CONTEST RULES

SHORT SCRIPT & WEB SERIES

Projects in any genre under 35 pages.

Deadline:

Earlybird

On-Time

Late

Extended

Fee:

$30

$35

$40

$50

Date Due:

Feb 11, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

May 13, 2022

July 15, 2022

SCRIPTS FOR FEATURE, TV PILOT, REALITY TELEVISION

Projects in any genre over 35 pages and under 120 pages.

Deadline:

Earlybird

On-Time

Late

Extended

Fee:

$40

$45

$50

$60

Date Due:

Feb 11, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

May 13, 2022

July 15, 2022

SYNOPSIS, TREATMENT, or PITCH DECK

Synopsis: 1-3 pages. Treatments: 3-10 pages. Pitch Decks: up to 35.

Deadline:

Earlybird

On-Time

Late

Extended

Fee:

$25

$30

$35

$45

Date Due:

Feb 11, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

May 13, 2022

July 15, 2022

GOLDEN AGE SCRIPTS FOR FEATURE, TV PILOT, REALITY TELEVISION

Projects in any genre by writers over the age of 55.

*This category is optional. Writers over 55 may submit to any category.

Deadline:

Earlybird

On-Time

Late

Extended

Fee:

$35

$40

$45

$50

Date Due:

Feb 11, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

May 13, 2022

July 15, 2022

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

 

  • Submission Fees are in (USD)

  • If the writer of the submitted screenplay is optioned/produced within the past 3 years they will not qualify for the Cash Prize or Talent Manager award.

  • We are currently accepting written submissions for features, shorts, and web series.

 

  • All genres are welcome.

 

  • One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.

 

  • The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).

 

  • Only one copy, draft, or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.

 

  • Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission without approval by the festival.

 

  • Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.

 

  • Features that are over 120 pages will not be accepted.

 

  • Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted. 

 

  • Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted. 

  • Winners who do not attend the awards show and would like their award have the option to pay the cost of the award and shipping. A digital certificate can be provided as an alternative at no cost.

 

  • Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced.

 

  • Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the logline required on the application form.

 

  • Entries lacking a logline in the application form may be disqualified at the festival's discretion.

 

  • If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" should be noted in the logline.

 

  • Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible.

 

  • The collaborator’s name must be added during the online application process.

 

  • All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline of July 18th, 2020.

 

  • Winners will be announced at the Writers Award Show (Date TBD).

 

Notifications of Finalists will be announced on Aug 19th, 2021

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