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    Knight of the Holy Order krestofre's Avatar
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    5 pages? Yikes! How would you do any meaningful dialog in 5 pages? 10 is almost squeezing out heavy dialog scripts (thinking like a Pulp Fiction kind of fast-talking tale). I think 10 pages is a good limit. Scripts read fast.
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    5 pages may not sound like much, but it's plenty. MoviePoet has a monthly screenwriting contest and the limit there is 5 pages. When I write dvxuser fest entries, I try to keep them at 5 pages maximum for the 6 minute time limit.
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    My 6 minute Timefest film is a 9 page script. So I guess it's just the difference between our two styles of writing.

    Still, I vote for 10 pages. There's something nice about being able to tell a more complex story in Scriptfest than you can tackle in the FilmFests on the site. It kind of keeps everything from feeling the same. At least to me.
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    I think 5 or 6 pages is fine myself. 10 pages is a little much.
    If you can tell a good story in 5 or 6 pages you are definitely doing well. It's good practice.

    That's what the film part of DVXFest teaches us. Try and tell a story in a 5 or 6 minute short. If you can do that and get the story across, you are doing well.

    It teaches you to cut out the fluff and get to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlabonney View Post
    Even though I finished dead last in ScriptFest, I am glad that we had a good turnout and dvxuser will be sponsoring a second one. One suggestion: trim the maximum length down to 5 pages, it would make reading 40 entries much easier.
    How do I find out where I placed? Also, I think 5 would be a fine limit, although maybe 7 would be better. It would DEFINITLY help with the reading time, that's for sure.

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    Noooo......one thing is for sure, I DON'T belong in the Time Fest area.
    I was just joking...but why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anthony Horrigan View Post
    I think 5 or 6 pages is fine myself. 10 pages is a little much.
    If you can tell a good story in 5 or 6 pages you are definitely doing well. It's good practice.
    Agreed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ConspiracyPenguin View Post
    How do I find out where I placed?...
    No one? Just curious. John knew where he placed so I was wondering where I came in.
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    Also, because behind all the fun, the guy means biz and actually has a bit of talent...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ConspiracyPenguin View Post
    I was just joking...but why not?
    Just a gut feeling.


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    No one? Just curious. John knew where he placed so I was wondering where I came in.
    I think he was just being a little hard on himself.

    I believe only the top 10 were announced.


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    I intend to submit to the next Fest. I will be interested to know how my script fares against others. That's useful information. Maybe it shouldn't be posted publicly, in order to avoid embarrassing anyone -- but entrants should be able to get the info privately, I would think.


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