WHY A SCRIPT-2-SCREEN FEST?
In October, 1999, Darkwood Film Arts Institute took the next major step towards creating
an independent film community by producing and sponsoring The Bare Bones International Independent Film
Festival, which took place in March, 2000. This has become the largest annual gathering of independent
moviemakers in the Southwest for projects produced for less than a million dollars. We champion the struggling Auteur
who literally does it all or who gathers a close team who contributes what's needed to get their movie make. Very few
of the 1,000+ films shown thus far are made for more than $500,000, most are made for far less. By having in attendance,
mediamakers from all across the U.S. and Canada and by bringing in experienced and award winning directors, screenwriters,
actors, cinematographers and stunt professionals to conduct workshops and discussion groups, thus sharing their knowledge,
we are paving the way for an independent movie explosion in Oklahoma.
The Script-2-Screen Fest arose out of our desire to create more independent movie
productions in Oklahoma by encouraging more stories to be written by Oklahomans with more Oklahoma shooting locations.
This 5-day film festival will primarily focus on the Screenwriter and the need for making
transitions. ScreenWriter-Director, Actor-ScreenWriter, Actor-Producer, Cinematographer-Editor, are just a few of the
hyphenates we encounter.
People who have written screenplays, teleplays will compete for the opportunity to direct a live
screenplay scene during the festival which will be videotaped.
Sure we show plenty of movies submitted from all over. We also demystify the process of getting a
project from Script to Screen with all of the steps and resources outlined.
We hope to broaden interests and develop expertise throughout the independent film community.
We believe in and practice "Shameless Self-PRomotion"!
An event such as this offers opportunities for maximum exposure. Networking is key to getting
a project off the ground.
We are always looking for ways to boost the people whom we encounter on our incredible journey