ARE YOU THE NEXT ACTION STAR? / ARE YOU THE NEXT GREAT STUNTMAN? ARE YOU THE NEXT GREAT ACTION DIRECTOR? ARE YOU THE NEXT GREAT ACTION WRITER?
THEN WE HAVE THE FESTIVAL FOR YOU
THE NEXT ACTION STAR
What Is It?
Its a Movie and it stars YOU. Unlike any other Festival out there. ONE MONTH after the AOF MEGAFEST and the new NEXT ACTION STAR FILM FEST, we are making a brilliant action film solely from the submissions of Actors / Actresses / Fighters / Stunt Performers and Writers who submit to the show. All you have to do is submit to the festival and follow the simple rules below. That's it!
The Top Script wins $2,500.00 and 10 Men and 10 Women and even a few Youth Performers will be chosen to be PAID Actors and Performers in our first Production of 2019.
For the last 15+ years, we have done one thing; bring promotion, honor, awards, notoriety and opportunities to performers, filmmakers, writers, directors, editors, composers and cinematographers. We have helped produce hundreds of films, created an NBC Series, Del Weston's Action On Film Show and millions of views of images, videos, awards via social media and online. In 2017 we launched the MEGAFest which is well on it's way to becoming one of the biggest Film Events in the world. Held only in Luxury Theaters with tens of thousands of guests, producers, writers, actors, performers, stunt professionals, stars and more for films of every budget and genre.
In 2016 we created The Icon Awards as well as what is now known as the Legendary Stunt Awards. Both shows are hosted by multi-Guinness World Record Holder and accomplished philanthropist Dr. Robert Goldman and Martial Arts and Stunts Legend Grandmaster Michael De Pasquale jr. Since then, we've honored J.J. Perry (Stuntman for the Rock and Arnold Schwarzenegger), Harry Mok, Cynthia Rothrock (Action Star), Cung Le (Action Star and UFC Champion), Randy Couture (Action Star and UFC Champion), Stuntwoman Tarah Paige, and many others.
But what about the new crop of Rising Stars and Action Heroes? What about YOU? Well, as the AOF Film Festival and Writers Celebration grew to over 11 joint festivals in the creation of the MEGAFEST, we also gained more support from our sponsors, advertisers and partners. In 2016 we tested our metal with the creation of the feature film TRICK. Written, Produced and Directed purely by AOF Talents like Stan Harrington, Del Weston, Harold L. Brown, and many others. That experience proved to us that we can make a high quality action film, that audiences love. In fact, this event is the brain child of Michael De Pasquale jr, Jan Kubenka, Danny Mantilla and Del Weston.
Well now, the challenge is can we make an incredible Action Film written by AOF Writers and Starring Only Talent that submits their work to the AOF? The Answer is YES.
(Featured Performers above are Choice Skinner, Danny Mantilla, Maria Tran, Jan Kubenka, Ashley Mary Nunes,
Silvio Simac and Yu Sarah Matsushita)
Some of the Stars and Legends We Work With And Some of the Work We Do
INFORMATION, FACTS & PRIZES
If you are a writer then you must enter a feature length script, no longer than 90 pages in length. The script must take place in Las Vegas, NV with NO references to locations inside major hotels or casinos. Your script must include at least 20 speaking roles with a minimum of 10 speaking roles for Women and 10 speaking roles for Men. Your script must include at least 9 fight scenes. The winning script writer will receive $2,500.00 in Cash and Credit for the film. You will also grant us First Right of Refusal for the creation of a sequel to your script. By entering this competition your script will be in competition for both the Hollywood Dreams III Writers Competition and the Action On Film International Film Festival XV's Written Word Competition and you will be eligible for prizes and awards for both of those competitions without paying any additional fees. You will retain all rights to your original story, characters, concepts etc.,
If you are an actor, actress, fighter, fight choreographer, stunt man or woman or an action star of the future, simply submit your reel, clip from a longer scene or cuts from previous works that lasts from 2 minutes minimum and 5 minutes maximum. If you work with weapons or specialty items of any kind such as canes, scarves etc., make sure we know it. We will choose 15 Men and 15 Women from all submissions to fill roles in the film (which will be chosen from scripts submitted to this competition). The top 10 Men and top 10 Women will receive SAG ULB contracts during the 2019 AOF MEGAFEST Black Tie Dinner and Award Show. Non Union Talent will be paid the same amount paid to the Union Performers. You will also be eligible for Awards for the Action Categories in both the Hollywood Dreams III and the Action On Film International Film Festival XV's Action genres. You will only have to enter this competition to be eligible for the other competitions named. The top 30 submissions will be screened live at the Brenden Theaters in conjunction with MegaFest.
3 Days from the end of the MEGAFEST ending, all selected talent will begin One Week of Table Reads and Fight Choreography Training. One week from the end of the training and script study we will begin our 18 Day Shoot with 2-3 Pick Up Days to be announced if necessary. You must cover your own Travel Expenses to Las Vegas but your meals, lodging and Pay for Shoot Dates will be paid. There is NO pay for rehearsals. Specialty Wardrobe will be provided.
Over the last fifteen years, people have echoed the same thing over and over, 'I just need a feature to show what I can do.' Well, you've got it now. Let's see what you'll do with the opportunity.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES & FEES
Fees and Deadlines are the Same for both Script and Video Submissions
September 25, 2018 Opening Date
January 31, 2019 Earlybird Deadline
March 31, 2019 Regular Deadline
July 8, 2019 Late Deadline
Submission Fee: $60.00
Submission Fee: $60.00
Submission Fee: $80.00
Submission Fee: $100.00
July 21, 2019 Notification Date
July 25 – August 3, 2019Event Date