Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Ohio Independent

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1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 926-6166 (voice)

Web:
www.ohiofilms.com
Email:
ohiofilms@yahoo.com

Contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director

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Objective

Personal coverage and feedback from programmers and readers on your screenplay will be available to every screenplay entrant. Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio).

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

An entry form and and entry fee must accompany each entry. One entry fee puts your screenplays in all the categories to which it qualifies.

Awards

Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio). $500 each winner.

Ohio Independent

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1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 926-6166 (voice)

Web:
www.ohiofilms.com
Email:
ohiofilms@yahoo.com

Contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director

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Ohio Independent Film Festival

Contact

1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 926-6166 (voice)

Web:
www.ohiofilms.com
Email:
ohiofilms@yahoo.com

Contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director

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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Dorine Rivers

An interview with screenwriter Dorine Rivers regarding the Ohio Independent Writing Competition.

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

A: My thriller, What the Postman Knows, is about a Montana postman who must protect a mother and her two children from being murdered when he inadvertently blows their cover in the Witness Protection Program.

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 chose this particular contest because of the word "Independent." I felt if I placed well in the competition, perhaps independent producers would ask for the script and the movie would get made. I have had some interest already; I feel confident this one will see the silver screen.

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, the contest was run very professionally. Deadlines were met. I am still unclear as to what the awards consists of and how and when they will be received.

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

A: No feedback.

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

A: I think it always helps to be able to write "Winner of the Such-and-Such Contest, no matter how large or small the competition. I have not been contacted by any agents, managers or producers, but I have called them and have submitted my screenplay.

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

A: I have written four screenplays, and am in the process of writing my fifth, with plans to produce this current project. My screenplays have won numerous awards, and I plan on continuing to write; each one gets better than the one before.

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

A: No, I do not. I have no plans to move there, but will commute as frequently as needed.

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

A: Yes. It's a true story about 12 young men who get into drugs as teenagers, and one by one, they die of drug-related deaths until just a sole survivor is left. Will he die, too? This is an emotionally-packed project.

Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ohio Independent Film Festival

Contact

1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 926-6166 (voice)

Web:
www.ohiofilms.com
Email:
ohiofilms@yahoo.com

Contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director

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