MARYLAND FILM OFFICE BULLETIN BOARD - AWARDS/COMPETITIONS - CALLS FOR ENTRY
Posted January 30, 2014
Doc Challenge 2014 - Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.
Would you like to see your work premiere at Hot Docs Canada? Screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival ? Compete for cash prizes at TheAudienceAwards.com? Possibly even get television exposure? Then Take The Doc Challenge.
The International Documentary Challenge is a 9-year-old filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to create a short non-fiction film (4-7 minutes). In addition to being restricted on time, filmmakers must choose between 2 assigned documentary genres (such as Biography, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and are assigned a specific theme (such as "Freedom") that will dictate the content and direction of their film.
The top 12 films (determined by our judges panel) premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, where the Winners are announced. After the premiere, there are additional theatrical screenings in major cities and possible television exposure. The films also compete in May at TheAudienceAwards.com, and receive digital distribution in The Audience Awards' library.
This year we are pleased to welcome digital submission manager Submittable, and the full service documentary filmmaking organization DocuMentors, as Doc Challenge '14 Presenting Partners. For the first time, DocuMentors will be giving away the DocuMentors Award. The winner of this award will receive $500 in cash and $1,500 worth of DocuMentors services. In total, there is over $6,000 in cash and prizes available to the winners, thanks to our amazing sponsors.
All registered participants will make their films from Feb. 26 - March 2, 2014, and are required to upload their work by Midnight (local time) on March 2nd.
General registration ends January 31st, the final registration deadline is February 15th.
Posted January 24, 2014
DC 48 Hour Film Project Registration Opens Feb 25
On May 2 - 4, you can join hundreds of filmmakers and make a movie in 48 hours! That's right - write, shoot, edit and score a short film in 48 hours. Then see it premiered up on the big screen! Registration will begin at 12:01am on Tuesday, February 25.
Please mark your calendar with these important dates!
DC 48 Hour Film Project Dates
Feb. 25 Project Launch: Registration Begins
May 2-4 Filmmaking Weekend
May 8-11 Premiere Screenings
May 30 Best of DC 48HFP
Start talking to your teammates now to plan to come together for a wild weekend of filmmaking culminating in your film screening on the beautiful big screen at the AFI Silver Theater!
The winner of the DC 48HFP receives these awesome prizes:
- Official Selection at Filmapalooza 2015
- Movie Magic Screenwriter Software 6
In addition, the winner is in contention to be one of the Top 12 films of the 2014 Tour to go to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner!
Learn more about the project here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/dc/
Posted January 13, 2014
BALTIMORE SCREENWRITERS COMPETITION - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
Calling all screenwriters! The Baltimore Film Office is accepting entries for the ninth annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, January 31, 2014 by 5pm. New this year: An added category has been created for short format scripts. Applicants have the chance to win cash prizes, all access passes to the 2014 Maryland Film Festival, and passes to local movie theaters. Winners will be announced in both categories. An application and guidelines are available online at www.baltimorefilm.com. The competition is designed to create awareness of screenplays as a literary art form and to encourage new screenwriters into the entertainment industry. The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is a project of the Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in conjunction with film programs at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Funding is provided by Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University. Additional support is courtesy of the Maryland Film Festival, NEXTCAR and Visit Baltimore.
The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is open to all screenwriters. Submitted scripts receive critiques by local screenwriters and producers with final screenplays judged by film industry professionals. Judges will be announced at a later date. Winners of the competition are announced during the Maryland Film Festival on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
In the feature category, the first place winner receives $1,500, an all access pass to the 2014 Maryland Film Festival, a Weekend in Baltimore Package, a rental car for the weekend and passes to area movie theaters. The second place winner receives $750, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. The third place winner receives $350, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. In the shorts category, winners will receive cash prizes.
For more information on the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.baltimorefilm.com.
Call for Entries: 2014 DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenwriting Competitions
DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Moviemaker Magazine’s top “Coolest Short Film Festival” and the Largest Short Film Event on the East Coast
Recently named the Coolest Short Film Festival by Moviemaker Magazine, the 11th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. In 2013, we screened 152 films from 21 countries in 18 unique showcases that played over 11 days to a total audience of 9,300 people. We also hosted a table read of six screenplays, and awarded the winner an incredible prize of $2,000.
To make the process easier and more affordable, DC Shorts has six different entry forms, from our own simple form to the complexity of Withoutabox – and at price points from $25 to $85, depending on the form used and the date of entry.
A new fee waiver system has also been implemented. Filmmakers’ applications are reviewed by a panel, and those selected must share messages via Facebook and Twitter to qualify. The new “you help us, we help you” system is the first in the industry.
As we have done from the beginning, after programming is announced, all entrants receive a report with the Screening Committee’s scores and comments. We believe that filmmakers deserve to understand why their film or screenplay was selected or rejected — and what that process entails. On our submission website, DC Shorts spells out the entire selection process, and offers resources to research the types of material we are most likely to program.
11th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival (September 11-21, 2014) DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films created around the globe. In 2013, we received over 1,200 entries from 51 nations. We ultimately programed 152 films into 18 unique showcases that played over 11 days to a combined audience of over 9,300 people.
---> EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: JANUARY 31 (our lowest entry fee prices!)
---> FINAL DEADLINE: APRIL 31
8th Annual DC Shorts Screenplay Competition (Friday, September 19, 2014) DC Shorts is proud to present a different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of readers consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters, and critics review and provide condensed coverage (feedback) for scripts of 15 pages or less. Six finalists are invited to attend DC Shorts and, with the assistance of local directors and agents, cast a live table reading of the script from a bank of actors. The readings are performed in front of an audience, who vote on their favorites. These votes, along with the scores of the readers, determine a competition winner.
---> EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: MARCH 31 (our lowest entry fee prices!)
---> FINAL DEADLINE: MAY 31
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Posted December 20, 2013
Submit entries for the 2014 ADDY Awards now!
Don't miss "The Prize is Right" deadlines
Jan 3rd - Digital
Jan 10th - Everything Else
Posted November 20, 2013
Radio script-writing contest (with cash prizes)
Are there any lovers of old-time radio shows in WIFV-land? Ever thought of writing one of those shows yourself? Here's your chance to write a script and have it performed by a troupe of voice actors in front of a live audience (available as a downloadable podcast)--and get paid for it! The On the Air Radio Players (OTARP) in Richmond are now accepting entries in their annual script-writing contest. Deadline for script submission is February 1st. Details, rules, etc. are here: http://www.otarp.com/site/script-contest
Posted November 15, 2013
EFF Announces $10,000 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
Environmental Film Festival announces the establishment of a Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, to be presented at the 2014 Festival. This award will recognize a film that inspires advocacy in response to a compelling environmental challenge. The winning film would be "a call to action" - promoting solutions at the individual, community, or policy levels.
The award is accompanied by a $10,000 cash prize, which will be presented to the winning filmmaker at the film's screening on March 30, the final night of the Festival. Any documentary under consideration for the 2014 Festival is eligible for this award, provided it reflects the purpose of the award and represents the highest ethics and honesty in filmmaking. The deadline for receiving films for the 2014 Festival is December 6, 2013; for inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Posted November 14, 2013
THE VERY BEST OF FILM & VIDEO - 35TH annual TELLY AWARDS call for entry
Early entry deadline: December 13, 2013
Enter now at: www.tellyawards.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-675-3555
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 34th Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.
History of the Telly The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, we are excited to see this year's class of entries.
What we honor:
Film & Video
More information about eligibility, judging, winning, etc. can be found online following this link: http://www.tellyawards.com/
Posted September 13, 2013
Call for Entries for the 2014 American Movie Awards screenplay competition is now open
The Call for Entries for the 2014 American Movie Awards screenplay competition is now open. We accept both domestic and international submissions. Click the button below to enter the contest using our quick and secure online entry form.
Enter Now http://www.americanmovieawards.com/screenplay-competition
The American Movie Awards screenplay contest was created to discover and recognize emerging independent screenwriters and to identify and help launch the careers of top, new talent in both film and television scriptwriting. Script competition Winners, Nominees, Official Finalists are invited to the annual Awards Gala where they will be presented with awards on stage in front of a live audience and have an opportunity to give an acceptance speech and pose for photographs. In addition to the awards bestowed, over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be presented to this year's Winners across multiple competition categories along with benefits packages from our sponsors and executive meetings with literary talent agencies and production companies.
Entry in one competition category is included with your entry fee. You may also choose to enter into more than one category for an additional fee of $10 per additional category. If work is entered in multiple categories, it may win multiple times.
Early Entry Deadline
July 31, 2013
Regular Entry Deadline
November 30, 2013
Late Entry Deadline
January 31, 2014
Final Entry Deadline
March 31, 2014
We accept entries via electronic file upload using our easy and secure online webform. We also accept entries through traditional mail; simply select this option on step #4 of our webform.
Acceptable screenplay formats for upload include: .PDF, Word, Final Draft, Movie Magic, and Text.
Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the script contest. Only one entry fee and one entry form is required for such entries. All authors' names should be listed on the online entry form.
The American Movie Awards will not share your script with anyone except the judges of the competition.
Hardcopy script materials will not be returned.
Scripts should be no longer than 185 pages.
Scripts may be uploaded via electronic file through our website or sent by mail.
Entrants may submit multiple script entries. Each screenplay submitted must include its own separate online entry form and entry fee.
Screenplay entrants retain all of their rights, title and interest in their works, screenplays, and intellectual property.
Once you have submitted your screenplay, we cannot accept a new or updated version. If you wish to submit a new version you will have to re-submit the project using the same entry process.
Entrants of all ages are elegible to participate in our screenplay contest.
To get started, simply click on the below button to submit your work using our secure online form. Good luck!
Enter Now http://www.americanmovieawards.com/screenplay-competition
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest / Call for Entries / Late Deadline October 31, 2013/ Final 12/31/13
All persons entering the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest must adhere to the following Competition Rules:
All intellectual property rights, ownership, and title to entries submitted remain the property of the entrant. We assume no rights to your work.
Entries must be submitted via our online entry form in any of the following formats: .PDF, Final Draft, Movie Magic, Rich Text Format, or Microsoft Word. (You may also choose to submit your script via hardcopy by mail in Step 4 of our online entry form.)
Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest.
All scripts must be submitted in English.
Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
All online script entries must be under 10MB in file size.
Writers of all ages are eligible to enter the competition, provided that entry does not violate any laws in your jurisdiction.
Substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted. If you wish to submit a new draft you will need to enter the script again using our online entry form and pay the appropriate fee.
Competition judges, readers, employees of The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter the contest.
Screenplays must be the original work of the author, although we do accept adaptations of existing works.
Screenplays that have been produced, sold or optioned are still eligible for entry.
The decisions of the judges are final.
We suggest scripts be written in standard 12-point font.
Screenplays will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy.
When submitting by mail, please print each page on plain white three-hole-punched paper and bind it with two brads.
The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is not responsible for late or lost submissions.
Pages must be numbered, not including the title page.
Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.
Please include a title page on your entry with the following contact information: title of your script, name of the author(s), telephone number and email address.
We notify all winners and official finalists by email at the conclusion of the contest at the address provided by the entrant at the time of entry. It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information.
It is the winners' responsibility to redeem corresponding prizes from us or any third party sponsors or partners by responding to our winners notification email in a timley fashion with your current mailing address or any additional requested contact information. Prizes that go unredeemed after 90 days from the conslusion of the contest will not be delivered.
By submitting your work to the contest, you agree that you have read and understand all of the contest rules and agree to hold us, our company, our employees, and partners harmless from all claims or liabilities.
Scripts should adhere to the following length guidelines:
If you have a question that you do not see answered here please email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you right away.
The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest acknowledges quality writing in a wide array of categories and genres. You may enter your script into multiple categories or subcategories, if applicable.
We award prizes in each of the below categories.
Screenplays of any genre under 70 pages.
Scripts written for the stage, not the screen.
Television Concepts and Movie Treatments 10 pages and under.
Entry Into Multiple Categories
Entry fee includes submission to one competition category of the applicant’s choice. Screenplays may be entered into additional competition categories, when applicable, for a fee of $10 per additional category.
If you are ready to enter your screenplay, click on the button below to access our secure online entry form.
Contact Info:If you have a question that you do not see answered here please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
KCWIFT Announces Short Screenplay Contest
KCWIFT and KC Filmfest are excited to announce we're now taking entries for our 3rd Annual Short Screenplay Contest!*
So pull out that short screenplay you've got hidden away - or start writing now - and enter for a chance to win the $1000 Grand Prize!
The Top 5 Finalists will receive a live staged reading of their screenplays during the 2014 Kansas City Filmfest and one finalist will win the Audience Choice Award!
For the past two years, an incredible array of talented judges have read your scripts, including one of Filmmaker Magazine's “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” Danielle Lurie,
award-winning screenwriter/director and Bluecat founder, Gordy Hoffman, and co-creator and executive producer of "Chicago Fire," Michael Brandt. And this year will feature another amazing lineup!
Past contest participants have already used the Screenplay Contest to advance their film careers. Jennifer Friend, winner of our 1st Annual Screenplay Contest, has filmed her winning entry, "The Rest of Her," which showed at last year's Staged Reading. Amber Rapp, a finalist that same year and current president of KCWIFT, debuted her film, "Wrong Number," at the Carmel Film Festival and now has new several projects in the works. And other finalists' and semi-finalists' scripts have been optioned and/or are in pre-production as well.
So, take a chance and join the fun!
Enter your script through withoutabox.com under "Kansas City Filmfest" or through PayPal on kcwift.com!
EARLY BIRD: October 18, 2013 - $30 / script
REGULAR: November 22, 2013 - $40 / script
LATE: December 31, 2013 - $50 / script
EXTENDED: January 15, 2014 - $55 / script
We can't wait to see YOUR screenplay staged at the 2014 KC Filmfest!
Visit the KCWIFT website for full contest details, or for more information, contact: email@example.com.
*Screenplays must be authored or co-authored by a woman.
Posted August 7, 2013
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund offers Spotlighting Women Documentary Award again in 2014
The Kering Foundation has joined the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to offer the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award, which provides funding to two to five additional feature documentaries that illuminate the courage, compassion, extraordinary strength of character and contributions of women from around the world.
Eligible films for the Gucci Fund and the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award challenge the status quo not just as it pertains to subject matter, but also in form. Films should also be able to exist on multiple distribution platforms and resonate with a wide audience. We are seeking feature-length documentaries that are in advanced development, production or post-production with the intended premiere exhibition date after June 2014. Submissions open on December 5, 2013 and close on February 5, 2014.https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules
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