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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?
Please submit a Report card.

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 jacqueline frazier

An interview with screenwriter jacqueline frazier 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: Ezili's Necklace, I won the Bronze Remi award in 2002.

It's the true story of Annie Palmer, a white witch who killed all of three of her husbands on her plantation in Jamaica and got away with it.

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

A: Yes, I have, Ezili's Necklace has been a finalist in a few other contests like: Finalist Hollywood Black Film Festival Competition, 2001 Chosen for WGA staged reading for studio executives 2001 Scriptapalooza semi-finalist 2004 Writer’s Network 12th Annual Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition quarter-finalist, 2005, semi-finalist, 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: I received a beautiful plaque which is on my wall in my living room and that's what they promised. I was happy to be acknowledged.

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

A: No, at that level they didn't give us any.

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

A: No, I wasn't, which is why I moved on to write other scripts, after a minimal amount of success with other competitions I went back to writing.

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

A: Yes I have. Here's a list and some of the awards they've received:

SCREENPLAYS STERLING AND THE SWORD OF DIERDURN a screenplay Offered option by JWP International Quarter-finalist Nicholl Screenwriting Competition SEQUEL: STERLING AND THE SWORD OF DIERDURN II WOMAN OF THE OPEN HAND, 2002 Semi-finalist Ohio Independent Screenwriting Competition, Writer’s Digest Competition Honorable Mention, 2002, Moondance Film Competition finalist, 2004 VRYSTAAAAT Quarter-finalist Nicholl Screenplay Competition Finalist 1999, The Writers Foundation finalist, 1999, America's Best Screenwriting Competition Finalist, Cinestory Finalist, 2000, Hollywood Black Film Festival Finalist, Screenwriting Competition, 2000 EZILI’S NECKLACE, Finalist Hollywood Black Film Festival Competition, 2001 Chosen for WGA staged reading for studio executives 2001 WorldFest Houston Bronze Award, 2002 Scriptapalooza semi-finalist 2004 Writer’s Network 12th Annual Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition quarter-finalist, 2005, semi-finalist, 2005 BEST OF THE SECOND-RATERS, Finalist, The Roy W. Dean Screenplay competition, 2004, 2005. Finalist, Red Inkworks Screenwriting competition 2005, International Filmmakers Finalist, 2005, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Honorable Mention, 12th Annual Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition, quarter-finalist, Voices of Color, top three finalist, Ohio Independent Film Screenwriting Competition, 2005, The Writers Place Honorable Mention, 2007. TAINTED PRESIDENCY (In progress) winner of the Roy W. Dean Writer’s research grant, New Zealand, 2006 RAP MITZVAH, Honorary Fellowship Award, Writers Abroad Conference, 2006, Quarter-finalist in the Writers on Storm Screenplay Competition, 2006, International Page Awards Screenwriting Competition, 2006, AAA Screenplay competition finalist, 2006. WRITER’S DIGEST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION, THIRD PLACE WINNER, 2006, African American Women in Film, top five screenplay award winner, 2006

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

A: Yes, and no I plan on moving to Spain in the next few years, I can write from anywhere!

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

A: Yes, the sequel to the Best of the Second-Raters, called Tainted Presidency it starts where Best leaves off when Warren Harding finally gets to the White House.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007