How ScreenplayFest Works (FAQ)

Welcome to ScreenplayFest.com!  We appreciate your interest and participation in SPF!

Okay, let’s get started…

First, you need to REGISTER or LOGIN. You can do this in he top right corner of any page OR in the right sidebar of any page. Remember, it’s FREE to register!

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Keep an eye out for these two login/register locations.

Once logged in, you will see a toolbar stalking you on every page. We call this the “Action Bar.” Here you can view your profile, befriend members, view your submissions, post projects in our contests, and view all the contest we have to offer.

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You can do many things via the Action Bar like submit your projects, view all contests, and view your user profile.

Let’s start with the CONTESTS.

We offer the following FREE contests and every month awards are given:

  • LoglineFest: Submit a movie idea and win monthly awards. Submit one or two sentences of your movie concept.
  • SynopsisFest: Submit a brief synopsis of your movie idea or screenplay and win monthly awards.
  • Short Script Fest: Submit your short screenplay. A short is anything up to 60 pages.
  • Page 1 Fest: Submit the first page of your screenplay or short.
  • Trailer Fest: Submit your short film, of feature film’s trailer.
  • Our ScreenplayFest is not free. Submit you feature screenplay into our contest for a chance at $5000 in awards.

BUT HOW DO I SUBMIT AND POST MY PROJECT? 

Simply click here for a list of submission forms. Or click the “Post Your Projects” link on the Action Bar.  Furthermore, you can even click the “My Submissions” tab on the Action Bar.  Then, click the “Share Your Work” under the My Submissions tab on your profile page.

Using the "Share Your Work" link on your profile page allows you to post/submit to all of our contests as well as post a blog or update your status.

Using the “Share Your Work” link on your profile page allows you to post/submit to all of our contests as well as post a blog or update your status.

Please Note:  After submitting to our contests, you are required to vote on a minimum number of projects for your submission to be eligible for monthly awards. Minimums are as follows:

  • LoglineFest: 15 loglines per submission or update on a submission.
  • SynopsisFest: 5 synopses per submission or update on a submission.
  • Short Script Fest: 4 short scripts per submission or update on a submission.
  • Page 1 Fest: 6 page 1’s per submission or update on a submission.
  • Trailer Fest: 5 trailers per submission or update on a submission.
  • ScreenplayFest: 2 screenplays per submission or update on a submission.

NOW THAT I’VE SUBMITTED, HOW DO I VOTE ON OTHER PROJECTS?

There are multiple ways to view our contests.  The most convenient way is as follows:

1) When you are logged in, simply click the “All Contests” link on the Action Bar.

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2) Then, click your desired contest.

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3) Then, click on a project.

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4)  This brings you to the project’s page.  Here you will see the project’s title, logline, genre, writer, etc.

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5)  Scroll down the page. You will see the project reviews, if any exist. Now scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, or simply click the “LEAVE A REPLY” link.

This is the Voting Area.  It includes three sections:

  1. Star Rating (“Rate This Item”): click the number of stars per variable for the project you are voting on. Your star rating is final and cannot be updated.
  2. Comment Area (the white input space): Write your review or any feedback you would like to give the author in this area, and then click Submit.
  3. Stay Notified: You can “Check The Box” next to/below the submit button to stay notified on the project — receive an email if any revisions have been submitted or if the anyone responds to your feedback. This is also a great way for project authors to stay notified via email if anyone comments on your project.

Please note: You can only submit a vote once per project. However, you can Edit your feedback/review as well as post replies to the writer’s comments on your feedback/review. An edit link will appear on the bottom right corner of your review once submitted. If you would like to contact or message the writer, simply click the writer’s username which is next to the date submitted underneath the logline area.

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CAN I EDIT OR DELETE MY SUBMISSION?

Absolutely, and it’s very easy!  Remember that friendly Action Bar we discussed earlier? We’ll simply click the “My Submissions” link.  You will be directed to your profile page with the My Submissions tab highlighted revealing all of your blog posts, submissions, and various options including the number of comments made on your submissions. Click the EDIT or DELETE option and follow the simple instructions. Remember you may always email us if you run into trouble: 1) info@screenplayfest.com, Subject: Trouble 2) Contact Us page.

Under the "My Submissions" tab, you can Edit or Delete your submissions. You may aslo see how many people commented on your post.

Under the “My Submissions” tab, you can Edit or Delete your submissions. You may aslo see how many people commented on your post.

Coming soon…

I DON’T UNDERSTAND MY PROFILE PAGE!

Your profile page consists of a multitude of options.

HOW TO DELETE / EDIT YOUR PROFILE (Profile Progression)

HOW TO BEFRIEND MEMBERS

HOW TO YOUR STATUS IN OUR ACTIVITY LOUNGE

HOW TO POST IN OUR FORUMS

HOW TO START A GROUP

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  1. Profile photo of SurajChitre
    March 11, 2016, 3:38 am

    Hello Admin,

    I tried all the ways to upload/Change my Profile Picture from the default one. Kindly help me out with this. I dont even have a twitter handle but still its not happeing, Plz guide.

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    JoeyNoir says
    June 10, 2015, 8:13 pm

    When is the next Screenplay and Logline Contest? What are the submission dates and costs?

    Is it best to wait for the next contest before I submit my screenplay and logline?

    Thanks for the help!

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  3. Profile photo of Mariela
    Mariela says
    August 5, 2014, 3:40 pm

    How do I change my profile pic? Is this tied to wordpress?

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    • admin says
      August 5, 2014, 5:02 pm

      Hello Mariela,

      In order to change your profile picture, you first need to login. Then, click MY PROFILE on the Action Bar, or visit your PROFILE PAGE. Third, click the PROFILE tab. There will be a CHANGE AVATAR link. Click that link to change your profile picture.

      Please note, that if this does not work, you will have to remove your TWITTER HANDLE — click EDIT under the PROFILE tab and delete your twitter handle.

      If you need any further help respond here, or email us info@screenplayfest.com “HELP”

      Thanks for the support in SPF!

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