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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 39
Standard April 24, 2018 $40 153
Late May 8, 2018 $45 167

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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 Joe Randazzo

An interview with screenwriter Joe Randazzo 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: Three screenplays have been entered.

"The Last Request," which won 1st Place in the Drama Short Script category, is a ghost story about an elderly man who asks his son to find his first love.

"Witness," which won 4th Place in the Drama Short Script category, is about a man who goes into a pastry shop on a whim and thinks he recognizes a man who was very instrumental in his traumatic childhood.

"The Object of My Obsession," which received an honorable mention, is a story about a young man's sexual obsession with a woman in his class and what finally happens when he gets her in a compromising situation.

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

A: These three have been my screenplays for the year. I've sent them everywhere I've been able to. I'm still waiting for some deadlines to pass, but in the meantime, all three are currently finalists in the Twin Rivers Media Festival and individually, have had varying degrees of success.

"The Last Request" won the 2nd Place Short Screenplay award at Shriekfest 2006.

"Witness" was a finalist in the Writer's Place Fall 2006 competition and just missed the finals of the Wildsound competition.

"The Object of My Obsession," has been the least successful of the three, I believe due to the extreme nature of the plot and the imagery used within 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: The deadlines were met and now I plan to attend the festival next month.

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

A: Not yet although to be fair, the festival is taking place next month, so there still is plenty of time for that.

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

A: Not as of this interview, but it has only been about a week since the winners were announced... I'll give it some time.

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

A: I've been writing screenplays since I was 16. I had the advantage of having some supportive teachers and friends over the years and that was definately important. It was my girlfriend Michelle and a close friend named Vernel McDade who read some of my older work about 18 months ago and convinced me to give my dream another chance and for that, I'm eternally grateful.

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

A: I live in New York and plan to stay here, however, should the opportunity arise and the offer is right, I'll fly out regularly to LA. But the east coast is my home and I hope to keep it as such.

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

A: Always. I just finished a script that gives a new twist to the vampire mythology as well as some screenplays exploring the only facet of the horror genre that consumes our every thought and still has not yet, to my knowledge, been explored in film. I'm currently working on a very socio-political Sci-Fi/Horror script.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007