The Lake Travis Film Festival is an exciting, experiential festival in the beautiful area just west of Austin, Texas. Current dates are set for Feb 25-28, 2021 but, there is a possibility that it will push to 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.
Showcases are well attended and the parties are amazing. Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 25th.
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 Short Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Texas Film
Best Feature Script
Best Short Script
Feature films are over 60 minutes, short films under 45 minutes.
We strongly encourage filmmaker attendance to interact with our audience.
International films are encouraged. Please include English subtitles, if needed.
Films must be available for screening during the festival, February 2021. (or June 2021 if we have a Covid-Push)
Student films may be any films made while the filmmaker is a student.
With your submission, you grant LTFF permission to screen your film in our festival and to provide us with the proper format.
No waivers are granted.
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.
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 January 15, 2021. Acceptance in the festival does not guarantee paid transportation or lodging for the event. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.