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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

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7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

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Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
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Objective

We want to see the best short screenplays from around the globe.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird August 31, 2017 $30
Regular October 27, 2017 $40
Extended November 24, 2017 $55 4
Final Late December 18, 2017 $70 28

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Rules

Here are the terms:
  • I hereby submit the Screenplay voluntarily, on an unsolicited basis, and not in confidence.
  • I represent and warrant that I own the Screenplay, free of claims or encumbrances.
  • Screenplay is less than 25 pages
  • I have read, understand, and comply with the rules and regulations of the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Search
  • The material that I have submitted is mine, I have exclusive rights to the material, and the material is original to me.
  • I understand that the copy of the Screenplay I have submitted will not be returned to me, and that I have retained a copy for my own use.
  • I understand and agree that the burden of securing copyright or WGA registration for my screenplay lies entirely with me. (Phoenix Film Festival recommends that screenplays be registered with the WGA-web address here)
  • I agree to hold the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL, The PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION, and any of its partners, sponsors or affiliates harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims or third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any screenplays, plots, characters, or ideas submitted to PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL or on any screenplays, film or material developed out of those screenplays, plots, characters, or ideas.
  • I agree to allow the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL and its affiliates to use my screenplay and my work and name for the use of promoting the Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search and the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL including my likeness and representation into perpetuity.
  • If I am chosen to be a winner of the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Search, I will need to supply the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL with a JPEG headshot photograph and make myself available for all press opportunities regardless of size, medium or market to help publicize the screenplay competition and the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL.

Awards

1st place is $250 and 2 VIP Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival ($800 value)

Prize packs are also award to 2nd and 3rd place

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 513-3195 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director
MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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MovieBytes Interview: Jane Applegath

An interview with Jane Applegath regarding the Arizona Writing Competition.

Q: Who sponsors this contest, and what is their background in the industry? When was the contest founded?

A: The Arizona Screenplay Challenge, presented by the Phoenix Film Festival and IFP Phoenix was founded in 2001. For the past five years our contest sponsors have included: Final Draft, Script, Inktip.

Q: What role do you play personally in the adminstration of the contest?

A: As director of the screenplay challenge for the past four years I administer all aspects of the competition including the recruitment, management and/or festival relations of our sponsors, our production/management partners, our special VIP judges and attending festival guests, reader coordinator, web page content, marketing and advertising.

Q: Have any of the winning scripts from the contest been sold or produced?

A: Cathleen A. McCarthy’s romantic comedy “Oh, Bother!” won first place in the 2005 Arizona Screenplay Challenge and is currently in development with a major Hollywood production company. She is currently represented by the William Morris agency.

Q: Who judges the early rounds of the competition? What are their qualifications? Who judges the final rounds?

A: Experienced writers, readers and/or filmmakers conduct early-round judging of all submitted screenplays. Every screenplay is read and scored in areas including but not limited to: format/structure, writing style, character, dialogue, plot/premise and cinematic potential. Our Final Judging Panel consists of industry experts, including but not limited to WGA members and industry producers/managers and/or writers.

Q: Do the early-round judges read the entire script, or do they stop after a certain number of pages?

A: The entire script is read through on the first round of early-round judging.

Q: Are the judges looking for any specific type of script? Are scripts of a certain genre more likely to do well?

A: All genres and budgets are welcome.

Q: What do you do promote your winning writers, and to publicize their scripts?

A: All winning writer’s scripts and contact information are forwarded to our Production/Management partners, including but not limited to: LIONSGATE FILMS, JARET ENTERTAINMENT, ENERGY ENTERTAINMENT, CINELIFE PRODUCTIONS & FOREMOST FILM’S JEFF BELKIN. As well, all winning writers are listed on the Phoenix Film Festival website and Inktip.com.

Q: What advice can you offer to writers entering your contest?

A: No matter what the genre, write well and write great. By that I mean have a unique voice that conforms to your story’s genre and solid three-act structure and your script is sure to be a winner!

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2006