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17-Apr-2014 2:58am PDT  

 

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

19 Annual:

  The Showtime Tony Cox Half Hour TV Screenplay Competition

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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 U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
January 20, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


March 3, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


March 10, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


March 24, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 03-Jun-2014



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


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
This jury prize recognizes an emerging half hour TV screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The jury is composed of individuals from the TV community 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 Mentor's 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.
Sponsor:Showtime
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• TV screenplays must be standard TV length (25-30 pages for 30 min shows and 45-60 pages for one hour shows);
• TV screenplays must be for an original show. We do not accept spec screenplays for or spinoffs of existing shows;
• We do not accept scripts for Reality TV shows;
• Multiple episodes for a TV series should be entered to the competition individually;
• Screenplays must be standard U.S. format only;
• Screenplays must not have been produced;
• Screenplays must be copyrighted or WGA registered (http://www.wgaeast.org);
• Collaborations are welcome;
• Screenplays must be in English;
• Screenplays must be completed by entry deadline.


ENTERING PROCEDURE:
* Screenplays must be submitted electronically via email at submissions@nantucketfilmfestival.org or www.withoutabox.com;
* Screenplays must have a title page; which includes only the title. Please Note: THE APPLICANT'S NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON THE COVER OR ANY OTHER PAGE OF THE SCREENPLAY. JUDGES MUST NOT BE AWARE OF THE ENTRANT'S NAME. SCREENPLAYS THAT INCLUDE THE APPLICANT’S NAME ON THE COVER OR IN THE BODY OF THE SCREENPLAY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY 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:
* Send entry fees in U.S. funds only, payable to the Nantucket Film Festival, or pay online by credit card.
* 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 Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award and is produced, we ask for the following credit to be included: “Winner of the Nantucket Film Festival Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award.”