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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

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9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

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Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets.

A Different Screenplay Contest
Congratulations to the 2018 Winners at Universal
2019 Competition opens September 30, 2018.

Due to popular demand we are now adding internal CVR’s direct to writers.

  • The only screenplay contest that connects writers to Industry financiers.
  • Your script can get an offer anytime after you enter even if you don’t win a placement prize.
  • First screenplay contest? That’s okay, our film financiers are looking for new, fresh voices.
  • Earn Film Industry Recognition or Repeat Recognition on the “Hot 100” List.
  • Win an in-person table read on a major studio lot.
  • Gain visibility beyond the reach of your agents.
  • Directly access studio-level film fund and private equity managers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early November 30, 2018 $45 16
Standard January 31, 2019 $55 78
Final June 1, 2019 $65 199
Final June 1, 2019 $65 199

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Notification: July

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Every entrant is read by a qualified buyer, who may elect to option or purchase your script regardless of whether or not your script places in the contest. All winners and the Hot 100 List are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide each season. Your logline and summary will be seen by new potential buyers year after year.

Ten Finalists : receive one-on-one phone consultations with a working film financier working with funds in excess of $150 million USD.

One Table Read Winner : Table read on the lot at Warner, Universal, Paramount, Sony, Fox, or Disney (date and location determined by cast availability, a feature Director and Producer will attend to give notes)

Three Gold Circle Winners : Project will be fully developed and packaged internally, including requests for talent attachments with writer input, full line item budget, CVR and business plan. Project and materials will then be showcased to buyers at film markets during that season domestically and abroad.

Two Silver Lining Winners : $500 each and a personal phone consultation with financier.

One Bronze Winner : $250 and personal phone consultation with financier.

Lucky 7 Genre Category Winners : Personal phone consultation with financier. One winner per category. (Action Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Historical, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense Thriller/Horror)

Television Pilot Winner : $1000 and personal phone consultation with network television Producer. (30 or 60 min Pilot only)

Short Film Winner : $1000 and personal phone consultation with Development Executive.

The Hot 100, compiled from this competition, a list for buyers and financiers around the world of the one-hundred most interesting scripts and their corresponding loglines. All current and previous years winners and The Hot 100 Lists are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide. Your summary and logline will get exposure year after year.

*A synopsis must be included for each entry.

Due to popular demand we are now adding internal CVR’s direct to writers.
CVR's - We are adding something new, you have been asking so often we will now allow direct access to CVR’s (Commercial Viability Ratings). Internally many investor groups, studios, film funds and private equity groups use their own “in-house” system to gauge how they think a project will do in the marketplace and ultimately what likelihood of profit/loss the firm/studio will encounter.

There is no standard format besides being confidential as these reports are similar to documents any business creates when hedging a bet on a new product, stock investment, buying out another business, etc.

With many entries we are asked by the writers: Is my script commercial?

Is it worth it for me to submit to your contest and be seen by investors? And since we began this project as a way for writers to get in front of multiple investors regardless of contest placement, we again thought how to help get writers what they were asking for.

The answer is that at any time before or after entering the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition you may now submit your script for a private CVR.  It is not mandatory you submit to the competition.

Just some of the things you can do with CVR in hand:

Rework the script to make it more commercial.
Make better decisions of when and what contests to enter.
Use it as leverage as you try to get talent, funds, crew attached to your project.
Include it in your package with project one-sheet at markets and festivals.
And more, be creative, it is yours to do with as you please.
Get Your CVR Now by Visiting our website.

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Contact

9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Contact

9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Capital Fund Names Contest Winners

The Capital Fund Screenplay Contest has named their Contest Winners and "Hot 100" for 2018.

Updated: 07/17/2018

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Contact

9000 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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