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The Austin After Dark Film Festival 2020 will screen 100+ international independent films at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline on September 12, 2020 from 1200p - 11:59p. Creative films intended for a mature audience from the Film Festival Circuit will screen in Austin, Texas. 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. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and #AustinAfterDarkFilmFestival on social media for posts related to this event. Tickets will be available for this event on July 1, 2020. If you're interested, we are sponsoring a series of film industry webinars and free zoom meetings for the next two months. Please join us if you have time.
The following films and videos represent the top 30% rated by the judges, regardless of individual category. All official selections screen at the event. Award Certificates are announced and presented on the event date. Attendance does not factor into the award rankings. If the filmmaker or screenwriter wins an award and is unable to attend, we will mail it to them. Free of charge.
The following screenplays represent the top 30% rated by the judges, regardless of individual category. Award nominations for each individual category will be announced soon.
From this pool of official selections (top 30%) the following films, videos and screenplays have been nominated for awards. Not every official selection is nominated for an award. This is an additional recognition of excellence by the judges.
1) Best Action Film Award Finalists
2) Best Actor Award Finalists
3) Best Actress Award Finalists
4) Best Animated Film Award Finalists
5) Best Cinematography Award Finalists
6) Best Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
7) Best Comedy Film Award Finalists
8) Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalists
9) Best Dark Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalist
10) Best Dark Comedy Film Award Finalists
11) Best Dark Comedy Micro Film Award Finalists
12) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalists
13) Best Dark Drama Film Award Finalists
14) Best Dark Drama Micro Film Award Winner
15) Best Dark Science Fiction Film Award Finalists
16) Best Dark Science Fiction Feature Length Screenplay
17) Best Dark Science Fiction Short Screenplay Award Winner
18) Best Director Award Finalists
19) Best Documentary Film Award Winner
20) Best Drama Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
21) Best Drama Film Award Finalists
22) Best Drama Short Screenplay Award Finalists
23) Best Editing Award Finalists
24) Best Ensemble Cast Award Finalists
25) Best Experimental Film Award Finalists
26) Best Experimental Music Video Award Winner
27) Best Horror Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
28) Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalists
29) Best Horror Feature Length Screenplay Award Finalists
30) Best Horror Film Award Finalists
31) Best Horror Short Screenplay Award Finalists
32) Best International Director Award Finalists
33) Best International Film Award Finalists
34) Best Micro Film Award Finalists
35) Best International Screenplay Award Finalists
36) Best Music Video Award Finalists
37) Best Picture Award Finalists
38) Best Texas Film Award Finalists
39) Best Texas Screenplay Award Finalists
Film Festival Circuit events have reviewed over 5,000+ submissions since 2008. Our judges see issues repeated daily that weaken the presentation of films, videos and screenplays during the evaluation process. The Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook was written to help filmmakers and screenwriters build a successful strategy and avoid common costly mistakes when submitting to Film Festivals.