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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)
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 Results

Alfred Thomas Catalfo from Dover, NH, was the Grand Prize Winner from among 367 submissions to this year's 2012 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition. George T. Marshall, RIIFF Executive Director, made the announcement of the 2012 awards. The winning screenplay "Betrayed" revolves around a small-town newspaper editor who in answering the door in the middle of the night to find a disheveled man who claims to be his older brother -- an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 1972 and reported Missing In Action. His joy at reuniting with his brother quickly turns to terror when shadowy assassins begin pursuing them. As they embark on a dangerous mission to reveal the truth, his faith in the man's claims threatens to tear his family apart.

"This is an exceptional screenplay. Reading it, you can literally envision the actual film on the screen," said J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF Educational Outreach Director.

"It was an outstanding year for screenplay entries. The exceptional quality and the solid storytelling were compelling, making for difficult decision-making on the part of our international group of judges," added Oberacker. "Our adjudication team read 367 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), International Focus, Horror, and Short Screenplay," he added. "Each will come with its own set of awards."

"Our kudos and congratulations to this year's winners," stated George T. Marshall. "As this competition has introduced us to some of the world's brightest and most talented writers in the craft."

THE 2012 PRIZE WINNERS:

GRAND PRIZE:
"Betrayed"
Written by Alfred Thomas Catalfo, (Dover, NH USA)

FIRST PLACE:
"The Taloquan Network"
Written by: Robert Hestand, (Redondo Beach, CA, USA)

(Tied with)
"Conquest of the Soda Men"
Written by: Nicholas Cammilleri, (North Hills, CA, USA)

BEST INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY

GRAND PRIZE:
"The Man Comes Around"
Written by: Connor Noden, (Winsford, Cheshire, UK)

FIRST PLACE:
"While the Village Sleeps"
Written by: Chloe Bellande, (Montreal, QC, Canada)

BARREN BRANCHES GLBT COMPETITION:

GRAND PRIZE:
"Fearless Love"
Written by: Steven J. Weller, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

FIRST PLACE:
"No Simple Highway"
Written by: Jason Peers, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

BEST SHORT SCRIPT:

GRAND PRIZE:
"The Bravest, the Boldest"
Written by: Moon Molson and Eric Fallen, (New York, NY, USA)

BEST HORROR SCRIPT:

GRAND PRIZE:
"Frost on the Pumpkin"
Written by: Philip Sedgwick, (Tucson, AZ, USA)

FIRST PLACE:
"The Bloodline"
Written by: Christine Feldman, (Medford, OR, USA)

Prizes awarded to the winners of the screenplay competition (which vary with the specific screenplay category) include: a free year of screenplay promotion services to the winners, through ScreenwriterShowcase.com; a 1-year Writers Database membership from Script Pipeline; Full Script Delivery to over 3,000 industry professionals comprised of studio executives, producers, agents etc. through ScriptDelivery.net; Final Draft Screenwriting Suites from Final Draft software; and passes to the 2013 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and the ScriptBiz™ Screenwriter's Workshop. The Grand Prize winner from the main competition will be brought to Providence to attend the 2013 ScriptBiz program, where their screenplay will be a central focus of the program, plus receive a private script consultation and an official award on RIIFF's Opening Night Celebration. Lodging will also be provided.

Updated: 10/24/2012
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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

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Updated: 01/08/2004
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