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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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Objective

To recognize excellence in screenwriting of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird December 31, 2017 $35 37
Standard April 24, 2018 $40 151
Late May 8, 2018 $45 165

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Notification: July 1st, 2018

Rules

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING!

When submitting your project, please e-mail us with your project information and genre selection at Kristina@WorldEOnline.com. This must be received by e-mail to ensure your submission goes into the proper judging category. Please note that we may, in our own discretion, move your project into a different genre if we feel it is a better fit for that genre. This does not happen often, but we want to ensure your project is in the right category. However, we still need your selected genre e-mailed to us. Please select only ONE.

Script Genres: Action / Comedy / Comedy-Romantic / Drama / Drama-Comedy / Drama-Crime / Drama-Romantic / Family / Fantasy / Horror / Horror-Comedy / Martial Arts / Sci-Fi / Suspense-Thriller / TV Pilot / Web episode / Western

There are NO restrictions as to when your script was completed or where it has been released. Anyone may enter the competition. All entries must receive an average score of 90 or above in the judging process to qualify for award placement.

Please note, if your project qualifies for an award, you or a direct representative from your project must be in attendance at the festival in order to receive any physical awards. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed award certificates after the event.

All submissions - whether accepted or not - come with ONE complimentary 4-day event pass to the festival. Any additional passes must be purchased in advance or at the door.

You may withdraw your submission at any time, but there are no refunds on submissions.

  • By submitting this script, you acknowledge that it is your own original work and you are authorized to submit it to competition.
  • The individual or corporation submitting this script shall indemnify and hold harmless The Indie Gathering from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

Awards

Awards up to 4th place in each category, as well as honorable mentions. Awards to attending winners include trophies and plaques. Grand champion belt to best overall script. Sponsored awards by Nuvotech (software) and Sell A Script (services).

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
#3
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Rhonda Ewing

An interview with screenwriter Rhonda Ewing regarding the Indie Gathering Writing Competition.

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

A: "Missing Love" which covers 20 years, is the quest of a beautiful,young tenacious, black journalist, who takes on the Army in search of the truth about the death of her boyfriend during the Vietnam war while on a black ops mission.

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

A: My partner Ronald L. Marchand and I search the internet seeking contests that were reputable and the most beneficial for our needs and exposure.

We have entered other contests and did well also. We won 1st place in the 2010 Indie Gathering Drama category, Ray Szuch. We won 1st place in a Drama category in the 2010 Cinema City with Suzanne De Laurentis, 2010 Quarter Finals with Page. We are a top ten finalist in this years Indie Producers, Kerry David, top ten Screenplay Search, 2010 2nd round in Austin, Zoetrope 2010 quarter finals, Francis Ford Coppola. We were a finalist in the 2010 Red Inworks, Larry Miles. We were a finalist in the 2010 Movie Script Contest, 2010 semi-finalist in Acclaim. In 2009 and 2008 we placed in 10 competitions.

Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: We were satisfied with all the contests we entered. They met their deadlines. We received all our awards.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: It took us 4 years from start to finish with all the revisions we made along the way. We did write a two page outline. Conservatively, I would say we wrote a dozen drafts until now.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: We used Final Draft software. We don't use any other software at this time. We are happy with Final Draft.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: In the beginning, the first two years, we wrote every day. We don't write every day now. When we do, maybe we write about 10 hours a day. In the beginning, we wrote until the wee hours of the morning, and learned not to do that because it generates a lot of mistakes and disagreements.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: No, we suffer burnout more than writer's block. We take breaks from writing.

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

A: We have no formal training and are self taught. We have several other screenplays in the works.

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

A: No, we live in Arizona and Texas. Neither of us have plans to move to Los Angeles at this time.

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

A: We are putting the finishing touches on "Snow Storm" (minimal cast, location, interracial romance). We also have treatments for: an Ante Bellum horror story in New Orleans, a Sun City Arizona senior citizen dramedy, a fatal romance in Texas, and we are working on a treatment for a psychological murder mystery.

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011