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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Quickie post - Austin Film Festival Horror and Sci-Fi Deadline Approachin​g

Just a brief blog post today to advise you that I was contacted by a representative of the Austin Film Festival asking me to pass on news of the final deadline for the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition is this Saturday, May 31.

The festival's Horror and Sci-Fi categories may well be of interest to some of you out there (well it is interesting to me, so there). 

This year, both categories are sponsored by Darkwoods Productions which is run by Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption and The Walking Dead).  He and his Executive, Dana Ashmore, will be the primary judges and will meet with the winner in each category.  If you have any questions please contact Matt Dy, Screenplay Competition Director, at


Frank Darabont
As one of the most industry recognised contests of its kind, AFF’s Screenplay Competition continues to encourage and advocate the work for new, talented writers. They are proud to include Frank Darabont’s Darkwoods Productions as the official sponsor of this year’s Horror and Sci-Fi Award categories.

The company will review the top scripts submitted in each category and will determine the Semifinalists and Finalists and the winner will be handpicked by Frank Darabont and Dana Ashmore his executive. If you have a Horror or Sci-Fi feature screenplay, don’t miss out on this opportunity to get recognised!
To repeat - The Final Deadline is for your submissions is  May 31st.

For more information and how to submit your script, please visit

So if there any budding Sci-Fi and horror writers out there with a spare screenplay script lying about the house, then send it along to the Austin Film Festival and tell them that Stuey from the Fifth Dimension blog sent you :-).

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