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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

Now approaching its 40th year, the Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF)-an Academy Award®-qualifying festival-is the area's preeminent celebration of cinema. One of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, ATLFF invites an audience of nearly 25,000 to experience the moving image by showcasing both emerging artists and filmmakers alongside the industry's most compelling works that push the boundaries of independent cinema.

 

Since developing our Screenplay Competition in 2008, ATLFF has been working hard to highlight and foster works of talented writers. In our competition, we look for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge us, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we're accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you're more than welcome to submit in both categories.

 

Feature Scripts may be within 80-130 pages in length. Anything outside of that page range will not be considered for the competition.

Television Scripts may be between 10-70 pages in length. Upon submission, the writer must indicate the nature of the television script: webisode, comedy, drama, or any combination of the above

 

Please see "Rules" tab for additional guidelines. 

 

Important Dates:

Late January - Finalists Announced 

Registration ended: 12/11/15

 

ALL film and script submissions are guaranteed a professional film review published to Atlas + Aeris Magazine and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Every submission is eligible to win Atlas Awards and screen at the Atlas Awards International Film Festival.

 

The Atlas Awards are unique because we offer international visibility – regardless of whether your work is ultimately awarded or screened. If you would like a professional film review in an international film publication with a global audience, submit your work to us – and in addition to considering your film for the Atlas Awards International Film Festival, we will also publish a professional review of your film to Atlas + Aeris, the international magazine of independent film.

 

See what our review of your film will look like: AtlasAeris.com

Registration ended: 05/01/15

Welcome to the Aura Screenwriter Awards! Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. We offer competitive entry fees in addition to a $1,000 AURA Screenwriter Award and a $500 AURA Filmmaker Award.

 

SCREENWRITER CATEGORIES 

Feature Screenplays (85-150 pages)
Feature screenplays of all genres.

Original TV Pilots (25-65 pages)
Pilots for an original TV series.

Existing Series TV Specs (25-65 pages)
Spec episode for an existing TV series.
**Note: Submit TV Specs via TV Pilot category

Short Screenplays (under 25 pages)
Short screenplays of all genres. 

 

FILMMAKER CATEGORY

Short Films (under 25 minutes)
Short films of all genres.  


ANNOUNCEMENT DATES

Quarterfinalists: December 6, 2015
Semifinalists: December 13, 2015
Finalists: December 20, 2015
Winners: December 27, 2015

Registration ended: 11/27/15

Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters by providing affordable entry fees and cash awards in all categories for screenwriters that win the Gold Award, Silver Award, or Bronze Award.

 

CATEGORIES

Feature Film Screenplays (85-150 pages)

Feature screenplays of all genres.

 

Original TV Pilots (25-65 pages)

Pilots for an original TV series.

 

Short Film Screenplays (under 25 pages)

Short screenplays of all genres. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Early Deadline October 1, 2014

Regular Deadline November 1, 2014

Final Deadline December 31, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT DATES 

Quarterfinalists February 1, 2015

Semifinalists March 1, 2015

Finalists April 1, 2015

Winners May 1, 2015 

PRIZES

  •  Feature Film Screenplays
    • Gold Award $200
    • Silver Award $150
    • Bronze Award $100
  •  Original TV Pilots
    • Gold Award $200
    • Silver Award $150
    • Bronze Award $100
  •  Short Film Screenplays
    • Gold Award $200
    • Silver Award $150
    • Bronze Award $100
Registration ended: 12/31/14