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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 Michael Murphy

An interview with screenwriter Michael Murphy 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: The script is THE KNUCKLEBALLER and it's the true story of Gene Bearden. Gene was an obscure minor leaguer who overcame serious injuries from World War II to become a rookie sensation when he knuckleballed Cleveland to a shot at the 1948 pennant.

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

A: Houston wasn't too far away from where I live, so I thought it might be nice to attend the festival if I advanced. I've entered it in other contests and it has had modest success. In 2007 it was a quarterfinalist in PAGE, Second Rounder at Austin and finalist at Red Inkworks. I did a rewrite before Houston and now it's a quarterfinalist so far at Bluecat.

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: Very much so. There was one glitch where the award wasn't at the awards dinner, but they were very nice about it and sent it to me promptly after the festival.

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

A: There was no feedback on the script, other than the knowledge that it had won Platinum for its division.

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

A: Yes. A smaller production company saw a press release regarding the win. They read it and are now having a line producer read it to estimate a budget and possibly option the script to bring in larger production companies. We'll see.

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

A: THE KNUCKLEBALLER is my first script. I'm currently pursuing a certificate in Feature Filmwriting through UCLA's Extension program. I'm a municipal attorney with an interest in local history; that's how I came came to research the material for the screenplay.

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

A: Currently, I live in Arkansas and have no plans to move to Los Angeles...unless someone wants to make THE KNUCKLEBALLER into a movie.

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

A: In between my online classes through UCLA, I'm working on a sequel to THE KNUCKLEBALLER. I've got some other ideas I'd like to develop as well.

Posted Wednesday, July 2, 2008