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16-Apr-2014 3:20am PDT  

 

Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, NYC

18 Annual:

  Screenplay Competition

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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
 
April 11, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


May 9, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


June 6, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 11-Jul-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Final Draft (.fdr)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


TOP FIVE FINALISTS
Finalists will host a reading of a scene from their screenplay (with actors) in front of a live audience and judges.
Sponsor:BET Networks


CATEGORY RULES
NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 11, 2014

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS (Electronic submissions only)
PDF (.pdf)
Final Draft (.fdr)

TOP FIVE FINALISTS
Finalists will host a reading of a scene from their screenplay (with actors) in front of a live audience and judges.

CATEGORY RULES
18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

Sept 17-21, 2014

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION SUBMISSION FORM

Thank you for submitting your screenplay to the Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET. The festival will be held in New York City, September 17-21, 2014. We look forward to reading your screenplay and will contact you on July 11, 2014 as to your project's status. Good luck!

Certification of Entrant:

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows:

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this screenplay to be considered;
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
3. This screenplay is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
4. I am duly authorized to submit this screenplay to the Festival and its Competition.

Eligibility Requirements:

- NO HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT MAIL YOUR SCRIPT. ONLY ONLINE SUBMISSIONS VIA WAB DOWNLOAD IN THE PDF OR FDR FORMATS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- The Screenwriter of the film must consider himself/herself of African, Latino or Asian descent.
- Screenplays must be the standard feature film length (90 – 130 pages) and standard U.S. format only. Treatments will not be accepted.
- Only English language screenplays will be accepted.
- If the applicant has participated in any previous Urbanworld Screenplay Reading with a script, that script will not be accepted, irrespective of any and all revisions/changes the applicant may have made subsequent to participation.
- Screenplays may not have been produced, sold or licensed for theatrical, broadband or television production.
- Screenplays must be copyrighted or WGA registered and must be the original work of the applicant.
- Screenplays must be completed by the entry deadline. All mailed payment must be postmarked by June 4, 2014 and all screenplays must be downloaded by June 4, 2014.
- Finalist will host a reading of a scene from their screenplay (with actors) in front of a live audience and judges.

Submission Procedure:
- The applicant's name, address and phone number MUST appear on the cover on the screenplay’s title page.
- There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant, provided separate applications and submission fee accompanies each entry.
- Screenplays and publicity materials will not be returned. Please keep publicity materials to a minimum. WE ONLY ACCEPT ONLINE/DIGITAL PUBLICITY MATERIALS. ALL PAPER/HARD COPY PUBLICITY MATERIALS RECEIVED WILL BE DISCARDED.
- The Festival is not responsible for screenplays lost or damaged in transit.


Entry Fee:
- WE PREFER CREDIT CARD PAYMENT VIA WAB, but if you prefer to mail: Send a check or money order, in U.S. funds only, payable to the URBANWORLD FOUNDATION, INC.
- Entry fees will not be returned and are non-refundable.
- The Festival reserves the right to impose a $25 surcharge for returned checks and for applications received postmarked after June 4, 2014.

Mail check or money order payment ONLY (no hard copy scripts will be accepted) (payable in U.S. funds to Urbanworld Foundation Inc.) to:

Urbanworld Film Festival
174 W. 4th Street
P.O. Box 119
New York, NY 10014

Thank You!