Faces of Austin – Are you in?

Hello Friends!

It’s been awhile since my last post, but I wanted to announce that the Faces of Austin 2014 Call to Filmmakers is now open!

Films selected for Faces of Austin Film Fest in 2014 will once again have a Premiere Screening during the SXSW Film Conference Community Screenings in March 2014. The films will also be shown at on Channel 6, on the City of Austin website, and at special screenings throughout the year!

Also for the first time, Faces of Austin will be accepting digital applications with online links to your film so there is no need to burn DVDs and pay postage!

Finally, we are very excited to announce that Austin’s own Richard Linklater will be selecting this year’s Judge Choice.

All submissions due by January 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Film Requirements:

  • 10 minutes maximum length (optimal length is 1-5 min.)
  • By an Austin-area filmmaker or commissioned through an Austin organization
  • Original non-fiction or fiction work no more than 3 years old
  • Filmed in Austin or highlights Austin-area topics or organizations
  • Does not violate copyright laws
  • Does not solicit funds or a particular political call to action
  • May not be selected by SXSW as part of its other Short Film Exhibitions

Examples of Film Submissions:

  • Documentary about a local organization, place, issue, or historical event
  • Music video featuring Austin bands
  • Student film by Austin university, secondary, or elementary students
  • Narrative set in and/or filmed in Austin
  • Artistic video montage that highlights Austin


Download the application. Email completed applications to culturalarts@austintexas.gov or mail/hand-deliver to 201 E. 2nd Street, Austin, TX, 78701. In addition to this application form, your submission packet may include a filmmaker biography, professional resume (for film professionals only), and either a link to an online video or a DVD for each submitted film.

Selection Process:

A Selection Panel comprising project advisors, media experts, and City staff will review each artist’s work and associated materials submitted by the project deadline. Selected submissions will meet all of the requirements and demonstrate a high quality. The City of Austin reserves the right to disqualify materials deemed offensive or inappropriate to show in a public setting. A “Judge’s Choice” will be selected from among the panel’s top-rated submissions