The city of Austin invites Austin-area filmmakers to submit films of less than 10 minutes' length – films shot in Austin or highlighting an Austin topic or organization. Both fiction and nonfiction works are acceptable. Selected films will have a premiere screening during the SXSW Film Conference Community Screenings. See website for details and application. Deadline: Jan. 21, 2014.
Screenwriting Fundamentals Everything you must know to write a screenplay. Tuesdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 4, 7-9:30pm; Saturdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 8, 1:30-4pm. $225. Screenwriters Master Class Write a feature-length screenplay in 10 weeks. Tuesdays, Jan. 7-Mar. 11, 7-9:30pm; Saturdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 15, 1:30-4pm. $395. Private Screenwriting Coaching and Consultation, Skype Group Video Workshop also available. See website for details.