4th Annual

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest


Short Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
January 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
March 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
May 5, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 26, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00

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

Category Details

Approximately August 4, 2017

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)
  Final Draft Secure (.fds)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)
  Movie Magic Screenwriter (.scw)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Screenplay
The two top first place winning short screenplays will get produced by our production company sponsor Evil Slave and Louisiana Film Prize, respectively, to be completed and screen at the HollyShorts Film Festival and LA Film Prize festivals. Louisiana Film Prize and HollyShorts have partnered to give the winner of this prize a production grant rebate to shoot the winning screenplay in Louisiana. With that, the winner also will be flown in to the LA Film Prize festival in October. Completed film will also screen at the 2018 HollyShorts fest and on Bitpixtv.com.
Sponsor:Evil Slave and Louisiana Film Prize
Cash Award Value: 20,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 20,000 U.S. Dollar

2nd Place
Final Draft Software
Sponsor:Final Draft
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar

3rd Place
Final Draft software prize
Sponsor:Final Draft
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar

Semi Finalists
All semi finalists get invite to attend the festival, all access pass.
Value of Goods/Services: 600 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest Official Rules

All entries submitted are eligible to win the top prizes.

Employees (and their immediate families (parent, spouse, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of HollyShorts and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies or festival sponsors, are not eligible to win. There is no limit on the number of short screenplays you can submit; however, each short screenplay submitted by you must be original and different from any other short screenplay submitted by you, submitted separately and accompanied by its own completed submission form and participant agreement. Short screenplays may be a maximum of 15 pages, must be in English and must be submitted in proper script format. HollyShorts reserves the right to reject any short screenplay that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, contains prohibited content or is offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. All eligible entries received by HollyShorts will be judged by the HollyShorts selection committee and the production company sponsoring the contest.

By submitting your script for consideration for the HollyShorts Screenplay Contest, you agree for HollyShorts and its contest sponsor to produce your short screenplay if selected as the overall winner. The completed film will premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival and receive distribution on Bitpix.