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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?
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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 vicki englund

An interview with screenwriter vicki englund 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: It's called "My Romantic Comedy" and is about a former couple - Holly and Jack - who had a bad break-up and who bump into each other three years later. Jack, who'd cheated on Holly, thinks it's fate and that they should give it another try, but Holly doesn't want to know about it. The big question is, will Jack blow it again or can he go against his nature, grow up and commit.

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 live in Brisbane in Australia, and a few years ago I read about another Brisbane writer who won the comedy-romance section of the screenwriting competition at Worldfest. I thought that it was a great idea to have particular genres in a competition because you're up against others of the same kind. It can be hard if you've got a romantic comedy and are putting it in against hard-hitting dramas and thrillers. It could be seen as being a bit trivial. An earlier version of the screenplay was nominated for the Monte Miller Award for an unproduced screenplay at the Australian Writers' Guild Awards a few years back. That had been the only other competition I'd entered it into. In the meantime I'd had it assessed and had done a lot of work on it.

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: Yeah, everything seemed fine and I got my prize money and certificates.

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

A: I didn't receive any feedback.

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

A: I was contacted by the person who judged the script and gave it first prize. He wanted to option it so it's currently under option with him. I've also since had an enquiry from a producer and director team so the publicity helped the script and me get noticed.

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

A: I've been writing freelance for over 10 years, making a modest living doing stuff like film and TV reviews in local newspapers and magazines. I've written about six feature-length screenplays, two of which are under option at the moment. A couple have had development funding from the Australian Film Commission, which is a major source of film production money in Australia. I've had a short film produced and will have another one produced early next year. As for TV, I've written some episodes of a national Australian show for pre-school children.

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

A: I'm married with a four year-old child so moving from Australia to L.A. isn't really an option at the moment.

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

A: I'm always working on several ideas at various stages of development. I've recently completed a draft of a new drama screenplay and have another romantic comedy in the early stages.

Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2006