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Sep 30, 2017

Silent River Screenplay Competition

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Our mission is to discover, recognize and celebrate emerging screenwriters from across the world and promote great storytelling. "Silent River Screenplay Competition" was first held in 2013 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, art and literary organization founded by the Silent River Film Festival.

PRIZES

 

RIVER SCROLL AWARD

The River Scroll Award is presented to the Best Feature Screenplay in competition. The award includes a ceritficate, trophy and in-kind prizes value $500.

2016 Prize Sponsor - Final Draft.

 

PRIZES

RIVER SCRIBBLE AWARD

The River Scribble Award is presented to the Best Short Screenplay in competition. The award includes a ceritficate, trophy and in-kind prizes value $500.

2016 Prize Sponsor - Final Draft.

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Rules

GENERAL FESTIVAL RULES

1. Screenplay must be written in English. 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 overall script page count.

6. We strongly recommend to register your work with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) or 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.

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SUTTLE WINS RIVER SCROLL AWARD AT 2016 SILENT RIVER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

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