2014 Secondary Awards – Screenplay Competition.

The following screenplays received notes with a breakdown of their script worth more than the entry fee itself. We hope that the writers find value in the breakdowns they received and put the constructive criticism to good use. In our humble opinion, we think the feedback is an essential element of their hard work and are well worth the prize ($500.00 value).

There’s is nothing more frustrating not getting accepted into a festival and not getting feedback on the work, typically it’s simply a NO. So we proudly created this additional award to surprise and help artists not feel empty handed. We think they earned the right to at the very least be mentioned below in alphabetical order.

A Clash of Iron
Screenplay by Richard Reed

At Villa Terrace
Screenplay by Jeffrey Morin 

Dark Matters
Screenplay by James Beeler

Screenplay by John Edward Flynt

Facing Down the Fear
Screenplay by James Manning

Jemma Gold: Teenage Has-Been
Screenplay by Justine Barron

Lookin’ Up
Screenplay by Marvin kaplan

Lost Cause
Screenplay by David Schroeder

National Pastime
Screenplay by David Lieto

Neon Aztecs
Screenplay by John Leary

Oh Mother
Screenplay by Russell Davis

On the Banks of The Drava
Screenplay by Ronald McQueen

Screenplay by John Edward Flynt

Summer B
Screenplay by Evan Worth

The Blue Wall
Screenplay by Ian Feldman

We want to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 Miami Indie Artist Film Festival a great success. From a great group of volunteers, staff and of course the wonderful screenwriters and filmmakers that joined our family. A special thanks to the best sponsors in the world, for making the Secondary Award a reality.

MiaFFLogo2.pngWelcome to the MIAFilm Festival (MIAFF) family. Together we embark on a journey for generations to come. MIAFF was designed, as we like to call it, a “Second Chance” platform. The “Second Chance” concept comes to life to give filmmakers a second chance. What do we mean by that? Many of filmmakers, including ourselves here at #MIAFF have been denied entry in many festivals, specifically here in our own backyard, Miami Florida. This denial process is not necessary related to the quality of the work, instead politics (who you know) or simply the festival not being able to keep up with submission volumes, some as much as 20,000 submissions. Many festivals don’t even have the ability to watch all the films during the selection process. The MIA Film Festival will eliminate the politics behind festivals and we welcome filmmakers and artists from all walks of life.