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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Email:
info@film-festival.org

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 $50 118
Regular May 15, 2021 $55 238
Late June 1, 2021 $75 255
Extended June 15, 2021 $75 269
Final July 15, 2021 $75 299

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

Contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director

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Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
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Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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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)
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Contest News

Rhode Island Film Fest Announces Screenplay Contest Winners

The Grand Prize in the 2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition will go to a scriptwriter with local roots.  Cranston, RI  native Joel Davis, along with his writing partner David C. Matthew, have won the Grand Prize in the contest for the screenplay “Last Flight of the Valkyrie”.

“Our judges loved the script,” commented Adam Short, manager of the screenplay contest.  “So it was pleasant surprise to learn that one of the writers had a local background.  There is a lot of film talent in Rhode Island, but it often doesn't receive the national recognition that it deserves.  Our Grand Prize will go a long way in helping to remedy this discrepancy.”

Screenplay judges poured through over 200 entries this year that came in from across the globe. Each submission was analyzed and scored according to a set of five criteria, including Characters, Dialogue, Setting, Plot, and Technique.  After much reading and deliberation among the judges, seven prizewinners were chosen.

“RIIFF is an internationally know festival, but recognizing our local talent is one of our top goals,” explained George T. Marshall, Executive Director of the film festival. “This year we have three writers- including the Grand Prize winner- with a connection to our state. It's very exciting.”

The 2007 prize winners are:

Grand Prize
"Last Ride of the Valkyrie” by Joel Davis and David C. Mathews
When Valhalla is destroyed, Thyvalla the Valkyrie must battle the evil deity, Loki, to retrieve the fabled Odinstone. Thyvalla's quest takes her to modern day Earth, where she meets a student of Norse mythology, who accompanies her back to the ruins of Valhalla to aid the Valkyrie in her epic struggle.


First Prize
“Dramatis Personae” by M. C. Brennan
A transgendered High School actor and the troubled new kid in town begin a scandalous love affair- pushing sexuality and gender to the breaking point to discover where acting ends and real love begins.

Second Prize
“The American Family” by Adam Moore
The husband of a U.S. President, miserable with his life in the White House, defies his wife's political  agenda and embarks on a cross-country journey to find his estranged teenage son.

GLBT Prize
“A Year at Sea” by T. Gates Councilor
A newly widowed woman discovers her teenaged son is gay.  Both struggle to overcome their own self-doubts and prejudices to repair their relationship.  Yet, tragedy and betrayal looms threatening to drive them apart forever.

Local Prize
“Kate  & Co.” by Scott Parrish and Chad Gilkison
Everyone in Bristol, Rhode Island knows Kate as a long lost relative trying to make a new start in this quaint, franchise free town.  But, would the town approve approve if they knew her true identity as the front-woman for Organic Hearth, a coffee conglomerate taking root in their backyard.

Honorable Mentions
“Salsa con Fusion” by Jonathan Newman
A spicy tale of love and Physics set in Puerto Rico.

Children of the Asylum” by Anthony Demmings
Set in the 1940's, a young, unwed woman from a prominent Newport family must decide whether to relinquish her baby to a local orphanage.

Prizes to be awarded to the winners are worth over $20,000 dollars in value and include: software from Final Draft, magazine subscriptions from
MovieMaker Magazine and Creative Screenwriting, web placement services from Inktip.com, listings from Sell-a-Script, and free passes to the 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival and ScriptBiz Screenwriter's Workshop. The Grand Prize winners will be flown to Providence to attend the 2008 ScriptBiz program, where actors will give scenes from her screenplay a live reading.

Updated: 10/10/2007

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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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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