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|Short screenplay, teleplay, stage play, or animation. Submissions must be: short film (narrative); 3-65 pages in length; in any genre.
The script should have TITLE page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ONLINE! (NO SNAIL MAIL SUBMISSIONS)
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
AMERICAN GEM LITERARY FESTIVAL is presented to you by FILMMAKERSMAG and WRITE BROTHERS. We are one of the few festivals that offer Production of winning script.
Our organisation host several Screenwriting competitions and a global trailer Festival. The list are as follows:
1) This is the 13th Annual American Gem Literary Festival and we seek:
2) The FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards (16th season)
3) The 1st TV Script Writing Competition (3rd season)
4) The FilmMakers Global Movie Trailer Festival (3rd season)
American Gem Literary Festival
SCRIPT submissions that are short film (narrative); 3-65 pages; in any genre.
SHORT SCRIPT CATEGORY
1ST PLACE: $1000
2ND PLACE: $ 250
3RD PLACE: $ 150
TOP THREE WIN SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE FROM WRITE BROTHERS.
1ST PLACE WINS IN DEPTH STUDIO STORY NOTES WITH A PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT ANALYST. SPONSORED BY GREENLIGHT SCRIPT COVERAGE.
BEST ENTRY FROM ALL CATEGORIES (either short script or short story) RECEIVE AN EMERGING ARTIST AWARD CERTIFICATE
TOP 25 SHORT SCRIPTS WILL EACH RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (DIGITAL FORMAT VIA EMAIL).
1ST PLACE: $250
TOP 3 WIN WRITING SOFTWARE (Dramatica Pro) FROM WRITE BROTHERS.
TOP 3 WILL EACH RECEIVE EMERGING ARTIST AWARD CERTIFICATE (DIGITAL FORMAT VIA EMAIL).
Feedback by our judges is optional. You may add feedback via the Filmmakers website at:
Jennifer Brooks (Admin); Jim Asmar; Jim Mars (Office Manager); Jim Mars (Office Manager)
#Contest is open to anyone (worldwide) except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of American Gem, FilmMakers.com, Write Brothers, all the affiliates and/or sponsors.
#You have supplied truthful and accurate information in your entry form.
#The material that you have submitted is yours, you own full copyright, free and clear of any interests, and the material is original to you.
#You understand that many stories and ideas are similar in some ways, and although many stories or ideas are different, they may share a common theme.
#All entrants agree that neither the judges, the sponsors. the partners or the affiliates mentioned on the filmmakers.com site or any other site/publication, in association with said contest, will be held responsible for any and/or all disputes between you and American Gem Literary Festival.
#The script/entry may have title page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address.
#Short Script submissions must be: short film (narrative); 3-65 pages; in any genre.
#Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by an Entry Form and an entry fee.
#Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script as a NEW SUBMISSION, fill in an entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee.
#Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work.
#Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
#Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign an Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
#Writers under the age of 18 years old must sign the Entry Form and have a parent or guardian sign the Entry Form.
#NO REFUNDS for any reason; entry fees are nonrefundable. Failure to adhere to the Contest rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
#American Gem Literary Festival reserves the right to extend the deadline.
#Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors and no correspondence nor discussion will be entered into.
#The work or submitted material must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced for profit.
#Applicant must not have won a fellowship or writing contest that includes a “first look” clause.
#Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and American Gem/Write Brothers are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
#Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
#You have retained at least one copy of the submitted material, and you understand that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
#Short Script must be in industry standard format, in English, and must be no longer than 65 pages in length. Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.
#American Gem and/or FilmMakers.com are not responsible for late or lost submissions and/or any part thereof.
#The winners, finalists and semifinalists grant permission to FilmMakers.com to: use their names and/or likenesses for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation; and post on its web site your bio, script's logline, synopsis and screenplay excerpts.
#I have read and understand, comply and agree full with all the RULES AND CONDITIONS for The American Gem Short Script Competition & Literary Festival. By entering this contest I accept this legal document, and I am taking full responsibility and liability for all my actions. Furthermore, I indemnify FilmMakers.com, Write Brothers, all the affiliates, sponsors, agents, consultants, judges of and from any and all claims (direct or indirect) or third parties, loss or liability, whether or not groundless, that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any of your associates, at any time in connection with said material.
#Entering this competition represents my accepting all the terms and conditions specified above.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
* I have supplied truthful and accurate information.
* The material that I have submitted is mine, I own full copyright, free and clear of any interests, and the material is original to me.
* I understand that many stories and ideas are similar in some ways, and although many stories or ideas are different, they may share a common theme.
* All applicants grant permission to FilmMakers.com to use their names and/or likenesses for publicity and/or promotional purposes without further compensation.
* If you are a finalist or semifinalist you agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on its web site your script's logline, synopsis and excerpts.
*All contest participants acknowledge the following:
The winner grants American Gem and/or its assigned representative, all rights to the finished film and provide a waiver of so called "moral rights" and American Gem and/or its assigned representative(s) will be the producers of the winning screenplay.