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Screenplay Contests Found: 289

River Bend Film Festival

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A 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe every April in downtown South Bend, Indiana.

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Hang onto Your Shorts Film Festival

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Chris J. Cullen, Rich Lello and Brian Kopack are three Jersey boys who enjoy going to events on the Jersey Shore. After Hurricane Sandy the shore was hit very hard and many people came together to help rebuild the shore. Though many artistic events and film festivals have left the area. We all work in the entertainment industry in some form and we all love the art of film making.

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Brightside Tavern Film Festival

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Filmmakers Chris J. Cullen and Chris Capaci have come together to create this event, a one day shorts film festival. Celebrating the short film in many different categories on two screens with a fun award show at the end of the night. A small shorts fest in Jersey City at a great venue where people can meet up, screen their films and celebrate their work.

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Norwich Film Festival

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2009 was the first Norwich Film Festival and was an unprecedented success. We had submissions from all over the world and some really quality films screened. Films such as Best Documentary winner 'Running To The Limits' (Alex Vero) have since gone on to be screened on Channel 4, while winner of Best Short and Best in Festival, 'Ana's Playground' (Eric D Howell) has gone on to be screened at international conferences around the world, including the Vancouver Winter Olympics, winning numerous other awards in the process.

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Cincinnati Film Festival

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Bringing brave and beautiful films from around the world to Cincinnati, Ohio since 2010. This year the CFF will be held September 10 - 20, with our closing weekend partnering again with the Cincinnati Comic Expo, during the popular Oktoberfest Zinzinnati weekend. The 2015 CFF event will feature regional, national and international short and feature films, filmmaker workshops, Q&A sessions, filmmaker parties, and an awards ceremony.

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Insight Festival Student Filmmaker Award

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To find the student filmmaker in the UK with the best potential to gain the most benefit from a six-week, all-expenses-paid internship with a film production company near Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. Entrants can submit a two-page synopsis and a five-page script extract as well as filling out the online entry form.

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Colortape International Film Festival

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Winning a competition is a great way to raise the profile of a script writer. Colortape continues a tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent, who are competing along side of some of the most experienced and seasoned writers. We recognize screenwriters from around the world. With multiple prizes and screenwriter events at the festival, CIFF is another way to get your writing discovered.

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International Independent Film Awards

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The International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artists from around the world who share their visions in a powerful, creative and entertaining way. The IIFA is looking forward to kicking off this Spring session by awarding many of the gifted, filmmakers, screenwriters and artist of our generation.

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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival

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Artemis Motion Pictures announces the first ever film festival dedicated to honoring female driven action films, those who contributed to the success of the genre, and the undiscovered talent of the future. We celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From superheroes to super stuntwomen, from martial artists to mighty athletes, from women in law enforcement to women in the armed forces, we will shine a spotlight on females in film who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

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Awareness Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016 (expired)

The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Heal One World, a non-profit charity serving the community surrounding West Pico blvd in Los Angeles, California. As well as serving as a fundraiser, the mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics.

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Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

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Our festival specializes in Horror, SF, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Crime Drama and Animation. We also have a categories for Original Un-Produced Screenplays (feature length only), Fan Films, Web Series and Music Videos. This year we are accepting Comedies and Family Films as well. Our Micro-Short category is specifically designed to accommodate short films under 7 mins in length, including those produced for the 48 Hr.

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CineRockom International Film Festival

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CineRocKom has the objective to host the worldwide most talented, professional and new writers and filmmakers, screening their films, along with live music and comedy. We provide to our audience with fine films, best comedians and live vibrant music. We host our festival in 3 countries: United State, France and Hong Kong; to foster, support and help filmmakers from across the globe, with a showcase that provide an enriched program to professionals and audience.

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Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

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THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF) was started to help support and promote independent cinema in Los Angeles, encouraging filmmakers with unique or non-mainstream visions to create films. By offering cash, prizes and awards, the Festival's goal is to stimulate filmmakers in the creation of quality new work. Through offering multiple screenings of the best films to be viewed in theaters by industry professionals and fellow filmmakers, the Festival hopes to give these films an opportunity to find distribution and garner media attention, as well as to provide filmmakers a chance for their work to be shown on the big screen.

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Honolulu Film Awards

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The Honolulu Film Awards is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West, in the spirit of independent cinema and the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

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Firereel Film Festival

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Seeing a story through the lens of another is the heart of the Firereel Film Festival. Our mission is to champion filmmakers in every stage of the filmmaking process. From beginner to novice, we provide the opportunity for story-tellers to showcase their talent, refine their craft, and entertain others through the lens of a filmmaker.

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International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

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The International Filmmaker Film Festival of World Cinema LONDON is a unique Film and Unproduced Script event in its 8th year that is celebrating the best and most popular independent and studio films from the global film industry, and has wonderful opportunities for the business of film,

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Los Angeles Cinema 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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Los Angeles Film and Script Festival

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The primary objective of the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities. The LAFSF’s numerous award possibilities gives independents the chance to receive the accolades they deserve.

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Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival

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The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival was founded by and for independent filmmakers who seek to recognize the craft of this century’s filmmakers and storytellers from around the globe. As the world gets smaller, and our ability to connect with global cultures becomes easier, we are bringing the world together through the art of film.

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Madrid International Film Festival

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One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony. A unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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Manchester Film Festival

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The Manchester Film Festival will become a world leader within the international film making community and ManIFF’s objective is to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate the best independent cinema from around the world.

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Mongolia International Film Festival

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At Mongolia International Film Festival the sky is the ceiling and the grass is the floor. No matter you are established or not we believe everyone can tell a story and everyone has a story to tell. What we are looking for are those who have a unique vision an original voice and a free spirit. They dare to challenge cinema challenge the audience take filmmaking to a whole new level and blow our minds.

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Pasadena International Film Festival

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Now Pasadena has its very own film festival. The old world of film meets the emerging world of new media in the Pasadena International Film Festival. We plan to showcase classics from the very beginning of Hollywood’s golden era, while introducing new media projects. There will be an opening night "Great Gatsby" gala, a closing night black tie Awards Ceremony, and every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood -- an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.

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Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival

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The intent of MiSciFi is to showcase the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, and other imaginatively-themed films from around the world. This celebration is set in the trendy and progressively global megalopolis of Miami Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal to explore films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.

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San Pedro International Film Festival

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The San Pedro International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the diverse culture and community of San Pedro with a wide spectrum of independent film, documentaries, and shorts. SPIFF is committed to exhibiting films that embody inspiring entertainment for all. Works that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the intent that these films enlighten audiences while providing invaluable exposure for filmmakers, local and international.

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Twister Alley Film Festival

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Twister Alley International is a unique film festival run by filmmakers...for filmmakers. After screening at hundreds of film festivals, seeing the good and the bad, Twister Alley Festival Directors Josh Hope & TJ Treece are proud to bring their favorite indie films from across the globe back home to NW Oklahoma by designing a film festival that provides the perfect setting for both filmmakers and movie fans alike.

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Women's Independent Film Festival

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Welcome to the Women's Independent Film Festival! Our mission is to celebrate and give voice to the many diverse and unique perspectives offered by women in cinema from every part of the world. We seek to offer a platform in Los Angeles for the many diverse perspectives of women within the world of independent film. Women's Independent Film Festival awards and screens the best independent films made by women filmmakers from around the world.

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Carolina Film and Video Festival

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We want to be the first to exhibit your film. Whether it's narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental, great work has a place at this film festival. We've been showcasing original works like yours for longer than any other student-run film festival in North Carolina. The festival has separate student, independent, and North Carolina categories, as well as a script competition.

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Independent Film Quarterly Film and Webisode Festival

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An established and recognized magazine on the film circuit, Independent Film Quarterly brings you our Film & Webisode Festival. The festival provides a platform where filmmakers can showcase their work (features, shorts, webisodes, animation, music videos and documentaries) and increase opportunities for producers and maximize potential for distribution.

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Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival

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Lift-Off Global Film Festival Network. The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help support your professional life in film.

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Mockfest Film Festival of Hollywood

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Our mission at MOCKFEST is to showcase the best comedies and mockumentaries from around the world, gathering fans and filmmakers together to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of the mockumentary genre and all its comedy brothers at the center of it all, Hollywood, California.

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New York International Independent Film Festival

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world. The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit.

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Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

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The BNFF is a filmmaker’s festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters. In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both behind the camera, on the screen, and abroad. The BNFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products to Western New York through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.

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Barcelona International Film Festival

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As Barcelona's premiere independent film awards, we believe limitlessness in possibility is the beauty of art and creativity. With that philosophy as our compass, each year the Barcelona International Film Festival embarks on a search for today’s undiscovered visionaries in filmmaking and screenwriting from around the world. The Barcelona Film Awards are presented annually to the most original and well crafted works entered into competition.

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Glendale International Film Festival

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This is the second year of the exciting national and international film festival in the beautiful City of Glendale, California, all film makers are welcome. Our wonderful venue is the MGN FIVE STAR CINEMA, where you can have dinner and a movie, relax in comfortable reclining chairs, eat and drink and make merry! Special awards are given to film makers residing in the Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank areas.

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Universe Multicultural Film Festival

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Film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine. For film lovers, it is a place for the unique movies that can open their mind and fresh their eyes. For film makers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross cultural film project; For distributers, it is a market that have most diversify films to choice for; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

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Depth of Field International Film Festival

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Silent River Film Festival

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Dedicated to the independent filmmakers of the world, Silent River Film Festival is established with a vision to bring "East and West" together to share their best work of films and "Cinema for Causes" on one platform to raise awareness about the issues that are important to us, and provide them active support. The festival also aims to create more opportunities for female filmmakers and support student filmmakers by discovering and recognizing them.

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Peachtree Village International Film Festival

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PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe.

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Vegas Indie Film Fest

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VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! (VIFF!) is an international independent film showcase, held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Created, programmed and operated by movie-loving filmmakers, VIFF! is unique to any other festival in the world! VIFF! allows filmmakers from around the globe to compete on a multi-cultural stage for a plethora of awards! Taking place all over Las Vegas, VIFF! aims to get indie films seen, marketed, and ultimately sold.

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NexTV Writing and Pitch Competition

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GET YOUR WORK IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER! This is Hollywood's ELITE Writing Competition. Your chance to connect with the most relevant professionals in the entertainment industry. TOP AGENTS, PRODUCERS & EXECS WANT TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT TALENT! We are looking for the entertainment industry’s most exciting new voices. Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria: a) Is this a sample of great writing AND b) does this have value in today’s actual marketplace?

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New York Los Angeles 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, distributers 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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Life Fest Film Festival

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Life Fest is THE film festival dedicated to showcasing films that affirm the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, and the profound significance of each life. LifeFest provides opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration amongst those who are working to bring high production values to inspiring film.

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Naperville Independent Film Festival

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The mission of the Naperville Independent Film Festival, Inc is to encourage filmmakers of all ages to create and distribute films that entertain, inspire, and stir the human spirit.

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The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest

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The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest is dedicated to Independent Comedy Films, Comedians and Comedy Art & Entertainment of all types! The festival is produced by Breaking Fate Entertainment (www.breakingfate.com) as an annual event.

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Southeastern Film Festival

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This festival was founded by many independent filmmakers from all over the United States in an effort to make independent film more prevalent in smaller towns across the Southeast and help foster connections between film-making professionals across the globe.

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Beaufort International Film Festival

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In 2016 The Beaufort Regional Film Commission and the Beaufort Film Society will present the Tenth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, filmmakers surprises, educational forums, guest speakers, parties, and the quiet charm of historic Beaufort will all be on display.

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Visionfest: The Other Festival

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VISIONFEST: The Other Festival promotes domestic filmmaking. All of the works showcased at VISIONFEST are created by U.S. filmmakers and by production entities that are based solely in the United States. The projects may be shot on international locations and have globally relevant storylines, but their origin must be rooted in the U.S. VISIONFEST exists to provide an exhibition forum for the American auteur; one that is specialized and focused; one that does not dilute the presence of U.

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Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival

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Whether you are a filmmaker, a distributor, or a film enthusiast – the Festival offers you an exciting look into the latest movies to hit the market. Our goal is to bring you the best in the latest films and TV episodes that will encourage, challenge and inspire us to positive values and a greater understanding of the human journey.

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Reel Authors Screenplay Contest

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Dedicated to serving filmmakers and their audiences by celebrating excellence in filmmaking, the Columbus Film Council believes in educating and entertaining people with the art and experience of film and video. Founded in 1950 by a group of progressive educators, the Film Council, through the Columbus International Film + Video Festival (a 6 day event in downtown Columbus), continues their legacy, honoring and screening the work of makers whose creations of vision, beauty and power help us understand the complexities of our world by using their committed artistry to touch our minds and hearts.

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