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This page is dedicated to the films and screenplays on the Film Festival Circuit that were selected for the Austin After Dark Film Festival Fall 2020 competition. These selections are intended for viewing by a mature audience. Genres include Horror Films, Horror Comedy, Dark Animation, Dark Drama, Experimental, Dark Science Fiction and more. Most of these films have never been screened in the state of Texas. Below is the list of 100+ international independent films and screenplays selected by the judges.
Please note that there is a separate page dedicated to the official selections and awards for Austin After Dark Film Festival Summer 2020.
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The following films and videos represent the top 30% rated by the judges, regardless of individual category. All official selections screen at the event.
Please note that some filmmakers have requested to defer their screening to April 12, 2021. The list and order of films that are screening in September 14, 2020 is now available. (LINK)
The following screenplays represent the top 30% rated by the judges, regardless of individual category.
From this pool of official selections (top 30%) the following films, videos and screenplays have been nominated for awards. This is an additional recognition of excellence by the judges. Not every official selection was nominated for an award.
1. Best Actor Award Finalists
2. Best Actress Award Finalists
3. Best Cinematography Award Finalists
4. Best Comedy Film Award
5. Best Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award
6. Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalists
7. Best Dark Comedy Film Award Finalists
8. Best Dark Comedy Micro Film Award Finalists
9. Best Dark Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
10. Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalists
11. Best Dark Drama Film Award Finalists
12. Best Dark Science Fiction Film Award Finalists
13. Best Dark Science Fiction Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
14. Best Drama Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
15. Best Director Award Finalists
16. Best Drama Short Screenplay Award Finalists
17. Best Drama Film Award Finalists
18. Best Editing Award Finalists
19. Best Ensemble Cast Award Finalists
20. Best Experimental Film Award
21. Best Experimental Music Video Award
22. Best Fantasy Film Award Finalists
23. Best Horror Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
24. Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay
25. Best Horror Comedy Film Award Finalists
26. Best Horror Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
27. Best Horror Film Award Finalists
28. Best Horror Micro Film Award Finalists
29. Best Horror Short Screenplay Award Finalists
30. Best International Director Award Finalists
31. Best International Film Award Finalists
32. Best International Screenplay Award Finalists
33. Best Music Video Award
34. Best Texas Film Award Finalists
35. Best Texas Screenplay Award Finalists
Please join us at Doc's Drive-In Theatre 1540 Satterwhite Rd, Buda, Texas 78610 for the screenings on Monday September 14, 2020. Event tickets are now on sale. (LINK) Please note that some filmmakers have requested to defer their screening to April 12, 2021. The list and order of films that are screening in September 14, 2020 is now available. (LINK)
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