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RIIFF ANNOUNCES 2012 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION WINNERS

.... 367 submissions received from throughout the United States and across the globe

 

• Read the news release

 

Alfred Thomas Catalfo from Dover, NH, was the Grand Prize Winner for this year's 2012 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition. George T. Marshall, RIIFF Executive Director, made the announcement of the 2012 awards. The winning screenplay “Betrayed” revolves around a small-town newspaper editor who in answering the door in the middle of the night to find a disheveled man who claims to be his older brother -- an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 1972 and reported Missing In Action. His joy at reuniting with his brother quickly turns to terror when shadowy assassins begin pursuing them. As they embark on a dangerous mission to reveal the truth, his faith in the man's claims threatens to tear his family apart.

 

“This is an exceptional screenplay. Reading it, you can literally envision the actual film on the
screen,” said J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF Educational Outreach Director.

 

“It was an outstanding year for screenplay entries. The exceptional quality and the solid
storytelling were compelling, making for difficult decision-making on the part of our international
group of judges,” added Oberacker. “Our adjudication team read 367 screenplay entries this
year, the largest entry base in the competition’s history. Each submission was analyzed and
scored according to a set of criteria, including character, dialogue, setting, plot and technique.

 

“After extensive reading and deliberation among the judges, prizewinners were chosen in five
different categories: Main Competition, Gay and Lesbian (GLBT), International Focus, Horror, and
Short Screenplay,” he added. “Each will come with its own set of awards.”

 

“Our kudos and congratulations to this year’s winners,” stated George T. Marshall. “As this
competition has introduced us to some of the world’s brightest and most talented writers in the
craft.”

 

THE 2012 PRIZE WINNERS:

 

GRAND PRIZE:
“Betrayed”

Written by Alfred Thomas Catalfo, (Dover, NH USA)

 

FIRST PLACE:
“The Taloquan Network”

Written by: Robert Hestand, (Redondo Beach, CA, USA)

 

(Tied with)
“Conquest of the Soda Men”
Written by: Nicholas Cammilleri, (North Hills, CA, USA)

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY
GRAND PRIZE:
“The Man Comes Around”

Written by: Connor Noden, (Winsford, Cheshire, UK)

 

FIRST PLACE:
“While the Village Sleeps”

Written by: Chloe Bellande, (Montreal, QC, Canada)

 

BARREN BRANCHES GLBT COMPETITION:
GRAND PRIZE:
“Fearless Love”

Written by: Steven J. Weller, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

 

FIRST PLACE:
“No Simple Highway”

Written by: Jason Peers, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

 

BEST SHORT SCRIPT:
GRAND PRIZE:
“The Bravest, the Boldest”

Written by: Moon Molson and Eric Fallen, (New York, NY, USA)

 

BEST HORROR SCRIPT:
GRAND PRIZE:
“Frost on the Pumpkin”

Written by: Philip Sedgwick, (Tucson, AZ, USA)

 

FIRST PLACE:
“The Bloodline”

Written by: Christine Feldman, (Medford, OR, USA)

 

Prizes awarded to the winners of the screenplay competition (which vary with the specific
screenplay category) include: a free year of screenplay promotion services to the winners,
through ScreenwriterShowcase.com; a 1-year Writers Database membership from Script Pipeline;
Full Script Delivery to over 3,000 industry professionals comprised of studio executives, producers,
agents etc. through ScriptDelivery.net; Final Draft Screenwriting Suites from Final Draft software;
and passes to the 2013 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and the ScriptBiz™ Screenwriter’s Workshop. The Grand Prize winner from the main competition will be brought to
Providence to attend the 2013 ScriptBiz program, where their screenplay will be a central focus
of the program, plus receive a private script consultation and an official award on RIIFF’s
Opening Night Celebration. Lodging will also be provided.

 

The 2012 Semi-Finalists:

 

BETRAYED, Written by: Alfred Thomas Catalfo, (Dover, NH, USA)


The Bloodline, Written by: Christine Feldman, (Medford, OR, USA)


Bloodred, Written by: Edgar Martinez Schulz, (North Hollywood, CA, USA)


The Bravest, the Boldest, Written by: Moon Molson and Eric Fallen, (New York, NY, USA)


Conquest of the Soda Men, Written by: Nicholas Cammilleri, (North Hills, CA, USA)


Dancing on Wheels, Written by: Robert G. Pushkar, (Wakefield, MA, USA)


The Delusional And Brian Walker, Written by: Shaneen ONeal, (Providence, RI, USA)


The Devil and Robert Johnson, Written by: Matthias Sundberg, (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)


Double Take, Written by: John J. Maffucci, (Somers, NY, USA)


Fearless Love, Written by: Steven J. Weller, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)


Four Letter Words, Written by: Teon Cromwell, (Newport, RI, USA)


Frost on the Pumpkin, Written by: Philip Sedgwick, (Tucson, AZ, USA)


Genesis, Written by: Mpaki Molapo, (Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa)


George Love, Written by: Kevin Butler, (Worcester, MA, USA)


Good Intentions, Written by: Michael Mayhall, (Mandeville, LA, USA)


Halfway Home, Written by: David Schroeder, (Miami, FL, USA)


The Man Comes Around, Written by: Connor Noden, (Winsford, Cheshire, UK)


The Man In The White Room, Written by: Edgar Martinez Schulz, (North Hollywood, CA, USA)


MATERMINATED, Written by: Carey Dunn, (Bedford, NY, USA)


Nano, Written by: Donovan Davis, (Burbank, CA, USA)


No Simple Highway, Written by: Jason Peers, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)


OMNI-MART, Written by: Eric Karkheck, (Los Angeles, CA, USA)


Randoms, Written by: Aaron Ramirez (Chicago, IL, USA)


Shadow of the Bear, Written by: Randy Vampotic, (Whittier, CA, USA)


Succubus: The Beginning, Written by: Chris Warner and Irenia Guajardo, (Westborough, MA USA)


THE SWANQUEEN MEETS THE RADICAL FAERIE, Written by: Frank Canino, (Buffalo, NY, USA)


The Taloquan Network, Written by: Robert Hestand, (Redondo Beach, CA, USA)


The Typewriter, Written by: Eric E. Figueroa, (Sydney, NSW, Australia)


THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, Written by: David Schroeder, (Miami, FL, USA)


WARRIOR MAN CHILD, Written by: RUSSELL BUSH, (Sooke, BC, Canada)


Where There's Smoke (There's Monsters), Written by: Gregory Heitmann, (Santa Fe, NM, USA)


While the Village Sleeps, Written by: Chloe Bellande, (Montreal, QC, Canada)


WILL'S FRIEND WILL, Written by: Elaine Thomas, (New York, NY, USA)


Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Written by: Evan Kail, (Edina, MN, USA)

 

ABOUT THE FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The mission of the Rhode Island International Film Festival is to discover and empower filmmakers. Held in Providence, and at locations throughout the state, RIIFF is one of only 75 film festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Oscars. It is also New England’s largest film festival. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.

 

The next Festival will take place August 6-11, 2013.  For more information about the festival.

 

 

 

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