Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Atlanta

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25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

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ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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Objective

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Hella Early June 4, 2020 $40 (feature); $30 (pilot); $25 (short)
Early July 9, 2020 $45 (feature); $35 (pilot); $30 (short)
Regular September 24, 2020 $55 (feature); $45 (pilot); $40 (short) 2
Late December 29, 2020 $65 (feature); $55 (pilot); $50 (short) 98
Extended November 12, 2020 $90 (feature); $75 (pilot); $70 (short) 51

See website for short screenplay and pilot entry fees.

Notification: February 6, 2020

Rules

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition is open to any writer from anywhere in the world.

Feature scripts and television scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). If the script is based on another person’s life, writer(s) must also attach a signed statement acknowledging and approving of adaptation.

No revisions or updated copies will be accepted once entry has been received.

Awards

QUARTERFINALISTS, SEMIFINALISTS, & FINALISTS

The ATLFF Screenplay Competition includes the top screenplay submissions in Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists, and Finalists lists. This practice is meant to honor those screenplays of merit that show promise and skill in the medium, but may not advance to the winning round.

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY WINNER

ONE WINNER will be chosen in the short film category. This winner will receive:

  • A cash prize of $250
  • Travel stipend and 2 nights of accommodation to the Atlanta FIlm Festival
  • A mentoring meeting with a short film filmmaker who has extensive experience with production and the festival circuit. This opportunity is designed to give our winners the chance to sit down and talk about the next steps for their script, discuss paths for jump starting or furthering their career, and develop a connection with someone who can serve as a mentor on future projects.
  • An All Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival
  • An Elite Badge to the Screencraft Writers Summit (please note that the summit is separate from the film festival and we do not provide lodging or travel to attend.)
  • The opportunity to take part in a staged reading of a section their winning screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG/SAG-Aftra actors, which provides the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry members, and general movie lovers.

PILOT SCREENPLAY WINNER

ONE WINNER will be chosen in the short film category. This winner will receive:

  • A cash prize of $350
  • Travel stipend and 2 nights of accommodation to the Atlanta FIlm Festival
  • A mentoring meeting with a writer working in either the television or web series industry. This opportunity is designed to give our winners the chance to sit down and talk about the next steps for their script, discuss paths for jump starting or furthering their career, and develop a connection with someone who can serve as a mentor on future projects.
  • An All Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival
  • An Elite Badge to the Screencraft Writers Summit (please note that the summit is separate from the film festival and we do not provide lodging or travel to attend.)
  • The opportunity to take part in a staged reading of a section their winning screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG/SAG-Aftra actors, which provides the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry members, and general movie lovers.

FEATURE SCREENPLAY WINNERS

THREE WINNERS will be chosen in the feature film category. These winners will each receive:

  • A cash prize of $500
  • Travel stipend and 3 nights of accommodation to the Atlanta FIlm Festival
  • The opportunity to participate in our annual Atlanta Film Festival Feature Screenwriter’s Retreat. This exclusive, all expenses paid program, offers our winners the chance to sit down with industry members and workshop their screenplay one-on-one during a two day retreat. Our mentors are all screenwriters who have worked in the industry, had festival success with their work, and earned major academic qualifications. This workshop is one of our most lauded successes and gives our winners invaluable experience that will help bolster not only their current screenplay but their future work as well.
  • An All Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival
  • An Elite Badge to the Screencraft Writers Summit (please note that the summit is separate from the film festival and we do not provide lodging or travel to attend.)
  • The opportunity to take part in a staged reading of a section their winning screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG/SAG-Aftra actors, which provides the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry members, and general movie lovers.

Atlanta

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web:
Click here
Email:
ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web:
Click here
Email:
ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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Contest News

Atlanta Film Fest Announces Winning Screenplays

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) has announced the six screenwriters who will participate in the 2009 ATLFF Screenplay Retreat at the Margarget Mitchell House, November 13-15, 2009.

Grilled Cheese Virgin - Steven Arvanites
New York, NY
When a streetwise hooker and a devout pre-op tranny fry a grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary seared into the bread, one makes it a business opportunity while the other sees the relic as her salvation.

Gurus - Homa Mojtabai
Atlanta, GA
Priya and Samantha - desperate to maintain their posh lifestyles after being laid off - pretend that Priya is a famous Indian Yoga Guru to bilk wealthy Manhattanites.

Highway to Nowhere - Lanre Olabisi
New York, NY
Hector has a dream to re-unite his family after a two year absence. He must trek through the scorching Arizona desert to do so. Unfortunately for him, the desert is where dreams come to die.

Horror Comic - Stephen Hoover
Baton Rouge, LA In the 1950s the greatest threat to the United States is not global Communist expansion or nuclear annihilation. It's comic books.

The Jerusalem Syndrome - Caveh Zahedi
Brooklyn, NY
A metaphysical thriller about a writer who starts having inexplicable visions which lead him to suspect that he may have been the apostle Judas in a past life. He begins a quest to discover his hidden identity.

Wajda - Haifaa Al Mansour
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
A young girl innocently challenges the deep-rooted and traditional constraints of her conservative Saudi village through a desperate and hopeful attempt to attain a forbidden green bicycle.

Updated: 10/19/2009

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web:
Click here
Email:
ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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