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Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

Contest founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity to compete with talent from around the world. The 42nd Annual WorldFest offers Cash Awards, Special Screenplay Master Classes, significant mentoring and project development opportunities during the ten-day festival. More than 550 international filmmakers and writers attend each year. All Remi Nominees receive VIP Gold All Access Passes to the Festival and the Master Classes (A $800 value). Each festival finds new partnerships, options on scripts, development deals and new friends and contacts in the international film industry.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

All entries must include a short synopsis for the jury. No limit to the number of entries. We now offer 13 different sub-categories for competition.

Awards

Industry recognition, statues, framed plaques, cash, and raw stock grants.

Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

WorldFest 2007 Announces Competition Results

WorldFest has announced their screenplay competition winners for 2007.

Updated: 05/03/2007

WorldFest Announces Screenplay Winners

WorldFest Houston has announced their Platinum Award winning scripts for 2006.

Updated: 05/03/2006

34th Annual WorldFest Screenplay Award Winners

WorldFest has announced its complete list of screenplay award winners.

Updated: 05/08/2001

WorldFest Houston Wraps Up 2001 Festival

WorldFest Houston 2001 wraps up with awards, box office up 5%.

Updated: 05/05/2001

WorldFest-Houston Contest Winners

Updated: 04/18/2000

Worldfest - Houston

Contact

Post Office Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256
713-965-9955 (voice)
713-965-9960 (fax)

Web: www.worldfest.org
Email: mail@worldfest.org

Contact: J. Hunter Todd, Founder/Chairman

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Svilen Kamburov

An interview with screenwriter Svilen Kamburov regarding the Worldfest - Houston Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: My script is entitled "King's Heart" and it has won a Platinum Remi Award for best dramatic original screenplay. The script is based on the incredible true story of King Boris III who risks everything to defy Nazi Germany and make his small country, the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population.

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

A: I've entered WorldFest because of the prestige of the Festival. Suffice it to say that Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, Oliver Stone are among the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries, and I think that speaks for itself. I've also entered the script in a number of other prestigious screwriting contests and it has always placed among the finalists.

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: Absolutely! WorldFest is one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the world and they certainly live up to their name. I personally received my Remi Award from the award-winning producer/director and founder of the Festival, Mr. Hunter Todd himself. The Award Winning Gala at the end of the festival was a perfect way to meet and greet with all my fellow filmmakers and screenwriters.

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

A: Everyone who has read the script says that this is a story that needs to be told. One of the producers interested in putting it on the big screen says: "It is a very moving and relevant work. I've read much of it with tears in my eyes..." For me as a screenwriter, I'm humbled to say, this is the biggest validation for my work.

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

A: Most definitely! There are several producers who currently shepherd the project around town due to WorldFest and the success that the script has garnered as a finalist to some of the other screenwriting contests.

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

A: With "King's Heart" in a way the story chose me, I didn't choose the story. As a child I grew up in Bulgaria with the stories of my grandfather, a soldier at the Royal Guard of King Boris III. As a writer, after extensive research, it was my personal and moral responsibility to bring those stories to life within this epic and most dramatic of Holocaust narratives.

I'm really passionate about my other scripts as well, but for the time being "King's Heart" is the one I'm pushing for in order to get green lit.

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

A: Yes, as a writer/actor Los Angeles is the place to be.

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

A: Sure. If I'm not working as an actor, I'm always trying to stay disciplined and labor over a new screenwriting project.

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2009