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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 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 134    
Have you entered this contest?
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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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early January 17, 2017 $39
Regular February 17, 2017 $49
Late March 17, 2017 $59
Last Minute April 17, 2017 69
Final May 17, 2017 $79 19

Discounts for multiple submissions. Judge's Feedback also available.

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.

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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 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 134    
Have you entered this contest?
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 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 134    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

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 Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for The Page International Screenwriting Awards, representing the top 25 scripts in each of the contest’s 10 genre categories.

Updated: 08/15/2016

Page Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for The Page International Screenwriting Awards, representing the top 10% of all entries in this year's contest.

Updated: 07/15/2016

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 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 134    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Nicholas Horwood

An interview with screenwriter Nicholas Horwood 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: The title of the script is THE MINDBENDER. It's a superhero story set in a very unglamorous part of Northern England. The less than super hero is a man named Barry Barker who spends his days delivering leaflets for a VD clinic and dreaming of a check-out girl named Whitney. When he is struck between the eyes by a meteorite he develops telekinetic powers and attempts to become a super hero... with less than super results.

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'd heard many good things about Page. The consensus seemed to be that the organisers were a friendly bunch and that Hollywood industry types took notice of scripts that did well in the contest. I also liked the fact that there were ten different categories in the contest, meaning that scripts of the same genre would be competing against one another as opposed to TV sitcoms being pitted against historical dramas, etc. I haven't entered THE MINDBENDER into any other contests but I have felt confident enough to approach producers in the UK with the script after the Page win.

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: Page is a very well oiled machine. All the deadlines were met on time and the organisers were very friendly and informative in their correspondents. All my prizes were delivered very promptly.

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

A: I didn't receive any formal feedback in terms of written reports but the two main organisers of the contest were very complimentary about the script.

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

A: I was contacted by a few producers but with the script set in an unglamorous part of England I did not expect an avalanche of enquiries. Two of the biggest production companies in the UK did agree to consider the script, however, despite my not being represented. I put this down to the Page win.

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

A: I've been writing on and off for about nine years. I've written ten feature length screenplay and various other projects. I had one screenplay produced in 2007 (an adult comedy rewritten by the director as a children's musical!). I reached the finals of Final Draft's Big Break contest in 2007 and 2008 and the semi-finals and quarter-finals of various other contests. I recently won a place on a mentoring scheme in the UK called Guiding Lights (my mentor is Tony Grisoni: TIDELAND, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, etc.) and I recently had my very first meeting with an agent.

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

A: I won a trip to LA with the Big Break contest and absolutely loved the place, but moving there isn't an option at the moment. Aside from the expense most of my scripts are set in the UK anyway, so London is the obvious place to be right now.

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

A: I'm concentrating on finding representation at the moment. I've just finished my tenth screenplay which is a psychological horror story about an American science-fiction author who moves to a cottage in Cornwall and falls victim to the strange beliefs of the locals.

Posted Sunday, December 28, 2008