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Teleplay Fee
International Family & Faith Film Festival
Extended Reg
Mar 28, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Late Deadline
Apr 25, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Final Deadline
May 16, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Jun 9, 2017
The International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is already the World’s Premier Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition. Our judges have produced and distributed some of the biggest faith based films in Hollywood and around the world. By competing and being named a finalist in our sister screenwriting competition it gives our writer’s a big leg up when approaching faith based production companies who are vying to get their films into our festival. The International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is designed to launch the careers of aspiring faith based writers, encourage established writers to transition into faith based film, and inspire writers of all faiths to include an element of faith in their films. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring faith based writers and filmmakers in all genres.
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Jamaica Screenwriters Fellowship by ScreenCraft
Early Bird
Mar 30, 2017
$39
$39
Final Deadline
Apr 20, 2017
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Jul 20, 2017
Our 2017 program is open for applications! Recharge your creativity in Jamaica while networking with top entertainment industry professionals, including Vice President of Production at SONY PICTURES, a literary manager from KAPLAN/PERRONE, the screenwriter of THE TOWN and HUNGER GAMES, and the showrunner of PRISON BREAK and the much-anticipated NETFLIX series LOST IN SPACE! You’ll spend 5 full days of September 12-16 developing your feature film or TV screenplay at ScreenCraft’s Screenwriters Residency Program in partnership with the Calabash International Literary Festival and Jake’s Hotel in beautiful Treasure Beach, Jamaica. This distinguished program will provide FOUR talented screenwriters with free tuition for the full week of mentorship, networking and screenplay development in paradise. Tuition is FREE if you’re one of four screenwriters who will be accepted into the full scholarship program. Apply below! After the April 20th deadline, we will open for applications for 10 tuition-paying attendees. Price of tuition for paying attendees will be $2,300. Final application deadline for tuition-paying attendees will be June 1st.
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ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Contest
Final Deadline
Mar 30, 2017
$59
Winners Notified:
Jun 9, 2017
We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest! Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your feature film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy feature screenplay contest.
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Action on Film's Writers Celebration Screenwriting Competition
Regular Deadline
Mar 31, 2017
$55
$45
$55
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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Discount Code: AOFlovesWriters
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.
10th Annual StoryPros Awards
Regular Deadline
Mar 31, 2017
$50
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2017
$60
Winners Notified:
Jun 15, 2017
The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest - an open competition recognizing 16 winners with $25,000.00 in cash and prizes, including guaranteed reads and other invaluable industry promotion! Past winners and contestants have garnered reads, gained representation, and optioned or sold their scripts! Will you be next?
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Discount Code: INK10
$10 off entry fee! Enter discount code at checkout time.
Animation Screenplay Festival
Early
Mar 31, 2017
$35
$25
$30
Regular
Apr 8, 2017
$40
$30
$35
Late
Apr 30, 2017
$45
$35
$40
Final Deadline
May 5, 2017
$45
$35
$40
Winners Notified:
Jun 6, 2017
FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants. Get your entire script performed at the writing festival. SUBMIT your FEATURE, TV or SHORT SCREENPLAY. Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation. Looking for screenplays from all over the world. Watch Recent Screenplay Winners https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxioVN3VeTtqOV7Jrv-RGiK6L&v=LXx9I_hP5wM
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Discount Code: animationfest
Use code to receive $10 off your submission fee via InkTip
CayFilm - Cayman Island's International Film Festival
Regular
Apr 1, 2017
$25
Final Deadline
Apr 14, 2017
$30
Late Deadline
Apr 14, 2017
$30
Winners Notified:
Jul 3, 2017
CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival is an annual multi-day spectacular event designed to create new interest and excitement about the Cayman Islands as a world-class filming destination. Included in the festival will be daily film screenings, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, an exclusive premiere screening and a celebrity gala event. It is our vision to open up the Cayman Islands to the film industry around the world whilst opening up the world to Cayman’s young and aspiring filmmakers.
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Discount Code: inktip2017
This code will get you $5 off your submission price
Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Extended
Apr 1, 2017
$69
$59
$59
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2017
$75
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2017
CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SCREENPLAY CONTEST (CWA) is an international screenwriting event known for championing writers and opening doors. Through established relationships with some of the industry's most sought-after companies, CWA plays a critical role in connecting talented writers with agents and producers in search of fresh, new material. More than $30,000 awarded in cash and prizes, including a production opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner & CWA promotes beyond just the winning scripts.
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Discount Code: INKFRIEND5
Discount only good when entering through the CWA website. Input code into promo area of the entry form.
SCTC Original Sitcom Contest
Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2017
$65
Winners Notified:
May 15, 2017
The Second City Training Center has developed, nurtured and produced some of the most prolific and talented writers in the television business. Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got! Three selected scripts will be sent to Thruline Entertainment, Los Angeles, MomentumTV, Los Angeles and Laura Hilker Productions, Chicago and L.A.. Our Grand Prize Winner will meet with all three! (More production companies may be added) The SCTC Original Sitcom Contest is looking for the next hit TV Comedy Pilot, Animated Pilot or Webseries that’s funny and completely original. So polish up that script that’s been sitting in your drawer. Write that story that’s been bouncing around in your head. Your script could be selected to be read onstage by some of Chicago’s most talented comedy performers at Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, Chicago! New Categories! Original Sitcom Pilots Animated Pilots Comedy Webseries Start writing!
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100 Screenplays
Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2017
$80
Winners Notified:
May 5, 2017
What makes 100 Screenplays different? One of the judges for Screenplay Festival had an idea, “What if we had a contest where we limited the number of entries to one hundred? We could get them read quickly and select the winner in a month, and the writers stand a better chance of winning.” This idea was thrown around the office until it grew into "100 Screenplays."
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Discount Code: 2017inktip
Redeem this code by applying online at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/100Screenplays
ScreenCraft Comedy Contest
Early Bird
Apr 1, 2017
$39
Final Deadline
May 17, 2017
$59
Winners Notified:
Jul 28, 2017
This year's comedy jury is made up of folks from Warner Brothers, Funny or Die, and STX Studios. Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script. Big or small, our jury is looking for smart feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and unique comedic voices. All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader.
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WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition
Standard
Apr 2, 2017
$39
$39
$39
Late
Apr 23, 2017
$49
$49
$49
Extended Late
May 14, 2017
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Jul 7, 2017
After the success of our 2016 contests, we are delighted to announce the WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition! We took a careful review this time of what writers value most about our competitions and how we can ensure that every submission gets several script professionals' oversight before any judgment is passed. We've also suspended entries for French and German language scripts until we can improve our marketing presence in those languages. So now there's $1500 available in prize money plus over $3000 in script development available from us - so that we can promise to continue to develop and promote three winners to the top of the international film industry, through the writing company with the strongest track record of delivering success to its winning entries – us. Hundreds of writers have found representation and many have had their scripts produced through our competitions since 1999. Screenplays, teleplays and pilot scripts are all welcomed.
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The Toronto International Screenwriting Competition
Extended
Apr 3, 2017
$60
$60
$60
Late
May 1, 2017
$65
$65
$65
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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Jefferson State Flixx Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Apr 7, 2017
$20
$15
Regular Deadline
May 5, 2017
$25
$20
Final Deadline
May 26, 2017
Late Deadline
May 26, 2017
$30
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2017
Come be a part of the "premier festival office the mythical 51st State of Jefferson!" We love our filmmakers and screenwriters. Win a belt buckle and have one hell of a good time. "A outlaw-ish alternative to the standard film festival!" - Tzang Merwyn Tong (writer-director, FAERYVILLE) "One of the best festivals I've been to!" Marlyn Mason (Actor, DEAR FUTURE SELF) "Pioneer quaintness and rugged individualism." - Claudia Ballard (editor, OLD?!) "Jefferson State Flixx Fest is a truly unique and fulfilling experience. I left feeling inspired and wanting to come back next year!" - Meagan Daine (screenwriter, WEST OF REDEMPTION) Nestled in the scenic and historic Scott Valley among the majesty of the Marble Mountains, the Jefferson State FLIXX FEST proudly claims to be the premier film festival in the "mythical" 51st State of Jefferson, located on the border in far northern California. In true Jeffersonian spirit we have our own way of doing things. We screen at several non-traditional venues (outdoor tents, a massive old tire shop, etc.) and are committed to showcasing films and screenplays that especially capture some of the Jefferson State's iconic values: landscape, rebellion, beauty, irreverence, the outdoors, vision and independence, in whatever form that takes. We also have a KIDS FLIXX section of the festival that encourages independent voices in a kid-friendly approach. Last year went far beyond expectations, with sixty films including shorts, the attendance of several filmmakers, a live table read of the winning screenplay and close to 2000 Flixxfesters. This year will see some new changes that promise an even better event and look forward to another amazing and sold-out weekend in September. Awards will be presented after the final screening on Saturday at a truly unique Awards dinner.
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Discount Code: JSFFLUVSINKTIP2017
Enter the code at checkout on FilmFreeway! Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
Academy Nicholl Fellowship
Regular
Apr 10, 2017
$60
Final Deadline
May 1, 2017
$85
Winners Notified:
Oct 31, 2017
Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year. Qualifications Screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible. Entry Deadline There are three deadlines for 2017: early is March 7 ($45 entry fee), regular is April 10 ($60 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($85 entry fee). The online application form must be completed and a PDF version of the script uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 1. NEW FOR 2017: Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2017. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section. Prizes Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. From the program’s inception in 1986 through 2016, $4.090 million has been awarded to 160 writers. Fellowship Obligations Up to five fellows in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition will be invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November. Fellowship recipients will be expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the fellowship year. Fellowship payments will be made quarterly subject to satisfactory progress of the recipient’s work, as judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee. The Academy reserves the right to grant no awards if, in the opinion of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, no entry is of sufficient merit.
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TrackingB 2017 TV Script Contest
Final Deadline
Apr 11, 2017
$109
Winners Notified:
Apr 12, 2017
Qualifications: Scripts must be completely original. This is not a contest for SCANDAL, MODERN FAMILY, or WALKING DEAD specs, or reality shows. We are open to any and all genres and lengths of scripted work. Just make sure the work is the pilot for a TV show and is your own creation in full. Deadlines: Early Entry deadline is: January 22nd, 2017 ($85.00). Late Entry deadline is: February 26th, 2017 ($99.00). REALLY Late Entry deadline is April 11th, 2017 ($109.00). Prizes: Five finalists will be read by our industry panel, and receive exposure on TrackingB.
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WeScreenplay Diverse Voices
Final Deadline
Apr 15, 2017
$49
$49
$49
Winners Notified:
Jun 15, 2017
Diverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives – through the author and/or characters – that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. The contest accepts Features, TV Pilots, Web Series, and Shorts – we’re looking for underrepresented perspectives in any format. Some examples of great stories that have had fresh perspectives in mediums of film include: Bridesmaids, Fruitvale Station, F to 7th, Master of None, Mad Max Fury Road, Broad City, Parvaneh, Empire, and so many more. For every entry Diverse Voices receives, WeScreenplay will donate $3 to Books For Kids to ensure that children of every background and all starts in life have a chance to become storytellers. The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children.
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Discount Code: INKTIP10
Coupon only valid on contest submissions with notes or coverage added. Good for $10 off. Enter at checkout.
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition
Late Deadline
Apr 17, 2017
$60
Final Deadline
May 1, 2017
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents, and managers who read your scripts. Our past winners have won Emmys, been signed by agents, managers, had their scripts optioned, and even made into movies. We will promote, pitch, and push the Semifinalists and higher for a full year. No other competition in the world does that.
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2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Final Deadline
Apr 17, 2017
$69
$69
$69
Winners Notified:
Oct 15, 2017
Founded in 2003, each year the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest presents over $50,000 in Cash & Prizes to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world -- including a $25,000 Grand Prize and Gold, Silver & Bronze Prizes in 10 different genre categories. Most importantly, over the past decade the contest has built an unprecedented track record of success. Dozens of PAGE Award Winners have landed top Hollywood agents and managers, optioned and sold their winning scripts, and seen their movies and TV shows produced. Enter this year's contest and you could be next!
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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
Late Deadline
Apr 19, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Extended Deadline
May 17, 2017
$65
$65
$65
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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