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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

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird January 15, 2019 $40 32
Regular May 15, 2019 $45 152
Late June 1, 2019 $50 169
WAB Extended June 15, 2019 $55 183
Final July 15, 2019 $65 213

Notification: October 14, 2019 (over Columbus Day Weekend)

Rules

Screenplays must have been written after January 2018.

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Awards

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 2020 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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

RIIFF Announces 2014 Screenplay Contest Winners

George Billard from Eldred, NY is the Best Screenplay Grand Prize Winner for this year's FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition. His winning screenplay is entitled "Dispossessed." George T. Marshall, RIIFF Executive Director/CEO, made the announcement of the 2014 awards.

The "Dispossessed" storyline: Distracted by his struggles raising a severely autistic son, small-town sheriff Ray Jensen grows alarmed at the unhinged and violent behavior of the locals, many of whom are under the care of the town's new doctor. Joe Sullivan, a recently defrocked priest who has returned to his hometown in disgrace, suspects that dark forces are at work.

"This is an exceptional screenplay. George's use of irony successfully captures the everyday contradictions in small town America through blending the conventional with the uncanny," said Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program 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 Quirk. "Our adjudication team read 396 screenplay entries this year, which is now the largest entry base in the competition's history. Submissions were 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 distinct categories: Main Competition, LGBTQ, International Focus, Vortex Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Short Screenplay," he added. "Each will come with its own set of awards."

"Our sincere congratulations to this year's winners," stated George T. Marshall. "This competition has introduced us to some of the world's brightest and most talented writers in the craft." THE 2014 PRIZE WINNERS:

BEST SCREENPLAY GRAND PRIZE:
"Dispossessed"
Written by: George Billard (Eldred, NY, USA)

FIRST PLACE:
"The Celestial"
Written by: Barry Brennessel (Silver Spring, Maryland, USA)

Tied With:

"Dean Bailesol's Journey To Surgery"
Written by: Leonard Tachmes (Miami Beach, Florida, USA)

INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY GRAND PRIZE:
"The Night Witches"
Written by: Steven Prowse (United Kingdom)

INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY FIRST PLACE:
"Sandwoman"
Written by: Samuel Sebastian (Barcelona, Spain)

VORTEX HORROR/SCI-FI SCREENPLAY GRAND PRIZE:
"The Crimson Confession"
Written by: Raymond Just (Pasadena, CA, USA)

BARREN BRANCHES LGBTQ SCREENPLAY GRAND PRIZE:
"Transformation Awaits"
Written By: Rachel Goldberg and Jonathan Pope Evans, (Burbank, California, USA)

BARREN BRANCHES LGBTQ SCREENPLAY FIRST PLACE:
"Meena"
Written By: David M. Waters, (Macon, Georgia, USA)

SHORT SCRIPT GRAND PRIZE:
"Tata"
Written By: Markus Mueller, (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

FIRST PLACE:
"Boomerang The Great"
Written By: Ana. R. Dominick, (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)

Tied With:

"Dishes"
Written By: Jennifer Delprett, (Howell, NJ, USA)

Updated: 11/08/2014
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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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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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