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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 Justin Owensby

An interview with screenwriter Justin Owensby 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: "Chapman" is essentially about losing love and loved ones. I know that sounds pretty morose, but it's actually a Tragi-Comedy. After losing one of my close friends in an avalanche, I found myself becoming increasingly closed off and mean spirited. Really, just an a-hole that I didn't like. So it really came from a desire to imagine an unlikable protagonist, and try to get the audience to sympathize with him after slowly revealing his back-story. "Chapman" takes place in both 1993 and present day, flip-flopping back and forth until an eventual, and almost literal, plot intersection occurs at Chapman Reservoir- A "set piece," significant for several reasons, in the story. Sorry to be so cloak and dagger, but I don't want to spoil it.

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 was my fourth year at the AOF, and every year it gets better. Not even a little bit, we're talking giant leaps forward! Last year my screenplay "The Golden Palm," which is a fictional history of the world's first gun, won the award for "Best New Writer" and received a partial live read at the festival. This year they one-upped themselves again by hiring professional actors to read selected scenes from the screenplay division finalists' work, shooting them, and then SCREENING these films with shorts blocks and features at the festival. It's hard to beat that kind of personal attention and genuine effort to recognize the screenwriter. The script has also received "Honorable Mention" at ReelHeART and The Indie Gathering, as well at several rankings in the quarter's, semi's, and final's of other competitions, including Scriptapalooza 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: I really don't have anything but good things to say about the Action On Film Festival. One nice thing about this competition is the division of award categories. Many other competitions simply have a "winner" and tons of great scripts fall by the wayside, simply because they aren't good "competition scripts." It's nice to have divisions that can honor different screenplays based on their unique merits instead of trying to single one out and say- "You make the best art." The AOF has been great to me, year after year, and always go above and beyond my expectations. And yes, the award is very shiny. My mother is super proud.

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

A: Being nominated for an award at a festival, generally speaking, puts you in a position for positive feedback, at least at that festival, so it was mostly pleasant. For me, that's great, because I HATE notes. Can't stand them. I write exclusively for my own mental and emotional well-being, so feedback typically doesn't help me. I know that's pretty absurd, considering the notes process needed for a screenplay to reach production, but I've had good luck so far(my first project is in production).

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

A: Short of winning a Nicholl Fellowship, you're not going to have agents calling you after a contest win. That being said, having a consistent track record of winning screenplays absolutely lent credibility to my work. After winning at AOF last year, and with the directorial wins and premiere festival screenings from my shorts, I'm finding myself in meetings with producers and agents that are actually listening and thinking I might make them money. Also, last year's winning screenplay "The Golden Palm" is now being produced as a 150 page graphic novel!

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

A: Six years ago, I began my journey from college dropout to PA to grip + electrician, then finding a home in the art department. Working primarily on commercials, with a smattering of bad horror features thrown in for good measure, I ascended the ranks all the way to Production Designer. I need a break. Knowing that writer-director was the goal all along, now seemed like a pretty good time to start on at least half of that hyphenate title. At present, I've completed three feature screenplays, two short films, several short scripts, and a pilot currently being shopped by Suzanne Delaurentiis.

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

A: It's looking more and more like I'll be moving back to LA full time, as I seem to be there every few weeks anyway. For now, I'm nomadic.

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

A: Two seems to be my magic number. I'm always either developing one script while writing another, or writing two simultaneously. My current projects are under the working titles "Doomsday Afternoon" and "Bookstore Blues." Keep an eye out for them this time next year...

Posted Friday, August 15, 2008