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22-Apr-2014 11:53pm PDT  

 

Bath Film Festival

24 Annual:

  BFF IMDb Script to Screen Award

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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 United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
February 28, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *


April 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 27-Jun-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
£5,000 to go towards making the film. £2,000 worth of kit from 180 Degrees On Set Solutions. AND an IMDb enamel badge (more sought after than a Blue Peter badge!). Page for the film on IMDb. Prize money and training must be used to make the film of the winning screenplay between June and November 2014.
Sponsor:IMDb
Cash Award Value: 4,000 United Kingdom Pound
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 United Kingdom Pound


CATEGORY RULES
1. Entry into Bath Film Festival IMDb Script to Screen Award confirms each entrant’s acceptance of these rules and regulations.
2. Bath Film Festival IMDb Script to Screen Award is open to writers of any nationality from any country.
3. The entered screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold or produced.
4. Screenplays must be written in English language.
5. The screenplay must be no less than 5 (five) minutes and no more than 10 (ten) minutes screen time.
6. Screenplays of any genre will be considered and must be the original work of the author submitting it. Where the screenplay is based upon another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenplay writer to obtain permission/copyright clearances from the original author.
7. Screenplays based upon another work must be clearly marked as such.
8. Screenplays must be submitted by the deadline, no late entries will be accepted unless agreed by prior arrangement.
9. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners’ names and licenses for publicity and promotions without any additional compensation.
10. Multiple authorship screenplays are acceptable. But entry must be made separately
11. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
12. All entrants acknowledge that neither the judges nor the sponsors or any partners mentioned here on or any other publication will be held responsible for any disputes between you Bath Film Festival IMDb Script to Screen Award .
13. All entrants acknowledge that the final winner will be expected to make the film of their screenplay by November 2014.
14. No cash alternatives to any of the prizes or additional payments shall be made.
15. The Competition organisers reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason at their absolute discretion.
16. The Competition organisers reserve the right to appoint any director, producer to the winning script (though we do not plan to do so).
17. No substitution or new drafts or corrected pages for screenplay entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
18. Only submit one copy.
19. Please upload screenplay with title ONLY. The authors name must not appear on the title page or anywhere within the body of the uploaded screenplay.
20. The writer’s name must not appear anywhere within the body of the screenplay.
21. No additional material should be attached/uploaded with the screenplay.
22. The organisers reserve the right to amend these rules and regulations at any time by notice on www.bathfilmfestival.org.uk.

Release for submitted material:

This release is being accepted by you in connection with the material you wish the judges of Bath Film Festival IMDb Script to Screen Award Competition to review.

You acknowledge that the screenplay you are submitting may contain characters, concepts and other material similar to characters, concepts and other material which the judges of the competition or their partners are currently developing/producing or are considering developing/producing.

You agree that in consideration for their reviewing and perhaps discussing the submitted screenplay with you, you will not at any time assert or attempt any claim against Bath Film Festival IMDb Script to Screen Award or any of the judges of the competition, sponsors, partners, or any other person connected with the competition with respect to any use of similar material in any project which is developed, produced, distributed, licensed or sold by all the above mentioned parties.

The judges agree to make a reasonable good faith effort to protect the confidentiality of any original material contained in the work.

You agree that should your screenplay be the winner of this competition you will make the film of the screenplay and deliver it to Bath Film Festival by November 2014.

You agree that if your screenplay wins the competition you will/may be called upon to write further revisions with your or our script editor/producer/director.