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Screenplay Festival

Screenplay Festival

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15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

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Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

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Objective

Now Accepting Television Scripts! The writers spoke, and we listened. We have now added four categories to our contest for television scripts.

Screenplay Festival now features the following categories:

Feature Film: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller Horror Television: Half Hour Pilot, Half Hour Spec, One Hour Pilot, One Hour Spec

As one of the highest rated contests on MovieBytes, Screenplay Festival was established to help eliminate this "chicken and egg" problem. By accepting all submitted screenplays and judging them based upon their quality -- not their source or their standardized formatting or the quality of the brads holding them together -- Screenplay Festival looks to give undiscovered screenwriters an opportunity to rise above the crowd.

The competition's categories ensure that a truly wonderful script is not punished or ignored because it is in a genre that does not usually win awards. There is no limit to the frustration experienced by the writer who commits the crime of writing "fun" or "likeable" material. In this world of awards, it always seems to be "important" films that win the accolades. In reality, people love dramas, and they love comedies and action movies and thrillers and horror flicks. Writing for a fun genre should not forbid a writer from having their talents acknowledged.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/01/2017

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Rules

  1. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.
  2. Screenplays written by teams of two or more writers are eligible for Screenplay Festival. Any award won by a co-authored script will be divided evenly among the writers listed on the entry form.
  3. Screenplays that have been previously optioned, sold or produced are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
    • Screenplays adapted from other sources that were written by other authors (such as but not limited to books or plays) are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival, regardless of the source author's permission.
    • Screenplays adapted from other sources by the author of that source are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival if the source material has previously optioned, sold or produced.
  5. Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.
  6. Screenplays must be submitted in English.
  7. A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.

Awards

Grand Prize Winners (One Per Category) and Honorable Mentions.

Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
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Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Screenplay Festival Announces Semifinalists

Screenplay Festival has announced their 2011 semifinalists:

Action/Adventure:
3 Minutes - Tina Field Howe
A Truthful Myth - Roger Colley
Adam And Eveolution - Laurence E. Sweeney
Apache Echo - David McCartney
Beyond the Glory - Fred Fugere
countdown - Charlie Robinson
Da Tenebre - Antonello Sammito
Daydreams - Steven Oppenheimer
Doppelgangers - Mark Anthony
Five Thousand Problems - Paul W. Baker
g-Men - Paul Loeschke & Walter Bauer
Hot - Kris Hall
How To Kill A Dead Man - Don Filipoff & Henry Cohn
Human Interest Proposition - David Moss
Iditarod - Guy Pere
Infinite Power - Steven Oppenheimer
Johnstown - Christina Wonnacott
Leadville: America's Richest & Wildest Boomtown - Donahue B. Silvis
Max Hammer - Joshua M. Denholtz
McIntyre's Mountain - Nathan & Miriam Goldman
Mourning - Eli Samuel
My Brother's Keeper - Justin Rossire
Office Furniture Hitman - David Moss
Painless - Bill Poje
Portrait of Valor - Robert Hardin
Ride to Vengeance - Dave Vaughan
Ripples of Illusion - Mu Fan Shih
Rude Planet - Emily D. Edwards
Sons of the Father - Chad Wells
The Blood Between Brothers - I. B. Hutton
The Boo of Malachy - Colin Elves
The Catbird Seat - Christina Wonnacott
The Danville Train - Kenn Neyland
The Experiment - Sam Brown
The Globe - Clyde Laster
The Heart's Zeal - The Genesis - Benedict Ng
The Leonis Relic - T. Thor Leach
The Min Ruby - Isabel Holtreman
The Scorpion - Phoenix Doss
The Tong - James Kahler
War in Heaven - D.P. Swanson
Weeping Willow - Michael Pallotta
Who's the Sucker? - Santiago Velazquez Jr.
Zoomies - Paticia & Michael Diaz


Comedy:
143 Days Without… - Howard C. Young
21 Miles to Heartbreak Hill - Ed Cronin
A Little Trouble in the Big Easy - Samuel C. Spitale
Accidental Godfather - Andy Poland
Al's Last Con - Steve Hochman
Almost a Million Dollars - Victor Silva
Another One Bites The Dust - Jade Stollman
Back to School - Harry Tran & Croix Lazzara
Bed, Water. Pishkin, Pete. - Rebecca Amici
Bitter - Mark J. McComb
Carlton St. Michael In The Afterlife - Joseph Cillo, Jr.
Closing Costs - Patrick Connelly
Crooke Dice - Frances Rodriguez
Curses - Jerald Schoenroth
Deception: A Love Story - Andrew Leiendecker
Dying For a Hit - Bob Pierce
Elephant Girl - William J. Seaton
Fish Gutting for Newlyweds - Amy Dyal Bailey
Fuji High - Shawn Royce
Hostile Takeover: A Love Story - Isabel Holtreman
If It Rains In Paris - Monette Bebow-Reinhard
In The Running - Raef Eric Lawson
Kyle and Han Play the Lottery - Al McCullough
Matther Silver's Getting Married - Mark Simborg
Military Disco - Patrick Connelly
Noah's Ark Revisited - edward g van dreal
O'Brien Valley - Eric Scheiner
Oddly Enough - Michael Mendoza
Off Book - Matthew Scott DeJohn
Or Something Like That - Susan A. St. Peters & Tyler Manners
Past My Prime - Justine Barron
Personal Space - Patrick Connelly
Pizza Guy - Steven Bryson
Plus One - Deana Costner
Pong Nancy's Zombie Games - Claire Thorne & Emily Thorne
Ready to Move On? - Matthew Bryan
rent friends - Canto Lee
Rosario and the Bull - David Mraz & Mars Mraz
Sink. Swim. Repeat. - Evan Romansky
Strictly Platonic - Allison Rasmussen
The Art of Living - Gail Sanders
The Bad Monk - Dermot Davis
The Cemetery Plots - Donahue B. Silvis
The Challenge of the Legion of Pee - Richard Santamaria
The Dilla Disaster! - William Dithridge
The Impostigator - Ourdia Hodge
The Impresario - John P. Murphy
The Mayor of Starbucks - R. A. Barry
The Sexual Saga Of Chuck Freeheart - Saul Rosenthal
Two Tickets - Scott A. Aiman
Unforgettable Boyfriend - Mordechai Landsberg
Visitors From Home - Charlie Robinson
Wham, Bam, Merci, Ma'am - David Minaskanian
You Have The Wrong Name, Sir - Nneji Kalu


Drama:
381 - David J. Marx
A Bridge To Cross - J. Michael Pearson
Antigone's Return - Jonathan Hall
Chances - Alex Mertz
City of Deceptions - Cedric Williams
Collision - Patrick Falconi
Critics' Choice - Erick Fidell
Crymes - JJ Rowley
Cucina Bianca - Michele Giannusa
Double Take - John Maffucci
Fallen Angel - Brian Hunt
Final Disclosure - Randy Maizuss
Fly The Friendly Skies - Charles Seider
Follow the Southern Cross - J. Jay Ross
Forty Years and Forty Fathoms - Cass D. Howell
Get Buster - Kenn Neyland
Gino and Me - Mark Simborg
Good Mourning - Jessica Staszak Abitz and Brianne Hintze
Hidden Purpose - Michael Farley
Hollyweird - Randy O. Roberts II
Justice For Sirrina - Cathy Wilson
L.G. - Life's Good - Douglas Farra & Kilian Wells
Lucky Boy - Suzanne Roche
Misguided Illusions - Alex Acevedo
My Ticket To Heaven - Glenn Ziminski
On Being Human - Ian Kelly
Pentagram's Eve - Part I - Stephanie Johnson
Perfidy - Bix Santana
Powerful Men - Patrick Clark
Praiseworthy - Will Frehley
Rico Brown: An American Dream - Aaron Morell
Rumor Mill - Conor Severson
Savage - Bryn Chamberlain
Savannah Superstar II - Jerold Lynn Dixon
Slaying Dragons - Jennifer C. Lefever
Smart Phone - David Nelson
South Side Rules - Lou Agins
St. Brigid's Cross - Jan-Christian Sorensen
Story of My Life - Polina Nikiforova
Teenage Wasteland - Conor Severson
The Acadian - David Vincent
The Ambassador's Daughter - Olivia Cucco
The Cardboard Suitcase - Louise A. Ryan
The Caterpillars Skin - Raffaele Passerini
The Comforter - Don Emigholz
The Destroyers - Chris Siano
The Fisherman - Benjamin Goglia
The Goddess Within - Stavroula Kalogeras
The Human Element - Valerie Marcucci
The Imager - Sylvain Doucet
The Impostures - Roi Tamkin
The Last Honest American Man - Chris Hooton
The Last Lifeboat - Luke Yankee
The Mother Hood - Shawn Shao-Wen Chou
The Phontotoc Conspiracy - Phillip M. Swatek & Shelby Swatek
The Reincarnation of Benjamin Franklin - John D. MacArthur
The Rower - D.P. Swanson
The Sexual Saga Of Chuck Freeheart - Saul Rosenthal
The Ultimate Striker - Conor Severson
Twinkie Junior - Barry Sherman
Unwilling - Gary Eads
Waiting on Somebody - Tom Kirby
Wanted: Dead Or Alive - Lyndon McGill
Waterfront Sage - Richard G. Roberto
West - Lindsay Calleran


Family:
An Impossible Perfection - Shawn Royce
Beat the Monarchs - Dan Wedeking
Benjamin the great - Scott Ruane
Billy Ray's Story - Dewey Shulda
Bold New World - Murray Spitzer
Devil's Flat - The Five Messengers - Tom Christopher
DreamWorld - Brent Hartinger
Fiona's Eyes - Mauryne Cecilia
Flying to Elysium - Michael Mandelkern
Glow Stick - Michael Raymond
Good Night Prometheus: The Tragedy of Frankenstein - Kaja E. Durkis & James C. Durkis
Hero Island - George Covic
Links: A Sports Spirit Quest - Christopher Canole
Me and Chimichanga T. - David Mraz
New Jersey Jerks - Raphael Cushnir
No One Escapes the Weary Souls - Scott Ruane
One Hit Wonder - Bruce Rose
Piper - Robert N. Schiffman
Return To Springtime - John McMillan
River Rats - Patricia Diaz
Safari Green - Shawn Royce
Tendenko - Shawn Royce
The Almost Winners - Danielle Baptiste
The City of the Three Trees - James H. Whitney Jr.
The Final Adventure of Don Quixote - Gary Green
The Key to Adventure - James Schwartz
The Passage - Michael Raymond
The Pet Swap - Emily & Grace Bukowski-Thall
The Tree House - Erica Verillo
The Woobie - Michael Simon
Treasure in the Park - John Barlowe & Irin Evers


Thriller/Horror:
A Chaotic Death - Natalie Collins
Absolution - Jason Philps
Blues Demonic - Dan McGinley
Cloudkill - Brent Hartinger
Cutthroat - James Hsiao
Dead of Winter - Robert Dorian
Death Walkers - Clinton Buehring
Delerium Amour - Kevin Silva
Dracula Rising - Matthew Paul Spizuco
Eyes of the Enemy - Steve Hochman
Fangs: Blood Ties - Michael Ireland
Fireman - Steven Oppenheimer
Gas Works Park - Michael Raymond
Graves Light - Marjory Kaptanoglu
Hunting for Danice - Gordon Polovin
Long in the Toothe - Mark Wasserman
M - Mark William Hammond
Magus: The Fall and Rise of Adam - Gregory Brown
Malediction - Richard Wharton
Murder at Sea - Gail Picado
Murder Me Twice - Serita Stevens
Penitence - Sylvester St. Brice
Perimeter - Matthew Bryan
Plague - John W. McKenney III
Reign of the Damned - David Brown
Sappho - Julio Ollarvia
Scapegoat - Billy Louviere
Scatterbrains - Richard Hohenrath
Shadows from the Past - Carolyn Gregersen
Souls of Nod - Mike Sherer
Stigma - Verne McDonald
The Boys Next Door - Anthony Reyes
The Fixers - Carlos de los Rios
The Hunt - Deirdre L. Brenner
The Outliers - Linda Haltmaier
The Patriot Act - Steven Oppenheimer
The Remote Viewer - Ricco Ross
The Unhealer - Shawn Harris & Kevin Moore
The Velvet Victims - Pavel Batal
Tin Gods - Matthew Tolbert
Underground - Richard Hobley
Victim 13 - Howard Fridkin & Tom McCurrie
We Bury The Dead - Alex Cope
WIdow Lake - Shawn McLaughlin & Mike Mityok

Updated: 01/17/2012
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Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Stuart Land

An interview with screenwriter Stuart Land regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/25/2014

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Ed Vela

An interview with screenwriter Ed Vela regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/04/2012

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Rhonda Ewing

An interview with screenwriter Rhonda Ewing regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/29/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter J. Charles Zeller

An interview with screenwriter J. Charles Zeller regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/04/2010

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Larry Postel

An interview with screenwriter Larry Postel regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/28/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Dave Vaughan

An interview with screenwriter Dave Vaughan regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/15/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Hilliard Guess

An interview with screenwriter Hilliard Guess regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/01/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Christopher Canole

An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/10/2005
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