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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
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Objective

To recognize excellence in script writing of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird December 31, 2016 $35
Standard April 24, 2017 $40 27
Late May 8, 2017 $45 41

Festival: August 10th-13th, 2017

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Notification: July 1st, 2017

Rules

  • There is no restriction on when the script was written.
  • There is no restriction on submitting scripts that have won awards at other festivals.
  • You may submit your screenplay for a film that has already been produced or is in production.
  • Scripts must be written in English as their original language.
  • All submitters, whether accepted for an award or not, will receive 1 VIP pass to the event.
  • By submitting this script, you acknowledge that it is your own original work and you are authorized to submit it to competition.
  • The individual or corporation submitting this script shall indemnify and hold harmless The Indie Gathering from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

Awards

Awards up to 4th place in each category, as well as honorable mentions. Awards to attending winners include trophies, plaques and certificates. Best Overall Feature / Best Overall Short / Best Pilot or Series will each receive copies of Movie Outline 3.0 from Nuvotech, valued at $199.95 each. The top 12 feature scripts will receive listings on InkTip.

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Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Contact

5009 Storer Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Web: Click here
Email: ray@worldeonline.com

Contact: Ray Szuch

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter IanJazz Wilson

An interview with screenwriter IanJazz Wilson regarding the Indie Gathering Writing Competition.


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

A: The title of the screenplay is CRIMSON QUEEN.

This is the story of a businessman who wakes up in a forest with amnesia. When he makes his way home he finds that his girlfriend is gone and his house is empty and up for rent.

He goes through blackouts and flashbacks and begins to understand what led to his amnesia. Through these flashbacks he realizes that he has been involved in drug smuggling the criminals include his girlfriend who has taken his business from him. He then sets out to expose them and get revenge.

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

A: I was attracted to The Indie Gathering because it is a genuine "Live" festival, rather than an online festival. It also has a good reputation for networking.

Crimson Queen was also entered for a few other festivals and has placed in these, including winner for Action at the Summer Slam Festival.

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

A: Absolutely satisfied. It's a good festival.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: The overall project took about eight months. There were four rewrites after the first complete draft.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I use CELTX but also have Final Draft, which I find to be more complicated.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I work full-time but probably manage to write a few times a week. However, I make notes to myself and think about the script every day.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I'll typically write through it. But when there's a scene that I need to think through I'll let my mind consider it for a day or two. I will sometimes map out "what-if's" in a notebook and this tends to stimulate more creative writing.

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

A: I have an MBA and much of my career has been in business. However, I have traveled and lived in three continents and several different countries. I believe that helps with the writing process.

I have completed a second feature screenplay, Blue Monday, and a 20 minute short screenplay, Super 8, since Crimson Queen.

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

A: I am from Scotland but live in Nova Scotia. I would love to live in LA.

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

A: I am now outlining my third feature. It will be more of a thriller/horror story.

Posted Friday, October 30, 2015