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10th Annual StoryPros Awards
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2017
$60
Winners Notified:
Jun 15, 2017
The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest - an open competition recognizing 16 winners with $25,000.00 in cash and prizes, including guaranteed reads and other invaluable industry promotion! Past winners and contestants have garnered reads, gained representation, and optioned or sold their scripts! Will you be next?
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Discount Code: INK10
$10 off entry fee! Enter discount code at checkout time.
Animation Screenplay Festival
Late
Apr 30, 2017
$45
$35
$40
Final Deadline
May 5, 2017
$45
$35
$40
Winners Notified:
Jun 6, 2017
FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants. Get your entire script performed at the writing festival. SUBMIT your FEATURE, TV or SHORT SCREENPLAY. Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation. Looking for screenplays from all over the world. Watch Recent Screenplay Winners https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxioVN3VeTtqOV7Jrv-RGiK6L&v=LXx9I_hP5wM
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Discount Code: animationfest
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Filmmatic Screenplay Awards Competition
Early Bird
Apr 30, 2017
$30
$15
$30
Regular
May 31, 2017
$35
$20
$35
Late
Jun 30, 2017
$40
$25
$40
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$45
$30
$45
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created by the Filmmatic.com staff to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work. Entries can be made via the form on our website, or through the FilmFreeway or Withoutabox systems. The competition will result in 1 Overall Winner, 10 Categorical Winners, and 100 Honorable Mentions. All Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced by September 15, 2017.
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Discount Code:
Enter the Discount Code "INKTIP2017" into the discount entry form on our competition website for the reduced rate: http://screenplayawards.org/home-discount
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
May 1, 2017
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents, and managers who read your scripts. Our past winners have won Emmys, been signed by agents, managers, had their scripts optioned, and even made into movies. We will promote, pitch, and push the Semifinalists and higher for a full year. No other competition in the world does that.
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The WriteRoom.Org Screenplay Contest 2017
EarlyBird
May 1, 2017
$50
Regular
Aug 1, 2017
$55
Late
Sep 15, 2017
$65
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$70
Winners Notified:
Oct 17, 2017
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL ​Welcome to TheWriteRoom.Org/Screenplay Competition-2017 Our aim is to discover and recognize the brightest new talented original voices in storytelling from around the world that spotlights women and girls as protagonists in positive light at all age ranges as the writer/s deem interesting. We are open to all genres with the exception of explicit sex i.e. pornographic or stories that use excessive torture against /or of women as a thematic device. We seek to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature (screenplays) of Women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. Male writers are encouraged to participate; all screenplay entries must EITHER have female protagonist(s), feature dimensional female character(s) and/or have been either WRITTEN, CO-WRITTEN by a woman. BEST SCREENPLAY: This category is a competition. $500 US Dollar cash prize BEST NEW VOICES Winners will receive a scholarship to attend a TheWriteRoom.Org/Program Cash Value: $200 US Dollar Apply Today and&GOOD LOOK!
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Discount Code: INK TIP
Include word "INTIP" in the submission cover letter or memo during entry.
The Toronto International Screenwriting Competition
Late
May 1, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jun 6, 2017
$70
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
We are a team of Canadian artists and industry professionals who are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Our team of industry professionals is passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to be a bridge between up and coming artists and the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives in both Canada and the US. We are also passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams that call our city their home. We love all kinds of scripts and stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and Canada and from artists of all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations. Our city has a long history of nurturing and showcasing the most talented filmmakers in the entertainment industry. We want to give screenwriters the same level of exposure. We want to develop writers to work on studio films as well as high end independents. We want to inspire, support, and develop writers at all levels to make great films that leave others touched, moved and inspired. We love film and we love storytellers. And we want to do everything we can to support the arts, not only locally, but around the world. Our aim is to forge a screenwriting festival that will inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories in the US, Canada, and abroad. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring writers and filmmakers in all genres.
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Shriekfest Horror Screenwriting Contest
Regular
May 1, 2017
$55
$45
Late
Jul 1, 2017
$60
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2017
$65
$55
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in it's 17th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region's diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Over the past Sixteen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family. We are looking for original films and screenplays. We are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. We will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker in each category. Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says "We are already planning some exciting things for our Sexy & 17th year!". Last year's festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, with a 20% increase over the previous year and more than 35 filmmakers in attendance. HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: www.shriekfest.com We look forward to seeing your film! Shriekfest Film Festival Staff
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Academy Nicholl Fellowship
Final Deadline
May 1, 2017
$85
Winners Notified:
Oct 31, 2017
Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year. Qualifications Screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible. Entry Deadline There are three deadlines for 2017: early is March 7 ($45 entry fee), regular is April 10 ($60 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($85 entry fee). The online application form must be completed and a PDF version of the script uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 1. NEW FOR 2017: Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2017. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section. Prizes Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. From the program’s inception in 1986 through 2016, $4.090 million has been awarded to 160 writers. Fellowship Obligations Up to five fellows in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition will be invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November. Fellowship recipients will be expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the fellowship year. Fellowship payments will be made quarterly subject to satisfactory progress of the recipient’s work, as judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee. The Academy reserves the right to grant no awards if, in the opinion of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, no entry is of sufficient merit.
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Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Final Deadline
May 4, 2017
$75
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2017
CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SCREENPLAY CONTEST (CWA) is an international screenwriting event known for championing writers and opening doors. Through established relationships with some of the industry's most sought-after companies, CWA plays a critical role in connecting talented writers with agents and producers in search of fresh, new material. More than $30,000 awarded in cash and prizes, including a production opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner & CWA promotes beyond just the winning scripts.
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Discount Code: INKFRIEND5
Discount only good when entering through the CWA website. Input code into promo area of the entry form.
TV PITCHING INTENSIVE WRITING LAB HOSTED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS/TV EXECUTIVES
Early Registration
May 4, 2017
$50
Regular Registration
Jun 30, 2017
$75
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$75
Winners Notified:
Jul 21, 2017
SUMMARY: This 4-week TV Pitching Intensive is an exclusive program, with a heavy emphasis on pitching, that focuses on every aspect of writing a TV pilot. Each participant develops and strengthens the tools necessary to complete a strong television pilot writing sample. Each week of our 4-week program focuses on one aspect of this process, including: Pitching your series idea Pitching your pilot episode Characters - Part 1: Main characters Characters - Part 2: Supporting characters Tone World building Teasers Scenes Final story pitch of each pilot episode Participants adjust each of the above-mentioned layers of their writing samples and pitches based on the feedback of the other participants within the group session, as well as that of the guest hosts. Each session will have at least TWO writer hosts. Our hosts are currently working on such shows as THIS IS US, PITCH, REIGN, JUST ADD MAGIC, THE MIST and more. Other special guests will include RAGHAV TANDON (BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS), KARA BUCKLEY (HBO) and other TV executives, managers, producers and agents. ALL applicants will receive: Free admittance to the International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA) CRAFT COURSE ($99 value) 10 selected applicants will receive: Free admittance to the 4-WEEK TV PITCHING INTENSIVE PROGRAM from August 5th-August 26th, 2017. Sessions will run on Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm (times subject to change) ($1000 value) Free admittance to Tracking Board’s 2018 LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION ($ 75 value) One year membership to Tracking Board ($79 value) DEADLINES & FEES: Early Application Deadline: April 30th, 2017 Processing Fee: $50 Final Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017 Processing Fee: $75
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Discount Code: inktip
Mention you were referred by inktip and you will be refunded $10.
Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Regular
May 5, 2017
$45
$45
Late
Jul 7, 2017
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 26, 2017
$55
$55
Winners Notified:
Sep 21, 2017
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."
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Discount Code: inktip017
Enter the noted code upon checkout for $5 off.
Jefferson State Flixx Festival
Regular Deadline
May 5, 2017
$25
$20
Final Deadline
May 26, 2017
Late Deadline
May 26, 2017
$30
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2017
Come be a part of the "premier festival office the mythical 51st State of Jefferson!" We love our filmmakers and screenwriters. Win a belt buckle and have one hell of a good time. "A outlaw-ish alternative to the standard film festival!" - Tzang Merwyn Tong (writer-director, FAERYVILLE) "One of the best festivals I've been to!" Marlyn Mason (Actor, DEAR FUTURE SELF) "Pioneer quaintness and rugged individualism." - Claudia Ballard (editor, OLD?!) "Jefferson State Flixx Fest is a truly unique and fulfilling experience. I left feeling inspired and wanting to come back next year!" - Meagan Daine (screenwriter, WEST OF REDEMPTION) Nestled in the scenic and historic Scott Valley among the majesty of the Marble Mountains, the Jefferson State FLIXX FEST proudly claims to be the premier film festival in the "mythical" 51st State of Jefferson, located on the border in far northern California. In true Jeffersonian spirit we have our own way of doing things. We screen at several non-traditional venues (outdoor tents, a massive old tire shop, etc.) and are committed to showcasing films and screenplays that especially capture some of the Jefferson State's iconic values: landscape, rebellion, beauty, irreverence, the outdoors, vision and independence, in whatever form that takes. We also have a KIDS FLIXX section of the festival that encourages independent voices in a kid-friendly approach. Last year went far beyond expectations, with sixty films including shorts, the attendance of several filmmakers, a live table read of the winning screenplay and close to 2000 Flixxfesters. This year will see some new changes that promise an even better event and look forward to another amazing and sold-out weekend in September. Awards will be presented after the final screening on Saturday at a truly unique Awards dinner.
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Discount Code: JSFFLUVSINKTIP2017
Enter the code at checkout on FilmFreeway! Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Early
May 5, 2017
$35
Regular
May 19, 2017
$40
Late
Jun 9, 2017
$45
Final Deadline
Jun 23, 2017
$60
Winners Notified:
Jul 28, 2017
Breaking Walls is the leading screenplay competition for writers in the thriller genre. Well-written thrillers are an excellent way for writers to show the pros a combination of commerciality and effectively delivered narrative. Hollywood literary representation and production companies have agreed to receive each round's winning script as well as consider all of the finalists' loglines for read requests. Plus: Cash prizes for the winner and runner-up... and winner gets a free Inktip listing.
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The Indie Gathering
Final Deadline
May 8, 2017
$45
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2017
2017 celebrates The Indie Gathering International Film Festival's 22nd anniversary! Our mission is to inspire and encourage screenwriters, while presenting a great networking opportunity for anyone involved in the industry. The Indie Gathering was previously voted as one of the Top 25 film festivals by MovieMaker Magazine and chosen as Best Festival for Networking. We bring together writers, directors, producers, actors, stunt people and more, making this an event you don't want to miss. Awards to attending winners include trophies, plaques, medals and certificates. Our Top 3 scripts (best feature/best short/best pilot or series) will receive copies of Movie Outline 3.0 from Nuvotech, and our Top 12 features receive listings on InkTip.com and InkTip magazine. We have separate categories for features, shorts, pilots and web episodes. Features and shorts are further broken down by genre.
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Discount Code: TIG17Ink
To enter your script into our competition, you can pay the registration fee through PayPal to Ray@WorldEOnline.com, and e-mail your registration form (found on our submission page), script in .PDF format and PayPal receipt to Kristina@WorldEOnline.com.
WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition
Final Deadline
May 14, 2017
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Jul 7, 2017
After the success of our 2016 contests, we are delighted to announce the WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition! We took a careful review this time of what writers value most about our competitions and how we can ensure that every submission gets several script professionals' oversight before any judgment is passed. We've also suspended entries for French and German language scripts until we can improve our marketing presence in those languages. So now there's $1500 available in prize money plus over $3000 in script development available from us - so that we can promise to continue to develop and promote three winners to the top of the international film industry, through the writing company with the strongest track record of delivering success to its winning entries – us. Hundreds of writers have found representation and many have had their scripts produced through our competitions since 1999. Screenplays, teleplays and pilot scripts are all welcomed.
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Hip Hop Film Festival Screenwriters Competition
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2017
$50
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Late Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 6, 2017
FINAL DRAFT is now an official sponsor of the HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL. Presenting the HHFF Screenwriters Competition. We welcome ALL stories covering ALL GENRES written by anyone influenced by the global culture of Hip Hop. Prizes : $2500 in CASH / Best of the Fest Screenwriter Award / FINAL DRAFT screenwriting software / Script Consultation with leading Hollywood writer / Fast tracked and Paid entry into FINAL DRAFT'S "Big Break" contest / Apple IPad Pro. Enter Now
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Discount Code: HHFF2017InkTip
Enter the discount code in the appropriate section when submitting your work to receive the discount. We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
Television Outreach Program (TOP)
Early bird Deadline -Non-Membe
May 15, 2017
$130
Early bird Deadline -SWN Mem
May 15, 2017
$100
Regular Deadline -Non-Membe
Jun 30, 2017
$145
Regular Deadline -SWN Mem
Jun 30, 2017
$115
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
Winners Notified:
Jan 31, 2018
The Television Outreach Program (TOP) is a Scriptwriters Network program to support undiscovered television writing talent. The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so that they may achieve their goals of obtaining representation, script development, mentoring and career counseling services, landing writing assignments, and/or selling their work.
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International Family & Faith Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 16, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Jun 9, 2017
The International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is already the World’s Premier Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition. Our judges have produced and distributed some of the biggest faith based films in Hollywood and around the world. By competing and being named a finalist in our sister screenwriting competition it gives our writer’s a big leg up when approaching faith based production companies who are vying to get their films into our festival. The International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is designed to launch the careers of aspiring faith based writers, encourage established writers to transition into faith based film, and inspire writers of all faiths to include an element of faith in their films. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring faith based writers and filmmakers in all genres.
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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
Extended Deadline
May 17, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jun 7, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
We love New York and we love film! We especially loves films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be from here to submit your scripts). We are a passionate group of entertainment professionals who care deeply about nurturing, developing, and furthering the careers of the next generation of New York City filmmakers and screenwriters from the U.S. and around the world. We want our screenwriting competition to launch the careers of New York’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Our team is passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to connect up and coming artists with the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives and producers around the world. We are especially passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams in the ‘Mecca’ we call home. We love so many of the great films set in New York and made by New Yorkers. As such we love all kinds of scripts from studio blockbusters to little indies. No two paths are ever the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and from writers of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations. Our city has a long history of producing the most talented writers and filmmakers in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers to work on studio films as well as high end independents. We want to inspire and support writers at all levels to make great films in, about, or around New York (and no, your entry does not have to be about New York). We love film and we love filmmakers. And we want to do everything we can to support the people who make them. We want to inspire an entire generation of filmmakers to tell great stories in New York, the US, and abroad. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers in all genres.
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Black Screenplays Matter
Extended Deadline
May 17, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jun 7, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
We are a team of artists, writers, directors, and producers that want nothing more than to support the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Specifically, those storytellers that passionate about telling stories about our communities in the U.S. and abroad, from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean, to Wall Street and the streets of London to the NBA. Our stories are as vast and varied as any culture’s and not enough of them are being told so we want to support the artists who are telling them so we can see more of them on the silver screen. And yes, we take submissions from artists from around the world of any sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, White, Black, Latin, Asian, Arab, and everything in between. We believe in, support, and practice creating diversity in the workplace and support artists of all ethnicities. Our aim is to forge a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of filmmakers. We are passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to bridge the gap between up and coming artists and the talent representation that will ultimately put them in front of production executives that make black films in the United States and abroad. And we love all kinds of stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare; from silly Tyler Perry films to outrageous Ice Cube comedies. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. And again, we accept scripts from people of all shapes and sizes, colors, ethnicities, sexes, and sexual orientations from all over the world, not just African Americans. As long as your script is about the black community or issues affecting the black community, where ever that black community might be, be it in the U.S., Africa, or outer space. We just want to see more stories about our communities. Our goal is to inspire more black authors to write, more black stories to go into production, and to connect production companies that tell our stories to the exceptionally talented storytellers who are writing them. We want to inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories that will inspire future generations to tell great stories.
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