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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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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)
Report Cards: 10    
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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

RIIFF Announces Contest Winners

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold from Brunswick, Maine was the Grand Prize Winner for this year's 2011 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition. The winning screenplay "Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story" is a tender and tragic love story about a childless older couple, their Newfoundland dog, and their passion for the coast of Maine. After forty years of a devoted, but troubled marriage, they adopt Rufus and embark on a series of heartwarming, heroic and ultimately healing adventures. "This screenplay is something that should be made. Reading it, you can literally envision the actual film," said J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF Educational Outreach Director. "The outstanding quality of this year's submissions and the level of creativity, made for difficult decision-making on the part of our international group of judges," added Oberacker. "Our adjudication team read 364 screenplay entries this year, the largest entry base in the competition's history. Each submission was analyzed and scored according to a set of criteria, including Character, Dialogue, Setting, Plot and Technique. "After extensive reading and deliberation among the judges, prizewinners were chosen in five different categories: Main Competition, Gay and Lesbian (GLBT), Local (New England) Focus, Horror, and Short Screenplay," she added. "Each will come with its own set of awards." "We could not be more pleased with the selection of this year's winners," noted George T. Marshall. "As this competition continues to grow and expand, we have access to some of the world's brightest and most talented writers in the craft."

THE 2011 PRIZE WINNERS:

GRAND PRIZE:
Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story
Written by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold (USA)

FIRST PLACE:
Anderson Falls
Written by Giles Daoust (Belgium)

(Tied with)

Blood Relative
Written by Corey Bodoh-Creed (USA)

SECOND PLACE:
Dear Brother
Written by Kesav Wable (USA)

BEST LOCAL (NEW ENGLAND):

GRAND PRIZE:
Departed Harvest
Written by JoDa Hodge (USA)

FIRST PLACE:
Acrobat
Written by Pete Jones (USA)

BARREN BRANCHES GLBT COMPETITION:

GRAND PRIZE:
Sadie Hawkins Day
Written by Stacy Keane (USA)

FIRST PLACE:
As Luck Would Have It
Written by Anna Forsyth (UNITED KINGDOM)

BEST SHORT SCRIPT:

GRAND PRIZE:
Last Exit to Normal
Written by John McHale (USA)

FIRST PLACE:
Pass/Fail
Written by Caitlin McCarthy (USA)

BEST HORROR SCRIPT:

GRAND PRIZE:
The Portrait
Written by Matthew J. Marshall (USA)

(Tied with)

Painkillers
Written by Giles Daoust (Belgium)



Updated: 11/02/2011
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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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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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