24th Annual

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

 
Category

Showtime's Tony Cox 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
October 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
November 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
January 7, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 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 20, 2019


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Winner
This jury prize recognizes an emerging feature screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The jury, which reviews the top three finalists to determine a winner, is composed of filmmakers and film industry professionals with original and diverse points of view. WINNER RECEIVES: * $5,000 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival; * All-inclusive month-long writer's retreat on Nantucket in October with Screenwriter's Colony; * Round-trip domestic airfare to Nantucket to attend the Festival; * Complimentary accommodations at the Festival; * VIP Festival Pass to all events; * Participation in Mentor's Brunch during the Festival; * A Showtime-sponsored reception during the Festival in the winners’ honor; * Custom bound copy of the script, courtesy of Showtime; * Name inclusion in press release and on Festival website as a competition winner and finalist.
Sponsor:Showtime
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Finalist
Our finalists are recognized as one of the top three screenplays from the pool of submissions each year. The top three finalists are selected 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, Screenwriters Colony. The winner is selected by an industry jury from the top three finalists. FINALISTS RECEIVE: * Participation in Mentor's Brunch during the Festival; * A Showtime-sponsored reception during the Festival; * Festival Pass; * Name inclusion on Festival website as a competition finalist.
Sponsor:Showtime

Semi-Finalist
Our semi-finalists are recognized as one of the top 10 screenplays from the pool of submissions each year. The top 10 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: * 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; entrants will be contacted by Festival staff to arrange for payment for page overage fees;
* Screenplays may not already have been produced or currently be 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 that all prizes are awarded to a single writer only - ie, NFF would provide a single check made out to one writer; only a single space is provided in the Colony; and only one writer will be flown and accommodated at the Festival, even if the winning screenplay was written by a team;
* 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;
* 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 credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) payment via Withoutabox's payment system;
* Entry fees will not be returned;
* An additional $1 per page fee applies for scripts over 125 pages; Festival staff will be in contact to make arrangements for payment via credit card or personal check;
* The Festival reserves the right to impose a $20 surcharge for returned checks for overages.
* Do not submit if you do not intend to pay the entry fee - your screenplay will not be read.

NOTIFICATION:
* Entrants will be notified by the stated Notification date.

IMPORTANT:
* The winner is expected to participate in the Screenwriters Colony retreat the month of October 2019.
* If a screenplay wins the Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award and is produced, we require the following credit to be included within the completed film's credits: “Winner, Nantucket Film Festival: Showtime Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition.”