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18-Apr-2014 2:09pm PDT  

 

Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition

11 Annual:

  Comedy - Feature Screenplay

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
March 20, 2012
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 44.00 39.00


June 12, 2012
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 49.00 44.00


September 4, 2012
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 54.00 49.00


November 9, 2012
FINAL Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 59.00 54.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
18-Nov-2012



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.


1st Place
• Development of winning screenplay and submission to established Production Companies, Executives and Agents/Managers. • International Press Release Announcement. • Detailed Coverage of the winning script. • One year subscription to the Script Pipeline Writer’s Database, the composite directory for screenwriters. • One Query from Venice Arts Query Submission Service. • One Year Scripped Pro Membership. • Great Dialogue Software. • Scrivener Software. • Photo, bio and logline listed on our website www.gimmecreditcompetition.com
Sponsor:Gimme Credit Films
Value of Goods/Services: 6,100 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


2nd Place
• Development of winning screenplay and submission to established Production Companies, Executives and Agents/Managers. • International Press Release Announcement. • Detailed Coverage of the winning script. • One year subscription to the Script Pipeline Writer’s Database, the composite directory for screenwriters. • Scrivener Software. • One Query from Venice Arts Query Submission Service. • Photo, bio and logline listed on our website www.gimmecreditcompetition.com
Sponsor:Gimme Credit Films
Value of Goods/Services: 5,650 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


3rd Place
• Development of winning screenplay and submission to established Production Companies, Executives and Agents/Managers. • International Press Release Announcement. • Detailed Coverage of the winning script. • One Query from Venice Arts Query Submission Service. • Photo, bio and logline listed on our website www.gimmecreditcompetition.com
Sponsor:Gimme Credit Films
Value of Goods/Services: 5,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Artistic Vision
• Development of winning screenplay and submission to established Production Companies, Executives and Agents/Managers. • International Press Release Announcement. • Detailed Coverage of the winning script. • One Query from Venice Arts Query Submission Service. • Photo, bio and logline listed on our website www.gimmecreditcompetition.com
Sponsor:Gimme Credit Films
Value of Goods/Services: 5,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Cycle 2012 Rules

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition is open to all people 18 years of age and older. Individuals who have earned the sum of $15,000 or more writing screenplays or teleplays are not eligible to enter.

For your protection and ours, all scripts must be registered with the Writers Guild (www.wga.org) the U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov) or a similar entity. For entrants from foreign countries, it is permissible to have your script registered with the respective copyright office in your country.

Screenplay submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s). Adaptations and material based in any way on other media for which the author does not have the rights will be disqualified. Adaptations of works in the public domain are accepted.

Screenplays must not have been previously sold or produced in any form and must not be currently under an option contract. In the event the script is produced, optioned or sold after being entered, the author(s) must notify us IMMEDIATELY.

FORMAT

All scripts must be written in standard 12 point font. Scripts with smaller fonts which go over their respective category's page limit may be disqualified. This is particularly true for Super Shorts which are strictly limited to five pages, not including the title page.

Scripts based on a true story, historical or contemporary, should be annotated on the title page.

For ease of anonymous judging, you may omit the title page. Scripts are identified with their ID numbers only.

All scripts must be in English.

Pages must be numbered, not including the title page.

GENERAL

Script length must adhere to the following guidelines:

Super Shorts 1-5 pages
Shorts 6-30 pages
Features 80-145 pages

All feature winners will receive a detailed coverage report with suggested revisions. Such revisions must be reviewed by each winner before The Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition can effectively promote their scripts. The revisions required may include correction of typos, grammar and formatting. Failure to perform such revisions may result in disqualification or non-promotion of a winning script. There may also be suggestions on improving marketability and/or story, which the writer can choose whether to employ. If the writer chooses not to make the some of the latter suggested revisions, it may limit the amount of promotion that script receives.

Screenplays will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy. The Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition is not responsible for late or lost submissions.

All submissions receive complimentary feedback. To receive feedback, it must be requested at the end of the competition. Instructions are provided at the close of the competition.

Multiple scripts may be entered but each script must have its own entry form and entry fee.

Substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.

Prizes are subject to change without notice.

JUDGING

Screenplays are evaluated based on criteria including, but not limited to: story, structure, opening, dialogue, character, ending, concept and marketability. All shorts are read in their entirety. During the first round of judging, feature scripts are judged solely on the first twenty pages. If a feature progresses to the final round of judging, the entire feature script is read and evaluated.

Each script is read by a minimum of two judges.

Feature finalists from each genre will be in consideration for the top four placements (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Artistic Vision). Super Short and Short entries are not categorized or judged by genre.

The decisions of the judges are final.

Entry fees are non-refundable.