Sunday, June 28, 2020

Submissions Open on July 1st!


Accepting short films, feature and short screenplays, film trailers, and film posters between July 1 - December 31, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Siren By The Sea Tavern Film Festival Series will not be holding live events this season. Instead, we’re holding an all-genre online competition with a private jury and giving the winning film-makers an invitation to screen when we resume our live events. (See our page on FilmFreeway for details.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Short Screenplay Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our January-March 2020 Short Screenplay Competition!

Best Drama Short Screenplay - "Dire Consequences" by Joseph Leone.

Best Comedy Short Screenplay - "A Vegan Love Story" by Desmond Ngai.

Best Action / Horror / Fantasy Short Screenplay - "Padre" by  Ian Davies.

July Event Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have cancelled our July Comedy Film event and postponed the rest of the film festival series indefinitely.

We will, however, be hosting an online-only competition this summer.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Got Something Funny?

Our next competition will be part of our tavern film festival series.  We'll be spending a day with the Comedy genre. The festival date is set for July 11th at Anne Oakley's Saloon in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Comedy comes in all forms and we're open to almost anything.  Dramatic comedy, romantic comedy, horror comedy, animation, parody, slapstick... it's all good.

Submissions for short films, feature films, and trailers will be opening soon.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Calling All Screenwriters!

This season for Siren by the Sea is a short screenplay competition where every entry receives the scorecards from the judges!

This contest is for scripts that are no longer than 30 pages (excluding title page) that fit into one of the five genre categories: Action /Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror/Thriller, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

The winners of each genre category will receive a customized trophy with the screenwriter's name on it. These trophies will be mailed to the recipients free of charge.

The early deadline for entries is January 23rd!  Submissions will be accepted until March 7th.

Winners will be announced on or before April 15th.