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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 LEW OSTEEN

An interview with screenwriter LEW OSTEEN 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: IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS

ONE NIGHTMARE TO DESTROY THE WORLD! ONE DREAM TO SAVE IT!

What would happen if our wildest dreams came true? We might have everything out hearts desire or if the darker side of our dreams came true we might destroy the world. Young, socially reserved, Jack Magnuson is diagnosed as autistic - but is he? Maybe he has a gift that makes him seem different and just isn't understood by anyone but his mother. Jack's mother, a researcher for a secret military program, uses her skills to help her son but before her program is completed, she dies under mysterious circumstances. Jack, is a computer genius, and the son of the largest computer manufacturer in the world. He has access to a super state of the art system where he enjoys spending time with holographic images that '' don't make his head hurt like people do.'' Using this system, Jack is determined to find out who killed his mother. In the process he develops a Virtual Reality program that transforms basic Electro-Magnetic waves into touchable reality. It also reaches into the after life and allows communication with spirits. Jack's ''Wildest Dream'' is that it may even bring his mother back to life. He doesn't consider the ''Frankenstein'' factor that it can also bring in the darkest elements of other worlds. Jack enlists the aid of his computer friend, a troubled young girl named Liberty. They are close to solving the problem of communicating with the other side when the CIA, FBI and local police trace a series of bizarre occurrences to them. These agencies want Jack's program for covert military uses and all traces of Jack and Liberty eliminated. When Liberty is captured Jack must decide whether to use the program to save her and maybe destroy the world or find some other way to rescue her. Is one girl's life worth destroying the world? In his ''Wildest Dreams'' Jack never dreamt that he would face that dilemma. How he solves that problem and saves the world is the core drama in ''Your Wildest Dreams''.

( PLATINUM AWARD WINNER 2008 HOUSTON WORLDFEST ) ( FINALIST 2008 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL )

121 pages Final Draft format Please let me know if you would like to see the completed manuscript.

Lew Osteen 100 Cadillac Drive #1 Sacramento, Calif 95825 ( 916 ) 922 7759 ( 916 ) 212 0894 lewosteen@aol.com

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

A: THIS FILMFEST HAS A LONG HISTORY OF HELPING ASPIRING FILM PEOPLE OF ALL GENRES.

I WON THE PLATINUM AWARD

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 TO ALL.

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

A: YES, ALL POSITIVE.

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

A: YES. BEING READ BY SEVERAL PRODUCTION COMPANIES AND I JUST SIGNED AN AGENCY CONTRACT

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

A: ( 9 ) completed screenplays ( 11 ) stage plays produced. One published. Currently developing a teleplay

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

A: No but would love to.

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

A: YES. A DYNAMITE TELEPLAY WITH A SURE FIRE PREMISE.

Posted Sunday, May 18, 2008