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Program Description

Original. Indie. Anti-Niche.

ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival is a worldwide independent festival held in Toronto, Canada. We also have our Writer's Only Competition "ReelHeART Screenplay And TV Pilot Competition". We blend both to run together at the
19th Annual ReelHeART - July 03-09, 2023. 

We focus on the best in Indie Cinema from Around The Block and Around The World with 24 Competitions to choose from.

Specifically for Screenwriters - For years, ReelHeART has been mentoring Screenwriters from around the world to get their Screenplay into the best possible shape for the next and most sought after step in their careers –
—A Hollywood Option!

ALL Scripts Receive FREE Extensive Valuable Industry Coverage!

If Hollywood doesn’t come calling, then maybe the next step is representation from a Manager, Agent, or an Interested 3rd Party who has seen your screenplay as part of the judging process at ReelHeART or we’ve sent to a production house who makes the kind of films your screenplay is about.

Or maybe your ReelHeART experience gets you so inspired to make your next re-write so crisp and clean that you go on to make your Screenplay into a Film and enter it the following year and win a Prize!

Whatever the next step is for you as a Screenwriter, we mentor you by going through each and every screenplay entered with a fine tooth comb to get your script ready for that next re-write, or get your screenplay ‘Table-Read’ ready for a Live Festival Audience.

ALL Entrants Receive FREE Extensive Valuable Industry Coverage for FREE

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ReelHeART Accomplishments To Date:

1 Writer Film Being Produced with Hollywood 'A -List' Cast
($50 Million Budget)
15+ Writers Working In/For Hollywood
4 Writers Sold TV Series to Fox, Netflix
30+ Writers Repeatedly Winning/Finalists in Screenwriting Competitions
1 Writer Working For Washington, DC
6 Writers/Directors Working In United Kingdom
12+ Writers Gain Agent Representation
8 Writers Optioned
12+ Writers Signed
8 Actors/Actresses Inspired to Write and Win Competitions
12+ Actors/Actresses Currently Producing in LA, NYC, Toronto, UK
23 Screenwriters have made their Scripts into Films

So C’mon – If you poured your sweat and guts into your Screenplay, enter it into a Competition that does not put it down after the 1st 10 pages.  We keep reading to “The End”.

Enter ReelHeART to become a better Writer and a bigger Winner!

 

Deadlines and Fees

Early
Apr. 03, 2022
Regular
June 03, 2022
Late
Oct. 03, 2022
Final
Dec. 31, 2022
Extended
Mar. 03, 2023
Feature
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
TV Pilot
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Short
Standard Fee
$45
$50
$75
$95
$105
$40
$45
$70
$90
$100
Category 4
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Category 5
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Feature Documentary
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Category 8
Standard Fee
$80
$100
$125
$150
$200
$75
$95
$120
$145
$195
Category 9
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Short Story (Prose)
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Spec Pilot
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
TV Half Hour
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$1
TV Pilot - 1 Hour
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Treatment
Standard Fee
$50
$55
$75
$95
$105
$45
$50
$70
$90
$100
Category 15
Standard Fee
$60
$70
$90
$110
$120
$55
$65
$85
$105
$115
1 Page Short
Standard Fee
$25
$30
$30
$35
$40
$20
$25
$25
$30
$35

Program Benefits

Prizes in our Feature Screenplay Competition Include:

Screenwriters... Did you know that ReelHeART was the first screenwriting competition that offered a Rehearsed Cast-to-Type Live Read for its Feature Script Winners and Short Screenplay Winners?

It's not a table read. It's not a partial read. It's a semi-staged, full into character, full-length read to bring your Screenplay to life. You can hear the dialogue, feel the emotions, flesh out the characters and get inspired and infused for your best re-write ever.

  • Industry Relevant Feedback and Coverage for all Script Submissions from Film and TV Industry Professionals
  • A Rehearsed Cast-To-Type Full Length Live Script Read with 'real' actors in front of a Festival Audience
  • A (very) Cool *Personalized* Award
  • Membership and (possible) Software from our Dedicated Screenplay Sponsors
  • Your Win sent to Production Companies
    • TV Pilots Will Also be Included in this Category

Feedback Included

Announcement Dates

All Script Standings

Apr. 12, 2023

Rules

  • This competition is open to Screenplay Writers of all Levels.
  • This competition is open to scripts of ALL genres from any country as long as it's 90% in English.
  • Save the Environment. ReelHeART is a ‘green fest'. Please send your scripts electronically through the ISA site as a .PDF file.
  • Please use ‘WARNER BROTHERS' style set up in your Final Draft or script writing software. If not using software, please format your script using the guideline for script formatting at Film School Online at http://filmschoolonline.com/sample_lessons/sample_lesson_format.htm

Contact Information

submissions@reelheart.com

27 St. Clair Avenue East

Unit 811, Ontario, Toronto

M4T 1L8

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