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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 12th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards.
THE TOP FIFTY SCRIPTS WILL BE READ BY A LEADING HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR REPRESENTATION AND PRODUCTION CONSIDERATION.
CATEGORIES & PRIZES
Category 1: Action/Adventure; Animation/Fantasy; Sci-Fi;
Thriller/Horror/Supernatural; Mystery/Suspense (OTHER)
Category 2: Drama
Category 3: Comedy
AWARDS & PRIZES
Grand Prize Winner: $ 2,500 Cash
Elite Prize Category 1: $500 Cash
Elite Prize Category 2: $500 Cash
Elite Prize Category 3: $500 Cash
Grand Prize Winner gets 3 chances TO PITCH his/her winning SCRIPT (at the Great American Pitch Fest) to Hollywood PRODUCERS and AGENTS looking for and accepting scripts written by unproduced/unrepresented writers.
receive a a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers and a FREE ADMISSION PASS to The Great American Pitch Fest.
In Depth Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional
Emerging Artist Award (trophy for best screenplay of the year)
Elite Prize Winners in each category receive a FREE ADMISSION PASS + Pitch Meetings to The Great American Pitchfest
receive a copy of Movie Magic's Screenwriter by Write Brothers
Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional
Emerging Artist Award (Plaque for best screenplay in every category)
Diamond Prize Winners and Platinum Prize Winners in every category will win Regular Studio Story Notes by a Greenlight Script Analyst Professional
Jennifer Brooks (Admin)
; Jim Mars (Assistant Manager)
This contest is open to anyone (world wide) except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of FilmMakers.com, The Radmin Company, Write Brothers, all the affiliates and/or sponsors.
ONLY THE TITLE OF THE SCREENPLAY SHOULD APPEAR ON THE FRONT COVER! As all reading is anonymous the writer's name should not appear anywhere on the script.
. Submissions must be full-length film scripts in any genre.
. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards reserves the right to extend the deadline.
. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by an Entry Form, signed, and an entry fee.
. Multiple category entries are permissible, but each must be accompanied by a separate 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.
. All writers must sign the Entry Form.
. Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.
. Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign the Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
. The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
. Once a script 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 and pay the appropriate entry fee.
. Entry in one category is included in this fee. Entry in more than one category is permissible but each must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.
. Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and FilmMakers.com is 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, the Writer’s Guild of America, and/or with the equivalent organization in your own country.
. Applicant must not have received consideration in excess of $10,000 as a prize in a previous competition.
. Applicant must not have won a fellowship or writing contest that includes a “first look” clause.
. 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.
. 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.
. You have the option to include a one to two page synopsis of your screenplay.
Screenplay Format and Length
Script must be in industry standard format, in English, bound with two or three brads, with card stock covers, and must be between 80-125 pages and no longer than 160 pages. Please add an additional $12 for screenplays over 125 pages. Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.
All scripts must be postmarked by the deadline date submitted under.
FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards is not responsible for late or lost submissions.
When your submission is received you will be notified by E-mail only. So please provide a working E-mail address. If you do not hear from us within a reasonable time send an email and include your name, address, phone number and title of your script. If your email address and/or home address changes please let us know.
Permission & Agreement
By entering this contest and in the event you are declared a winner (top 20), you understand and accept that we will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
If you are a finalist you agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on its web site, your script's logline, synopsis and excerpts.
You may submit your screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.
Entering this contest will not limit your copyright in any way. You retain all rights (100%) to your property.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SCREENPLAY COMPETITION RULES AND GUIDELINES
This document (hereinafter "The Rules" or "Rules"), equally and severely. is legally binding upon the parties thereto.
The Rules apply to any writer or writers, representative of or representing a writer or writers, and/or parent or guardian to a writer or writers (hereinafter "I" or "We" or "He" or "She" or "Submitter" or "Applicant" or "Applicants"), who submit a screenplay or screenplays, teleplay or teleplays (hereinafter "Submission" or "Material" or "Work" or "Works" or "Literary Material" or "Literary Materials") for consideration into the Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards (hereinafter "Competition" or "The Contest" or "Filmmakers.com" or screenplaycontest.net or "You" or "Yours") for an entry fee (hereinafter "fee").
This contest is open to anyone (world wide) except all employees, directors, associates and, the immediate families of: FilmMakers.com, Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards, ScreenplayContest.Net, American Gem Literary Festival, The Radmin Company, Write Brothers, contest judges, all the affiliates and sponsors.
I have supplied truthful and accurate information in my entry form.
I represent and warrant that the material that I have submitted is mine, I own full copyright. Furthermore, I own individually, or together with those other persons executing this agreement, this work, that the screenplay is free of all claims or encumbrances, and that I have the exclusive right and authority to offer the material to you for your competition, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein, and none of the rights granted herein will libel or defame any third party or otherwise violate the rights of any third party, whether under copyright or otherwise. Furthermore:
Writers under the age of 18 years old must have a parent or guardian fill the entry form read and accept all the terms and conditions of the competition.
Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.
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 equivalent in his/her country.
Writer has retained at least one copy of the submitted material, and understands that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
Applicant understands that FilmMakers.com and its affiliates are exposed to many stories, ideas, concepts and other literary materials, through the contest, coverage service and via other means. Furthermore Writer understands that many stories, ideas, and concepts are similar or identical, and that different stories, ideas, and concepts frequently relate to one or more common underlying themes and may closely resemble other works.
Applicant understand and agree that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of the use of such similar or identical material, stories, ideas, and/or concepts that may have come to FilmMakers.com or their affiliates. Writer hereby release FilmMakers.com and its affiliates from any and all claims, liabilities and demands that may be made by said writer asserting that FilmMakers.com or the affiliates have used or appropriated The Submission, or any portion thereof.
Script must be in industry standard format, in English, and must be between 80-125 pages and no longer than 160 pages. Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.
All Work must be submitted online by the Deadlines specified and the appropriate fee paid and settled by said due date.
It is the writer's responsibility to upload their script.
FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards / FilmMakers.com is not responsible for late or lost submissions.
Submissions must be full-length film or television movie scripts in any genre.
As all reading is anonymous the writer's name should not appear anywhere on the script.
Once a script has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. An applicant may submit a revised draft of the work as a new submission and pay the appropriate fee.
Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible (should be noted on the title page).
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted on the title page.
Collaborative work is eligible. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
Adaptations from other works are permissible (should be noted on the title page), provided the writer's written permission to adapt the work is secured and available upon request.
The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
Applicant must not have received consideration in excess of $10,000 as a prize in a previous competition for the work being submitted; that may include: an option, a "first look" clause or any quid pro involving same.
An applicant’s single year total earnings for motion picture and TV writing may not exceed $10,000 USD. This limit applies to compensation for motion picture and TV writing services, including the sale of, or sale of an option to, screenplays, teleplays and/or any literary material source.
Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and FilmMakers.com is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state/provincial, local or federal in any country.
If writer is a finalist or semifinalist he/she/they agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on any of its web sites, the script's logline, synopsis, excerpts, photo, writer's bio and interview (Q & A).
Writer may submit his/her/their screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.
Entering this contest will not limit writer's copyright in any way. Writer retains all rights (100%) to his/her/their property.
It is writer's responsibility to provide and check and keep personal contact information up to date, including a required valid e-mail address, current mailing address, phone number, etc, that writer provided to the contest during the sign-up process. FilmMakers.com has no responsibility for communications that are misdirected as a result of writer(s) failure to provide FilmMakers.com with updated contact information.
I have read and understand the Contest Rules as well as comply and agree full with all the contest Rules. By accepting the terms and conditions, knowing that this is a legal document, and submitting my material signifies that I have completely read and agree in full with all the above terms . I am taking full responsibility and liability for any and all my actions. Furthermore, I indemnify The Radmin Company and FilmMakers.com, all the affiliates, www.FilmMakers.com, Media Pro Tech Inc., 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.