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24-May-2015 10:26pm PDT  


Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

10 Annual:

  Screenplay Competition


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 Canadian Dollar
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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
August 15, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00

September 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

October 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

October 30, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

Approximately 05-Feb-2015

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 one pdf copy of the first act (up to 30 pages). Include a title page (the first page of the pdf document) with the screenplay title and a maximum 500 word synopsis. The title page should include no identifying marks.

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.

Scripts must have a female protagonist. Ensemble scripts accepted where the ensemble cast includes 50% of the speaking parts allocated to female characters.

All submissions 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 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 15th - $25
Regular deadline of September 15th - $30
Late deadline of October 15th - $35
Extended late deadline of October 30th - $40