11th Annual

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition


Pilot Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 12, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 27, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
October 25, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00

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

Category Details

February 7, 2019

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Industry Consultation
The (1) winner of the pilot competition will receive a one-on-one consultation with an industry professional in their genre. For pilots, we provide consultation with an Atlanta writer working in either the television or web series industry. This opportunity is designed to give our winner the chance to sit down and talk about the next steps for their script, discuss paths for jump starting or furthering their career, and develop a connection with someone who can serve as a mentor on future projects.
Value of Goods/Services: 350 U.S. Dollar

Atlanta Film Festival Badge
The winner also receives an All Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival where they can network with directors and industry members from all over the world. At the festival, they will also have the opportunity to take part in a staged reading of their screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG actors which provides the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry members, and general movie lovers.
Value of Goods/Services: 350 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Pilot Screenplays can be between 10-70 pages in length. Upon submission, the writer must indicate the nature of the television screenplay: webisode, half-hour, hour, mini-series, comedy, drama, or any combination of the above.

Supplementary materials are not required for Pilot Screenplays. In addition, we cannot guarantee that any supplementary materials will be reviewed. However, you can include them in your submission packet or email them to screenplay@atlantafilmfestival.com. Supplementary materials include, but are not limited to: concept summaries, character descriptions, and future episode summaries.

Entrants must submit a PDF file available for judging.

For your own protection, we recommend that you copyright or register your work.

Screenplays must be the original work of the writer(s). If the screenplay is based on another person’s life, writer(s) must also attach a signed statement acknowledging and approving of adaptation. A screenplay containing copyrighted ideas, characters, or storylines without the proper paperwork will be disqualified.