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WriteMovies Horror Award 2020
Final Deadline
Sep 27, 2020
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2020
Celebrating great writing across all genres… The second edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award is open for submissions!

The winner of this award will receive guaranteed pitching to industry, two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level, and further advice to fine tune their script from our experts.

All submissions also receive free, automatic entry to our Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest, with the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of $3500 and many other bonuses!
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Extended
Sep 30, 2020
$45
$40
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2020
$50
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2020
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDB
Awards listing Qualifier.
14th Annual StoryPros International
Regular
Sep 30, 2020
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2020
$60
Winners Notified:
Dec 15, 2020
The StoryPros International Screenplay Contest seeks to recognize 5 screenwriters for overall excellence and quality. The contest is open to any writer at any level, for any unproduced feature-length screenplay. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options and sales...why not you?
VISIONFEST Screenwriting Competition
Fall
Oct 1, 2020
$75.00
$60.00
Final Deadline
Nov 1, 2020
$85.00
$70.00
Winners Notified:
Dec 19, 2020
VISIONFEST is an annual online screenwriting competition evolving from what began in 2001 as VISIONFEST: THE OTHER FESTIVAL (commonly referred to as VF) and founded by the Domani Vision Film Society LLC, an organization dedicated to bringing you tomorrow’s visionaries... today. The Screenwriting Competition accepts feature length and short screenplays for a chance to win cash prizes, commemorative certificates, and more... Top winning feature script gets $1k cash prize - winning short $350 cash!
Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Late
Oct 3, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 24, 2020
$60
Winners Notified:
Nov 27, 2020
The leading screenplay competition for thriller screenwriters. Well-written thrillers are an excellent way demonstrate commerciality and effectively delivered narrative.

Hollywood managers and producers have agreed to receive the winning script and consider the top finalists' loglines for read requests, including:

Grindstone Entertainment, MadHorse, Magnet Management, Zero Gravity, and Morningstar Films

Plus, the winning writer gets a free InkTip listing for more pros to find your script.
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2020
$100
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Oct 15, 2020
2020 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition(Fall Edition),
In partnership with WeScreenplay, winning scripts will be reviewed by readers who have read for agencies, studios, management companies, and/or production companies. Each review will include: 4 pages of detailed notes, Character, Plot, Structure, Dialogue, and Concept Analysis, A Pass, Consider, or Recommend rating,

Winners receive the opportunity to pitch their script to industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more.

Feature length screenplay winners receive an InkTip Listing to promote their scripts. InkTip members include: ABC, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Final
Oct 7, 2020
$55
$40
Final Deadline
Nov 12, 2020
$65
$45
Extended
Nov 12, 2020
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Dec 22, 2020
ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2020
Screenplays must be feature-length no less than 35 pages and no more than 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.

TOP PRIZES

1st PLACE $500
2nd PLACE $300



ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2020

Short Screenplays must be no less than 10 pages and no more than 30 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.
TOP PRIZES

1st PLACE $150
2nd PLACE $75

Additional Sponsor Prizes:

*ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE
*Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software
*InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
InkTip Magazine: Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps.

*Script Pipeline - Membership
*Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch
-Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest "Script's For Sale" web page.

Submission Info:
GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Action Adventure
Drama
Fantasy
Art House
Comedy
WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest
Final Deadline
Oct 11, 2020
$59
$59
$59
Late
Oct 11, 2020
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Dec 4, 2020
WriteMovies has been helping writers succeed since 1999. We are currently accepting entries to our Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

The Grand Prize winner will receive $3500, and the top three scripts all receive a year of free script development and guaranteed pitching to industry.

You can also get free entry by commissioning a script report from us, with Studio Coverage for $99 or comprehensive Development Notes for $149.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Oct 22, 2020
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2020
Screamfest® was founded in 2001 to give talented writers a platform to further their careers. he competition is open to all feature scripts in the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres. Screenwriters have been optioned and/or sold their screenplays as a result of the competition.

Top 4 Finalist will receive:

Movie Magic Screenwriting software

A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
Publish your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication sent to nearly 15,000 producers, agents and managers.

Winning Screenwriter will receive:

$1,000 cash prize
Our amazing gold skull trophy
Movie Magic Screenwriting software
A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
Publish your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication sent to nearly 15,000 producers, agents and managers.
The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Late
Oct 31, 2020
$60.00
$60.00
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2020
$70.00
$70.00
Winners Notified:
Apr 23, 2021
Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. Our sixth edition marks a continued celebration of powerful women taking action onscreen. From female action heroes to female activists, we shine a spotlight on women in narrative, documentary and animated films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

AWIAFF extols the women who kick ass and change culture! Film has both the power to entertain and to awaken - to awaken awareness of the dynamic and powerful roles of women in our society and throughout the world. Our festival mission is to both kick ass and open minds.

Submit all narrative, animated, and documentary FILMS in any genre featuring women starring or co-starring as a physical action and/or empowerment characters.

Submit all MUSIC in any genre that is a film score, composition, song, or theme song created by female composers, female led bands, and female solo artists.

All categories are competition categories with awards in each category.

2019 HIGHLIGHTS
So many thanks to Paul Feig for presenting our 2019 edition. He was joined by sponsors Agenda Magazine, Bella Composers, Action Factory, Santa Monica Daily Press, The Argonaut, Final Draft, ActorsGuru, New York Film Academy, Entertainment Partners, Complete Production Group Hollywood, Habibi Bath & Body, and others.

From stunt panels to screening marathons, the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Fifth Edition was an incredible experience lasting four days. On April 25, 2019, actress Chase Masterson hosted the Artemis Awards Gala, in recognition of industry pros that represent female action and empowerment heroes at their best. 2019 Honorees were director Kimberly Peirce, actresses Daniela Ruah, Dot-Marie Jones, Levy Tran; stunt performers/coordinators/action designers Jeannie Epper, Melissa R. Stubbs, Shauna Duggins, Lisa Hoyle, Mahsa Ahmadi, Crystal Michelle, and Dejay Roestenberg.

The festival expanded to include music competitions for female solo artists, bands and composers. The music competition was sponsored by Bella Composers.

Saturday and Sunday, April 25th-26th, were filled with panel discussions centering on topics of women in the film business, women in music, the business of female driven content, stuntwomen, writing, creating action, anti-bullying , etc. Festival attendees and filmmakers were served an incredible lineup of screenings, industry networking, and social interactions. Festival participants enjoyed panel discussions featuring Teresa Huang, Chase Masterson, Cady McClain, Kiki Ebsen, Debbie Evans, and many other respected industry professionals.

Opening films for the 5th edition were: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY, SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT, REEL WOMEN SEEN and RANGE RUNNERS. The atmosphere was electric as Artemis moviegoers lined up for the opening night attractions.

And for the very first time, Agenda Magazine commemorated AWAIFF in a special collectors edition.

80 films were screened at our 2019 edition, submissions came in from approximately 35 countries, approximately 5% of filmmakers in official selections were in attendance and 100% percent of the screened content prominently featured women (as ALWAYS!).
Script Competition - New Media Film Festival
early
Nov 3, 2020
$65
$65
$65
regular
Jan 3, 2021
$70
$70
$70
late
Mar 3, 2021
$75
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2021
$80
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2021
CALL FOR SCRIPTS – www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
HBO has requested meetings with writers that have submitted to our festival.

Festival Perks:
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• Also the Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• Script nominees are listed on screen during programming
• And you are part of the Q & A in that session.
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Highlighted in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.

All Script types and lengths considered in Script Category.
Animation – Book - Children’s – Comedy – Drama – Documentary – Episodic - Long Form - New Media – Novel – Pilot – Play – Screenplay - Scripted Reality – Series – Television – Videogame - Web Series

More About the Festival

The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today!
www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com


“Worth The Entry Fee”
- Movie Maker Magazine

“Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible”
– Huffington Post

“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers”
-Roger Corman

”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”
-Festival World

“Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform” - Hero Complex

SUBMIT TODAY http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com/submit.php
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Nov 5, 2020
$80
$65
$80
Winners Notified:
Apr 6, 2021
Since 2009, Fresh Voices has been proud to provide a microphone to exciting new voices that deserve to be heard and memorable stories that must be told.

Celebrating our 11th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2020, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to help guide dozens of talented writers to secure literary representation, option agreements and other writing assignments, providing the stepping stones and advancing the careers of many of our winning writers.

Through our generous industry sponsors, Fresh Voices is pleased to offer over $20,000 in cash & prize packages including script development, career consultation, plus memberships and subscriptions to services, all designed to support your career and maximize the exposure of your big win.

Executives, managers and producers actively seeking new writers and projects are lined up to read this year's winners. Will you be our next success story?
Scripts - Web Series Festival Global
early
Nov 5, 2020
$50
$50
$50
regular
Feb 5, 2021
$60
$60
$60
late
Apr 5, 2021
$65
$65
$65
extended
Jun 15, 2021
$70
$70
$70
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$80
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 14, 2021
IN THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD, SINCE 2015 , WEB SERIES FESTIVAL GLOBAL CELEBRATES GREAT CONTENT.

WEB SERIES – PILOTS – SCRIPTS

7th WEB SERIES FESTIVAL GLOBAL

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5 2021 NETWORKING, SCREENINGS, Q & A, AWARDS
BestScript: Receives will receive A one year ISAConnect membership, a one year iPitch.tv membership & Total Script Express from SellAScript.com, an InkTip Script listing to promote themselves and their scripts to their entire network of producers & managers, a personalized certificate, laurels & Press.
The International Gullah Film Festival
Regular
Dec 1, 2020
$20
$5
$30
Late
Jan 15, 2021
$30
$10
$40
Final Deadline
Feb 15, 2021
$50
$15
$45
Winners Notified:
Mar 14, 2021
The mission of The International Gullah Film Festival is to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, The International Gullah Film Festival also strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and story tellers from around the world. This film festival is as much about pride for people of Gullah descent as it is about our place in the global community.
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