Austin Spotlight Film Festival (ASFF) is an international 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!

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.

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.

Overall Rating
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    Yun Huang

    Good communication! I Would Definitely Recommend Austin Spotlight Film Festival to other filmmakers.

    February 2018
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    Elizabeth Ayiku

    I wasn't able to attend but communication was AMAZING. Thank you so much for selecting my film to be a part of your festival, I will definitely submit again!

    March 2018
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    Fernando Rivera

    I couldn't attend the festival, but the coordinator was great at communicating my options and keep me informed. FUN!

    March 2018
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    Juan Hernandez

    Great experience even though I didn't get to attend. Had family stop by the festival and they had questions. The festival director was quick to respond even during the event. Will definitely submit again.

    March 2018
  • Great feedback. Was glad to be selected as part of this festival though I couldn't make the trip. The communication was great and I love the videos of the fest.

    February 2018