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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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Objective

To recognize excellence in screenwriting of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird December 31, 2017 $35 43
Standard April 24, 2018 $40 157
Late May 8, 2018 $45 171

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Notification: July 1st, 2018

Rules

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING!

When submitting your project, please e-mail us with your project information and genre selection at Kristina@WorldEOnline.com. This must be received by e-mail to ensure your submission goes into the proper judging category. Please note that we may, in our own discretion, move your project into a different genre if we feel it is a better fit for that genre. This does not happen often, but we want to ensure your project is in the right category. However, we still need your selected genre e-mailed to us. Please select only ONE.

Script Genres: Action / Comedy / Comedy-Romantic / Drama / Drama-Comedy / Drama-Crime / Drama-Romantic / Family / Fantasy / Horror / Horror-Comedy / Martial Arts / Sci-Fi / Suspense-Thriller / TV Pilot / Web episode / Western

There are NO restrictions as to when your script was completed or where it has been released. Anyone may enter the competition. All entries must receive an average score of 90 or above in the judging process to qualify for award placement.

Please note, if your project qualifies for an award, you or a direct representative from your project must be in attendance at the festival in order to receive any physical awards. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed award certificates after the event.

All submissions - whether accepted or not - come with ONE complimentary 4-day event pass to the festival. Any additional passes must be purchased in advance or at the door.

You may withdraw your submission at any time, but there are no refunds on submissions.

  • By submitting this script, you acknowledge that it is your own original work and you are authorized to submit it to competition.
  • The individual or corporation submitting this script shall indemnify and hold harmless The Indie Gathering from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

Awards

Awards up to 4th place in each category, as well as honorable mentions. Awards to attending winners include trophies and plaques. Grand champion belt to best overall script. Sponsored awards by Nuvotech (software) and Sell A Script (services).

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Stuart Creque

An interview with screenwriter Stuart Creque regarding the Indie Gathering Writing Competition.

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

A: The script is Time and Again and it won first place in the Sci-Fi category. It's a character-driven sci-fi thriller about a woman who is both a ruthlessly ambitious politician and a jealously possessive mother. Her position in Congress puts her in charge of a science program related to time travel. She soon learns that she can use the time machine to spy on her political opponents as well as her estranged husband. She learns that this power does nothing but destroy the people she loves, but she's tempted into using the machine one last time to save her family.

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

A: The Indie Gathering's separate categories by genre attracted my attention. I felt the script would stand out best in direct competition with other sci-fi scripts.

Time and Again has also placed highly in other screenplay competitions.

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: I felt that the Indie Gathering competition was run professionally. Everything proceeded in a timely manner and there was adequate communication from the organizers.

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

A: I didn't receive any formal feedback, but none had been promised.

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

A: Too soon to tell. I hope to find out more after the Indie Gathering festival weekend.

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

A: I have a writing background in business writing. My first venture outside business writing was writing op-ed articles on political topics, and I've had those published in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal and National Review.

I started screenwriting as a hobby perhaps 10 years ago, learning through writing groups (both online and in person). I had had a number of stories I wanted to tell in screenplay format, and so I did. At present, I've completed six feature-length screenplays and numerous short scripts. One of my short scripts won the 2006 An Abbreviated Screenplay Contest and was made into a short film in July 2006, and the producers plan to enter it into several film festivals.

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

A: I don't live in Los Angeles. I tried living in Costa Mesa (in Orange County) once and I missed the San Francisco Bay Area. Living in the Bay Area means I can fly to L.A. and be in Hollywood faster than I could drive from, say, Irvine to Hollywood.

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

A: I'm working on several new feature-length screenplays -- making a little progress regularly on each until one catches fire in my imagination and sucks me into finishing it. The ones I'm most excited about are an animated fairy tale in the classic Disney mold, a sci-fi/horror script meant for low-budget production, and an action thriller that pits a ruthless terrorist against aging military retirees (on the notion that old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill).

I also have a couple of book projects percolating in the same fashion.

Posted Thursday, July 27, 2006