Austin Spotlight Film Festival (ASFF) is a monthly film festival held at the Vulcan Gas Company. We accept all types of short films, music videos, trailers, or even kickstarters.

We hope to showcase as many submissions as possible & give filmmakers a platform to discuss their projects. After each screening, there will be a Q&A session with all the filmmakers. The audience will have an opportunity to learn more about the film & upcoming projects.

Following the Q&A, attendees will vote on their favorite film.
The top-rated film each month will be given the Spotlight on our site & social media platforms. They will also compete with all the other top-rated films in our annual Screen-off slated for November 2018!

Awards & Prizes

Each month, the audience will select their favorite film of the night. The winner will be automatically entered in our annual Screen-off.
The Screen-off will consist of "The best of the best" - the 12 viewer choice films selected from each month.
The winner of our annual Screen-off will receive a $300 cash prize.

Rules & Terms

No waivers or discounts!
All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
Films must be original works.
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 attorneys' fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

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

I/We agree to hold the Austin Spotlight Film Festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s 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.

15 Reviews

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    Vince Breheny

    A lively, cool, exciting monthly festival :) Very friendly, helpful team, wonderful communication. Clearly passionate about independent filmmaking. Added excitement of an audience vote award on screening night. Interesting videos, interviews and related information from each event. Onwards and upwards guys :)

    December 2017
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    Aaron Hose

    Great staff and screening venue. Glad to have shown my film here.

    December 2017
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    Rafael Valério

    It has an honor to have my film CHOICE screened at the November 2017 section. Sadly I couldn't attend the festival, but the communication with the organizers went great, very professional and kind, and it looked like a very interesting event. They really care about putting a light on young starting filmmakers, I recommend it!

    December 2017
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    Jeffrey Garcia

    Good time! Check it out

    December 2017
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    Brian Nestor

    They treated me very well and made the process easy for film makers. I highly recommend this Film Festival to everyone.

    December 2017