18th Annual

Hamptons International Film Festival - Screenwriters Lab



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 5, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Regular Deadline
December 19, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
January 2, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 16, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 75.00

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

Category Details

Approximately March 15, 2015

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
The Hamptons Screenwriters' Lab will travel, house & feed its 4 selected screenwriters for a long weekend in April in the Hamptons where they will work on their scripts with 2 different mentors. Additionally, the writers who explore the issues in this category will be invited back to the Festival in October to have scenes from their scripts performed in a staged reading featuring accomplished actors
Sponsor:The Melissa Mathison Fund, Delta Airlines, Altour International
Value of Goods/Services: 3,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Submission Process:
The following materials are required for your application:

1) A feature-length screenplay.
2) The non-refundable application fee. Please make checks payable to The Hamptons International Film Festival.
3) Please note that this is the section for Science & Technology focused scripts.

You are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter with a brief synopsis (one or two sentences describing the plot of the screenplay). We invite you to submit your screenplay electronically. You may also send your screenplay to us as a hard copy via regular mail. You can do this instead of, or in addition to, sending an electronic copy of your script. If you choose to do so, please do not require a signature for its delivery.

We also strongly advise that you submit a brief writer CV or bio focusing on other screenplays you have written and whether they have been or will be produced, or about any films that you have worked on. While such experience is not required to be considered for our Lab, we do value knowing about your background.