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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 Kerry Kent

An interview with screenwriter Kerry Kent 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-17 is the title and it won best Drama. It is a dark, character driven drama. It is one day in the life of a desperate mother, Sarah. Sarah is determined to save her infant son from his ruthless father. As Sarah travels North on Arizona's I-17 freeway, she chooses a mysterious stranger to help save her and her son. But the stranger soon discovers that Sarah's plan for her new life is not what it seems.

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

A: This was my first contest I entered with I-17 and I chose it for the exposure and reputation it has in the industry.

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: Worldfest Houston was great. I went to Houston for the week and could not have been happier with it. The activities and award dinner were incredible. All of the people that helped with the festival really had a a passion for film.

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

A: No formal feedback was received.

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

A: This contest along with others I have won with my other works has really opened doors. I have a lot of interest in my portfolio of work and my works are currently being considered by companies. It's a long process to match a specific screenplay with a company interested and capable of bringing it to the next level.

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

A: I am a self taught writer and I have written 6 full length screenplays ranging from action/thrillers to dramas. I have multiple contests and festivals to my credit with my works. I like to enter a work as soon as I finish it so I can evaluate the feedback and the current market for my types of work.

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

A: I do not live in Los Angeles. I realize my career could probably move a little faster if I was there, but the great thing about writing is you can do it anywhere!

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

A: I continue to market my works and I have several scripts I am working on at this time. It works best for me to write multiple stories, because they feed off of each other and each makes the other stronger.

Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2004