Faces of Austin 2013 Open for Entries

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Faces of Austin

The City of Austin is looking for short movies for their Faces of Austin 2013 project. The shorts can be music videos, documentaries, narrative -- anything that depicts the vibrancy and diversity of our fair city. As in years past, selected entries will premiere during Community Screenings at the SXSW Film Festival, and then be shown at City Hall, on Channel 6 and in other showcases throughout the upcoming year. 

Entries to this program must be made by a local filmmaker (or commissioned through an Austin organization) and filmed in Austin or about Austin-area topics and organizations. The short must be 10 minutes or less in length, and can't be selected by SXSW for any of its other short programs.

Shorts will be accepted now through the end of the day on January 15, 2013. More information is available on the Call for Entries page.  Below are a few videos chosen for the project in past years. You can watch more Faces of Austin videos via YouTube playlists for 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Micah Barber's Great Grandmama for Obama from 2011:

Possumbox Productions' Sh*t Austinites Say was a selection this year:

Another 2012 selection was Grow. Share. Prepare., filmed by Max and Kristin Benitez for the Sustainable Food Center of Austin: