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Deadlines

  • Regular
    Dec 11, 2020
  • Late
    Jan 15, 2021
  • Final
    Jan 31, 2021
Early Deadline:

Aug 28, 2020

Regular Deadline:

Dec 11, 2020

Late Deadline:

Jan 15, 2021

Final Deadline:

Jan 31, 2021

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Regular Deadline
(12/11/20)
  • Standard Entry $50
  • ISAConnect Entry $45
Late Deadline
(01/15/21)
  • Standard Entry $55
  • ISAConnect Entry $50
Final Deadline
(01/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $60
  • ISAConnect Entry $55
Regular Deadline
(12/11/20)
  • Standard Entry $60
  • ISAConnect Entry $55
Late Deadline
(01/15/21)
  • Standard Entry $70
  • ISAConnect Entry $65
Final Deadline
(01/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $75
  • ISAConnect Entry $70
Regular Deadline
(12/11/20)
  • Standard Entry $50
  • ISAConnect Entry $45
Late Deadline
(01/15/21)
  • Standard Entry $55
  • ISAConnect Entry $50
Final Deadline
(01/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $60
  • ISAConnect Entry $55

Announcements

Semi-Finalists

Feb 15, 2021

Finalists and Winners

Mar 01, 2021

Festival Association

Festival Association

VAIL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition is a vehicle for aspiring screenwriters to get their script read by established film producers, managers, and agents who are actively working at the top level of the film industry.

The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition welcomes unproduced Feature screenplays between 60 and 140 pages in length, unproduced Short screenplays between 3 and 59 pages in length, and unproduced television screenplays between 20 and 70 pages in length. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will have their scripts recommended by the Vail Film Festival to key decision-makers at leading entertainment companies. Vail Film Festival industry contacts include: Dreamworks, CAA, LD Entertainment, UTA, Participant, Working Title, Cold Iron Pictures, MGM, Miramax, Impossible Dream, & others. The winning Feature Screenplay will be read by Oscar nominated producer Shaun Redick and Yvette Yates of Impossible Dream Entertainment ('Get Out', 'BlacKKKlansman'). The winning Television Pilot screenplay will be read by Amanda Klein, senior vice president of television at Miramax. 

PRIZES

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will have their scripts recommended by the Vail Film Festival to key decision-makers at leading entertainment companies. Vail Film Festival industry contacts include: Dreamworks, CAA, LD Entertainment, UTA, Participant, Working Title, Cold Iron Pictures, MGM, Miramax, Impossible Dream, Identity Media, & others. The winning Feature Screenplay will be read by Oscar nominated producer Shaun Redick (Producer of 'Get Out', 'BlacKKKlansman') and Yvette Yates of Impossible Dream Entertainment. The winning Television Pilot screenplay will be read by Amanda Klein, senior vice president of television at Miramax. 

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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

  • Semi-FinalistsFeb 15, 2021laurels

Rules

GENERAL RULES
1. You may enter as many scripts as you like, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry and the required entry fee.
2. Entries must be written in English. The screenplay(s) must be original and unproduced at the time of submission. Optioned scripts are acceptable for entry.
3. All scripts must conform to standard screenplay format.
4. Feature Scripts must be between 60-140 pages in length. All pages other than the first page should be numbered.
5. Judging is solely on the screenplay. Do not include the following information or materials as they will be disregarded: logline, synopsis, treatment, or any additional materials not specifically requested.
6. Script collaborations are allowed and the work must be the sole and exclusive property of the collaborators.
7. Once a screenplay has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts will not be accepted under any circumstances.
8. Writer(s) retain ALL rights for their entry(ies) when entering our competition.
9. Adaptations are acceptable for entry in our competition only if you have all the appropriate and/or required approvals/waivers/permissions from any and all right holders. If you are unsure, please consult an entertainment attorney for your own protection.

JUDGING & NOTIFICATION
1. Judging will be anonymous. Upon receipt, your screenplay(s) will be assigned corresponding numbers, and your screenplay(s) will be identifiable to the judges by number only.
2. Judges' decisions are final. Prizes are non-transferable.
3. Individuals active in the film and screenwriting community will conduct preliminary judging. A panel of industry experts and screenwriting professionals will conduct the final round of judging. Semifinalists and Finalists will be announced. Three Winners will be selected to receive prizes.
4. Every entrant will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of his/her script.
5. Semifinalists will be posted on the Vail Film Festival website on February 15th, 2021. Finalists will be posted on March 1st, 2021. Winners will be notified by email on March 1, 2021, and on the web at www.VailFilmFestival.com. An announcement will also be sent out in the Vail Film Festival newsletter. Winners will be included in a national press release. 

FAQs

GENERAL RULES
1. You may enter as many scripts as you like, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry and the required entry fee.
2. Entries must be written in English. The screenplay(s) must be original and unproduced at the time of submission. Optioned scripts are acceptable for entry.
3. All scripts must conform to standard screenplay format.
4. Feature Scripts must be between 70-125 pages in length. All pages other than the first page should be numbered.
5. Judging is solely on the screenplay. Do not include the following information or materials as they will be disregarded: logline, synopsis, treatment, or any additional materials not specifically requested.
6. Script collaborations are allowed and the work must be the sole and exclusive property of the collaborators.
7. Once a screenplay has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts will not be accepted under any circumstances.
8. Writer(s) retain ALL rights for their entry(ies) when entering our competition.
9. Adaptations are acceptable for entry in our competition only if you have all the appropriate and/or required approvals/waivers/permissions from any and all right holders. If you are unsure, please consult an entertainment attorney for your own protection.

JUDGING & NOTIFICATION
1. Judging will be anonymous. Upon receipt, your screenplay(s) will be assigned corresponding numbers, and your screenplay(s) will be identifiable to the judges by number only.
2. Judges' decisions are final. Prizes are non-transferable.
3. Individuals active in the film and screenwriting community will conduct preliminary judging. A panel of industry experts and screenwriting professionals will conduct the final round of judging. Semifinalists and Finalists will be announced. Three Winners will be selected to receive prizes.
4. Every entrant will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of his/her script.
5. Semifinalists will be posted on the Vail Film Festival website on October 15th, 2016. Finalists will be posted on November 1st, 2016. Winners will be notified by email on November 15th, 2016, and on the web at www.VailFilmFestival.com. An announcement will also be sent out in the Vail Film Festival newsletter. Winners will be included in a national press release. Prizes will be awarded by December 1st, 2016.
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Late Deadline
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  • Standard Entry $70
  • ISAConnect Entry $65
Final Deadline
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  • Standard Entry $75
  • ISAConnect Entry $70
Regular Deadline
(12/11/20)
  • Standard Entry $50
  • ISAConnect Entry $45
Late Deadline
(01/15/21)
  • Standard Entry $55
  • ISAConnect Entry $50
Final Deadline
(01/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $60
  • ISAConnect Entry $55

Rules

GENERAL RULES
1. You may enter as many scripts as you like, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry and the required entry fee.
2. Entries must be written in English. The screenplay(s) must be original and unproduced at the time of submission. Optioned scripts are acceptable for entry.
3. All scripts must conform to standard screenplay format.
4. Feature Scripts must be between 60-140 pages in length. All pages other than the first page should be numbered.
5. Judging is solely on the screenplay. Do not include the following information or materials as they will be disregarded: logline, synopsis, treatment, or any additional materials not specifically requested.
6. Script collaborations are allowed and the work must be the sole and exclusive property of the collaborators.
7. Once a screenplay has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts will not be accepted under any circumstances.
8. Writer(s) retain ALL rights for their entry(ies) when entering our competition.
9. Adaptations are acceptable for entry in our competition only if you have all the appropriate and/or required approvals/waivers/permissions from any and all right holders. If you are unsure, please consult an entertainment attorney for your own protection.

JUDGING & NOTIFICATION
1. Judging will be anonymous. Upon receipt, your screenplay(s) will be assigned corresponding numbers, and your screenplay(s) will be identifiable to the judges by number only.
2. Judges' decisions are final. Prizes are non-transferable.
3. Individuals active in the film and screenwriting community will conduct preliminary judging. A panel of industry experts and screenwriting professionals will conduct the final round of judging. Semifinalists and Finalists will be announced. Three Winners will be selected to receive prizes.
4. Every entrant will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of his/her script.
5. Semifinalists will be posted on the Vail Film Festival website on February 15th, 2021. Finalists will be posted on March 1st, 2021. Winners will be notified by email on March 1, 2021, and on the web at www.VailFilmFestival.com. An announcement will also be sent out in the Vail Film Festival newsletter. Winners will be included in a national press release. 

FAQs

GENERAL RULES
1. You may enter as many scripts as you like, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry and the required entry fee.
2. Entries must be written in English. The screenplay(s) must be original and unproduced at the time of submission. Optioned scripts are acceptable for entry.
3. All scripts must conform to standard screenplay format.
4. Feature Scripts must be between 70-125 pages in length. All pages other than the first page should be numbered.
5. Judging is solely on the screenplay. Do not include the following information or materials as they will be disregarded: logline, synopsis, treatment, or any additional materials not specifically requested.
6. Script collaborations are allowed and the work must be the sole and exclusive property of the collaborators.
7. Once a screenplay has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts will not be accepted under any circumstances.
8. Writer(s) retain ALL rights for their entry(ies) when entering our competition.
9. Adaptations are acceptable for entry in our competition only if you have all the appropriate and/or required approvals/waivers/permissions from any and all right holders. If you are unsure, please consult an entertainment attorney for your own protection.

JUDGING & NOTIFICATION
1. Judging will be anonymous. Upon receipt, your screenplay(s) will be assigned corresponding numbers, and your screenplay(s) will be identifiable to the judges by number only.
2. Judges' decisions are final. Prizes are non-transferable.
3. Individuals active in the film and screenwriting community will conduct preliminary judging. A panel of industry experts and screenwriting professionals will conduct the final round of judging. Semifinalists and Finalists will be announced. Three Winners will be selected to receive prizes.
4. Every entrant will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of his/her script.
5. Semifinalists will be posted on the Vail Film Festival website on October 15th, 2016. Finalists will be posted on November 1st, 2016. Winners will be notified by email on November 15th, 2016, and on the web at www.VailFilmFestival.com. An announcement will also be sent out in the Vail Film Festival newsletter. Winners will be included in a national press release. Prizes will be awarded by December 1st, 2016.

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