Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Toronto Metropolitan

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Toronto , ON mx5 1a9

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Contact: , Festival Director

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Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
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Objective

We are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of great filmmakers and screenwriters from North America and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will recognize the next generation of great writers and filmmakers.

We love all kinds of scripts and stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and Canada and from artists of all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations.

Our city has a long history of nurturing and showcasing the most talented filmmakers in the entertainment industry. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early August 14, 2020 $50
Regular September 18, 2020 $55
Ext Regular October 16, 2020 $57 22
Extended November 13, 2020 $58 50
Late December 11, 2020 $60 78
Final January 8, 2021 $70 106

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Notification: 3/31/2020

Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only through our partner websites.
  • There is no limit to the length of the projects you submit. Projects can be in script or treatment form.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Scripts must be written in English or French, but can be in any film or television genre.
  • Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Entry fees for screenplay entries are posted on our partner websites and are non refundable.
  • Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable and contest is void where prohibited.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright.
  • All winners are responsible for their own income tax withholding.
  • The competition, it’s judges, and it’s officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.
  • All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English or French.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • Material must be your original work.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.

Awards

We reward our grand prize winning screenwriter with various prizes including introductions to at least three top industry executives in New York, LA, or Toronto. Our top two finalists will also receive at least one personal introduction/consultation as well. These introductions can be invaluable to writers.

In 2017, Brian Andrews, one of our finalists signed with Management 360, one of Beverly Hills most prestigious talent management companies as a result of our personal introduction. Our grand prize winner is also given one hour worth of script notes from a top Hollywood development executive and or talent manager. In 2020 our grand prize winner was introduced to talent managers and executives at Empirical Evidence, the Cartel, and Artistic Vision Productions. Our finalists were introduced to managers at Kersey Management and Storyline.

2019's grand prize winner was personally introduced to six talent managers and producers and was given a one hour consultation with the top manager at Fictional Entity.

Please note that we do not advertise who we will be introducing our grand prize winner to as we prefer to tailor the introduction to the individual writer's style so as to get them the most benefit. For example, if our winner wrote a drama, we wouldn't be connecting them with people who specialize in comedy. Also, only our Grand Prize Winner and top two Finalists will receive industry distribution and prizes. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.

Note only the top three winners receive prizes: the Grand Prize Winner and two Finalists.

Toronto Metropolitan

Contact

Toronto , ON mx5 1a9

Web:
Click here
Email:
j@inkandrage.co

Contact: , Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Toronto , ON mx5 1a9

Web:
Click here
Email:
j@inkandrage.co

Contact: , Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

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Toronto , ON mx5 1a9

Web:
Click here
Email:
j@inkandrage.co

Contact: , Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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