The competition focuses on showcasing the work of emerging screenwriters who have not had their work produced or optioned. The competition is especially committed to encouraging writers from rural areas.
Entries are accepted in two categories: Feature Screenplay (90-130) pages and Short Screenplay (30 pages or less).
Entries must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. No paper submissions.
Entry forms, available at www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org, and the entry fee should be submitted by mail to:
Ozark Foothills FilmFest
195 Peel Road
Locust Grove, AR 72550
$600 Best Feature Screenplay
$400 Best Short Screenplay
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The Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenplay Competition has announced their winning scripts from among fifty-three entries submitted.
The annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenwriting Competition Awards Program took place on the campus of Lyon College on Thursday evening, March 25. Thirty-three entries were received from the United States and Canada.
The Writ Writer, written by Mike Murphy of Conway, won First Place and the $500 award. The screenplay begins in 1919 rural Arkansas and tells the true story of a local black attorney, Scipio Africanus Jones, who saves 12 black sharecroppers from death row. His six year struggle changes US law and the lives of those around him, including his own. Murphy's first screenplay, The Knuckleballer, won Second Place in the 2008 competition.
An interview with Robert Pest regarding the Ozark Foothills Writing Competition.