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Acclaim Film

Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
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Objective

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 28, 2017 $45
Regular March 31, 2017 $50 2
Late April 29, 2017 $55 31

$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.

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Rules

  • Open to all writers 18 and over.
  • Work must be original material of the author(s).
  • Must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.
  • Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
  • Include separate form for each entry.
  • Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.
  • Feature length scripts of any genre accepted.
  • Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
  • WGA registration is recommended but not required.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals.
  • Electronic submissions accepted

Awards

First Place, $1,000.

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Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Acclaim Film Names Fall/Winter 2016 Contest Winners

FLAWED by Alma Murray Dunham has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter 2016 Acclaim Film Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 02/18/2017

Acclaim Names Spring/Summer 2016 Film Script Winners

Blood Trigger by Ron Podell has been named the winner of the 2016 Acclaim Film Script Competition.

Updated: 08/09/2016

Acclaim Names Fall/Winter 2015 Screenplay Winners

MENAGERIE, by Diana Mitchell & Linda Mitchell, has been named the winner of the 2015 Fall/Winter Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 04/12/2016

Acclaim Names 2015 Spring/Summer Film & TV Contest Winners

Acclaim has announced their Film and TV Contest Winners for Spring/Summer 2015.

Updated: 08/18/2015

Acclaim Names Film Script Winners

Independence Pass, by Brian MacEvilly, has been named the winner of the latest Acclaim Film Script Contest.

Updated: 02/20/2015

Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Harold Jewell

An interview with screenwriter Harold Jewell regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

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

A: "The Lucifer Pawn" is a supernatural piece about a man who may be able to block Satan's claim to final supremacy. Trouble is, he has no idea what he's supposed to do.

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

A: The Acclaim Film contest had a nice feel to it - small, yet prestigious. Yes, this same script finished well in two other contests, most notably as a semifinalist in the 2004 American Accolades competition.

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 people at Acclaim did a nice job, and I was delighted when I saw my name as 2nd Runnerup. This was one of those beautiful things - I had almost forgotten that I had entered that contest. I'm a horrible record keeper.

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

A: Yes, I was given a short letter of feedback, but to be honest, I was pretty much where I wanted to be with the script and did not change anything as a result of the feedback.

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

A: Nothing huge has happened, I'm sorry to say - a few bites here and there - but it definitely helps your chances if you finish well in a contest. I'm very pleased with the credit.

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

A: I've been a moderately successful writer for many years but only tried my hand at screenwriting a few years ago. I have one other finished script. "The Lucifer Pawn" was actually adapted from my own novel, which had been complimented and honored but never found a publisher. One kind editor said, "This would make a great movie. Why not turn it into a screenplay?" I stalled for a while, then finally gave it a go. It took a while and lots to rewriting to finally learn the craft.

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

A: I'm an East Coaster, a New Yorker. At this stage of the game, I'm not likely to move to California.

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

A: As I mentioned, I've finished a second script, a mystery/drama set in New York. Compared to the first script, this one is largely untried although it recently finished well in the Hollywood Nexus script contest. It didn't make the short list of semifinalists, and no quarterfinalists were named, but I'm pleased with its decent standing - in the top 16% of all scripts.

Posted Thursday, April 5, 2007