Challenge yourself to be better…

In the fall of 2023, a collective of filmmakers of varying levels and skills came together to produce two narrative short films using available talent and willing crew and minimal resources. It worked, so we’re doing it again! Our goal is not only to make good films but also to help each other improve skills and knowledge in a safe, hands-on learning opportunity. We gain useful info, insight and inspiration on each phase of the process, from screenwriting and story development, pre-production, production and post-production. We learn teams are ultimately at the mercy of their own tenacity, attention and ability to persevere without anyone losing an eye. We did more than survive – we thrived!

Will you rise to the challenge with us?

Spring 2024 Session Officially Starts January 1, 2024

STEP 1 — Please READ the Short Film Challenge FAQ before signing up.

STEP 2 — Sign Up for SFC Emails

 Sign up for the AFM Short Film Challenge email list.
Different than our main list, it’s specific to the Short Film Challenge.

STEP 2 — Please Join Our Social Channels

STEP 3 — Choose Your Challenge

We suggest choosing two challenges each season.

Submit a Screenplay

Full details and recommendations.

Produce a Short Film Project

Lead a project as Producer.

Direct a Short Film Project

Be the creative lead to film success.

Join a Production Crew

Open positions in all areas of production.

Submit Actor Info

Submit your headshot & resume to request an audition.

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Past Austin Film Meet Short Film Challenge Projects

2023 Short Film Projects

The short film productions listed below were created as part of the Austin Film Meet Short Film Challenge and were screened for family and friends at:
2023 Short Film Challenge Screening Party on December 12, 2023 from 7-9pm

Austin Film Meet Events

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Pre-Production Tips

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Pre-Production Tips

TONIGHT: Let's talk PRE-PRODUCTION! Set yourself and your team up for filmmaking SUCCESS. WHO:You! Anyone with an interest in film and video is welcome. WHEN:Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 7:00-9:00pm YUMMY:Please BYOB beverages! You are also welcome to bring food if you...

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review

Join us for a table read of several short film scripts written by Austin screenwriters submitted for the Austin Film Meet Short Film Challenge. We are currently seeking screenplay submissions. An event for screenwriters, directors, producers, and any film maker with...

Thursday, March 21, 2024 – Austin Film Meet Speed Pitching

Sharpen Your Pitch at Austin Film Meet's Speed Pitching Event! Are you ready to take your film, TV, or digital media project to the next level? Austin Film Meet invites you to join our upcoming Speed Pitching event, designed to help creators of all levels refine their...