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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script. Big or small, our jury is looking for smart feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and unique comedic voices. All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This year has a fantastic jury who will read the finalist scripts:
Film producer of HANGOVER PART II & III, DUE DATE, WAR DOGS and XOXO, development executive for Bradley Cooper and Todd Philip’s company Joint Effort with a 3-year production deal at Warner Bros.
Development executive at Funny or Die Films, the company behind some of the funniest online videos (and now feature films) with access to top Hollywood talent.
Literary manager at 3 Arts Entertainment, the production and management company behind such celebrated comedy Hollywood talent as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Maya Rudolph, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, George Lopez, Matt LeBlanc, BJ Novak, James Franco, Charlie Day and many more!
John Rhodes (Festival Registrar)
Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only, between March 15, 2018 and June 1, 2018.
Entry fee for each screenplay is $49 until the early deadline on April 16th, and then $69 until final deadline on June 1st.
There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.
Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the submitted material will be allowed for a limited time with a $5 reentry fee via Coverfly (instructions will be provided in your submission confirmation email).
All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible. However, a writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. (Contest winnings not included.)
All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.
Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
We have no preferences regarding title page content. Title and name of writer would suffice.
Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
Feature screenplays longer than 140 pages will not be eligible.
All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.