19th Annual

Phoenix Film Festival


Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search


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, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
October 26, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
November 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 17, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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

Category Details

Approximately March 1, 2019

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
$250 cash from the Phoenix Film Foundation. An InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you and A 5-year membership to Script Pipeline's Writers Database. A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack. Listing on Phoenix Film Festival website. Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

I hereby submit the Screenplay voluntarily, on an unsolicited basis, and not in confidence.

I represent and warrant that I own the Screenplay, free of claims or encumbrances.

Screenplay is less than 25 pages

I have read, understand, and comply with the rules and regulations of the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Search

The material that I have submitted is mine, I have exclusive rights to the material, and the material is original to me.

I understand that the copy of the Screenplay I have submitted will not be returned to me, and that I have retained a copy for my own use.

I understand and agree that the burden of securing copyright or WGA registration for my screenplay lies entirely with me. (Phoenix Film Festival recommends that screenplays be registered with the WGA-web address here)

I agree to hold the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL, The PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION, and any of its partners, sponsors or affiliates harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims or third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any screenplays, plots, characters, or ideas submitted to PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL or on any screenplays, film or material developed out of those screenplays, plots, characters, or ideas.

I agree to allow the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL and its affiliates to use my screenplay and my work and name for the use of promoting the Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search and the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL including my likeness and representation into perpetuity.

If I am chosen to be a winner of the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Search, I will need to supply the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL with a JPEG headshot photograph and make myself available for all press opportunities regardless of size, medium or market to help publicize the screenplay competition and the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL.