The Austin After Dark Film Festival 2019 will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline Saturday September 14, 9:30 P.M in Austin, Texas. This event will focus on films that are created for a mature audience. Enjoy a great slate of films in large cushioned seating, a massive theater screen, with access to 50 beers on tap and full restaurant while you watch films. Austin is a great independent film town and this event will be a lot of fun as well as a great opportunity to network with filmmakers and screenwriters. This event was originally named Horror Film Thursdays or HFT, to avoid any confusion. Our venue for our the previous event closed, so we wanted to create an event that takes place on the weekend.

The Austin After Dark Film Festival judges will present 22 awards, with 5 nominations in each category.

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animated Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Film
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
Best Director
Best Documentary Film
Best Drama Film
Best Editing
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror Film
Best Horror Comedy Film
Best Horror Screenplay
Best International Director
Best International Film
Best Original Music
Best Picture
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Science Fiction Screenplay

All films are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films eligible, regardless of when and where they were produced. For exhibition purposes. all films are expected to provide a download link, so that we can compile and project them on HD 1080p Blu-Ray DVD. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted and will be converted to 23.976 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

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  • Mike Piccirillo

    Mikel Fair and the folks at HFT were AWESOME. I will always look forward to submitting my work to any festivals they organize in the future! They are very filmmaker-friendly.

    THEY ROCK!

    November 2018
  • Gary Winstead

    These guys are fantastic. We run, great event. He was constantly in contact with me as to how and why to show my film. They will go the extra mile for you. highly recommend

    November 2018