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Call for ScriptBiz™ Short Screenplay Entries




This e-mail was received from a writer who won a First Prize Award with RIIFF:


"Speaking of great meetings--I met with Renegade Effects Studio
in North Hollywood last week and sold them "Princess & the Pirate"
with a financial contigency of thirty days. They were taking the
project to their financial backers this past weekend and will have
an answer to me in two weeks. Fingers crossed! Anyway, it was nice
to hear the sounds of gushing over my writing...even if there are a
few minor edits to be taken care of should the money men come
through for us. If the money comes through (they're anticpating
about a $43 million production budget) the project will be greenlit
immediately. I'll let you know when I get the final word.I can't thank you
and the festival enough for the help in getting my
script the exposure it so needed. Chat soon, Dana"

2021 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Now Open

This year's deadlines

January 15, 2021, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2021, regular deadline; June 1, 2021, late deadline; June 15, 2021, final extended late deadline


Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2021


The Rhode Island International Film Festival prefers paperless entries. Our 2021 partner entry portal provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. Online entry users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions.



No, we don’t want to see your Homer Simpson boxers. What we do want is your wittiest or most thoughtful mini-masterpiece, postmarked by June 30th 2021!

For the 17th year in a row, ScriptBiz—the screenwriting seminar of Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), August 9-15, 2021 —will feature a Staged Reading of up to three Short Scripts of fifteen pages or fewer. The reading compliments the daylong screenwriting workshops, ScriptBiz™. Judges will select up to seven Finalists who will be listed on the website. Final Round Judges will select the Top Trio of Scripts from among the Finalists.

Three winners will be announced by email, on the website and in press releases by mid-October and they will be listed in the festival’s magazine-style brochure. Plus, the trio of winners will each receive two passes to attend the entire ScriptBiz™ event as our guests (August 2022).

But wait—there’s more: three winning authors will also receive two All Access Flickers Passes to attend the Rhode Island International Film Festival events and screenings (a $500 value!). In addition, winners will be honored guests at a Meet-N-Greet of the authors and the actors following the Staged Reading.

Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

So dust off your future academy winning short script and enter it today.


C’mon, don’t be shy—show us your shorts!


For hard copy Guidelines for Submission and an entry form, please contact:


RIIFF ScriptBiz™ Short Screenplay Competition

c/o Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401/861-4445 Fax: 401/490-6735


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