12th Annual

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival


Screenplay Competition


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
October 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

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

Category Details

Approximately January 15, 2017

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

All official selections will receive a festival pass as well as being entered to win a cash prize.

Category Rules


Submit the following as one pdf document:
• The first act, up to a maximum of 30 pages
• A Title page that includes only the title and a synopsis to a maximum 500 words only


Submissions officially selected into the Festival will be asked to submit the full script for consideration for nomination for the Grand Prize. Changes made to the first act already submitted will disqualify the script.

Script must use standard industry format (12 Courier font)

Script must be an ORIGINAL concept for a narrative feature film (No TV pilots or specs, treatments or adaptations). All screenplay genres are accepted.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story, formatting, and the skill of the screenwriter.

Scripts must be between 80-120 pages.


• Contest is open to female screenwriters. Collaborations with two writing partners accepted, where one of the writers is a female.
• Writers may apply with more than one screenplay. Each must be submitted separately.
• All rights remain with the writer. However, the writer does give the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival permission to feature, and advertise the work submitted for promotion of the festival.
• Do not send resumes or press kits with screenplay.
• Due to the large number of screenplays we receive, we regret that we cannot provide any feedback on individual submissions.
• Once you have submitted your screenplay, we cannot accept a new or updated version
• Transportation to and accommodation at the festival is solely the responsibility of the participant.
• Entrants agree to indemnify and hold us, including our employees, our officers, and our partners and affiliates harmless against all claims arising out of entry or participation in the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.
• Official Selections will be contacted approximately one month prior to the festival.
• By submitting your film or screenplay to the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all the aforementioned festival rules and guidelines. You also assert that you are the author and owner of the original work.

Entry fee is non-refundable.

Please send any questions to screenplay@womeninfilm.ca