***Thank you for your interest in this challenge. Due to demand, we have filled the screenwriting portion of the challenge and are no longer able to accept registrations.***
The screenwriting portion of our Filmmaker Fusion Challenge is now open for registration! The kickoff for the screenwriting will take place on Wednesday, August 5th with our live panel event from 7-9pm.
Registration will be open until Friday, August 14th, but sign up now to guarantee your spot!
**Actors do not need to register at this time. After the acting kickoff in September, you’ll simply register as you submit your self-tape.**
On Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm, IFP Phoenix will be hosting a Screenwriting Filmmaker Fusion virtually on Zoom where we’ll have a brief screenwriting Q&A with some of our screenwriting judges followed by the kickoff to our screenwriting challenge! At this Fusion event, screenwriters will be given the requirements for a short screenplay that needs to be finished by Wednesday, September 16th. The top two screenplays will be part of a live table read event on Wednesday, October 14th. Key details for the screenwriting challenge:
Entry Fee: $10 for non IFP Phoenix members and $5 for paid IFP Phoenix members (half of the entry fees will be given to winner of the challenge and the other half goes to support the Student Education Programs of the Phoenix Film Foundation and IFP Phoenix)
1st place – Half of all proceeds collected, part of the live table read event, and a free entry into the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival short screenplay challenge.
2nd place – Part of the live table read event and a free entry into the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival short screenplay challenge
3rd place – A free entry into the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival short screenplay challenge
Kickoff: Wednesday, August 5th
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 14th
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 16th
Jeff Breuer – Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Professor at GCU
Diane Dresback – Screenwriter, Filmmaker, and Author
Heather Hale – Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Author
Chris LaMont – Founder of the Phoenix Film Festival, Screenwriter, Professor at ASU
Susan Slonaker – Former Head of Production at Miramax