The Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival has named Eric Emerick the winner of the first phase of its 2016 competition, now titled “Tie Up Loose Ends.” His open-ended script was chosen as the winner with the help of the Screenwriters of Brevard. Now filmmakers have an opportunity to make a film of approximately five minutes in length that uses his script – and end it in any way they wish. A selection of the best of these films will be shown at the MIFF, Oct. 7-8.
Other supporting organizations for this MIFF competition include Florida Independent Filmmakers, Space Coast United Filmmakers Association, and Brevard Film & Talent (formerly Space Coast Film and Talent Group).
The deadline for all MIFF film submissions
including those in the contest will be July 4 (more details on our submissions page). UPDATE: The Tie Up Loose Ends deadline has been extended to July 31.
It’s free to enter a film produced from the winning “Tie Up Loose Ends” script.
The MIFF will judge the entrants and award prizes to the best three films. You may use FilmFreeway to submit your movie, or send in a DVD. Want to know all the rules and how to submit your film? Read the PDF here.
Download Eric Emerick’s script, titled “Victimless,” here.
NEW INFO: In addition to glory, the filmmakers who submit shorts to the “Tie Up Loose Ends” competition have the chance to win prizes:
1st Prize: Porta-Brace Cargo Case Edition
2nd Prize: Benro Monopod w/feet, 44-pound capacity
3rd Prize: Scandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC-UHS-1 (95MB/S) card