The 12th annual IFF Screenplay Competition will judge both short and long form student written screenplays in separate competitions. A panel of qualified student judges will read each submission and select four semi-finalist screenplays according to an established set of guidelines. These criteria include concept, character development, dialogue, and story. Once selected, the finalist submissions will be sent to industry professionals (agents, producers, creative executives, writers, directors) who will choose the final winning screenplay, to be announced during the festival in April. The winners for each category will receive prizes and a reading of their work during the festival. Submissions will be accepted from September through February.
This year's categories are:
- Undergraduate Feature Screenplay
- Graduate Feature Screenplay
- Short Screenplay
John "Keillor" Irving