Screenplay Intern (Fall only)

Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay & Teleplay Competition is one of the most highly respected writing contests of its kind. Past entrants have found success with signing with agents and managers, getting their scripts optioned and produced, and being staffed in TV writers’ rooms, The competition also works with some of the most experienced readers, judges, and influential decision makers in the industry. The competition received 8,627 entries in 2015. Due to the high volume of submissions, the Screenplay Competition Department operates year-round and needs a team of highly skilled and trustworthy interns and apprentices to maintain AFF’s high standard of quality. On average, 4-6 interns/apprentices will be recruited each session (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entrants for the current year’s Screenplay Competition are not eligible to be considered
Proficiently with Microsoft Office programs specifically Excel and Word
Experience with FileMaker Pro highly preferred but not required
Must be detail oriented and organized
Experience with writing and reading scripts highly preferred but not required
Marketing experience preferred
Summer Applicants (May – August)
Primary tasks include but not limited to:
Processing screenplay submissions and entering entrant information into databases
Helping with recruiting potential readers for the competition
Assisting with tracking competition readers’ progress and reviewing their notes
Opportunity to read competition scripts
Assisting with preparing notification letters to all screenplay entrants
Fall Applicants (August – December)
Primary tasks include but not limited to:
Researching production companies to help promote Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners of the competition
Helping with coordinating and assembling the annual Producers Book which contains a listing of all Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners from the competition
Reviewing and copyediting competition readers’ notes
Preparing for Festival and Conference in October—planning and coordinating special panels and events for top writers in the competition
Assisting with the annual Pitch Competition during the Conference

To Apply: Send a resume to and fill out an application form on the Austin Film Festival website (direct link here:

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