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Action on Film's Writers Celebration Screenwriting Competition
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
$70
$55
$70
Final Deadline
Aug 4, 2017
$85
$70
$85
Winners Notified:
Aug 24, 2017
The Action on Film 13th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Celebration recognizes, celebrates and honors writers of all genres and formats like no other festival does. Now in our 13th year, our screenplay competition has garnered a solid reputation as being one of the premier competitions. The AOF has created a solid community of writers from around the globe. AOFFEST embraces the written word and acknowledges that it is the basis to all good films, teleplays, TV series etc. Without the Word, there would be no action. Action on Film accepts written word screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, poetry and prose in ALL GENRES. Let the AOF be your partner in getting your written works, read, recognized, celebrated and honored. Submit and be a part of the AOF Family.
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Please use the discount Code AOFlovesWriters on Filmfreeway.com using the following the link. https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ActionOnFilmInternatiionalFilmFestival and get $5 off Every Submission. If submitting more than 5 projects please contact us at info.aoffest@gmail.com for an additional discount or special offer.
Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest
Early Deadline
May 31, 2017
$43
$37
$43
Regular Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$49
$43
$49
Late Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$55
$49
$55
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$55
$55
Winners Notified:
Nov 25, 2017
Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is one of our most recent successes. The film is to be released in Jan 2015 by Warner Bros. Have a look at our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 21 judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 100 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

* OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +

* OSCAR NOMINATED WRITER, JEFFREY CAINE - THE CONSTANT GARDENER, GOLDENEYE +

* BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +

* AFI WINNER & CANNES PALME D'OR NOMINATED DIRECTOR, RAY LAWRENCE - LANTANA, JINDABYNE +

* DIRECTOR PHYLLIDA LLOYD - MAMMA MIA, THE IRON LADY

* LIZA MARSHALL - HEAD OF FILM @ RIDLEY SCOTT'S, SCOTT FREE

* MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

FEATURE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner * $4000 cash (£3200 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

2nd Place * $1000 cash (£800 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

3rd Place * $500 cash (£400 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

4th Place * $250 cash (£200 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

5th Place * Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

SHORT FILM FUND A production grant of up to $15,000 (£12,100 approx) will be awarded to the winning script.

TV PILOT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner * $2000 cash (£1600 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

2nd Place * $500 cash (£400 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

3rd Place * $250 cash (£200 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

4th Place * Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

5th Place * Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

SHORT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner * $1000 cash (£800 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

2nd Prize * $500 cash (£400 approx) * Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers * Final Draft Version 9 Software * InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

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NBC's Writers on the Verge
Final Deadline
May 31, 2017
$FREE
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply. The program will consist of two night classes, which will typically be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm), weekly at NBCUniversal in Universal City, CA. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments. Classes concentrate on creating an exceptional spec & pilot script and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry. Writers are given the chance to interact with industry players ranging from network executives to show runners to agents and receive valuable feedback on their work and pitch style. Writing assignments on a NBCUniversal television show may be available after successful completion of the program but are not a guarantee. Past participants have gone on to series including “Community”, “Burn Notice”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “White Collar”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Chicago Fire” and “Parenthood.” How to Submit The submission window is open MAY 1st, 2017 – MAY 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm PT. Please note: 1.We do not accept email or mail submissions. You must complete the online application before the deadline. 2. We will accept submissions from individual writers and from writing teams of two. We will not accept writing teams of more than two. 3. Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation in the Los Angeles area for the duration of the program. To watch for updates, please follow the NBCUNI TIPS Facebook page and the Writers On The Verge Facebook Page. Submission Instructions will be posted here in the spring.
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Filmmatic Screenplay Awards Competition
Regular
May 31, 2017
$35
$20
$35
Late
Jun 30, 2017
$40
$25
$40
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$45
$30
$45
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created by the Filmmatic.com staff to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work. Entries can be made via the form on our website, or through the FilmFreeway or Withoutabox systems. The competition will result in 1 Overall Winner, 10 Categorical Winners, and 100 Honorable Mentions. All Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced by September 15, 2017.
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Final
Jun 2, 2017
$62
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$77
Winners Notified:
Oct 19, 2017
17th annual Screamfest: Winning screenwriter will receive: $1,000 cash prize General meeting with Ryan Turek, Director of Development at Blumhouse Productions Our amazing gold skull trophy designed by Stan Winston. Movie Magic Screenwriting software InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. SellAScript.com Total Script Express One Year free listing in SellAScript.com Script Marketplace. Six month access to SellAScript.com Writers Rolodex.
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The Toronto International Screenwriting Competition
Final Deadline
Jun 6, 2017
$70
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
We are a team of Canadian artists and industry professionals who are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Our team of industry professionals is passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to be a bridge between up and coming artists and the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives in both Canada and the US. We are also passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams that call our city their home. We love all kinds of scripts and stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and Canada and from artists of all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations. Our city has a long history of nurturing and showcasing the most talented filmmakers in the entertainment industry. We want to give screenwriters the same level of exposure. We want to develop writers to work on studio films as well as high end independents. We want to inspire, support, and develop writers at all levels to make great films that leave others touched, moved and inspired. We love film and we love storytellers. And we want to do everything we can to support the arts, not only locally, but around the world. Our aim is to forge a screenwriting festival that will inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories in the US, Canada, and abroad. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring writers and filmmakers in all genres.
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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
Final Deadline
Jun 7, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
We love New York and we love film! We especially loves films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be from here to submit your scripts). We are a passionate group of entertainment professionals who care deeply about nurturing, developing, and furthering the careers of the next generation of New York City filmmakers and screenwriters from the U.S. and around the world. We want our screenwriting competition to launch the careers of New York’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Our team is passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to connect up and coming artists with the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives and producers around the world. We are especially passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams in the ‘Mecca’ we call home. We love so many of the great films set in New York and made by New Yorkers. As such we love all kinds of scripts from studio blockbusters to little indies. No two paths are ever the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and from writers of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations. Our city has a long history of producing the most talented writers and filmmakers in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers to work on studio films as well as high end independents. We want to inspire and support writers at all levels to make great films in, about, or around New York (and no, your entry does not have to be about New York). We love film and we love filmmakers. And we want to do everything we can to support the people who make them. We want to inspire an entire generation of filmmakers to tell great stories in New York, the US, and abroad. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers in all genres.
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Black Screenplays Matter
Final Deadline
Jun 7, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
We are a team of artists, writers, directors, and producers that want nothing more than to support the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Specifically, those storytellers that passionate about telling stories about our communities in the U.S. and abroad, from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean, to Wall Street and the streets of London to the NBA. Our stories are as vast and varied as any culture’s and not enough of them are being told so we want to support the artists who are telling them so we can see more of them on the silver screen. And yes, we take submissions from artists from around the world of any sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, White, Black, Latin, Asian, Arab, and everything in between. We believe in, support, and practice creating diversity in the workplace and support artists of all ethnicities. Our aim is to forge a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of filmmakers. We are passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to bridge the gap between up and coming artists and the talent representation that will ultimately put them in front of production executives that make black films in the United States and abroad. And we love all kinds of stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare; from silly Tyler Perry films to outrageous Ice Cube comedies. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. And again, we accept scripts from people of all shapes and sizes, colors, ethnicities, sexes, and sexual orientations from all over the world, not just African Americans. As long as your script is about the black community or issues affecting the black community, where ever that black community might be, be it in the U.S., Africa, or outer space. We just want to see more stories about our communities. Our goal is to inspire more black authors to write, more black stories to go into production, and to connect production companies that tell our stories to the exceptionally talented storytellers who are writing them. We want to inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories that will inspire future generations to tell great stories.
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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Late
Jun 9, 2017
$45
Final Deadline
Jun 23, 2017
$60
Winners Notified:
Jul 28, 2017
Breaking Walls is the leading screenplay competition for writers in the thriller genre. Well-written thrillers are an excellent way for writers to show the pros a combination of commerciality and effectively delivered narrative. Hollywood literary representation and production companies have agreed to receive each round's winning script as well as consider all of the finalists' loglines for read requests. Plus: Cash prizes for the winner and runner-up... and winner gets a free Inktip listing.
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New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Final Deadline
Jun 10, 2017
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jun 20, 2017
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO "A top ten event" - Het Parool "Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland "Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam Inspired by the idea of a cultural revival, we recognize that the digital revolution creates the conditions for a New Renaissance, opening a door for a different set of stories to be told. OUR MISSION Film is a unique medium, and the New Renaissance Film Festival’s mission is to support and champion the best upcoming filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era, to fulfill their dream in telling their stories. We achieve this by: (1) actively finding new gems and discovering excellent stories that move us, challenge us and above all inspire us; (2) promoting talented filmmakers and screenwriters on our social media, with initiatives such as Film of the Week, interviews, and panel discussions during our festivals in London and Amsterdam; (3) being open to a diversity of different voices and points of view; (4) providing screenwriters, directors and producers with top industry judges, professional masterclasses and expert script analysis and development to enable them to achieve success; (5) hosting award-winning films on our pay-per-view distribution platform which benefits the filmmakers; and (6) attracting sponsors who are passionate about indie film and can help us to nurture the artists we showcase. ONE OF THE TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS TO KNOW ABOUT! NRFF was featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS, alongside Raindance and Aesthetica. Our top industry judges from the UK and USA enable us to keep standards consistently high. As of September 2016, NRFF is ranked in the top 20 best reviewed film festivals on FilmFreeway. This platform serves more than 5,000 film festivals around the world. What makes this special is that the ranking (currently #14) is determined by reviews from the filmmakers and screenwriters who have participated in our festival. A FESTIVAL FOR INSPIRING ARTISTS, STORIES AND STORYTELLERS This three-day festival is organized by JAN HENDRIK VERSTRATEN and MASSIMO BARBATO who are themselves filmmakers and writers. They believe at the heart of every great film is a great story, one that will inspire an audience and hopefully help to shape culture in a positive way. NRFF London has several categories for UK and International filmmakers and screenwriters, but very close to our hearts is the YOUNG TALENT AWARD. This is a special award for screenwriting and for short films that will be presented to young talent between the ages of 18-24. We feel it is important to give those starting out in film a chance to discover their own unique voice and vision, as an artist, and to communicate with a larger audience. NRFF LONDON 2017 2017 will be our second year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. We will screen around 120 narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY. Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION and a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmaker's PANEL DISCUSSION, Filmmaker Q&A's, and other networking opportunities.
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$10 off entry fee on FilmFreeway submissions. Go to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/NewRenaissanceFilmFestival Enter Discount Code
Hip Hop Film Festival Screenwriters Competition
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Late Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 6, 2017
FINAL DRAFT is now an official sponsor of the HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL. Presenting the HHFF Screenwriters Competition. We welcome ALL stories covering ALL GENRES written by anyone influenced by the global culture of Hip Hop. Prizes : $2500 in CASH / Best of the Fest Screenwriter Award / FINAL DRAFT screenwriting software / Script Consultation with leading Hollywood writer / Fast tracked and Paid entry into FINAL DRAFT'S "Big Break" contest / Apple IPad Pro. Enter Now
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Enter the discount code in the appropriate section when submitting your work to receive the discount. We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: June 15, 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$145
Regular Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$160
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$160
Winners Notified:
Jan 31, 2018
The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so they may learn the skills necessary to help them achieve their goal of obtaining representation, selling or optioning their work, and/or landing a writing assignment. This program is for feature and/or screenplays only.
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WeScreenplay Television Competition
Late
Jun 16, 2017
$49
Final Deadline
Jul 7, 2017
$59
Winners Notified:
Nov 3, 2017
Television Competition strives to provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. There are two great members on the Jury this year for each category: Drama: Ryan Mickels is an executive for Universal Cable, producers of MR. ROBOT, COLONY, and SUITS. His advice and insight will be invaluable to writers of the drama genre. Comedy: Daniel Wolfberg is an executive for Comedy Central and has worked on IDIOTSITTER, DRUNK HISTORY, and JEFF & SOME ALIENS. His expertise on getting projects green-lit is what turns scripts into television shows.
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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Regular Deadline
Jun 18, 2017
$65
Final Deadline
Aug 6, 2017
$75
Winners Notified:
Oct 14, 2017
The Cynosure Screenwriting Competition seeks to reward screenplays in two categories: scripts with compelling female protagonists and scripts that showcase diversity. There will be one $5000 Grand Prize winner. This winner can come from either category. Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a Cynosure Mentorship - a meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager. The First Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $500. The Second Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $250. The Winner and Runner-Ups will also receive prize packages from InkTip and SellAScript.com. For more information and additional prizes, please visit the Contest page.
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Contest of Contest Winners
Early
Jun 20, 2017
$$75
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$$85
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
CCW seeks to discover which feature screenplay from the winners and finalists of the many quality competitions is the best of the best. This year, we’ll be shouting it out at the Sunscreen Film Festival West, September 29-October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles where contest finalists and winners will meet with agents, producers, successful filmmakers, and celebrities. ALL Entrants receive: • 2 Industry Professional Script Evaluations on their entry coverage and score sheet) valued at more than $500. We are famous for these. Ten Finalists also receive: • • Presentation in Trophies Ceremony at Sunscreen Film Festival West • VIP Passes to Sunscreen Film Festival West, which includes: ◦ access to all Films, Parties, Workshops, and Celebrity Events ◦ access to all workshops and panels by top Hollywood actors, producers, screenwriters and filmmakers ◦ discount lodging • Publicity for writer, script title, and log line to Agents, Prodcos, Managers, and Industry News • Continued promotion on ScriptDoctor.com • Group membership with other Contest Finalists for networking and news, which includes our great Facebook sharing page for writers https://www.facebook.com/contestofcontestwinners 1st and 2nd Place Winners also receive: • Story Notes from ScriptDoctor.com (rated No. 1 in national survey ) valued at $1500 • All Finalist prizes listed above like the Presentation in Trophies Ceremony • A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you • Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15,000 producers and reps • A 30 minute Consult with an Industry agent or producing company plus Bragging rights!
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Bahamas International Film Festival Screenwriters Residency Program
Final Deadline
Jun 22, 2017
$150
Winners Notified:
Oct 5, 2017
The 14th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival will be held on December 10th - 13th in Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas and on December 14th -17th in Nassau, Bahamas. The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to announce the return of its popular Screenwriters Residency Program with Aliv, University Of Georgia, Cocoa Coffee House, Romora Bay Resort & Marina and Source Management+Production BIFF aims to connect auspicious writers with industry professionals in an intimate setting, allowing them to receive first hand knowledge as well as establish lasting relationships with field experts. Six fortunate applicants will be extended the opportunity of attending a complimentary mentorship in Harbour Island, December 10- 13, 2017. The Screenwriters Residency Program provides screenplay writers from around the world the opportunity to receive invaluable mentoring from industry professionals and compete for a cash prize for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners sponsored by Source Management+Production. "The Screenwriters Residency Program is not only an important component to BIFF but to the world and its flourishing filmmaking industry. The industry professionals that lend their time and expertise to BIFF on an island for four days, a program like this could not be replicated anywhere in the world. We are proud to have a forum to nurture the next generation of screenwriters." said Leslie Vanderpool, Founder & Executive Director (BIFF). The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) has and continues to present The Bahamas as a premier film destination to the international cinematic community. Apart from showcasing 1000+ local and international films, we have introduced our culture to more than 1 million film professionals and enthusiasts from around the world in 13 years. BIFF has been recognized for being in the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world by Movie Making Magazine and is one of the only organizations that promotes the film industry in The Bahamas to thousands of filmmakers from around the globe. Each successive year, BIFF grows significantly and has attracted A-List celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Chaz Ebert, Debra Messing, Danny Glover, Heather Graham, Alan Arkin, Sir Sean Connery, Anna Faris, Naomie Harris, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Lee Daniels and many more. Additionally, BIFF has succeeded in promoting The Bahamas as a tourist destination and potential cinema production venue through its annual events. Prestigious publications featuring the Festival include The Hollywood News Reporter, Variety Magazine, Hollywood Report and Moving Pictures Magazine, Premier Magazine, all published in Los Angeles. Additionally, New York Times, Financial Times, Travel & Leisure, Screen International, Entertainment Tonight, Hello Magazine and London Times. For Script submissions, please follow the link to http://bintlfilmfest.com/news/press_item/130 Application fee for the Screenwriters Residency Program is $150. Deadline for submissions on June 22, 2017.
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Cannes Golden Plume International Screenwriting Competition
Regular
Jun 22, 2017
$50
$50
$50
Extended
Jul 21, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Late
Aug 24, 2017
$60
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Sep 21, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
Cannes has long been the Mecca of the entertainment industry. It is the place to showcase the best of the best films. It’s as if the city was founded for the sole purpose of showcasing timeless classics. And now, it is also the home of the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition that will showcase the next generation of great writers. We are Cannes and we are passionate about cinema. Our city has showcased the best cinema in the world for decades. Our city has given a platform to the auteurs of our art even when they were banned by theatres in their own countries and the largest markets around the world. We are proud to support great cinema and now we are proud to support great screenwriting with the launch of the Cannes Golden Plume International Screenwriting Competition. The Cannes International Screenwriting Competition will launch the careers of the next generation of great filmmakers by recognizing the absolute best screenwriting talent in the world and rewarding them with introductions to the most prestigious talent agencies and lit managers in the world. We want to connect artists with the people who can not only get them working, but can also get their films made. We embrace artists from all over the globe. As such, we embrace all forms of expression that is why we are the only major screenwriting competition to accept scripts in multiple language formats. We also accept scripts of all kinds and in every genre from studio blockbusters to foreign films and art house independents. Artists come in all shapes and sizes and so do great stories which is why we do not discriminate based on content and will never discriminate against artists based on ethnicity, nationality, sex, or sexual orientation. Our city has the world’s best reputation in cinema. We showcase the greatest talent in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers to work in film and television. We want to inspire and support them at all levels and everything in cinema starts with the script. As such we want to do everything we can to support the people who write them. We want to inspire the next generation of writers to tell stories that will not only inspire audiences, but will inspire the next generation of writers around the world. Our aim is further the craft of screenwriting for generations to come.
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Hollywood International Screenwriting Competition
Regular
Jun 22, 2017
$50
$50
$50
Extended
Jul 20, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Late
Aug 24, 2017
$60
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Sep 21, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
We are the home of the entertainment industry and we get our winners the exposure they deserve. Our goal is to connect writers with agents, managers, and producers. Most great films are made in Hollywood. Most Award winning films have been made in Hollywood and the majority of Award winning artists live in Hollywood so it makes sense to get your script read by the people who have access to the people who can get it made and get it made right! We don’t care where you’re from or what sort of past you have, if you’ve written a great script, we want to read it. Please submit it today! We are a passionate group of industry executives who care deeply about developing the next generation of Hollywood filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad. We are located in the heart of the entertainment industry and are proud to be the only International screenwriting competition in Hollywood. We are committed to fostering the careers of local talent as well as finding the next generation of talent from around the world. We want to launch the careers of our industry’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Hollywood is all about blockbusters and we want to find the talent capable of delivering those blockbusters. We are passionate about developing artists. We want to connect up and coming artists with the agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of the producers who will get their films made. We love movies and the artists who make them and we are committed to seeing more of you get your films made. As such, we are committed to having the most prolific distribution list of any screenwriting competition. We not only want our winner’s scripts in the hands of people who can do something with them, we want their scripts in the hands of everybody who can get something with them. Great films come in all shapes and sizes, from thrillers to comedies and epic blockbusters to small indies, as such we love all kinds of scripts from big studio projects to arthouse indies. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and from writers of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations. Our city produces the most films in the world because we have the most talented people in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers and filmmakers to work in every facet of production. We want to support writers at all levels to make great films all over the world. We love film and we love filmmakers. And we want to do everything we can to support and inspire the next generation of filmmakers to tell great stories that will be told for generations to come. We want to open doors for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers in all genres.
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Final Draft Big Break Contest
Regular Deadline
Jun 26, 2017
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 14, 2017
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2017
Big Break Contest Launches Careers!

Enter your screenplay or TV script and launch your career:

11 Feature Genre and TV Format Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including The Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for Film & Television

2 Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for the Final Draft Annual Award Event

Join past winners who scored representation with A-list executives and have seen their scripts optioned.
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ScreenCraft's $20,000 Short Film Fund
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$55
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
Every 6 months, at least one filmmaker will be awarded this production grant of up to $20,000 in production funds. We announce the winner(s) 6 weeks after each final deadline. We are accepting applications from around the world (in English). Whether you have a simple screenplay or a short film that’s already in production, we want to consider your short screenplay or in-production short film project. If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning short film screenplay with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $20,000 in financing. In partnership with BondIt, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering two production grants per year to talented filmmakers for short film and online series that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the scale and merit of the project. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt and Buffalo 8 Productions.
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Student Discounts for $10 off with Valid Student ID.
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