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Cincinnati Film Festival

Cincinnati Film Festival

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606 Main Street, Suite 713
Cincinnati , OH 45202

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Objective

Bringing brave and beautiful films from around the world to Cincinnati, Ohio since 2010. This year the CFF will be held September 10 - 20, with our closing weekend partnering again with the Cincinnati Comic Expo, during the popular Oktoberfest Zinzinnati weekend.

The 2015 CFF event will feature regional, national and international short and feature films, filmmaker workshops, Q&A sessions, filmmaker parties, and an awards ceremony.

CFF’s Screenplay Competition (sponsored by Screenwriting Staffing) was created in order to provide winning screenwriters’ with the necessary tools, resources, and industry connections to SELL their work in today’s film industry. Winning or placing in a screenplay contest is great, and a huge ego and resume booster. But unless the contest equips the winning writers’ with the proper opportunities to accelerate their career - script sales, screenwriting jobs, representation, and proper introductions - then it’s just another “award” to hang over your desk. So at the Cincinnati Film Festival our goal is simple: winning OUR contest puts YOU in the best position to launch a career as a WORKING screenwriter.

Win or Lose, we send you FEEDBACK! Having an unbiased, second-pair of eyes analysis on your screenplay is crucial in this industry. Too many times writers send their script away to contests and don’t win, NEVER understanding why they got rejected. But NOT at CFF. We understand it takes a solid screenplays to sell. And just because you don’t win this year’s contest, we STILL want to see your screenplay SELL! That’s why CFF offers 1 page of coverage on each submitted script. We touch on story, character development, dialogue, marketability, budget, & much more!

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

Competition Eligibility, Conditions, & Information:
  • Submitted scripts must be ORIGINAL screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
  • There are NO age restrictions.
  • All entries MUST be written in English.
  • Feature screenplays must be between 80 and 120 pages in length. NO exceptions.
  • Short screenplays must be between 1 and 40 pages in length. NO exceptions.
  • You may submit as many screenplays as you would like.
  • All entries must be in PDF format via e-mail.
  • Under NO circumstances will substitutions of new drafts or edits me accepted.
  • Screenplays will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.
  • If a submitted screenplay becomes optioned, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, that screenplay will no longer be eligible.
  • Cincinnati Film Festival and Screenwriting Staffing Judges, Readers, Employers – past and present – are NOT eligible to enter.
  • Previous winners of the CFF are not eligible.
  • Scripts submitted with a PEN name will NOT be accepted.
  • Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest.
  • Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • We will notify all winners and official finalists by email at the conclusion of the contest at the e-mail address provided by the entrant. It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information.
  • It is the winners’ responsibility to redeem screenwriting prizes from us or any third party sponsors or partners by responding to our winners notification email in a timely fashion.
  • Scripts TITLE PAGE must include:
    • Title of your screenplay
    • Name of author(s)
    • Telephone #
    • Valid e-mail address
  • By submitting your work to the contest, you agree that you have read and understand all of the competition rules and agreements, and WILL hold us, our company, our employees, and partners harmless from all claims or liabilities.
  • Allow anywhere between 2-3 weeks for your 1 page of FREE complimentary screenwriting notes.

Awards

PRIZES: FEATURE-LENGTH, 80-120 PAGES (ANY GENRE):

1st place: $500 cash prize;1-Year Membership to the The Tracking Board ($79 value); Virtual Pitch Fest VIP Package, ($90 value); SellingYourScreenplay Select 1-Year Membership ($199 value); Screenwriting Staffing 1- Year Premium Membership ($95 value); Screenplay Table Read (with professional actors) at this year’s festival & 2 FREE festival passes.

2nd place: $250 cash prize; 1-Year Premium Membership at Screenwriting Staffing ($95 value); 2 FREE festival passes to this year’s festival.

3rd place: 6-Month Premium Membership at Screenwriting Staffing ($65 value), 2 FREE festival passes to this year's festival.

Note: ALL finalists and winners will be listed on our website and Screenwriting Staffing’s. ALL finalists and winners will receive “Laurels”. ALL submissions will receive one page of FREE notes.

Cincinnati Film Festival

Contact

606 Main Street, Suite 713
Cincinnati , OH 45202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

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Cincinnati Film Festival

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606 Main Street, Suite 713
Cincinnati , OH 45202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

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Cincinnati Film Festival

Contact

606 Main Street, Suite 713
Cincinnati , OH 45202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

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