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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Fresh Voices Original Screenplay Competition

Contact

7119 Sunset Blvd.
#153
Hollywood, Ca 90046
(310) 871-2249 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: contact@fresh-voices.com

Contact: Seth Reynolds, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 45    
Have you entered?
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Objective

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. As the name would suggest, Fresh Voices has done this by identifying writer's with a unique and memorable voice that demands to be read. Now in our ninth year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers

Will you be Hollywood's next success story? Enter now and let your voice be heard!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early August 14, 2018 $55 features; $55 pilots;$45 shorts; $50 resub. 51
Regular September 12, 2018 $60 features; $60 pilots;$50 shorts; $50 resub. 80
Late October 10, 2018 $65 features; $65 pilots;$55 shorts; $50 resub. 108
Final November 7, 2018 $70 features; $70 pilots;$60 shorts; $50 resub. 136

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Rules

Standard rules and eligibility requirements apply. Check website for details.

Awards

Prizes include:
  • $20,000 Cash & Prizes
  • Screenplay & Career Consultation
  • Consideration from leading Hollywood Production Companies
  • InkTip Prize Package
  • TV Writers Vault Prize Package
  • iPitch.tv Membership Package
  • Moviebytes Subscription
Six genre categories spotlight the most entertaining and commercially viable material.
  • Comedy, Rom-Com
  • Action, Adventure, Comic Book, Graphic Novel
  • Family, Animated, Musical
  • Drama, Historical, Biographical, Period
  • Sci-Fi, Fantasy,
  • Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Horror
PLUS
  • 1 hr TV Pilots
  • ½ hr TV Pilots
  • 1 hr & ½ hr TV Samples
  • Short Scripts
Ten Spotlight Awards reward special achievements in screenwriting.
  • Best Role Written for a Male Lead
  • Best Role Written for a Female Lead
  • Best Dialogue
  • Best Ensemble Cast
  • Best First Ten Pages
  • Best Script Written outside of the US
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award
  • Culture & Heritage Award
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Courage & Fortitude Award
*RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK – Add-on your Judge's Scorecard & Feedback for only $50 w/ entry. You may also choose to receive an extended 5pg Script Analysis with your entry for $149.

Fresh Voices Original Screenplay Competition

Contact

7119 Sunset Blvd.
#153
Hollywood, Ca 90046
(310) 871-2249 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: contact@fresh-voices.com

Contact: Seth Reynolds, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 45    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Fresh Voices Original Screenplay Competition

Contact

7119 Sunset Blvd.
#153
Hollywood, Ca 90046
(310) 871-2249 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: contact@fresh-voices.com

Contact: Seth Reynolds, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 45    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Fresh Voices Names Contest Winners

Those Who Hear by Jerome Velinsky has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017-18 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 04/09/2018

Fresh Voices Names Contest Finalists

Fresh Voices has announced their 2017-2018 contest finalists.

Updated: 03/27/2018

Fresh Voices Names Semifinalists

Fresh Voices has announced their 2017-2018 Semifinalists, the Top 100 Screenplays of their 8th Annual Screenplay Competition.  Judging continues into the third round of reading. Finalists and Spotlight Award Nominees will be announced March 27th.

Updated: 03/06/2018

Fresh Voices Competition Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 8th Annual Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Advancing screenplays represent approximately the top 25% of all submissions. Semifinalists will be announced on March 6th.

Updated: 01/29/2018

Fresh Voices Names Contest and Spotlight Award Winners

Glitches by Kelly Beck-Byrnes has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016-17 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition. Genre and Spotlight Award winners have also been announced.

Updated: 04/05/2017

Fresh Voices Original Screenplay Competition

Contact

7119 Sunset Blvd.
#153
Hollywood, Ca 90046
(310) 871-2249 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: contact@fresh-voices.com

Contact: Seth Reynolds, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 45    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Stephen M. Hunt

An interview with screenwriter Stephen M. Hunt regarding the Fresh Voices Feature Writing Competition.


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

A: Preciious Vengeance - after SS officers rape and murder his two daughters, a Polish Jew exacts incredible veneance on The Third Reich.

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've heard nothing but good things about Fresh Voices and their competition is well-respected. In addition to becoming category winners contestants also have the chance to win Spotlight Awards. In my case, I've won first place in the "drama" category and picked up the "Best Foreign Screenplay" Spotlight Award.

In addition Fresh Voices, I have entered other competitions including; Los Angeles Screenplay Competitiion (finalist, 4th) Filmmakers Awards (currently quarter finalist, semi's announced tomorrow) Bare Bones Film Festival (quarter finalist).

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

A: There may well be better run contests but I don't know of any. There's no question in my mind that Fresh Voices will deliver on their promises.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: I got the idea for Precious Vengeance in July 2010. I've lost count of the drafts I've written and also of how many times I've said "It's finished!" The last time I made serious changes was in February 2013. I wrote an outline first to keep me focused on where I was going whilst remaining open to how I might get there. I submit all my work for independent analysis and covergae reports. I'm a grafter not a genius and too close to the work to assess it dispationately. Whenever I've bought feedback from readers employed by the organisation where they gained their script reading qualification, my work is rubbished. However, when I submit work to seasoned professionals who have worked for studios etc, the feedback is honest, pulls no punches and is inspirational.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I use Final Draft.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I work when I feel like it and that's most days and at any hour. I never force myself to write if I'm not in the mood.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I frequently have problems to solve along the lines of knowing what needs to happen next but need time to work it all out. It's like playing chess - which I've always liked. If a problem takes a lot of thinking about then that's fine, it's all part of the process. I don't think I've ever had writer's block.

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

A: I'm a produced and published English playwright. My productions have frequently featured Roayl Shakespeare Company actors either as actors or directors. My most rewarding achievement was an award winning, ten theatre tour around London that got five and four star reviews.

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

A: I live in rural, South West France. I'd be happy to work in LA but I'd have to like it better than France to live there for keeps.

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

A: I've plans for several projects including a Sci-fi piece, a hard-nosed-chick-flick, an ancient Egyptian epic and I've started a sequel to Precious Vengeance. All of which has been side-lined by a new idea; an adolescent Native American girl takes on the FBI, NCIS, MOSAD and MI6 and beats them all.

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2013