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Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

We are in our FIFTH year and always looking for fresh voices and outspending writing. This year we are once again accepting both feature and short film scripts.

PRIZES

The winning feature length script will win the Grand Prize of $1,000 CASH!

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ISA

International Screenwriters' Association

We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.

  • ISA Introductory Feedback: (1-2 pages of notes): $30
  • ISA General Feedback: (2-3 pages of notes): $55
  • ISA Extensive Feedback: (5-6 pages of notes): $125

Feedback Type Description

ISA Introductory Feedback (1-2 Pages)

So much of the opportunity available to your script is spent within the first twenty pages. You need to make sure the hook, teaser, cold open… grabs the reader and presents you like it should. This analysis will give you those answers.

ISA General Feedback (2-3 Pages)

You know your work inside and out, now it’s time to get a second opinion. We’ll read your full script, and you’ll receive a detailed personalized critique on what we see, what we think, and suggestions on where to go next.

ISA Extended Feedback (5-6 Pages)

For those looking for an extensive breakdown of the inner-workings of their creative material. Writers who select this Analysis will receive suggestions on how to improve overall writing, story, structure, characters, pacing, stakes, climax and resolution, specific problem scenes, tone and overall commercial appeal.

Rules

RULES:

  • Electronic submissions only (PDF files only in 12 pt courier).
  • Feature scripts need to be 70 pages or more and short scripts need to be 40 pages or less.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter but all scripts must be in English.
  • The script must be the writers original work and writer must own all copyright.  At no point will Palm Street Films, LLC ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • You may enter as many scripts as you like and you will receive a small discount for entering up to two at time.
  • We will NOT accept any new drafts of a script, edited pages, or change in title once it has already been entered.
  • Previously optioned, purchased or produced scripts are not eligible.
  • The winners will grant Palm Street Films, LLC the right use their name and script title on the website for announcement of winners and promotional purposes.
  • We reserve the right to extend the submission deadline and subsequent winner announcements if the contest gets an overwhelming response.
  • Palm Street Films reserves the right to cancel the contest and refund all submissions if we do not receive at least 75 total submissions.
  • Writers understand that the concept and characters in their scripts may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Palm Street Films, LLC; and that you will not attempt to file any claim against Palm Street Films, LLC, or their associates and judges, at any time.
  • All decisions are final.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.

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DawnFields

Dawn Fields, president of Palm Street Films.LLC, is an award-winning filmmaker who has over twenty years of production experience working for such companies as Twentieth Century Fox, LucasFilm, Tri-Star, ABC, NBC Universal, Morgan Creek, Rat Productions, Lorimar, Orion and Aaron Spelling.

She has worked as a producer, director, writer and editor and has a background in development, acquisitions, social media, crowdfunding and independent distribution.  She has raised over $100,000 for her films through crowdfunding and was recently awarded Best Director and Best Short Film at the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for the short film FOUND.  She also teaches live seminars and online courses on film production and crowd funding at www.Film411.com.

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