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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Contact

600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(855) 503-5500 (voice)
(8550 503-5500 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

Calling all family-friendly feature film screenplays!

Families are the most influential moviegoing audience, yet there’s a surprising lack of high-quality films that appeal to the WHOLE family. This contest avoids the genre-bias of some other contests by seeking exclusively screenplays that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, animation, or action-adventure film – we have producers and executives who are hungry for high-quality “four-quadrant” projects to package and produce. Winners will be announced in February. Will your script win?

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early November 2, 2018 $49
Final December 30, 2018 $69 45

Notification: February, 2019

Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website only, between October 2nd, 2018 and Dec 30th, 2017.
  • Entry fee for each screenplay is $49 until November 2nd early deadline and then $69 until final deadline on December 30th.
  • Written feedback from a professional reader can be added to your entry for an additional $69.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Entries must be received on or before 11:59pm Pacific Time on the deadline dates and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s). Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
  • Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are allowed. Writers must upload new drafts via the link provided in their original submission confirmation email.
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however registration is not required.
  • All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • All writers 18 years of age or older are eligible, however, a writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. (Contest winnings not included.)
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.
  • Material should be submitted in its proper format, font, spacing and margins.
  • We have no preferences regarding title page content. You are welcome to include contact info, but not required. Title and name of writer would suffice.
  • Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
  • Feature Screenplays longer than 140 pages will not be eligible.
  • All material must be submitted as a PDF or it will not be eligible.

Awards

First Place

$2,000 Cash Grant; Introduction & Phone Call to Hollywood Producers, Agents, Literary Managers; Feedback from a ScreenCraft mentor; exposure to our jury and network of industry professionals; Invitation and free entry into the exclusive ScreenCraft Family Friendly Virtual Writer's group

Second Place

$500 Cash Grant; Feedback from a ScreenCraft mentor; exposure to our jury and network of industry professionals; Invitation and free entry into the exclusive ScreenCraft Family Friendly Virtual Writer's group

Finalists

Invitation and free entry into the exclusive ScreenCraft Family Friendly Virtual Writer's group; Free entry to any ScreenCraft contest

Semifinalists

All top 50 semi-finalists will receive an invitation into the exclusive ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Virtual Writer’s group where you can connect with other top level screenwriters who write family-friendly screenplays, get exclusive ScreenCraft guidance, and develop your writing with this group. And every member gets free entry to next year’s contest with feedback.

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Contact

600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(855) 503-5500 (voice)
(8550 503-5500 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Contact

600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(855) 503-5500 (voice)
(8550 503-5500 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

ScreenCraft Names Family-Friendly Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest. The 80 screenplays advancing to the next round represent the top 12% of submissions received.

A Better Place, by Katterina Powers
A Hope For Us All, by Helen Stroupe
A Junebug Christmas, by Summer Johnson
A Love Story, by David Kushner
After the Whale, by Paul Farrell
Art in Tandem, by Elizabeth Blackmer
Bayou Country, by Randall Shields
Black Jack, by Stephen Curran
Burgertown, by James Matthews
Bye Cuspid! The Adventures of a Male Tooth Fairy, by Michael Hogan
Cherokee Chosen, by Ilan Kozlowski
City in the Sky, by Amanda Stockwell
Code Silent., by Nancy Breaux
Coyote Warrior, by Roberta Rovner Pieczenik
Cyclone, by Dahlia Welsh
Dad the Kid, by Freddy Deane
Daughters Lost, by Steve Biggs
Dragon Dream, by Joe Laudati
Dragon Guardian, by Elle Croxford
Finding My Olivia, by Kelly Karam
Flora and the Flabbs, by Donald Cameron
FlyGirl, by Syd Blue
For the Birds, by Lisa Albracht
Harold Angel, by Janine Gilbert
Holiday Magic, by Rex Carter
In Love with Christmas, by Lelia Alford
Intelligent Life, by Bruce Luchsinger
It Happened One Night Before Christmas, by Alyson Dutemple Dutemple, Samantha Wandell
Jacob and the Invisi-Belle, by Thomas Mann
Kush, by June Carryl
LevelLand, by George Anson
Little One’s Big NYC adventure, by Robin Young Roe
Mantis, by Laura Lance
Miss Liberty, by Craig Paulsen
Moped Army, by Randin Brown
Mr. Moon, by Michael Langer
My Digital Life, by Sherry M Cook
My Intergalactic Field Trip, by Adam Towne
Nickerbacher, by Terry John Barto
Ninja Mom, by Ren Hanami
Oggleswog the Dragon, by Monique Amado
Parents, by Bruce Kalish
Peanut Butter Cup, by Eric Ritigstein
Pirate Queen, by Carole Whang Schutter
Puppy with a Purpose, by Candy Fox
Quest for the Tiger’s Eye, by Dylan Morgan
Rescue Dog, by Rich Orstad
Resurrection, by Christina Shaver
Riff Raff, by Chris Desmond
Run For the Roses, by Nathan Hudson
Saving Washington, by Jane Hampton Cook
Sid and the Dweeb Squad, by Mark Anderson
smartHOME, by Mike Porter
Something Incredible, by Megan Breen
Spirited Susan, by Mark Stouffer
Spitfire, by Evan Balkan
Sumo Boy, by Scott Sublett
Surviving 14, by Katie Streicher
Teddy Bear, by Hillel Damron
The Angel Rainbow Car Wash, by Tom Rossi
The Boy Who Cried Dinosaur, by Chris Kunz
The Christmas Miracles, by Lisa Reisner
The Engineer of Terracotta, by Alexie Basil
The Hiding Place, by Stephen Martin
The Ice Swan, by Shirlee Wilson
The Least of These, by Ellen Winburn
The Loneliest Whale, by Brad Klipfel
The Magnificent Kevin, by Christopher Fetherolf
The Monster That Came To Tea, by Tom Warwick
The Patient and The Prince, by Nathan Hudson
The Shadow in the Wind, by Lazaros Zigomanis
The Shepherd’s Guide to Love, by Mary Huckstep
The Younger Siblings Club, by Jodi Kraus
This Will Leave A Mark, by Kathryn Kyker
Tug, by Eli Elbogen
Turn and Burn, by Susan Arscott
What The Fox Said, by James Stewart
Yearbook, by Jenny Taylor-Whitehorn
Young American, by Robbie Robertson
Zero, by Aarthi Ramanathan

Updated: 03/02/2018
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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Contact

600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(855) 503-5500 (voice)
(8550 503-5500 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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