The BIFF SPC
is designed to help
screenwriters produce
their own film in
partnership with the
program.  For years
many talented
screenwriters never
have the opportunity
to see their stories,
vision or ideas
transformed into a
movie. This program
is design to give that
opportunity to those
under-represented
screenwriters     .
      
 
BIFF 2009 SPC PROJECT

MISSION
BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest              
(BIFF SPC) offers an opportunity for under-represented
screenwriters and filmmakers to produce a film entirely
from Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production
to a completed finished project on
High Definition Format
only.  Selected Projects may be produced anywhere in the
United States.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
BIFF SPC seeks feature-length narrative, short narrative
and documentary film screenplays currently seeking
funding for production and with a U.S.-based screenwriter
(s). Screenplays that do not have any director or producer
attached are welcome. However, if screenwriter is a
director or Producer it is also eligible to participate as co-
director or co-Producer. BIFF SPC staff will later on
determine if the screenwriter can be the sole director for
the project. BIFF SPC staff will assign a Producer for all
accepted project to ensure smooth production
achievement within the available budget and timing.

The foremost constituent of the BIFF SPC is a series of
productions projects to get into pre-production and
production between Summer and Fall of 2009 and edited
by the end of winter season in 2009.

Budget range for each project will be under $500.000.00.  
However, applicants who can secure a percentage of the
budget are welcome to apply. Therefore, if their projects
are selected the budget may go over the estimated set
up range.

We strongly encourage applicants to read the complete
BIFF SPC overview Rules & Regulations before applying.

To Download the
BIFF SPC entry form click here for a
hard copy of the application.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
All Screenplay entries must be postmarked by March 31,
2009.

REQUIREMENTS
• Screenplays and documentary proposals must not have
been produced already. BIFF SPC seeks new work from
screenwriters who never had prior exposure with the
screenplay submitted or documentary proposal within the
film industry. Screenplays must be the original work of the
author.
• Applicants must be residents of the United States or
Puerto Rico.
• BIFF SPC is open to everyone: unknown, established
and emerging filmmakers. All screenwriters are eligible
regardless of professional status.
• Submitted screenplays must be in standard industry
format and must be written in English. Foreign language
parts of a screenplay must have English translations.
• Feature-length narrative and documentary screenplay
must be between 45 to 160 pages
• Short narrative screenplay and documentary can be up
to 45 pages
• The front cover page of the screenplay must have all the
authors contact information.
• A one page outline or synopsis (Approximately 700
words) must be submitted along with the screenplay or
printed on the back cover of the screenplay like that of a
regular book cover.
• The primary representative of an invited project must be
in attendance during the closing ceremony of the Boston
International Film Festival event, on June 18, 2009. For
projects with directors attached, the primary
representative is the screenwriter(s), although potential
co-producers are encouraged to attend as well.
• Multiple entries are accepted, but each entry must be
accompanied by an entry form and fee.
• Screenplays must be registered with the WGA or
copyright office
(see
www.wga.org
or www.copyright.gov/register/performing.html).


NOTIFICATION
All applicants will be notified, by phone or email by May
15, 2009. They are welcome to attend the festival where
the winners will be announced.

JUDGING
Judging will be performed by several committees in 4
stages by industry professionals.
1- Evaluation of the script potential (Concept, story line,
artistic and historical value, Impact, interest)
2- Evaluation of the screenplay physical transformation to
a media format. (Script timing, locations, props, stunt,
special effects, talents and legal rights licenses)
3- Approximate Budget requirements. (Above the line,
below the line, post production, distribution)
4- Screenplay Selections (The number of selected projects
will be base on production requirements and the capacity
of production under available fund.)

A final selection committee will evaluate all applications
and choose the participating projects. Selected projects
(approximately 4) will be announced at the closing
ceremony of the 2009 Boston International film festival on
Thursday, June 18, 2009. We anticipate a cash feature for
production to go along with the awards.

ENTRY FEE
$75.00 Feature-length narrative and documentary
screenplay. 45 to 160 pages
$55.00 Short narrative and documentary screenplay. up
to 45 pages

APPLICATION MATERIALS
All required materials must be included with the
application, and cannot be returned. Screenplays must be
double-sided, printed. All written materials should be
typed in 10pt font or larger. With the exception of the
screenplay or proposal, all pages submitted should have
the project title printed at the top.
o Completed and signed ENTRY FORM
o completed screenplay
o Synopsis (approx. 700 words)
o Screenwriter’s statement (approx. 200 words)
o Bio (headshot; optional) of screenwriter
o Signed Release Form
o Entry Fee
Copyright 2003 bifilmfestival.com.
BIFF FROM SCREENPLAY TO PRODUCTION CONTEST
                        
BIFF SPC Films Completion















The Boston International Film Festival’s is pleased to announce the completion of the
productions films that won our first Screenplay to Production Contest. The films in
production are “December 31” by Julia Liberman, “Life” by George Andrade and “Evil
Heart” by Mike Gerrard Co-produced by Bway 7 Productions. Although we had a
difficult task to accomplish, it has turn out to be a dream comes true for our winning
contestants, a task that stimulated pride in the BIFF SPC team of people.

We had planned to work on the production from July 1, to December 31, 2006 and
planned to edit there after until April 15, 2007. We also would like to thank the
productions teams, cast and crew for their hard work. Especially some of the
producers Wan-ju Liao, Jean Desire, Julia Liberman, Patrick Jerome, Mike Gerrard
and Miguel Lopes who put their heart, skill and knowledge to successfully complete
this task. We also would like to thank our generous sponsors who help us transform
the winning scripts into movies.

We are glad to provide a platform where screenwriters can achieve their dreams of
seeing their work reaching production. We wish good luck to the winning writers and
to thank them for participating in this exciting program. We are now editing, and
looking forward to putting together a media kit for these productions making them
ready for distributions and exhibition by the end of April 2007. We hope to see you at
the premiere of the upcoming Boston International Film Festival in June 2007.
The Boston International Film Festival is pleased to
announce the completion of our latest production,
"Office Rampage".  The film was based on a draft
by Luc Pierre Michel,  winner of our "Screenplay to
Production Contest."  With our extensive past
production experience, we were able to create a
strong film from this outline.  As we take on
increasingly large projects, our dream to establish
our contest as one of the strongest screenplay
contests in the US becomes ever closer.  We
continue to strive to stimulate pride in the BIFF SPC
team of people.

"Office Rampage" was shot from October 1 to
December 31, 2009 and post production will be
completed by March 15, 2009.  It will then be ready
for distribution and exhibition, and we will be putting
together a media kit soon.  We are very pleased to
provide a platform for screenwriters to have the
opportunity to achieve their dreams of seeing their
work realized in production.  We wish good luck to
all the writers who took part in our competition, and
we thank them for participating in our exciting
projects.

We would like to thank our production team, and
cast and crew for their hard work.  We are especially
grateful to the producers, Naomi Kondo, Maria
Natapov, Jean Desire, and Patrick Jerome.  They
put their heart, skill and knowledge into this project,
enabling the project to be successfully completed.
We also would like to thank our generous sponsors
who helped us transform this screenplay into a
movie.  

We look forward to seeing you at the premiere of the
upcoming Boston International Film Festival in April
2009.
2009 BIFF SPC Film Completion
Click on each movie poster for description and trailer
April 11 - 21, 2014
The Boston Int’l Film Festival is proud to announce the 10 finalists for this year's
Screenplay to Productions Contest. We were very pleased by the large quantity of
submissions, and we were impressed by their quality. It was a difficult selection
process, and we would like to thank all the screenwriters, who submitted their work
to our competition. CONGRATULATIONS to the 10 finalists.
The winners will be announced by June 29, 2009.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
By Jennifer Smith

BEYOND CONTROL
By Marc Cabral

LIFE ON FILM
By Pamela Jones

THE HIDDEN TREATY
By Paul Gabriel

THE PANNEL
By Christopher Wallace

PITCH
By Veronica Stephen

THE ENDANGERED
By Beverly Cummings

COMPACT BUS
By Jean Ford

TALK SHOW
By Rodney Harris

FATAL DESIRE
By James Cummings
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston International Film Festival
July 17, 2009
Contact: Naomi Kondo
info@bifilmfestival.com

The Boston Int’l Film Festival is proud to announce the winners for this year's
Screenplay to Productions Contest.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
By Marc Cabral

BEYOND CONTROL
By Jennifer Smith
----------------------------
----------------------------
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston International Film Festival
July 27, 2012
Contact: Michelle Black
info@bifilmfestival.com

The Boston Int’l Film Festival is proud to announce the winners for this year's
Screenplay to Productions Contest.

THE LYRIC STAGE
By William Ayers

MY LAST OFFICE JOB
By  Odile Celestin

Boston International Film Festival
July 27, 2013
Contact: Michelle Black
info@bifilmfestival.com

The Boston Int’l Film Festival is proud to announce the winners for
this year's Screenplay to Productions Contest.

THE PURSUIT
By George Anton

LA VIDA LOCA
By Rebecca Smith