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

Monday, May 27, 2024 – Potluck Pool Party

Monday, May 27, 2024 – Potluck Pool Party

A friendly, all-ages potluck pool party for anyone in the Central Texas film & video community. New people, families and kids welcome. All are welcome. WHEN: Monday, May 27, 2024 - 5:00-8:00pm SWIM: Of course no one has to swim, but if you want do, might wanna...

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review (ONLINE)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review (ONLINE)

Calling All Screenwriters, Filmmakers, and Actors: Looking to sharpen your storytelling skills or practice your acting chops? This is your chance to join a vibrant community of creatives at our upcoming online event. We’re bringing screenwriters, filmmakers, and...

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review ONLINE

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review ONLINE

Calling All Screenwriters, Filmmakers, and Actors: Looking to sharpen your storytelling skills or practice your acting chops? This is your chance to join a vibrant community of creatives at our upcoming online event. We’re bringing screenwriters, filmmakers, and...