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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    
Have you entered?
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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 38
Standard April 24, 2018 $40 152
Late May 8, 2018 $45 166

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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 Christopher Canole

An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole 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: "Her Swastika Sword" The most heralded sword-woman since Joan of Arc, half-Jewish German Helene Mayer, like a lone gunman of the American west, stands her ground against the Nazi Team SS henchmen and American Olympic officials threatening a boycott to make her point during 1936 Berlin Olympic Game. In our modern times of the Olympics being an arena of national politics, this is the first story of how an athlete was forced to sacrifice her love of sport for the cause of politics and religion.

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

A: The Indie Gathering is listed as one of Movie Maker magazines top 25 film festivals because of the quality and reputation Ray Sczuch's efforts over the years. Last year my other Olympic Games screenplay "Felix the Flyer" won an Honorable Mention, so when I completed "Her Swastika Sword" I wanted to challenge myself in this competition with a better and bolder script. I am convince film festivals are the best access for un-produced writers to promote our talents. This script has been nominated for the Action on Film international film festival New Writer Award and Arthur Rosenfeld Award, and made the finals of Red Inkworks. I look forward to testing Helene Mayer fencing as well as Felix Carvajal ran in other contest where was successful; the AAA Creative Screenwriting Grand Prize, Script Magazine Grand Prize, Queens International Film Festival, Kids First Film Festival, Screenplay Shootout, and I have placed in the top three or honorable mention of the New York Hip Hop, Indie Producers, Gaffers, Twin Rivers, Indie Gathering, Screenplay Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Acclaim Film, and WriteMovies.com

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: Ray immediately informed me as to the results. I appreciate knowing the results before attending his festival, unlike some festivals that have dozens of finalists who pay for a lavish dinner only to walk away empty handed.

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

A: Feedback was not part of this contest.

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

A: It is too early to tell. But having a new prize winning script will surely regenerate interest that began with Felix the Flyer.

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

A: I am a Cal Arts masters degree graduate, union set photographer and actor who decided it was time to create my own stories. In the past three years I have written eleven screenplays: Bloodgroove (60's college story), Drawn Together (political thriller), DVD Day (science fiction doomsday), Spring Snow (Mishima novel adaptation for my PhD in literature), Runaway Horses (Another Mishima), Z.I.A. (Family Zoo story), Counter-Clockwise (Science fiction romance), Felix the Flyer (sports biography), Pen Dragon (comic book fable), The Last Limo (post 9/11 American Odyssey) and Her Swastika Sword (sports biography).

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

A: I'm beginning to think, winning film festival contests, perhaps I should get back on my motorcycle and live on the road and be ready to put down my kickstand in Hollywood when one of my stories sells. For now I will continue to live in La Jolla which isn't bad when I see the number of actors, directors and producers who visit my little village.

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

A: I am now blocking my first romantic comedy, Sunset Suites, which takes place in a nursing home and deals with the whacky insights I've gained in the past six months taking care of my 92 year old Aunt Dallas. She looked exactly like Bette Davis which created many funny moments in her life. And as the main "Nail Girl" for Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, she saw things few could imagine. And then I'll write the last of my Olympic Trilogy, a biography of my boyhood hero and distant cousin, Jim Thorpe.

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2008