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
NEXT FESTIVAL: AUGUST 4-9, 2015
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.
IMPORTANT: 2014 Winners will be notified on Columbus Day Weekend
FLICKERS:Rhode Island International Film Festival is calling for Screenplay Entries for its 19th annual competition. The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 2013.
Screenplays entered into the competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner will become a central focus during ScriptBiz™ the screenplay pitch forum held during the Festival. The Grand Prize winner will also receive prizes valued at over $10,000. This includes travel, up to four nights accommodations, Final Draft software and screenplay promotions. Since the contest winners are announced following the main Festival, the Grand Prize winner’s work will be a focal point for RIIFF 2016 with the official trophy presented at the Festival's Opening Night Celebration.
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.
The deadline for 2015 screenplay submissions is July
15, 2015. Very Important: Winners will be announced by October
12, 2015 (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.
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)
Please click the button below
for the free download if you do not have Acrobat installed
SCRIPT PIPELINE WRITER'S DATABASE MEMBERSHIP With the Script Pipeline Writers Database membership (valued at $99.95), writers may search through
over 1,000 companies looking for material, some of which they can query direct via the site. In addition, they will receive free unlimited
query/logline review from a Script Pipeline analyst, as well as discounts on notes from our Writers Workshop.
Script Pipeline has over 1,000 companies in our database, and approximately 200 industry contacts receiving annual contest finalist loglines and scripts we give a "Recommend." These companies include both mid-level and major management and production companies, and a handful of top agencies.
Also, as part of the awards for the 2015 RIIFF Screenplay Competition, two top winners will receive a full service story analysis package from Silver Wing Script Services.
• The packages are valued at $165 each and include 4-6 pages of typewritten
analysis on everything from dialogue to structure to characterization and
theme, as well as proofreading and editing notes on the screenplay itself.
More info can be seen at www.silverwingscripts.com.
RIIFF ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS FOR ITS 2014 SCREENPLAY