22nd Annual

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

 
Category

Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition (Script Analysis Option)

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 14, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 165.00 155.00
Regular Deadline
December 12, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 180.00 170.00
Late Deadline
January 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 190.00 180.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 205.00 190.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 15, 2017


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Our finalists are recognized as one of the top three screenplays from the pool of submissions each year. The top three finalists are determined from a pool of 10 semi-finalists, and determined by the programmers and executive staff of the Nantucket Film Festival, in conjunction with our partner the Screenwriters Colony. The winner is selected by jury from the top three finalists. FINALISTS RECEIVE: * Participation in Mentor Brunch during the Festival; * VIP week-long Festival Pass to all events; * Print and media coverage; * Name inclusion in Festival program materials as a competition finalist. FINALISTS RECEIVE: * Participation in Mentors Brunch during the Festival; * VIP week-long Festival Pass to all events; * Print and media coverage; * Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as a competition finalist.
Sponsor:Showtime

Finalist
Our finalists are recognized as one of the top three screenplays from the pool of submissions each year. The top three finalists are determined from a pool of 10 semi-finalists, and determined by the programmers and executive staff of the Nantucket Film Festival, in conjunction with our partners The Screenwriters Colony. The winner is selected by jury from the top three finalist. FINALISTS RECEIVE: * Participation in Mentors Brunch during the Festival; * VIP week-long Festival Pass to all events; * Print and media coverage; * Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as a competition finalist.
Sponsor:Showtime

Semi-Finalist
Our semi-finalists are recognized as one of the top ten screenplays from the pool of submissions each year. The top ten semi-finalists are narrowed down from all submissions by our reader committee (comprised of industry professionals) alongside the programmers and executive staff of the Nantucket Film Festival. SEMI-FINALISTS RECEIVE: * Print and media coverage; * Name inclusion on Festival website as a competition semi-finalist.
Sponsor:Showtime

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* Screenplays must be standard feature length (80-125 pages.) and standard U.S. format only; an additional $1 per page fee applies for scripts over 125 pages;
* Screenplays may not have been produced or currently in active production;
* While it is not mandatory that Screenplays have an official copyright, NFF strongly encourages writers to register for a copyright. NFF also strongly suggests writers register their script(s) with the Writers Guild of America. Visit www.wgawregistry.org for information on how to do so.
* Screenplays must be in English;
* Adaptations of previously published or produced material are accepted, but official documentation of rights to adapt the material must be available upon request;
• Collaborations are accepted, but please note all prizes must be awarded to just ONE writer;
* Screenplays must be completed and uploaded, with entry fee paid, by entry deadline.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
* Screenplays must be uploaded through Withoutabox or submitted electronically via email at submissions@nantucketfilmfestival.org;
* Screenplays must have a title page which includes only the project title. The applicant’s name MUST NOT appear on the cover or any other pages of the screenplay; all documents must be anonymous for submission committee. Screenplays with names on cover or any other pages of screenplay WILL BE DISQUALIFIED;
* Entry must include an online application. Keep records of your entry for reference;
* There is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant, provided that separate entries and fees accompany each submission.

ENTRY FEE:
* We accept U.S. checks, money orders, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
* Entry fees will not be returned;
* An additional $1 per page fee applies for scripts over 125 pages;
* The Festival reserves the right to impose a $20 surcharge for returned checks.
* Finalists will be notified by mid-May.

IMPORTANT:
* The winner is expected to participate in the Screenwriters Colony retreat the month of October 2017.
* If a screenplay wins the Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award and is produced, we ask for the following credit to be included in the completed film: “Winner, Nantucket Film Festival: Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition.”

SCRIPT ANALYSIS OPTION:
* Analysis will be sent to entrant approximately 2-3 weeks after confirmation of your submission;
* Our Script Analysis readers come from our general reading committee for the Screenplay Competition and are selected for their breadth of knowledge and experience in reading screenplays (at least five years professionally). The author of each individual analysis is kept anonymous and is therefore not available to speak by phone regarding your analysis. You may reach out to our programming staff to discuss any questions you may have regarding your analysis after its receipt;
* All submissions received for Script Analysis Option will be considered alongside all other submissions for the Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition.