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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 CV Herst

An interview with screenwriter CV Herst 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: I received the Gold Remi award for Graven Image, which is a proposed drama series for TV. The pilot episode, The Water Carrier, introduces the main characters, teenagers, by way of a ship disaster in 2003, and then flashes forward to today where a now 23 year-old grad student in experimental psychology and a 21 year-old savant with a photographic memory are being recruited by a clandestine government agency to expose an international spy ring.

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

A: A woman in my writing group had success at Worldfest a couple of years ago. Graven Image has also been entered in Moviebyte-recommended Slamdance TV and Scriptapalooza TV contests.

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: Hunter Todd and his team at Worldfest did a great job! The film festival was fantastic and the awards ceremony was over the top.

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

A: No feedback, but none was expected. Two industry pros, Jon Scheide and Andrew Deane, gave very informative lectures on the state of Hollywood today and what it takes to break into the ranks.

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

A: Yes. I have had a couple of queries about the script from a production company and a manager.

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

A: Hard core science - PhD, years of lab work in forensic pathology. I''ve written a lot of screenplays in three years and wouldn''t you know it? They all need work! But I enjoy the process and that''s a good thing.

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

A: I live in the Bay Area and if the opportunity arises (i.e., serious writing gig), I would relocate.

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

A: I recently completed a script rewrite for LunaVenture Productions. Based on a true story, East of Java is a character driven screenplay about the 1991 Santa Cruz cemetery massacre perpetrated by the Indonesian army on the people of East Timor. It has some great, gritty roles, sort of in the vein of A Year of Living Dangerously. And it is a story that''s worth knowing about. Anyone interested must take contact with the prod co at www.lunaventure.com

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2009