Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

20 Annual

 
Category

The Showtime Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition

 

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
January 12, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
February 9, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
February 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 9, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 1, 2015


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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


Prizes & Awards

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.
Sponsor:Showtime
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* Short screenplays must be 40 pages or shorter;
* Screenplays may not have been produced;
* Screenplays must be copyrighted or WGA registered (http://www.wgaeast.org);
* 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.

ENTERING PROCEDURE:
* Screenplays must be submitted electronically via email at submissions@nantucketfilmfestival.org 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.

ENTRY FEE:
* 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.

IMPORTANT:
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.”