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Praxis Screenplay Competition

Praxis Screenplay Competition


Suite 3305, 149 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver BC Canada V6B 1H4,
604-268-7880 (voice)
604-268-7882 (fax)


Contact: Michael Boucher, Program Manager

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Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is a non-profit organization devoted to the professional development of Canadian screenwriters and filmmakers. Located in Vancouver, Canada, we serve to support and stimulate the production of innovative Canadian feature films though screenplay and screenwriter development. We run the compeition twice a year, with deadlines of June 30th and Dec. 1st.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/22/2012

Notification: Approx. two months following deadline.


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From each competition we select 4 - 6 scripts to be workshopped with a veteran story editor or screenwriter.

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News: Praxis Screenplay Competition

Praxis Fall 2006 Winners Announced

Of 62 submissions our jury selected the following six finalists:

Mahoumoud Abdel-Hai's screenplay entitled Souls - a riveting exploration of humanity as three opposing soldiers face-off with one another during the Iraq invasion. Each must choose between life and death, war and peace.

Ita Margalit's The Junk Drawer - a wildly chaotic adventure of real life and animated proportions where Henry recently orphaned, tries to hold onto order in a newly adopted family, only to be further undermined by a sinister junk drawer that sucks him in one night to face his greatest fears.

Keith Loh's Lakehead - At the height of Prohibition a group of mobsters flee into exile in a Southern Manitoba town while a gang war rages in America. Urged to rejoin the war, Frank Marsh must now decide if he wants to embrace a new way of life and escape his violent history.

Leanne Baugh-Peterson's Blue Sense - a supernatural murder mystery set in a Hutterite community where suspects and spirituality become inextricably entwined.

Brad Duncan's Shooting Germans - the journey of two life-long friends in the '70's who head south in search of life, love and Janis Joplin.

Lisa Purves's Pride No More - a poignant drama exploring human emotions and adaptability when a headstrong teacher is suddenly forced to give up her independence.

Updated: 12/21/2006
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