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GULF COAST FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL:Is looking for new and energetic volunteers in the planning, organization and logistics of the upcoming and future festivals. Positions are available for volunteers within the Clear Lake and surrounding areas. Positions are on a volunteer basis, but volunteers will be compensated for their time. The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival has been bringing the film community alive in Houston through the annual festival, bringing to town stars such as Robert Wuhl, Jasmine Guy and Loretta Swit. If interested in volunteering contact the festival at www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com or 281-333-5804.

The Lone Star International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Festival. Categories include narrative feature length, documentary feature length, short form, and animation. Submitters can go to www.lonestarfilmsociety.com for more details and official submission procedure.

GULF COAST FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL:Is announcing their call for entries of Films and Scripts. Late entries until June 4th, 2010. Sign up now and avoid the late fee. Entry forms and other information is on the website at www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL IS ACCEPTING 2010 SCREENPLAY/TELEPLAY ENTRIES! WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS ONLINE!

{SCREENPLAY COMPETITION} Screenplay Categories: DRAMA (Historical, Western, Drama, Family, Romance, Horror, Thriller, etc.) COMEDY (Dark, Satirical, Slapstick, yadda, yadda, yadda) There are also TWO additional categories to enter. To be considered for either the Latitude Productions Award or the Sci-Fi Award you must have your screenplay entered in either the Drama or Comedy category. LATITUDE PRODUCTIONS AWARD (must be an adult-themed, character driven script with a budget under $10 million) SCI-FI AWARD (includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Surrealism, Myth/Legend and Fantastical Storytelling) Screenplay Postmarked Deadlines: First Postmarked Deadline MAY 15th ($40) Late Postmarked Deadline JUNE 1st ($50)

{TELEPLAY COMPETITION}This competition is open to spec scripts for any network or cable television show that is currently in production. Teleplay categories: DRAMA, SITCOM Teleplay Postmarked Deadline: JUNE 1st ($30) Winners will be announced at the 2010 Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference held October 21-28, 2010.

{WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER}The competition offers benefits to all entrants, from the first round up: AFF puts your script in front of the right people. Semifinalist and Finalist scripts are evaluated directly by representatives from major production companies. From Warner Bros to Nickelodeon Movies to Whitelight Entertainment, AFF has consistently delivered judging at the highest level. These are the people you want reading your script.

~All entrants are eligible for discounts and specialty programs during the Austin Film Festival and Conference, and as your script advances you will receive additional benefits.

~All entrants advancing to the Second Round of judging are invited to participate in roundtables throughout the Conference and will receive reader's notes on their script at no extra charge.

~Semifinalists and Finalists will sit alongside agents, producers and top industry writers in a series of special panels during the 2010 Austin Film Festival and Conference.~All Semifinalist and Finalist scripts will be included in the 2010 Producers Book which is distributed to more than 300 managers, agents, producers and other industry professionals. Click here for a list of Success Stories from our Screenplay Competition.

2 Ways to Submit: ONLINE (requires additional $5 processing fee) - Quick and easy! MAIL Click here to submit today!{CONTACT} For more information contact Matt Dy at 1-800-310-3378 or matt@austinfilmfestival.com {ARE YOU A FILMMAKER?}Austin Film Festival is also accepting 2010 film entries. Visit our website for more information.

24fps International Short Film Festival - Call for Entries
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2010 24fps International Short Film Festival and public exhibition competition. Entries are accepted from filmmakers worldwide, with no restrictions placed on method of production, genre, or content. The film must have been completed after January 1, 2007, and be of a maximum running time of 20 minutes or less. There is no entry fee.

24fps is a juried competition. From the field of submitted projects, twenty films are named as Official Selections, which are then screened first for the Official Jury privately, and then publicly for the festival audiences. The 2010 public exhibitions are scheduled for November 5-6, 2010.

The competition and exhibition is open to films from any genre or category, including but not limited to narrative fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, and new media. Cash prizes are awarded by the jury for the Grand Jury Prize ($1000), Silver Medal ($600), Bronze Medal ($400), and the Horizon Award for Outstanding Student Film ($400). The competition also includes an Audience Award ($400) voted on by those in attendance at the public exhibition programs. The 24fps International Short Film Festival is in its 12th year. Past festival winners include Destin Daniel Cretton (2009-"Short Term 12"), Coley Sohn (2009-"Boutonniere"), Nash Edgerton (2009-"Spider"), Lucas Figueroa (2008-"Because There are Things You Never Forget"), Valentin Potier (2008-"Tony Zoreil"), David Casals-Roma (2008-"Save the World"), Jamin Winans (2007-"Spin") and Ya'Ke Smith (2008-"The Second Coming"). The exhibition venue, the landmark Paramount Theatre, is a 1930 movie palace, restored and renovated in 1986 as a multi-use facility. The Paramount Film Series, now in its 28th season, is a year-long schedule of classic, modern, foreign, and arthouse films. The 24fps public exhibitions are presented in a digital format, with state-of-the art projection and sound.

The postmark deadline for this year's submissions is Monday, October 4, 2010. For more information, visit the festival's official site: www.24fpsfest.com. Entry forms, rules, and guidelines are located there. You may also obtain information by direct email with the festival director, Barry Smoot at bsmoot@paramount-abilene.org. The exhibition theatre, the Paramount, can be reached at (325) 676-9620. The theatre's website is www.paramount-abilene.org.

Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival - Call for Entries Texas' preeminent disability film festival, Cinema Touching Disability, is announcing a call for submissions to its short film competition in conjunction with its seventh annual festival this fall.
The festival will be held October 15-16, 2010, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Austin, Texas. Directors are encouraged to visit www.ctdfilmfest.org for instructions and entry form. Entry is free, and films must include disability in some way. Short films will be judged and selected in the Emerging Division for independent and collegiate level filmmakers and in the Scholastic Division for high school and middle school students. Official Selections will be announced October 1, and all finalists will be screened at the film festival.

Cinema Touching Disability is hosted by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD), a 32 year-old non-profit disability advocacy organization with a reputation for influencing public policy for the benefit of Texans with disabilities. This unique film festival celebrates the art of disability visibility in film and illustrates how people with disabilities lead both ordinary and extraordinary lives. The film festival will showcase an array of disability-themed festivals, including feature length films, competition official selections and other shorts.

"Traditionally, films have depicted people with disabilities as being helpless, bitter or heroic. Even as recently as Avatar, the protagonist, Jake, aspires to regain the use of his legs and escape his wheelchair, playing up the commonly held stereotype that disabilities need to be fixed or cured," said CTD Executive Director Dennis Borel.

"Cinema Touching Disability is an opportunity for filmmakers to be truly creative and explode myths about people with disabilities, to portray them as humans and all that the human experience implies."

The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival has earned numerous awards, including being honored with Media Awards from both the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities and the Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities. For more information visit www.ctdfilmfest.org.

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