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19-Apr-2014 10:49pm PDT  

 

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

13 Annual:

  OTHER: Action/Adventure; Thriller/Horror/Supernatural; Sci-Fi; Animation/Fantasy; Mystery/Suspense

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
April 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 49.00 44.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 59.00 54.00


May 31, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 65.00 60.00


June 30, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 59.00 54.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 69.00 64.00


July 31, 2014
FINAL Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 75.00 70.00


August 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 69.00 64.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 79.00 74.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Oct-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft Secure (.fds)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)
  Movie Magic Screenwriter (.scw)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Emerging Artist Award for Best Screenplay (Other)
A plaque awarded to the best screenplay in the category.


Emerging Artist Award for Best Screenplay of the Year
A trophy award for best screenplay from all categories
This prize is shared with other categories.


Top 50
Priceless! Top 50 Scripts to be read by the Radmin Co for Representation and Production Consideration.
Sponsor:Filmmakers.com + Radmin Co
Value of Goods/Services: 50,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


1st Place
A trophy award for best screenplay from all categories
This prize is shared with other categories.


2nd Place
3 X ELITE PRIZES (Category 1 - Action/Adventure; Thriller/Horror/Supernatural; Sci-Fi; Animation/Fantasy; Mystery/Suspense) $500 + Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional + PITCH your Winning Script to Producers and agents + FREE Admission Pass to the Screenwriting EXPO** + a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers Category 2 - Drama $500 + Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional + PITCH your Winning Script to Producers and agents + FREE Admission Pass to the Screenwriting EXPO** + a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers Category 3 - Comedy $500 + Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional + PITCH your Winning Script to Producers and agents + FREE Admission Pass to the Screenwriting EXPO** + a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers
Sponsor:FilmMakers
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


3rd Place
3 X DIAMOND PRIZE (Category 1) Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional
Sponsor:FilmMakers
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


4th Place
3 X PLATINUM PRIZE Category 1, 2, and 3 Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional
Sponsor:Filmmakers
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Eligibility

SCREENPLAY AND ENTRY FEE MUST CONFORM TO THE APPLICABLE DUE DATES.

#This contest is open to anyone (world wide) except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of FilmMakers.com, The Radmin Company, Write Brothers, all the affiliates and/or sponsors.
#ONLY THE TITLE OF THE SCREENPLAY SHOULD APPEAR ON THE FRONT COVER! As all reading is anonymous the writer's name should not appear anywhere on the script.
#Submissions must be full-length film scripts in any genre.
#Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a submission on WAB, and an entry fee.
#FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards reserves the right to extend the deadline.
#Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
#Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.
#Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign the Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
#The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
#Once a script has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
#Entry in one category is included in this fee. Entry in more than one category is permissible but each must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.
#Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and FilmMakers.com is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
#Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America, and/or with the equivalent organization in own country.
#Applicant must not have received consideration in excess of $10,000 as a prize in a previous competition.
#You have retained at least one copy of the submitted material, and you understand that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
#NO REFUNDS for any reason; entry fees are nonrefundable. Failure to adhere to the Contest rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
#You have the option to include a one to two page synopsis of your screenplay.

Screenplay Format and Length

#Script must be in industry standard format, in English, bound with two or three brads, with card stock covers, and must be between 80-125 pages and no longer than 160 pages. Please add an additional $10 for screenplays over 125 pages. Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.

Permission & Agreement
#By entering this contest and in the event you are declared a winner (top 20), you understand and accept that we will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

#If you are a finalist you agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on its web site, your script's logline, synopsis and excerpts.

#You may submit your screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.

#Entering this contest will not limit your copyright in any way. You retain all rights (100%) to your property.