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Author: Connie Tonsgard Posted: 09/01/09 02:40 AM

Hello, Friends --

I am just wondering where they would be on Moviebytes -- It looks like they had been on, but are not now. Does anybody no about this? I entered 2 of my screenplays and they were both on the Finalists -- but I don't recall getting the last winner place. Anybody no??? I went to their one place and I couldn't find that out myself. This I am telling you, is that I sent my screenplays by 10-16-08 -- and they were finished and sent to me on 4-4-09.

Anyone of you even sent your screenplays???

Thanks -- Connie Tonsgard

Author: Dan Gomez Posted: 09/01/09 07:26 AM

I was curious and looked on Moviebytes -- you're right! Moviesbytes removed the contest notification (information).

I checked the website and they're up and running for the 2010 contest.

Here's the link for the 2009 winners.

The Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Award went to Paul De Leonardo for Europia 2050.

The first runner up award went to Alek S. Carrera and Daniel Fanaberia for "Why We Live."

The second runner up award went to Choices I-The Reunion, by writer James Kirtland.

Author: Terry Frazier Posted: 09/01/09 11:50 AM

Hey, Connie! We haven't heard from you for awhile. Good to hear your voice, girl!

Author: Connie Tonsgard Posted: 09/01/09 04:33 PM

Thanks for telling me stuff, Friends --


Author: Frederick Mensch Posted: 09/01/09 08:38 PM

The Beverly Hills Film Festival has actually never been included in our database. I've invited them repeatedly to submit their information, but they've never responded. I went ahead and created a listing for them just now so our readers can share their experiences with report cards and comments:

Author: Heather Hughes Posted: 09/02/09 11:09 AM

Connie, so good to see you back! I've missed your posts.

I submitted my ratings on the new Beverly Hill FF page. Thanks Frederick.

Basically, folks, enter this only if you have nothing on your awards resume and you want a pretty sure thing. They have about 100 "finalists" and they charge you to go to the "awards" dinner. I went one year because I was in LA for another ceremony and I thought the money was worth it to eat at the Beverly Hills Hotel (it's cheaper and better to eat in the bar).

The ceremony was mostly a tribute to the founder of the contest with lots of random people saying how much he's done for them. Most of the speakers had nothing to do with film. It was boring and a total waste of time.

Still, it's an entry on a writing resume and people seem to be impressed by the "Beverly Hills" title.

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 09/02/09 11:38 AM

Thanks for the honesty, Heather. I've never entered, but it was on my list. Even if I enter, at least I know it's not worth the trip to LA.

Author: Paul de Leonardo Posted: 09/02/09 01:23 PM

I won the Golden Palm award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival 2009 and was not even notified. About five days later I wrote to thank them and asked why they did not . No answer, so I e-mailed WAB. The PRESIDENT answered with a rude e-mail saying that he's not afraid of law suits, but I Never mentioned anything of the sort. I live in Europe so I managed to convince him to at least let me send Couriers for the trophy. Guess what. Nobody answered the phone at the office and neither did the President of BHFF; so it remained uncollected after several attempts. Just my luck to meet the Hollyhoods.

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 09/02/09 01:51 PM

That's a really bad review from the big winner. Looks like they're off my list.

Author: Ron Brassfield Posted: 09/02/09 09:34 PM

Holy crap.

Author: Michael Murphy Posted: 09/02/09 11:38 PM

I went this year. I think Heather and Paul have summed it up. Happily, things perked up on my trip west when I turned north and attended the California Independent FF in Livermore. :-)