Are you the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin?

You’re probably not. Sorry.

But in case you want to try for the title (and be rejected), here’s the info:

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photo / Kristin Hillery Oh, hey, it’s those guys 

It’s back! Austin Film Festival, Cap City Comedy Club and The Onion are proud to announce The Third Annual Funniest Filmmaker in Austin contest! Enter by August 11th, 2008 and on Monday August 18th, join host and former Funniest Person in Austin winner Matt Bearden to see who wins the contest.

Hit us with your best shot. It’s free to enter and the winner will play the Austin Film Festival this October. Not a professional? Don’t despair! Funny beats technical ability in this contest. Quick and dirty shorts are welcome!

The winner gets two all access producers badges valued at $1300 to the 15th Annual Austin Film Festival where his or her film will play as an official selection of the fest!

Rules: Films must be under 5 minutes long and delivered by August 11th. All films must be on DVD. Free to enter. You must be a current Austin resident to enter.

Finalists will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday August 15th. Limit 3 entries per person.

Entries may be dropped off or mailed to:

Austin Film Festival
attn: Funniest Filmmaker in Austin
1145 W 5th St, Suite 210,
Austin, TX 78703

Download the entry form here.

Good luck, loser.