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International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

International Family Film Festival

Contact

4531 Empire Ave #200
Burbank, CA 91505
(661) 257-3131 (voice)
(818) 847-1184 (fax)

Web: http://www.iffilmfest.org
Email: info@iffilmfest.org

Contact: Patte Dee McKee, IFFF Founder and Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Objective

IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and productions companies.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

IFFF Mission: "To promote and encourage the creation and sharing of family films and screenplays through adjudication, exhibition and education. The IFFF brings the worldwide family together through shared stories and community to foster global peace and understanding."

No more thatn 120 pages, 2 printed copies sent to the IFFF office, and to follow the PG-13 guidelines.

Awards

Best Screenplay Certificate for feature, short, student entries.

Two Finalists in each category will have a scene performed by professional actors, followed by the Awards Ceremony and Reception.

International Family Film Festival

Contact

4531 Empire Ave #200
Burbank, CA 91505
(661) 257-3131 (voice)
(818) 847-1184 (fax)

Web: http://www.iffilmfest.org
Email: info@iffilmfest.org

Contact: Patte Dee McKee, IFFF Founder and Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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International Family Film Festival

Contact

4531 Empire Ave #200
Burbank, CA 91505
(661) 257-3131 (voice)
(818) 847-1184 (fax)

Web: http://www.iffilmfest.org
Email: info@iffilmfest.org

Contact: Patte Dee McKee, IFFF Founder and Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

IFFFest Announces Sceenplay Finalists

DRAMA

TITLE: A PLACE CALLED FOREVER
SCREENWRITER: Andrew Borses
EMAIL: aborses@pinnaclesys.com
SYNOPSIS: Christmas Eve… Nick Rogers devoted husband, father, and owner of Mirage Toys, woke up, showered and went off to work, never having a clue that a decision to stay late at the office to finish a toy called THE IMAGINATOR, a toy his daughter gave him the inspiration for, would set the wheels of fate into motion that day… the last happy day of his life.

TITLE: PLAYING THROUGH
SCREENWRITER: Wayne Robbins
EMAIL: robbinswayne@yahoo.com
SYNOPSIS: This is a fictional coming-of-age story of one of the first African-American golfers to break into the Professional Golf Association (“PGA”) in the 1950’s. The son of a golfing club caretaker, young Robert Gray grows up a caddie in the rural golf mecca of Pinesboro, North Carolina in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Unlike his father, Robert has the white ball in his eyes and he follows legendary black golfer “Chicago” Grimes to the United Golf Association (“UGA”), the race-neutral alternative professional golf tour of the era.



COMEDY

TITLE: A VERY DAIRY CHRISTMAS
SCREENWRITER: Sylvia A. Hysen
EMAIL: accessstudio@earthlink.net
SYNOPSIS: A rebellious East Coast debutante learns the value of unconditional love the “hard way” while visiting her immigrant grandparents’ Wisconsin dairy farm. But within time, she rediscovers the magic of her childhood while learning to appreciate the simple things in life – right up to the moment her mother’s limo arrives!

TITLE: THE SECRET OF NICK
SCREENWRITER: Michael Flam
EMAIL: mtflam@yahoo.com
SYNOPSIS: The story starts out when a divorced mother and her two children move in with her estranged father. When a snowstorm cuts off a small town from the outside world, magical things start to happen. The two curious children discover that their grandfather is a two thousand year old Patron Saint of Magical Beasts and his ex-wife is in town and wants some pay back. The story uses the myth and fables that build up the history of jolly old Saint Nick and puts a new twist on it.

ANIMATION

TITLE: R A M A
SCREENWRITER: Barbara Albers Jackson
EMAIL: bjackson@TNTech.edu
SYNOPSIS: Rama, the hero of the 4,000 year-old epic tale of India, seeks and destroys the ten-headed Demon King, who has wrecked havoc on the gods and mortals and has stolen Rama’s wife Sita. This Eastern adventure is seen through the eyes of two Western buddy characters – Rarecrow, an impulsive street smart crow, and Raj, an intellectual mongoose with wire-rimmed glasses. It is a tale of good versus evil, beset with magic, romance, battles, and a myriad of unusual characters and props including a form-changing witch, flying monkeys, animal armies, air-borne chariots drawn by snakes, castles, and a spacecraft city.



TITLE: CITY OF GOLD
SCREENWRITER: Jeanne McKinney
EMAIL: avtekprod@att.net
SYNOPSIS: The Mexica Indians settled in the Mexxca Valley, an exotic land of lush rain forests, open plains, and smoking volcanoes. Some became warmongers, and others peaceful farmers and each day was a new adventure for a young Indian farmer named Tetoca. With the dream of becoming a great warrior, Tetoca and pet iguana have to choose between helping the enemy who saves his life, and protecting his homeland and freedoms. Thrown together by chance and overcoming impossible cultural odds. Tetoca realizes his dream as he and enemy Prince Coytull bond together to save a village, and a kingdom against evil and greed.



SCI-FI/ADVENTURE

TITLE: REVELATION CANYON
SCREENWRITER: David Glendon Gadd
EMAIL: davidgadd@mindspring.com
SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but naïve young paleontology student, visits the Dakota Badlands to search for his dream dinosaur. What he doesn’t anticipate is discovering love, betrayal, and his own heroism along the way. Over a mutual interest in dinosaurs, he bonds with an aging loner with a dark secret. He also develops a romantic attachment to a beautiful Native American girl, who overcomes his rivalry with her rebellious boyfriend. When he discovers sabotage at a massive hydro-electric dam project, his faith in his friends is put to the test and his best qualities help him save the day …. and get an unexpected payoff.

TITLE: THE PAINTED FOREST
SCREENWRITER: Scott Hylton
EMAIL: hyltons@sbcglobal.net
SYNOPSIS: It’s the last week of summer vacation and the beginning of an amazing adventure for a platoon of paintball-playing teenagers who discover that two, real-life thieves have taken over their woodland hideout. After a failed attempt at getting help from local authorities, the kids must join forces with their worst enemy, another platoon of paintball warriors, in order to create an alliance strong enough to stop the bandits from finding an making off with a loot of priceless artifacts rumored to have been entombed for centuries inside a sacred Indian burial ground.



SHORT SCREENPLAYS

DRAMA

TITLE: BEST FRIEND
SCREENWRITER: William Malkin
EMAIL: bandbmal@aol.com
SYNOPSIS: A tender story about a poor, young boy’s love for his mangy old dog, Champ, blinded by the vicious and thoughtless actions of two young local bullies. For some misguided political reasons, Ben Walters, the father of one of the boys, intends to have Champ put to sleep. However, the dog’s young master Georgie, is able to save the dog’s life, with the help of the town’s veterinarian. Georgie’s eyes then become the seeing eyes for his best friend, Champ.

TITLE: PAPER ANGELS
SCREENWRITER: Charles Hall
EMAIL: chizzy@attcanada.ca
SYNOPSIS: Two strangers touched by the September 11th tragedy are drawn together through extraordinary circumstances.

Updated: 04/22/2003
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International Family Film Festival

Contact

4531 Empire Ave #200
Burbank, CA 91505
(661) 257-3131 (voice)
(818) 847-1184 (fax)

Web: http://www.iffilmfest.org
Email: info@iffilmfest.org

Contact: Patte Dee McKee, IFFF Founder and Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Eric Carlson

An interview with screenwriter Eric Carlson regarding the IFFF Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/05/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter LEW OSTEEN

An interview with screenwriter LEW OSTEEN regarding the IFFF Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/18/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter CarrieAnn Lee

An interview with screenwriter CarrieAnn Lee regarding the IFFF Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/22/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Christopher Canole

An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole regarding the IFFF Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/08/2007
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