By Film Threat Staff | April 3, 2001

The Rhode Island International Film Festival for independent film and video is calling for Screenplay Entries for its 5th annual festival, to take place on August 8-13, 2001 in historic Providence and throughout Rhode Island. In order to match the normal film entry application date and prevent confusion, the Screenplay Entry has been extended to June 1, 2000. The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 1998. The Rhode Island International Film Festival is one of only three broadly focused, independent festivals in New England accepting works of any type (dramatic, documentary, experimental), on any subject matter, and in any genre. Screenplays will be judged by a jury of distinguished panel of industry professionals, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner will have segments of the work produced during the Master Class on Production which features the participation of a noted director. The Grand Prize winner will also receive cash and prizes valued at $2,000. This includes Final Draft software. Last year, filmmaker/ screenwriter Jonny Kurzman of London, England took Grand Prize with his “Night of Life”. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film. The deadline for screenplay submissions is June 1, 2001.
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