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Screenplay Contests Found: 273

Las Vegas International Film Festival

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The Las Vegas International Film Festival is one of Las Vegas' premiere film events, taking place annually in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the finest quality films and screenplays that the entertainment world has to offer, our mission is to bridge the gap between independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals.

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Canada International Film Festival

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To discover and promote new writing talent; and find the best feature-length screenplays in all genres.

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Mexico International Film Festival

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The Mexico International Film Festival is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to showcase their talents among industry professionals.

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A Night of Horror International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney, Australia's leading genre film event, seeks to find and promote talented screenwriters working in the horror genre. Submitted screenplays will be judged by industry professionals, with the three finalist feature scripts being read by a representative of Lionsgate, the world's leading distributor of horror cinema.

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L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition

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The number one stop for comedy scripts and comedy short films! L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is dedicated to getting you noticed. Getting you introduced to people who will hire you. Oh yeah, and we REALLY want you to have a good time! ABOUT THE FESTIVAL In our first five years, we were voted one of the ''Top Ten Film Festivals in the U.

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London Independent Film Festival

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The London Independent Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new emerging film talent.

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Great American Screenplay Competition (AceFest)

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BE SCENE - For 4 years now, ACEFEST has been one of the most anticipated annual events on the industry calendar. The American Cinematic Experience goes far beyond film exhibition and into the very most primitive stages of production - writing. The Great American Screenplay Competition is seeking the best writers from coast to coast and it could be you! With an always impressive roster of judges, a growing bundle of rewards and nearly 55,000+ industry players waiting eagerly to see the winner's work, this is your chance to get your script seen!

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SkyFest Film & Script Festival

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SkyFest III now open for submissions. 262 awards! Big change this time is that 4th place in all nine categories now ALSO gets trophy, check, and certificate just like 1-3. And we're giving 25 Certificates of Excellence in all nine categories for 5th place winners. More awards and more respect for filmmakers and scriptwriters than many festivals.

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Nevada Film Festival

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Taking place each year in the beautiful and exciting city of Las Vegas, the Nevada Film Festival is the Silver State’s annual celebration of the very best in American and international cinema, bringing together top independent filmmakers, growing audiences and the film industry professionals who make it all possible. The Nevada Film Festival offers filmgoers a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers.

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Amsterdam Film Festival

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The Amsterdam Film Festival proudly supports the art of screenwriting by allowing new talent to be heard and discovered in AFF's annual Screenplay Competition. Top screenplays in the competition are awarded based on the quality and originality of the work. AFF seeks to discover and revere the finest and most original voices in screenwriting from around the globe.

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Mountain Film Awards

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With a mission to entertain, enlighten and enrich through film, the Mammoth Mountain Film Festival fosters appreciation for the art of movie making and its power to inspire and communicate a richness of ideas and cultures, with an emphasis on environmental issues and mountain culture. The festival celebrates and recognizes the winning films and filmmakers at the annual Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, which then segues into a relaxing weekend where guests bask in the beauty of Mammoth, mingle with filmmakers and film-buffs, and stimulate all of the senses with world-class skiing, snowboarding and winter sports.

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Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2016 (expired)

Have you ever asked yourself "How will anyone know how good my screenplay is, if it never made into a film?" Here is your chance to see your screenplay brought to life. The winner in each category will receive a custom certificate or festival plaque. Also, winners are eligible for IMDB credit as this competition is an IMDB qualified event.

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Beverly Hills Film Festival

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The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. The event is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry.

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Colorado Film Festival

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The Colorado Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals and recognition platforms in the great state of Colorado. The festival consistently strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world. Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films.

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Yosemite Film Festival

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Our mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world.

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California Film Awards

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Each year, at our exclusive Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, the California Film Awards recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several competition categories with the prestigious California Film Awards. The Official Jury will award deserving films, filmmakers, and writers in the following categories: Best Picture, Screenplay, Directing, Actor, Actress, Art Design, Cinematography, Editing, Animation, Short Films, Feature Narratives, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, First-Time Directors, California Films, and Student Films.

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Filmshift Screenplay Contest

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Filmshift is committed to advancing the craft of screenwriting as well as the progress of independent screenwriters themselves through our annual screenplay competition. We offer awards including Final Draft screenwriting software, InkTip access awards, and a variety of awards from Script Pipeline . We accept both feature-length and short film scripts of all genres and styles that tell strong and original stories.

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Spirit Quest Film Festival

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To provide both aspiring and seasoned screenwriters with an opportunity to have their scripts brought to the attention of industry professionals and to further the opportunities and careers of our winning screenwriters.

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All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

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We're here to promote the art of screenwriting and filmmaking in the world of sports and competition.

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Great Gay Screenplay Contest

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To foster excellence in screenwriting that features gay characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Up to four full length finalists and up to six shorts finalists will be named by September 1 annually, and those scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater of the Center on Halsted in Chicago.

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Zed Fest Schlock Horror Short Sreenplay Contest

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Zed Fest was formed to acknowledge and encourage new independent filmmakers and screenwriters. We noticed that there are a lot of talented and promising filmmakers and screenwriters that tend to get snubbed by other festivals and competitions simply because they are low budget or less polished. We want to give them the recognition that they deserve and try to help them build upon their abilities.

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Dixie Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Call for Submissions now open for the 7th annual Dixie Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Festival Dates: September 27 - October 3, Morton Theatre, downtown Athens, Georgia.

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L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

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LA Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition is now celebrating its 10th season. It is the largest combined live comedy and film festival in the United States with a mission of ''Finding the Funny''. We pride ourselves in being the premier DISCOVERY festival for the next great comedic talents of both stage and screen. Premiered short films have gone on to with the OSCAR, a premiered web series is currently in development for network TV and films that we premiered have received theatrical distribution and many have continued on to festivals around the globe including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

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Tulsa International Film Festival Screenplay Category

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The Tulsa International Film Festival is now accepting entries in the screenplay category. We look forward to reading your submissions and seeing what the future holds for the world of film. All genres accepted.

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Ventura Film Festival

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The Ventura Film Festival is a 100% volunteer based organization that raises money and awareness for forest and ocean preservation.

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Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition

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SideWrite is a short screenplay competition, a project of the Alabama Moving Image Association (AMIA), and part of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, AL.

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DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

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Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 12th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. The 12th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival (September 10-20, 2015) DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films created around the globe.

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KCWIFT and KC Film Fest Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2016 (expired)

Kansas City Women in Film and Television (KCWIFT) is pleased to announce the KCWIFT & KC FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. With regard to our mission of empowering, promoting, and mentoring women, we'll award a $1,000 grand prize for Best Screenplay written by a female writer or writing team. Both women and men are eligible to receive our $500 award for the script with the Best Female Protagonist.

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Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

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Our intention is to run an event that will be about encouraging Welsh independent film making and screenplay writing both in Welsh and English. Not only within Wales but also Internationally through working with Welsh expat film makers all over the world.Also we very much like to work with and encourage film makers and writers from the rest of the UK and internationally.

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Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition

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The Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition is a holiday of fun-filled movies. Every summer famous actors, director and producers making dynamic action films gather in the capital city of Kazakhstan.

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Sunscreen Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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The number one question screenwriters ask is “How can I get my screenplay to a Hollywood agent that will read it? Well the answer is simple, submit it to the Sunscreen Screenplay competition! The top 6 screenplays in the Sunscreen Competition will be reviewed and considered by two top Hollywood agents, Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler. In addition the agents will sit down with the winners and give those winners their first real meeting with an agent to discuss their screenplay.

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George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

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The festival, presented in a university setting and around the beautiful Shoals area, provides attendees with an exceptional lineup of quality workshops, panels, screenings, networking opportunities and informal interaction among filmmakers and all guests. Our priority is to discover emerging talent and promote their work by reaching, educating, inspiring, and entertaining audiences with the best in cinematic art.

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Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

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The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival's aim is to seek out, acknowledge and award the many talented independent filmmakers and writers who may not get the recognition they deserve through many of the more political and commercial film festivals. The LARFF recognizes filmmakers and screenwriters who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

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NYLA International Film Festival

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The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers,writers, distributors and film enthusiast. The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world.

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Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

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Welcome to the Spring LAFSF. The Los Angeles Film and Script Festival was founded on the principles of independent artistic expression. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing a showcase stage for independent producers, directors and writers from around the globe trying to increase their distribution and production possibilities. We are looking for bodies of work that exemplify originality, creativity and expressiveness between our 16 categories.

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Metropolitan Film Festival of New York

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The Metropolitan Film Festival takes pleasure in acknowledging independent filmmakers and writers by providing them with an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

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Roswell International Film Festival and Digital Shootout

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The Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival and Digital-shootout (RISF) is looking for your short scripts to make into a movie. The RISF 2013 Digital Film Shoot-Out is the only filmmaking experience dedicated to bringing a screenwriters vision from “script to screen” in one week. The RISF Digital Film Shoot-Out will provide crew and equipment (A $50,000 dollar value) to five filmmakers who have the opportunity to direct their winning short that will screen at the RISF Digital Film Gala at the end of the week! This is a non-union, non-pay opportunity, but the RISF committee will be provided lodging, on-set meals, IMDB credit and “significant exposure” at the international film festival.

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TrindieFest

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A Truly Independent Film Festival...that's what TrindieFest is all about. Most of the bigger festivals have become selling venues for bigger films. Our job at TrindieFest is to bring the Independent Films and Screenplays back to center stage. This Festival is truly Independent.

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72 Script Fest

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Write a short 8-10 page script in 72 hours! The Winning script will be produced in September 2014 and premiere at 72 Film Fest 2014 in October.

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Willamette Writers FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/20/2017 (expired)

Willamette Writers is soliciting entries for the 2013 FilmLab's "Script-to-Screen" short film scriptwriting competition. We seek writers with the ability to tell a compelling story quickly and cinematically, while adhering to a theme and a practical eye towards real-life movie production. Unique to scriptwriting contests, the Script-to-Screen Competition grand prize is this: we will produce a short film based on the winning script! The winning writer will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our production team, attend the filming- in short, to experience the collaborative process of filmmaking! The resulting film will premiere at the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference on Friday, August 7th.

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Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood

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>The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.

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United Film Festival - Screenwriting Contest

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The United Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, now in its third year, is an opportunity for the United Film Festival to continue to grow our expansive United network and provide a forum for those who often get overlooked in the world of film production - "the screenwriter." The United Film Festival screens cutting-edge independent films and highly acclaimed classic movies with the audience in mind in six unique cities -Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tulsa.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/15/2017 (expired)

The 7th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that screens more than 120 international cutting edge films and music, making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, the creative FLOW conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

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FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

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This independent film lab will provide a five-day long intensive in an idyllic setting in Chatham, New York, to refine and perfect your screenplay. Room and board will be included. The influence of a new generation of filmmaking, the web, the change in platform viewing, the difficulty in finding finance and the need for succinct and powerful storytellers is forcing the industry to take notice of the short film.

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Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC

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From page to production, from production to profession, the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC (BSFFNYC) is dedicated to helping filmmakers get their films seen, distributed and grow their career paths by showcasing short films under 20 minutes competing for cash awards in the categories: Comedy, Drama, Documentary and Animation. The BSFFNYC presents a Short Screenplay Competition where short screenplays 15 pages and under have staged reading and compete for cash awards in the categories of Comedy and Drama.

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions. The international film festival was founded in the City of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in 2010 and is a uniquely successful collaboration between the private and public sector. The festival has Grown to be one of the Largest International Film Festivals in Latin America and part of this success is due to the Festival's creation of a highly competitive screen writing competition.

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Hoboken International Film Festival

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Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally. Now in its ninth year, the 2014 Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is being held May 30 to June 5, 2014 at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York.

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2017 (expired)

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Scripts: All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you. WGA and Non WGA accepted.

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American Movie Awards

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The American Movie Awards were originally founded in 1980 with winners such as Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, and Steven Spielberg. The event's mission is to award and recognize the very best in independent filmmaking and screenwriting and to help launch the careers of talented new filmmakers and screenwriters. The American Movie Awards have reemerged to become one of indie film's most respected symbols of success.

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Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival

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L.A.'s COMEDY NINJA Film Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest work of comedic performers, directors and writers from around the globe.

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