11th 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:

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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
October 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

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

Category Details

Approximately February 5, 2016

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
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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

We encourage you to submit any genre, smashing the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see. We welcome a diversity of women’s interests and stories.

Enter the first act of the screenplay, to a maximum of 30 pages.

The title page should ONLY include the title and a synopsis to a maximum of 500 words.

Screenwriters invited as official selections will be required to submit the entire script, without changes to the first act, in order to be eligible for an award nomination.

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 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

• Submission fees are non-refundable.
• 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 regulations. You also assert that you are the author and owner of the original work.

Submission deadlines and regular submission fees:

Early bird deadline of August 1st - $25
Regular deadline of September 1st - $30
Late deadline of October 1st - $35
Extended late deadline of October 15th - $40

Inquiries: screenplay@womeninfilm.ca