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21-Apr-2015 7:43am PDT  

 

Kansas City FilmFest

19 Annual:

  KCWIFT Short Screenplay Contest

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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
 
September 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


October 16, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


November 18, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


December 18, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Mar-2015



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


PRIZES & AWARDS
____BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female writer A $750 prize offered to the winning entry by a female writer/filmmaker, to use as she sees fit in creating her short film. _____ _____BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST in a SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female and/or male writer A $250 prize offered to the winning entry. ____ ____BEST HEARTLAND SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female and/or male writer (writer(s) must be a resident of Missouri & Kansas) A $250 prize offered to the winning entry. _____ ____AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female and/or male writer A $100 prize offered to the winning entry, determined at the KC FilmFest Finalist Staged Reading. _____
Sponsor:Kansas City - Women in Film & Television


Finalists
A staged reading of FINALISTS’ screenplays at Kansas City FilmFest 2014. Each finalist will receive a festival pass to Kansas City FilmFest 2014.
Sponsor:Kansas City FilmFest/Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee


CATEGORY RULES

KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest - Rules

PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.
BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female writer
A $750 prize offered to the winning entry by a female writer/filmmaker, to use as she sees fit in creating her short film.
Sponsor: Kansas City Women in Film & Television
Cash Award Value: 750 U.S. Dollar

BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST in a SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female and/or male writer
A $250 prize offered to the winning entry.
Sponsor: Kansas City Women in Film & Television
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

BEST HEARTLAND SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female and/or male writer
(writer(s) must be a resident of Missouri & Kansas)
A $250 prize offered to the winning entry.
Sponsor: Kansas City Women in Film & Television
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY, written by a female and/or male writer
A $100 prize offered to the winning entry, determined at the KC FilmFest Finalist Staged Reading.
Sponsor: Kansas City Women in Film & Television
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar

Finalists
A staged reading of FINALISTS’ screenplays at Kansas City FilmFest 2014. Each finalist will receive a festival pass to Kansas City FilmFest 2014.
Sponsor: Kansas City FilmFest/ Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

CATEGORY RULES
CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS
*Length of script must be fifteen (15) pages or less.
*Scripts must be original screenplays. Scripts must be the sole property of the contest entrant(s). For legal reasons KCWIFT & Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest will accept only original screenplays by copyright holders.
*Screenwriters of all ages are welcomed and scripts may be in any genre.
*There is no limit to the number of screenplays a writer may submit; however, if a screenplay is resubmitted, the author(s) must pay additional entry fee(s) for each resubmission, in accordance with the submission deadlines listed above.
*Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible but collaborative work wherein a female writer developed the idea and a male writer wrote the entirety of the screenplay is not eligible. Collaborators’ names must be included during the submission process, and writing partners will divide equally any prize(s) awarded.
*Entries may be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work but submissions may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced, unless the entrant(s) hold(s) a copyright to the original material on which the screenplay is based. If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that fact should appear on the title page and should be noted at the time the script is submitted.
*Entrant’s (or entrants’) name(s), address(es), phone numbers must be included on the submitted script on the TITLE PAGE.
*Scripts must be written or translated into English and may be submitted electronically. All scripts must be emailed in portable document format (PDF) to contest@kcwift.com, or submitted through
www.withoutabox.com (listed under Kansas City FilmFest). Payments will be processed through Withoutabox, PayPal or Square. Scripts submitted without an entry fee will not be considered.
*Screenplays NOT adhering to rules and regulations are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the judging panel.
*Screenwriters who are disqualified are NOT eligible for refund of any submitted fees.
*KCWIFT reserves the right not to release judges’ comments or the number of scripts received.
*KCWIFT reserves the right not to choose a winner. Finalists will be announced on March 15, 2015. The contest winner will be announced at the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest awards ceremony TBD.
*Members of the KCWIFT board of directors, as well as past KCWIFT board members who have served terms ending less than two years prior to September 1, 2014 are ineligible. Contest judges and readers for the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest are ineligible to enter, as are their family members and the family members of KCWIFT board members who have served terms ending less than two years prior to September 1, 2014.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
KCWIFT and Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any script submitted and accepted for promotional purposes. Due to the volume of submissions, KCWIFT will NOT return copies of submitted scripts. KCWIFT will request and is hereby granted the right to use footage from the project funded and created from the winning screenplay for promotional purposes related to KCWIFT and the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. This includes but is not limited to the KCWIFT and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest websites, screenings, and social media platforms. Neither KCWIFT nor Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest holds any ownership rights to projects completed as a result of the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest, nor are KCWIFT and Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest responsible for projects’ production, promotion or distribution. The KCWIFT and Kansas City FilmFest logos must be included in the credits of any short film created and produced from the winning screenplay. Entrants shall indemnify and hold KCWIFT and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity and loss of or damaget o the scripts entered.