Plus, it is almost a prerequisite that every creative and development executive in town reads at least the top five winning scripts. Though there are certainly some questionable entities out there, and some contests are definitely more reputable and more prestigious than others, no one is getting rich by running a screenplay contest.
So, which are the most prestigious screenplay contests from an industry point of view? If you wish to submit a revised draft of your screenplay, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
Adaptations of books, plays, or other source material written by another author are not eligible under any circumstances. Founded by Francis Ford Coppola, who reads the top ten finalists and selects the Grand Prize winner each year, the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest has a strong track record and is widely recognized within the industry.
Only five emerge, sweaty and bloody. The Lab accepts feature film scripts only. Our Judges are instructed and agree to evaluate scripts based on our standard Judging Procedure; however, the PAGE Awards contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
If you win one of the top screenwriting contests, you can pick up a sweet chunk of cash. This was written by admin.
Any submission that does not comply with contest rules may be disqualified. The relatively new TrackingB screenplay contest offers no cash prizes, but its top three finalists are reviewed by a panel of working professionals and the winning writers almost always secure representation as a result.
Courtesy of Roadmap Writers, all winners will receive a private consultation with an industry executive of their choice view options to review their first 15 pages, as well as a minute story notes call with their exec. Once a script has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages.
Each winner will also receive a complimentary pitch session and four free educational interactive webinars with high caliber industry executives. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15, producers and representatives.
Any and all inquiries from this media blitz will be sent directly to you or your designated representative, so you will be able to communicate with these industry execs directly.
This contest is for feature film scripts only. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
This competition is for television scripts only. Above and beyond the prestige of being associated with the Sundance festival and community, participating in the Lab is a great way to learn from and develop contacts with industry professionals. Plus, the dude who runs the contest is related to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Each year a total of twelve winners are invited to participate in the week-long Lab held in Park City, Utah, just prior to the Sundance Film Festival. Under no circumstances should you include your name or contact information anywhere within the body of your script.
A script that has been adapted from your own book, play, or other source material is eligible provided that you have retained all film and television rights to the property. A few other notable contests: But even just advancing to the quarter-finals or semi-finals looks great on a query and can draw a lot of requests to read the script.
Like Wall Street, Vegas, and dating, screenwriting is often a numbers game — a combination of quality and quantity. Most are break-even operations, at best. Judges, sponsors, administrators, and independent contractors who work with or for the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards or Production Arts Group are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their spouses or other immediate family members.
But most writers are in a position to take only a limited number of shots at the contest bulls-eye. Follow comments here with the RSS feed. Since our judging process is anonymous, please include ONLY the title of your script on your title page.
Thousands of writers enter this cage match each year. This competition is for feature film scripts only.In order to be approved, you must contact the moderators, and be prepared to submit proof of identity and legitimacy of your services.
This includes script consulting, script editing, the selling/trading of scripts, and more. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards contest has now become one of the most highly respected sources for new screenwriting talent, both within the Hollywood community and internationally.
T he PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, all of whom have years of experience evaluating and developing scripts for major Hollywood studios, agencies, management firms and production companies.
The latest Tweets from PAGE Awards (@PAGEawards). The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Hollywood, California. The PAGE Awards contest was designed to bridge that gap.
Our judges are all working professionals in the film and television industry, and each year they present over $50, in cash and prizes to screenwriters in ten different genre categories/5(22).
The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition was established in the fall of by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development executives.
Their goal? To discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world.Download