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19-Apr-2014 3:09pm PDT  


Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

10 Annual:

  Feature-Length Scripts

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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:

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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
July 17, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

September 23, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

October 14, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

November 11, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00

Approximately 31-Jan-2014

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This category is a competition.

1st Place
(1) Receives $5000 USD cash prize. Winning script by more than one writer will have cash prize split evenly between members of the writing team. (2) Presented with an inscribed Crystal Award during Cinequest Film Festival 24. (3) All Amenities listed in Top Ten Finalists section. (4) Script title and log-line published in one of InkTip's Industry eNewsletter (over 35,000 opted-in entertainment professionals). (5) A free digital download of Final Draft Version 8 screenwriting software.
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Top Ten Finalists
(1) Recognition on Cinequest website and press-release. (2) Invitation to Cinequest Film Festival with 2 Artist festival passes (all access). (3) Invitation to VIP Screenwriters Lunch and private Pitch-Session with industry leaders. (4) Participate in special forum focused on screenwriters. (5) Special discounts and rates on accommodations. (6) Opportunity to have script read by literary agencies, studios and influential producers. (7) Additionally, the Top Three scripts will receive a free six-month script/name listing in InkTip's Executive Index and a one-time script/name publishing in InkTip Magazine.

Only digital / softcopy manuscripts will be accepted for submission. NO PRINTED MANUSCRIPTS, PLEASE.

Scripts should be properly formatted.

Please include ONLY the Withoutabox (WAB) Tracking Number and Screenplay Title on your submitted manuscript so that readers may remain unbiased in their decisions. The WAB Tracking Number is assigned when you register your project with them.

Maintain your full contact information in your WAB registration. Do not include it in your submitted script.

All genres accepted. Especially seeking comedy, thriller/mystery, drama, sci-fi, action, and highly original material.

Script must be submitted in English.

Length should be between 70 and 125 pages. Any script over 125 pages will have points deducted.

Script must not have been previously optioned, purchased, in production or produced.

Any script that becomes purchased, optioned or put into production before the final Jury decision of February 24, 2014 will be eliminated from the competition with no entry fee refund.

Scripts written as adaptations of other works must have secured rights before being submitted.

Once the entry is received no rewritten/corrected pages will be accepted.

Winning scripts by more than one writer will have the prize split evenly between members of the writing team.

Submission fees are collected by Withoutabox. We do not accept payment by check, money order or postal money order. DO NOT SEND CASH.

The Top 10 Finalists will be notified by February 2014. Winner announced at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA USA (March 3 -16, 2014)