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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025
4129778418 (voice)
4129778418 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

MISSION: To provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means ($10,000 cash) to turn their amazing short scripts into short films.

FEEDBACK: We believe that feedback is critical to a writer’s success, which is why we provide the judge’s scorecards to every entrant at no additional cost.

PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts at least 2 sets of scores and finalist script will receive at least 5 different sets of scores before we select a winner to make sure to limit subjectivity as much as possible.

JUDGING: Judging will be based on all aspects that make stories great – character, plot, originality, dialogue, craft, structure, appeal, etc. For the short contest, we’re also going to be asking finalists for their vision for script on the screen to get a better understanding of what the final film will be.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 02/20/2017

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Notification: June 20th, 2017

Rules

  1. Screenplays entered should be in short form, but that may include Shorts, TV-Pilots to be shot for proof of concept, or Scenes or Acts from a Feature to be shot as proof of concept.
  2. Screenplays entered must:

    a. Not include the writer’s or writing team’s name or contact information on any page of the script including the title page. If the name is on the title page only, the script will not be disqualified.

    b. Be submitted in PDF form and must fit all standard screenplay format guidelines. Personal formatting conventions will be accepted but must not intentionally or accidentally alter the page count of the project as determined by the judges. A rule of thumb, if your script is formatted properly and under 45 pages, it will likely not be more than 9,000 words.

    c. Be owned solely by the writer or writing team listed. It may be an adaptation or reimagining of true events or fictional stories. It may also be fan-fiction so long as the final film is not used to make a profit.

    d. Be written in English. However, scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.

  3. To be eligible for the Grand Prize, finalists must provide their proposed budget for the short film and explain their vision for the project.
  4. Screenplays entered may be in any genre or combination of genres. All will be treated equally and read by an unbiased panel of judges.
  5. Entrant’s may have monetary earnings from film writing, directing, acting, or anything else in the film industry.
  6. Screenplays submitted must not have been previously produced. The prize money is to be used to film a new film, not to re-coup costs.
  7. For a submission to be valid it must be accompanied with the appropriate payment based on the submission deadlines. Any scripts over 45 pages will be charged an extra $1 per page at any deadline and scripts over 45 pages will be penalized on their score cards.
  8. Purchasing Judge’s Feedback, Basic Coverage, or Full Coverage will in no way impact the scoring of the screenplay or its chances of winning or placing in the competition.
  9. All deadlines are at 11:59pm PST on the date listed. Any deadline alteration or promotion of any kind does not make any entry valid for a refund of any kind.
  10. Alterations can be re-uploaded on the WeScreenplay use dashboard. Find it at wescreenplay.com
  11. There are no refunds for any submitted screenplay. Coupons may not be applied to previously submitted scripts. Coupons deemed for WeScreenplay coverage may not be used for submission to the contest or addition of coverage to any submission unless explicitly stated.
  12. There is no limit on the number of scripts a writer or writing team may submit.
  13. The prize money will be determined by the budget proposed by the filmmakers up to $10,000. The money will be paid in 4 installments: 30% upon winning, 30% upon casting and completed pre-production, 30% upon the completion of the final film, and 10% upon the film’s acceptance into any film festival or a alternate success metric as determined by the filmmakers and WeScreenplay.
  14. Films must be complete within 12 months of the winners announcement
  15. WeScreenplay will take no credit for the final film or for the script, but the end credits must include 1 mention of WeScreenplay in either a “thank you” or “producer” roll.
  16. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all score in the competition.
  17. Scorecards will be distributed to each script within a week of elimination from the competition, but early distribution does not necessarily indicate placement in the contest. Feedback and Coverage will ideally be distributed between 2 and 3 weeks following submission, but this is not guaranteed. We only guarantee that coverage will be provided before the Quarter-Finalist Announcement.
  18. WeScreenplay reserves the right to delay announcements for any reason. Delay may last up to but never more than 60 days. While we never anticipate any delays, such delays will not alter the standing of any screenplay entry and will qualify no script for a refund under any circumstance.
  19. By entering the WeScreenplay contest every entrant is agreeing to all WeScreenplay Terms and Conditions listed and available before checkout. If you disagree with any terms you may not submit to the contest.
  20. By submitting to the contest you are releasing your script to WeScreenplay and holding harmless WeScreenplay or any affiliates from any claims, expenses, and liabilities, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, copyright, libel, trademark infringement, slander, personal property infringement, etc.
  21. Any prize winners may be required to sign an affidavit validating their entry into the contest.
  22. Any cash prize winners of over $599 will be required to file a W-9 before the cash prize is distributed.
  23. Any winners may have their name, script title, and picture used for any WeScreenplay promotions or promotions of our sponsors or affiliates.
  24. Former Grand Prize Winners of any WeScreenplay contest may enter so long as it is NOT the same script that won in a previous year. Any other placement in former years does not disqualify the script from being entered this year.
  25. The submitter must be 18 years of age or older.

Awards

$10,000 cash prize to be used to produce the winning short film.

The prize money will be determined by the budget proposed by the filmmakers up to $10,000. The money will be paid in 4 installments: 30% upon winning, 30% upon casting and completed pre-production, 30% upon the completion of the final film, and 10% upon the film’s acceptance into any film festival or a alternate success metric as determined by the filmmakers and WeScreenplay.

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025
4129778418 (voice)
4129778418 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025
4129778418 (voice)
4129778418 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

WeScreenplay Names Short Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

WeScreenplay has announced their Short Screenplay contest quarterfinalists:

Conviction written by Anju Andre-Bergmann
The Jumper written by Alexander Ansimov
The Grim Story of Maus, Byrd, and When the Thing Got Wurst written by Thaddeus Awotunde
The Ruin of Souls written by Alexander Beale
Bucky written by Jeza Belle
Feel No Evil written by Rebecca Benzell
Thirteen Is Just A Number written by Sean Bode
Spontaenous written by Maximilian Brady
Ghosts of Sable Valley written by John Broadhead
The Light written by Alan Brooks
Knight written by Matt Brothers
The Illusion of Pain written by Carroll Brown
Flop written by Nick Coleman
One Child Born written by Stuart Creque
Theft written by Lauren Davis
RiM/MiR/CHi Proof of Concept written by Angella Davis
Isle written by LYNDSAY DOYLE
The Old Man and The C written by Jim Duncanson
Don't Let The Monster Out written by Josh A. Edgerton
Death & the Widow written by Gregory Fishwick
Echo Lakota Nine written by Scott Fleishman
Life in a Box written by Margaret Folarin
Buried written by Karen Frank Borders of the Imagination written by Benjamin Friedman
Shopping written by David Gilbert
My Stardust written by J. J. Hillard
In the Yellow Wood written by Cate Honzl
Medicine Show Blues written by Jeffrey Howe
Ewe Stew written by Dorothy Irwin
If It Happens Again I'll Kill You written by Lisa Jay
Holding On written by Alex Jones
Minor Obsessions written by Douglas Jones
The Clown-Faced Plumber written by Fred Jones
Season of Sacrifice written by Nicholas Jones
The Real Thing written by Brandondon Kelley
Snow Day written by Sam Kench
The Field Trip written by Sam Kench
Ethel Rosenberg: A Simulation written by Caroline Klimczuk
Our Little Secrets written by Kieren Knapp
Interference written by Ruya Koman
AVA SWANSON IS DEAD written by Colin Korbelas
Red Line written by Salieu Lamin-Sidique
The Secret Club written by Kelly Lamphear-Dash
The Guaranteed Sixty written by Ash J. Louis
Black Doves written by Jonathan Machado
Plots written by Melinda Maerker
Bailey Makes Three written by Chris Courtney Martin
Head in the Clouds written by Josh McDonald
Bare written by Rachel Noll
Eleven Eleven written by Celeste Oagel
Before Dishonor written by Travis Opgenorth
LUNACY written by Travis Opgenorth
Sisters written by Natalie Peracchio
Piggy written by Carlota Pereda
Cul An Ti (The Back Of The House) written by Emma Pyne
Fade To Red written by Tom Radovich
Page Turner written by Marc Roussel
Body Blows written by Colin Scott
Wilma Deals written by Virginia Shaffer
REBEARTH written by Gosha Shapiro
In The Silence written by Kristi Simkins
Emily written by Kristi Simkins
Riverment written by Shayla Spann
Mani written by Kansas Starr
JENKEM written by Jeffrey Sutton
The Caller written by Kristel Taylor
The Legend of Angel Creek written by Richard Telesca
Shoes written by Darren Teo
It's... written by Nelson Torres
William Wishes written by Michael Vidler
Twinkie written by Mary Westcott
HOLSTER written by Rebecca Williams Spindler
Final Determination written by Miranda Wilson
The Fucking Tree written by Andrew Wood

Updated: 03/21/2017
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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025
4129778418 (voice)
4129778418 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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