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The Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2020 will screen 150+ international independent micro films between 1-6 minutes in length at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline on September 14, 2020 from 1200p - 600p. Some of the most creative films on the Film Festival Circuit of all genres will screen in Austin, Texas. For the 2020 program, two different, three hour sessions screened micro films of all genres including Drama, Documentary, Action, Comedy and Animated Films. Most of these films have never been screened in the state of Texas. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and #AustinMicroShortFilmFestival on social media for posts related to this event.
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 Film Award Finalists
7) Best Comedy Screenplay Award Finalists
8) Best Dark Comedy Film Award Finalists
9) Best Dark Comedy Screenplay Award Finalists
10) Best Dark Drama Film Award Finalists
11) Best Dark Drama Screenplay Award Finalists
12) Best Director Award Finalists
13) Best Documentary Film Award Finalists
14) Best Drama Film Award Finalists
15) Best Drama Screenplay Award Finalists
16) Best Editing Award Finalists
17) Best Ensemble Cast Award Finalists
18) Best Experimental Film Award Finalists
19) Best Experimental Music Video Award Finalists
20) Best Fantasy Film Award Finalists
21) Best Horror Comedy Film Award Finalists
22) Best Horror Film Award Finalists
23) Best Horror Screenplay Award Finalists
24) Best International Director Award Finalists
25) Best International Film Award Finalists
26) Best Mockumentary Film Award Finalists
27) Best Music Video Award Finalists
28) Best Picture Award Finalists
29) Best Romantic Comedy Film Award Finalists
30) Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award Finalists
31) Best Science Fiction Film Award Finalists
32) Best Science Fiction Screenplay Award Finalists
33) Best Texas Film Award Finalists
34) Best Web Series Episode Award Finalists
35) Most Original Concept 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.