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24-May-2015 10:26pm PDT  

 

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

20 Annual:

  The Showtime Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition

 
 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
January 12, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Script Analysis 110.00 105.00
Submission + Script Analysis 160.00 155.00


February 9, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Script Analysis 110.00 105.00
Submission + Script Analysis 160.00 155.00


February 20, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Script Analysis 125.00 120.00
Submission + Script Analysis 175.00 170.00


March 9, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00
Script Analysis 125.00 120.00
Submission + Script Analysis 175.00 170.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Jun-2015



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


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award
The highest award of the annual Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, this jury prize recognizes an emerging screenplay as the best from the pool of submissions each year. The jury is composed of prominent 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 at The Screenwriter's Colony; *Round-trip airfare from New York to Nantucket to attend the Festival; *Complimentary accommodations at the Festival; *VIP week-long Festival Pass to all events; *Participation in Mentors Brunch with Screenwriters Tribute recipient during the Festival; *A Showtime-sponsored reception during the Festival in the winner's honor; *Custom leather bound copy of the script, courtesy of Showtime; *Print and media coverage; *Name inclusion in Festival catalogue and on website as a competition winner and finalist. THREE FINALISTS RECEIVE: *Participation in Mentors Brunch with Screenwriters Tribute recipient 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. TEN SEMI-FINALISTS RECEIVE: *Print and media coverage; *Name inclusion on Festival website as a competition semi-finalist.
Sponsor:Showtime
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


Category Rules
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* Screenplays must be standard feature length (80-125 pp.) and standard U.S. format only; a $1 per page fee applies for scripts over 125 pages;
* Screenplays may not have been produced;
* Screenplays must be copyrighted or WGA registered (http://www.wgaeast.org);
* 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 welcome, but please note all prizes must be awarded to just one writer.
* Screenplays must be completed, sent, and/or uploaded by entry deadline.

ENTERING PROCEDURE:
* Screenplays must be submitted electronically via email at submissions@nantucketfilmfestival.org or uploaded through Withoutabox;
* Screenplays must have a title page; which includes only the 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 submission 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;
* A $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 early June.

IMPORTANT:
If a screenplay wins the Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award and is produced, we ask for the following credit to be included: “Winner of the Nantucket Film Festival Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Award.”