Houston International Sports Film Festival Screenplay Championship

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Objective

Sports stories inspire audiences with hope for success in a world full of endless challenges. As the world could always use more hope, the Sports Script Championship, presented by Houston International Sports Film Fest and Event Horizon Films, works to drive more attention to sports stories in Hollywood by recognizing the unsung writers of these inspiring scripts.

In true sports fashion, advancing scripts will go head to head in a tournament bracket until one writer is named champion. The earlier the submission, the higher the seed.

From sports bio-pics and sports family to sports comedy and sports drama, the Sports Script Championship is now accepting shorts, pilots and feature screenplays that involve any sports setting, athlete or competitive event. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/02/2021

Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only, between the dates provided for each competition.
  • Entry fees will vary depending on each competition. Please review the fees and dates of the competition via the submission page.
  • Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback after an entry is submitted will not be accepted.
  • Feature screenplays must be a minimum of 75 pages and a maximum of 150 pages. Short screenplays must be a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 35 pages. Thirty minute pilots have a max page count of 35. One Hour pilots have a max page count of 65.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Central Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
  • Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will be allowed for a limited time with resubmission through Event Horizon Films. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
  • Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required.
  • All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.

Awards

First Place:
  • Professional Sports Tickets
  • Autographed Sports Script
  • Professional Consultation
  • ISA Connect
  • Gold Medal
  • Tickets to Festival
Second Place:
  • Autographed Sports Script
  • Professional Consultation
  • ISA Connect
  • Silver Medal
  • Tickets to Festival
Third Place:
  • Bronze Medal
  • ISA Connect
  • Tickets to Festival

Houston International Sports

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Contest News

Houston International Sports Fest Names Contest Winners

Houston International Sports Film Festival, one of few film festivals in the world dedicated to sports, announced the winner for its Sports Script Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films:

Gold: Blue Ball by Bruce Dundore

When the baseball slugging grandson of an aging Italian gang leader falls in love with a daughter of the rival Irish gang leader, he suggests the two gangs break Sunday blue laws and play a game to avert all-out war, but when the Irish recruit Ty Cobb, the Italians know they’re sunk, until they convince the young Babe Ruth to play for them.

Silver: Hail Mary by Stan Williamson

Named by her father after a football pass with little chance of success, a quick-witted former pro beach volleyball player takes on the exclusive boys club of professional sports by becoming an aggressive sports agent/attorney.

Bronze: The Color of the Puck by Mark Golik

Amidst the backdrop of the American civil rights movement, Canadian Willie O'Ree overcomes racial prejudice and a career-threatening injury to become "the Jackie Robinson of hockey," the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League.

In true sports fashion, advancing writers witnessed their scripts go head to head in a tournament bracket until one story was named champion (see attachment) at the award ceremony, held at Discovery Green on June 6, 2021.

Houston International Sports Film Festival is on a mission to provide emerging filmmakers with a platform to launch and make a positive impact in people’s lives through the power of film. HISFF looks for stories that go beyond the field and show the relationship between sports and life. The Screenplay Championship works to drive more attention to sports stories by recognizing the unsung writers of these inspiring scripts.The Screenplay Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films, is different from other competitions because it provides real world critique from readers at professional rep companies, offers unique sports-themed prizes and focuses solely on sports stories.

Updated: 06/10/2021

Houston International Sports Film Festival Screenplay Championship

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