As the birthplace of celluloid film, Newark, NJ seeks to revolutionize the creation, immersion, submission and viewing process of filmmaking with the commemoration of the Newark International Film Festival. With a groundbreaking 365 strategic approach, we will empower diverse voices, create a unique space for emerging talent through fellowships and developmental mentoring and revolutionize the industry for generations to come.
The first place grand prize winner will receive $2,000 cash prize and will receive the award for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Newark International Film Festival awards show, which will be taped and televised.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Screenplay must be original.
Only the rightful owner of the screenplay may submit for the competition.
Screenplay cannot have been optioned or sold before September 11, 2016.
Screenplay must be submitted online before deadline.
We will not accept any hard-copy printed screenplays.
Screenwriters/contestants must be at least 18 years old.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)