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About the Conference Panels Take a look at what we've got lined up for you! Panels Panelists We're pleased to bring the industry's best to Austin for you! Film Slate 4 days of panels Check out our panels from the Conference. Panels panelists Check out our confirmed panelists and award recipients! Hotel space is limited and allotted on a first come, first serve basis. Contact us for availability at or the toll free number FEST From jury awards to audience awards, AFF hands out over 40 awards each year!

We will provide reader comments to ALL entrants. Close Film Competition Close Writers Festival Our film competition recognizes the importance of narrative at the core of filmmaking. Close Digital Series Competition Close This competition accepts both filmed and written submissions in an effort to find talented voices who can adapt their vision to emerging digital platforms.

AFF will select one winner who displays the strongest voice and greatest potential for establishing a digital series. Filmed Series Submit filmed episodes, totaling no more than 30 minutes in length. Submit Now Scripted Series Submit scripted episodes, totaling no more than 30 pages in length. The Playwriting Competition is open to full-length stage plays and gives playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference.

It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama. This competition connects audiences with incredible new stories, as well as connects writers with a medium that offers an incredible access to audiences and limitless opportunities to launch new stories.

The program offers kids opportunities to share their creative work with peers, the public, and professional filmmakers and screenwriters. By introducing young people to the film industry, the program hopes to provide them new mediums to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the entire arts community.

Close Pitch Competition Close This exhilarating and unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made up of agents, producers, managers and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Who knows what might happen? Whether it's an advance screening, a conversations with a filmmaker, or a screening from one of our series of film programs, we are thrilled to offer incredible year-round programming!

Submit the first three pages of your scripts, sketches, podcasts, or whatevers! Selected projects will be performed. Experience your story with strangers, make friends, and listen to feedback. Interested in broadening your audience even more? Submit your script to our brand new Fiction Podcast Competition. At AFF, story comes first and foremost above all else. We fully acknowledge the hard work and passion you put into your script and, rest assured, your story is in good hands.

Our team of readers are an integral part of the AFF family and their contribution over the past 25 years have helped launch the careers of many aspiring writers. All of our readers within the Screenplay Competition are recruited through referrals from individuals closely associated with AFF and undergo a rigorous screening process. Once approved, readers are given strict guidelines and closely monitored throughout the duration of their participation.

All readers are required to provide constructive notes for each script which will later be made available to all entrants at no additional cost. We care about our process and we care about your work. We are thrilled to announce a partnership with acclaimed producer Barry Josephson to present the inaugural Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship as an extension of its Script Competitions.

Fellows will be chosen based on the writers and scripts that imbue the most promise for development. Selected fellows will be announced and presented by Barry Josephson at the Awards Luncheon on October 27, Each fellow will be flown to Los Angeles to be mentored by Barry and take meetings with various executives from Josephson Entertainment to take their writing to the next level.

Entries in this category are open to all genres of comedy and do not need to be exclusively animated scripts. For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television.

Though AFF is one of the largest and most respected screenplay competitions, every entrant receives personalized attention and multiple reads throughout the process. AFF goes the extra mile to send both postal mail and e-mail notifications to ensure everyone knows their placement in the competition.

Finally, Second Rounders may also find a personalized, handwritten note in their notification letter from the Screenplay Competition Director! Using Everyday Material to Evoke Complex Human Experience The study of food is unique—the only safely fully multi-sensory area of investigation that does not merely benefit from, but relies on all disciplines.

In this session we start with simple culinary objects and use them to write to the rich complexity of human experience. Following the demonstration, participants will get a chance to play the games and ask the game designers questions. Pizza will be served. Exercises in Powerful Communication This highly interactive, playful workshop involves encourages participants to better understand how they communicate both in real-time and on social media platforms. The facilitator utilizes free writing, music and "Theatre of the Oppressed" exercises as tools to surface beliefs, attitudes and biases that shape and seed effective communication.

A Reading and Workshop Poet Yolanda Wisher will perform her unique verse, followed by a workshop where participants will develop new work. She lives in Germantown. Well, get prepared for a Songwriters Slam. Experience the essence of what it takes to compose the lyrics and music to produce that 4 minute gem.

The Spectrum of Communication: Many different strategies are used to help those with ASD overcome these challenges. Introduction by novelist and Drexel professor Nomi Eve. We have the perfect membership option for you! Your donation as a Friend of the Festival helps ensure that the Tucson Festival of Books is offered free-of-charge to the public and that critical literacy programs in Southern Arizona are supported at the highest level.

The Tucson Festival of Books is grateful for the generosity of our sponsors. Investments in the Festival have long-lasting positive impact on the community. All proceeds from the Festival are directed to improving literacy rates in Southern Arizona. Please support our sponsors at every opportunity The seventh Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the competitions. Interested in participating in the Festival?

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