PROMOTION, PUBLICITY, MARKETING. purposes. Any entries submitted or payments postmarked after the extended online, you must do so through FilmFreeway or Coverfly. RULES & LICENSING AGREEMENT Please read and understand the The 23rd Fargo Film Festival will be held March 21-25, 2023. With the aim of recognizing both award-winning veteran filmmakers and up-and-coming emerging talent, the festival gives a platform for all and works to promote its participating filmmakers and writers through various media outlets and partners. all of its attorneys' fees and all other costs related to such a legal Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, a two-time winner of the Palme d'Or, will be jury president at this year's Cannes Film Festival in May, organisers announced on Tuesday. distribution or a Richmond premiere prior to the 2022 RIFF. (Horror/Thriller/Fantasy, Drama/Family, Comedy, Action/Adventure). If it is in public domain, it is eligible for the contest. If selected as Official Selection, most festival venues require a DCP with a Blu-Ray back up and you will be notified as to what formats will be accepted for your respective venue. The competition is not responsible for submitted materials that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit. FINALIST: Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Contest SEMIFINALIST: Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenwriting Competition FINALIST: Silent River Feature Screenplay Competition FIRST RUNNER-UP: New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Contest RUNNER-UP: Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards Over the six days, the festival also provides a series of industry panels, the FLOW Collective conference, industry mixers, Q & As, fellowship programs, red carpet parties, and more than 25 music performances, all of which usher the spirit of Hollywood into the beautiful historic city of Richmond, Virginia. Outstanding, Marley! INDEMNIFICATION. Festigious Los Angeles is a film festival and screenwriting competition dedicated to busting down walls for aspiring film pros, promoting up-and-coming filmmakers worldwide, and achieving gender equality in the filmmaking and scriptwriting industries. Please submit your film or screenplay via our FilmFreeway page: what formats will be accepted for your respective venue. Known as the Writers Festival since its inception 26 years ago, Austin Film Festival focuses on storytellers. All preview media must be labeled with your RIFF is well known for its annual mandate that at least 97 percent of its festival line-up comes from submissions. All entrants must submit their entry form and payment online then submit your film or script electronically through the submission site. The Scholastic Entertainment Fellowship For Kids And Family Content Award is a new category within Austin Film Festival's Script Competition, open to feature scripts that are kid-friendly or tailored for a family audience. Failure to adhere to these guidelines or including email address. The Cannes Film Festival has appointed Swedish director and two-time Palme d'Or winner Ruben stlund as jury president for its upcoming 76th edition, running from May 16 to 27. or Courier Final Draft (please no exceptions). We were thrilled to be included in this festival and honoured to receive an award. It was a great opportunity to be present at the festival. The showcase also offers feedback via PDF markup. If selected as a winner, it is up to the winners to split the prize money equally between them. Following that, fellows are invited onto the ISA Development Slate for support from the Development Team for an entire year. In this case, we require that the filmmaker please notify the festival as soon as the film learns of the distribution deal or public screening within the 60 mile limit of Richmond. RIFF is the premiere festival on the east coast with 6 days of film, special guests, panels, industry mixers, writing workshops, and pitch sessions. Luther: The Fallen Sun. This winner will receive: A cash prize of $250. Richmond, Virginia 23221 project to the Richmond International Film Festival, I acknowledge that I have A highly recommend festival If a project was completed earlier, it may still be submitted, however, projects that meet the completion date requirement may receive priority consideration. Street, #605, Richmond, VA 23221. free entry into all festival events: Top script in each of the main four genres All preview media must be labeled with your entry number, film title, running time, and personal contact information including email address. There is no better feeling than completing a draft of a script. project was completed earlier, it may still be submitted however projects that The Legacy Award, Pioneer Award and Founders Award are additional recognition awards given each year by the festival's founder. Non-English language films must have English subtitles. The festival is not responsible for withholding any taxes or FilmFreeway (films and screenplays) or Coverfly (screenplays) on or before the Grand Jury Winners (Screenplays) - This is awarded to the overall best feature screenplay and best short screenplay. did an incredible job hosting, organizing and planning. DISPUTE RESOLUTION; GOVERNING LAW; FORUM. Submissions may not be withdrawn once completed, and entry fees are non-refundable. Filmmakers, Caretakers, RIFF is an absolutely There are endless script competitions for every genre and every experience level. All the communication with the festival was easy and efficient and even remotely it was a really brilliant experience being involved - thanks for having us !! Entrant expressly acknowledges and agrees that the Richmond International Film Festival shall be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief (an "Injunction") to restrain, prevent or enjoin any breach by a contestant under this film contest, and the contestant hereby waives any right to notice of any action or proceeding for an Injunction and consents to and accepts entry of an Injunction in any court which may have jurisdiction in connection therewith. be exposed to a network of influential third parties and Jurors, but such third *The festival reserves the right to alter the dates at its own discretion due to seen or unforeseen reasons such as COVID-19 or other necessary reasons. KOSHER NOSTRA is currently a Grand Jury Nominee for Best TV Pilot Script at the Richmond International Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition! Short and feature films must not be shown within 60 miles of . Congratulations to the 2022 winners! The overall winner will also receive a $5,000 cash prize. An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor cutting edge filmmakers, the festival welcomes films of all genres and niches (features & shorts) plus music videos and episodic projects. Price: $47 - $87. The American Zoetrope screenplay competition offers the top 10 finalists the opportunity for representation by William Morris Endeavor, CAA, The Gersh Agency, Exile Entertainment, ICM, Oasis Media, UTA, The Radmin Company, Prolific Entertainment, Energy Entertainment, and Dontanville/Frattaroli. RIFF does not attest to or guarantee the validity of any Coming Attractions. 2022 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Now Open This year's deadlines. amount of story contexts and ideas, and in no way is RIFF or The Moving Image If a screenplay becomes optioned or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the festival judging period, the applicant must notify us and that entry will no longer be eligible for an award. mailing, you must include your submission entry number, film title, and contact Focus international film festival Oct 2022 Best film Trailer . In addition to many annual top honor film awards in each category, each year the festival awards outstanding merit competition platforms for select films that highlight social change and create awareness through the use of film. It is the filmmaker and writer's responsibility to keep The team behind the festival is dedicated to highlighting the best in independent TV from around the world and premiering it in front of an audience of industry talent and an engaged local audience. Get a FREE month of Scriptation Industry Pro! Flickers' Annual Screenplay Competition Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival P.O. SCREENPLAY COMPETITION CATEGORIES: Feature Screenplays Short Screenplays TV Pilots: 1/2-Hour or One-Hour DEADLINES: Super Earlybird: May 31, 2022 Earlybird: July 31, 2022 Regular: September 30, 2022 Late: November 30, 2022 Extended: December 31, 2022 AWARDS AND PRIZES: All Access Badges are provided for the Official Selection. ISA flies undiscovered screenwriters to LA to meet with and be mentored by eight top industry executives. best short screenplay. Please label the outside of your package: FOR PREVIEW ONLY NO Dismiss. Over $7 million in screenplays and pilots have been sold by competition finalists since 1999. festival, you understand that if selected as Official Selection, the festival Evaluation of the year [ edit ] In his article highlighting the best movies of 2021, Richard Brody of The New Yorker said, "From an artistic perspective, 2021 has been an excellent . RIFF accepts film and all related submissions that have not been distributed publicly or shown in a public setting within 60 miles from Richmond, Virginia. may be submitted up until midnight Eastern Time on the final or extended Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions If a work in progress, please also notate that in your cover letter on the submission. Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Entry Fee: $25-$90 Deadlines: June 4 - November 12 Atlanta Film Festival screenplay competition mentor James Ponsoldt Three winners in the feature category will receive $500, but the real prizes here are golden networking and mentorship opportunities. This is our mission. trophy at the annual red carpet awards. RIFF, one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, brings cutting edge film & music to the beautiful historic city of Richmond, Virginia. If Should an entrant win an award at RIFF, they will receive the award when present at the annual red carpet awards. A-list companies and various other agents and producers we work with, plus Festival Rules, Guidelines, & Licensing Agreement. through your submission. Apply to meet virtually with literary managers, agents, and producers. With the support of ScreenCraft, former winners and finalists have been hired to write film and television by Netflix, Apple TV+, ABC, The CW, Amazon, FX, NBC, USA, Hulu, and more. THEATRICAL SCREENINGS. Address: Richmond International Film Festival, 3126 W. Cary Street, #605, Richmond, VA 23221. About RIFF All other formats will be disqualified. The festival also has a no refund policy on submissions and ticketing purchases. Nice and interesting festival!!! The winning screenplay selection receives honors during the same week of the film festival. 2022) - Richmond International Film Festival - FINALIST (March, 2022) IndieBoom Film + Music Festival . Commonwealth of Virginia (without regard to the conflicts of law provisions logline, trailer, and the Grand Jury results for publicity and promotional - This is awarded to the overall best feature screenplay and All ticket sales and proceeds are property of the Richmond A-list companies and various other agents and producers we work with, plus rules & licensing agreement will result in disqualification and forfeiture Unless otherwise stated herein, this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia (without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof), and the contestant hereby submits to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Richmond County, Virginia. These awards are given to a writer or filmmaker who best utilizes film as a medium to create awareness, social impact/change, or bring a unique perspective to any one topic. All entrants must submit their entry form and payment online then submit your film or script electronically through the submission site. I worked on it for 4-5 months in 2020, and then spent another 3-4 months finishing it in 2022. We will accept collaborative writing work, however, each writer must fill out and electronically sign the online entry application and release form. Your preview material will not be returned, so please do not send master copies. Gracie Marcellus won the Merit Award for Best Virginia Teleplay at the Richmond International Film Festival 2022 screenwriting competition. The Richmond International Film Festival may provide, though not obligated, applicants contact information and submitted work to any interested parties, and turn all remaining correspondence over to you. completed within 18 months of the current festival date are given priority. When possible, please include your full press kit electronically through your submission. 3126 W Cary St, # 605 Richmond, VA 23221 One of the largest international competitive film fests in the Mid Atlantic. Individual merit awards are given and include Best Director, Best Actress/Best Actor, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music/Score, Best Casting, and the annual Rising Star Award. screenplay becomes optioned or purchased between the time of submission and the A mentoring meeting with a short film filmmaker with extensive experience with production and the festival circuit, designed to give our winners . And after all of that work, and plenty of revisions, where do you send your script? Applicant (s) indemnify and hold harmless The Richmond International Film Festival, its judges, The Moving Image Xchange LLC, affiliates, staff, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on stories or films submitted to the Richmond International Film Festival. DCP and BLU-RAY SCREENERS. Submissions may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced that is not already in public domain. Three prize-winners are selected each year. Should an entrant win an award at RIFF, they will receive the Should a film get a distribution deal or be shown within the 60 mile limit prior to RIFF's festival dates, the film will be disqualified from premiering at the Richmond International Film Festival. If youre looking to get your script in front of literally thousands of Hollywood professionals, look no further than the Scriptation Showcase. Richmond, VA prior to its festival screening date. ", Richmond is a thriving arts, food, and craft brewery hub in the US, and has been consistently voted one of the best places for moviemakers to work and live in the country along with one of the top places for indie filmmakers to shoot their projects (Moviemaker Magazine). Recently, Gold Mountain - The Way Home, Mr. Sun's new film about Chinese immigrants to the United States, won the Best Screenplay Award at the Richmond International Film Festival, and. Apply to have fees for submissions to top programs on Coverfly waived. VIEW THE 2022 FILM GUIDE AND SCHEDULE NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM SELECTION (more TBA) . If a screenplay becomes optioned or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the festival judging period, the applicant must notify us and that entry will no longer be eligible for an award. In addition, RIFF awards: Grand Jury Winners (Film) - This is awarded to the overall best feature film and short film. INDEMNIFICATION. hospitable, organized staff. are responsible for their own personal travel and accommodation expenses, We were honored to be part of the SXSW of the mid-Atlantic. Please check appropriate length entry upon checkout and ensure you submit your project in the correct category. information. The Virginia Screenwriting Competition was established in 1988 as an opportunity for Virginia writers to have their work read and evaluated. This award acknowledges the efforts of those who are leveraging film to solve real community issues. Selection (up to 2 complimentary badges to features and 1 to shorts). of an entry fee and/or eligible prize. They accept feature film scripts in seven distinct genres The 2023 Screenplay Prize Package . The first round of judging is by judges from within the state who each select one or two scripts to be finalists in the competition. An award of $1,000 is given to each of the winners without rank as part of the Virginia Film Festival, held in Charlottesville in the fall. 2023 Virginia Film Office. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). . Major screenwriting contests boast huge cash prizes and the potential to get your script optioned, but you could get lost in a sea of submissions. payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal. If the script is based on a true story, it should be noted on the title page. and on track. VSF offered members wonderful opportunities to learn and grow in 2022 that included masterclasses, a new national screenplay contest, expanded critique sessions and an inaugural short film showcase. RIFF, one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, brings cutting edge film & music to the beautiful historic city of Richmond, Virginia. FESTIVAL EVENTS & ATTENDANCE Screening, networking, educational and industry events to take place at the historic Byrd Theatre, Bowtie Movieland and Criterion Cinemas and other venues throughout Richmond, Virginia. PROMOTION, PUBLICITY, MARKETING. stlund's jury All film projects must have been completed after September 1, 2020 After improving their draft, writers can opt to get additional notes from their script consultant or submit a finalized draft. All entrants are highly encouraged to attend the festival. Recently, Gold Mountain - The Way Home, Mr. Sun's new film about Chinese immigrants to the United States, won the Best Screenplay Award at the Richmond International Film Festival, and. expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and Additional top genre winners are awarded certificates in each main category. other formats will be disqualified. If entering the festival, you understand that if selected as Official Selection, the festival has the right to screen your project during the festival. thereof), and the contestant hereby submits to the jurisdiction of the state Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the story, it should be noted on the title page. mail. Your preview material will not be returned, so please do not send master copies. Final exhibition exports must be in a DCP format for all theatres. RIFF reserves the right to extend the entry deadline. The Virginia Screenwriting Competition was established in 1988 as an opportunity for Virginia writers to have their work read and evaluated. meet the completion date requirement will receive priority consideration. in public domain. While impacted with postponements the first two years, we were thrilled to be able to bring a full festival for our audiences the last two years. Exceptions: Due to the pandemic, we have been more lenient on completion dates. the correct category. (Screenplays)- This is awarded to the overall best feature screenplay and includes a 'first look' clause, an option, or any other quid pro quo involving All pilots are judged by top-tier industry professionals, including writers and show creators. In addition to producing RIFF, she is the President & Executive Director of the RIFF Arts Institute, Founder of the Media Industry Xchange & FLOW Collective, Co-Founder of the Creative World Awards, and past President of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA), the leading advocacy organization responsible for bolstering film and developing crew and talent across the Commonwealth of Virginia. entry number, film title, running time, and personal contact information and all of the festivals industry panels and networking receptions. AFF filmmakers gain access to the. - IMDb user rating: 7.3. proceeding. are non-refundable. Xchange LLC responsible not now or in the future of borrowing or stealing from All pilots are judged by top-tier industry professionals, including writers and show creators. The festival itself was If the script is based on a true story, it should be noted on the title page. Dedicated to the screenwriter's journey, the PAGE Screenwriting Competition was created to help those talented writers outside of Hollywood break into the industry. THEATRICAL SCREENINGS. It's pretty heady for a former high school dropout who was changed by the military. Your preview material will not be returned, so please do not Do not send printed media kits or other marketing material via mail. well-organized & daily emails and social media posts kept everyone engaged All winners are responsible for their own U.S. income tax withholding. The Richmond International Film Festival named "Night Heat" a semifinalist in its 2019 script competition. All entrants understand and agree that there are a diverse amount of story contexts and ideas, and in no way is RIFF or The Moving Image Xchange LLC responsible not now or in the future of borrowing or stealing from an idea, copy written concept, or storyline from an entry. Onward to more enriching and innovative possibilities in 2023! an idea, copy written concept, or storyline from an entry. Cottonwood Premiere: The Wrecking Crew. affiliates, staff, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from Works in progress are accepted at the time of entry, however, a final must be uploaded to FilmFreeway no later than the final entry deadline and an email must be sent to our office alerting us at info@richmondfilmfestival.com. And, their scripts will be considered for film option and development by leading production companies, including: American Zoetrope, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Entertainment, Paramount Classics, Lionsgate, and more. PRAZINBURK RIDGE is a 10-min, single-artist real-time animated film based on real events of the First World War. The 2022 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition is devoted to finding the best screenplays from around the world and offering their authors the opportunity to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime writing workshop and mentorship program with professionals in the industry." Additional Awards (Screenplays) - The following receives heavy industry promotion to A-list companies and various other agents and producers we work with, plus receive an award certificate if present at the annual red carpet awards, and free entry into all festival events: Top script in each of the main four genres (Horror/Thriller/Fantasy, Drama/Family, Comedy, Action/Adventure). get featured for one year in Scriptation, the Emmy Award winning app used on countless productions worldwide. Best Documentary Feature: TIE: Of Medicine and Miracles and Mama Bears. I really wanted to attend this event. As a producer and director, Waters can be seen working behind the scenes in a variety of film and music projects, but is also known to be a strong promoter and developer of other creatives. Exciting news from Flathead Lake International Cinemafest! Those and other honorary and competitive awards . eedback via PDF markup. Please check appropriate length entry upon checkout and ensure you submit your project in the correct category. A variety of guest speakers may screen and discuss their own films and offer career insights, and a final pitch event offers further opportunity for individualized feedback and discussion with industry executives. The Sundance Writers Lab works more like a development incubator than a competition. By submitting your entry to the Richmond International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree to be bound by these terms. All ticket sales and proceeds are property of the Richmond International Film Festival. 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