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83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


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PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

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36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



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Flickers LGBTQ Screenplay Competition

Now in its 13th Year, this Special Competition Complements RIIFF's Cinematic Sidebar Celebrating Diversity, Identity and Discovery


/ Rules and Regulations for 2019

See the list of 2017 Winners & Finalists See the list of 2016 Winners & Finalists

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


Withoutabox logoThe 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

(October, 2019)




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 film fans.


• 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)

Screenplay Application PDF for 2019


• Screenplay Rules and General Information for 2019




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



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