13th Annual

ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival

 
Category

ReelHeART Feature Screenplay Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
June 6, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Regular Deadline
September 9, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
December 23, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 85.00
WAB Exclusove
January 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 120.00 105.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
April 3, 2017


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)
  Rich Text (.rtf)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
1st Place Winner will all receive a full rehearsed, cast-to-type LIVE Script Read with critique and Q & A in front of a film festival audience. 1st Place script will win a one-on-one lunch/phonecall/email/coffee meeting with a top agent in Toronto. 1st Place script will receive an award, full coverage, (possibly) goods and (possibly) representation by a respected agent. 2nd and 3rd place scripts will receive an award (possibly goods) and full coverage of their script. ReelHeART cannot guarantee one-on-one time or email communication outside of the week of ReelHeART for any of the Top 3 screenwriters.
Sponsor:ReelHeART

2nd Place
2nd Place Winner will all receive a full rehearsed, cast-to-type LIVE Script Read with critique and Q & A in front of a film festival audience. 1st Place script will win a one-on-one lunch/phonecall/email/coffee meeting with a top agent in Toronto. 1st Place script will receive an award, full coverage, (possibly) goods and (possibly) representation by a respected agent. 2nd and 3rd place scripts will receive an award (possibly goods) and full coverage of their script. ReelHeART cannot guarantee one-on-one time or email communication outside of the week of ReelHeART for any of the Top 3 screenwriters.

3rd Place
3rd Place Winner will all receive a full rehearsed, cast-to-type LIVE Script Read with critique and Q & A in front of a film festival audience. 1st Place script will win a one-on-one lunch/phonecall/email/coffee meeting with a top agent in Toronto. 1st Place script will receive an award, full coverage, (possibly) goods and (possibly) representation by a respected agent. 2nd and 3rd place scripts will receive an award (possibly goods) and full coverage of their script. ReelHeART cannot guarantee one-on-one time or email communication outside of the week of ReelHeART for any of the Top 3 screenwriters.

Category Rules

ReelHeART Feature Screenplay Competition

Entrants LOVE our FREE Feedback and our Live Cast-To-Type Script Reads in front of a Festival Audience.

This competition is open to Screenplay writers of all levels. This competition is open to scripts of ALL genres. Your script must be a “Feature Film” script.

Please try to keep your script length to 120 pages MAX or less. We'll work with you to pare it down. We do have a margin that it can be over. But the shorter the better for all. A shorter script is more commercially viable.

Unlike most other Feature Script Competitions – Feedback is FREE* - We provide 1-3 pages of feedback on ALL scripts, not just the Winners.
Your feedback will be emailed to you sometime between April and/or after the conclusion of the festival.

You heard the buzz. The excitement still hasn’t stopped. Submit your script Now!

• 2007 1st and 3rd Place Scripts were from the same Screenwriter, who got optioned, not once but TWICE
• 2008 2nd and 3rd Place Winners got interest from Hollywood and optioned
• 2009 2nd place screenwriter got top literary agent representation
• 2011 1st Place winner from Scotland was our 1st international Winner
• 2012 - All Top 3 Winners were WOMEN from Scotland/USA, England UK, and Africa/USA
• 2014 1st and 3rd Place Scripts were from the same Screenwriter, who got optioned and inked a SIX FIGURE deal in Hollywood
• 2015 1st Place Winning Screenwriting team are currently polishing their script for Agents
• 2016 Saw our very 1st full LGBTQ Feature Script in the Top 3

Please use ‘WARNER BROTHERS’ style set up in your Final Draft or script writing software.

If not using software, please format your script using the guideline for script formatting at Film School Online http://www.filmschoolonline.com/sample_lessons/sample_script_page.htm

*NB: This competition is separate from Feature Screenplay Competition with Producer Script Notes. That one does charge a fee from Producers