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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

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7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

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Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Objective

We want to see the best short screenplays from around the globe.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird August 31, 2017 $30
Regular October 27, 2017 $40
Extended November 24, 2017 $55 5
Final Late December 18, 2017 $70 29

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Rules

Here are the terms:
  • I hereby submit the Screenplay voluntarily, on an unsolicited basis, and not in confidence.
  • I represent and warrant that I own the Screenplay, free of claims or encumbrances.
  • Screenplay is less than 25 pages
  • I have read, understand, and comply with the rules and regulations of the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Search
  • The material that I have submitted is mine, I have exclusive rights to the material, and the material is original to me.
  • I understand that the copy of the Screenplay I have submitted will not be returned to me, and that I have retained a copy for my own use.
  • I understand and agree that the burden of securing copyright or WGA registration for my screenplay lies entirely with me. (Phoenix Film Festival recommends that screenplays be registered with the WGA-web address here)
  • I agree to hold the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL, The PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION, and any of its partners, sponsors or affiliates harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims or third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any screenplays, plots, characters, or ideas submitted to PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL or on any screenplays, film or material developed out of those screenplays, plots, characters, or ideas.
  • I agree to allow the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL and its affiliates to use my screenplay and my work and name for the use of promoting the Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search and the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL including my likeness and representation into perpetuity.
  • If I am chosen to be a winner of the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Search, I will need to supply the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL with a JPEG headshot photograph and make myself available for all press opportunities regardless of size, medium or market to help publicize the screenplay competition and the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL.

Awards

1st place is $250 and 2 VIP Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival ($800 value)

Prize packs are also award to 2nd and 3rd place

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Brian Hill

An interview with screenwriter Brian Hill regarding the Phoenix/Arizona Writing Competition.

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

A: The script is titled FORT DEFIANCE. It is a ‘ghost story’ Western adventure that takes place in 1895 Arizona at a remote Army post slated for closing. A legendary Cavalry officer has to forge an uneasy coalition of soldiers, settlers and Indians to face one final epic battle against a ruthless band of outlaws and another equally formidable army of ghosts that stand guard over an enormous cache of gold.

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

A: I was alerted to this contest by the incredibly helpful people at InkTip.com, who had an announcement in their newsletter that the deadline for the Phoenix contest had been extended. I had just finished FORT DEFIANCE and this was the first contest I entered it in. I think I got the script postmarked on the last eligible day. Luck certainly plays a role in a writer's success.

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: The administration of the contest was great. The contest director mailed out the prizes very promptly. One of the fun prizes was a VIP Pass to the Phoenix Film Festival, which gave me an opportunity to talk to people in the film industry and attend all the events and screenings.

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

A: The top three finishers of the contest received a ‘coverage’ report on their scripts.

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

A: The contest has been beneficial both in meeting producers who want to read the script that won the prize, and in getting some of my other scripts read as well. I was contacted by a producer in Texas who really loves FORT DEFIANCE, and a production company in Australia recently requested it. I have high hopes for this script.

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

A: In addition to writing scripts, I have had four books published in the last five years, and several magazine articles including the cover story in the March 2005 issue of The Writer magazine. This summer I have been out promoting my non-fiction book THE MAKING OF A BESTSELLER at writers' conferences and at book signing events.

I have written or co-written four scripts, and am in the process of completing a fifth. I enjoy writing action/adventure stories that have a romance element, or suspense/thriller stories, although I’m finishing a romantic comedy script right now, which is definitely a change of pace. For the last several years I have been taking screenwriting courses at UCLA-Extension, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. The feedback I have received from the instructors at UCLA and also from the class members, has been tremendously helpful.

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

A: I don’t have plans to move to Los Angeles right now. I’m only 50 minutes away by air.

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

A: I am working to find representation for the scripts I have completed, and hope to finish my new script by mid-October. I am also co-author of a novel, OVER TIME, which is being released this fall. A film rights agent in Hollywood has agreed to represent the novel, and I am very excited about that.

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2005