FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

RIIFF/Rhode Island

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
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Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

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Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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Objective

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. 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.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird January 15, 2021 $50 41
Regular May 15, 2021 $55 161
Late June 1, 2021 $75 178
Extended June 15, 2021 $75 192
Final July 15, 2021 $75 222

Notification: October 14, 2019 (over Columbus Day Weekend)

Rules

Please visit website for rules and guidelines.

Awards

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, with the official trophy presented at the Festival's Opening Night Celebration.

RIIFF/Rhode Island

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Ellen Gavin

An interview with screenwriter Ellen Gavin regarding the RIIFF/Rhode Island Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: I wrote "Rebels and Roses" in the Graduate Department at UCLA while on sabbatical from my job running a theater in San Francisco. I take the Lawrence, Ma. Bread and Roses Strike of 1912, wherein women and children fought a bitter battle to end child labor in the U.S., and juxtapose it with the story of a Puerto Rican mom coming off welfare. Blanche, who is based on my grandmother, a real Lawrence child laborer, and Migdalia who cares for her, form a bond similar to the characters in Fried Green Tomatoes. It has glorious set pieces and presumes that history repeating itself can sometimes be a good thing.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: It looked very reputable, and my feeling was that given it was an international festival, there would be more appreciation for a soulful script. Also that it was an East Coast contest gave me the sense that the nuances would be understood, given that it is set in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes. It is a bit odd that the contest winners are announced after their festival and that winners were invited the following year. But the folks seem extremely diligent and responsible.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback from this contest. It has placed in other contests as well, Moondance, Writer's Network. Notes from Slamdance were particularly helpful.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: The contest gives you an Inktip.com registration as a prize. So I've received a number of requests for the script from that placement. But Inktip's membership on the producer side seems a bit limited.

I have three agents and one producer waiting on rewrites for "Santiago's Big Fish."

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I run a theater company in San Francisco, the Brava Theater Center. I have written four plays and I'm working on my fourth screenplay. My most recent is Santiago's Big Fish, based on a true story I heard in Mexico. The set up: a gigantic block of cocaine falls out of the sky over the Mexican Riviera and nearly capsizes the fishing boat of the poor but ambitious Santiago Morales. The question is whether this will be opportunity or the curse of a lifetime.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I split my time between LA and San Francisco. I'll move there when I survive as a screenwriter full-time.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I've started a political thriller that is a cross between Z and Body Heat. I'm writing a fictional Henry Kissinger character who gets entrapped and brought to justice for crimes against humanity. His nemesis is a thrill-seeking lesbian journalist.

Posted Thursday, January 8, 2004

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 861-4445 (voice)
(401) 490-6735 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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