We’re nearing the end of 2014, which means that the 2015 spring festival season is closely upon us. If you’ve polished your screenplay to the point of perfection and are looking for a place to submit, the Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) has extended its deadline for feature length screenplays to December 15, 2014. ATLFF is offering a limited time 50% discount to anyone who submits before the deadline.
The Atlanta Film Festival has a 4 decade long history of discovering and nurturing new filmmaking talent, including showing early works by Robert Rodriguez, Spike Lee, and Victor Nuñez. Recognizing that a strong screenplay creates the foundation for great filmmaking, the Screenplay Competition was founded in 2008 to expand ATLFF’s tradition of discovery and support. The retreat brings the writers of the winning screenplays together not only with established writers, but also with producers and directors who can provide a different perspective on the script and advice on how to move forward towards getting the project produced.
Former screenplay mentors for the Atlanta Film Festival include Michael Lucker (“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”), Rashaad Ernesto Green (“Gun Hill Road”), James Ponsoldt (“Smashed,” “The Spectacular Now”), and Kary Dorento (“Portlandia,” “South Park”).