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Writers and Filmmakers

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Objective

Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate.

The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script!

The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. No need for connections to get accepted into the festival. You are the judge! If you are a writer, you want the best filmmaker. If you are a filmmaker you want the best script! Writers can't judge writers. Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers.

Visit www.writersandfilmmakers.com to enter now. Pay only when the competition starts (That way we are not holding your money). Approximately 500 writers and 500 filmmakers can enter. Imagine competing with only 500 people. TIFF and Sundance had over 15,000 submissions last year. We don’t have a fixed deadline - when we hit 1000 entries we will begin shortly after. Show your commitment!

The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.

Why do we say “up to”? Because you only pay when the competition starts, we recognize that some people will sign up but not commit. So we have to go on without them!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Final February 28, 2018 $100 features;$50 shorts 99

Rules

  1. Writers will adhere to contest instructions, FAQ’S, rules, guidelines and regulations.
  2. Writers will evaluate all assigned films based on five (5) categories: (1) Directing, (2) Cinematography, (3) Editing, (4) Audio and (5) Production Design.
  3. Writers will not evaluate films based on script, plot, dialogue or story structure.
  4. Writers will judge all films assigned to them within the time frame provided. Failure to judge all films assigned to them may result in their disqualification.
  5. Writers will create (4) four multiple-choice questions with answers about their script for filmmakers to answer. Filmmakers will answer these (4) four multiple-choice questions upon completion of reading said assigned script.
  6. Writers must demonstrate they have watched all the content assigned to them by correctly answering multiple-choice questions written by the filmmaker(s).
  7. Failure to correctly answer all multiple-choice questions of all assigned work may result in disqualification.
  8. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older effective as of the date of submission, or have parental consent and must fill out a waiver. Please e-mail us at info@writersandfilmmakers.com.
  9. Writers may reside in any country.
  10. All scripts must be submitted in English.
  11. Entry fees and taxes (if you reside in Canada) must be paid online in U.S. or Canadian dollars.
  12. Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and may not be encumbered by any third party. Scripts that have been sold, produced, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  13. Entries must be original screenplays. Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible.
  14. Adaptations of books, plays, or other source material written by another author are not eligible unless the work is in the public domain.
  15. Scripts adapted from your own self-published books, plays, or other source material are eligible if you have retained all ownership and rights to your work.
  16. Once a script has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee and applicable taxes (if needed).
  17. Writers who advance to the Final Round (top 10 scripts) of competition will have the opportunity to submit a revised draft of their script for the Final Round of judging by the winning filmmaker.
  18. All script submissions must be electronically uploaded in PDF in the appropriate screenwriting format. The contest and its administrators are not responsible for submissions that are damaged or not properly uploaded or formatted.
  19. Decisions of the winning filmmaker are final and may not be disputed.
  20. The contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the writer(s) or filmmaker(s).
  21. If your script is chosen by the winning filmmaker, the writer forgoes the right to refuse the selling of their script to the winning filmmaker for the agreed upon amount.
  22. The contest and its administrators are not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the filmmaker or writer.
  23. Any promises, debts, obligations, agreements or encumbrances sustained or acquired by the winning writer or any writer, are not the emotional or financial responsibility of Writersandfilmmakers.com.
  24. All scripts submitted must be registered.
Please see website for script guidelines.

Awards

Features: Up to $20,000 for the writer and $50,000 for the filmmaker to shoot your script if chosenby the winning filmmaker!

Short: Up to $10,000 for the writer and $25,000 for the filmmaker to shoot your script if chosen by the winning filmmaker!

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Contest News

Writers and Filmmakers Competition Names Winning Script

Filmmaker Shekhar Bassi, named the winner of the Writers and Filmmakers Competition for his film, "NO LOVE LOST", has selected The Invention, by Dennis Hennessey, as the winning screenplay.

"Having read all the top ten screenplays, I chose The Invention as the winner," said Bassi. "All the selected screenplays offered some beautiful moments. They also offered some challenges for a director to sink his/her teeth into."

"For me, The Invention felt more well-rounded in its approach to storytelling. Though the narrative is dialogue heavy, I feel it has the potential to be leaner and allow for a visual short film. The Invention is not as stylised as some of the other screenplays."

"Its story has the structure other scripts lacked. Hence allowing for character development and tightening of the plot. Apart from the challenges in the story and plot, I do see challenges to the shooting of the film. Challenges such as some CGI elements and some old school special effects."

"Being a screenwriter myself I know we want our screenplays realised. To that end we often write in a way that would make it easy and cheap to shoot but only a few stories lend themselves to that. In the end, we are visual storytellers and our stories cannot do without some visual elements."

Updated: 05/17/2016
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