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Aug 20, 2016

Festival Association

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Williamsburg International Film Festival

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WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New York City for a professional, fun-filled festival of screenings, panels, networking opportunities, after-parties and more.

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Rules

1. I hereby request that you read, evaluate and judge my material, of which I am sole author and have exclusive rights and authority to submit the same upon the terms and conditions stated here within. I further declare that said material is original in content and does not use events or persons that I do not have permission to use.
2. I indemnify WILLIFEST INC., its affiliates, partners, sponsors and judges of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any associates, at any time in connection with said material.
3. I understand that the Williamsburg International Film Festival will not use the material or any part thereof, except on its website and festival program unless you: (1) enter into an agreement with me granting rights to the material, or (2) determine in good faith that I do not own or control the material because features or elements were independently developed by someone other than me.
4. Upon festival conclusion, at our sole discretion, screenplays will be either archived or deleted.
5. Submitted scripts must be a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 200. It must be written in English, in industry standard format, pages numbered. For detailed submission guidelines, please refer to our FAQ or on the Submission FAQ page on our website.

FAQs

1. WHAT TYPES OF SCREENPLAYS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We celebrate the independent filmmaker and are seeking interesting and original stories. Basically, we are looking for screenplays with interesting characters and unique points of view.

 

2. HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SCREENPLAY?

Complete the on-line application form and select your form of payment. Your electronic screenplay can be emailed directly to us at screenplays@willifest.com. Accepted digital formats are Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) documents. 

 

3. WHEN DOES THE FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?

WILLiFEST 2016 takes place from September 23 - 25 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York City.

We hope to see you there!

Tom Rossi's Kaffarah takes top honors

In less than 7 months, Tom Rossi's dramatic feature screenplay, Kaffarah, has won Best Feature Screenplay at the Omaha Film Festival and Williamsburg International Film Festival; placed as a Finalist in the 2015 WeScreenplay Competition and...
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"Circled in Red" by James Byrne, drama

My feature length drama, "Circled In Red" placed as a Finalist (top 20) in the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, the 2014 Williamsburg International Film Festival screenplay competition, and the 2014 California Film Awards.
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