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Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Contact

6655 W. Sahara, Suite C-106
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-486-2711 (voice)
702-486-2712 (fax)

Web: www.nevadafilm.com
Email: Click here

Contact: Danette Tull, Competition Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
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Objective

The NFO competition seeks to provide unsold writers a means to hone their craft as writers, get them a proverbial "a foot in the door" into the filmmaking industry, while encouraging the creation of scripts (and hopefully future productions) specific to Nevada.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

Submission period: May 1- August 31, 2013

  • 75% of locations in Script must be shootable in NEVADA
  • Must be industry standard full-length feature film.
  • Contest is open to any unsold writers

Visit www.nevadafilm.com for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

The winning script will be eligible for consideration to be pitched to production companies, agents, and managers. Winner will receive a complimentary posting of logline, synopsis and full script on the premier screenwriting marketplace InkTip.com.

Winner will also receive two (2) complimentary round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines and complimentary 3 day / 2 night stay at the D Las Vegas (* restrictions may apply)

Every writer receives feedback!

Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Contact

6655 W. Sahara, Suite C-106
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-486-2711 (voice)
702-486-2712 (fax)

Web: www.nevadafilm.com
Email: Click here

Contact: Danette Tull, Competition Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Contact

6655 W. Sahara, Suite C-106
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-486-2711 (voice)
702-486-2712 (fax)

Web: www.nevadafilm.com
Email: Click here

Contact: Danette Tull, Competition Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Nevada Screenwriters Competition Announces 2006 Contest Results

Elizabeth Appell's Lessons from the Gypsy Camp has been named the winner of the 2006 Nevaeda Screenwriters Competition.

1st Place - Best Screenplay
LESSONS FROM THE GYPSY CAMP
Elizabeth Appell
(Period Drama ~ Book Adaptation)


A girl. A gypsy. A murder. A choice... The year is 1955. Eisenhower is president, the McCarthy hearings are over, and Lolly Candolin promises her father if he stops drinking she won’t cut her hair. Her father, refusing to have his life dictated by a ten-year-old, retaliates by tossing Bo, Lolly’s aged cat, down into a gypsy camp from the high levee surrounding the town. Going against everything she’s been told, Lolly ventures into the gypsy camp looking for Bo and befriends a cast of misfits including Sam, the unofficial leader of the camp. When the town’s sheriff is fatally shot, Sam is arrested for the killing. By discovering the identity of the true killer, Lolly puts into motion a terrible dilemma no youngster should ever have to face.

2nd Place
MINDSCAPE
by Guy Holmes
(Psychological/Supernatural Thriller)


A man is born with a gift to heal people by traveling with them to their memories. When he takes on the case of a brilliant but perhaps sociopathic girl, he begins to question his sanity, finally realizing that the girl, herself, is no more than a memory. MINDSCAPE showcases strong, complex leading roles and tells a story that explores the impact of memory, the grief of loss and the hope of redemption. Imagine THE DEAD ZONE meets THE BAD SEED with a shocking reversal at the end reminiscent of THE SIXTH SENSE.



3rd Place
DEAD MAN’S HAND
by Terry Hayden
(Drama)


When "The Kid" takes on Vegas, it becomes a tale of revenge set in Glitter City’s netherworld of poker players, crossroaders and brutal criminals. The Kid is the World Champion of Poker. He has it all: talent, fame, fortune… But he only cares about one thing: Revenge. Whitey, the owner of the biggest casino in Vegas, killed The Kid’s father. For that, The Kid is going to take Whitey down, all the way down, and then kill him. The Kid uses his extraordinary poker skills – reading people, bluffing, and going "all in" to defeat the most dangerous opponent he has ever faced.





2006 TOP TEN FINALIST SCRIPTS

(Alphabetical by Script Title)

BLOOD CREEK
by Sergio Mims


After the murder of his son, a reformed outlaw with a violent past agrees to escort a vicious wanted outlaw to justice in another town and is forced to battle with treacherous terrain, deadly traps and hidden secrets between the two men that threatens to destroy them both.



DEAD MONEY
by Mick Orfe


Martin Porrett was a husband, father, and poker genius who couldn't seem to catch a break. He goes to Las Vegas to get himself killed so his family can collect the insurance money, but he didn't count on three things: The World Series of Poker, Lady Luck, and himself.



FIGHTING CHANCE
by Shawn Judge


The ragtag family formed when fourteen-year-old Bobby Haney befriends veteran boxing trainer Jake Capra and fighter Johhny Tutter is threatened when fellow boxer Sedrick "Snake" Simmons begins a drug-fueled downward spiral amid a culture of violence and urban decay.



FOUR, THE HARD WAY
by Robert Newman


In the beautiful playground of Laughlin, Nevada, along the Colorado River, four people are mysteriously murdered. The victims, all workers for an Oregon company, were found to have Plutonium in their bodies. Two detectives must solve the case before any more murders happen.



JACK AND JILL
by Cory Oliver & Clark McCutchen


A stockbroker from big city Chicago and a waitress from small town Utah have something in common – Tourettes. When fate brings them together in glitzy Las Vegas, the misfit couple experience the time of their life, until the man’s fiancé discovers the romance and seeks to destroy it.



LOVELOCKED
by Wernher Ovalle


Young prodigy surgeon, Arden Nixx, reluctantly comes back to the small town of Lovelock to care for his drunken out-of-control father. While he can’t wait to return to Harvard, what he discovers in this small town – through his contemptible father, an unlikely "little brother,"and in a budding love interest-- may just help him stay and become a better person.



NEVADA GOLD
by Jacob Markert


New 1864 gold coins get lost in the desert. One hundred forty years later, a desert rat’s dog finds them. The old rat had recently rescued the dog from certain death, and the dog repays the kindness again and again, protecting him from harm several times while on a real adventure.



SAINT IMPOSSIBLE
by Jeff Hall


Four teenagers search for meaning as their high school careers come to an end. The lives of A newspaper editor, the class president, an outcast and a popular socialite all intersect at St. Impossible.



SANTA’S DOO-HICKEY
by Glen B. Dunning a/k/a Buster Klikgaard


A man falls in love with a Christmas Fairy when they use Santa’s egg timer to win a fortune on the slots in Las Vegas. Sometimes you gotta do what you don’t want so you can get what you do!



THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
by Beth Jacobs


Mark Twin faced quite a conundrum when he was unexpectedly propelled into the Twenty-first Century. Meeting Finley Rutherford, a street-smart lad of eleven, compounded the confusion. How best to reconcile differences and unite diverse worlds, than to have some rib-tickling fun? And, then there was "The Game."





Updated: 01/22/2007
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Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Contact

6655 W. Sahara, Suite C-106
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-486-2711 (voice)
702-486-2712 (fax)

Web: www.nevadafilm.com
Email: Click here

Contact: Danette Tull, Competition Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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