An official OIF Script-to-Screen Challenge.

CHALLENGE RULES - READ CAREFULLY AND ENTIRELY

The film submission guidelines are incorporated herein. 
Failure to follow these Challenge Rules and Guidelines may disqualify your entry from being screened and/or being eligible for any awards!

 Submission deadline for scripts: January 23, 2023 @ 11:59pm
  • Complete film must be submitted by: April TBA
  • Please practice safe filming.  No real arms to be used on ANY set.
  • Choose one of the following genres: Drama, Comedy or Action/Adventure. Sub genres are welcome.
  • Keep it clean, max rating of  PG-13.  No nudity.  Limited profanity allowed where useful to the story line.  We normally have a general audience in the theater, keep it so the whole family can enjoy the screening.
  • Maximum total film run-time (including titles and credits) is 9 minutes. 
  • If your script was selected you have a secured screening spot at the event and your cast and crew are eligible for awards as long as the final film qualifies and is submitted by the deadline.
  • Films not received by the deadline will not be eligible for awards and may not be screened.
  • If your script is selected you are expected to post updates to the OIF group along with these lead tags:
    #OIF #OIFLegendChallenge 
  • Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the OIF Challenge screening date. 
  • Award nominations for actors as a lead and/or supporting role is limited to a total of three (3) films per Challenge.
  • Writers or Directors are limited to such roles in 1 film per Challenge.
  • Additional Terms and Conditions may apply and will be posted on the submission form.

Read the Film Submission Guidelines HERE

Award Categories

  • Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Original Story, Best Sound, Best Set Design, Best Hair/MUA.
  • Certificate Awards:  Honorable Mentions.

Tips

  • REWRITE – leave the script for a couple of days then come back to read it with a fresh mind, you have time, don’t rush or send the first draft.
  • GET FEEDBACK  – Let someone else advise you on their take of your script. We have a poll with 50+ people who are willing to give that feedback. You can also reach out and consider participating in a table read workshop
  • Get to the point fast, answer the question “what are we following here” as soon as you can so your script has a good pace, keep the audience engaged.
  • Avoid “fluff” that may disenchant the audience and use action for greater engagement.
  • Submit an engaging original. Include a memorable story with scenes and characters to thrill the audience at the premiere. ypou 

Script Submissions are now closed.