The Lake Travis Film Festival is an exciting, experiential festival in the beautiful area just west of Austin, Texas. Festival will take place June 10-13th 2021. We will have a LIVE festival, not virtual.

We showcase filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe with authenticity, vision, and purpose. The festival aims to connect 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.

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 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 Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Texas Film
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.

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 K-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.

Notification of selections is no later than June 1, 2021. Acceptance in the festival does not guarantee paid transportation or lodging for the event. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.

Overall Rating
  • Jordan ONeal

    First festival I ever qualified for and their first year made for an awesome experience. The networking alone has done wonders. Hope to be back for Year 2 and beyond!

    February 2021
  • Francois Larosa

    Well oiled machine...great Festival. A must to submit and see it growing into the Top 25 in a few years!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you...your presence made it even better.

  • Ben Fussiner

    Thank you so much. I was honored that my script, A Little Bit Louder, was a quarter-finalist in the first ever Lake Travis Film Festival Feature Screenplay competition. I really enjoyed the festival. I saw some great films and the people working and volunteering with the festival were so nice and enthusiastic.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you...loved your script.

  • I could not attend the festival, but was very happy with the comms. Much better than some other film festivals. I will try to make it next year.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Looking forward to something new from you. Submissions open June 1st.

  • Great film festival and it is amazing it was their first year. The communication and promotion of screenplays was excellent and I know they will get better each year. Highly recommend.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Tony...we're excited to amp up the screenplay section next year.