10th Annual

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition


Feature Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
October 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
November 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
Student Fee 85.00 80.00

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

Category Details

February 9, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Screenwriter Retreat
Three (3) winning screenwriters will be given the opportunity to participate in our annual Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriter’s Retreat. This exclusive, all expenses paid program offers our winners the chance to sit down with industry members and workshop their screenplay one-on-one during a two day retreat. Our mentors are all screenwriters who have worked in the industry, had festival success with their work, and earned major academic qualifications. This workshop is one of our most lauded successes and gives our winners invaluable experience that will help bolster not only their current screenplay but their future work as well.
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar

ATLFF Screenwriting Summit Badge
The three (3) winning screenwriters will receive an invitation and complimentary badge to attend the first ever Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Summit. This three day event - presented by the screenwriting experts at ScreenCraft - will feature panels jam packed with professional writers who have made it big across Hollywood. The screenplay competition winners will get the chance to not only attend the panels but also network in person with these incredible industry giants at our parties and mixers.
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar

ATLFF Film Festival Badge
The three (3) winning screenwriters also receive 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

Twelve to Sixteen finalists will receive a detailed 5-6 write up of their screenplay. This write up will not only include a digital summary of notes about your screenplay’s triumphs and shortcomings, but also a physical copy of your script that has been heavily proofread and marked with notes mailed to your choice of address**. **If the address is international, you will be sent a virtual copy of your script with notes and editing.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Feature screenplays must be 75 to 130 pages long in standard screenplay format with 12-point courier font. Screenplays longer than 130 pages will not be accepted.

Entrants must submit a PDF file available for judging.

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

Please note the award for winning the competition is a trip to Atlanta for a Screenwriting Retreat during the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival. Travel (from within the United States) and lodging will be provided for the weekend.

Only one writer per winning script will have their travel and lodging covered.

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.