1st Annual

COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival


Short Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 27, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 3, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
March 11, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 25, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately April 1, 2014

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Screenplay
Win a Comedy Ninja HI-YAH! Award for Best Short Screenplay!

Finalist Best Short Screenplay
Win a Comedy Ninja HI-YAH! Award for Finalist Best Short Screenplay!

Category Rules

1. All COMEDY NINJA Film Festival deadlines are the dates scripts must arrive at our Los Angeles office.

2. Short Scripts should be no more than 30 pages.

3. Scripts must be the original work of the writer.

4. Scripts may not be optioned, produced or purchased.

5. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission, or they must provided a written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

6. Scripts with multiple writers are allowed. If the script wins a prize in the Short Screenplay Competition, the writers will divide the prize amongst themselves.

7 Multiple COMEDY NINJA Film Festival entries are allowed, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee and entry form.

8. It is strongly recommended that scripts be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the WGA www.wga.org.

9. No corrected pages or new drafts of submitted screenplays will be accepted.

10. We prefer online PDF script submissions, but will allow submitted hard copies.

11. If you are submitting a hard copy, the title page should include your name, contact e-mail, phone #, and WAB tracking ID #.

12. 2 Short Screenplay Competition finalist will be announced by e-mail. They will both be given 2 complimentary passes to the festival for February 23rd, 2014 and the Winner of the Competition will be presented with an Award during our closing night Award Ceremony.

13. Submission materials (Screenplays) will not be returned.

14. Submission fees are nonrefundable.

15. COMEDY NINJA Film Festival's General Rules and Regulations must be reviewed prior to finalizing your submission.

16. COMEDY NINJA Film Festival reserves the right to amend these Rules and Regulations at any time.

Have questions for the Comedy Ninja? E-mail him-- comedyninjafest@gmail.com