2024 ROAR Challenge

2024 OIF ORLANDO ROAR Short Film Challenge


The Primary Film Challenge Rules are incorporated herein. 
Failure to follow All Challenge Rules may disqualify your entry from being screened and/or being eligible for any awards!

Submission deadline for scripts: April 29, 2024 @ 11:59pm
Script Selections announced May 3rd, 2024.
Complete film must be submitted by: August 5th, 2024 @11:59pm
[Premiere TBD ~September 7/14 2024]

  • This challenge has one genre/theme:  Horror, Comedy, Musical.  Sub genres are welcome.
  • If Musical – Your music HAS to be original. No parodies. Minimum 50% of the film must include original song. It has to be singing, not just dancing to music. “Musical film is a film genre in which songs by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film’s characters, but in some cases, they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate”
  • 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. (gore is ok)
  • 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 #OIFRoarChallenge 
  • 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.

Be sure to carefully read the Film Submission Guidelines HERE.  This is a film Challenge – Do not jeopardize your entry by not following the Challenge rules!

Please Read

As long as you follow the guidelines and submit your complete film by August 5th, 2024, your screening spot is basically secured and your cast/crew will be eligible to compete for awards. See full guidelines below, here are the top 5: Remember “CHECK”

  1. C – You MUST post at least one Casting Call in the OIF group.
  2. H – All posts must be related to your film and must contain the following Hashtag #OIFRoarChallenge
  3. E – In the complete film, you must add this End Credit without any modifications “This Film was Created for an OIF Film Challenge.”
  4. C – Film to entertain the diverse Crowd – Keep it PG-13, NO nudity (gore is ok) we will have all ages in the audience, including kids.
  5. K – Kick off the film submission process closer to February 1st by assembling the required, Awards Nominees, Poster, and optionally the Bio. (https://oifstudio.com/submissions/awards-nominations/https://oifstudio.com/submissions/poster-submission/https://oifstudio.com/submissions/filmmakers-bio/

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.


  • 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.

Submit your script below:

    Script Submission Form

    (ex. THE GODFATHER. The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.)


    Suggested Film Rating: (See this guide)

    Number of Pages: Please scroll to show your script length in pages. Do not count the cover page.

    Maximum file size: 2 Mb. Before Submitting, make sure that the script title and the filename of the pdf you are submitting match exactly! Do NOT add "script" "draft", etc. to the filename. Do use hyphens to replace spaces, i.e.: title: "my script" filename "my-script.pdf". Submit script only ONCE! You will receive an email showing receipt within minutes.