4th Annual



Screenplay Competition


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 25, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
July 25, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
October 25, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 20, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00

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

Category Details

Approximately December 26, 2013

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  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.

1st Place
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

2nd Place
Sponsor:No Sponsor

3rd Place
Sponsor:No Sponsor

4th Place
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Best of Fest Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Honorable Mention
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Special Jury Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

Competition Rules and Conditions

All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the competition. Only one entry fee and one entry form is required for such entries. All authors' names should be listed on the entry form.

You may submit multiple entries. Each screenplay submitted must include its own separate entry form and entry fee.

Scripts may be submitted via hardcopy or electronic file.

Scripts should be no longer than 185 pages.

The entry fee is nonrefundable.

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries, however, may be adapted from the applicant’s own work. If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted on the title page of the script.

If you would like notification upon receipt of your materials, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

Script materials will not be returned.

Entrants retain all rights to their screenplays. The California Film Awards will not share your script with anyone except the judges of the competition.

Students receive a $10 discount. Please include a copy of your student ID.

Submission Mailing Address
California Film Awards
6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119

Email Electronic Entries to:

Screenplays should be clearly labeled with name of screenplay and writer contact information.

Submission of a film or screenplay to the California Film Awards implies express understanding and acceptance to all competition rules and conditions.