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Old 09-07-2010, 02:32 AM   #151
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Took a quick look around the web and it looks like over 4000 entries... so that's at least 200 phone calls... So assuming they start today, and depending on how many people are making calls.... could be that many people find out their status via the AFF website by this weekend or the start of next week, before they get either a call or a letter....

Not that I'm obsessing or anything...
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:26 AM   #152
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Sorry to disappoint, but they don't select 5% of contestants as semifinalists. If you look on their website, you'll see last year there were 63 semifinalists and finalists (they don't re-list semifinalists who went on to become finalists, unless they're in different categories so there might be a couple of duplicates there). If there were about 4000 entries, that makes it around 1.5%. Correct me if I'm wrong; doing the math in my head here.

Also, people should remember that making the second round is a fantastic accomplishment. In such a large contest, it's not easy to get noticed and advance to the top ten percent. Being able to say "second round, Austin" could easily open some doors.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:33 AM   #153
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Sorry to disappoint, but they don't select 5% of contestants as semifinalists. If you look on their website, you'll see last year there were 63 semifinalists and finalists (they don't re-list semifinalists who went on to become finalists, unless they're in different categories so there might be a couple of duplicates there). If there were about 4000 entries, that makes it around 1.5%. Correct me if I'm wrong; doing the math in my head here.

Also, people should remember that making the second round is a fantastic accomplishment. In such a large contest, it's not easy to get noticed and advance to the top ten percent. Being able to say "second round, Austin" could easily open some doors.
Yes, thanks for pointing that out. But it's still difficult to get an accurate percentage since we don't know the breakdown of entries by category. Last year, there were 13 total comedy semi-finalists. 3 went on to the finals.

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Old 09-07-2010, 04:39 AM   #154
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Last year, semi-finalists by category were 13 for Drama, 10 for Comedy, 5 (!) for SF, etc; see http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/09_semifinalists.

# of finalists ranged from 3 to 6 per category last year; see http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/2009_finalists

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Old 09-07-2010, 04:57 AM   #155
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Check the website for last year's numbers: http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/screenplay (scroll to bottom for lists). The categories have different amounts. I think it just depends how many scripts receive high enough scores. They don't seem to have a set number for each.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:59 AM   #156
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Got my letters today....

3 out of 4 entries advanced to the 2d round.

Close but no cigar.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:45 AM   #157
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Got my letters today....

3 out of 4 entries advanced to the 2d round.

Close but no cigar.
I'd say 3 out of 4 in the top 10% is quite awesome.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:37 AM   #158
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No doubt! Good job, LauriD!!!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:28 PM   #159
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It's just you.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:03 PM   #160
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second round dink. whoopdee crap
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