5th Annual

ScreenplayFest.com -- Philadelphia's Online Screenplay Contest




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 18, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Standard Fee and Analysis 105.00 100.00
Regular Deadline
September 15, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Standard Fee and Analysis 130.00 125.00
Late Deadline
October 17, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Standard Fee and Analysis 130.00 125.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 17, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00
Standard Fee and Analysis 130.00 125.00
Extension Deadline
December 20, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Standard Fee and Analysis 130.00 125.00
Final Deadline
January 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Standard Fee and Analysis 130.00 125.00

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

Category Details

Approximately February 20, 2015

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Prize
A) 1-ticket to the GREAT AMERICAN PITCHFEST - where you may pitch your idea to 100+ executives. FACE to FACE pitches with Industry Executives. B) The #1 Screenwriters Resource INKTIP -- they offer their prestigious Screenwriters Pitching and Publicity Package. C) 1 ticket to ROBERT MCKEE'S Weekend Story Seminar in NYC and a Storylogue subscription including: Lessons on crafting the perfect Story, interviews with celebrities, and answers to all of your questions from a story master instructor. D) Screenwriter and Professor Joe Gilford from STORY RESCUE has a one on one analysis with the writer to improve their screenplay. Via Telephone or In Person depending on travel. E) One year membership to SCRIPT PIPELINE where you may pitch online to agents and producers. Free admission into their Screenwriting Contest. And, a free Analysis from their Analysis Department. F) MY SCRIPT NEEDS HELP offers their Coverage Package on your screenplay. G) SELLASCRIPT offers 1) Total Script Express - email blasts to over 5,500 Industry Execs, 2) Hollywood Bugle - features logline and author in their enewsletter sent to over 3,000 execs, 3) Script Marketplace - a database viewed regularly by Execs looking for scripts, 4) Writer's Rolodex - Exec contacts database. H) MOVIE OUTLINE 3 software to develop your film story, characters and structure, and professionally format your script. It uses the simple technique of "step-outlining" to create your outline and screenplay scene by scene and reference breakdowns of successful Hollywood movies in the same genre side by side with your own project. I) One year pro membership to SCRIPPED - the leading provider of online screenwriting software. Also, Scripped finds scripted and unscripted written content for movie producers, web producers, brands and agencies. Furthermore, Scripped Pro includes discounts to their screenplay contest partners. Clients include: Spike TV, Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan), Steven de Souza (Die Hard), and more. J) GREAT DIALOGUE software for writers, a computer program guaranteed to improve your dialogue skills. Named by Readers Digest in its "Best Software for Writers." K) Daniel Manus' NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING, ranked Top 15 Consultants in Creative Screenwriting Magazine, donates 3-4 pgs of constructive Script Notes as well as his popular e-book "No BS Screenwriter
Sponsor:Inktip, Great American Pitchfest, ROBERT MCKEE, Story Rescue, Script Pipeline, Scripped, SellaScript
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,200 U.S. Dollar

Honorable Mention
A) Your Screenplay and Email remains posted on our website for agents, managers, and producers to read and contact you. B) Screenplays / log lines are sent to our executive contact list. C) The TOP FOUR receive ROBERT MCKEE'S Storylogue, MOVIE OUTLINE 3, SCRIPPED, GREAT DIALOGUE, NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING (logline analysis and ebook), SELLASCRIPT, VIRTUAL PITCHFEST (3 pitches), and SCRIPTPROOF (query only) packages. D) Visit our website www.ScreenplayFest.com for more information. ****Honorable Mentions include the FOUR CATEGORY WINNERS and as many more scripts we/votes deem suitable and worthy of recognition.
Sponsor:ScreenplayFest, Movie Outline 3, Scripped, Great Dialogue, No BullScript Consulting, SellaScript
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

Screenplays that are accepted into the contest are posted online for the duration of the festival for FEEDBACK and for agents, managers, and producers to read.

Category Rules

1. August 18 to September 15, 2014
2. September 15 to October 17, 2014
3. October 17 to November 17, 2014
4. November 17 to December 15, 2014
5. December 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015 - "The GRAND PRIZE Contest"

The TOP FOUR WINNERS from EACH of the online contests will be considered "Quarter-Finalists" and will be entered into the Grand Prize Contest. Why hold these Deadline Contests? So that you may start earning Feedback on your script immediately!

The remaining Screenplays will be notified and have the option to resubmit into a future contest deadline for a Discounted "Resubmission" Fee. Why Resubmit? Update your screenplay from the feedback you were given, and have another chance to be entered into the Grand Prize Contest.