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AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

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1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
1-310-556-9661 (voice)

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Contact: Nicolas Nelle, President

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Objective

The AFC Storytelling International Screenwriting Competition was conceived to promote understanding of African life through screenplays and documentary projects and to create greater international cooperation in bringing African subject matters and locales to the screen.

First held in 1998, this Competition inspired writers from around the world to creatively contribute to a better cultural understanding of Africa. During our test – research periods of this contest, we were very pleased in the quality of entries, which represented an international collection of talent.

AFC has globalized the contest’s objectives to encourage writers around the world to actively participate in its Screenwriting Competition.

Three Categories have been created for writers to compete on namely:

1)- Africa – African Diasporas: Focused on the stories and people of Africa this category seeks projects with a distinctly African point of view that enlightens, challenges and informs the reader. Stories can be set in the past, present or future.

2)- Go Green – Sustainability: This subject matter deals with the growing concerns about the state of the self, our immediate relationships, the environment and our planet. From Sci-fi to factual and fictionalized accounts and, portrayals of a planet gone array, writers are free to explore the impact of man on the world and those who share it.

3)- International – All Stories: This category has no limits on subject matter or content, but simply seeks to reward the most compelling, well crafted stories of our shared humanity from around the world.

Winners will not only receive prizes-they will also receive the full support of the African Film Commission so that these superior film and documentary projects may get the opportunities for production.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

Feature Length Screenplay, Short Screenplay & Documentary Treatment
  1. Submissions must be original, unpublished works in English or French, not optioned or sold prior to the contest deadline. Entry may be adapted from the applicant’s or applicants’ original work. (from any medium). Adaptations of another author’s work (from any medium) is accepted, provided the original author’s permission is submitted in writing with the entry. If the script is based on a true story, historical, contemporary or autobiography, that should be noted on the title page.
  2. All submissions must be typed. Feature length scripts must use industry-accepted standard screenplay format. NON-STANDARD SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  3. APPLICANTS NAME MUST NOT BE WRITTEN ON ANY PART OF THE SCRIPT OR OUTLINE. NAME(S) OF THE WRITER(S) MUST APPEAR ONLY ON THE APPLICATION FORM.
  4. The pages of the feature length script must be consecutively numbered and should be within 90 -120 pages in length.
  5. Short screenplay must be in the US Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format and be between 5 and 10 pages. Non-standard submissions will be disqualified.
  6. Outlines for documentary projects must be numbered and should be 10 – 20 pages. In addition to a description of the project, outlines must include one to two pages on the applicant’s background along with a description of the applicant’s motivation to write on this idea and / or subject matter (why do you want this documentary to be made?).
  7. Documentary projects must be accompanied with an estimated production budget.
  8. In the case of collaborative submissions, the entry form must have one primary contact name. Only one prize will be awarded.
  9. The completed application packet consists of: A completed entry form with original signature; Two copies of the feature length script or documentary project; and A non-refundable entry fee of U.S. Check, Money Order, or International Money Order payable to the African Film Commission

Awards

In each category, Feature Length Screenplay, Short Screenplay and Documentary Treatment winners will be awarded the prizes listed below.

Winners in all categories and the first 10 (ten) semifinalists and finalists will be posted online – AFC website.

Feature Length Screenplay Winner:

  • African Film Commission Award
  • Script will be read by five (5) International film companies
  • Script will be read by three (3) international film Directors
  • Screenplay will be optioned by the African Film Commission
  • Winner will receive $500
  • Detailed coverage of the winning script
  • A one on one consultation with a professional script consultant in order to develop the script for production
  • International Press Release
  • Professional screenwriting software
  • One year subscription to screenwriting magazine
Short Screenplay Winner:
  • African Film Commission Award
  • Screenplay will be read by five (5) film companies
  • Screenplay will be optioned by the African Film Commission
  • Winner will receive $300, to further develop the winning short screenplay
  • Valuable Goods and Services
  • Coverage report with suggested revision
  • International Press Release
  • Professional screenwriting software
  • One year subscription to screenwriting magazine
Documentary Treatment Winner: African Film Commission Award The documentary project will be read by five (5) Production companies The documentary project will be optioned by the African Film Commission Winner will receive $300 to further research the winning project Valuable Goods and Services International Press Release Professional screenwriting software One year subscription to film magazine

AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

Contact

1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
1-310-556-9661 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicolas Nelle, President

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AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

Contact

1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
1-310-556-9661 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicolas Nelle, President

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AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

Contact

1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
1-310-556-9661 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicolas Nelle, President

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