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Readers / Screeners

Deadline: August 20
Austin Film Festival seeks Readers or Screeners for their r2020 competitions, written and produced. They range from feature screenplays, shorts, teleplays, plays, scripted digital series, podcasting, animation to documentaries. As a reader or screener you’ll have the opportunity to review and analyze a diverse group of stories written and produced by up-and-coming screenwriters and filmmakers from across the country and globe. In addition, your involvement will play a vital role in launching some of these creators’ careers. Reading and Screening is a volunteer position that offers the chance to earn a badge to attend the 2020 Festival, a premier event to learn from and network with fellow writers & filmmakers and industry professionals. This year we’ve added a Virtual Badge to the line-up, which will allow you to attend our Virtual Festival and Conference, an online reflection of our annual live event. Also, as a reader or screener you may earn coverage for a script or play you may be working on through our Coverage Program.

If you are interested in applying to become a reader or have any questions, don’t delay! Please email Sage Kosiorek, Director of Script Competitions, at or Casey Baron, Film Program Director at We’d love to hear from you.