slapstick, yadda, yadda, yadda)

There are also TWO additional categories to enter. To be considered for either the Latitude Productions Award or the Sci-Fi Award you must have your screenplay entered in either the Drama or Comedy category.

LATITUDE PRODUCTIONS AWARD (must be an adult-themed, character driven script with a budget under $10 million)

SCI-FI AWARD (includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Surrealism, Myth/Legend and Fantastical Storytelling)
Screenplay Postmarked Deadlines:

* First Postmarked Deadline MAY 15th ($40)
* Late Postmarked Deadline JUNE 1st ($50)

{TELEPLAY COMPETITION}
This competition is open to spec scripts for any network or cable television show that is currently in production.

Teleplay categories: DRAMA, SITCOM

Teleplay Postmarked Deadline: JUNE 1st ($30)

Winners will be announced at the 2010 Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference held October 21-28, 2010.

{WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER}
The competition offers benefits to all entrants, from the first round up:

AFF puts your script in front of the right people. Semifinalist and Finalist scripts are evaluated directly by representatives from major production companies. From Warner Bros to Nickelodeon Movies to Whitelight Entertainment, AFF has consistently delivered judging at the highest level. These are the people you want reading your script.

~All entrants are eligible for discounts and specialty programs during the Austin Film Festival and Conference, and as your script advances you will receive additional benefits.

~All entrants advancing to the Second Round of judging are invited to participate in roundtables throughout the Conference and will receive reader’s notes on their script at no extra charge.
~Semifinalists and Finalists will sit alongside agents, producers and top industry writers in a series of special panels during the 2010 Austin Film Festival and Conference.

~All Semifinalist and Finalist scripts will be included in the 2010 Producers Book which is distributed to more than 300 managers, agents, producers and other industry professionals.

Click here for a list of Success Stories from our Screenplay Competition.

2 Ways to Submit:

* ONLINE (requires additional $5 processing fee) – Quick and easy!
* MAIL

Click here to submit today!

{CONTACT}
For more information contact Matt Dy at 1-800-310-3378 or matt@austinfilmfestival.com

{ARE YOU A FILMMAKER?}
Austin Film Festival is also accepting 2010 film entries. Visit our website for more information.

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