In order to choose the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival, there are three rounds to the competition. In the second round, every script is read by several judges and rated regardless of genre. The screenplays with the highest ratings move into the second round ad become Finalists. The scripts listed below […]Continue Reading →
In order to choose the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival, there are three rounds to the competition. In the first round, every script is read by at least two judges and rated regardless of genre. The screenplays with the highest ratings move into the second round, or the Semi-Final Round. The […]Continue Reading →
Our judges are nearly done with the first round! The Semi-Finalists will be announced this Friday, December 19. We will send this news out to everyone who has joined our mailing list, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook.Continue Reading →
After winning the Grand Prize winner for Comedy in 2004, Travis Kurtz received several writing gigs for comedy scripts. Travis said, “Not long after winning at Screenplay Festival, I won Best Comedy Script at the LA Screenwriting Festival, and the two wins certainly helped persuade producers to hire me.” One of Travis’ projects, READY OR NOT (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892094), won […]Continue Reading →
Since winning the competition with his horror script, “30 Miles From Nowhere,” Hilliard has had an amazing career. He’s a member of the WGAw and very involved with:The Committee of Black Writers (CBW), The Educational Committee, as well as The Gay & Lesbian Committee. Through his company, www.HilldogProductions.com, Hilliard’s written, directed, or produced Pilots, Short […]Continue Reading →
Screenplay Festival is happy to announce a new sponsor, Virtual Pitch Fest. Virtual Pitch Fest is the only website in the world that lets screenwriters pitch Hollywood Pros with the assurance of a guaranteed response back. With VPF, personal query letters sent to companies you pick are all responded to within 5 days. VPF now […]Continue Reading →
Screenplay Festival’s very own Rick Reynolds is featured on a podcast! If you ever wanted to hear insights about the inner workings of our contest, now is your chance. (Please note: Rick is our Festival Coordinator and NOT A JUDGE. He manages the judging process, but is not selecting our winners.) Listen to the podcast at […]Continue Reading →
Adam Balsam (Grand Prize Winner, Comedy, 2007) wrote the screenplay for the animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” which will be released on May 9, 2014. The cast includes the voices of Lea Michele, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Oliver Platt, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Bernadette Peters, and Patrick Stewart. Great work Adam!Continue Reading →
Congratulations to the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival! Reading, judging, and ranking scripts is a very difficult process. The scripts listed below made it through to the end and we applaud their great work. 2013 Winners: Action/Adventure Grand Prize Winner: Ukrainian Uprising – Ryan Levy Honorable Mention Winners: Abroad – […]Continue Reading →
- "Since winning Screenplay Festival's Thriller/Horror Grand Prize, I've received so many requests for my script...it's scary! I've always been wary of most of the screenplay contests out there, but Screenplay Festival was definitely worth submitting to."
Tony Sago, Lighthouse
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- "What a ride it has been! With the placement of my Honorable Mention award on Inktip, I have had more than 400 producers or directors checking out my work. And to top it off, because of you I now have a great agent who is putting Felix in the right hands."
Chris Canole, Felix the Flyer
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