Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Atlanta

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25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

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Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Objective

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 11/18/2021

Rules

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition is open to any writer from anywhere in the world.

Feature scripts and television scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). If the script is based on another person’s life, writer(s) must also attach a signed statement acknowledging and approving of adaptation.

No revisions or updated copies will be accepted once entry has been received.

Awards

Short Film Screenplay Winner

One winner will be chosen in the short film category. This winner will receive:
  • A cash prize of $250
  • Travel stipend and 2 nights of accommodation to the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival
  • A mentoring meeting with a short film filmmaker with extensive experience with production and the festival circuit, designed to give our winners the chance to sit down and talk about the next steps for their script and their career, and to develop what’s intended to be a lasting relationship with a like-minded and accomplished filmmaker.
  • An All Access Badge to the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival
  • The opportunity to take part in a staged reading of an excerpt of their winning screenplay during the Atlanta Film Festival, conducted by Atlanta SAG/SAG-Aftra actors, providing the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of a live audience that includes filmmakers and industry insiders.

Pilot Screenplay Winner

One winner will be chosen in the pilot category. This winner will receive:
  • A cash prize of $350
  • Travel stipend and 2 nights of accommodation to the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival
  • A mentoring meeting with a writer working in either the television or web series industry, designed to give our winners the chance to sit down and talk about the next steps for their script and their career, and to develop what’s intended to be a lasting relationship with a like-minded and accomplished filmmaker.
  • An All Access Badge to the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival
  • The opportunity to take part in a staged reading of an excerpt of their winning screenplay during the Atlanta Film Festival, conducted by Atlanta SAG/SAG-Aftra actors, providing the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of a live audience that includes filmmakers and industry insiders.

Feature Screenplay Winners

Three winners will be chosen in the feature film category. These winners will receive:
  • A cash prize of $500
  • Travel stipend and 3 nights of accommodation to the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival
  • Exclusive access to our annual Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriters Retreat. This intimate, invitation-only, and all-expenses paid program offers our winners the chance to meet industry professionals and workshop their screenplay in a scenic setting, designed to give our winners an extended opportunity to discuss next steps and to develop what’s intended to be long-lasting relationships with like-minded and accomplished filmmakers.
  • An All Access Badge to the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival
  • The opportunity to take part in a staged reading of an excerpt of their winning screenplay during the Atlanta Film Festival, conducted by Atlanta SAG/SAG-Aftra actors, providing the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of a live audience that includes filmmakers and industry insiders.

Atlanta

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web:
Click here
Email:
ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web:
Click here
Email:
ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Contest News

Atlanta Film Fest Announces Winning Screenplays

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) has announced the six screenwriters who will participate in the 2009 ATLFF Screenplay Retreat at the Margarget Mitchell House, November 13-15, 2009.

Grilled Cheese Virgin - Steven Arvanites
New York, NY
When a streetwise hooker and a devout pre-op tranny fry a grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary seared into the bread, one makes it a business opportunity while the other sees the relic as her salvation.

Gurus - Homa Mojtabai
Atlanta, GA
Priya and Samantha - desperate to maintain their posh lifestyles after being laid off - pretend that Priya is a famous Indian Yoga Guru to bilk wealthy Manhattanites.

Highway to Nowhere - Lanre Olabisi
New York, NY
Hector has a dream to re-unite his family after a two year absence. He must trek through the scorching Arizona desert to do so. Unfortunately for him, the desert is where dreams come to die.

Horror Comic - Stephen Hoover
Baton Rouge, LA In the 1950s the greatest threat to the United States is not global Communist expansion or nuclear annihilation. It's comic books.

The Jerusalem Syndrome - Caveh Zahedi
Brooklyn, NY
A metaphysical thriller about a writer who starts having inexplicable visions which lead him to suspect that he may have been the apostle Judas in a past life. He begins a quest to discover his hidden identity.

Wajda - Haifaa Al Mansour
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
A young girl innocently challenges the deep-rooted and traditional constraints of her conservative Saudi village through a desperate and hopeful attempt to attain a forbidden green bicycle.

Updated: 10/19/2009

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30302

Web:
Click here
Email:
ali@atlantafilmfestival.com

Contact: Ali Coad, Screenplay Programmer

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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