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Deadlines

  • Final
    Oct 29, 2021
Early Deadline:

Jul 02, 2021

Regular Deadline:

Aug 06, 2021

Late Deadline:

Sep 17, 2021

Final Deadline:

Oct 29, 2021

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Final Deadline
(10/29/21)
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40

Announcements

Notification Date

Dec 10, 2021

Festival Association

Festival Association

Destiny City Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Filmmakers and screenwriters who reside in Pierce County are invited to submit their works for free. Washington State residents are also eligible for discounted submissions rates.  Please contact info@destinycityfilmfestival.com to learn how!

Join us in February 2022 for the 9th Annual Destiny City Film Festival - an unmissable affair of expertly-curated film programming, engaging filmmaker discussions and community-oriented events.

PRIZES

Entries to the Short Screenplay Competition will be reviewed by our panel of readers and DCFF's Executive Director. The 1st place winner, as agreed upon by the readers, will receive a cash prize and 2 VIP passes to the 2022 DCFF. The runner-up will receive 2 VIP passes to the 2022 Festival.

Categories:
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Young Adult, Dramedy, Holiday, Rom-Com

Announcements

  • Notification DateDec 10, 2021laurels

Rules

Short Screenplays (maximum 30 pages) of any genre in PDF format. Script must include a title page that contains only the title (no name, date, etc. All stories welcomed. Pierce County residents are invited to submit their scripts for free! Please contact us to learn how. Washington State residents receive a discount on submission rates, and should submit their scripts in the "Washington State Resident" category.

1. Scripts must be no more than thirty (30) pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions.
2. Screenplays must have a title page which includes only the title (scripts that include the writer’s name or additional text on the title page will be disqualified).
3. Writers of all ages, demographics and corners of the world are invited to enter. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
4. Writers who reside in Washington State are eligible for a discounted submission fee. Contact us to learn more!
5. DCFF will not allow substitutions of corrected pages, new drafts, or edited titles of a submitted screenplay.
6. Submitted scripts must be original screenplays and the sole property of the applicant.
7. Entries must be in English, and in PDF format.
8. Entry fees will not be refunded.
9. Screenplays will not be returned.
10. While every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted, DCFF cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage en route or otherwise.
11. Your entry must be postmarked no later than the deadline under which you’ve registered. If the submission is not postmarked appropriately, or if a payment is received after a postmark deadline, we will not read your script until the difference is paid to the Destiny City Film Festival. It is the responsibility of the writer or submission contact to ensure that all requirements are met. The festival retains the right to disqualify an entry, with no refunded fee, if submission guidelines are not met.

By entering the Destiny City Film Festival, entrants release and hold the promoter and host and other contest entities harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the festival. The Festival will handle the films with care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening. The Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark or royalty infringements related to the work. Applicants are responsible for their own insurance and are not covered by the festival's insurance. The Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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Final Deadline
(10/29/21)
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40

Rules

Short Screenplays (maximum 30 pages) of any genre in PDF format. Script must include a title page that contains only the title (no name, date, etc. All stories welcomed. Pierce County residents are invited to submit their scripts for free! Please contact us to learn how. Washington State residents receive a discount on submission rates, and should submit their scripts in the "Washington State Resident" category.

1. Scripts must be no more than thirty (30) pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions.
2. Screenplays must have a title page which includes only the title (scripts that include the writer’s name or additional text on the title page will be disqualified).
3. Writers of all ages, demographics and corners of the world are invited to enter. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
4. Writers who reside in Washington State are eligible for a discounted submission fee. Contact us to learn more!
5. DCFF will not allow substitutions of corrected pages, new drafts, or edited titles of a submitted screenplay.
6. Submitted scripts must be original screenplays and the sole property of the applicant.
7. Entries must be in English, and in PDF format.
8. Entry fees will not be refunded.
9. Screenplays will not be returned.
10. While every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted, DCFF cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage en route or otherwise.
11. Your entry must be postmarked no later than the deadline under which you’ve registered. If the submission is not postmarked appropriately, or if a payment is received after a postmark deadline, we will not read your script until the difference is paid to the Destiny City Film Festival. It is the responsibility of the writer or submission contact to ensure that all requirements are met. The festival retains the right to disqualify an entry, with no refunded fee, if submission guidelines are not met.

By entering the Destiny City Film Festival, entrants release and hold the promoter and host and other contest entities harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the festival. The Festival will handle the films with care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening. The Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark or royalty infringements related to the work. Applicants are responsible for their own insurance and are not covered by the festival's insurance. The Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.

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