Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Big Apple

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Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
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Objective

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to discover and support the most original and innovative screenplays from emerging and established screenwriters from around the world.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
MovieBytes Discount Deadline December 30, 2022 $65
Early January 19, 2023 $70
Regular February 8, 2023 $75 10
Extended February 28, 2023 $80 30
Late March 20, 2023 $85 50
Final March 31, 2023 $90 61

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Rules

  1. Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts feature length screenplays, short scripts and series/episodic pilot scripts. Feature length scripts must be a minimum of 60 pages and no longer than 150 pages. Series/episodic and short scripts must under 60 pages.
  2. Submitted screenplays can not have been optioned, purchased, or otherwise produced at the time of submission.
  3. Writers may submit as many screenplays as they’d like to the competition, however each script requires a separate application and payment.
  4. All entries must be submitted in English.
  5. Submissions must include the title, author(s) and any relevant registration or copyright information.
  6. Screenplays must be submitted in PDF or MS WORD.
  7. All screenplays are considered complete once they are received by the Big Apple Film Festival. No revisions or updated copies will be accepted.
  8. Submission fees are non-refundable.
  9. Please be sure to read all rules and regulations prior to submitting your project.

Awards

  1. Screenplay winners in each category will receive small group meetings with established producers and other industry representatives. These industry professionals will be selected from AFF alumni and other members of our industry network (screenplay winners will receive information on this year's selected industry reps in the weeks following the festival). Our network of professionals from previous years have included representatives from: HBO, NBCUniversal, Academy Award winning Killer Films, William Morris Endeavor Agency, The Gersh Agency, APA Agency, Magnolia Pictures, Film Rise(distributor of numerous Oscar Award winning and Emmy Award winning films), Emmy Award winning Gigantic Productions, Cinepointe Advisors(legal counsel on numerous Oscar nominated films), Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning filmmakers, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning screenwriters, Fimmakers with projects released through Sony, Disney, Lions Gate, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon Studios, Hulu, and theatrically, as well as staff writers for CBS, ABC, Lifetime, and more... These meetings are designed to provide winning screenwriters with direct access and live interaction with industry professionals to provide strategies, guidance and mentorship to emerging screenwriters. Conferences take place virtually allowing participants to join remotely.
  2. Winning screenplays will be promoted to Big Apple Film Festival's list of alumni filmmakers, many of which include filmmakers who have had film released theatrically, as well as on numerous major distribution platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, iTunes, NBCUniveral and more...
  3. Winners will receive a complimentary all access badge to Big Apple Film Festival events, including film screenings, Agents and Managers Conferences, Distribution Summit, Producers and Screenwriters Conferences and awards reception.
  4. Winners will receive a complimentary InkTip listing, which will provide access to InkTip's entire network of producers, filmmakers, agents and managers. Producers have made over 400 films discovered thru InkTip.

Big Apple

Contact

Web:
http://www.bigapplefilmfestival.com
Email:
info@bigapplefilmfestival.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web:
http://www.bigapplefilmfestival.com
Email:
info@bigapplefilmfestival.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Big Apple Fest Announces Contest Results

Rebirth by T.L. Lewis has been named the winner of the 2009 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition. [Updated: 06/05/2009]

Big Apple Film Festival Announces 2006 Screenplay Contest Results

Dick Belsky's The Perfect Victim has been named the winner of the 2006 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Contest. [Updated: 01/29/2007]

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter John Martins

An interview with screenwriter John Martins regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition. [Updated: 05/11/2019]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teresa Lewis

An interview with screenwriter Teresa Lewis regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition. [Updated: 06/05/2009]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Dick Belsky

An interview with screenwriter Dick Belsky regarding the Big Apple Writing Competition. [Updated: 01/29/2007]

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web:
http://www.bigapplefilmfestival.com
Email:
info@bigapplefilmfestival.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
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