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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: melissa@nashfilm.org

Contact: Melissa Lummus, Sr. Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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Objective

The Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition leverages one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S. Each year, NaFF draws hundreds of filmmakers, musicians and industry to ten days of films, panels, red carpet events, live music showcases and parties. NaFF draws more film entries than almost every other film festival in the country, in part, because it is an Academy® Award Qualifying Festival in three short film categories. And, Nashville knows how to throw a party.

For screenwriters, NaFF offers 23 categories in feature, short and teleplay lengths and more than $90,000 in cash and prizes including the fact that all semifinalists and finalists win film festival laminates! That’s not a discount on a pass but the whole pass. Finalists win two of them.

After the festival, select winning scripts are circulated to top agents, managers, producers and studios. These companies get first look: Blossom Films, Nicole Kidman’s Academy-Award nominated production company (Rabbit Hole); noted casting director, Laray Mayfield (House of Cards, Benjamin Button); Sycamore Pictures CEO Ben Nearn (Black Swan, The Way, Way Back), Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of AFFIRM Films, the faith/family and inspirational label of Sony Picture Entertainment (Soul Surfer and Courageous); famed limit-breaking director/producer Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers), Lewis Bogach, Emmy-winning Vice President of CMT, and Abso Lutely Productions.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird July 28, 2017 $30 (feature); $20 (short)
Regular September 29, 2017 $40 (feature); $30 (short)
Late December 1, 2017 $45 (feature); $35 (short) 7
Extended January 12, 2018 $50 (feature); $40 (short) 49

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Noteworthy winning scripts will be read by celebrated industry executives and studios.

Cash awards to winners:

Feature Grand Prize: $2,000
Feature Drama and Comedy categories: $500
8 other Feature categories (Action/Adventure, Family/Animation, Historical, Inspirational, Music Inspired, Science Fiction, Thriller/Horror, Tennessee): $250

Short Grand Prize: $1,000
11 categories (Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure, Family/Animation, Historical, Inspirational, Music Inspired, Science Fiction, Thriller/Horror, Tennessee, Young Screenwriter): $250

Teleplay
2 categories (60 minute pilot, 30 minute pilot): $250

All finalists win two Gold All Festival Laminates valued at $798 and semi-finalists win one Silver All Festival Laminate, valued at $250.

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: melissa@nashfilm.org

Contact: Melissa Lummus, Sr. Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: melissa@nashfilm.org

Contact: Melissa Lummus, Sr. Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Nashville Fest Names Finalists

The Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition has announced their Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, TV Script Contest Finalists.

FEATURE: Finalists – alphabetical by entry name

DRAMA FEATURE
“Code Blues” – Gary Wallach
“Glen Sherley” – Joe Rassulo, Robert Gibson
“Independence Pass” – Brian MacEvilly
“Oil and Water” – Alfred Thomas Catalfo, Morgan Webster Dudley
“Shadowman” – Mike Miller
“The Acadian” – David Vincent
“The Oracle of Jerald’s Bay” – Sarah Bewley


COMEDY FEATURE
“Alliance” – Charlie Robinson, Carla Robinson
“Canadian Holiday” – David Rocchio
“Miss Loving” – Bernard Smith
“My Bad Day in Hell” – Eric Carlson
“Poe Boys” – David Van Hooser
“The Full Irish” – Brian MacEvilly

MUSIC INSPIRED FEATURE
“Blind Boone” – Moss Hall, Max Morath
“Chris Gaines Saves the World” – Donald Driscoll
“Stride” – Rick Whelan

FAMILY FEATURE
“Darby Petty and the Lost Treasure” – DC Sayre
“Eleven Days” – Jaginder Singh
“The Creepy House” – Shoshana Rosenbaum

INSPIRATIONAL FEATURE
“Heart Stringz” – Barbara Ashdown
“In-Between” – Sandra Webb Smith
“One Small Step” – Patrick Sherman

ANIMATED FEATURE
“My Monster Burrufu” – Alberto Corral
“The Mythfitz” – Nicholas Julius

ACTION/ADVENTURE FEATURE
” D.T.” – Ken Comer
“Guns and Grace” – Odin Ozdil
“The Third Bomb” – Phillip Parker

HISTORICAL FEATURE
“In Spite of It All” – Rebecca Boyd
“Kid Convict” – Julie Umbreit
“Samson: A Savior Will Rise” – Shawn Hoffman

SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE
“Bioterror Conspiracy” – Louis Lio
“Eden” – Jessica Chou
“No Man’s Land” – Michelle Davidson, Jeffrey Field
“Populous” – Michael Quintero

THRILLER/HORROR FEATURE
“A Texas Story” – David Martin-Porras, Julia Fontana
“Bad Blood” – Billie Bates
“Empathy” – Elvis Wilson
“Ginseng” – Josh Barkey
“Lifers” – Phil Burdette
“The Apocalypse Chronicles” – Nathan Ludwig, Charles Hill
“Why the Willow Weeps” – Dwight Jolivette
“Zombie Ward” – Harry Oxnard

TENNESSEE SCREENWRITER FEATURE
“Empathy” – Elvis Wilson
“Sink Swim” – Elvis Wilson
“The Acadian” – David Vincent
“The Last Drop” – A. D. Smith




Finalists – Shorts

COMEDY SHORT
“That Other Crazy Thing You Do” – Michelle Leibel
“U Got Tagged” – Andrew Roxby

DRAMA SHORT
“Illuminate” – Robert Pawloski
“Which Spoke of Freedom” – Aria Marrogi, Chris Germiller

FAMILY SHORT
“The Home of Rock” – Brian MacEvilly
“Wiindigoo the Cannibal” – Michael O’Rourke, Winona LaDuke

GENRE SHORT
“Guest” – Charles Dillon Ward
“Lumen 18” – Darren Tibbits

TENNESSEE SCREENWRITER SHORT
“The Ice Road” – Taylor Albertson
“Incident at Broadway and Grand” – Francis Wolff

YOUNG SCREENWRITER SHORT
“The Favor” – Jack Fossett
“The Pride Club” – Kirill Dyshlovoy




TELEPLAY Finalists – alphabetical by entry name

DRAMA – TELEPLAY
“Limbo” – Jessica Chou
“Long Lost” – Deanna Shumaker
“Renegades” – Conway Preston
“Tip & Keeper” Carol Caldwell

COMEDY – TELEPLAY
“It Could Be Worse” – Tracy Reilly
“Star Pupils – Tom Ruprecht
“The Knot” – Adam Rosenbaum

Updated: 03/20/2015
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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: melissa@nashfilm.org

Contact: Melissa Lummus, Sr. Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Nathan Ludwig

An interview with screenwriter Nathan Ludwig regarding the Nashville Fest Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/02/2014
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, MovieBytes would like to interview you.