A new competition inviting women screenwriters to submit short screenplays (20 minutes and under) for production consideration to CinemaStreet Pictures was announced today. The winning screenplay will receive $1,000 from CinemaStreet Pictures. The winning screenplay from the first competition, 6:18 to Omaha by Leah Curney, was shot in late 2019 and is now in post-production.
“The first of its kind in the country, the CinemaStreet Women’s Short Screenplay Competition is intended to encourage talented women writers to submit short scripts,” says Dana Offenbach, owner of CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC. “We hope visibility gained from winning this competition will help open doors for an outstanding woman writer, and that her script will be produced.”
The deadline for applications is September 15, 2020, 11:59 PM, Eastern Time. The application fee is $30.00 ($20 for members of all Women in Film and Television Chapters, The Black List Members, The International Screenwriters Association members, students and other nonprofit industry organizations.)
To be eligible, applicants must be female-identified and screenplays must feature a significant female character. Applicants may be from any country, but screenplays must be written in English. Submissions must be 20 pages or less, in customary screenplay format and typed in no less than 12-point font. Screenplays by more than one writer will be considered, but all writers must be female-identified. Applicants may submit as many screenplays as desired, with a separate application and submission fee for each screenplay submitted. All genres of fiction about any topic are eligible.
Applications are being accepted at https:/www.FilmFreeway.com/CinemaStreet
About CinemaStreet, LLC
CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC produces original content for worldwide distribution on all platforms with annual budgets in the millions. Owner Dana Offenbach is an award-winning writer, producer and director and a member of the prestigious Producers Guild of America and New York Women in Film & Television. Her films have won Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay, Best of Festival, World Premiere Honors, Honorable Mention, and an NAACP Nomination for Outstanding Independent Feature. For more information: Cinemastreet.net.
About Terry Lawler
Terry Lawler is a media consultant and the Competition Director of the CinemaStreet Women’s Short Screenplay Competition. She was Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television from for 20 years, until December, 2018. Lawler serves on the Board of Directors of the Katahdin Foundation and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Prior to becoming Executive Director of NYWIFT in 1997, Lawler was Director of Development and Production at Women Make Movies and National Director of Film and Videomakers Services at the American Film Institute. She has been a media consultant for foundations and nonprofit groups, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Goethe Institute, among others.