Screenplay Reader Application - 2019 Atlanta Film Festival
If you'd like to be a part of the Atlanta Film Festival's volunteer screenplay reading committee for the 2019 screenplay competition, please fill out the application below.

Deadline to apply EXTENDED TO Friday, July 6th

If you have any questions, please email screenplay@atlantafilmfestival.com

First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Preferred Email *
Your answer
Experience
Have you ever written a screenplay? *
Are you familiar with industry formatting standards for screenwriting? *
If you answered YES, how proficient do you consider yourself in screenplay formatting?
somewhat experienced
very experienced
Are you a returning reader for the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition? *
If you answered YES, how did reading for the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition in years past change the way you read screenplays? (please note: returning readers are not guaranteed readmission to the reading committee)
Your answer
Sample Analysis
Please 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.

There are two screenplay options below: one for new readers and one for returning readers. Please be sure to select the correct one. Returning Readers may not read the same screenplay they read for their previous applications.

New Readers screenplay link: goo.gl/iu5q9b

Returning Readers screenplay link: goo.gl/Re9S5Y

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. We're looking for insight on the formatting of the screenplay and the quality of the overall story. You should not write a plot summary, rather mix details of plot with critical analysis of what does and does not work in the screenplay. Please be thorough and detailed in your review.
Synopsis *
Please write a paragraph long plot synopsis. Be descriptive and detailed. Be sure to include any plot points that stood out to you while reading, but refrain from critiquing the screenplay at this point.
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
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
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. We're looking for insight on the formatting of the screenplay and the quality of the overall story. You should not write a plot summary, but rather critical analysis of what does and does not work in the screenplay. Please be thorough and detailed in your review.
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
Should this script move on to the next round? *
Do you think this script is good enough to advance to quarterfinalist (~top 200), semifinalist (~top 100), finalist (~top 30), or winner (~top 5)
Additional Questions
Reading Preference *
Which kinds of scripts would you like to read for the festival? (Keep in mind, that based on demand we may ask you to read for more than one category)
Required
Are you opposed to reading screenplays that contain any of the following? *
Please check all that apply
Required
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. You may not judge screenplays in the same category you submitted to.
Your answer
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