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30-Mar-2015 5:56am PDT  


Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

20 Annual:

  The Showtime Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition

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January 12, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00

February 9, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

February 20, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

March 9, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00

Approximately 01-Jun-2015

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This category is a competition.

Showtime's Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition
This jury prize recognizes an emerging short screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The jury is composed of prominent filmmakers and film industry professionals with original and diverse points of view. WINNER RECEIVES: *$500 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival; *VIP week-long Festival Pass to all events; *Participation in Mentors Brunch with Screenwriters Tribute recipient during the Festival; *A Showtime-sponsored reception during the Festival in the winner's honor; *Print and media coverage; *Name inclusion in Festival catalogue and on website as a competition winner and finalist. THREE FINALISTS RECEIVE: *Print and media coverage; *Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as a competition finalist.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

* Short screenplays must be 40 pages or shorter;
* Screenplays may not have been produced;
* Screenplays must be copyrighted or WGA registered (;
* Screenplays must be in English;
* Adaptations of previously published or produced material are accepted, but official documentation of rights to adapt the material must be available upon request;
• Collaborations are welcome, but please note all prizes must be awarded to just one writer;
* Screenplays must be completed, sent, and/or uploaded by entry deadline.

* Screenplays must be submitted electronically via email at or uploaded through Withoutabox;
* Screenplays must have a title page; which includes only the title. The applicant’s name MUST NOT appear on the cover or any other pages of the screenplay; all documents must be anonymous for submission committee. Screenplays with names on cover or any other pages of screenplay WILL BE DISQUALIFIED;
* Entry must include an online application. Keep records of your entry for reference;
* There is no limit to the number of submission per entrant, provided that separate entries and fees accompany each submission.

* We accept U.S. checks, money orders, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
* Entry fees will not be returned;
* The Festival reserves the right to impose a $20 surcharge for returned checks.
* Finalists will be notified by early June.

If a screenplay wins the Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award and is produced, we ask for the following credit to be included: “Winner of the Nantucket Film Festival Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award.”