We are one of the few international festivals dedicated to video projects that either include and or are strongly driven by the action. We have multiple categories so there are quite a few chances for you to win. We only demand one thing of our entries...that there be chasing, kicking, stabbing, shooting or jabbing happening! There's nothing wrong with a good old dramedy or high school tween angst project, but again, I repeat, there must be Action. The results of the festival will be announced on www.austinactionfest.com for all who cannot attend. Some of our prizes are only usable in Texas. Beware!

So submit and come join us for the screening! We will have informative panels for fans and filmmakers alike. This is just the beginning. This festival is set to transform into a much more intricate weekend event in the years to come so stay tuned! Let's get ready to watch some great action!!

Awards & Prizes

Action choreography and or consultation packages
Parkour training package
Equipment rental package

Rules & Terms

Accepting submissions for Feature Narrative, Short Film narrative, and Standalone action sequences. All genres welcome.

We require a file to exhibit. No DVDs, no links, only filmfreeway download or some other mov or mp4 file.

High school Student films will require verification for the discount if selected.

Projects produced from 9/1/2016 and later may be submitted.

No batch entries. Send in separate registration for each submission.

Austin Action Fest has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by Austin Action Fest or by its volunteers.
Winners will be announced on TBD. The judges’ decision is final.
Winners receiving cash prizes are solely responsible for payment of all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.
Austin Action Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the Austin Action Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or the Austin Action Fest event via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Austin Action Fest, its vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. AFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE AUSTIN ACTION FEST, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.