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2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
Have you entered?
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Objective

The PAGE Awards competition was established in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests - both for the writers and for the judges - is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other. But how can you compare a comedy to an action script? How do you rank a family film against a thriller? Moreover, why is it that most contests only reward the screenwriter who writes a powerful drama, while many of the most successful movies made in Hollywood are comedies, thrillers, action flicks and family films?

In order to address this problem, and to encourage a wide variety of screenwriting talent, each year the PAGE judges present a total of 31 Awards to new screenwriters in ten different genre categories:

Action/Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Family Film
Historical Film
Science Fiction
Thriller/Horror
Short Film
TV Drama Pilot
TV Comedy Pilot

This year's winning writers will receive a total of over $50,000 in cash and prizes, plus extensive industry exposure for their work! Most importantly, the contest is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all PAGE Awards contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood professionals currently in search of new talent.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/17/2017

Notification: : Quarter-Finalists announced July 15; Semi-Finalists announced August 15; Finalists announced September 15; Winners announced October 15.

Rules

Please visit www.pageawards.com for a complete list of rules & regulations.

Awards

$25,000 Grand Prize, PLUS Gold, Silver & Bronze prizes in all ten genre categories. Winners receive cash and gift certificates, as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning scripts. As a result of the PAGE judging process and publicity, dozens of PAGE Award winners have landed screenwriting assignments, secured representation, signed option agreements on their work, and many now have movies and television shows in production, on the air and in theaters.

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

PAGE Names 2017 Semifinalists

The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards has announced their Semifinalists for 2017 -- the top 25 scripts in each of the contest’s ten genre categories.

Updated: 08/15/2017

PAGE Names 2017 Quarterfinalists

The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards has announced their Quarterfinalists for 2017, representing the top 10% of all entries in this year's contest.

Updated: 07/15/2017

PAGE Names 2016 Contest Winners

The winners of the 13th Annual PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and the Judges have awarded this year's $25,000 Grand Prize to Diane Hanks of Swansea, Massachusetts, for her dark, compelling TV Drama Pilot CHANGELINGS. The Judges have also awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize's in ten different genre categories.

Updated: 10/21/2016

PAGE Award Winner's Movie 'The Accountant' Now in Theaters

The highly anticipated new Warner Bros. action-thriller THE ACCOUNTANT, written by 2008 PAGE Gold Prize winner Bill Dubuque, has opened in theaters across the country. Directed by Gavin O'Connor, the movie stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow and J.K. Simmons.

Updated: 10/21/2016

PAGE Names Contest Finalists

After four rounds of competition, the Judges of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards have now announced the scripts that have advanced to the Final Round of competition — the top 10 scripts in each of the contest’s 10 genre categories.

Updated: 09/15/2016

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Contact

7190 W. Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046

Web: https://pageawards.com
Email: info@pageawards.com

Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 81    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Glenn Forbes

An interview with screenwriter Glenn Forbes regarding the PAGE International Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: It’s called “Tunnelvision”, and it’s about a woman who suffers from horrifying visions and brutal physical wounds from a serial killer from the past. To save her soul, her unborn child, and the future as she knows it, she sets out to manipulate the laws of time, death and reincarnation. It’s a strange coincidence, but I got the idea for “Tunnelvision” when my tooth cracked apart by eating popcorn while watching a TV show about hypnotherapy & reincarnation. When I arrived at my dentist an hour later, the lady from that TV show was miraculously in the hallway outside my dentist office. Her hypnotherapy office was at the end of the hall. While every breath was agony as my root was still exposed, we still chatted for about an hour and the seeds for the forward/backward time elements of “Tunnelvision” were planted.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I had heard good things about PAGE being one of the best up & coming contests but hadn’t entered previously. PAGE has both a large number of entries (over 2500 this year) and they do a great job of promoting the winners, so that was the tipping point to enter. This script also advanced to the second round at Slamdance and received a ‘consider’ from the AAA Screenplay Contest.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: The staff at PAGE were terrific. Very communicative. They kept me closely apprised of what was happening. Their quarter and semi–finalist notifications were done exactly when they said. And by doing a special “Live” website announcement of the winners, they made the thrill of receiving the contest results a community affair, which is nice for writers because it’s such a solitary process.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: All in all, I think I received a dozen or so requests from managers, agents and producers - some of which came directly from PAGE’s promotion, and some from my own promotion efforts. There’s been some serious interest, but nothing finalized yet.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I’m a writer/director by profession and have done pretty much every type of project there is, except for a feature. I’ve written/directed a few short films that have done well at festivals, and written a few screenplays that have done well at festivals & competitions. My comedy script “Head First, Face Down” won Austin a few years ago, and I’ve been steadily writing more material since then.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I keep a presence in LA, but I live in Toronto. Sometimes I use the fact that I’m not in LA to console myself over not having landed a manager or agent yet. But the truth is that my writing is getting better and becoming more commercial all the time, and as soon as I hit that magic formula, representation will hopefully come. In the meantime, I use the dream of moving to LA to console myself about living in Toronto and its two seasons – winter and construction.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I’m writing screenplays number 6 & 7 right now. One is an R-rated comedy in the vein of “Wedding Crashers” meets “Stripes”. The other is an odd comedy that owes a debt to the spirit of Peter Sellers in “Being There”. I’m also in the early stages of crafting the story for a new thriller. For more info: www.glennforbes.com

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2006