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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 41
Standard April 24, 2018 $40 155
Late May 8, 2018 $45 169

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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 James Ziolkowski

An interview with screenwriter James Ziolkowski 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: It's a comedy entitled, "Her Name was Tuesday".

It's the story of Henry Radcliffe, a warehouse worker who escapes the boring reality of his dead-end job by living five different lives with five different women. Henry eventually meets and falls for a beautiful blind girl named Tuesday who forces him to choose between her and the other women in his life.

The subplot involves Henry teaming up with his best friend and co-worker, Griff, to defend their championship in the annual company ping pong tournament. A tournament taken very seriously by it's competitors.

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 placed First in the Horror Category at the INDIE GATHERING last year and it was a good experience, so I thought I'd take a shot at the Comedy Category this year. Maybe I'll have a Drama ready for them next year.

"Her Name was Tuesday" has done very well in most of the other contests I've entered it in. It placed First in GET THE INITIATIVE, was Runner-up at WATERFRONT, was a Top 20 Finalist in RED INKWORKS, and has some other Finalist and Honorable Mention finishes to it's credit. I have to be selective about the contests I enter because I can't afford to enter too many.

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 was definitely satisfied. Any questions I e-mailed were answered immediately and all of the deadlines were met.

I received all the awards that were promised last year and I don't expect this year to be any different. Very professionally run contest.

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

A: No feedback is promised.

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

A: I've been contacted by several producers and directors over the past few years regarding "Her Name was Tuesday" and it's been a fairly frustrating ordeal. One producer backed out on me 4 days before the contract signing. It was a real buzz killer.

I'm hoping this latest contest win will help me attract the right producer/ manager/ agent.

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

A: I'm self-taught. I read every screenplay I could get my hands on from the local libraries to get familiar with format and the general structure of movie scripts.

I basically write screenplays for movies that I'd want to go see. Comedy, Horror, you name it. I like to write different genres because I think you're bound to get stale if you only write one genre all the time. It's probably also because I'm a bit of a split personality. But I'm not.

I recently completed my fifth feature script which technically could be labeled a Suspense/ Thriller. My other three scripts have done well in the limited number of competitions I've entered them in.

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

A: I've lived in the Chicagoland area for my entire life. I just can't picture myself going out for pizza and a few pitchers to watch the Cub game somewhere in Los Angeles. I also think I might be too claustrophobic to live in L.A.

If the opportunity presents itself, I would be interested in moving to Canada. A lot of quality films have come out of the Great White North, especially comedies. And I like that cool weather.

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

A: Unfortunately, what's next is....I wake up tomorrow, I go to work, and then I try to pay my bills and the rent.

I'm in the early stages of my next script and I plan to keep on writing until it's not fun anymore.

My ultimate goal is to someday see my work on the silver screen and if that day never comes, at least I can still take some comfort in knowing that I provided my friends and family with some entertaining reading material throughout the years.

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007