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Screenplay Festival

Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
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Objective

Now Accepting Television Scripts! The writers spoke, and we listened. We have now added four categories to our contest for television scripts.

Screenplay Festival now features the following categories:

Feature Film: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller Horror Television: Half Hour Pilot, Half Hour Spec, One Hour Pilot, One Hour Spec

As one of the highest rated contests on MovieBytes, Screenplay Festival was established to help eliminate this "chicken and egg" problem. By accepting all submitted screenplays and judging them based upon their quality -- not their source or their standardized formatting or the quality of the brads holding them together -- Screenplay Festival looks to give undiscovered screenwriters an opportunity to rise above the crowd.

The competition's categories ensure that a truly wonderful script is not punished or ignored because it is in a genre that does not usually win awards. There is no limit to the frustration experienced by the writer who commits the crime of writing "fun" or "likeable" material. In this world of awards, it always seems to be "important" films that win the accolades. In reality, people love dramas, and they love comedies and action movies and thrillers and horror flicks. Writing for a fun genre should not forbid a writer from having their talents acknowledged.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Deadline August 1, 2017 $40
Standard Deadline September 1, 2017 $45
Extended Deadline October 1, 2017 $50 6

Additional categories $15 per script.

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Rules

  1. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.
  2. Screenplays written by teams of two or more writers are eligible for Screenplay Festival. Any award won by a co-authored script will be divided evenly among the writers listed on the entry form.
  3. Screenplays that have been previously optioned, sold or produced are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
    • Screenplays adapted from other sources that were written by other authors (such as but not limited to books or plays) are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival, regardless of the source author's permission.
    • Screenplays adapted from other sources by the author of that source are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival if the source material has previously optioned, sold or produced.
  5. Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.
  6. Screenplays must be submitted in English.
  7. A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.

Awards

Grand Prize Winners (One Per Category) and Honorable Mentions.

Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Screenplay Festival Names Finalists

The Screenplay Festival Screenwriting Competition has named their 2014 finalists, representing the top 25% of all submissions.

Action/Adventure:
Across The Divide – Dennis O’Flyng
Adrift – Tom Franey
An Appropriate Degree of Vehemence – Krystyna Loboda
And Death Shall Have No Dominion – Sandra Corkins-Schmidt
Armada – Dimitri Neos
Azazel – Tim Ehly
Blood Creek – Kyle Francis
Bre’gan’s Fist – Tom Emerick
Breaking Enigma – Paul Wonnacott
Conflict – Stephanie Shute
Conquest – Casey Herndon
Critical Dimensions – Csaba Mihaly
Curse of Darkness – Michael Douglas
Darklands – Paul Sheridan
Diamonds And Dreams – Paul Michaels
Final Gambit – JoAnn Hess
GP1 Clones – Ren Kolb
Hail Mary – Jeffrey
Hangover Man – Nick Roth
Hellbender – Dan Sullivan
Mega Tsunami – David Tenenbaum
Miracle Workers – Chris Gross
MotherShip – Roi Costa
My Turn – M. David Shapiro
Operation Stormy Weather – Martin Bernard Foley
Point of Reception – Joseph A. Elliott
Purgatory Trail – Tom West
Quest for Liberty – Part 1 (The American Revolution) – Hylton Phillips-Page
Replica – Sharon Moore
Satan Takes An Apprentice – Paul Michaels
Setting Square – Neil Chase
Shadow Cell – Cody Glenn
Shift – Chris Mundy
SPY – Kyle Francis
Stillwater – Christopher Schultz
Submission – Bruce Rose
Tears for Icarus – Tonya J. Roberts
That Damnable Bull – Anthony Cirone & Harold Schmidt
The Alpha Transmission – Craig Clyde
The Capitulation of California – David M. Lovret
The Eagle & The Dragon – Doug Peake
The Fallen – Michael Douglas
The Last Adventure Of Shay Blaze – Howard Fridkin
The Nautilus – James Sachs
The Snakeman – Jeffrey Ryback
The Sword and The Flower – Michael Douglas
The Third Bomb – Phillip Parker
The Witch’s Hand – Wendy Joseph
Waled – Teju Prasad
Wilder – Jim Brown



Comedy:
A Sketch of Monterey – Solofua Saleapaga & Valasi Sophronia Papp
Ace Swann – Tom Austin
Allan The Dog – Steve Wright & Barry Murphy
Baby Boomers – Nick Walker
Birth Control – Erica Warnock
Boyfriend Material – Howard Rayner
Burn Alone – Tom Nolan
Cheap Knock Off – Jay Lien
Cleaning Up – Kathryn Radmall
Conventional – Steve Sova
Damn 18th Amendment – Alex Walker
Derek Dickens & The Dream – Phil Valentine
Disengaged – Richard Amberg
Eveln and Eddie – Gary Wallach
Frank’s Dilemma – Sinclair Rankin
GOAT – Jordan Rane
Grass Monkeys – Matt Wildash
If I Fell – Roger Aylward
Insufficient Funds – Mitch Emoff
It Ain’t Me Babe – bradley kesden
Just Three Things – Dorian Palumbo
Ladies In Black – Erica Warnock
Locations – Michael McClendon
Murder Me – David H. Luz
No Parking Anytime – Peter Panagos & Joseph Pupello
Off With Their Heads! – M.C. Selfridge
Outside Inn – Richard Eschenroeder
P – Georgette Long
Past Due – Rich Latif
Puerto Rican Pair-A-Dice – Mitch Emoff
Sink Or Swim – Keith Justin Strausbaugh
Somewhere South Dakota – Theresa Giese
Sorry, I Didn’t Mean To Kill You – Chris J. Simpson & Sherry McGuinn
The Boy Who Had Three Arms – Christian J. Hearn
The Bride Hesitates – Michael Latshaw
The Monster of Perfect, California – Paul Sheridan
The Mover – Michael Quintero
You Have No Idea – Owen Monaghan



Drama:
A Fading Finish Line – Matthew Tolbert
A Perfect Plan – Chuck Monzo
A Son of Maine – Ian Sax
A Walk with Love and Death – Rebecca Grace & John Gray
Abu Salim – Mathew Grodsky
All There Is – Mathew Grodsky
American Ridge – Carl B. Clark
April, Mei, and June – Paul Shiban
Bastard – Tony Schweikle
Becoming Ben Cross – Armando Rodriguez
Behind the Glass – Steven Fait
Boy With The Dancing Eyes – Ron Iannone & Ralph Brem
Civilized – Lee Fruechtenicht
Cole Lonely – Darryl Vinyard
Defense of Another – Joan Broadman
Exigence – Jason Reeves
Godspeed – Jeffrey David EckJeffrey David Eck
Grace – Lynda Lemberg
Heidegger in Ruins – Jeffrey van Davis
I Am Champion – Mark William Moore
In The Rays Of The Sun – Ann Johnston Storm
Jacob’s Ocean – Jan D. Evans
Kalina – Greg Easter
Little Drummer Girl – Jess Grant
Lullaby – Lilia Doytchinova & Amber Dupre
Mikado Tarence Gibson & Walter F. Bauer
Mission Scheherazade – Gary Wallach
One Eye Charley – Sandor Stern
Operation No Moore (Pics) – Michael Esser
Pipeline – Jody Ellis
Rage of St. Francis – Rachel Rebecca Roy & David Phoenix
Red Rubber – Don Day & Michael Fischa
Screaming My Heart Out – Janyce Lapore
Secesh Days – William Barney
Secrets – Tracey Keefer
Shine Your Eyes – Clint Pearson
Shooting Star – Richard Harrison
Sole Captain – Wernher Ovalle
The Boat – Robert Wooldridge Jr.
The Book of Life – Peter Groth
The Final Witness – Mathew Grodsky
The Fourth Night – Mike Briock
The Girls Who Fought – Tim Davis
The Milk Route – Michael Begg
The Ones You Choose – Michelle Palmer
The Saint of Denmark Falls – Alan W. Porter
To Sharpen a Thorn – Clint Pearson & Patricia Benzon
Turning Tricks – Alan Moskowitz
Uncontrolled Skid – Jerome Leclere
Where I’m Going, You Can’t Follow – Elizabeth Morrison
You Are Cheyenne – Jan D. Evans
You Are The Last – – Elizabeth Fratangelo



Family:
A Dog And His Boy – Larry Brothers
Abandoned – Joan Broadman
Change of Venue (The Condition) – Charles Laulette
Chippies – Patrick J. Gamble & Patrick K. Gamble
Claws, Paws and a Blue Macaw – Theresa Giese
FlutterFly – Natalie Robison Hejny
Footsteps Of My Father – Erik V. Wolter
Frozen Summer – Oktay Ege Kozak
Goodbye, Kid. Hurry Back – Terri Kauffman
Goosed – Patrick Bosold
LEAP – Christopher Helton
Little Shy: The Elizabeth Blackwell Story – Barbara Shaw
Mia and the Movie Star – Sheri Davenport
Naughty or Nice – JoAnn Hess
Neptune’s Empire – Sandra Corkins-Schmidt
Spaghetti Western – James Kanady & Kenneth D. Collins
Squeezing Grandma – Harris Brandt
Stages – Ron Podell
Thalatta Mountain – Eric Betts
The Puppy Cure – Michael Compton & Sherry Compton
The Secret of Ebbets Field – Richard Seidman
Unicorn Diaries – Danielle Romano
Wheelin’ – Tracy Eccles
White Water Rescue – Harold Brown
World Cup Mouse – Richard Seidman
Year Of The Snake – Kathryn Kyker



Thriller/Horror:
A Rat In The Desert – Chris Rakotomamonjy
A Risk of Exposure – Pamela Hunt
A Thousand Times Goodnight – Sandra Corkins-Schmidt
Another Man’s Son – Joseph Ramunni
Asylum – Michael Strode & Eric Wostenberg
Auntie – Deirdre Patterson
Babylon Sisters – T. Scott Murphy
Blind Spot – Graham Parke
Broken – Christopher Michael
Chasing Dakota – Paul Littell
Clutter – Mark Lindberg
Conflict – Stephanie Shute
Contorted Hazel – Marc de Launay
Dance of the Blessed Spirits – Matt Pacini
Dead Man’s Eyes – John Crews
Dead Seas – Joseph Parisi
Deadly Invisible Enemies Miniseries – Harold Brown
Dream Police – Michael Raymond
Exit 290 – C M Webb
Experimental – Kim Kopf & Jeremy L. Morrison
Flipped – Anthony Mezza & Melanie Scroble
ForGet HiM – Michael McClafferty
Friday Night Frenzy – Richard Stringham
Hera’s Demon – Tom Streich
Hidden – Shiva Ramanathan
Hunters of the Full Moon – Lyle LaRochelle
I’m Still Here – Sean Elwood
Lust For Blood, Lust For Death – Chris Fay
Night Travelers – Ronald Wilson
One of Me – Kenneth M. Kielty
Overkill – Christian J. Hearn
Overlook – Corey Swim
Red Sea – Paul Sheridan
Sardis the Merciful – Christian Thomas
Satan Takes An Apprentice – Paul Michaels
SOMA – Jonathan Protass
Tags – Robert Christian Frostholm
The Devil’s Larceny – Howard Fridkin
The Mysteries – Mark Farnsworth
The School – Storm Ashwood & Tessa Little
The Seed – Anthony Mezza
Torched – Dianna Zimmerman & Brad Jost
Trick Of The Light – Kenneth Shaw
Walter, Deplumed – Mario G. Lopez
Wayfaring Stranger – Stephen McLean
West Of Dead – Graham Clegg



Updated: 03/05/2015
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Screenplay Festival

Contact

15021 Ventura Blvd. #523
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 248-9221 (voice)
(866) 770-2994 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Rick Reynolds, Assistant Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 60    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Stuart Land

An interview with screenwriter Stuart Land regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/25/2014

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Ed Vela

An interview with screenwriter Ed Vela regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/04/2012

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Rhonda Ewing

An interview with screenwriter Rhonda Ewing regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/29/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter J. Charles Zeller

An interview with screenwriter J. Charles Zeller regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/04/2010

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Larry Postel

An interview with screenwriter Larry Postel regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/28/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Dave Vaughan

An interview with screenwriter Dave Vaughan regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/15/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Hilliard Guess

An interview with screenwriter Hilliard Guess regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/01/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Christopher Canole

An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole regarding the Screenplay Festival Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/10/2005
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