30th Annual

Long Island Film Festival Blacktie 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
August 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
November 15, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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

Category Details

Approximately February 28, 2013

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

LIFF Black Tie Screenplay Winner
In addition to prizes, screenplay winner will receive a gold statue with engraving to be presented with LIFF award winners
Sponsor:Write Brothers
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Competition Rules:

1. Scripts may not exceed 150 pages and must be double spaced (no minimum length)

2. Scripts should have been written between 2005-2013

3. The competition is open to all screenplays of feature length (min.90 pages) and short films (maximum length 60 pages)

4. 2 Screenplays must be submitted to Thomas Santorelli c/o Long Island Film Festival 102 N. Park Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11706. Screenplays must be fastened with #5 brass brads in the upper and lower holes only.

5. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013.

All finalists will be notified by December 31, 2013.

The "Black Tie" Awards presentation will be held at a Suffolk County Estate in October, 2014. Awards include cash, scholarships, workshop vouchers, screenwriting software, computers, screenplay memorabilia, screenwriting tutorial books, industry subscriptions, staged readings, and use of production facilities. The screenplays of the top five winners will be submitted to production companies seeking film scripts.

Judges will be selected from alumni and former award winners of the Long Island Film Festival as well as established academics.

Questions may be submitted to Long Island Film Festival www.longislandfilmfestival.org.

All submissions must be copyrighted with the Library of Congress, or the WGA.

The Blacktie Screenplay Competition is sponsored by Write Brothers.