Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kick Off to 2010 Screenwriting Competition and Pitch

Once a writer has finished writing a motion picture screenplay, images of the completed film are already swimming in front of their eyes. They can picture the elegant and star studded premiere and almost taste the victory of winning prestigious awards. But how can they be sure that the screenplay is as good as they think it is? How can they be sure that it truly is ready to submit to agents, managers, production companies or even screenwriting competitions?

The Jacksonville Film Festival is here to help! This intensive workshop, led by an experienced script doctor and analyst, will cover the basics of making sure that any script is ready for a professional read. Covering everything from basic script formatting to last minute character and plot schematics, this four hour workshop will serves as a thorough check list, ensuring that your screenplay is ready to go!

The Polishing Your Script workshop is the kickoff event for this year’s Screenplay Competition, which will have an added twist for all entrants. The top ten Screenplay Competition Finalists will be invited to the festival in October to pitch their completed screenplay to a panel of industry professionals. In addition to a “Best Screenplay” award,
 there will also be an award for “Best Pitch.” The total value of the awards package will be almost $10,000. Every entrant is eligible to win both awards.

While the Polish Your Script workshop is free and open to the public, donations will be accepted so please be generous and help to support your Jacksonville Film Festival if you can.


MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Info: 904. 366.6911


Film Submissions: April 1st through Withoutabox
Categories: All genres. Initial programs include: The American Independent, Viva Cinema, African American Spotlight, Florida Student Shorts. Additional programs may be added.

Screenwriting Competition & Pitch Submissions: April 1st through Withoutabox
Top 20 finalists in the nationwide Screenwriting Competition will be invited to pitch their script idea to a panel of development executives. The top Screenplay and Pitch will receives awards. Prize package valued at $10,000.


If you are interested in becoming a partner of the Jacksonville Film Festival, please contact warren or Brenda at 904.858.9889 to discuss the many opportunities available to you.

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