18th Annual

New Hampshire Film Festival




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
June 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
July 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00

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

Category Details

Approximately September 30, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Screenplay/Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize is a Two-Week Screenwriter’s Residency at the Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center during the summer season of 2017. The top screenwriter and a guest (in the same room) will receive room, board, and ferry transportation from Portsmouth, NH to Star Island, which sits among the Isles of Shoals in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. In addition to the residency, the writer and a guest will receive two lobster dinners and internet access. The residency’s Saturday to Saturday dates are to be worked out between the winning scribe and Star Island staff; the weeks can be taken separately or back to back during the 2017 Star Island summer season. Also awarded is a "Granny" -- a 10 lb. granite brick sourced from a quarry in New Hampshire (a.k.a. The Granite State). The Grand Prize Winner will receive complimentary accommodations for two (in the same room) and Two Filmmaker Passes to attend the 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival. Sponsors: Star Island Corporation – http//starisland.org Note: Prizes are subject to change; NHFF cannot be held responsible or liable for the sponsor’s prize package offerings.
Sponsor:Star Island Corporation

Category Rules

1. No material deemed pornographic by the judges will be considered.
2. Entries must be in English.
3. No substitutions of pages or scripts will be accepted.
4. Script is expected to be written in Industry-Standard Format, and of feature-length proportions, 80-120 pages.
5. This contest is open to any writer, 18 years of age or older.
6. You must not have received more than $5,000 in compensation from the sale or optioning of any screenplay.
7. An entered screenplay may not have been previously optioned, sold or produced.
8. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the names and likenesses of the Finalists and the Grand Prize Winner for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation.
9. You are the sole author, or author with permission from all other authors of the work, and have exclusive rights and authority to submit the work.
10. You indemnify the New Hampshire Film Festival, their affiliates, sponsors, employees and judges of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any associates, at any time in connection with the submitted work.
11. You understand that New Hampshire Film Festival will not use the material or any part of, except in connection with the Awards, unless you a) enter into an agreement granting rights to the material or b) determine in good faith that you do not own or control the material because features or elements were independently developed by someone other than you, are in the public domain or are not novel or new.
12. You request that the New Hampshire Film Festival read, evaluate and judge the submitted material.