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American Gem Short Script Contest & Short Story Contest
P.O. Box
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
United States
info@filmmakers.com
www.filmmakers.com/contests/short/

Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Contest Coordinator
Description: Short Script submissions must be 3-65 pages in any genre.
Short story manuscript submission must be no longer than 50 pages, double-spaced, to a maximum of 12,500 words.
Objective: To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, American Gem Short Script Writing Contest: presented by Filmmakers Magazine and Write Brothers, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film, TV and Literary Publishing Industry Exec's in search of talent, manuscripts, TV scripts and short scripts.
Eligibility: Open to anyone from anywhere (worldwide)
Entry Fee: Script $35; Short Story $25; Students: Short Script or Short Story $19
Type: Short Screenplay, TV Scripts
Promotes: Students, Specific Genres
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Software / Product
Start Date: 2/1/2019
Submission Deadlines: 7/31/2019
Winners Announced: 09/30/2019 (1st Round)
Year of Origin: 2001
Rules: CONTEST RULES

*This contest is open to anyone (world wide) 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 must have title page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address.
*Students who qualify for the discount entry fee must supply a letter from the head of the film/writing department and/or equivalent declaring such status, include with entry a copy of a valid student ID Card, at the time of entry, and submit via email as an attachment, along with entry.
*All submitted material must be written in the English language.
*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, short story, synopsis or novel 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.
*Make your payment online.
*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/your 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.
Prizes and Awards: Short Story and Short Script Writing Awards & Prizes
Top 10 SCRIPTS (including short stories) to be READ by Leading Hollywood Television Producers, Publishing Houses, Development Executives, Management Companies & Agents for Representation, and/or Production Consideration and/or or Publication.


01) GRAND PRIZE WINNER (from all submissions)

A) 1000 (USD) +
B) a copy of screenwriter or Dramatica Pro by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for Best script of the Year +
E) an Official Selection laurel*


02) ELITE PRIZE WINNER - SHORT SCRIPT OR TV SCRIPT

A) $250 (USD) +
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for best or 2nd best short script****
E) an Official Selection laurel*


03) ELITE PRIZE WINNER - SHORT STORY

A) $250 (USD) +
B) a copy of Dramatica Pro by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for best or 2nd best short story****
E) an Official Selection laurel*

04) DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - SHORT SCRIPT OR TV SCRIPT

A) $150 (USD) +
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 2nd or 3rd best Script****
E) an Official Selection laurel*

05) DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - SHORT STORY

A) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers***** +
B) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 2nd best or 3rd best short story****)
C) an Official Selection laurel*

06) PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - SHORT SCRIPT OR TV SCRIPT

A) $50 (USD) +
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 3rd or 4th place****
E) an Official Selection laurel*

07) PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - SHORT STORY

A) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers***** +
B) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 3rd or 4th place****
C) an Official Selection laurel*

08) PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - ONE HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 3rd Best Script in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel*

11) 10 RUNNERS-UP

A) an Official Selection laurel**

More: You may enter in the following categories:
Short Script
Short Story

Rules and Entry Forms available via website:
http://www.filmmakers.com/contests/short/

 


 

 

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