More outlets = more opportunities for writers, and the Austin Film Festival is getting into the game by creating a new category for their annual screenplay competition, scripted digital! http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/news/pr-scripted-digital-series/
From the press release:“Compelling narratives are no longer confined to the movie theater or television screen,” AFF Co-founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan said. “More and more, writers are turning to online platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, or their own websites to bring their stories to life. As a result, the entertainment industry is in the middle of an unprecedented creative expansion outwards, and AFF is proud to be one of the first film festivals to recognize and celebrate this new method of storytelling.”
Digital series scripts must be 3-30 pages in length. Regular Deadline: April 20 ($35). Late Deadline: May 20 ($45).
It should also be pointed out that the head of YouTube's Family/EDU programming, Malik Ducard, will be giving the keynote address at the 2015 Kidscreen summit.