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Action On Film International Film Festival

Action On Film International Film Festival

Contact

3540 W. Sahara Ave
#283
Las Vegas, CA 89102
(844) 744-1844 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: efcfilmco@gmail.com

Contact: Del Weston, Founder, director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

The Action on Film 13th Annual Film Festival celebrates and honors WRITERS of all genres and formats like no other festival does. Now in our 13th year, our Film Festival has garnered a solid reputation as being one of the premier Writing competitions. The AOF has created a solid community of Filmmakers and Writers from around the globe. Always looking to embrace and recognize writers, AOF is on the cutting edge looking to create a vehicle for our writers to be seen and honored. AOFFEST embraces the written word and acknowledges that it is the basis of all good films, teleplays, TV series etc. Without the Word, there would be no action. Action on Film accepts written word screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, poetry and prose in ALL GENRES. Let the AOF be your partner in getting your written works, read, recognized, celebrated and honored. Submit and be a part of the AOF Family. $1,000 Prize awarded to TOP Screenplay

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/04/2017

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Notification: Announced at the Writers Award Show 8.24.17

Rules

See website. Please Note AOF is now accepting POETRY and PROSE in our Written Word Competition. Selected Winning Scripts may be read/performed at the Writers Gathering and Slam Poetry event.

Awards

With great sponsors like Soyjoy, Monster Energy, Write Brothers, Sony, Avid, The Stella Adler Academy, the Quickfilm Budget, Pond 5 and many others, the AOF gave out over $250,000 in cash and prizes in 2016 alone.

In addition, sponsors like Hollywood Rentals and others give out full equipment package rentals for up to two weeks to make a filmmaker's film production dreams come true.

We also feature many of our filmmakers on the Del Weston's Action On Film weekly television program which airs in the Los Angeles Market and across the country. This exposure alone is worth thousands of dollars in promotion and advertising for your projects.

This year we will also be giving $1000 CASH prize to the Winner of the TOP Screenplay.

Action On Film International Film Festival

Contact

3540 W. Sahara Ave
#283
Las Vegas, CA 89102
(844) 744-1844 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: efcfilmco@gmail.com

Contact: Del Weston, Founder, director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Action On Film International Film Festival

Contact

3540 W. Sahara Ave
#283
Las Vegas, CA 89102
(844) 744-1844 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: efcfilmco@gmail.com

Contact: Del Weston, Founder, director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Action on Film Announces 2012 Contest Results (PDF)

Updated: 10/24/2012

Action on Film Announces Writing Competition Results (PDF)

Updated: 08/05/2011

Action on Film Announces 2008 Contest Results

Action on Film has announced their 2008 writing awards in all categories.

Updated: 08/12/2008

AOF Announces 2007 Written Word Award Winners

Action on Film has announced their 2007 Screenwriting Award winners.

Updated: 08/01/2007

Action On Film International Film Festival

Contact

3540 W. Sahara Ave
#283
Las Vegas, CA 89102
(844) 744-1844 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: efcfilmco@gmail.com

Contact: Del Weston, Founder, director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Christopher Canole

An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole regarding the Action On Film 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: Last year my most successful script, Felix the Flyer, was selected for the AOF but not nominated for any category. I took this as a challenge to write a better script for this year. I also submitted my very first script, Blood Groove, to have two fencing scripts in the competition. Blood Groove was nominated for the Arthur Rosenfeld award for outstanding achievement in writing and Her Swastika Sword brought me the ''Best New Writer'' award. As with all contests, after an award I re-write the script to enter in more competitions especially during this Olympic Summer. I look forward to testing Helene Mayer fencing as well as Felix Carvajal ran in other contest with success 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: Del Watson is one of the most involved film festival organizers I know. His emails and web site kept me posted to each and every stage of the competition, nominations and benefits to expect from a win. The high quality awards were presented in a unique way at the AOF Writers Awards Dinner. After the nominations for each category were read by the jovial host Mark Mahon (former AOF screenplay winner who returned with a 26 million dollar movie version) and Greg Humphries read a page from the winning script. In addition to this reading the festival videoed 50 script scenes from submitted screenplays and played them all through the festival. And the best feature was to meet so many fellow award winning writers I have competed with in the past, Justin Owensby, Christopher Brockway, Mona Deutsch. Jean Hunter and Michelle Muldoon to name a few of the two dozen category winners.

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

A: Feedback was redefined at the AOF. How often do you get to see a scene of your screenplay performed and compared to other entries? The AOF made a DVD of this unique feature which I look forward to using in my future promotions.

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

A: As Del Watson said during his opening remarks at the Writers Awards Dinner, Action on Film not only refers to what you see on screen, but also the action on getting your film or screenplay in the right hands. I am sure each and every writer at the dinner feels this is a festival that continues working with writers after the awards are presented. I had the unique surprise from Del to reinforce this relationship when he announced to everyone there will be a new award next year to symbolize this commitment, the ''Chris Canole Award''. So I encourage all writers reading this interview to submit your screenplay for me to read next year.

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: First off is getting the word out to actresses like Charlize Theron and Hillary Swank that there next Academy Award winning script could be Her Swastika Sword. I am now blocking my first romantic comedy, Love at Last, 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 Friday, August 8, 2008