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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

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9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets.

A Different Screenplay Contest
Congratulations to the 2018 Winners at Universal
2019 Competition opens September 30, 2018.

Due to popular demand we are now adding internal CVR’s direct to writers.

  • The only screenplay contest that connects writers to Industry financiers.
  • Your script can get an offer anytime after you enter even if you don’t win a placement prize.
  • First screenplay contest? That’s okay, our film financiers are looking for new, fresh voices.
  • Earn Film Industry Recognition or Repeat Recognition on the “Hot 100” List.
  • Win an in-person table read on a major studio lot.
  • Gain visibility beyond the reach of your agents.
  • Directly access studio-level film fund and private equity managers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early November 30, 2018 $45 41
Standard January 31, 2019 $55 103
Final June 1, 2019 $65 224
Final June 1, 2019 $65 224

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Notification: July

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Every entrant is read by a qualified buyer, who may elect to option or purchase your script regardless of whether or not your script places in the contest. All winners and the Hot 100 List are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide each season. Your logline and summary will be seen by new potential buyers year after year.

Ten Finalists : receive one-on-one phone consultations with a working film financier working with funds in excess of $150 million USD.

One Table Read Winner : Table read on the lot at Warner, Universal, Paramount, Sony, Fox, or Disney (date and location determined by cast availability, a feature Director and Producer will attend to give notes)

Three Gold Circle Winners : Project will be fully developed and packaged internally, including requests for talent attachments with writer input, full line item budget, CVR and business plan. Project and materials will then be showcased to buyers at film markets during that season domestically and abroad.

Two Silver Lining Winners : $500 each and a personal phone consultation with financier.

One Bronze Winner : $250 and personal phone consultation with financier.

Lucky 7 Genre Category Winners : Personal phone consultation with financier. One winner per category. (Action Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Historical, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense Thriller/Horror)

Television Pilot Winner : $1000 and personal phone consultation with network television Producer. (30 or 60 min Pilot only)

Short Film Winner : $1000 and personal phone consultation with Development Executive.

The Hot 100, compiled from this competition, a list for buyers and financiers around the world of the one-hundred most interesting scripts and their corresponding loglines. All current and previous years winners and The Hot 100 Lists are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide. Your summary and logline will get exposure year after year.

*A synopsis must be included for each entry.

Due to popular demand we are now adding internal CVR’s direct to writers.
CVR's - We are adding something new, you have been asking so often we will now allow direct access to CVR’s (Commercial Viability Ratings). Internally many investor groups, studios, film funds and private equity groups use their own “in-house” system to gauge how they think a project will do in the marketplace and ultimately what likelihood of profit/loss the firm/studio will encounter.

There is no standard format besides being confidential as these reports are similar to documents any business creates when hedging a bet on a new product, stock investment, buying out another business, etc.

With many entries we are asked by the writers: Is my script commercial?

Is it worth it for me to submit to your contest and be seen by investors? And since we began this project as a way for writers to get in front of multiple investors regardless of contest placement, we again thought how to help get writers what they were asking for.

The answer is that at any time before or after entering the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition you may now submit your script for a private CVR.  It is not mandatory you submit to the competition.

Just some of the things you can do with CVR in hand:

Rework the script to make it more commercial.
Make better decisions of when and what contests to enter.
Use it as leverage as you try to get talent, funds, crew attached to your project.
Include it in your package with project one-sheet at markets and festivals.
And more, be creative, it is yours to do with as you please.
Get Your CVR Now by Visiting our website.

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Contact

9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Contact

9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Capital Fund Names Contest Winners

The Capital Fund Screenplay Contest has named their Contest Winners and "Hot 100" for 2018.

2018 Winners

Finalists:
Redline- Wilma Antonovich
For Those Who Care- Edwin Ramal (removed due to script sale)
The Peak- Catherine Josefs
Mary Jane Jinx- Bob Wellmore
Pubis- Vic Tonner
No One Returns- Del Toland
Hey Mikey- Abe Dillon (removed due to script sale)
The Battle of Bay Bridge- Cofa Dijin
Black or Brown- J.R. Suton
Waylan in the Wind- Xuelin Guo

Table Read Winner:
Steve Jobs Versus Himself- Anna Winther

Gold Circle Winners:
And God Spoke- Farrah Lane
Do You Know Who You’re Sleeping With?- Melanie Vela
Cries Out Loud- Blu Sheering

Silver Lining Winners:
Come, Come Now- Paul Anuchen
James Earl Ray, A Life Unknown- George Simeon

Bronze Ball Winner:
Frogtown- Pat Nasim

Genre Category Winners:
Comedy- The Pursor- Michel Weiner
Action Adventure- NeverNeverland- Rajit Shah
Family- Knock Knock- Heather Johns
Historical- Pure Times- Marilu Anjah
Suspense Thriller/Horror- Walk and Stalk- Bryce Miller
Sci-Fi/Fantasy- 20 Times A Day- Warren Perth
Drama- A Baron in Disguise- David Mornier

Television Pilot Winner:
Ridgefield- Mary Duter & Paul Fallon

Short Film Script Winner:
Control Those Fingers- Jocelyn Franks

The Hot 100 Winners:

Compiled from this competition, a list sent to buyers and financiers around the world of the one-hundred most interesting scripts and their corresponding loglines, writer names and direct email contact.

1 Tale of a Broken Heart Asia Brown
2 The Music Box Dr Stephen Curran
3 The Mirror Bosco Kim
4 Mount Olive Hanz Wasserburger, James C. Peters
5 House of the White Bee Jane Therese
6 Proxy Philip T Brewster, Shona M. Brewster
7 Joseph Marina Albert
8 Treasure Hunt Carol Lee Hall
9 Sentinels of Tzurac- Zarkwin’s Revenge James Raven, Danielle Kakeaku
10 Deadly Ground Judy Belshe Toernblom, Tom Starbuck
11 Shadows and Demons Dominique Mayfair
12 Silent Rescue Todd Sorrell
13 Starring…John Dillinger Bill Walker, Brian Anthony
14 Elemental Jonathan Hall
15 Gempei Casey Yun
16 THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD Persephone Vandegrift
17 Notes from Nadia David Mandell
18 OKLAHOMA RAIN IAN GINSBURG, JANE WELLS
19 Killing Kelko Kieran Angelini
20 Catching Out Elizabeth Savage Sullivan
21 You Are The World Marcellus White
22 Jezebel Marina Albert
23 PIGJUICE Casey Laing
24 Sacagawea Peggy Bruen
25 SUBVERSION Danial Couch
26 ISLANDIA SHARON ALLEN BAKER
27 Sleeping Bears Dennis Foley
28 The Red Robe Ruth Finnegan
29 Forget-Me-Nots John Dummer
30 Generational Curses Kenya Branch
31 TOUCH THE FIRE Kevin Karp
32 Fear Peter Jang
33 Beasts and Children Bryan Ott
34 Unarmed and Dangerous Robert Drusetta
35 REPLICA Sharon Moore
36 Reverse Mentor Chris Zafirson
37 FILIPINA Eugene Monteleone, Kathleen Keithly
38 The Dutchman Robert M Callahan
39 CURSE OF THE SAMPIRES P.K. Silverson
40 Caterpillars Daniel Marsden
41 When The Sky Burns Scott Williamson
42 Dead Head James C Peters
43 SATORI Peter Kaufman
44 ” D. T. ” KEN COMER
45 A Century of Dreams Brian Brockway
46 Aliens & Earthlings Ryan Smith
47 Sisters Of Freedom Jett Wilson
48 BACK IN THE GAME MANUEL ANSOLEAGA
49 The Icehouse Robert Drusetta
50 MERCY Glenn Rea
51 Money Man Shunsuke Funakoshi
52 Zulus – The Crown of Thorns Richard David Raybourne
53 Throwing Hammers Michael Graf
54 Almythea – Rise of the Astra Steven Finly, AJ Cootes, Bruce Logan, Lynn Santer
55 DREAMS OF DOGWOOD J. D. Vines
56 The Sandbox John Etterlee
57 A World Without Secrets Scott Nelson
58 White Hood Nicholas Canny
59 Killing Moses Ricardo Fleshman
60 The Heart of a Tiger SreyRam Kuy
61 Facsimile Gary Makin
62 TOTEM Heidi Morrell
63 Face The Day J. Franklin Evans
64 The Traveling Money Show James M Denton
65 DUBBY Danial Couch
66 The Path to Virtue Catherine Fridey
67 COMINO KERRY ANN CALLEJA MCGREGOR
68 English Court Jack Pumfrey
69 Dead Man’s Hand Ronald Ecker
70 The 49th Day Craig Peters
71 Sentinels of Tzurac – Terra Major Under Threat James Raven, Danielle Kakeaku
72 All The Little Pieces Chelese Belmont
73 Jungleball Steve Dini
74 PETER PAN DREAM CHI HSIU CHEN
75 Give me that Becky Marina Bendocchi Alves
76 Cold Blooded Victim Damian Z Evans
77 BEAM Tommy McLaughlin
78 Tears of an Angel Sandra Rogers, Sonia Lyons
79 Different Breed Darren Yeboah
80 Ashishishe Robyn Wyman-dill
81 Dietrich Danzig John Pisano Thomsen
82 Silk And Thorns Alonzo Crawford
83 The Sculptor Kris Lippert
84 Born To Be You Maria Lennon
85 7,000,000,000 Years Marin Mandir
86 ON THE SPARROW RW Hahn
87 UNDERTAKINGS Michael R Barnard
88 The Celery Fields Jane Therese
89 The Circle Game Nic Bettauer, James Riseborough
90 FINEDERS KEEPERS Seymour Englander
91 The Empty Sea David Poulshock
92 Land of the Forgotten Souls Shirley Warke
93 The strength she left me Rebekka Irene Skjaeveland
94 Till The Sky Burns Don Barak
95 China Rose Annie Macdonald
96 Desposyni Jean Galliano
97 Out in the Vineyard Brian Brockway
98 Resilience Bart Wytenburg
99 Spirit of the Rain John F Tupper
100 The Last Indian War Michael Graf


Updated: 07/17/2018
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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Contact

9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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