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17-Apr-2014 8:17pm PDT  

 

Big Bear Lake Screenwriting Competition

13 Annual:

  Feature Screenplay Competition

 

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
 
January 12, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Big Bear Locals 40.00 35.00


March 2, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Big Bear Locals 40.00 35.00


April 1, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Big Bear Locals 40.00 35.00
Discount (Code Req'd) 45.00 40.00


April 20, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Big Bear Locals 40.00 35.00
Discount (Code Req'd) 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Sep-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
$1000 Grand Prize!!! Trophy & Assorted Other Prizes, including meeting with an Agent and/or Manager - please see BBFF website for details. Details are posted as they become available.
Sponsor:Announced at Festival
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


2nd Place
Trophy & Assorted Prizes - please see BBFF website for details. Details are posted as they become available.
Sponsor:Announced at Festival


3rd Place
Trophy & Assorted Prizes - please see BBFF website for details. Details are posted as they become available.
Sponsor:Announced at Festival


Honorable Mention
2 Honorable Mention Awards. Each recieve a Certificate & Assorted Prizes - please see BBFF website for details. Details are posted as they become available.
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
General rules:

1. Screenplays must be written in English, in feature format, and of a length no less than 90 pages and no more than 130 pages. (No exceptions will be made.) Screenplays must be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. All submissions must be in PDF format. Only online submissions will be accepted, and any revisions after submission will not be accepted.

2. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or non-fiction material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced. If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, notification should appear on the title page (i.e. “based on a true story”).

3. The title page should include the script’s title and the logline/synopsis ONLY. The entrant(s) name(s), contact information, or any other identifying information, including WGA registration number (if any) SHOULD NOT appear on the title page or any other page of the script. Scripts that contain identifying information such as writers name(s) and/or contact information may be disqualified.

4. All judging will be anonymous.

5. No promotional materials, illustrations, or shooting screenplays will be accepted.

6. Screenplays should not have been produced nor optioned. Screenplays that are currently optioned or have negotiations pending and/or are sold before Big Bear Lake International Film Festival ends are not eligible for competition.

7. To accompany the online submission, all entries must include complete writer contact information where requested by the Withoutabox system. Any entries not including an E-mail address for the evaluations will not receive the written reader evaluations for their script.

8. You may enter more than one screenplay, but you must submit a separate entry form, release form and entry fee with each submission.

9. Screenplays must be copyrighted with the Library of Congress and/or registered with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). It is the responsibility of the screenwriter to ensure that their work is protected.

10. All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars.

11. Finalists and the winner will be determined by a judging panel comprised of professionals in the film Industry. The winner in this competition will receive a thousand dollar ($1000) Grand Prize, a trophy and other prizes. 2nd and 3rd place will receive a trophy and other prizes. 4th and 5th place will receive certificates and other prizes. All Finalists will receive trophy's and/or certificates at the Awards Ceremony. Prizes will be awarded as available on a year-by-year basis.

12. Finalists will be posted on our website on September 1. Winners will be posted on or after the date of the Awards Ceremony at the Film Festival in mid-September.

13. Participation in the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of all terms included in this application. By submitting your screenplay, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the General Rules, and to the Terms and Conditions.