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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 DC Shorts Screenplay Competition awards up to $2,000 to a winning script, and guaranteed acceptance into the 2016 DC Shorts Film Festival.

 

• We consider screenplays in every genre and subject matter. However, because the finalists are read in front of a live audience, the judging committee looks for material that can be successfully conveyed to a general audience in a table reading.

 

• Scripts must be under 15 pages (not including a cover page).

 

• Scripts must not be in production. The purpose of the competition and award money is to foster the creation and successful completion of an independent short film. All film/video shooting must take place after the award presentation.

 

• DC Shorts has been named by MovieMaker Magazine year after year as one of 25 festivals worth the entry fee for our unique feedback system in which EVERY writer is able to review their scores and receive readers’ comments.

 

• The 2014 script winner, BREAKIN(G) by David Feehan, is currently in production, and will premiere at the 2015 DC Shorts Film Festival. We are very proud to be one of the project’s producers.

Registration ended: 05/30/15
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

The Twelfth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer. We bridge the gap between the industry and the artist with guests like Debra Kara Unger, Nick Mancuso, Harry Lennix, Eric Bana, Mark Ruffalo, John Savage and many others in attendance every season. We also feature top distributors and buyers from companies like Fairway Film Alliance, Multivisionnaire Distribution, Showcase Entertainment, Gorilla Pictures, Movie Heroes and more.  

 

With an eleven year history of recognizing filmmakers at every level in some of the most gorgeous cinemas in the world, we create screenings and opportunities that no other festival offers. Action On Film means; 'The Action a director takes to make his or her vision come true and then the re-action to that effort by the audiences who watch it. Sure, we love action films but we get just as inspired by Comedy, Drama, Animation, Documentary and Experimental Projects.  

 

Filmmakers like Stan Harrington, Kely McClung, Michelle Muldoon, Ken Lemm and many others credit us with getting their starts and we also have featured the work of hundreds of filmmakers and producers via our television programs; The AOF Channel from NBC and the currently running Del Weston's Action On Film which airs on Time Warner Cable, Champion Broadband, Peg Media and of course online.  Our 9 day event caps off with a star studded Black Tie Dinner and Award Show which has been selling out for ten years straight. Got a great project? Come be a part of the show! 

 

Proudly Sponsored by the International Screenwriters' Association

 

AOF 2016 is currently accepting submissions for Written Word projects in any genre under 20 pages in length:

  1. Written Word Shorts
  2. Written Word Scenes
  3. Written Word Sequences
AOF 2016 is also accepting Feature Length Written Word projects in any genre OVER 20 pages in length: 
  1. Features
  2. Teleplays
  3. Reality Television 
Registration ended: 08/03/18

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

Exclusively for shorts, the goal of Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest is to recognize and reward the screenwriter, independent filmmaker, or ambitious writer-director who creates an exceptional artistic and innovative short screenplay.  

 

The 2016 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest will award one exceptional screenwriter the Screenwriter of the Year Scriptfest Getaway Package, a 3 day trip to Los Angeles to mingle with writers and meet with executives at the 2016 ScriptFest!

 

Any short screenplay 20 pages or less is welcome, the more original the better!  We strive to find and reward the “outside the mainstream” content, and we are open to all genres and styles.

Registration ended: 04/10/16

The Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest is in its first year, and its aim is “to support, expose, and connect writers and filmmakers from around the world who have a common interest in creating original short screenplays that emphasize artistry, style, and expression.” Building from the ground up, this contest is on track to become a significant resource in the short film medium, especially geared to helping budding screenwriters and independent filmmakers begin their journey into filmmaking.  It welcomes any genre, any style, from any writer- as long as it is 20 pages or less.

The contest awards over $2,000 in cash awards and prizes, Screenwriter of the Year recognition, public award announcement, and referrals to industry sources as well as in-house production companies.

Whether you plan on producing your short screenplay down the road, or if you are solely a writer and are looking to get your screenwriting style out into the filmmaking community, the Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest wants to assist. Through funding, collaboration, and motivation, content of all types can be created and promoted in a growing community of fellow artists who greatly value the medium of short films, in which one can so concisely and powerfully display their talent as a writer or filmmaker with limited budgets and reasonable resources.

The deadline for the 2015 contest is October 1st, so submit now!

Registration ended: 10/01/15