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Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

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5148 Peach Street #340
Erie, PA 16509
814-873-5069 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven M. Opsanic, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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Objective

The Great Lakes Scriptwriting Competition is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need. Each year numerous agencies contact us about our winning scripts.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

Any genre considered

Script must be original work of the author.

Multiple authorship is allowed. If the script wins, the prize will be divided by the writers.

Multiple entries are allowed, but each entry must be accompanied by their own completed entry form and their own appropriate entry fee.

No corrected pages or additional pages will be accepted after the script has been entered.

Any genre considered.

Script Guidelines

  • Submitted Scripts must be in English.
  • Do not send originals, scripts will not be returned.
  • Scripts must be in industry standard format and bound with 2 or 3 brads unless submitted electronically as an Adobe PDF or Word File.
  • Body pages must be correctly numbered.
  • Script title page should only contain name of screenplay.
  • Must be on white paper.
  • Covers must be card stock.
Teleplay Rules:

  • Teleplays must be original material. We will not accept spec scripts for existing shows, treatments or reality television pilots.
  • Teleplays must be hour or half-hour or one hour pilots. Additional material will not be read or considered.
  • Teleplays must not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced.
Script Length:
  • Feature Length scripts 70 pages or more
  • Shorts length scripts 69 pages or less
  • Teleplay Feature Length scripts no more than 60 pages
  • Teleplay Short Length Scripts no more than 30 pages
  • Stage Play Full Length scripts 50 pages or more
  • Stage Play Short Length Scripts 49 pages or less

Awards

Prizes for the winning script will include cash award of $1,000.00 The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration.

Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Contact

5148 Peach Street #340
Erie, PA 16509
814-873-5069 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven M. Opsanic, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Contact

5148 Peach Street #340
Erie, PA 16509
814-873-5069 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven M. Opsanic, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Virginia Film Institute 2003 Screenplay Competition Call for Entries

Edinboro, PA. - The 2nd Annual Virginia Film Institute Screenplay Competition has officially opened its Call for Entries, accepting submissions of feature length screenplays of any genre. The early submission deadline is January 31, 2003 and the final deadline is February 28, 2003. The annual screenplay competition is a way for new and veteran screenwriters to possibly get the break they need. After our first competition numerous agencies contacted us about our winning screenplays.

Entry forms and application information are available from the Virginia Film Institute website at: www.vafilminstitute.org. The Virginia Film Institute 2003 Screenplay contest will accept work of all genre, feature length, and industry standard format.

This year we have made it even easier for you to submit your screenplay to our competition, check the Entry forms on the website for more information.

Prizes for the winning screenplay will include $500 cash, 2 complete passes for the 2003 VFI Film Festival ($300 value), and 2 nights accommodations for you and a guest at the 2003 VFI Film Festival, where you will be honored on awards nights.

In addition to the competition itself, the Virginia Film Institute also has an annual Independent Film Festival during the fall in the town of Blacksburg, VA, a very active website www.vafilminstitute.org, and workshops. For more information on Virginia Film Institute activities, please refer to the website.

Updated: 11/21/2002
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Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Contact

5148 Peach Street #340
Erie, PA 16509
814-873-5069 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Steven M. Opsanic, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter David DeBord

An interview with screenwriter David DeBord regarding the Great Lakes Writing Competition.

Updated: 07/27/2004
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