Friday, December 9, 2016

LA Indie Film Festival & Screenplay Competition | Seeking Films, Web Series, Scripts and more!



LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
& SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Los Angeles, California - USA
March 2 to 12, 2017

10th LA Indie Film Festival & Screenplay Competition, a bi-annual event that invites filmmakers to the entertainment capital of the world by way of film, script, music video, or TV pilot. Over ten days all screenings and events unfold at LA Indie's Let Live Theater which regularly plays host to some of the most innovative cinematic, theatrical, and musical performances in the city.

LA Indie is also proud to welcome screenplays where one winning screenplay will receive a $1,000 USD cash award and two all-access festival passes. Multiple award opportunities are available in film categories including: Audience Choice Award, Best Actor, Best Music Video, and Best Animation. All taking place in the entertainment industry's backyard - it's a lively event for networking and the opportunities for recognition are bountiful.


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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 16, 2016 - Late Deadline

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
LA Indie provides a showcase for the best shorts, features, television pilots, web series, music videos, and animation in independent cinema.


MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The dual emphasis of LA Indie is to discover and promote great talents while also showcasing the works of well-known professionals and Hollywood stars. In previous years, the festival has boasted a "Casting Your Film" panel, an interracial 1890s Western, a retrospective of big-screen sex symbol Bettie Page, a feature-length reinterpretation of Macbeth, and a host of inspiring stories from around the globe. LA Indie is the partner festival to the well-established LA Comedy Film Festival.

Films, Web Series, Animation, Pilots, Screenplays, and TV Pilots are now being considered - qualify your project today!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition | Calling all Filmmakers and Screenwriters to submit!

NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL
& SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Nantucket, Massachusetts - USA

The 22nd Annual Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition (NFF), dedicated to the notion that the screenwriter's contribution is at the core of filmmaking. For six days in June, screenwriting and independent storytelling are celebrated with over 100 films screened (features and shorts) and through Signature Programs, making the NFF one of the most unique destination film festivals in the world. This summer getaway attracts VIP talents that are an integral part of festival programming meeting with filmmakers and cinema fans.

NFF is a standout on the festival circuit, selecting imaginative independent films that form a bond between the writer and the film-going audience. NFF fosters emerging screenwriters through our Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, awarding over $7,000 USD to writers of feature and short screenplays, plus original, unproduced television pilots. One outstanding female director will also have the opportunity to take home the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award which boasts a $5,000 cash prize. Audiences and invited guest alike rave about NFF's signature events, such as Late Night Storytelling, the All-Star Comedy Roundtable Presented by Ben Stiller, and staged readings of unproduced screenplays, culminating in the gala Screenwriters Tribute, which each year honors the careers of notable and distinguished screenwriters and storytellers.

Many visiting filmmakers have launched collaborations from their time spent in Nantucket. John Hamburg and Ben Stiller were first introduced at NFF; Hamburg then went on to write several screenplays for Stiller's production company. Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay award winner Sophie Barthes had the opportunity to connect with Paul Giamatti and introduce her winning script, Cold Souls. Giamatti agreed to star in the film, which was released to critical acclaim. Recently, Screenplay Competition winner Patrick Tobin earned a spot on The Black List for his script, Cake , which went on to be produced by and star Jennifer Aniston. Filmmakers seeking collaborating partners and next career moves have great potential while at NFF.


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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 12, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
NFF spotlights exceptional screenwriters and the craft of screenwriting in today's cinema.


MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Outstanding screenplays take the next step toward success with generous cash prizes made possible by The Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions; $5,000 USD for Feature Screenplay, $1,000 for Episodic Screenplay (60 Min), $1,000 for Episodic Screenplay (30 Min), and $500 for Short Screenplay. In addition, the Feature Screenplay winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Festival and a month-long residency at the unique Screenwriters Colony in October on Nantucket, where colonists are provided with a work station, transportation, cleaning, and chef services... and all they are asked to do is write.

Features, Shorts, Animation, Screenplays and TV Scripts are welcome for submission - submit your best work today!

Monday, December 5, 2016

11th Annual GI Film Festival Call for enteies


GI FILM FESTIVAL
Washington, D.C. - USA
The 11th Annual GI Film Festival (GIFF), a cinema showcase dedicated exclusively to honoring members of the Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy. A veritable "Sundance for the troops," GIFF preserves the courageous stories of American veterans and salutes the sacrifices of American GIs while acknowledging the warrior spirit around the globe. The fest all unfolds in the heart of America's capital city while also offering national exposure through regional events, a robust marketing apparatus, power-house media partnerships, and relationships with key distributors.

The festival offers an array of marketing and distribution opportunities, including events in Washington, DC and San Diego, California, and first-look deals with distributors such as The American Heroes Channel. The GI Film Festival also delivers a massive amount of media exposure for its films and filmmakers, earning over 100 million media and consumer impressions in 2016, including television coverage by all major network DC affiliates and robust coverage from the military and entertainment trades.

In 2017, GIFF will bring together filmmakers in the military genre with top industry film and television executives for the fest's inaugural Pitchfest. Each participating filmmaker will be given 90 seconds to pitch their ideas for new film and TV projects to GIFF's panel of expert judges in the hopes of being awarded a prize package and recognition within the industry. There is a reason why actor Michele Monaghan (Fort BlissTrue Detectives ) said GIFF was the "single most profound experience" of her entire career. In bringing together Hollywood celebrities, filmmakers, Members of Congress and top military leaders, GIFF provides a unique mix of experiences that are unforgettable and, at times, life altering.




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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 15, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Recent editions of GIFF have featured representation from Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount and SAG-AFTRA, each with a dedicated event - highlights include Honoring The Warrior Spirit, A Salute To Hollywood Patriots, GIFF Finance And Distribution Boot Camp, and Salute To Women In The Military. In 2015, the festival hosted the World Premiere of Ryan Little's film War Pigs which received the festival's "Best Action Feature" award along with national theatrical and digital distribution deal through Cindedigm. GIFF's 2015 award-winning narrative short film Day One, directed by military veteran Henry Hughes, received an Oscar nomination in 2016.

Films, Screenplays, Music Videos, and Video Games are being accepted now - 

check out the full slate of open categories today!