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LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL and SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

14 Annual:

  SHORT 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:

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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
June 21, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


July 26, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


August 30, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


September 20, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 24-Oct-2013



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


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Grand Prize winners receive $250 cash plus two All Festival Passes (non-transferable). As more prizes are added, they will be announced on the website: www.lacomedyfest.com
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar


2nd Place
Two All Festival Passes (non-transferable). As more prizes are added, they will be announced on the website: www.lacomedyfest.com
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar


3rd Place
Two All Festival Passes (non-transferable). As more prizes are added, they will be announced on the website: www.lacomedyfest.com
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Short Screenplays may be up to 32 pages and in the genre of comedy.


1. All submissions must be COMEDY screenplays, in English.
2. Scripts may not be optioned, produced or purchased.
3. Scripts must be in industry standard format; 12 point courier font, 3-hole punch, brads, white paper, front and back card stock cover, double spaced, body pages correctly numbered.
4. No writer’s name should appear anywhere in script.
5. Scripts must be the original work of the writer. Multiple writer’s are allowed. If the script is a finalist, the writers will divide the prize amongst themselves.
6. Feature Scripts should be no more than 130 pages. Short Scripts and TV Pilots should be no more than 32 pages.
7. Do not include any additional materials with your submission.
8. No Shooting Scripts.
9. It is strongly recommended that scripts be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the WGA www.wga.org.
10. Application, Release and Hold Harmless agreement and fee must be included with submission.
11. All applicants must be 18 years of age at time of signing release.
12. Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of submitted screenplays be accepted.
13. Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
14. Selection of the winner will be made by the LA Comedy Festival and may not be contested.
15. I understand that LACF may decide to increase or decrease the number of finalists at its sole discretion and reserves the right to grant less than or no awards, at its sole discretion, if a lesser number of, or no entries meet the submissions requirements and/or industry standards of excellence.
16. Prizes will be delivered to each legally qualified winner within ninety (90) days of LACF receipt of completed W-9 Tax form.
17. Prizes are subject to change without notice. LACF reserves the right to amend these rules and regulations at any time.
18. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate Entry and fee.