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We are back for year three and we expect this year, 2016 to be much bigger and better! The first season turned out to be a huge success with so many great films entered and shown in Asbury Park, NJ.

 

There have been festivals in the area in the past that have closed down or moved away. There are many other film festivals in the state of New Jersey but they are not close to the shore area in Central New Jersey. Other festivals focused primarily on feature films but what about that filmmaker who hasn't been able to make one yet? What about the artist who created a short film but is unable to show it or showcase their work? This is where we come in to the picture. We encourage screenwriters who have short film scripts of any length between 1 and 45-minutes to enter our festival.

 

We have low entry fees to keep things affordable. As a still-growing, young festival, we are unable waive any entry fees at this time, so please do not ask, thank you. We need to continue growing so each new year is better than the last!

Registration ended: 02/12/16

What makes 100 Screenplays different?  The difference in 100 Screenplays begins with how it was created.  Screenplay Festival, the parent company of 100 Screenplays, accepts an unlimited number of scripts just as all other screenwriting competitions do.  A direct effect of accepting so many screenplays is that it takes several months to determine the winner.

 

One of the judges for Screenplay Festival had an idea, “What if we had a contest where we limited the number of entries to one hundred?  We could get them read quickly and select the winner very quickly.” This idea was thrown around the office until it grew into 100 Screenplays. 

 

Now, instead of sending off their script and having to wait ages to hear the results, screenwriters can send in their scripts and find out who won in no time.  And those writers will also never have to wonder how many scripts they are up against.  (This is one of the most common questions Screenplay Festival receives.)  They are in a pool of one hundred scripts, and their chance of winning is vastly increased by the smaller number of scripts accepted into each contest.

Registration ended: 04/01/18

Started in 2009, The Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which teaches writers as they compete. The goal is to develop redemptive, inspirational stories. Submissions are 12 pages and are written in 168 hours (1 week), based on a theme and a foundational scripture verse. 

 

Writers compete for cash, Hollywood introductions, and expert critique from Hollywood insiders. Any Write of Passage script may also be produced for our annual Film Festival as a Write of Passage Spotlight Film. 

Registration ended: 10/09/14

The 14th Annual 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest continues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with numerous screenwriting contest alumni worldwide finding elite representation and gaining crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach industry execs.

The result thus far is over $5 million in screenplays and TV pilots sold from competition finalists and "Recommend" writers since 2003. Last season, over 5,000 scripts were entered in the Screenwriting and TV Writing contests combined, making Script Pipeline one of the leading companies reviewing spec material.

Finalists are given exposure to Script Pipeline industry partners, approximately 200 qualified contacts, and the following:

  • $25,000 to winner, $1,500 to runner-up
  • Consultations with Script Pipeline’s Director of Development
  • Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, and others searching for new screenplays, tailored to each individual project
  • Additional material review for potential circulation
  • Exclusive invitation to private industry/writer events throughout the year

Our intent: to circulate exceptional material industry-wide, support our writers long-term, and launch careers.

 

Final deadline is May 1st, 2016. Writers are encouraged to submit early, as the entry fee goes up after each deadline window. Email our contest coordinator at entry@scriptpipeline.com if you have any questions.

Registration ended: 05/15/16

We are really excited to bring back the 72 Script Fest with a brand new structure. One lucky winner will write a script in June and watch the finished movie in October!

 

SCRIPTING PROCESS 

Participating Writers will have 72 hours (June 19th-22nd) to write a 8-10 page short script based on randomly generated criteria given out to each writer. The winning writer will choose from a pool of teams to adapt their screenplay into a short film that will premiere at 72 Film Fest in October. Anyone in the world can participate providing the script is in English, and you're able to use PayPal.

 

PRODUCTION PROCESS 

Winning Writer will choose 3 teams from a volunteer pool of past 72 Film Fest Finalists. If circumstances prevent the first choice from adapting the screenplay, the screenplay will be given to the second choice and so on.

 

Chosen Team will have over a month to develop, shoot and edit the short film. Chosen Team can use up to 4 shooting days with Archai Media's a Red Epic Camera providing an Archai Media tech is on set as Assistant Camera or Director of Photography. Team is not required to use the Red Epic camera in part or full, and is not required to limit their entire shooting schedule to only those 4 days.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Add any logline to submit and you’ll be registered. Your content will not be used, it’s just to verify that you are a real person.

 

72 Script Fest is produced by the team behind 72 Film Fest, an annual time based film competition now in its 9th year.  

Registration ended: 06/19/14
The Good. The True. The Beautiful. Values that transcend all races, cultures and religions. Throughout history, story has been a primary vehicle for bringing these things into our lives.

Your film is no different.

 

The industry — the world — needs films that transcend the human experience and writers that are filled with goodness, truth and beauty.

 

At Act One, it doesn’t matter what level of experience you are, if you’ve got potential, we want to find and help you. This is why we’ve developed the ACT ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION.

We want to give an undiscovered screenwriter, an artist that fills their work with goodness, truth and beauty, the opportunity to meet with producers and executives in Los Angeles that can help take your script and make it into a film.

 

This competition isn’t for cash prizes, its for something even better. In lieu of a financial prize, we want to give you relationships…relationships with individuals with decades of experience in developing new creative talent. The winner of our screenplay competition will be given the resources, contacts and knowledge to turn your passion for screenwriting into a life-long career. We want to help you build a solid foundation for a sky-high career in the entertainment industry, not just another line on your resume.

 

Why? Because the entertainment industry is all about relationships. Writing a great script is only the first step. The Act One screenplay competition will help you take that next step of developing relationships with key individuals that have the experience and ability to move your script and career forward.

 

In addition, Act One is partnering with several multimillion dollar film funds to assist them in finding original, new screenplays to be developed into major motion pictures. The winner of this screenplay competition will be automatically considered by each of these film funds for a chance to be fully financed and produced.

 

Don’t wait. Submit your screenplay today and see what doors open for you.

Jump on in.

 

Simply submit your best screenplay(s). One writer from the TOP 25 will be chosen. The judging criteria is based on overall script presentation, originality and marketability. Again, we are for looking for artists whose work represents a passion for story and is imbued with the good, the truth and the beautiful. Writers of all levels from around the world are encouraged to submit.

 

The Mission

Since 1999, Act One, Inc., has existed to create a community of Christian professionals for the entertainment industry who are committed to instilling goodness, truth and beauty into all they do, so that through their lives and work they may be witnesses of Christ to fellow artists and to the global culture.

Registration ended: 12/01/16

AGTSC, sponsored by RRSocial Public Benefit Corporation, is seeking engaging, positive, life affirming scripts for television and film. 

  • 10 - Runners Up will get "prize package" valued at $500
  • 10 - 1st Prize Winners will get $1,000 cash,  
  • 2 - Grand Prize Winners will get an option of the project, up to $75,000 compensation, and possible book publication offer.  

This contest is EXCLUSIVE to ISA members.  Only ISA members are invited to enter!!

Registration ended: 02/29/16

Since its inception, this Competition inspired writers from around the world to creatively contribute to a better cultural understanding of Africa. Three categories have been created: Africa - Africa Diasporas, Go Green - Sustainability, and International - all stories. 

Registration ended: 10/30/13

We felt that creating this festival would give the many sports fanatics out there an outlet for their love of competition. We ask you, the filmmaker, to only submit films that the plot centers around the competition or competitor. We will respectfully decline films that just have a competition scene in them that isn’t pivotal to the story or character.

 

Some people have asked us to define “sports.” Well, we want to include any subject matter that deals with mental and physical competition for the sake of winning a prize (and not killing anyone along the way to do it). So we’re ready to watch and read any stories from auto racing to badminton and spelling bees to chess.

 

The festival this year will be held at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, California on November 8-11, 2013. We will have a reception Thursday, August 7, prior to the festival’s opening.

 

Our jury and judges are well respected people in the film and sporting industry. Having your film or screenplay in the festival may open doors that may not be available to you. We can’t promise sudden fame and fortune but we’ll do our best to get you noticed.

 

This is the 5th year of the festival.

Registration ended: 08/14/13

We felt that creating this festival would give the many sports fanatics out there an outlet for their love of competition. We ask you, the screenwriter, to only submit screenplays that the plot centers around the competition or competitor. We will respectfully decline screenplays that just have a competition scene in them that isn’t pivotal to the story or character.

 

Some people have asked us to define “sports.” Well, we want to include any subject matter that deals with mental and physical competition for the sake of winning a prize (and not killing anyone along the way to do it). So we’re ready to watch and read any stories from auto racing to badminton and spelling bees to chess.

 

Our jury and judges are well respected people in the film and sporting industry. Having your film or screenplay in the festival may open doors that may not be available to you. We can’t promise sudden fame and fortune but we’ll do our best to get you noticed.

Registration ended: 01/15/16