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Semi-Finals announced

Jul 15, 2015

Finals announced

Jul 31, 2015

Winners announced

Aug 31, 2015

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Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Feedback is included with every submission, with unlimited opportunity to revise & resubmit. Most feedback is returned within 2–3 weeks of submission. In order to resubmit, early submissions are encouraged.

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Rules

submission CHECKLIST:

√ PDF file named for title only (ScriptTitle.pdf)

√ Title page included (with contact info)

√ Standard SPEC formatting

√ US Letter page size (8.5" X 11")

√ Proofread for spelling, grammar, typos

√ Self-contained, stand-alone story

 

 

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