The NFO competition seeks to provide unsold writers a means to hone their craft as writers, get them a proverbial "a foot in the door" into the filmmaking industry, while encouraging the creation of scripts (and hopefully future productions) specific to Nevada.
|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Final||August 31, 2013||$25 (PDF entries)||103|
$25 for PDF submission, $50 for Hardcopy submission.
FREE FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS (2 script limit)
Notification: By year-end, subject to change
Submission period: May 1- August 31, 2013
Visit www.nevadafilm.com for complete rules and guidelines.
The winning script will be eligible for consideration to be pitched to production companies, agents, and managers. Winner will receive a complimentary posting of logline, synopsis and full script on the premier screenwriting marketplace InkTip.com.
In addition, the Writer's Guild of America West (WGAW) has graciously extended the winner membership eligibility into the Independent Writers Caucus.
Winner will also receive two (2) complimentary roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and two (2) complimentary room nights at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. (* restrictions may apply)
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Buddy Baron's BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS has been named the winner of the 2012 Neveda Film Office Screenwriting Competition.
Wolfgang Muchow of Henderson, NV and co-write Seth Grossman have been named the winners of the Nevada Film Office 2011 Screenwriting Competition.
The Nevada Film Office has announced Adam Bellamy's Cover with the Moon as the winner of their 2008 Screenwriting Competition.
In the time it takes a car to be considered “classic,” the Nevada Film Office (NFO) has administered 20 years of its annual screenwriters competition. This contest is the oldest of its kind in the country, and year after year draws talented writers from all over the world.
Elizabeth Appell's Lessons from the Bypsy Camp has been named the winner of teh 2006 Nevaeda Screenwriters Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Elizabeth Appell regarding the Nevada Film Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: Lessons from the Gypsy CampQ: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?
A: I entered because I heard from the grapevine that there were not thousands of submissions and therefore I'd have a chance.
It placed in the following: Third, Pacific Northwest Writers Assn. Finalist, TVWriter.com Semi-Finalist, Writers Network Finalist, Southwest Writers Second, Script Spectacular Semi-Finalist, Page
A: They were fabulous!Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: Not really feedback. Just encouragement to get the script out. They actually sent it to some production companies that requested it.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: I was contacted by a couple of producers and one optioned the script.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: Yes, I have another script I'm submitting to competitions now and I'm working on a new one.Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: I live in northern California. No plans to move. I had a play produced in Los Angeles last year so I hopped a plane to go to some rehearsals. It's easy getting down there and great to be there.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: Yes, a thriller entitled, "A Question of Forgiveness."