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Acclaim Film

Acclaim Film


300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

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To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners, runners-up, and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents in LA and NY. We strive to provide commentary on each script.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 7, 2014 $45
Regular March 7, 2014 $50
Late April 11, 2014 $55
Extended May 9, 2014 $60 15

$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.

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  • 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


First Place, $1,000; Top three winners will have a personal e-query sent from sent to over 3,000 industry professionals and eight-month access to their contact database. The top three winners will also receive an annual subscription to Scripped Pro.

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News: Acclaim Film

Acclaim Announces Fall/Winter 2013 Screenplay Contest Winners

Timucin Leflef's Heroman has been named the winner of the Acclaim Film Fall/Winter 2013 Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 02/02/2014

Acclaim Film & TV Winners Announced

Winners and finalists have been announced in all categories for the Acclaim Film and TV Screenwriting Competitions

Updated: 08/12/2013

Acclaim Announces Fall/Winter 2012 Screenplay Winners

Arctic Circle, by Daniel Rugussis, has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter 2012 Acclaim Film Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 02/20/2013

Acclaim Announces Spring/Summer Screenplay Contest Winners

Todd I. Gordon's Count Roller Skates has been named the winner of the Spring/Summer, 2012 Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/01/2012

Acclaim Welcomes Avalanche Films

Alavanche Films, based in Los Angeles is the latest in a growing list of production companies to show interest in Acclaim Film script contest winners.

Updated: 06/30/2012

Interviews: Acclaim Film

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter James Milton

An interview with screenwriter James Milton regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/07/2013

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Eric Carlson

An interview with screenwriter Eric Carlson regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/28/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jim Beck

An interview with screenwriter Jim Beck regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/23/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Kim Townsel

An interview with screenwriter Kim Townsel regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 07/29/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mark Kratter

An interview with screenwriter Mark Kratter regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 10/28/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Harold Jewell

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

Updated: 04/05/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter jason zimmatore

An interview with screenwriter jason zimmatore regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/23/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter David Bertoni

An interview with screenwriter David Bertoni regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/03/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Constantine Athanas

An interview with screenwriter Constantine Athanas regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/07/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Christopher Canole

An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/30/2005
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