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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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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
Early September 28, 2017 $45 (feature)
Regular November 16, 2017 $55 (feature)
Late December 14, 2017 $65 (feature) 24
Extended January 4, 2018 $85 (feature) 45

See website for short screenplay and pilot entry fees.

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

Pilot and Short Film Screenplays

The winners of the pilot and short film competitions will receive a one-on-one consultation with an industry professional in their genre. For pilots, we provide consultation with an Atlanta writer working in either the television or web series industry. For short films, we provide consultation with a short film writer/director in the Atlanta area who has extensive experience with production and the festival circuit. These opportunities are 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.

Feature Screenplays

The winners of the feature screenplay competition will be given the opportunity to participate in our annual Atlanta Film Festival 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. (Travel is only guaranteed for winners in the US and Canada).

All Winners

All winners will receive an invitation and complimentary badge to attend the first ever three-day Writers Summit at the Atlanta Film Festival (presented by The Atlanta Film Society and ScreenCraft). This event will feature panels, workshops, private mentoring and parties with top Oscar and EMMY-winning and blockbuster screenwriters, as well as agents, managers, producers and studio executives. It will be an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best in Hollywood, in a personal environment where unguarded conversations and long-term partnerships can be forged. All attendees will have access to the opening night and evening parties of the Atlanta Film Festival as well as private networking with industry giants at daily writers Happy Hours.

All winners also receive an All-Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival where they can network with directors and industry members from all over the world. At the festival, they will also have the opportunity to take part in a staged reading of their screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG 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 Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Atlanta Fest Announces Finalists

Fifteen finalists have been chosen from 286 submissions to the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Of these finalists, three will be chosen and their respective screenwriters will participate in intensive workshop retreat during the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival to help the writer further develop and refine their script.

Finalists are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

After Greensboro by Deborah Goodwin
Brooklyn, NY
It's twenty-five years since the ‘alleged' Greensboro Massacre, and a brutal crime against a local teen will force the new sheriff, a father and his sons, to confront the town's racist past.

Closer Than Rust by Laura Zaylea
Atlanta, GA
A trash collector makes art from garbage, and soon her sculptures create a world of magic, art and queer community.

'Do & Dave by Evan Allgood
Alexandria, VA
Set in Richmond, VA, where bicycles rule the streets and PBR stands for preferred beer of Richmond. Waldo ”Do' Bridges has just graduated college and is now naively pursuing a comedy career. His best friend and roommate, Dave Black, hasn't quite graduated but still finds time to pursue ‘Do's younger sister emerson. Throughout, ‘Do and Dave are themselves pursued by a violent gang of straight-edge thugs. Can their friendship survive all this stress and change?

Graves Light by Marjory Kaptanoglu
Belmont, CA
When intertwining passions in a coastal New England village lead to a woman's murder, a young man who may or may not be the killer has till nightfall to recover evidence that incriminates him.

Her Hardest Hue by Edward Collar
Clearlake Oaks, CA
While living with his grandmother, Ned finds the answer to his prayers. He sets out on a road trip to southern california not knowing that his actions have made him a suspect in a violent armored truck heist. The vacation of a lifetime soon collapses when he begins to realize that he has not outwitted technology but actually fallen victim to it.

Hollywood Gospel by Jay Blumenkopf
Boca Raton, FL
Queen of heaven prosecuted on morals charges. Will her good deeds as a ‘Hollywood' evangelist who saves souls and heals the sick save her own soul? Based on a true story.

Jean Of The Joneses by Stella Meghie
Brooklyn, New York
Jean Jones, a gawky, 22-year old finds new love unexpectedly in the back of a Brooklyn ambulance with paramedic Ray Malcolm, but her dysfunctional, middle class Jamaican family gets in the way.

Khsara by Suha Araj
Brooklyn, NY
Nisreen's struggle between two opposing cultures is the timeless story of a woman creating herself, tripping the whole way but landing on her feet. Khsara is a word in arabic that simply means too bad or what a shame. Culturally it takes on a different meaning when referring to an unwed woman of a certain age. Too bad, she is decent looking, educated, professional or from a good family, but if she is not married she becomes a shame. The only way to please everyone and reconcile two worlds is to create your own. This is a story about an arab-american girl who doesn't get married in time and perhaps never will.

Man Of The House by Rob Gomes
Atlanta, GA
'stay at home dads' start a kids music group to reinvent themselves.

The Mythfits by Nicky Julius
Gardens, NY
Misfits become mythfits when the macdonald kids are swept off there father's tour boat, swallowed by the loch ness monster, and brought to the land of mythatania. Where all creatures heard of in myth and folklore have gone to escape the outside world.

Offline by Kathryn Kyker
Athens, GA
When her implanted communicator shuts down, a naive young woman discovers the offline world, and becomes part of the plan to destroy the technology her father created–for a freedom she didn't know existed.

Sadie Hawkin's Day Aka Campy Lesbian Horror Movie! by Stacy Keane
Los Angeles CA
At a rich, conservative university in texas, somebody is killing drop-dead gorgeous lesbians.

The Sleeping House by Suzanne Griffin
Brooklyn NY
A Jewish artist falls in love with a his brother's new wife, and discovers that her life was mysteriously intertwined with that of his own recently deceased wife, a survivor of the soviet gulag.

The Tour Of Pain by Adam Sullivan
Oceanside, CA
When his wife leaves him, Garrett turns to physical and mental pain in order to cope with the emotional trauma of his impending divorce.

The Voyeur by John Bengel
Playa Del Rey, CA
An ethicist/college dean with an obsession for voyeurism sees something that creates the ultimate ethical dilemma.

Updated: 11/17/2011
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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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