Filmmakers, Withoutabox
  Not logged in
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
16-Apr-2014 9:18pm PDT  

 

'IFS' Independent Filmmakers Showcase 2013-14 (Los Angeles / Beverly Hills / Santa Monica)

19 Annual:

  IFS SCREENPLAY / TELEPLAY COMPETITION

 Switch Category
 

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
 
July 15, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Screenplays 38.00 28.00
Short Screenplays 30.00 20.00
Teleplays 30.00 20.00
Screenplay Submission with Script Coverage & Analysis 160.00 125.00


September 9, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Screenplays 40.00 30.00
Short Screenplays 35.00 25.00
Teleplays 35.00 25.00
Screenplay Submission with Script Coverage & Analysis 180.00 150.00


October 28, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Screenplays 45.00 35.00
Short Screenplays 40.00 30.00
Teleplays 40.00 30.00
Screenplay Submission with Script Coverage & Analysis 200.00 170.00


February 11, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Screenplays 70.00 48.00
Short Screenplays 55.00 40.00
Teleplays 55.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 05-Apr-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
BEST SCREENPLAY - 1st Place
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


2nd Place
BEST SCREENPLAY - 2nd Place


3rd Place
BEST SCREENPLAY - 3rd place


BEST TELEPLAY


CATEGORY RULES
IFS Unpublished Screenplay Competition (including categories for Short Screenplay and Teleplay).

ABOUT IFS SCREENPLAY COVERAGE OPTION
The Independent Filmmakers Showcase recognizes that of all the aspects of filmmaking, writing can be the most isolated from recognition and feedback. We have decided this season to offer our judges feedback and for those who are submitting screenplays before the LATE DEADLINE the opportunity to have their work reviewed with film industry style screenplay coverage.

IFS screenplay readers and judges are comprised of current and former film industry or journalism professionals who all have had experience in writing or reviewing script coverage.
The feedback portion is a concise reviews of the work by three judges with notes about what they feel is the best and worse parts of the work submitted.

The Coverage Portion is a one to three page typed review of your work with in-depth analysis of the work, including different constructive suggestions and way to approach the work to make it more sellable, and offers suggestions as to the next step the author should take if the end goal is selling the work submitted or future work in the same style. The review is from the point of view of an Industry Professional looking at work that is sellable and marketable to production entities.
All analysis is the opinion of the reader, and exists for the purpose of constructive criticism to help the growth of the submitting author and the coverage review should be taken as such. Coverage reader reviews are final. All judges’ comments are final.

Due to the amount of time put in by those with professional qualifications the fees for this service are higher then we generally offer. We cannot offer this service for any screenplay received after the Late Deadline. The fees are in addition to the normal Submission Deadline Fees.

Please visit www.ifsfilm.com for more details.


-------

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
If entering your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: Final Draft, Microsoft Word or PDF (preferred).

Cover pages should include only the following:
Title
Author Name
Copyright Information (if applicable)
IFS issued tracking number.
All scripts must be submitted in English.
Text for the entire screenplay must be formatted in 12 Point Font using Arial, Courier, or American Typewriter font.

General margin rule, 1.5 left, 1 right and 1 top and bottom.

Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars before scripts will be read.

Entries must be emailed by the applicable Entry Deadline. Screenplays submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number.

Screenplays and Teleplays submitted must not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced to be eligible for our contest.

Screenplays and Teleplays submitted after the LATE deadline are ineligible for our screenplay coverage / analysis option.

Entries will not be returned.

---------

AWARDS and PRIZES:

1st Place Best Screenplay
2nd Place Best Screenplay
3rd Place Best Screenplay

Best Teleplay

$500 cash prize for first place screenplay.

All winners receive a place on the screenwriters Q and A panel at the IFS Screenplay Contest Awards ceremony and our laurel leaf certificate that will be presented to the winners at our Screenwriters Award Ceremony.

Winners will be mentioned in our awards announcement to trade publications, media, agents, production companies, and producers.