16th Annual

Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (New York)

 
Category

Feature Screenplay Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Regular Deadline
March 8, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
April 10, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
WAB Extended Deadline
April 30, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 75.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 2, 2019


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Screenplay winners and finalists of the Big Apple Film Festival Feature Length Screenplay Competition receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more. Winners and finalists will also receive a listing on InkTip, which will allow writers to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.  Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.  Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
Sponsor:InkTip and Virtual PitchFest

2nd Place
Screenplay winners and finalists of the Big Apple Film Festival Feature Length Screenplay Competition receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more. Winners and finalists will also receive a listing on InkTip, which will allow writers to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.  Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.  Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
Sponsor:InkTip and Virtual PitchFest

3rd Place
Screenplay winners and finalists of the Big Apple Film Festival Feature Length Screenplay Competition receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more. Winners and finalists will also receive a listing on InkTip, which will allow writers to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.  Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.  Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
Sponsor:InkTip and Virtual PitchFest

4th Place
Screenplay winners and finalists of the Big Apple Film Festival Feature Length Screenplay Competition receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more. Winners and finalists will also receive a listing on InkTip, which will allow writers to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.  Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.  Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
Sponsor:InkTip and Virtual PitchFest

5th Place
Screenplay winners and finalists of the Big Apple Film Festival Feature Length Screenplay Competition receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more. Winners and finalists will also receive a listing on InkTip, which will allow writers to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.  Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.  Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
Sponsor:InkTip and Virtual PitchFest

Category Rules

1. Scripts must be a minimum of 70 pages and maximum of 150 pages.
2. Submitted screenplays can not have been optioned, purchased, or otherwise produced at the time of submission.
3. Writers can submit as many screenplays as they’d like to the competition, however each script requires a separate application and payment.
4. All entries must be submitted in English.
5. Submissions must include the title, author(s) and any relevant registration or copyright information.
6. Screenplays must be submitted in PDF or MS WORD.
7. All screenplays are considered complete once they are received by the Big Apple Film Festival. No revisions or updated copies will be accepted.
8.Submission fees are non-refundable