10th Annual

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

 
Category

Pilot Screenplay + Feedback

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Hella Early Deadline
August 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 95.00 90.00
Student Fee 90.00 85.00
Earlybird Deadline
September 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 95.00 90.00
Regular Deadline
November 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 110.00 105.00
Student Fee 105.00 100.00
Late Deadline
December 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 120.00 115.00
Student Fee 115.00 110.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 4, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 140.00 135.00
Student Fee 135.00 130.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
February 9, 2018


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Industry Consultation
The (1) winner of the pilot competition will receive a one-on-one consultation with an industry professional in their genre. For pilots, we provide consultation with an Atlanta writer working in either the television or web series industry. This opportunity is designed to give our winner the chance to sit down and talk about the next steps for their script, discuss paths for jump starting or furthering their career, and develop a connection with someone who can serve as a mentor on future projects. All winners also receive an All Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival where they can network with directors and industry members from all over the world. At the festival, they will also have the opportunity to take part in a staged reading of their screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG actors which provides the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry members, and general movie lovers.
Value of Goods/Services: 350 U.S. Dollar

ScreenCraft Writer's Summit Badge
The (1) winner of the pilot competition will receive an invitation and complimentary badge to attend the first ever three-day Writers Summit at the Atlanta Film Festival (presented by The Atlanta Film Society and ScreenCraft). This event will feature panels, workshops, private mentoring and parties with top Oscar and EMMY-winning and blockbuster screenwriters, as well as agents, managers, producers and studio executives. It will be an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best in Hollywood, in a personal environment where unguarded conversations and long-term partnerships can be forged. All attendees will have access to the opening night and evening parties of the Atlanta Film Festival as well as private networking with industry giants at daily writers Happy Hours.
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar

Atlanta Film Festival Badge
The (1) winner of the pilot competition will receive an All Access Badge to the Atlanta Film Festival where they can network with directors and industry members from all over the world. At the festival, they will also have the opportunity to take part in a staged reading of their screenplay for the festival attendees. This reading will be conducted by Atlanta SAG actors which provides the invaluable experience of hearing your words brought to life in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry members, and general movie lovers.
Value of Goods/Services: 350 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Television screenplays can be any genre and must be within 10-70 pages long. When you submit, please indicate as to whether this is a webisode, 30 minute comedy, an hour long drama, or some combination of the three.

Entrants must submit a PDF file available for judging.

For your own protection, we recommend that you copyright or register your work.

Screenplays must be the original work of the writer(s). If the screenplay is based on another person’s life, writer(s) must also attach a signed statement acknowledging and approving of adaptation. A screenplay containing copyrighted ideas, characters, or storylines without the proper paperwork will be disqualified.