17th Ojai Film Festival

3-13 November 2016

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The Ojai Film Festival is proud to announce the addition of a screenplay competition to its November, 2016 festival schedule.

Just 75 miles from Hollywood, Ojai has long been world-famous as a center for the arts, and the festival maintains a small-town feel while presenting independent films from around the globe. This year will mark the first time in the festival’s seventeen-year history that a screenplay competition has been held.

Feature-length screenplays are being accepted beginning through the online portal Film Freeway (filmfreeway.com). The submission window will close on July 1, and semi-finalists will be notified by early September. Finalists will receive festival passes and be listed in the festival book, and the winning screenplay will be performed as a table read, by professional actors, as a gala festival event.

We seek screenplays that demonstrate technical mastery and storytelling skill: original stories about characters whose choices and journeys reveal profound truths about themselves and our shared human condition. This competition is designed to uncover the next generation of storytellers, the ones who will help shape the future of independent film.

Watch Last Years Trailers!

This represents a selection of last year’s films. Trailers of films selected for the 2016 Festival will be available in September.

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