SCRIPTBIZ™ SEEKS YOUR COMEDIC (OR OTHERWISE) SHORTS BY OUR JUNE 30TH DUE DATE...
This e-mail was received from a writer who won a First Prize Award with
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
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
through for us. If the money comes through (they're
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"
2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open
This year's deadlines:
January 15, 2015, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2015, regular deadline; June 1, 2015, late deadline; June 15, 2015, final extended late deadline
Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2015
The Rhode Island International Film Festival is
a founding partner of The International Film Festival
Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at
Withoutabox.com and prefers paperless entries. Withoutabox
provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals
throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry
form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly
and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy.
Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines
and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with
an upgraded project on Withoutabox receive $5.00 off
their Entry Fees.
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 2014!
For the 11th year in a row, ScriptBiz—the screenwriting seminar of FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), August 5-10, 2014 —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-July 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.
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 $400 value!). In addition, winners will be honored guests at a Meet-N-Greet of the authors and the actors following the Staged Reading. All for only a $25 entry fee!
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 send it to us today.
C’mon, don’t be shy—show us your shorts!
Guidelines for Submission and an Entry Form can be downloaded below:
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 1
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401/861-4445 Fax: 401/490-6735 Email
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