The NFO competition seeks to provide unsold writers a means to hone their craft as writers, get them a proverbial "a foot in the door" into the filmmaking industry, while encouraging the creation of scripts (and hopefully future productions) specific to Nevada.
|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Final||August 31, 2013||$25 (PDF entries)||104|
$25 for PDF submission, $50 for Hardcopy submission.
FREE FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS (2 script limit)
Notification: By year-end, subject to change
Submission period: May 1- August 31, 2013
Visit www.nevadafilm.com for complete rules and guidelines.
The winning script will be eligible for consideration to be pitched to production companies, agents, and managers. Winner will receive a complimentary posting of logline, synopsis and full script on the premier screenwriting marketplace InkTip.com.
In addition, the Writer's Guild of America West (WGAW) has graciously extended the winner membership eligibility into the Independent Writers Caucus.
Winner will also receive two (2) complimentary roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and two (2) complimentary room nights at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. (* restrictions may apply)
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In the time it takes a car to be considered “classic,” the Nevada Film Office (NFO) has administered 20 years of its annual screenwriters competition. This contest is the oldest of its kind in the country, and year after year draws talented writers from all over the world.
The competition is international and open to all unsold writers. Contestants may enter as many scripts as they like. Each script must have a signed release form attached, which can be downloaded from the website, faxed or mailed. The entry fee is $15 per script for Nevada residents, and $30 each for non-residents. Only checks and money orders will be accepted and must be sent with scripts to the Nevada Film Office at 555. E. Washington Ave, Suite 5400, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The submission period is from May 1 to June 30, 2007.
Because it is Nevada’s competition, 75 percent of the locations in the script must be filmable in the state. Only scripts that are typed in industry standard format and between 90 and 130 pages will be accepted. Content must not be pornographic. For judging purposes, each script should have an outer cardstock cover with only the title of the script, and a removable page consisting personal information. All scripts must be 3-hole punched and bound with metal fasteners.
The first, second and third place script winners will be presented with awards and sponsor gifts by the Lieutenant Governor at an annual luncheon. The winning scripts and top ten honorable mentions’ loglines will be sent to production companies willing to read them for potential future projects.
Please visit the Nevada Film Office website for more information and complete contest rules www.nevadafilm.com
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