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RIFF WANTS YOUR SCRIPTS!!
The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival announces Two **NEW** Screenwriting Competitions Open to all Screenwriters
RIFF 2019 SCENE IN CONNECTICUT
Script-to-Stage Screenwriting Competition
Great films require great scripts. The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is fully committed to encouraging screenwriters to create strong, compelling stories that translate well to the screen. To that end, this year RIFF has partnered with the CT Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media and the International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA) to sponsor the SCENE IN CT Screenwriting Competition for RIFF 2019.
The SCENE IN CT Script-to-Stage Competition has been created to help discover new talent and promote screenplays that celebrate the rich culture, history, locations, and personalities of Connecticut. The competition is open to all screenwriters as long as the script is either set in the state of Connecticut or has a key scene set here. To be eligible, scripts must also be full-length (between 75 and 120 pages), written in English and formatted professionally. The writer must have all rights to the material. Submissions will be accepted through the RIFF page on FilmFreeway until August 12, 2019.
The winning script will receive a $500 cash prize, a public reading with professional actors during the film festival followed by a moderated discussion, and will also be eligible for the ISA Story Award. This includes a 12-month ISAConnect membership and Development Evaluation with the possibility of being accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, overseen by a group of top ISA writers who help shepherd projects through the development and marketing process.
Sponsored by Sacred Heart University and the International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA), The SHU Script-2-Screen (S-2-S) Competition has been created to help nurture and encourage writers to develop great scripts that translate well to the screen. The goal is to discover new talent, produce, and promote screenplays, and to build awareness of the benefits of Connecticut-based production and film studies. The SHU S-2-S prize includes a professional table read at RIFF, a future RIFF premiere, and a SHU Production Services Support Grant valued up to $25,000.
To be eligible, scripts must no more than 40 pages in length, written in English, and formatted professionally. The writer must have all rights to the material. Submissions will be accepted through the RIFF page on FilmFreeway until August 12, 2019.
For further information, please contact RIFF Festival Director, Megan Smith-Harris at