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Slamdance Screenwriting and Teleplay Competition
5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
United States
323-466 1786
323-466-1784 fax
submissions@slamdance.com
showcase.slamdance.com/Writing-Competition

Description: Our competition consists of four categories. Awards are given to the top three scripts in each category. In addition to that, Slamdance will present the Grand Prize for the best screenplay, regardless of category.

• Short
• Original Teleplay
• Feature
• Horror
Objective: The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. We are looking for work that is truly compelling and stories that are truly unique. We provide constructive feedback for every entrant. We also offer a more intensive coverage service for an additional fee. We've established a strong track record through our competition successes and are committed to championing outstanding new work.
Entry Fee: See below or website
Type: Screenplay, Short Screenplay, TV Scripts
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 2/18/2019
Submission Deadlines: 7/29/2019
Winners Announced: September 16, 2019
Rules: By entering Slamdance Screenplay Competition, you agree to adhere to the following rules and guidelines.

Eligibility

Scripts submitted to the competition must NOT have been previously optioned, purchased or produced at the time of entry.
If a submitted screenplay becomes optioned or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, the applicant must notify us and that screenplay will no longer be eligible for an award.
Scripts submitted to the competition must not have received awards from other competitions over $1,000 at the time of entry.
Screenwriters who have had previous feature screenplays produced and distributed by non-independent means are ineligible.
Screenwriters who earn their living writing for television are ineligible.
No adaptations of other written work will be accepted unless the writer owns the rights to the original material, unless the udapted work is in the Public Domain.
No specs will be accepted for the TV Pilot category.
Prizes and Awards: A total of $16,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners this year.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $8,000 in cash.

The winners of the Feature, Horror, TV Pilot, and Short categories will receive $2,000 in cash, each.

The top three screenwriters in each category will receive prize packages that include Festival Passes good for all screenings and parties at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

The top three screenwriters in the Feature and Horror category are eligible for membership in the Writers Guild of America’s Independent Writers Caucus.
The winning Horror feature and Feature screenplays will receive $2,500 in legal services from Pierce Law Group, LLP

The top three screenwriters in each category will be included in the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival program which is distributed to industry professionals in Park City and year round.

Production companies, studios, top agencies and managers request to read our top scripts.
More: Entry Fees:
Feature:
Between 41 and 110 pages:
Early Submission Fee: $50.00
Regular Submission Fee: $60.00
Late Deadline Submission Fee: $75.00

Between 111 and 140 pages:
Early Submission Fee: $65.00
Regular Submission Fee: $75.00
Late Deadline Submission Fee: $90.00

TV Pilot:
Half hour format up to 45 pages (including up to 5 pages of supplementary materials)
Early Submission Fee: $35.00
Regular Submission Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline Submission Fee: $55.00

One hour format between 46 and 80 pages (including up to 5 pages of supplementary materials)
Early Submission Fee: $45.00
Regular Submission Fee: $55.00
Late Deadline Submission Fee: $65.00

Short:
Up to 10 pages:
Early Submission Fee: $25.00
Regular Submission Fee: $35.00
Late Deadline Submission Fee: $45.00

Between 11 and 40 pages:
Early Submission Fee: $35.00
Regular Submission Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline Submission Fee: $55.00

Coverage Fees: (optional in addition to the submission fee)
Standard Coverage (within 2 months): Features +$90, TV Pilots and Shorts +$80
Express Coverage (within 21 days): Features +$130, TV Pilots and Shorts + $120

 


 

 

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