AFF Screenplay Competition
I did not do well in this year's screenplay competition for the Austin Film Festival. I didn't make it to the second round in either the Adult Drama or Science Fiction categories. This is very frustrating, because, after two years as a reader, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it took to make it to the second round. I certainly thought that I had done that. Still, the lessons that I keep learning is that this is a very subjective business and that what pays is perseverance. I need to give the script another read in the cool, clear light of day to see again what it looks like. I have some additional notes for sharpening the characters and conflicts. There is another competition deadline in November. Then, it is time to move on to a new script.