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Austin Spotlight

Film Festival


Austin Spotlight Film Festival

ASFF is an annual event that showcases independent filmmakers and their work from around the world. Our mission is to celebrate film by providing a platform for artists to share their stories and engage in conversations about film. We accept all types of short films, music videos, trailers, or even kickstarters. ASFF provides a safe and welcoming space for filmmakers to watch their films on the big screen, discuss their projects, and enjoy a night in the spotlight.



2023 Austin Spotlight Film Festival


Dir. Zack Scott, Skylar Schanen


Deep Down follows Alice Moran, a sophomore in college returning home to help her kind father and tightly-wound sister go through their recently deceased mother’s possessions. Alice is grieving and looking for release from the world, and she finds it in her old friends who never left town. With her ex Sebastian having his own plans of rekindling their relationship and repressed family drama boiling to the surface, Alice has a lot more to sort through than just her mother’s wardrobe.

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The Austin Chronicle

"Go to enough film festival Q&As, and it's the same questions. Where did the idea come from? How did you get cast? What did you shoot on? At the Austin Spotlight Film Festival, the questions are more practical, like film school recommendations, and funding sources."

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