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AURA Screenwriter Awards

Aura Screenwriter Awards

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Email: aura.awards@gmail.com

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Objective

Welcome to the Aura Screenwriter Awards! Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. We offer cash awards and competitive entry fees!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 11/27/2015

Notification: Quarter-finalists December 6, 2015; Semi-finalists December 13, 2015; Finalists December 20, 2015; Winners December 27, 2015.

Rules

Submission Guidelines
  • Submit a PDF (under 5 MB) of your screenplay. The competition does not accept any other file type. Hard copy submissions are not accepted.
  • We do not accept Final Draft (.fdx or .fdr), Word (.doc or .docx), Movie Magic, or any other formats. PDF only.
  • Do not put your name or any other identifying information on the title page or on any other page. Our judging process is anonymous.
  • The title page should only have the title of the screenplay. Short films may have credits.
  • Screenplays must be in English, formatted in 12-point courier font.
  • Please do not manipulate the screenplay formatting in order to meet the required page count. As a standard rule, 1.5” left, 1” right and 1” top and bottom dimensions are acceptable.
  • Screenplays with manipulated formatting will be disqualified. Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  • Pages must be numbered. Before you submit your script, please check to make sure there are no missing or duplicated pages.
  • The Aura Screenwriter Awards is not responsible for screenplays stolen or lost in transit or non-working URLs to online screeners of submitted short films.
  • Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts or re-edited short films be accepted once you have submitted your entry.
  • Submitted material will not be returned. Entry fees will not be returned under any circumstances.
  • It is recommended that you register your script or short film with the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest; however, all scripts must be submitted in English and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
  • Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  • Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.
Rules
  • Collaborative work is accepted. In the event a winning screenplay/short film has multiple writers, the cash prize will be sent to the contact person listed at the time of submission. It is the responsibility of the contact person to divide and distribute the cash prize with the other writers.
  • Screenwriters/filmmakers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older. Effective as of the date of submission, each writer or writing team may not have earned more than $75,000 or the foreign equivalent (jointly or individually) for work as a screenwriter and/or fictional television writer.
  • Screenplays submitted to the competition must NOT have been previously optioned, purchased, or produced at the time of entry.
  • The Aura Screenwriter Awards and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions during the judging process. Short films entries must have a working URL to the online screener. Passwords may be provided in the comments section at submission.
  • To enter the Aura Screenwriter Awards, you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.
  • Screenplays or short films submitted to the competition must not have received awards from other competitions over $35,000 at the time of entry.
  • All judging decisions are final and may not be disputed. Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  • Employees of the Aura Screenwriter Awards and their immediate families are not eligible, nor are any competition judges and their immediate families.
  • Entries must be transmitted electronically on or before midnight Pacific Standard Time on the deadline in order to qualify for that entry rate. Any submissions transmitted after the Final Deadline will be disqualified.
  • The rights to the submitted screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.
  • Screenplay submissions must be the original work of the applicant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the writer does not have rights, excepting those works that are in the public domain.
  • Cash prizes will be paid via PayPal. Winners will need to have a PayPal account and valid email address.

Awards

AURA Screenwriter Award
Winner of the AURA Screenwriter Award will be selected from the Gold Award winners and receives a $1,000 cash prize. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards will be given in each screenwriter category.

AURA Filmmaker Award
Winner of the AURA Filmmaker Award will be the Gold Award winner and will receive a $500 cash prize. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards will be awarded in the filmmaker category and each film will be promoted on our website.

Aura Screenwriter Awards

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: aura.awards@gmail.com

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
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Aura Screenwriter Awards

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: aura.awards@gmail.com

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
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Contest News

Aura Names 2015 Contest Winners

The AURA Screenwriter Awards has announced the winners of the 2015 competition in the Feature Screenplay, Original TV Pilot, and Short Screenplay categories.

AURA SCREENWRITER AWARD (TIE)

Jake and Maddy Save Christmas
E. Kent Eichbauer

John
Barry Pagel

FEATURE SCREENPLAY

Gold Award
Jake and Maddy Save Christmas
E. Kent Eichbauer

Silver Award
The Faergrowe Principle
Phil Williams

Bronze Award
The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
Timothy Melkus

SHORT SCREENPLAYS

Gold Award
Becoming Lana Liu
David Schroeder

Silver Award
Common Cents
Christopher Ballard

Bronze Award
The Boy Who Was Raised By Stars
Amanda Richardson

ORIGINAL TV PILOTS

Gold Award
John
Barry Pagel

Silver Award
Hell Hound: The Legend of Robert Johnson
Giancarlo Fusi

Bronze Award
HI Conflict
Stacy Fukuhara-Barclay
& Robert Barclay

EXISTING SERIES TV SPECS

Gold Award
The Americans: The Engineer
Susan Hippen

Silver Award
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Accident
David Schroeder

Bronze Award
Modern Family: Frozen Fools in April
Kimberly Grimes

Updated: 04/12/2016
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Aura Screenwriter Awards

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: aura.awards@gmail.com

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Giancarlo Fusi

An interview with screenwriter Giancarlo Fusi regarding the Aura Screenwriter Awards Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/27/2016
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