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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 (1.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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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 (1.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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 (1.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Great Lakes Film Association Announces 2004 Screenplay Winners

David D. DeBord & Kristi K. Sutton's LEGS has been named the winner of the 2004 Great Lakes Film Association screenwriting competition.

Updated: 07/27/2004

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Updated: 01/05/2004

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Ellen Maguire has been announced as the winner of the Great Lakes Film Association screenplay contest for her script, Venus 104.

Updated: 07/17/2002

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Winners will be announced June 28th.

Updated: 06/06/2002

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 (1.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter David DeBord

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

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: "LEGS" A young female professor discovers more than minor abnormalities in the frogs at a peaceful Oregon lake. Meanwhile, resentment between the locals and a retired professor who ended their logging industry simmers as everyone searches for a mysterious creature in the lake.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: The Great Lakes Film Association screenplay contest seemed to be a legitimate event within a sea of questionable operations.

A second contest, the annual Iowa Motion Picture Association awards for screenplays, resulted in a top five award.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Great Lakes seems to be a professionaly administed contest with qualified staff and movie-knowledable judges.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback yet, but anticipate future discussion.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: It's still early. Contest results were announced a few days ago.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: Background: Master's degree in a design profession, but for the past two years, concentration on writing career.

Have written other spec scripts and a spec TV show script. Nothing yet filmed. Several radio plays performed.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: No and no.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: Three to four active scripts always in some phase of development.

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2004