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“Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script for $250,000.00 USD. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

No cap on income earned as a writer. Open to all non-union members.

Call for entries for the second edition opens October 2', see you at our partner: Austin film festival and AFM.


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Blue Motel: winner of YSP Season 1 wins Platinum Remi Award - best script at WorldFest Houston

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Ted Campbell, our Season 1 Ultimate Grand Prize Winner with the thriller Blue Motel, did it again:  he just won the prerstigious top category Platinum REMI AWARD for his script at Houston Worldfest 53rd edition.

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Doval Bacall mentionned "We have started developping the script into a great feature film, the team is proud to see Ted Campbell's recognised by another established festival! We will come back to Houston next year with the finished film and look forward to adding our names on the great list which Worldfest founder prides himself for discovering : the likes of Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee..."

Bruno Chatelin a partner of both festivals mentionned: "What a meaningful accolade from the festival run by a leader who can boasts the largest number of festivals held under same leadership: with 53 editions Hunter Todd is a true festival legend."

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Hunter Todd and Doval Bacall

Hunter Toddd and Bruno Chatelin at the previous awards ceremony (53rd edition has been postponed from the planned april date due to Covid-19°

 

WorldFest gave first awards to giants of the film industry, including Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Ridley Scott, John Lee Hancock, Brian de Palma, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, David Lynch and literally hundreds more!  

WorldFest was founded over 53 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the Whole Wide World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968.

WorldFest was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers. Hunter Todd has been honored with more than 115 international awards for creative excellence in film production, and he has been the producer, director, writer and/or cameraman on more than 300 motion picture and video productions. He has served as the member of the International Jury on more than 25 world-wide film festivals, from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Korea, Ireland and Bulgaria. He is the longest running Film Festival Director in the whole wide world! The mission/vision statement of WorldFest is ~ To recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, to validate brilliant abilities and to promote cultural tourism for Houston, to develop film production in the region and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston. All members of the WorldFest staff are filmmakers.

WorldFest is one of the oldest and largest film & video competitions in the world, with more than 4,574 category entries received from 74 nations in 2020.  

Among the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries, we include just a few, listed in alphabetical order: John Alvidson, John Badham, Ralph Bakshi, Carroll Ballard, John Boorman, Marty Brest, Michael Cimino, The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Michael Demme, Atom Egoyan, John Frankenheimer, Leslie Linka Glatter, Charles Guggenheim, John Lee Hancock, Hal Hartley, Randall Kleiser, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Steve Poster, Robert Rodriguez, John Sayles, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Robert Townsend, Will Vinton, Peter Weir, Hugh Wilson and hundreds more. The winners this year will be the Spielbergs of tomorrow and you can meet them before they are famous.
WorldFest-Houston…”Fiercely Independent” 

 

 

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