2018 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Reader Application
Name *
Your answer
First, read the screenplay linked below in its entirety
The title and author have been blacked out to avoid bias. Once you have completed the screenplay, please answer the questions below.

Screenplay link: goo.gl/Fdd3qX

Screenplay Review
Please complete the following score sheet for the screenplay you read. Keep in mind that reader evaluations are crucial to the selection process. Please be thorough and detailed in your review.
Logline *
Please write a logline for this script. A logline is a brief (usually one-sentence) summary that states the central conflict of the story, often providing both a synopsis of the story's plot, and an emotional "hook" to stimulate interest.
Your answer
Scoring
Please score the screenplay on a scale of 1-10 for each of the following aspects of screenwriting. When choosing your scores keep in mind that a winning script does not necessarily need a 10 in every category. In fact, no screenplay would score perfectly.
Formatting *
Does this screenplay follow the standard guidelines for screenplay formatting? Is the font type courier and set at 12pt? Is there ample white space? Are there many spelling or grammar mistakes?
Poor
Excellent
Dialogue *
Does the dialogue feel authentic? Does it read as natural? Does it fit the tone and feel of the script? Does it add to the character development and story movement?
Poor
Excellent
Characters *
Are the characters complex and interesting? Are they well defined and fully developed? Do they evolve or change?
Poor
Excellent
Plot *
Is there a strong narrative? Does the story make sense? Does the writer effectively create a world space that feels genuine and compelling?
Poor
Excellent
Concept *
Is the story original? Are there fresh concepts to distinguish it from other stories within the same genre?
Poor
Excellent
Action/Description *
Does the description flow? Does it provide a visual of the world? Is the action clearly written and easy to follow?
Poor
Excellent
Structure *
Was the script well paced? Are the events timed in such a way that you feel engaged? Is there an evolution to the story? Does it have a clear beginning, middle, or end?
Poor
Excellent
Comments/Review
This section is where you to tell us what you think. Be as detailed as you like. You can either use this section to explain the scores you gave above or simply to give us your reactions to the screenplay.
Strengths *
Please describe the strengths of this screenplay as it relates to story, plot, structure, characters, dialogue and formatting.
Your answer
Weaknesses *
Please describe the weaknesses of this screenplay as it relates to story, plot, structure, characters, dialogue and formatting.
Your answer
Overall *
Summarize why you are or aren't advancing this script to the next round. Please keep in mind that when a writer asks why they weren't selected, this is, generally, what we send them. Be constructive, not critical.
Your answer
Should this script move on to the next round? *
Do you think this script is good enough to be named a winner (there are three) or finalist (there are ten) of the ATLFF Screenplay Competition?
Would you like to see this script made into a movie/television show? *
Additional Application Questions
Preferred Email *
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Reading Preference *
Which kinds of scripts would you like to read for the festival?
Required
Are you opposed to reading screenplays that contain any of the following? *
Please check all that apply
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Have you, or are you planning to, submit a screenplay to the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival OR did you work on a project that will be submitted? *
If you answered YES, please explain.
This is not an automatic disqualification from serving on our committee, but we do need to be made aware of any potential bias (and may need to restrict you from judging screenplays in the same category you submitted in).
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