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Call For Entries - 19.95 Script Entry Fee - 5000 in Awards

Post your script online. Get feedback. Win awards.

Screenwriters post their scripts online for a limited time low entry fee of only $19.95. Members review and critique the scripts. Highest script from the member votes and judges votes win awards valued over $5000. Sponsored awards include: Great American Pitchfest -- pitching to 0ver 100 execs! Robert McKee's Story Seminar, Inktip, Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, Movie Outline, software and consultations and more!

Free to register on our community and check it out! Free to post loglines, synopses, short scripts, trailers and more into our free monthly contests to win awards!

www.ScreenplayFest.com

Final deadline for this contest is August 18th.  We have further contests throughout the year but the enty fee will be higher.

Logline Movie Idea Contest -- FREE -- Win Awards -- Call For Entries

Post your logline / movie idea online. Get feedback and reviews. Win awards. Completely FREE to submit!

ScreenplayFest.com welcomes filmmakers, screenwriters, executives, and anyone with a movie idea! Free to register and submit on our website. Submit free loglines, synopses, movie trailers, short scripts -- start your own blog, submit movie reviews, befriend members from your area, discuss topics, and more!

Win monthly awards from our sponsors: top script consultant Wendy Kram fro LA4HIRE, Inktip, Great American Pitchfest, Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, Robert McKee, Movie Outline, and more!

 

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Seen & Heard Film Festival

See another side of the picture, hear the rest of the tale.

Seen & Heard was launched in Sydney in 2009 as a non-profit film festival by Lucy Randall with the view to promote women’s filmmaking and bring to light industry prejudices that may not be so clear to the consumer.

At that time, a woman had never won an Academy Award for Best Director (and only three females had ever been nominated in the entire history of The Oscars). Nobody talked about the absence of women in production roles in mainstream media. 

Female filmmakers, particularly in Australia, have long campaigned for their place in film as activists and as film collectives. Over the course of the festival's lifetime, both industry and media are slowly sitting up and taking more notice of these issues too. It is clear, though, that wider cultural change remains a distant goal.

According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film,

"Women comprised 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 (U.S.) grossing films of 2013. This figure represents a decrease of two percentage points from 2012.

In 2013, women accounted for 6% of (U.S.) directors. If foreign films in the top 250 are included, this figure increases to 8%. In other roles, women comprised 10% of writers, 15% of executive producers, 25% of producers, 17% of editors, and 3% of cinematographers."

The dramatic under-representation of female filmmakers inevitably leads to a dearth in solid female characterisation as well. Female characters remained dramatically under-represented as protagonists, major characters, and speaking (major and minor) characters in the top grossing films of 2013. Again, the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film reveals in their most recent report:

"On-screen female presence remains abysmal. In 2013, females accounted for 15% of protagonists, 29% of major characters, and 30% of all speaking characters. Female characters were younger than their male counterparts and were more likely than males to have an identifiable marital status. Further, female characters were less likely than males to have clearly identifiable goals or be portrayed as leaders of any kind."

Further disadvantages in the film industry exist for women of colour, non-cis women, queer women, women from low-income backgrounds, and women with disabilities.

It is not hard to see that the lack of any type of women in the film industry is an impoverishment to our culture, one that can only be rectified once we recognise that the dramatic under-representation of women amongst both cast & crew is a problem.

For the first time this year, Melbourne audiences are invited to join us in taking that small, but necessary, step towards female filmmakers being both Seen & Heard. We promote the message that films made by women are not just for women: they are wonderfully rich films that should be seen by everyoneTrust us, you're in for an exciting program of films that are as diverse as they are visually stunning.

We look forward to seeing you at ACMI from November 13 - 16.

L Europe autour de l Europe

 

L’Europe autour de l’Europe is a month-long festival of art and author film from countries throughout Europe, held in Paris since 2006. The Festival presents both contemporary films and classics, films that formed the bedrock of the national cinemas of the Greater Europe. 

The festival shows feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, new media and experimental films. Nine recently produced films (unreleased in France) compete for the Prix Sauvage – a statuette of a dancing wolf and money award, given by the jury composed of the eminent European film artists and professionals (Krzysztof Zanussi, Pierre-Henri Deleau, Bob Swaim, Jean Douchet, Jean-François Lepetit ...) for the best film as a work of art. With the ambition to stimulate the renewal of the European film production and emerging European talents, the Festival places professional encounters in the heart of its politics. In addition to screenings, it presents master classes and panel discussions with filmmakers and prestigious guests from throughout Europe: Henning Carlsen, Neil Jordan, Jonas Mekas, Marta Meszaroz, Kira Muratova, Stephen Rea, Pierre Rissient, Sergey Selyanov, Jim Sheridan, Jos Stelling, Istvan Szabo, Jan Troell, Agnès Varda were among the guests.

 

10th edition will take place from March 16 to April 15, 2015. Our call for entry is open until December 15, 2014.

 

Quotes from the Earth

“Quotes from the Earth” has been the first of its kind in the Indian capital since 2004. This being the sixth, the environmental film festival aims at providing a discursive platform to highlight environmental challenges faced by people at the national and international level through films, which happen to be one of the most powerful medium of communication and discussion.

It also goes beyond viewing films. A panel discussion gathering eminent academicians, vibrant activists, media persons and filmmakers is planned every afternoon on the issues.

Since its inception the focus and aim of the film festival has been of awareness creation and is strictly non-commercial.

Faversham Film Festival

The Faversham Film Festival is a genre-independent festival of high-quality shorts and features.  It offers industry and press accreditation and also sells tickets to screenings and events.

International Green Culture Festival "Green Fest"

International Green Culture Festival GREEN FEST is an inclusive event, dedicated to ecological and environmental issues, which, with the use of educational and artistic programs, activities and products aims to enhance the culture of living in accordance with “green” values. 

Belgrade’s GREEN FEST is a unique event in the region of South East Europe that binds environmental and cultural activities through film screenings, workshops, lectures, debates, exhibitions and innovations which are shaping this festival into the form that connects and brings together people of all professions and ages. 

Program of Festival is divided on three parts:  
GREEN SCREEN – International environmental film program,
GREEN FIELD – International education program
GREEN SQUARE – International exhibition program

Festival organizer: ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT CENTRE 
www.cuzs.org

Mestre Film Fest

From 17 to 18 October 2014, the Candiani Cultural Center is playing host to the Mestre Film Fest, the international short film festival now in its seventeen year and as always, with exciting new initiatives. Working with the Candiani is the Circuito Cinema and Office of Youth Policies and Peace of the City of Venice, UNICEF, Cinit Cineforum Italiano, Friends of the Arts in Mestre and Lions Club Mestre Castelvecchio. The new feature this year is from the world of production, the support of IMG Cinemas, and the new multiplex in Piazzale Candiani by the Furlan family, the storied operators of urban movie houses.

The films must fall into one of the following categories:

Short Stories Section

Short films running no longer than 15' (including the titles and the acknowledgements) are eligible, regardless of the topic (documentary, fiction, videoclip, etc.) shot on any format.

Video-For-Kids Section

Videos for kids made by under-18 filmmakers or by any grade level school are eligible. The film can be shot on any format, but it must not run more than 10' (including the titles and the acknowledgements).

The criteria for evaluating the videos will consider the film’s effectiveness in achieving educational and visual goals and conciseness.

The UNICEF - Veneto Regional Committee - will award a prize or honourable mention to works that best meet the inspirational principles of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

Special juries will make a preliminary selection of the submitted works. The juries have the final discretion to disqualify from the competition works considered violent, racist, pornographic or otherwise objectionable.

Phoenix FearCON VI

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The Phoenix FearCON VI
November 1st and 2nd 2014
at the Fear Farm
99th Avenue and McDowell
Phoenix Arizona
Contact: Chris McLennan Festival Director
602-399-9500
director@phoenixfearcon.com
 


FearCON is Arizona's largest independent horror event - feeding the fear since 2006
Taking place in November, it's a mashup of a independent horror film festival, mixed in with sideline entertainment, celebrity guests signing autographs and taking pics with fans, panel discussions with film makers, film distribution companies,flashmobs, Department of Zombie Defense military exercises, Caskets and Hearses on display, workshops with Special FX artists, Zombie choreographers, Zombie Runway Fashion shows, live musical entertainers, freak show artists, vendors of every kind of horror themed item on the planet.

The Phoenix FearCON has announced that FearCON is partnering with two of the largest Haunted Attractions in Arizona: The Fear Farm and 13th Floor Haunted House
What this means is that on the last weekend in October - Starting on October 31st through November 2nd 2014, the grounds where Fear Farm is located (99th Avenue & McDowell), will be home to the largest haunted event/festival/convention/film festival ever.

 This year we have two new events premiering:
The Ms FearCON Beauty Pageant - sponsored by Beautiful Monstrosity Magazine
The Monster Soccer Championships - sponsored by Advision Media

FearCON originally started out in 2006 as the Phoenix Fear Film Festival, showcasing local and international independent horror films from a small art gallery. We have since grown to a large theater and have been a vanguard event, dedicated to strengthening the general understanding of the Horror genre film culture by providing audiences independent, cutting‐edge, original films - and authentic representations of Horror.

Through time the festival has evolved to include a wider variety of horror genres for audiences to enjoy, all of which portray a different aspect of terror along with an atmosphere dedicated to the horror movie fan, including special musical presentations, special effects demonstrations, panel discussions, Q&A with cast and crew, fashion shows and more. To reflect these changes and highlight the festival’s evolution, the name of the festival has been changed to “Phoenix FearCON”

The 2014 Phoenix FearCON VI Film Festival will provide a significant opportunity for audiences to come and see what independent Horror is all about from different perspectives and reflect.
Cinema is a bridge that connects us all. The committee members and volunteers have a passion and energy dedicated to this event. Although the festival is still young, it is supported by its members with
unlimited potential. We hope to continue this event, not only for 2014, but for the coming years as well.

We hope to uncover new talent in the Horror film industry through this festival, and to develop and grow together.

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