By gabe | Gabe's Declaration of Principles August 7, 2008 at 9:28AM
The single most productive and educational experience I've ever had, in terms of developing a screenplay and plotting a film career.
--Bret Wood, 2007 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition winner.
Want to develop your screenplay? Plot a film career? Submit!
The weekend of November 14-16, six (6) finalists will attend a weekend retreat in Atlanta, GA at the Margaret Mitchell House and the Wyndham Midtown in one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with industry professionals.
More about the Competition:
The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition looks to discover high quality screenplays and then help the writer further develop and refine their script through an intensive workshop retreat with professional writers and filmmakers. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Atlanta Film Festival has a 32 year history of discovering and nurturing new filmmaking talent, including showing early works by Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Victor Nunez. Beyond showing completed films, the Atlanta has been involved in helping filmmakers at various stages of the filmmaking process through programs such as Perfect Pitch, the Southeastern Media Award, and Fiscal Sponsorship. All films start with a screenplay, so the Atlanta Film Festival wanted to help screenwriters develop their screenplays by awarding winners of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition the opportunity to workshop their script with industry professionals at a weekend retreat. The first screenplay competition was held in 2007 where the winners received dedicated feedback from Traci Carroll, Joy Lusco Kecken, Michael Lucker, Molly Mayeux, Kent Osborne, and Doug Sadler. The first year was an overwhelming success for winners and mentors and was called "the single most productive and educational experience I've ever had, in terms of developing a screenplay and plotting a film career." by one of the winners.