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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 Colleen McQuaide

An interview with screenwriter Colleen McQuaide 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: I won the Write Bros Excellence in Comedy award for my romantic comedy, KAT'S MYSTIQUE.

A relationship-averse activist returns to the town she left behind to settle her mom’s estate but gets stuck there when she and a developer clash over the town’s fate.

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 saw the AOF in Movie Maker Magazine as a “Top 25” festival worth the fee. I investigated all those festivals and noticed that the AOF accepted “the written word” so I submitted a script and was nominated for Best Family/Children’s script for “HAPPY ACRES” in 2011. When I got to the festival, I could see how much importance they place on writers so I entered again this year with KAT'S MYSTIQUE and won.

I have only ever entered a few contests. I won at Moondance for a script called “A TAILGATE TALE.” I was a Quarter-finalist for HAPPY ACRES at Page. I was “Top 25” for the AOF $100K Writer’s Challenge for a feature concept called “DIARY OF A PLAIN JANE.”

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: Del Weston is amazing and so is his dedicated staff.

Yes, things have worked out every year with deadlines and communication.

The festival and opportunities continue to grow.

I participated in wonderful awards dinners, seminars, interacted with celebs, was interviewed, and met wonderful new friends.

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

A: I wrote KAT'S MYSTIQUE in a few months, but spent time rewriting. Yes, I always use an outline. I graduated from UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting and that has always been a good fit for me. Before that, I really connected with “Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434.”

I don’t remember how many drafts that I wrote. But I definitely have boxes of paper and notes from all my rewrites, as well as, many saved software files. One of the things that I attribute rewrite “breakthroughs” to is Paul Chitlik’s book “Rewrite.”

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

A: Movie Magic.

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

A: No, I don’t write every day. I know people say “writer’s write” but I walk around filtering through ideas. I might see something in a newspaper, overhear or participate in an interesting conversation, witness an event, etc. I’ll also scribble dialogue down throughout the day as I think about the scenes that I’m working on. That way I already have a lot of work done when I sit down to write the scene or sequence. I write 12 to 15 pages a week.

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

A: No.

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

A: I have a degree in Political Science. I started as a professional actress, then branched into screenwriting and producing.

I am halfway through a new script that I'm tentatively calling "HAWTHORNE ACADEMY."

Some of my scripts could be converted to television movies or series.

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

A: I don’t live in LA. I am able to travel there when necessary. No plans to move there.

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

A: I recently completed a promotional movie trailer based on my HAPPY ACRES script. I have several companies interested in seeing it. I’m part of an AOF Writer’s Team for 2013 and we will be competing against 15 other teams for next year’s festival.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2012