2019 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries Opens August 18th
This year's deadlines
January 15, 2019, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2019, regular deadline; June 1, 2019, late deadline; June 15, 2019, final extended late deadline.
Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2019
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.
2019 Winners will be notified on Columbus Day Weekend
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) is calling for gay and
lesbian-themed screenplay entries for its 21st Annu
Festival and its year-round Providence LGBTQ Film Festival. Screenplays entered into the competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and film fans.
How to enter Flickers' LGBTQ Screenplay Competition:
• Submissions may be either a feature length
or a short film script; and will be judged by a distinguished
panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and
• The Flickers LGBTQ Screenplay Prize winner's work will be used as a focal point during ScriptBiz™,
the annual screenplay pitch forum, with industry professionals.
• The winner will also receive prizes that include Final Draft software, RIIFF Festival Passes, and numerous opportunities for screenplay
promotion within the industry
The deadline for 2019 screenplay submissions is July
15, 2019. Very Important: Winners will be announced by mid-October
2019 (over Columbus Day Weekend). Note as this is important: This follows the main Festival since it allows us time to read the entries carefully and discuss the reviews with our adjudicators. As this competition is designed, the grand prize screenplay then becomes a focal point for the next Festival the following August in 2020.
Guidelines for Submission and an Entry Form can be downloaded below:
For the first time, the Festival is also taking electronic submissions through Withoutabox (linked above at the top of the page)
Flickers'Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is dedicated to the creation of opportunities
for artistic interaction and exchange among independent
filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers,
and the film-going community. Now in its 23rd year,
the Festival is produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative,
an organization with over 37 years of experience presenting
major artistic events as well as independent and foreign
films to the public.
For more information, call or write:
Flickers' LGBTQ Screenplay Competition
PO Box 162 • Newport, RI 02840 (United States) Street: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 0290
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445/490-6735 Email: