The Lake Travis Film Festival is an exciting, experiential festival in the beautiful area just west of Austin, Texas.

We showcase filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe with authenticity, vision, and purpose. The festival connects independent filmmakers and industry professionals with an eager community audience and we work hard to market you and your project to make sure you have attendees at your screenings and social media exposure.

Just west of Austin, the festival is spread out between Bee Cave, Lakeway, and Spicewood, Texas. The area offers natural beauty and an abundance of visitor activities. There are many hotels, restaurants, and locations suited to the screenings, parties, and workshops that will accompany the event.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best High School Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Feature Script
Best Short Script

Feature films are over 45 minutes, short films under 45 minutes. However, we do prefer short films to be shorter and features to be over an hour. Not a hard fast rule, just a preference.

Can you come to the festival? We strongly encourage filmmaker attendance to interact with our audience. Showing your work in front of an appreciative, engaged audience is priceless. You will find an eager fan base in Lake Travis.

International films are encouraged. Please include English subtitles, if needed.

Films must be available for screening during the festival, June 2021.

Student films may be any films made while the filmmaker is a 9-12 student.

We reserve the right to add subtitles for our hearing impaired guests in certain blocks of programming.

You must agree to allow highlights or excerpts of your film (e.g. a trailer) to be placed on the LTFF website and other marketing and promotional purposes. You also agree to allow LTFF to promote the following year's festival with the above excerpts, highlights, and/or trailers. LTFF will never solicit or screen your film outside the promotion of the festival without additional permission. We prefer to show films with filmmakers in attendance for audience Q&A and publicity.

Submit as many entries as you like. Each entry requires its own entry fee.

Enter your film is via FilmFreeway, with an online screener (Vimeo password protected link is recommended). We do not accept hard copy entries or films not entered through FilmFreeway.

The selected works will be exhibited digitally.

Your entry fee is non-refundable. You will not be allowed to enter your work unless you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the festival.

You must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.

All entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway by the extended late deadline.

Acceptance in the festival does not guarantee paid transportation or lodging for the event. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.

Overall Rating
  • Great event. I met other local filmmakers and had a great time. My first time screening my comedy film in front of a live audience the laughs were priceless!

    September 2021
  • As a Finalist in the short script category, I was invited to the festival. Due to Covid, I didn’t want to risk flying. Lake Travis Film Festival graciously let my sister, who lives in Austin, attend in my place! She went every day and had a wonderful time. Great communication and integral group!

    September 2021
  • Michele Citoni

    I wasn't able to fly in from Italy to attend in person and I'm so sorry because Kat, Carrie, John and all the staff seem to have done a great job creating a true community festival, with beautiful stories on screen and passionate audiences. Very good communication to the authors on every detail. I'm honored to have been a part of it with my short doc "5x7".

    August 2021
  • Éric PINÉDA

    It was an honor to participate in the Lake Travis Film Festival.
    Great communication and great festival.
    I highly recommend it to all filmmakers.

    July 2021
  • McCrorey Rd

    LTFF 2021 was a wonderful in person experience. The event was so organized and everyone involved was so helpful and nice! Would love to return with our next project! 10/10 experience overall! Highly recommend. Thank you!

    July 2021