FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ANNUAL
SPOTLIGHT ON RI SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Flickers seeking screenplays showcasing the spirit of Rhode Island
(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for its annual Spotlight on RI Screenplay Competition from November 1 to December 21. The Festival invites talented screenwriters from around the world to submit screenplays that focus on the spirit and character of Rhode Island.
“What a brilliant idea! This is a fantastic way to promote our natural resources and beautiful locations within the Ocean State while bringing out the best talent from screenwriters and filmmakers around the globe,” said Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office.
Scripts must be submitted by mail to 83 Park St., Suite 1, Providence, R.I. 02903. A filled out copy of the entry form, which can be downloaded here, (http://www.film-festival.org/pdf/2012_Spotlight_Screenplay_CompetitionEntryForm.pdf) must be submitted along with the script.
Entries may be: a feature film (max. 130 pages), movie of the week (max. 100 pages), or television pilot (max. 40 pages), and must be in standard industry formats. Scripts may be in any genre, present day or historic period. Adaptations of novels/books are not acceptable unless submitted by the author. Writers must also supply a log line and short synopsis.
Finalist scripts will be read and judged by industry professionals: Steven Feinberg (RI Film Office Director & screenwriter), Kevin Esch (Ph.D.), Michelle Meek (MFA, Emerson College), Paul Brighton (writer and director of Brilliant Mistakes), and the Kevin and Matthew McManus (directors of Funeral Kings). They are looking for original well-crafted stories with commercial potential where the state of Rhode Island is a true character in the story.
The winning screenplay will be placed in the hands of producers and industry professionals who have the power to take the script to full-scale production. The winner will also be promoted to the film & television industry by the Rhode Island Film Office and FLICKERS, as well as receiving an all-access RIIFF pass for 2013 including the ScriptBiz Screenwriters Workshop.
The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2012.
This year’s winner will be chosen at the end by January 2013 and will receive an award at The Oscar® Experience: Providence (formerly Oscar Night® America) on February 24, 2013.
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 12 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 75 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.
For more information about this year’s festival www.rifilmfest.org