About CineAid Film Festival

CineAid strives in our community work to entertain, educate, and inform through film. The second annual CineAid Film Festival is an extension of our desire to share unique world views and perspectives through the power of film. We welcome films from a variety of genres, cultures, languages, and viewpoints, and hope to make the CineAid Film Festival an annual event in Austin, Texas that shares worldwide issues of pressing importance with the greater Austin community.


Final Draft - http://www.finaldraft.com

Final Draft produces the world renowned screenwriting software by the same name. Incredible design and ease of use have made it the industry standard for screenwriting. 

Zacuto - www.zacuto.com

Zacuto creates production grade, filmmaking camera accessories. Our gear is made entirely in the USA, designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. It comes with an unparalleled lifetime warranty and our world renowned customer service. We have a singular philosophy on camera rig design—balance! Our Next Generation Recoil® rig is compatible with every camera, from a tiny mirrorless to the largest cinema camera. The one rig for all your cameras.

Red Giant - www.redgiant.com

At Red Giant, we make tools, films and training to enrich the community of filmmakers and motion designers. For our own award-winning short films, we create new software to fill our needs. Then we make those products available for everyone else, helping artists create the perfect look that matches their story. Red Giant develops tools that make the filmmaking process faster, more secure, more accurate and just more fun. For over 10 years, we have built software for motion design, color correction, visual effects and photography that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production.

Film Convert - www.filmconvert.com

Add real grain to your footage, and render at up to 4k. Unlike other plugins that simply overlay film grain, FilmConvert realistically models the amount of grain required for each color and exposure level in your image. FilmConvert™ models the characteristics of digital sensors, and provides a complex algorithm to transform digital footage to match your favorite film stocks. FilmConvert is available as Stand-alone software as well as a plugin for After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, Motion, Vegas and Photoshop.


Mental Health Channel - www.mentalhealthchannel.tv

An Austin, Texas based film production company dedicated to providing high quality content that informs and educates about a wide variety of mental health issues while empowering people to live happier, healthier lives.

Unlocked Films - www.unlockedfilms.com

A European based documentary collective that produces cutting edge films that speak primarily to the experience of being an outsider, far away from your homeland.

Festival Dates

  • Call for submissions: January 1st, 2016 - September 31st, 2016 
  • Festival programming schedule announced: October 31st, 2016 
  • CineAid Film Festival Dates: December 9-10, 2016

The CineAid Film Festival will be held in the beautiful city of Austin, at the Blanton Museum of Art. Follow us on social media to keep up to date with CineAid Film Festival news! 


Submissions will be accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway this year. The period for submissions will open on January 1st. Our early bird deadline ends February 29th. Our regular deadline runs from March 1st - April 30th. And our late deadline goes from May 1st - June 15th.