FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

RIIFF/Rhode Island

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P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
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Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

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Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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Objective

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird January 15, 2021 $50 43
Regular May 15, 2021 $55 163
Late June 1, 2021 $75 180
Extended June 15, 2021 $75 194
Final July 15, 2021 $75 224

Notification: October 14, 2019 (over Columbus Day Weekend)

Rules

Please visit website for rules and guidelines.

Awards

Screenplays entered into the competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner will become a central focus during ScriptBiz™ the screenplay pitch forum held during the Festival. The Grand Prize winner will also receive prizes valued at over $10,000. This includes travel, up to four nights accommodations, Final Draft software and screenplay promotions. Since the contest winners are announced following the main Festival, the Grand Prize winner’s work will be a focal point for RIIFF, with the official trophy presented at the Festival's Opening Night Celebration.

RIIFF/Rhode Island

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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Contest News

RIIFF Names Contest Winners

Edward Balli from Canada won the Best Screenplay Grand Prize Winner for this year's Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition. Edward's winning screenplay is entitled “Leadeth."

 

George T. Marshall, RIIFF Executive Director/CEO, made the announcement of the 2020 awards that featured 557 entries in competition. From these, 55 scripts were selected as finalists and 16 scripts were selected winners by an international team of adjudicators.

 

“What an amazing year for storytelling and our screenplay competition. This year’s entries were inventive and re-defining. They were scored on criteria that included character, dialogue, setting, plot, structure and technique,” said Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director. “We reviewed the largest entry base in competition’s history making for difficult decision-making on the part of our international group of judges.

 

"After extensive and careful deliberation, prize winners were chosen in eight distinct categories: Best Screenplay, Best International, Vortex Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror, Best LGBTQ, Spotlight on New England, Best Short Screenplay, Best Animation Screenplay, Screenwriting Discovery Award and Best Television Pilot," Quirk noted.

 

"Our sincere congratulations to this year's winners," stated George T. Marshall. "This competition continues to introduce us to some of the world's brightest and most talented writers in the craft."

 

Prizes awarded to the winners of the screenplay competition (which vary with the specific screenplay category) include: 1 Script Listing and 1 Magazine Listing from InkTip; Final Draft software featuring Final Draft Screenwriting Suites; and Passes to the 2021 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival and the ScriptBiz™ Screenwriter's Workshop.

 

The Best Screenplay Grand Prize winner will be brought to Providence to attend the 2021 ScriptBiz program, where their screenplay will be a central focus of the program, plus receive a private script consultation and an official award on RIIFF's Opening Night Celebration on the stage of the 1,900 seat Vets located at One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Lodging and transportation will also be provided.

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THE 2020 PRIZE WINNERS:


BEST SCREENPLAY
GRAND PRIZE:
"Leadeth," By Edward Balli, Canada


FIRST PLACE:
"Deluge," By Kenneth Vatan-Woodall, Sheila Vatan-Woodall, United States


INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY
GRAND PRIZE:
"Project Fog," By Adva Reichman, Israel


FIRST PRIZE:
"The Shell," By Hakan Ünal, Turkey


VORTEX HORROR/SCI-FI SCREENPLAY
GRAND PRIZE:
"Ghost Species," By Justin Hayward, United Kingdom


FIRST PRIZE:
"Writer's Retreat," By Jennifer Potts, United States


JAMES L. SEAVOR LGBTQ SCREENPLAY
GRAND PRIZE:
"He Hangs Brightly," By Daniel Talbott, United States


FIRST PRIZE:
"I am Yusuf," By Zain Sheikh, Pakistan


RI SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ENGLAND

GRAND PRIZE:
"Anna and Ahana," By Tanni Chaudhuri, United States


FIRST PRIZE:
"TOMAS," By Robert Bedick, United States


BEST TELEVISION PILOT SCRIPT
GRAND PRIZE:
"Versions," By Craig Reynolds, Ireland


FIRST PRIZE:
"Still Life," By Duncan Putney, USA


BEST SHORT SCRIPT
GRAND PRIZE:
"Entrance of Pink Elephants," By Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Russia


FIRST PRIZE:
"Rosa," By Ferran Navarro-Beltrán, Spain


SCREENWRITING DISCOVERY AWARD
GRAND PRIZE:
"MILA," By Bella Ramsey, United Kingdom


FIRST PRIZE:
"Rear," By Edward Worthy, United States

 

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The 2020 Finalists Announced:

 

A Tent on Jupiter | Writer: Derek Nicoletto, United States


Alec Guinness: A Kind of Victory | Writer: Bill Baxter, United States


Anna and Ahana | Writer: Tanni Chaudhuri, United States


Bleed Just Like Us | Writer: EZEKIEL Jeremiah WALKER, United States


Blood and Ash | Writer: Kenneth Sanabria, Costa Rica


Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night | Writer: Dale Griffiths Stamos, United States


Braddock | Writer: Gregory Caruso, United States


BRITANNIA GEARS | Writer: Alfred Thomas Catalfo, United States


Coffee with Squid | Writer: Alexander Hadley, United States


Dear Lola | Writer: Emily Fairweather, United Kingdom


Deluge | Writers: Kenneth Vatan-Woodall, Sheila Vatan-Woodall, United States


Dogwood | Writer: Joshua Marion, United States


DUNCAN | Writer: Joseph Dionisio, United States


Elemental | Writer: Jonathan Hall, United Kingdom


Entrance of Pink Elephants | Writer: Tatiana Blintzer (Fedorovskaya), Russia


Face Painters | Writer: Giovanni Sanseviero, United States


Ghost Species | Writer: Justin Hayward, United Kingdom


Great White | Writer: Justin Memovich, United States


Gretchen | Writers: Jeffrey Kerr, Joe Barajas, United States


Grynszpan/Thompson | Writer: Hal LaCroix, United States


Gunpowder | Writer: Damian Hussey, Australia


Guacamole Yesterdays | Writer: Hudson Philips, United States


HE HANGS BRIGHTLY | Writer: Daniel Talbott, United States


HEDY | Writer: Natalie Alison, Austria


I am Yusuf | Writer: Zain Sheikh, Pakistan


I Know How To Swim | Writer: Cheryl Lewis, United States


Ignorance Is Bliss | Writer: Patrick J Grizzard, United States


Impaired Innocence | Chandra Gerson, United States


Leadeth | Writer: Edward Balli, Canada


MILA | Writer: Bella Ramsey, United Kingdom


Notes from Paris | Writer: Cloe de la Vega, United Kingdom


Of Saints & Scholars | Writer: Amy N Allen, United States


Project Fog | Writer: Adva Reichman, Israel


Rear | Writer: Edward Worthy, United States


Renaissance Man | Writer: Robert Tolz, United States


Rosa | Writer: Ferran Navarro-Beltrán, Spain


Santeras | Writer: Yerania Del Orbe, United States


Scrubs - My Impossible Decision | Writer: Brian Michael McDevitt Jr., United States


Sequoia Blue | Writer: Josiah Signor, United States


Still Life | Writer: Duncan Putney, United States


The 211 Home | Writer: Jim Huggins, United States


The Breeze of Fire | Writer: Ali Javad, United States


The German King | Writers: Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Matt Feit, United States


The Ghost's Writers' Workshop | Writer: Philip C. Sedgwick, United States


The Last Schubert Hotel | Writer: Sean Patrick Hennessy, United States


The luck of the draw | Writer: Julia Antuerpem, Brazil


The Mind Electric | Writer: Johnny Coffeen, United States


THE SHELL | Writer: Hakan Ünal, Turkey


Ticket To | Writer: Qiancheng Guo, United States


Tomas 6_2020 | Writer: Robert Bedick, United States


Undercurrent | Writer: Debby Huvaere, United States


UNDERTAKEN | Writer: Alix Reeves, United States


Versions | Writer: Craig Reynolds, Ireland


Visceral Fatherland | Writer: Lele Park, United States


Writer's Retreat | Writer: Jennifer Potts, United States

Updated: 11/03/2020

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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