FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

RIIFF/Rhode Island

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

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Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

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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

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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:
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Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

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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

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Screenplay Winners Announced for 8th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival

The eighth annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has announced the winners for this year’s Screenplay Competition. Over 160 screenplays were submitted from aspiring screenwriters all over the country and abroad.

The Grand Prize winner for 2004 is Brain Brawl by Kat Candler of Austin, Texas. The comedic screenplay follows a popular teenage girl whose world turns upside down when she transfers to an intense college preparatory school where nerds are at the top of the social heap and members of Brain Brawl, the academic decathlon team, are worshipped.

“We are very happy to honor Kat Candler for her screenplay,” said Tatiana Swancy, director of the RIIFF Screenplay Competition. “Brain Brawl is a hilarious and big-hearted comedy that delightfully twists typical teenage social hierarchy.”

“We received many excellent entries,” added George T. Marshall, the RIIFF Executive Director, “but Kat Candler’s script is remarkable for its ingenuity, genuine warmth, and unfailing humor.”

The RIIFF accepts feature-length screenplays on any subject matter and in any genre. A distinguished panel of industry professionals, screenwriters, and members of the general public judge the screenplays based on their creativity, innovation, vision, originality, and use of language.

The Grand Prize winner will be presented with an award at RIIFF’s Opening Night Gala in 2005. She will receive round-trip travel, accommodation at a bed and breakfast, and two-all access VIP passes to attend the Festival. She will be a guest at the Festival’s screenwriters workshop, ScriptBiz™ where select scenes from her script will be given a staged reading and is invited to attend the Festival’s MasterClass in Production, Take 1-2-3: Filmmaking with the Pros, on full scholarship.

In addition, the Grand Prize winner receives: development notes and a one-year database membership from Script P.I.M.P., a consulting firm founded by Sean McKittrick, producer of Donnie Darko; total script and query editing service, one-year website promotion, and placement in an e-newsletter from So You Wanna Sell A Script, Inc.; six-month website promotion of her script (including logline and synopsis) and logline magazine placement from InkTip.com; a one-year subscription to scr(i)pt magazine; and a copy of Final Draft version 6 software.

“The Screenplay Competition is an integral part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival,” continued Mr. Marshall.” It’s important to us to work with the screenwriter and to formally recognize the writer at the opening of each year’s Festival, giving the respect he or she deserves.”

The Grand Prize winner for 2003, Lance Hammer’s The Imperfect Cell, centered on the extraordinary relationship between a young, charismatic composer and a lonely, aging waiter. It is currently in production.

This year’s Screenplay Competition also awarded six other prizes to screenplays that exemplified high-quality, powerful storytelling. The winners are as follows.

Grand First Prize


Brain Brawl
Kat Candler, Austin, TX


Second Prize


The Hippodrome at Thunderbolt
Jane Arrowsmith Edwards, Gainesville, FL


Third Prize


The Ball Boy
Thomas J. Doyle Jr., Watertown, MA


Semi-Finalists


Cursed In Love
Leigh Medeiros, Coventry, RI


Mall Cop
Alfred Thomas Catalfo, Dover, NH


Honorable Mentions

Aurora
Wendy Bednarz, Brooklyn, NY


Lyrical
Carter Stewart, Mountain View, CA


Updated: 08/29/2004

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:
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Email:
info@film-festival.org

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

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