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Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 21st, 2011

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In the Spotlight this week are the KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, a Midwestern festival jewel highlighting indie and international cinema, and the NexTv WRITING & PITCH COMPETITION, a contest designed to fast-track promising projects to top Hollywood executives. hr

Kansas City, Kansas – USA
September 30 to October 8, 2011

The 11th Annual KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (KIFF) is primed once again to present an eclectic mix of independent films to an audience of the Heartland’s most devoted film enthusiasts. KIFF places special emphasis on socially-conscious documentary films, and also showcases narrative films from around the world. A program of animated shorts has been added for 2011.

Named by Moviemaker Magazine as one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee,” KIFF is famous for its warm Midwestern hospitality, as well as the numerous opportunities to interact with appreciative audiences and likeminded indie filmmakers. KIFF provides filmmakers with extensive lists of media contacts and niche market opportunities geared toward promoting films to a robust local audience that are known to regularly sell out screenings.

KIFF hosts approximately 25 to 30 filmmakers each year in Kansas City, and offers $300 toward airfare, complimentary hotel accommodations, free festival passes, and VIP access to parties. Audience winners in the narrative and documentary categories receive a minimum one-week theatrical run at the local Fine Arts Theatre Group theatre. KIFF also awards a jury prize for Best Documentary and Best Narrative.

March 27, 2011 – Regular Deadline
Upgraded projects save $5

Notable guests at past KIFF editions include directors Stan Brakhage, Barbara Hammer Guy Maddin, George Romero, Ray Harryhausen, and Lloyd Kaufman, as well as actors Blair Underwood, Scott Baio, and Nancy Kwan, and many others.

Kansas City usually impresses the first-time visitor with its variety of cultural attractions, leafy neighborhoods, rich architecture, and sophisticated cuisine.

Discover the Kansas International Film Festival. Submit your film today!


Los Angeles, California – USA
July 28, 2011

The 2nd Annual NexTv WRITING & PITCH COMPETITION is an innovative competition born from the belief that contests are most valuable to artists when they reflect and feed into today’s actual entertainment industry. NexTv recognizes that good writing drives the marketplace and believes in connecting tomorrow’s great talents with today’s most powerful entertainment industry decision-makers.

NexTv is currently accepting feature scripts that can be used as writing samples or adapted for TV; TV Pilots; source material including graphic novels, plays, short stories, and magazine articles; and written and video pitch presentations for the small screen. Winning projects will be reviewed by a panel of high-profile entertainment executives, including representatives from ICM, MGM, John Wells Productions, Mosaic Media, Fuse Entertainment, and many others.

The winner will be flown to Los Angeles, provided with luxury hotel accommodations, given a cash spending allowance, coached on pitching, and chauffeured to meetings. The winners’ work will be read and reviewed by presidents of production companies, top agents, producers, and financiers. Last year’s Grand Prize winner was immediately signed by a lit agent, and the Pitch Winner received financing from a competition sponsor, and is now prepping for production.

March 25, 2011 – Regular Deadline
Upgraded projects save $5

What’s more, to help achieve the highest level of creativity, NexTv and Herman Miller have teamed up to provide contest winners with the ultimate writer’s workspace valued at $3,100 USD, which includes the Embody, an elite work chair, and Envelop, a desk designed specifically for writers.

If you’re looking to efficiently expose your writing talent in Hollywood, submit to the NexTv Writing & Pitch Competition today!


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