16th Annual

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

 
Category

Drama

 

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
February 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 49.00 44.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 55.00 50.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 135.00 130.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 150.00 145.00
Regular Deadline
April 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 54.00 49.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 59.00 54.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 140.00 135.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 154.00 149.00
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 59.00 54.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 65.00 60.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 145.00 140.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 160.00 155.00
FINAL Deadline
July 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 69.00 64.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 151.00 146.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 164.00 159.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 67.00 62.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 71.00 66.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 153.00 148.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 166.00 161.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 31, 2017


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)
  Movie Magic Screenwriter (.scw)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
One GRAND PRIZE WINNER from all entries is awarded the following cash and prizes: : 1) $2,500 + 2) PITCH winning script to Industry Producers and Agents + 3) Studio Style Story Notes by Greenlight Script Coverage + 4) FREE Admission Pass to The Great American Pitchfest** + 5) a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers + 6) EMERGING ARTIST AWARD (TROPHY)
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Screenplay in a Category
2 ELITE PRIZES awarded to the best screenplay one from each of the other two remaining categories. 1) $500 + 2) a copy of Movie Magic's 3) Screenwriter by Write Brothers + 3) Coverage by Greenlight Script Coverage + 4) Emerging Artist Certificate Award
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 900 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

2nd Place
DIAMOND PRIZE from a category - Emerging Artist Award Certificate + Representation and Production consideration by the Radmin Company + Industry Exposure
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine

3rd Place
PLATINUM PRIZES in a category - Emerging Artist Award Certificate + Representation and Production consideration by the Radmin Company + Industry Exposure
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine

Category Rules

Eligibility

SCREENPLAY AND ENTRY FEE MUST CONFORM TO THE APPLICABLE DUE DATES.

#This contest is open to anyone (world wide) except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of FilmMakers.com, The Radmin Company, Write Brothers, all the affiliates and/or sponsors.
#ONLY THE TITLE OF THE SCREENPLAY SHOULD APPEAR ON THE FRONT COVER! As all reading is anonymous the writer's name should not appear anywhere on the script. You may add a separate cover page for your full contact details (optional).
#Submissions must be full-length film scripts in any genre.
#Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a submission on WAB, and an entry fee.
#FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards reserves the right to extend the deadline.
#Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
#Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.
#Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign the Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
#The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
#Once a script has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
#Entry in one category is included in this fee. Entry in more than one category is permissible but each must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.
#Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and FilmMakers.com is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
#Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America, and/or with the equivalent organization in own country.
#Applicant must not have received consideration in excess of $10,000 as a prize in a previous competition.
#You have retained at least one copy of the submitted material, and you understand that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
#NO REFUNDS for any reason; entry fees are nonrefundable. Failure to adhere to the Contest rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
#You have the option to include a one to two page synopsis of your screenplay.

Screenplay Format and Length

#Script must be in industry standard format, in English, bound with two or three brads, with card stock covers, and must be between 80-125 pages and no longer than 160 pages. Please add an additional $10 for screenplays over 125 pages. Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.

Permission & Agreement
#By entering this contest and in the event you are declared a winner (top 20), you understand and accept that we will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

#If you are a finalist you agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on its web site, your script's logline, synopsis and excerpts.

#You may submit your screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.

#Entering this contest will not limit your copyright in any way. You retain all rights (100%) to your property.