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RIIFF Screenplay Competition

Deadline Entry Fee
June 01, 2003 $35
Award: Valued at $5,000
Other Awards/Prizes: Grand Prize includes air, hotel, plus a slew of other items including computer software. Screenplays will be judged by a jury of distinguished panel of industry professionals, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner will have segments of the work produced during the Master Class on Production which features the participation of a noted director. In addition to this production, which will premiere during the closing night of the Festival, a public reading with local actors will take place. The reading will be videotaped and a tape will be presented to the winner along with the fully produced excerpt from the Master Class. 
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.
Notification Date:  September 01, 2003

Eligibility: Open to anyone.
Rules:  
Screenplays must be standard feature film length (90-130 pages) and standard U.S. format only. 
Entering Procedure: 
  • Screenplays must have a title page which includes only the title. The applicant's name should not appear on the cover or any other page of the screenplay. Judges will not be aware of the entrant's name. 
  • Entry must include an application. Keep a copy of your completed application form for reference. 
    For confirmation that we received your entry, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. 
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant provided separate applications and submission fees accompany each entry. 
  • The Festival is not responsible for screenplays lost or damaged in transit. 
  • Screenplays will not be returned. Please make a copy of your screenplay for your files.
Web Address: http://www.film-festival.org
Contact & E-mail: George T. Marshall
Contact Title: Executive Director
Organization: RIIFF Screenplay Competition
P.O. Box 162
Newport, RI 02840
United States
Phone: 401.861.4445
Fax: 401.847.7590
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