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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 Jean Hunter

An interview with screenwriter Jean Hunter 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: "Lady Jazz" - A 1940s jazz singer goes on the run when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-lover--the twin brother of the LAPD's first black Homicide detective.

We've all had dreams, but Vivian ("Lady Jazz") and Detective Trenton possessed the fortitude to back them up. But even the realization of dreams brought harsh obstacles - Vivian's belief that her true love, Babe, is also her ticket to bigtime record labels but instead leads her straight into the gutter facing a murder charge - and the blatant racism Trenton endured forcing him into reopening his brother's murder investigation without his department's knowledge.

Love isn't enough and doesn't conquer all is the life lesson Vivian must (and does) learn.

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

A: Why I entered? Placing belief in my script aside, Mark Mahon's incredible success story inspired me so deeply I wanted to follow in his footsteps and it was as a direct result from his taking this chance and entering AOF that this happened (but I think it would have anyways sooner than later, Mark!)

"Lady Jazz" has done quite well in various comps; 1st Place Platinum Remi Award (Worldfest Houston); 1st Place (Red Inkworks); 2nd Place (A Feeding Frenzy); 3rd Place (Indie Gathering; Epiphany; Antelope Valley; Writers Place); Top 15% cut (Nicholls); Top 5 scripts entered (Extreme Screenwriting); plus finalist, semifinalist and quarterfinalist cuts in various comps. Not to mention the lastest win - Best Crime Drama with AOF!

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: Beyond satisfied. This is an amazing group of dedicated individuals who are the "action" behind their creed--to promote the winning scripts and writers. I'm excited about becoming a member of AOF through this win--which by the way, besides the above-mentioned, garnered me an extremely impressive HUGE framed certificate that I'm admiring right now.

The Writers Awards Ceremony was a thrill in that I was finally able to put faces to names I've seen in various comps--Chris Canole's hand was the first I shook on my way to the podium. All that creative electricity in the air was overwhelming!

Special thanks to my sister, Linda, and my friend and mentor Barb Doyon for being my guests and sharing this moment with me.

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

A: No, I didn't receive written feedback, but when Mark Mahon shook my hand at the podium and said to me, "A well deserved win, Jean" this was all the feedback I needed.

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

A: There is no doubt whatsoever that between AOF and my marketing efforts, I'm getting closer and closer to realizing my goal of becoming a produced screenwriter.

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

A: I've been creating my stories since I learned how to grasp a pencil at a very young age (short stories, novels and plays) but it wasn't until years later when I decided to adapt one of my (unpublished) novels into a screenplay that I finally found my niche--I'm a screenwriter.

"Lady Jazz" evolved from my passion for film noir, jazz and interest in crime-related tales. I've completed two other scripts (an optioned suspense thriller and a family/action adventure drama) and I'm currently deep into a 1950s drama with (of course) jazz and noir influences.

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

A: I have lived in LA but returned to Northern California for various reasons. I have no problem commuting to L.A. (I'm an hour's plane ride away) and will do so when necessary. And who knows--a permanent move to LA again might very well be in the future.

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

A: Always writing and always planning my next script or two. Hard to give this up when you've been writing since you could hardly hold a pencil in your hand. I'll always write.

Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2008