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Lord of Light
04-18-2009, 01:44 AM
I'm thinking about entering one of my screenplays in a local state film festival. Does anyone think it's a good idea, or should I wait and make it as a film then submit it?

04-18-2009, 07:13 AM
Well, what's the prize?

It might be worth going for if it's a prestigious enough festival. It just might be the best way to get your foot in the door.

I could be absolutely wrong on this though.

Lord of Light
04-18-2009, 11:59 AM
Prizes are the usual for festivals: cash, software, equipment, etc. It's in New Hampshire, so it's not as prestigious as Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, or Teluride, but it is a mid level festival, so it may attract some execs.

04-18-2009, 12:04 PM
If you have registered the copyright, go for it all.

Lord of Light
04-18-2009, 12:49 PM
It's registered WGA-E. If i must do copyright, then I'll do the poor man's copyright.

04-18-2009, 12:51 PM
The poor man's copyright is a misnomer, it holds no water. Personally I would not pass my script around or enter it into any festivals without a US copyright. WGAE is good too, but as a secondary line of defense.