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Do you hear that ticking? That’s the sound of this year’s film competition coming to a close… that’s right, in one week from today, July 15th, the Final Deadline will be upon us. It’s time to stop dawdling, doodling, canoodling, and “watching other films for research.” Submit your film now before it’s too late!
If you still feel like procrastination is your best option, you might want to know that we are continuing to tap exciting filmmakers and industry insiders to serve on our juries and watch the finalist films. Among our newly announced jurors is Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond and writer, director and star of the documentary Exporting Raymond, who will be filling out our inaugural Comedy Vanguard jury. Additionally, Marti Noxon, writer of the 2011 remake of Fright Night and executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be joining our Dark Matters Jury. We’re also thrilled to announce that Chris Sparling who wrote Buried, ATM, and the upcoming Sea of Trees, will be judging the Narrative Student Short category. Check out more of our new jurors in our up-to-date list below. We’ll be announcing even more judges soon so visit our website for updates.

2014 JURORS
NARRATIVE FEATURE
DAN GUANDO, The Weinstein Company – Executive Vice President, Acquisitions
ILYSE MCKIMMIE, Sundance Institute

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
SIMON KILMURRY, Executive Producer P.O.V
KATE McEDWARDS, Oscilloscope Laboratories

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
RACHEL GRADY, Director Jesus Camp, Freakonomics
LISA KASELAK, Director Tomlinson Hill

COMEDY VANGUARD FEATURE
STEVE BECKMAN, Head of Content, FilmBuff
MELANIE MILLER, Gravitas Ventures – VP, Acquisitions & Marketing
PHIL ROSENTHAL, creator Everybody Loves Raymond, writer/director Exporting Raymond

DARK MATTERS FEATURE
MICK GARRIS, Executive Producer Unbroken, Writer/Director/Executive Producer Masters of Horror
MARTI NOXON, Writer Fright Night (2011), Executive Producer Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Writer/Consulting Producer Mad Men

NARRATIVE SHORT
SAM FRENCH, Writer/Director Oscar® Nominated Short Buzkashi Boys

NARRATIVE STUDENT SHORT
CHRIS SPARLING, Writer Buried, ATM, Sea of Trees (2015)
YA’KE SMITH, Writer/Director Katrina’s Son, Wolf

ANIMATED SHORT
JAY WADE EDWARDS, Disney TV Animation, Editor/Producer Aqua Teen Hunger Force
TIM RECKART, Writer/Director of Oscar® Nominated Animated Short Head Over Heels
PHIL RYNDA, VP Nickelodeon Artist Development
Click Here to Submit your Film http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/submit/film/online/

We can’t wait to see your films! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Harrison Glaser
Film Program Coordinator
harrison@austinfilmfestival.com
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