26th Annual

- LOS ANGELES IFS FILM FEST - Independent Filmmakers Showcase© 2018 (L.A. / Santa Monica / Beverly Hills)

 
Category

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Short Screenplay 40.00 30.00
IFS Blast - Special Discount Deadline
October 8, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00
Short Screenplay 45.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
December 7, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 45.00
Short Screenplay 50.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 11, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
Short Screenplay 55.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 12, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 60.00
Short Screenplay 75.00 55.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 24, 2017


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)
  Final Draft Secure (.fds)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)
  Movie Magic Screenwriter (.scw)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
BEST SCREENPLAY - 1st Place
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

2nd Place
BEST SCREENPLAY - 2nd Place

3rd Place
BEST SCREENPLAY - 3rd place

BEST TELEPLAY

Category Rules

IFS Unpublished Screenplay Competition

(including categories for Short Screenplay and Teleplay).

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

IF MAILING ONLY:
Cover pages should include only the following:
Title
Author Name
Copyright Information (if applicable)
IFS issued tracking number.
All scripts must be submitted in English.
Text for the entire screenplay must be formatted in 12 Point Font using Arial, Courier, or American Typewriter font.

General margin rule, 1.5 left, 1 right and 1 top and bottom.

Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars before scripts will be read.

Entries must be emailed by the applicable Entry Deadline. Screenplays submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number.

Screenplays and Teleplays submitted must not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced to be eligible for our contest.

Screenplays and Teleplays submitted after the LATE deadline are ineligible for our screenplay coverage / analysis option.

Entries will not be returned.

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AWARDS and PRIZES:

1st Place Best Screenplay
2nd Place Best Screenplay
3rd Place Best Screenplay
Best Teleplay

$10,000 cash prize for first place screenplay award only.

All winners receive a place on the screenwriters Q and A panel at the IFS Screenplay Contest Awards ceremony and our laurel leaf certificate that will be presented to the winners at our Screenwriters Award Ceremony.

Winners will be mentioned in our awards announcement to trade publications, media, agents, production companies, and producers.

Some Winners in attendance will have a chance for Live Read Thru of script with local theater actors.


Please visit www.ifsfilm.com for more details.

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