Monday, May 06, 2013

Southern Circuit Specials

Screenwriting Edition!

Check out these amazing opportunities for Screenwriters with deadlines coming up this summer! Make sure you make note of the dates and submit your work in time.

in the South:

Sidewalk Film Festival's Sidewrite Screenplay Competition is open for submissions until May 15. This is a great opportunity to have your work rewarded. Winners from Alabama and world-wide are recognized.

and nationwide:

The Austin Film Festival is accepting screenplay and teleplay submissions until June 1. They have added a new horror category of entry which could be frightfully exciting (excuse the irresistible pun) for all the horror buffs out there.

Slamdance is announcing a new partnership this year associated with their screenplay/teleplay competition. Juntobox Films will be awarding the winner $10,000 grand prize and a $50,000 production grant. Deadlines are May 13 - regular, and June 25 -late.

The Creative World Awards are offering some very exciting prizes and offer a script analysis (with extra fee). The final deadline to submit your script is May 15.

Bluecat Screenplay Competition has had some great success stories from the alum. They offer submitters written analysis on their work from two different readers free with submission fee! This kind of feedback is really impressive. The early bird is July 1, and you want to submit early because they also offer the opportunity to resubmit after feedback is received.

The Final Draft Big Break Contest is accepting submissions until July 31 (regular registration ends July 15). They have added a brand new television category this year and grand prize finalists get flown to LA for the awards.

Other resources: I really enjoyed and recommend this rundown of screenplay competitions from the Another Life Film Blog.