5th Annual



Storytellers Script Writing Competition


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 27, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
February 4, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 14, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student 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 May 5, 2019

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Finalists will be flown out to Los Angeles where they will participate in a 2-day lab including creative workshops with established industry professionals. Workshops will take place April 24 & 25, 2019.
Sponsor:Elysium Bandini Studios

Grand Prize
Writers of the winning project, announced in May, will receive an exclusive first look development deal with Elysium Bandini Studios, a professionally produced pilot presentation, and will participate in a “Storytellers Initiative” live read event at SeriesFest: Season Five.
Sponsor:Elysium Bandini Studios

Category Rules

All entries must include:
- Pilot script for 15 minute pilot script (maximum 18 pages)
- If the pilot episode is under 15-18 pages, writers must submit sub-sequent episodes to reach a total minimum of 15 pages.
- Series bible, 3-15 pages - including Logline, Pilot Summary, Character Breakdown, and at least six future episode synopsis
- Submission Fee
*Please note that the Series Bible and Script should be submitted as one document with the Series Bible first followed by the Script

To be eligible for the contest:
Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
Limit one entry per person or writing team
Each entry must include only one 1 script
Entries must be written in English
Scripts may not have been previously produced
A script that has been produced as a pilot and entered into the SeriesFest Competition is not eligible for this Initiative
Scripts must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party