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April 10, 2019
Scene in Connecticut Screenplay Competition
April 10, 2019
My name is Megan Smith-Harris and I’m the Festival Director of the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival. RIFF is based in the culturally vibrant community of Ridgefield, Connecticut, located 60 miles outside of New York City.
We wanted to share some exciting news about a new competition for screenwriters. Every film needs a great story, and RIFF is dedicated to supporting writers in the development of compelling and commercially viable scripts. This year, our festival is launching the Scene in Connecticut Screenplay Competition, which is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as at least one key scene is set in Connecticut. The winning screenplay will receive a professional reading during RIFF 2019, a cash award (amount TBD), as well as two RIFF filmmaker passes, good for all films, festival parties, and special events during the 2019 festival (October 10-14).
RIFF celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers. Last year we showcased over 100 films from 20 countries and hosted 30+ filmmakers. We are ambitious, a little bit audacious, and very filmmaker friendly. We are rated in the top 1.5% of best reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway out of a field of more than 7,000 festivals worldwide. RIFF is also proud to be a 50/50 filmmaker gender parity festival.
We need your help to let writers know about the Scene in Connecticut Screenplay Competition. We are seeking original, well-written screenplays with fully developed characters. Screenplays can be in any genre but must be written in English and properly formatted. Please let your students and colleagues know about this terrific opportunity. We would also like to offer your membership a 25% submission discount on the submission fee. We have attached a shareable PDF below. Here are some useful links:
More about RIFF: http://RIFFct.org
Link to Submission page: https://www.riffct.org/submit
Courtesy 25% submission discount code for your membership: RIFFSceneInCT19
Thank you for helping to spread the word about the RIFF 2019 Scene in Connecticut Screenplay Competition. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions.