Awards Script Contest

THE TOP FOUR SCREENPLAYS WIN $5000.00 IN AWARDS!   

All WINNERS EARN FEEDBACK & EXPOSURE.

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER

1-TICKET TO ROBERT MCKEE’S STORY SEMINAR IN NYC

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1-TICKET TO THE GREAT AMERICAN PITCHFEST IN LA

logoThe PitchFest gathers 100+ EXECUTIVES in a room and gives you serious FACE TIME with them. This is maybe the best and fastest way to meet the decision makers in Hollywood and get your script read! With more agents, production companies, workshops, luncheons, and networking events than ever. For every 6 participants, another agent, manager, or production company is invited (Average 15-20 meetings per person) guaranteeing you as many meetings as possible. To find out more info about PitchFest please Click Here.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH GLENN BENEST (FOR OUR BEST HORROR SCRIPT WINNER ONLY)

  • An award winning writer/producer with seven produced films and has been conducting professional level screen writing workshops for many years. Five films have been launched from his workshops. Including: Scream, Event Horizon, Teaching Mrs. Tingle Andre, and Niloofar.
  • Has taught for many years at The American Film Institute and UCLA Extension.
  • Glenn will give a screenwriting class on “Writing A Great Horror Film.” In this screenwriting workshop there will be many topics delved into on many different aspects of sub genres of horror films: Teen horror, creature features, horror/comedy, etc. Writers will be given an opportunity to share their scenes from horror films they are currently writing. Mr. Benest has written two horror films with Wes Craven, the master of horror. Workshop will be held in Los Angeles, or via Skype.
  • Visit: http://www.glennbenest.com/

 

ONLINE CONTESTS

We hold Online Script Contests throughout the year.  We will be giving out the following awards to the best script in each contest…

ROBERT MCKEE’S STORYLOGUE

3-Month Subscription to Robert McKee’s STORYLOGUE, a writer’s community (valued at $150).

  • Storylogue is your opportunity to grow with other working writers through continuous mentoring from Award Winning Story Master, Robert McKee. This thriving community of writers enjoys videos posted daily, including Q&A videos, lessons with Mr. McKee and special guest presenters, and weekly interviews with the top writers, producers, agents, actors and directors.
  • Story Lessons from Renowned Story Teacher Robert McKee, authored the award winning book on perfecting your writing craft entitle, “STORY,” which writers call the “Bible for Writers,” as well as his famous STORY SEMINARS (portrayed in the film “Adaptation”) – Click here for a sample lesson.
  • Interviews with Industry Professionals.
  • Questions & Answers with Robert McKee.
  • Chat Rooms where you may share your thoughts with other writers and with Robert McKee.
  • …and more! Visit www.Storylogue.com!
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  • InkTip Script Listing: A 6-month listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
  • InkTip Magazine: Publication of  your logline in InkTip’s bi-monthly publication sent to 4,000+ producers, agents and managers.
  • InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. Each week an average of four writers option or sell their scripts through InkTip.
  • Visit: www.Inktip.com.

 

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  • Movie Outline is innovative screenplay writing software that was designed by a produced writer to help you develop your film story, characters and structure, and professionally format your script. It uses the simple technique of “step-outlining” to create your outline and screenplay scene by scene and reference breakdowns of successful Hollywood movies in the same genre side by side with your own project. With Movie Outline you can develop character profiles, character arcs and structure your narrative using pre-defined color-coded structure templates such as the classic “3 Act Structure” or “The Hero’s Journey”. You can also customize these templates and create your own to suit your own writing methodology. Simply put, Movie Outline is the ultimate writer’s tool, taking your story from an idea to a final draft (valued $199.95).

Script PipelineSCRIPT PIPELINE 

1-YEAR MEMBERSHIP to the Writers Database (valued $99.95)

  • The very people responsible for discovering Evan Daugherty, screenwriter of “Snow White and The Huntsman”
  • With over 1,150 listings, the Writers Database puts the film industry at your fingertips. Find information about agencies, managers, producers and production companies, what they’re looking for and how to contact them. Updated regularly, the Database includes a powerful search engine that can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter where you live, Script Pipeline’s Database connects you to Hollywood and beyond. CLICK HERE to access the Writers Database.

 

Virtual Pitchfest
VIRTUAL PITCHFEST

3 Virtual Pitches! Are you tired of cold querying Hollywood and getting Radio Silence? Enter www.VirtualPitchFest.com, which enables screenwriters to Pitch Hollywood Pros online with the assurance of a guaranteed response back. With VPF, your query letters are sent directly to Pros via the site and responded to within 5 days. VPF now has 300+ companies all taking pitches online, including Studios, Major Production Companies, and Top Agencies.

Some of VPF’s BIG PLAYERS include MGM, Kopelson Entertainment, Yari Film Group, CBS Films, The Gersh Agency, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, UTA, Spyglass Entertainment, Myriad Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, Mad Chance, ROAR, Davis Entertainment, The Donners’ Company, Laura Ziskin Productions, Mandate Pictures, Energy Entertainment, Original Artists, New Regency, and APA. Hundreds of screenwriters have received submission requests through VPF, many of which have resulted in representation or script deals. To pitch now, go to www.VirtualPitchFest.com

 

SCRIPTS INDUSTRY STANDARD WITH JULIE PAUPE

  • Offers a script analysis critique to the winning screenplay.
SCRIPT DELIVERY
  • 1 Full Script Delivery: The Full Script Delivery service sends your personal e-query to over 3,000 industry professionals comprising studio executives, producers, agents, and managers.
  • Additionally, with your Full Script Delivery prize comes a free six month subscription to our Contact Database that contains contact information for over 3,000 companies and has a built-in ‘My Contacts’ feature that enables you to manage your submissions to industry companies.
GREAT DIALOGUE
  • WordPower Technologies presents Great Dialogue Software™ for writers, a computer program guaranteed to improve your dialogue skills. (valued $19.95)
HONORABLE MENTIONS

There is no set number of Honorable Mentions for each category. The reason for this being if we like three comedy scripts and seven action scripts, we can allow all of these scripts to win an Honorable Mention award instead of just having five honorable mention awards in each category. Basically, Honorable Mentions include, whichever screenplays we/votes deem suitable and worthy of being recognized.

SCRIPT PIPELINE

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP to the Writers Database (valued $49.95)

  • With over 1,150 listings, the Writers Database puts the film industry at your fingertips. Find information about agencies, managers, producers and production companies, what they’re looking for and how to contact them. Updated regularly, the Database includes a powerful search engine that can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter where you live, Script Pipeline’s Database connects you to Hollywood and beyond. CLICK HERE to access the Writers Database!

 

 “THE VOTERS AWARD”

Will be awarded to the TOP REVIEWER of each Screenplay Competition.  All contestants and voters are eligible to win the Voters Award.

1-Free Screenplay Entry into one of our Online Script Contests any year!screenplayfest_logo

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR?

We are working on gaining more prizes to benefit our winning writer. If you are interested in getting involved as a sponsorship, please email info@screenplayfest.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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