Welcome to the Austin Action Fest, a film festival, cosplay competition, live action demonstration and video game tournament all jammed into one. We are one of the few international festivals dedicated to video projects that either include and or are strongly driven by the action. Here is the Current screening lineup!

Film Schedule DAY 1
Block 1A 9:15 AM

Exkursion (SF)

Pursuit (SF)

No Deal (SF)

The Assassin’s Apprentice (SF)

Cargo (SF)

Key Note Panelist: Nicholas Meyer (Writer) 10:00 AM

Block 1B 12:15 PM

HOLLOW SCREAM
A narcissistic playboy entrepreneur with a dark past plays a new virtual reality game where he gets to be a serial killer. His genius brother discovers the dangerous truth behind the game and his creators. (Feature)
Block 2 1:40 PM

Chizuko (SF)

Beta 51 (SF)

The 9A (SF)

Gemma (SF)

Agent Simmons (SAS)

Wasters (SF)

Dream Guardian (SF)

Guest Judge/Panelist: Sandeep JL, Screening (Director,Actor,Producer) 3:40 PM

Panelist: Aaron Roman, Screening (Director) 3:55 PM

Panelist: Jennifer Hutchins (Producers's Guild of America) 4:10 PM

Panelist: Allison Sullivan (Producer, Director) Doormonster 4:50 PM

Panelist: Andrew Richey (Director, Producer) 5:30 PM

Block 3 6:10 PM

Teenage Love (SF)

In the Hearts Of Men (SF)

Like Wolves (SF)

The Hunt (SF)

Gladiator (SF)

OUTLAWED
An action packed story of corruption and murder. Outnumbered, outgunned and against all odds, a Commando fights his way through a siege to save his girl.(Feature)
Block 4 8:35 PM

REDCON
Amidst a deadly pandemic that has seen half the country quarantined, a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned to rescue a scientist who is believed to hold the cure. Their mission sees them traveling in to the heart of the quarantine zone, and in the process uncover a secret that threatens not only their survival, but that of mankind itself. (Feature)
Film Schedule DAY 2
Block 5 10:45 AM

The Evil I’ve Seen (SF)

One Sunny Day (SAS)

Tuesday (SF)

The Hunted (SF)

Suburban Shanghai (SF)

Battle Of The Two Masters (SAS)

Your Strongest Enemy (SF)

Pinay Angel (SF)

The Escape (SF)

ELSEWHERE,TX
Set in a forgotten corner of the American South, a young boy and a stoic gunslinger seek revenge against a shared enemy. (Feature)
Block 6 1:30 PM

Vendetta Games (F)

Lillian (SF)

The Two Samurai (SF)

Project Cadmus (SF)

Film Award Ceremony 4:00 PM

Sheilava Performance 4:15

Block 7 5:00 PM

LEVEL UP
A suburban couple get caught up in a mission that seems small scale but could prevent a global disaster. On the run from a gaggle of assassins they need to find the codes before it’s too late. (Feature)
Curated PG13 Screenings

APPROXIMATE TIMES

Action Demo 1 4:35 PM

Gaming Tournament 1: Street Fighter V 5:00 PM

Gaming Tournament 2: Tekken 7 5:45 PM

Action Demo 2 6:30 PM

Tournament 3: Mortal Kombat 11 7:15PM

Tournament 4: Smash Brothers Pairs 8:00 PM

(Bring a partner. One is chosen at random or Fight Alone!)

Closing 9:00 PM


This project is sponsored by FinalDraft and Shotlister!

"This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department."

Action choreography consultation packages with Ballistic Blade and Cry Havoc Action.
Parkour training package with BAM Academy
Equipment rental package with Austin Movie Gear
2 film reviews for the runners up and winners.
Screenings with financiers, producers and or distributors during or after the winners are selected.

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

Due to the fact that this is an artist funded project, we CANNOT OFFER WAIVER CODES, so please do not request a waiver. Part of filmmaking is fundraising, and that is also possible to do Internationally...

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

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. AAF 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.

"This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department."

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking