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Housebound Film Competition

Presented by Austin Youth Film Festival at Online/Virtual Space

May 15 - 30 2020
Housebound Film Competition

Online short film competition for middle and high school (and home school equivalent) filmmakers in Central Texas.

1) Young filmmakers must practice social distancing while making this film. Actors and crew must remain six feet apart unless quarantining together in the same house. The film should take place primarily at the home, since this contest is not an “essential reason” to leave the home. Take the BuzzFeed Social Distancing Quiz to make sure you are following our most important rule!*
2) Creators must be currently enrolled in a Central Texas middle

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Free and open to the public!

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  • May 27, 2020 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • May 28, 2020 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • May 29, 2020 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • May 30, 2020 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)

Additional time info:

Submissions are open until May 15th.  Online viewing is open to the public approximately May 18th- May 30th and awards and online live Q&A with a professional filmmaker will be held May 30th.  Web address TBA on awards.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.
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Dates and Times

Wed, May 27, 2020

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Thu, May 28, 2020

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Fri, May 29, 2020

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Sat, May 30, 2020

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space



The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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