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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
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Objective

The purpose of the Big Apple Film Festival Short Script Competition is to discover an engaging, innovative and purposeful scripts to support and promote to film industry professionals.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Regular Deadline July 10, 2019 $80 (feature); $70 (short)
Final August 3, 2019 $90 (feature); $80 (short) 11

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Notification: Approximately April 1st.

Rules

  1. Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts feature length screenplays, short scripts and TV/web series pilot scripts. Feature length scripts must be a minimum of 60 pages and no longer than 150 pages. Short script submissions and TV/web series pilot scripts must under 60 pages.
  2. Submitted screenplays can not have been optioned, purchased, or otherwise produced at the time of submission.
  3. Writers can submit as many screenplays as they’d like to the competition, however each script requires a separate application and payment.
  4. All entries must be submitted in English.
  5. Submissions must include the title, author(s) and any relevant registration or copyright information.
  6. Screenplays must be submitted in PDF or MS WORD.
  7. All screenplays are considered complete once they are received by the Big Apple Film Festival. No revisions or updated copies will be accepted.
  8. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Awards

  1. Winners in each of the Screenplay Competition categories will be announced and promoted through the Producers Guild of America’s industry trade publication “Produced By,” which is received by over 8,000 accredited producers who are members of the Producers Guild. Members of the Producers Guild of America include the industry’s top filmmakers/producers who have had their feature films theatrically released within the US in major cities, and/or also have had disiticution via VOD platform carried by major cable/satellite television providers, such as Time Warner, and/or have streamed online through major digital portals such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.
  2. Winners in each of the Screenplay Competition categories will: Be announced and promoted through VARIETY, one of the industries leading trade publications, subscribed to by leading producers, production companies and studios, including Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers and more.
  3. Screenplay competition winners will receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more.
  4. Feature length screenplay winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, and many more.
  5. Screenplay winners and finalists will receive a live reading of excerpts from their screenplays at the festival from professional New York City actors.

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Big Apple Film Festival Announces 2006 Screenplay Contest Results

Dick Belsky's The Perfect Victim has been named the winner of the 2006 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Contest.

Winners:

1st Place - "The Perfect Victim" written by Dick Belsky

2nd Place - "Unhappy Endings" written by Stuart Creque

3rd Place - "For The Love Of Jane" written by Valerie Peterson

Updated: 01/29/2007
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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter John Martins

An interview with screenwriter John Martins regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/11/2019

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teresa Lewis

An interview with screenwriter Teresa Lewis regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/05/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Dick Belsky

An interview with screenwriter Dick Belsky regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/29/2007
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