As the capital of Texas, Austin has become an arts powerhouse, anchored by the SXSW Film Festival. As the largest state capital in the United States, Austin prides itself on its outstanding food, great live music and general, friendly culture or as they like to put it, their general weirdness. The city’s slogan proudly boasts, “Keep Austin Weird!”

And now it will also serve as host for The GO Independent International Film Festival – AUSTIN! In October 2021 the GO Independent series of film festivals, as part of the FAME Family, will have a home in the lone star state! Our goal is to give more opportunities for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase and promote their art.

Audiences and Artists can experience the subtropical, sunny weather, while discovering how the city earned its reputation for being home to the best barbeque joints in the country and a shopaholic’s paradise. Before and after screening films, networking, and enjoying the festival atmosphere, GO on your own adventure in the city built on music!

GO Independent Film! GO Austin!

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***COVID STATEMENT***
We are producing a full on, live film festival and awards ceremony. HOWEVER, we are susceptible to country, state and local laws, which enforce specific, gathering guidelines. To that end, circumstances beyond our control include venue policy and protocol, and insurance limitations.

For the year 2021 and for the foreseeable future, we will be producing both a virtual and live event. Please understand, before submitting, that with little to no notification, we may have to change presentation formats.

Triumphant Trophies!

We are accepting submissions for Feature & Short Narrative Films, Feature length & Short Documentaries, WEB/TV Series, Screenplays, Teleplays, Music Videos, Trailers and Art & Design. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker or screenwriter. Productions produced from 2010 to August 30, 2021 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. All films may be submitted on DVD (Region 1), Blu-ray or online screener for consideration by our Jury.

All entries must be sent to GO Independent International Film Festival - Austin. Physical video hard drives and discs submitted will not be returned unless accompanied by SASE. Films selected for GO Independent International Film Festival will be announced no later than September 20, 2021.

All presentation materials for GO Independent International Film Festival Austin must arrive no later than September 03, 2021 (post marked by August 30, 2021). Please notify us by mail or email of any address changes.

GO Independent International Film Festival Austin is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted, film accepted, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that GO Independent International Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or GO Independent International Film Festival Austin Event and F.A.M.E. related promotion 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 submitters shall indemnify and hold harmless GO Independent International Film Festival Austin and F.A.M.E. LLC related entities, it's 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.