9th Annual

San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival


3-Page Treatment


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 30, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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

Category Details

January 10, 2014

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Treatment
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

- Treatments must adhere to the Festival Objectives and Contest Guidelines.

- Individual writers can submit no more than four treatments apiece.

- Each submission must be accompanied by its own entrance fee and entry form.

- All treatments must be original material. Book to film adaptations will only be considered if accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder of the original material.

- Treatments must be limited to three pages plus one cover page. The following aspects must be included:
Page 1 — Cover Sheet

- Working title
- Author
- Copyright holder
- Genre
- Setting
- Target audience
- Predicted rating
- Estimated production budget
- Premise
- Commercial and theological significance of the project
- How the film will be distinct, fresh, unique, and superior

Pages 2-4 — The Story Treatment

Here the judge will learn about your understanding of story structure, cinematic language, cinematic history, elements of drama, the importance of dramatic pacing, empathetic character development, character growth, character arc, and strong endings.

- Treatments will be evaluated for consistency with festival guidelines and judged for creativity, commercial feasibility, and potential cultural significance.

- Finalists will be selected based on excellence in their conformity to the criteria, categories, guidelines, and festival objectives.

- Treatments will not be returned under any circumstances. Receipt of treatments will be sent by e-mail correspondence.

- Application fee is non-refundable.
- Awards will be presented to the individuals responsible for the winning treatments on February 22, 2014 during the SAICFF Jubilee Awards presentation ceremonies. All awards are based on the overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant a category award.