17th Annual

Sidewalk Film Festival


Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Alabama Residents 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Alabama Residents 20.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
May 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Alabama Residents 30.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately July 30, 2015

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Overall Screenplay
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

Best Alabama Screenplay
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

1. Sidewalk SideWrite is a short screenplay competition, a project of the Alabama Moving Image Association (AMIA).
2. Screenplays are limited to 15 pages in length.
3. Collaborative work is eligible, but each author must sign the entry form. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s).
4. Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each screenplay MUST be submitted with a separate Entry Form and Entry Fee.
5. The submitted screenplay may not invade or defame the rights of any person, living or dead.
6. The submission must be original work. No adaptations will be accepted.
7. The submission must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
8. Entering this contest will not limit your copyright in any way. You retain the rights to your original screenplay.
9. Best Overall Screenplay and Best Alabama Screenplay will each receive $250 cash.
10. All submissions must use 12 point Courier font and have no smaller than one inch margins.
11. All submissions must have a title page containing: the title, author’s name, e-mail address, phone number. The author’s name shall not appear on any page but the title page.
12. All submissions must be submitted in PDF format through WithoutABox.
13. Screenplays must be submitted no later than May 31, 2015 (this is through the WAB Extended Deadline).
14. Three finalists will be announced in both categories and the work of the finalists' will be read as a part of the Festival's annual Sidewrite Table Read (August 29 and 30, 2015).
15. The winners in both categories will be announced at the Sidewalk Film Festival Awards Show, Sunday, August 30, 2015.