20th Annual

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition


The Showtime Tony Cox Half Hour TV Screenplay Competition


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

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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

Approximately June 1, 2015

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Showtime's Tony Cox Half Hour TV Screenplay Competition
This jury prize recognizes an emerging, original half hour television pilot as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The jury is composed of prominent writers, producers, and executives from the TV industry with original and diverse points of view. WINNER RECEIVES: *$1,000 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 finalist and winner. THREE FINALIST RECEIVE: *Print and media coverage; *Name inclusion in Festival catalogue and on website as a competition finalist.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

* Electronic copy of your submissions MUST INCLUDE a series and/or season synopsis. One paragraph total summary is preferred; one page total summary is the maximum.

* Teleplays must be standard TV length (25-35 pages for Half Hour and 45-60 pages for Hour Long);
* Must be an original pilot script. We do not accept spec scripts for or spinoffs of existing shows;
* We do not accept scripts for reality TV shows;
* 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.

* 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.

* 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.”