Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Slamdance

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
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Objective

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee. Now in our 23rd year, we have a history of highlighting talented, independent screenwriters and introducing them to the entertainment industry. All of our readers approach scripts differently, but in general we are looking for originality and promise in a work. As an organization, we strive to foster an independent spirit among new writers and our filmmaking community. The Slamdance Screenplay Competition has consistently linked finalists work to management representation, option and production agreements. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/27/2020

Notification:

  • QUARTER-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: September 15, 2020
  • SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: September 22, 2020
  • TOP 12 ANNOUNCED: September 29, 2020
  • WGAW AWARDS PARTY: October 8, 2020

Rules

Rules:
  1. Screenplays must not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced.
  2. Screenplays must not have received awards from other competitions over $500.00 at the time of entry.
  3. Screenwriters who have had previous feature screenplays produced and distributed by non-independent means are ineligible.
  4. Screenplays must be in English, formatted in 12-point courier font.
  5. Don't cheat in an effort to keep the page count to 120 or less. We will notice and ask that the extra fee be paid for screenplays in excess of 120 pages. As a standard rule, 1.5" left, 1" right and 1" top and bottom is a good one.
  6. To enter the Slamdance Screenplay Competition you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.
  7. The Slamdance Screenplay Competition Readers' decisions are final.
  8. Teleplays must not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced.
Guidelines:
  1. In the event of multiple writers, list all additional co-writers. Please note Slamdance divides awards equally among co-writers.
  2. Slamdance is not responsible for screenplays or coverage stolen or lost in transit
  3. For screenplays longer than 120 pages, fifteen dollars is added to the regular entry fees.
  4. Cover pages are optional. If you decide to use one, it would ideally include just a title, author name, WGA registration number and Copyright information.

Awards

  • A total of $16,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners this year.
  • The Grand Prize winner will receive $8,000 in cash.
  • The winners of the Feature, Horror, TV Pilot, and Short categories will each receive $2,000 in cash.
  • The top three screenwriters in each category will receive prize packages that include Festival Passes good for all screenings and parties at the next Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
  • The top three screenwriters in the Feature and Horror category are eligible for membership in the Writers Guild of America’s Independent Writers Caucus.
  • The winning Horror and Feature screenplays will receive $2,500 in legal services from Pierce Law Group, LLP. The top three screenwriters in each category will be included in the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival program which is distributed to industry professionals in Park City and year round.
  • Production companies, studios, top agencies and managers request to read our top scripts each year.

Slamdance

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Slamdance Announces 2008 Contest Winners and Finalists

Slamdance has named Neil McGowan's Numbered as their Grand Prize Winner for 2008.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF INDEPENDENT SCREENPLAY AWARD:

NUMBERED (Comedy/Thriller) by: Neil McGowan
Sid Janson, the most normal man on Earth, awakes one morning to find that everyone in the world has a number on their forehead that only he can see. Discovering their meaning leads Sid on a journey towards a better understanding of the world around him.

TOP 9 FINALISTS FROM 2ND TO 10TH PLACE:

GOODMAN'S GARDEN by: Douglas K. Miller (Drama) He got away with murder. Now what?

WANT AND CURIOSITY by: Eric Weller (Drama) Faced with eviction from his apartment, losing his only form of income, as well the introduction of a new possibility to his life he can't help but feel different about, a decidedly indifferent young man for the first time finds ambition and meaning.

HUMAN RESOURCES by: Marissa Jo Cerar (Drama) A biracial adopted woman leaves her lavish life in New York to return to the Midwest and help her blue-collar Caucasian parents save house.

LUCAS DONOVAN by: Keisha Poiro (Comedy) Single mother falls in love with "teen" heartthrob.

MOONBEAM FISHERMAN by: John Dummer (Coming of Age) In the summer of the 1969 moon landing, a teenage boy and an old fisherman learn to deal with loss.

MENDELSSOHN by: Joseph Yuan, Jeannette Manning (Period, Drama) Europe's greatest composer, Felix Mendelssohn, has a secret. His sister co-writes all of his music. The true story of a man whose willingness to sacrifice everything for fame, from his Jewish identity to his sister, comes back to destroy him.

HAIR TODAY by: Dennis Douda (Animation) A lowly flea saves the earth. But, he has to get a balding scientist through a mid-life crisis to do it. Dude it's just hair, not the end of the world. Oh, maybe it is!

CZECHOSLOVAKIA by: Alvin Easter (Drama) On the road with a serial killer.

TRUCKERS VS. BIKERS by: Aaron Granlund and Sean Huet (Action/Thriller) A truck driver seeks revenge on a gang of bikers who left him for dead and stole his rig.

HONORABLE MENTION:

FAUSTA by: Dalisia Mendoza (Drama) Captain Janetta Morales suffers from recurring dreams after an IED detonates beside her vehicle in Iraq. Desperate for answers, she seeks the help of hypnotherapist Mitch Tenoria and discovers a life lived a hundred and fifty years in the past.

FIRE SEASON by: Tim D. Stickler (Drama) Victims of a large forest fire realize what is truly important in life.

REPEAT AFTER ME by: Scott Honea and Josh Sitarz (Drama) A teenage girl flees her dysfunctional family's slumping Las Vegas wedding chapel and sets out to become a venerable magician's assistant at a hotel scheduled for demolition.

SAPNA'S GIFT by: Anthony Dodd (Drama) If Valedictorian Jaime plans to cheat death and attend his high school graduation, he'll need straight A's in his three worst subjects: philosophy, metaphysics, and... girls.

SOMEWHERE BETTER THAN HERE by: Vince Orlando (Drama) Four lost souls trapped by poverty since childhood struggle to create better lives for themselves by any means necessary.





Updated: 10/22/2008

Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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