By gabe | Gabe's Declaration of Principles July 23, 2008 at 8:35AM
It's hard to believe it, but we've opened the call for entries for the 2008 Atlanta Film Festival screenplay competition. Last year's event exceeded all expectations...
Kent Osborne kickin' the Good Life in the ATL
...and I am super excited to see what this year brings. So, if you think you got the goods, then submit your screenplay.
2008 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Call For Entries Now Open!
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.
Selected portions of the six (6) finalist screenplays will also be performed at a public reading.
"If I'd been given the choice between a $5,000 cash prize and the weekend mentorship, I can absolutely say I'd prefer the mentorship. Because a cash prize, unless we're talking about something in the six-figure range, isn't going to help me get my film made." - Brett Wood, 2007 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Finalist
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.