16th Annual

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

 
Category

Comedy

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 49.00 44.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 55.00 50.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 135.00 130.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 150.00 145.00
Regular Deadline
April 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 54.00 49.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 59.00 54.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 140.00 135.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 154.00 149.00
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 59.00 54.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 65.00 60.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 145.00 140.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 160.00 155.00
FINAL Deadline
July 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 69.00 64.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 151.00 146.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 164.00 159.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 67.00 62.00
Scripts Over 125 Pages 71.00 66.00
+ 5-6 pages Feedback (if under 125 pages) 153.00 148.00
+ 5-6 pages feedback (if over 125 pages) 166.00 161.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 31, 2017


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft Secure (.fds)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)
  Movie Magic Screenwriter (.scw)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
One GRAND PRIZE WINNER from all entries is awarded the following cash and prizes: : 1) $2,500 + 2) PITCH winning script to Industry Producers and Agents + 3) Studio Style Story Notes by Greenlight Script Coverage + 4) FREE Admission Pass to The Great American Pitchfest** + 5) a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers + 6) EMERGING ARTIST AWARD (TROPHY)
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Screenplay in a Caegory
2 ELITE PRIZES awarded to the best screenplay one from each of the other two remaining categories. 1) $500 + 2) a copy of Movie Magic's 3) Screenwriter by Write Brothers + 3) Coverage by Greenlight Script Coverage + 4) Emerging Artist Certificate Award
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 900 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

2nd Place
DIAMOND PRIZE from a category - Emerging Artist Award Certificate + Representation and Production consideration by the Radmin Company + Industry Exposure
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine

3rd Place
PLATINUM PRIZES in a category - Emerging Artist Award Certificate + Representation and Production consideration by the Radmin Company + Industry Exposure
Sponsor:Filmmakers Magazine

Category Rules

Eligibility

SCREENPLAY AND ENTRY FEE MUST CONFORM TO THE APPLICABLE DUE DATES.

#This contest is open to anyone (world wide) except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of FilmMakers.com, The Radmin Company, Write Brothers, all the affiliates and/or sponsors.
#ONLY THE TITLE OF THE SCREENPLAY SHOULD APPEAR ON THE FRONT COVER! As all reading is anonymous the writer's name should not appear anywhere on the script. You may add a separate cover page for your full contact details (optional).
#Submissions must be full-length film scripts in any genre.
#Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a submission on WAB, and an entry fee.
#FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards reserves the right to extend the deadline.
#Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
#Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.
#Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign the Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
#The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
#Once a script has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
#Entry in one category is included in this fee. Entry in more than one category is permissible but each must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.
#Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and FilmMakers.com is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
#Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America, and/or with the equivalent organization in own country.
#Applicant must not have received consideration in excess of $10,000 as a prize in a previous competition.
#You have retained at least one copy of the submitted material, and you understand that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
#NO REFUNDS for any reason; entry fees are nonrefundable. Failure to adhere to the Contest rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
#You have the option to include a one to two page synopsis of your screenplay.

Screenplay Format and Length

#Script must be in industry standard format, in English, bound with two or three brads, with card stock covers, and must be between 80-125 pages and no longer than 160 pages. Please add an additional $10 for screenplays over 125 pages. Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.

Permission & Agreement
#By entering this contest and in the event you are declared a winner (top 20), you understand and accept that we will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

#If you are a finalist you agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on its web site, your script's logline, synopsis and excerpts.

#You may submit your screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.

#Entering this contest will not limit your copyright in any way. You retain all rights (100%) to your property.