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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Objective

The purpose of the Big Apple Film Festival Short Script Competition is to discover an engaging, innovative and purposeful short script to develop and produce into a short film that will premiere at the 2018 Big Apple Film Festival. An additional 4 finalists will receive cash awards and complimentary full access badges to the 2018 Big Apple Film Festival.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/04/2018

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Notification: Approximately April 1st.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Grand Prize winning short script will be produced into a short film that will premiere at the 2018 Big Apple Film Festival. An additional 4 finalists will receive cash awards and complimentary full access badges to the 2018 Big Apple Film Festival.

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Big Apple Fest Announces Contest Results

Rebirth by T.L. Lewis has been named the winner of the 2009 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 06/05/2009

Big Apple Film Festival Announces 2006 Screenplay Contest Results

Dick Belsky's The Perfect Victim has been named the winner of the 2006 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 01/29/2007

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Dick Belsky

An interview with screenwriter Dick Belsky regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition.

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

A: THE PERFECT VICTIM. It's about a woman who is a front page celebrity because she's the victim of a high-profile crime, then becomes a newspaper reporter covering the crime beat herself. Except one of the crimes she covers reveals shocking, new secrets about what really happened to her. And now she's in danger of becoming a victim all over again.

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 liked the fact that the Big Apple contest was in New York. I live in New York. My script was based in New York. It seemed like a good fit.

The same script finished as a semi-finalist in the Santa Barbara Script Competition; a semi-finalist in Screenplay Festival (final results still pending); and a quarter finalist in Screenplay Expo 2006.

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, they were fine. One of the awards was a membership in Writers Boot Camp, and I actually started taking the classes before I formally got the certificate at the awards ceremony held at Tribeca Cinemas in November.

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

A: No, they don't do feedback in this contest. But they did tell me they thought my script was great, which works for me.

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

A: Not yet. But I've got a lot of stuff out there with a lot of different people at the moment. And it's really nice being able to say I'm a First Place Winner when I tell people about my background.

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

A: I'm a journalist and a novelist. I've published several mystery/suspense novels. I'm a former managing editor of the New York Daily News; News Editor of Star Magazine; and Metropolitan Editor of the New York Post. As you can see, I've been around...

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

A: I live in New York City. Which is pretty cool too.

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

A: Yes, of course. I just began the two-year Writers Boot Camp Think Tank Program, where I'm expected to turn out 3-5 scripts.

The one I'm working on now is called PLAYING DEAD. It's a serial killer thriller. The serial killer dies at the beginning of the script, but the killings keep happening. Nothing supernatural, but I hope clever enough to attract the interest of some producer or agent.

Posted Monday, January 29, 2007