23rd Annual

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)


Screenplay Competition


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Short Teleplay Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Short Teleplay Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
June 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Short Teleplay Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
Short Teleplay 40.00 35.00
Final Screenplay Deadline
July 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
Short Teleplay Fee 50.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately August 5, 2019

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Prize
Screenplays entered into the competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner will become a central focus during ScriptBiz™ the screenplay pitch forum held during the Festival. The Grand Prize winner will also receive prizes valued at over $10,000. This includes travel, up to four nights accommodations, Final Draft software and screenplay promotions. Since the contest winners are announced following the main Festival, the Grand Prize winner’s work will be a focal point for RIIFF 2018 with the official trophy presented at the Festival's Opening Night Celebration.

Category Rules

(IMPORTANT: The actual Notification Date is Columbus Day Weekend, October 2019, not as cited in WAB as August 5th. WAB's system does not allow us to list the date beyond the start of the August film festival. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to send an e-mail to: georget@film-festival.org.)

As sole owner of the submitted work, I attest that the following is true and correct:

1. I understand that the reference - work - applies to all full length screenplays and all 1/2-hour shorts and teleplays, essentially the script in whatever style, form, or purpose.

2. I have read, understand and agree with the official rules of the competition, and I request that RIIFF read, evaluate and judge my submitted work.

3. I warrant that I am the author of the submitted work, and that I have full and exclusive right to submit the work to RIIFF Screenplay Competition based on the terms and conditions stated herein. I further understand that collaborative efforts must include each author's authorization based on this agreement, and that if more than one author selects to abide by the agreement, the singular reference of - I - throughout the agreement applies to each designee, jointly and severally.

4. I warrant that the submitted work is not presently under option and/or has not been purchased by a third party.

5. Fees: Standard submissions must be postmarked not later than July 15, 2018. The standard submission fee of $45.00 (full-length) or $30.00 (teleplay/short), US Dollar, must accompany each submission. For all scripts arriving after the standard deadline, a $10 late fee will be imposed per script. The above reflect hard copy entries, not entries in Withoutabox. These can be found on the RIIFF website under Competitions.

6. I have retained two copies of the work and release RIIFF of and from any and all liability for loss of, or damage to, the copy of said work submitted hereunder.

7. Multiple submissions: Each submission must be accompanied by a separate entry form, a separate submission release statement, and with the appropriate submission fee.

8. I understand that RIIFF will not seek employment for me, nor will RIIFF act in the capacity of an agent, manager, or representative in behalf of my work unless expressly asked to do so.

9. I hereby indemnify RIIFF, their officers, employees, representatives, readers, judges, sponsors, and affiliates from and defend them against any and all claims, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expense loses, or liabilities arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, whether or not groundless, that may be in connection with the submission of this work.

10. I understand that any dispute should be submitted to arbitration in the City of Providence, state of Rhode Island, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The arbitrator's decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and will be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear his or its own costs of arbitration and attorneys' fees.