SCREEN ATX was born out of dedication to the film and television industry and an affinity for the craft. Based in Austin TX, a growing hub for the big and small screen, our mission is to celebrate and support the work of emerging and established independent filmmakers and present their work to the world.

With years of experience as entertainment industry executives, and a network of elite TV & Film insiders from all over the world, SCREEN ATX brings a promise of commitment to help our winning filmmakers elevate their career to the next level.

We assure filmmakers that we watch every submission and judge solely on talent and quality of work. Having been on the festival circuit with our own films for many years, we have witnessed favors being pulled, nepotism and priority given to bigger budget films with star names. SCREEN ATX knows the hard work and dedication you put into your film and we award films and individuals deserving of recognition, not just because of who they are or who they may know.

SCREEN ATX will take place on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd 2022

Films will be screened from 12pm-10pm on Saturday and 12pm - 8pm on Sunday. There will also be filmmaker Q&A's, industry expert panels and a wrap party and awards ceremony.

All official selections will screen publicly on a large cinema screen in front of a live audience.

Best Feature, Best Short, and Screen ATX Best of Fest will receive trophies in addition to laurels. All other award winners will receive certificates.

Awards are subject to change but may include:

SCREEN ATX BEST OF FESTIVAL
BEST FEATURE
BEST SHORT
BEST TV PILOT/WEB SERIES
BEST DRAMA FEATURE
BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY FEATURE
BEST COMEDY FEATURE
BEST HORROR FEATURE
BEST DRAMA FEATURE
BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORT
BEST COMEDY SHORT
BEST HORROR SHORT
BEST MICRO SHORT
TOP FEMALE FILMMAKER
TOP MALE FILMMAKER
FIRST TIME FILMMAKER
TEXAS FILMMAKER
BEST ACTRESS - FEATURE
BEST ACTOR - FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE
BEST SCREENPLAY FEATURE
BEST TEXAS FEATURE
BEST ACTRESS - SHORT
BEST ACTOR - SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST DIRECTOR SHORT
BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT
BEST TEXAS SHORT
BEST ORIGINAL CONCEPT
BEST SCORE
BEST SOUNDTRACK
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING

Narrative feature films between 45 and 100 minutes.

Narrative short films between 5 and 30 minutes.

Micro short films under 5 minutes.

Documentary feature films between 45 and 100 minutes.

Documentary short films up to 30 minutes.

TV pilots up to 60 minutes.

Web series up to 60 minutes.

Student short films up to 30 minutes.

Music videos up to 6 minutes.

We welcome animation, LGBTQ+, faith, and music themed productions.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

SCREEN ATX does NOT offer FEE WAIVERS at this time.

1. All films MUST be in English or have English subtitles to be considered.

2. All films MUST be original works and not made prior to January 2018.

3. There is NO premiere status required for SCREEN ATX but Texas premiere is preferred.

4. By submitting the material, the applicant hereby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the festival & its employees from any liability, claims and damages in connection with the submission and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

5. I/We agree to hold SCREEN ATX harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the festival.

6. I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

7. All submissions for SCREEN ATX are to be paid through the FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable. Refunds will be assessed on a case by case basis and no refund will be submitted without prior approval.

8. SCREEN ATX reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations at any time.

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  • Fantastic festival with great communication and dedication to creating a passionate environment and community full of love for filmmaking!

    September 2021
  • Matthew Detrick

    SCREEN ATX is a fantastic new festival of which filmmakers of all stripes should be aware. Held in beautiful Austin, TX, the festival is excellently run and a great way to network and get one's work in front of a live audience. The Q&A sessions in particular were a wonderful means to garner live feedback from the viewing audience, presenters, and filmmakers alike. Highly recommend!

    September 2021
  • David Luck

    This was a fantastic festival!!!! The caliber of the films were remarkable! I can't thank Nadia, Elizabeth and the entire Screen ATX Staff for their professionalism and kindness! I definitely recommend this awesome festival to ALL filmmakers!!!

    September 2021
  • Piero Cannata

    Highly professional festival with a wonderful selection of shorts. It was a great emotion for me to receive so many nominations and be awarded for the Best Horror Short. You are fantastic. See you soon!

    September 2021
  • Jason Land

    This was a great festival. It was the first year, but Nadia and Elizabeth were very professional and communicative.

    Beyond the actual screening day, which was awesome, I was really impressed with the way they released the award nominations leading up to the festival. A trickle at first and then a category per day as the festival approached. Really built anticipation.

    I was really proud to have our film selected amongst a group of well curated. high-quality films. I will definitely submit again in the future. Thank you for supporting indie films.

    September 2021