Annual competition features scripts set in Rhode Island and showcasing those stories to the international film industry
For screenwriters, Rhode Islandís diverse landscape can be a character all unto itself. And a state with so much character makes for great stories.
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is now accepting entries for its 2012 Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenplay Competition. RIIFF invites talented screenwriters from around the world to submit their original screenplays whose characters and locations anchor the story in Rhode Island.
Stimulating the Rhode Island film industry creates in-state jobs and encourages a growing culture in film and the arts. The Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenplay Competition aims to capture the spirit of the Ocean State and inspire filmmakers to bring their productions, and their jobs, to a state eager to rekindle its film industry.
"What a terrific idea! This is an amazing way to promote our natural resources and beautful locations within the Ocean State while bringing out the best talent from screenwriters and filmmakers around the globe," said Steven Feinberg, Executive Director Rhode Island Film & Television Office, One Capitol Hill.
Scripts must be submitted by mail to RIIFF, RI Spotlight, 83 Park St., Suite 1, Providence, R.I. 02903. A filled out copy of the entry form, which can be downloaded here, must be submitted along with the script.
Entries can be A. feature film (max. 130 pages), B. movie of the week (max.100 pages), or C. television pilot (max. 40 pages), and must be in standard industry formats.
Scripts may be in any genre, present day or historic period. Adaptations of novels/books are not acceptable unless submitted by the author. Writers must also supply a log line and short synopsis.
Finalist scripts will be read and judged by industry professionals: Steven Feinberg (RI Film Office Director & screenwriter), Michael Corrente (film producer, director & writer), and Anne Mulhall (dir. LDI Casting).
Judges will be looking for original well-crafted stories with commercial potential where the state of Rhode Island is a true character in the story.
The deadline for submission is Aug. 24, 2012. Announcement of semi-finalists early November with finalists announced in December.
The winning screenplay will be placed in the hands of producers and industry professionals who have the power to take the script to full-scale production. The winner will also be promoted to the film & television industry by the Rhode Island Film Office and FLICKERS, as well as receiving an all-access RIIFF pass for 2013 including the ScriptBiz Screenwriters Workshop, and a prize bag filled with Rhode Island favorites.
Guidelines for Submission and an Entry Form can be downloaded below
For hard copy Guidelines for Submission and an entry
form, please contact:
FLICKERS: Spotlight on Rhode Island
c/o FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™
83 Park Sreet, Suite 1
Providence Rhode Island 02903 (United States)
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445 / 490-6735 firstname.lastname@example.org
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As part of the awards for
the RIIFF Screenplay Competition, top winning contestants
will receive from Ink Tip™ (Writers' Script Network):
1) An e-mail announcement about your winning screenplay
to about 6,500 industry professionals.
2) Placement of at least your logline and synopsis
on our password protected web site. You may also place
the treatment and/or script.
3) Placement of a second script on the site.
4) Include a logline (pitch) for your winning screenplay
in our printed publication, which is snail-mailed
to about 5,000 Industry Professionals. http://www.inktip.com/