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Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

Contest founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity to compete with talent from around the world. The 42nd Annual WorldFest offers Cash Awards, Special Screenplay Master Classes, significant mentoring and project development opportunities during the ten-day festival. More than 550 international filmmakers and writers attend each year. All Remi Nominees receive VIP Gold All Access Passes to the Festival and the Master Classes (A $800 value). Each festival finds new partnerships, options on scripts, development deals and new friends and contacts in the international film industry.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

All entries must include a short synopsis for the jury. No limit to the number of entries. We now offer 13 different sub-categories for competition.

Awards

Industry recognition, statues, framed plaques, cash, and raw stock grants.

Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

WorldFest 2007 Announces Competition Results

WorldFest has announced their screenplay competition winners for 2007.

Updated: 05/03/2007

WorldFest Announces Screenplay Winners

WorldFest Houston has announced their Platinum Award winning scripts for 2006.

Updated: 05/03/2006

34th Annual WorldFest Screenplay Award Winners

WorldFest has announced its complete list of screenplay award winners.

Updated: 05/08/2001

WorldFest Houston Wraps Up 2001 Festival

WorldFest Houston 2001 wraps up with awards, box office up 5%.

Updated: 05/05/2001

WorldFest-Houston Contest Winners

Updated: 04/18/2000

Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter pal parrella

An interview with screenwriter pal parrella regarding the Worldfest - Houston Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: "Brother Frank" is based on the autobiography by Frank Minucci about a boy who is kidnapped back by his mother from a foster home that he was put into because he and his sisters were being abused by his mother. She drops young Frank off at a remote location where he is tied up to a bed in the attic and sexually abused by his captors over the next 2 years. Over the course of his life he struggles with his inner demons and a growing sense of enlightenment as he is in and out of foster homes, jails, becomes president of the eastern chapter of the Hell's Angels, then an enforcer for the mafia and finally today is an ordained Minister of the church. It is truly an inspiring story.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: My partner and I have been researching contests ever since we completed "Brother Frank." We also entered A Feeding Frenzy and placed in the top ten. We've since pulled the script from competition and are re-writing for the 10th time.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes. Worldfest was a good experience.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: Wasn't given feedback from Worldfest but Feeding Frenzy was extremely helpful in igniting one of our re-writes.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Not yet.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: This was our first sript.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: Right now, we have no intentions on moving. If need be, we'd move.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: Revising, revising, revising...

Posted Monday, May 9, 2005