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11th Annual WIFVNE Screenwriting Competition

02 Apr 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous

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WOMEN IN FILM & VIDEO NEW ENGLAND ANNOUNCES:
ELEVENTH ANNUAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

Women in Film & Video/New England (WIFV/NE) announces a call for entries for its Eleventh Annual Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Inktip, Final Draft, Script Chix and Lesley University. The WIFV/NE Screenwriting Competition promotes the work of female screenwriters and supports the creation of multi-dimensional leading film roles for women.  The competition is open as of April 2, 2013.

Entries must be authored or co-authored by a woman and/or feature a woman or women in prominent roles. There will be five finalists and a panel of five judges who will select the winning screenplay. Barry Brodsky, Director of Emerson Screenwriting Certificate Program, Martha Pinson, filmmaker and former script supervisor for Martin Scorsese, LaToya Morgan, staff writer for “Shameless” and “Parenthood”, Susan Steinberg, professor and writer, and Tina Cesa Ward, writer/director/producer (“Anyone But You”).  The Grand Prize Winner will have a a full table read of their screenplay produced by WIFVNE, sponsored by Lesley University and directed by a WIFVNE member.  Additional prizes include a detailed script analysis and consultation by Barry Brodsky, a budget by Los Angeles based (but hailing from Western MA) Script Chix, a screenwriting software package from Final Draft, and a 6-month online script placement service by Inktip.com.

DEADLINES AND FEES:

Regular Deadline: May 21, 2013/Standard Fee: $45, WIFVNE Member: $30
Late Deadline: 
May 28, 2013/Standard Fee: $55,  WIFVNE Member: $40
Extended Deadline: June 4
, 2013/Standard Fee: $65, WIFVNE Member: $50

GENERAL RULES:

Length between 80-120 pages
Scripts must be authored or co-authored by a woman AND/OR must feature a woman (or women) in a prominent role.

  • Do NOT include author’s name in submitted script.
  • Do NOT include author’s name in the pdf script file name.
  • Screenplay titles ONLY.
  • Screenplay title MUST be included in submitted pdf script.
  • Sorry, no scripts can be returned.

For legal reasons, WIFV/NE can accept only original screenplays by copyright holder(s).

Scripts must be submitted online via Withoutabox.com: 

“Withoutabox logos are trademarks of Withoutabox, a DBA of IMDb.com Inc. or its affiliates.”

In 2009, the winning WIFV/NE screenplay was optioned shortly after being listed on Inktip. Headquartered in Los Angeles, InkTip is a screenplay facilitation company servicing the entertainment industry by providing screenplays and writers to producers and literary representatives in its network. InkTip confirms more than 150 script options and sales per year.Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package.

 

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