1st Annual



Short Screenplays (20 pages or less)


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Australian Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
June 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
August 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
Late Deadline
October 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
November 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 30.00 *

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

Category Details

Approximately December 28, 2012

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Cash Award Value: 500 Australian Dollar

Category Rules

1. Entry into this competition confirms each entrant’s acceptance of these rules and regulations.
2. Screenplays are limited to twenty pages or less.
3. Screenplays must be drama and/or comedy. Other genres are not accepted.
4. Screenplays must be formatted correctly. Incorrectly-formatted screenplays will not be considered. A cover page must be included.
5. Screenplays must have been written in the past twelve months.
6. Entry is open to screenwriters all over the world but screenplays must be in English.
7. Screenplays must be original. While they may be inspired by other sources, they cannot be based directly on any material previously produced or published, such as a novel adaptation.
8. Screenplays may be produced.
9. If multiple screenwriters are involved, all must consent to entering the competition. All must be listed on the cover page.
10. Screenplays cannot be withdrawn once entered.
11. Screenplays must be submitted as PDF files.
12. Burleighfest will not be liable for any damages.
13. It is recommended screenplays are registered with the Writers' Guild prior to submission.
14. Entrants retain all rights to their screenplays.
15. With the screenwriter's permission, a collection of finalist screenplays will be published in book form. These will be made available for sale and distributed to libraries across Australia.
16. The judge's decision is final and feedback cannot be provided.