Well-known as a place that boosts creativity, music and art, Austin is always searching for new talent and inspiration.
Faces of Austin 2013 is calling for short-films, fiction and nonfiction alike, that reflect the "voices, faces and experiences of our city". Faces of Austin is a short-film program of the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, which has showcased short films by local filmmakers since 2005. This year the City of Austin is inviting all Austin-area filmmakers to submit their work to Faces of Austin 2013.
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15. The films must be under 10 minutes in length and must be filmed in Austin or highlight an Austin topic or organization.
In the past, the Faces of Austin's selection included documentaries, narrative set in and out of the city and music videos of local bands.
The short-films selected by Faces of Austin 2013 will have a premiere screening during the SXSW - Film Conference Community Screenings, in March. The films will be screened in several venues such as City Hall, Channel 6, on the City's website and at special screenings throughout this year.
Further information about submissions and applications can be found at the Faces of Austin website.