8th Annual

Christian Screenwrite

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90 Underwoood
Newark NJ 07106
Phone: 862-763-7310

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Feature Scripts 80- 120 pages.


If you've written a script that explores faith, love, forgiveness or another Biblical theme, Christian Screenwrite is the contest for you.

The objective of Christian Screenwrite is to utilize the medium of film to spread the principles of forgiveness, faith, redemption and love that Jesus Christ demonstrated and taught, to both Christians and non-Christians.

The mission of Christian Screenwrite is to foster and promote awareness of Christian experiences in film, contemporary Christian screenplays, and Christian writers.

We look for scripts that illustrate Christian values; however, scripts need not be overtly Christian to enter. For example: Blindside or Soul Surfer.


Seeking Spiritually Intriguing Scripts
From “Facing the Giants” to “Soul Surfer” to R-rated, “End all Wars” or “Kingdom of Heaven” and blockbuster fantasies “Rings” and “Narnia,” we want scripts that explore Christian values and appeal to Christians and non-Christians. Scripts across all genres accepted. If you’ve written a funny Tyler Perry-like script or a serious drama like “Blindside,” enter today.

Christian Screenwrite seeks diverse, entertaining entries in all genres including romantic comedies, slick and gritty thrillers, heart wrenching dramas, sci-fi and adventure scripts. We seek the new voices in Christian screenwriting whose scripts reflect the great ethnic, cultural and social diversity among Christians and in the Christian screenwriting community.

Submissions must meet one or more of the following criteria:

Scripts whose main storyline or theme deals with or is based on Biblical Christian principles, morals, values and beliefs: love patience, forgiveness, redemption or faith.

Contemporary scripts whose main character is a Christian.

Scripts which explore the Supernatural from a biblical perspective.


LaVonne McIver James (Director); LaVonne McIver James (Director)


1. .Submissions must be the original work of the applicant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced. Entries may, however, be adapted from the applicant's original work, which should be noted on the application form. If the script is based on a true story, please note that on the title page. Collaborative work is not eligible. The title of the screenplay should appear on the first page of the submission. Please do not include any other identifying information on the submitted script. Submissions for the 2012 Christian Screenwrite contest must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2012. We regret that we cannot accept FEDEX submissions. However, U.S. Postal Express Mail will be accepted. Submitted scripts will not be returned. Corrected pages or new drafts of the entered screenplay will not be accepted.

2 .Mailed scripts should be enclosed in two white card stock covers. In addition, please bind all submissions with two or three industry standard metal fasteners.

No applicant may have earned money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay or teleplay for more than $1,000. When entering by mail, applicants must submit:
◦Two copies of the completed application form. A self-addressed stamped postcard if you would like to receive confirmation that your entry has been received and a self-addressed stamped envelope. One copy of an original feature film screenplay, approximately 100- 130 pages in length. Submissions must be written in English.
◦An entry fee must accompany the application. Entry fees will not be returned. Mail completed application and script to Christian Screenwrite, 90 Underwood Street, Newark, NJ 07106


I attest to and agree with the following:

That the material submitted is my sole and original work.
To my agreement to hold Christian Screenwrite harmless from and defendthem against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any stories submitted to Christian Screenwrite or on any screenplay developed out of such stories.
That the burden of obtaining copyright or otherwise protecting any proprietary interests in the material, if I wish to do so, rests entirely with me.
That I am eligible for the competition, and that I will notify Christian Screenwrite if I become ineligible prior to the conclusion of the competition.
I am submitting to you herewith and under the terms and conditions stated herein my screenplay for consideration in the Christian Screenwrite screenplay competition.

I acknowledge that you receive numerous submissions of ideas, formats, stories, suggestions and the like, and that many such submissions heretofore or hereafter received by you are similar to or identical to those available to you. I acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between you and me, and I further acknowledge that no such relationships are established between you and me by reason of this Agreement or by reason of my submission to you of the Screenplay.

I warrant that I am the sole owner and author of the Screenplay and that I have full right to submit it to you upon the terms and conditions stated herein. I will indemnify you from and against any and all claims, expenses, losses or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) that may be asserted against you or incurred by you, at any time, in connection with the Screenplay or any use thereof, arising from any breach or alleged breach of these warranties.

I acknowledge that materials developed by you may contain similarities to the Screenplay. I hereby waive and agree that I will never make any claim or demand or bring any action against you in connection with the use of the Screenplay. In this connection, I hereby release and absolutely and forever discharge you of and from any and all claims, damages, legal fees, costs, expenses, debts, actions and causes of action of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether now known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, asserted or unassorted, which I now have, or at any time heretofore ever had or which I may have in the future, against you which in any way arise out of or in connection with the Screenplay.

I have retained a copy of the Screenplay, and I release you from any liability for loss or other damage to the copy or copies submitted by me. I understand that your returning the Screenplay to me shall not terminate or affect any rights or obligations under this Agreement. You shall have the right, but not the obligation, to retain a photocopy of the Screenplay for your files.

I hereby state that I have read and understand this Agreement; that no oral representations of any kind have been made to me; that there are no prior or contemporaneous oral agreements in effect between us pertaining to said material; and that this Agreement states our entire understanding.