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Late Deadline:

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Oct 29, 2021

Silent River Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

"Silent River Screenplay Competition" 2020-2021 Call for Entry is open now.

Our mission is to discover, recognize, and celebrate emerging screenwriters and promote great storytelling.

In 2013 the "Silent River Screenplay Competition" started as a part of the "Silent River Film Festival." It is now run as an independent program by the "Silent River Film and Literary Society", a non-profit, film-art and literary organization, founded by writer and filmmaker Kalpna Singh-Chitnis.

PRIZES

 

The "Silent River Screenplay Competition" invites Feature-length and Short-Length narrative scripts to compete for the "River Scroll Award" and "River Scribble Award." This Award includes a Certificate and In-Kind prize value of $250, sponsored by Final Draft.

RIVER SCROLL AWARD
The River Scroll Award is presented to the Best Feature Screenplay in competition.

RIVER SCRIBBLE AWARD
The River Scribble Award is presented to the Best Short Screenplay in competition.

Past winners of both the Awards in Competition have found success in becoming independent film productions.

 

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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 DateOct 25, 2021laurels

Rules

GENERAL FESTIVAL RULES

1. Screenplay must be written in English or in Hindi. If your screenplay is written in any other language but English, please provide the accurate subtitles below the dialogues and descriptions.

2. We do not accept hard copy submission of a screenplay. A Screenplay must be submitted digitally. We accept files in PDF and Final Draft formats. Please do not send your screenplay as a Doc or Text.

3. Screenwriters can submit more than one screenplay in the same category, or in different categories.

4. In the event of multiple writers, all additional co-writers' names must be mentioned.

5. Cover page must include the title, author name, (WGA registration number and/or Copyright information, as applicable). The cover page does not count in the overall script page count.

6. We strongly recommend registering your work with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) or the US Copyrights office to protect your script. Please visit - www.wga.org or call 323.782.4500 for WGA. For US Copyright Office, please visit - http://www.copyright.gov

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. To enter the Silent River Screenplay Competition, you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.

2. Screenplays produced and distributed by non-independent means are not eligible to enter the competition.

3. Scripts submitted to the competition must not have been purchased from other writer(s).

4. Screenplay must not have been under production at the time of entry.

5. Screenplays submitted to the competition must not have received awards from other competitions over $2,000.

6. Silent River Screenplay Competition is not responsible for the screenplays stolen.

7. The Silent River Screenplay Competition readers’ and Jury decisions are final.

8. Silent River Screenplay Award and Prizes can be divided equally among the co-writers.

9. Silent River Screenplay Competition winner receives only one trophy. In case, the winning screenplay has more than one writer, additional trophies can be requested by the winners, by paying the full manufacturing price of the trophy, shipping, and handling.

10. Submission Fee (s) must be paid in full. Silent River Screenplay Competition is run by a Non-Profit, therefore, we are unable to offer a Fee Waiver. Any request for a Fee Waiver may not receive a response.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.
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Rules

GENERAL FESTIVAL RULES

1. Screenplay must be written in English or in Hindi. If your screenplay is written in any other language but English, please provide the accurate subtitles below the dialogues and descriptions.

2. We do not accept hard copy submission of a screenplay. A Screenplay must be submitted digitally. We accept files in PDF and Final Draft formats. Please do not send your screenplay as a Doc or Text.

3. Screenwriters can submit more than one screenplay in the same category, or in different categories.

4. In the event of multiple writers, all additional co-writers' names must be mentioned.

5. Cover page must include the title, author name, (WGA registration number and/or Copyright information, as applicable). The cover page does not count in the overall script page count.

6. We strongly recommend registering your work with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) or the US Copyrights office to protect your script. Please visit - www.wga.org or call 323.782.4500 for WGA. For US Copyright Office, please visit - http://www.copyright.gov

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. To enter the Silent River Screenplay Competition, you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.

2. Screenplays produced and distributed by non-independent means are not eligible to enter the competition.

3. Scripts submitted to the competition must not have been purchased from other writer(s).

4. Screenplay must not have been under production at the time of entry.

5. Screenplays submitted to the competition must not have received awards from other competitions over $2,000.

6. Silent River Screenplay Competition is not responsible for the screenplays stolen.

7. The Silent River Screenplay Competition readers’ and Jury decisions are final.

8. Silent River Screenplay Award and Prizes can be divided equally among the co-writers.

9. Silent River Screenplay Competition winner receives only one trophy. In case, the winning screenplay has more than one writer, additional trophies can be requested by the winners, by paying the full manufacturing price of the trophy, shipping, and handling.

10. Submission Fee (s) must be paid in full. Silent River Screenplay Competition is run by a Non-Profit, therefore, we are unable to offer a Fee Waiver. Any request for a Fee Waiver may not receive a response.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.

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