The Call for Entries for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition is now open! We're looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge, for words that explode off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a good, ol' country back road.
This year is particularly exciting for us here at ALTFF: we've started accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts as part of our competition. You're more than welcome to submit in both categories (multiple times!). The three winners of our Feature Script Competition will be invited to participate in our annual Writer's Retreat. Over the course of this three day retreat, writers will work with industry mentors in an effort to improve their scripts, hash out ideas, and talk about next steps. The retreat culminates with a public staged reading of an excerpt of their winning script. Winner of the Television Script Competition will be treated to a one-on-one dinner with an industry professional to discuss their project.
Michael Lucker has been a great friend to ATLFF; he's a mentor and leader on our screenplay retreats, he's full of experience and advice; and most notably, he's a fantastic writer and teacher. Which is why we're offering 20% off to any of Michael's former, current or future students! When submitting your script to ATLFF on Film Freeway just type in discount code: LUCKER.
If you have any questions at all, just e-mail the Screenplay Programmer, Ali, at firstname.lastname@example.org.