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|Feature Screenplay Competition - Spring
|The Feature Screenwriting Competition is open to all screenwriters (18 years of age or older) who have a screenplay(s) that is(are) currently unproduced and are looking to get some recognition for the work. Five semi-finalists, who will be officially announced on the festival's Web site in April 2015 shall compete against five semi-finalists from the Winter Competition, which will unveil those names in February 2015. The semi-finalists will then compete for five finalist slots, which will be announced on April 20, 2015, and those five finalists will be invited to attend VISIONFEST 15, where they will compete for three top slots and a chance to win awards and prizes.
Our 2005 1st Prize recipient, SINGLE BULLET THEORY, by Mike Bencivenga, was staged as a 'live' reading on December 5, 2005, in NYC, and featured Eric Stoltz in the lead role. A movie version is currently in development. Our 2009 winner, TAG, by Nyle Cavazos Garcia, is currently in development.
|Feature Screenplay Competition - Winter
|The Feature Screenwriting Competition is open to all screenwriters (18 years of age or older) who have a screenplay(s) that is (are) currently unproduced and are looking to get some recognition for the work. Five semi-finalists will be selected to compete against five other semi-finalists from the Spring competition. The ten eligible scripts will then be judged and five finalists will be invited to attend VISIONFEST 15 in NYC, where they will compete for the top three slots that offer awards and other goods and services prizes.
Our 2005 1st Prize recipient, SINGLE BULLET THEORY, by Mike Bencivenga, was staged as a live reading on December 5, 2005, in NYC, and featured Eric Stoltz in the lead role. A movie version is currently in development. Our 2009 winner, TAG, by Nyle cavazos Garcia, has recently gone into development.
|Short Script Contest
|Short screenplays (no longer than 15 pages) are accepted in all genres for production consideration. Winning script is advanced into development for 2016 production and subsequent VF16 film festival premiere.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
VISIONFEST encourages and promotes domestic filmmaking. The Visionfest Screenwriting Competition is intended to provide the blueprints for those projects that shall become tomorrow's Independent Vision films.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
VISIONFEST, formerly known as the Guerrilla Film & Video Festival, was started in the summer of 2001. The humbly organized event kept very true to its grass roots moniker, having been initiated virtually without a budget, but was driven by the clear and ambitious mission of showcasing emerging talent and promoting domestic filmmaking.
Staff and other local supporters donated their time and efforts to ensure that the event would unfold with limited glitches, and their dedication certainly paid off.
The festival kicked off with two very successful outings in New York City's Tribeca Film Center (the first, presented by Liman Video Rentals; the second, presented by Panasonic), and eventually became VISIONFEST, as it moved to bigger venues, such as the USS Intrepid, NYU's Cantor Film Center, and ultimately, the Tribeca Cinemas, where it currently runs.
Bruno Derlin (Director)
; Jana Frindtova (Producer)
RULES & REGULATIONS - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Applicants must be under 18 years of age and must submit:
One copy of an original short film screenplay, approximately 2-15 pages in length, formatted in industry standard screenplay format and written in English.
(Please note: Only original works are accepted. Submissions may not be based, in whole or in part, on material, fictional or nonfictional, produced or unproduced, published or unpublished, unless such material was originally created and published/produced by the applicant, in another medium).
No revisions or updated versions will be accepted beyond the initial submission.
A completed application form and an 'entry fee' check or money order (if not paying directly online by credit card).
Please make check or money order payable to: DOMANI VISION FILM SOCIETY
Applicants may submit multiple entries, however, those must be submitted separately along with respective fee(s) for each separate submission.
Collaborative works are NOT accepted.
In the event that your project is selected as a "finalist", you may be required to provide additional items, such as personal photos (digital and/or hard copy) to be used for program booklet listings, and short bios, along with revised synopses.
DOMANI VISION FILM SOCIETY shall not be held liable for damages and/or loss resulting from shipping/handling and/or technical problems.
DOMANI VISION FILM SOCIETY, based upon its own opinions and voting procedures, reserves the right to grant no awards if there is no entry that qualifies with sufficient merit.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
That he/she is under 18 years of age and is submitting this work with the supervision of an adult guardian and/or school faculty advisor.
1. That the submitted material is an original work, created solely by the applicant named above.
2. The applicant agrees to hold Domani Vision Film Society harmless from, and defended against all claims, demands, costs, judgments, losses, expenses (including attorneys fees), and liabilities resulting out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any stories submitted to the Visionfest Short Script Contest or on any screenplay developed out of such stories.
3. That the submitted material shall be retained by Domani Vision Film Society for archival purposes and reference, with any and all related compensation waived by applicant.
4. That the burden of obtaining copyright and all proprietary interests for the submitted material rests solely on the applicant.
5. To the accuracy of the information supplied above. Any false or misleading information on this application, or any failure to comply with the rules and regulations set forth by Domani Vision Film Society, may result in disqualification and forfeiture of any awards or cash prizes.