RIIFF ANNOUNCES 2019 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION WINNERS
.... --- submissions received from throughout the United States and across the globe
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Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director with Dr.Nancy Carriuolo and Lukas Hassell,
previous winner of the RIIFF Grand Prize for Best Screenplay.
Photo by Mike Braca
(PROVIDENCE, RI – October 29, 2019) •
AND THE 2019 WINNERS ARE...
VORTEX HORROR/SCI-FI SCREENPLAY
JAMES L. SEAVOR LGBTQ SCREENPLAY
SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ENGLAND
BEST TELEVISION PILOT SCRIPT
BEST SHORT SCRIPT
Prizes awarded to the winners of the screenplay competition (which vary with the specific screenplay category) include: 1 Script Listing and 1 Magazine Listing from InkTip; Final Draft software featuring Final Draft Screenwriting Suites; and Passes to the 2019 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival and the ScriptBiz™ Screenwriter's Workshop.
The Best Screenplay Grand Prize winner will be brought to Providence to attend the 2020 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 on the stage of the 3,30-0-seat Providence Performing Arts Center, located at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence.. Lodging and transportation will also be provided.
The 2019 Semi-Finalists:
ABOUT THE FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Canadian Screen Awards. There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August.
The next Festival will take place August 4-9, 2020.
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