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: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest Comments

You must login to post a comment.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!

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: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Slamdance 99K Feature Project Set for April 22nd & 23rd

Don’t Ask For Permission – How to Make a Successful Independent Film

Slamdance’s first 99K Feature Project is open to all aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters that want insight into the world of independent filmmaking from over 40 practicing filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, writer/directors and industry professionals. The 99K Feature Project will take place Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd at the Village (1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038).

99K Feature Project participants will spend two days with Slamdance in ten panels learning how independent films are made outside the studio system. Panels will cover everything involved in a low budget production, from concept to financing and alternative distribution.

“Don’t ask for permission. Get down to earth and learn how to make a successful independent film from our experts in the low-no budget realm of independent filmmaking” states Slamdance President and Co-Founder Peter Baxter.

Panelists include authorities on independent filmmaking: Nicole Arbusto (Casting Director), Pete Ballard (Lab 601), Peter Baxter (Slamdance, Cofounder/President), Richard Bever (Andrew Lauren Productions, VP of Development & Production), Jim Corbett (Mix Magic), Jeremy Coon (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang), Ben Cote (DivX), Mickey Cottrell (Inclusive PR), Eric D'Arbellof (Roadside Attractions), Sarah Diamond (Slamdance, Director of Programming), Kevin Di Novis (Writer/Director, Surrender Dorothy, Death & Texas), Samuel Engelbart (Executive Vice President, 7ate9 Entertainment & Artfire Films), Paul Federbush (Warner Independent, Sr. VP Production & Acquisitions), Christian Gaines (AFI, Director of Programming), Micah Green (CAA), Stephen Gutwillig (Outfest, Executive Director), Jenny Hinkey (Line Producer, Neo Ned, Death & Texas), Stephen Israel (Producer, Swimming with Sharks, Death & Texas, Boy Culture), Meredith Kadlec (Here!TV, Regent Entertainment), Hal "Corky" Kessler (Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd.), Julian Krainin (Producer, Quiz Show, Something the Lord Made, 3-time Peabody award winner), John Manulis (Visionbox Media Group), Dan Mirvish (Slamdance Cofounder, Director, Open House), Joe Neulight (Co-Founder & President, Withoutabox ), Linda Phillips Palo (Casting Director, The Rainmaker, The Virgin Suicides, Death & Texas), Howard A. Rodman (Professor and Chair Division of Writing, USC School of Cinema-Television), John Stoddard (Slamdance, Screenplay Competition Director), Heidi Van Lier (Writer/Director, Chi Girl, Monday), Wash Westmoreland (Director, Quinceanera, The Fluffer), Steven J. Wolfe (Producer, Twin Falls Idaho, Beautiful Loser)

In addition to the ten panels, the 99K Feature Project will host nightly receptions and screenings of Slamdance 2006 Feature Films:

• April 22nd (7-9pm) "THE OTHER SIDE" Directed & Written by Gregg Bishop

• April 23rd (7-9pm) "NEO NED" Directed by Van Fischer, Written by Tim Boughn

For more information, pricing, to attend please visit www.slamdance.com/99k e-mail 99k@slamdance.com or call 323-466-1786.

Updated: 04/13/2006

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: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Submit Report Card

You must login to read or submit report cards.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!