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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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

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Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
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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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/15/2017

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Notification: October 9, 2017 (over Columbus Day Weekend)

Rules

Screenplays must have been written after January 2016.

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 2018 with the official trophy presented at the Festival's Opening Night Celebration.

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.

The deadline for 2017 screenplay submissions is July 15, 2017. Very Important: Winners will be announced by October 9, 2017 (over Columbus Day Weekend).

LINK TO THE FESTIVAL ENTRY: http://film-festival.org/enterascreenplay.php

Entering Procedure:
  • Screenplays must have a title page which includes only the title. The applicant's name should not appear on the cover or any other page of the screenplay. Judges will not be aware of the entrant's name.
  • Entry must include an application. Keep a copy of your completed application form for reference.
  • For confirmation that we received your entry, include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant provided separate applications and submission fees accompany each entry.
  • The Festival is not responsible for screenplays lost or damaged in transit.
  • Screenplays will not be returned.
  • Please make a copy of your screenplay for your files.
  • Digital entries are now accepted in PDF.

Awards

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 2018 with the official trophy presented at the Festival's Opening Night Celebration.

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 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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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 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

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Updated: 04/05/2006

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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 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Ellen Gavin

An interview with screenwriter Ellen Gavin regarding the RIIFF/Rhode Island Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/08/2004
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