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    Because I'm a democratic kind of fellow I'm open to hearing suggestions on what you'd guys like to tackle next.

    The decision will rest with me but I'm all ears.

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    I would like to see the "required element" be eliminated. I know that it's been used in the past to ensure that the script was specifically written for a specific fest, but it was done away with in the current film fest, and I'd like to see the same happen in ScriptFest.

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    Would still like to see the scoring broken down into various elements such as story, character etc. At least will give you a guide on what effects you overall score - rather than good reviews and low scores.

    I know scoring is not what fests are about. But would be a clearer indication of what is working and what is not.


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    Yeah actually id have to agree with that because the scoring 1 - 10 is a bit of an abstract science hehe.

    Personally id like to see category ratings like those mentioned above! Far more useful - and it forces more thinking in regards to how reviews are conducted!

    The required element is cute, id like to see a bit more clarification for the next script fest competition as this one swung a little too far between comic and noir!
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    I've noticed that when the scoring is overly complex you end up with fewer votes. The system is simple, and as a result people vote with what they like. I think the reviews are where people can get specific and technical, but the scoring I think often breaks down to people's emotional feelings about a script. Not gonna change the rating system since from our end and looking at how it breaks down it's pretty fair.

    The required element while a pain in the ass is kind of fun, it's a challenge and I think gives everyone a common thing to work around.

    I'm a big believer in this...

    The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

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    Just to change the direction of this thread I'm looking for actual topics/genres for the next go around, not suggestions on how this is run.
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    this is from last fest's similar thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by alex whitmer View Post
    In film, theme is a broad idea that acts as the foundation, and can be expressed visually.

    Love
    Time
    Money
    Greed
    Control
    Faith
    Liberty
    Trust

    Once a theme is decided upon, a PREMISE is established. It is here each filmmaker goes their own direction.

    Theme: Time
    Premise: Time heals all wounds - or - There is never enough

    Theme: Money
    Premise: Money can/can't buy happiness - or - Money makes the world go round

    Theme: Faith
    Premise: Finding strength in what you can't see - or - Faith and reality rarely mix

    Theme: Greed
    Premise: Greed destroys all men/women - or - Greed drives the economy.

    You need both a broad idea, and the direction you want that idea to take.

    From here you develop a plot/story.

    Theme: Time
    Premise: Never enough
    Plot: A man/woman moves to a larger planet so he/she has more hours in a day, only to discover the Darwinian theory applies to time as well.

    Water would be an element used to develop a plot/story.

    Theme: Survival
    Premise: The survival instinct can turn friends into enemies.
    Plot: In a post-apocalyptic world, the scarcity of water re-establishes national boundaries.

    All of this would be developed within the framework of a genre: Drama, scifi, western, horror, comedy, etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by preston View Post
    il ike TRUST or SURVIVAL as possibilities...
    Either of those for me as well.
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    I once had to write a script for a screenplay assignment at university that specified that no dialogue be used - it had to be a purely visual script.

    Might not be a very good topic for the next full scriptfest, but it might be a nice mini fest if anybody would be interested


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    No dialogue is cool.

    Here is one the finest examples ever of a dialogue-free short.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP59tQf_njc

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