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Congrats to Beverly Gandara (a former TLL finalist several times over) for her Golden Palm Screenplay Competition win at the Beverly Hills Film Festival!
GOLDEN PALM SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Award went to Beverly Gandara for “Rent Money.” The first runner-up award went to Michael Buchanan for “Confederate Son.” The second runner-up award went to “Rockin’ Reverend Script,”written by Scot Michael Walker.
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“Geoffrey Fletcher’s exemplary writing for the 2009 drama “Precious” scored him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, making him the first African-American screenwriter to win in that category.
And now in an effort to help spark the imaginations of aspiring filmmakers, Fletcher recently launced with the Tribeca Film Festival and Bombay Sapphire the Imagination Series filmmakers competition.
Beginning May 8 filmmakers around the world will have the chance to submit their very own short film based on a short screenplay written by Fletcher.
“We’re looking for inspiration and passion above all,” Fletcher told The Huffington Post.
“Spending a lot of money [on a production] never guaranteed any inspiration from the heart on any project,” he added. “We really want to make it known that the greatest investment in this piece should be oneself.”
“At the end of the day that’s what resonates and inspires any audience,” Fletcher said.
Five winning entries will be chosen by Fletcher and the Tribeca Film Festival, with the five filmmakers going on to direct and produce their own films; these will debut at an international movie premiere in 2013.
A Harvard graduate, Fletcher aims to inspire participants to become more creative in their everyday lives as well to encourage risk taking on projects.
“I would like to see studios take chances,” Fletcher said. “We had so many great films from the 1970s because of that spirit, but I also realize that the stakes are very high today.”
“It takes a lot of money to put a film out. And there are fears and pressures, certainly. But it would be great to operate as much or more from a place of desire,” Fletcher said.
“There is so much talent out there and not quite as much opportunity. So hopefully we’ll find some fantastic new voices and at the same time we’re excited about people involving more creativity in their everyday lives. And perhaps they’ll make more films or approach their work differently or inspire someone else to create and imagine.”
Find out more information about the film competition, at this website.”
The 5th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest — over $30,000 in CASH & PRIZES
Not only do the winners receive CASH & PRIZES from major sponsors, but also invaluable promotion of their screenplay to over 8,200 entertainment professionals. Most of our last winners had their screenplays requested by one or more major production companies and managers. The Grand Prize Winner and all five genre category First Place Winners will get a guaranteed read and consideration for representation and/or production by Elements Entertainment, The Radmin Company and Category 5 Entertainment! The Grand Prize winner will also get a guaranteed read and consideration for representation/production by Foremost Films!
Most contests favor dramatic, serious, or off-the-wall scripts as contest winners…but what about the comedy, western, fantasy, or horror screenplay that just plain kicks butt? How do you compare a comedy to a space opera? Or a heart-warming family film to a slam-bang actioner?
The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest gives your genre script a fighting chance!
Scripts face off against each other in five categories: Action/Adventure/Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Family/Teen/Animation and Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror.
Cash and/or Prizes will be awarded to the First through Third Place Winners in each of these categories as the best examples of these genres. And one screenplay will be chosen from all of the entries as theGrand Prize Winner. This gives you up to 16 chances to become a winner!
Our contests are recognized as among the finest contests going. Creative Screenwriting Magazine awarded our contest an “A” grade — equal to Slamdance, Scriptapalooza, Warner Bros., Page Awards, and even their own contests!
You can also view our excellent user-submitted contest ratings at Moviebytes.com.
Here are just a few of the preferred companies that have asked to be notified about the winning scripts:Escape Artists/Steve Tisch Co., Laurence Mark Productions, Lancaster Gate Entertainment, The Radmin Co., Niad Management, Arpil Entertainment, Renee Missel Management, Emergence Entertainment, Creative Convergence, Exit 99 Pictures, Cypress Point Prods., and many more!