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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 Michelle Muldoon

An interview with screenwriter Michelle Muldoon 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: DARKNESS KNOWS THE NIGHT is similar to the Bond series. Actually, it's the female Bond, focusing on a character very much inspired by James. Her name is Alex Sinjen-Smythe. Her last name was inspired by an alias used by Bond in A View To A Kill. She is smart, sexy, sarcastic and just as emotionally damaged as he is. This script plays on the fears around the current global oil crisis. Alex must infiltrate the Saudi Aramco offices to uncover what she thinks is a plot to kill diplomats but in reality, is tied into a joint Saudi/Russian plot to control the market. I like to write scripts where my characters get to drive, fly, shoot and bomb and that's all in Alex's repertoire. The title is taken from an ancient Arab proverb. The screenplay is littered with them. It became a game for me to see how I could hide them within the dialogue.

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

A: Action On Film had such a dynamic website when I first took a look at the contest. I really enjoyed the idea that it was geared for people who want to take action with their career, as well as loaded with action oriented stories. It really spoke to the kind of stories I like to write. DARKNESS was named to the StoryPros Awards Contest semi-final round and The Page International QuarterFinal round. I received a very kind note from Page saying it went to a tie breaker before the script just missed out on the SemiFinal list. I've just received notice that DARKNESS has made the final round at the Cinema City International Film Festival in October. It was also accepted, last year, into The Final Draught Script Reading series in Vancouver and the reception was very encouraging.

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 cannot rave enough about the people at AOF. Del Weston and his fellow organizers are incredible! Not only did I receive regular communications, but they also arranged for some of the scripts to receive a staged scene reading, filmed, and exhibited during the Film Festival. I had a chance to see and hear my script title, name and words on screen. It was really an incredible experience. They also had a banquet just for the writers. Now, honestly, how cool is that?

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

A: I was given very positive reinforcement but no actual printed feedback. However, none was ever promised to that was fine by me. What they did was make me feel welcomed into the Film Festival community and inspired me to enter more contests with this particular script. I loved this festival and hope to be accepted back next year. The whole week was fabulous.

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

A: I have not been contacted by any of the above but it has helped when I contact them. Also, AOF is accepted by imdb as a larger festival and the award is recognized on that site. I think it's still too early to evaluate how this award will help me in the long run.

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

A: I have three other screenplays out on the Contest Circuit. One of them, QUEEN FOR A DAY, is in the second round at Slamdance and another, WHEN DUTY CALLS, was a top ten drama at the StoryPros contest. I have two others I consider to be in various states of mis-management. In other words, re-write, rewrite, rewrite. I came late to screenplays, starting first with short fiction. Everything I know, I learned through Pilar Alessandra at On The Page Script Consulting and Screenwriting Classes. She was a godsend when I made the switch to screenplays. I've been working with her for just under 2 years and I think, the process she's taken me through is really paying off.

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

A: I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. While Vancouver is a great production city, we are mostly known as a service center for American productions. I love this town and it's only a 2 1/2 hour flight to LA. I would live in LA if it was feasible but it isn't at this time. In a perfect world, I would be splitting my time between both cities.

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

A: I'm finishing rewrites on two thrillers and planning to return to a comedy script after that. My goal is to get the rewrites and the first draft done by the end of the year. I like to set aggressive goals and go after them. I already have a production company interested in reading the new comedy so I'd better meet my deadlines! I'm planning on attending the Cinema City International Film Festival in September and then on to the Austin Film Fest's Writer's Conference in October. I'll submit one of the thrillers to Final Draught to see if I'm on the right route with it. I will continue to write, continue to meet people and continue to approach producers to read my material. I think that's all you can do.

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008