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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Objective

While it’s no secret that Hollywood loves remakes, sequels and spinoffs, it’s perhaps lesser known that Hollywood loves movies based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923. For example, folk tales, mythology, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, famous historical figures – and the list goes on.

It’s no wonder that Walt Disney Studios has produced over 50 films based on stories in the public domain, including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, The Jungle Book and many more.

Many recent film and TV re-interpretations of public domain stories include: Titanic, Sherlock Holmes, The Crown, The Borgias, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Troy, The Crown, and many more. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early March 31, 2020 $49 41
Final May 31, 2020 $69 102

Notification: September 2nd, 2020

Rules

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Awards

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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

ScreenCraft Names Public Domain Contest Winners

Yellow by Zara Meerza has been selected as the grand prize winner of the inaugural ScreenCraft Public Domain Competition. A pilot set at the end of the 19th century as the bitter rivalry between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst reaches a boiling point and "yellow journalism" is born.

Updated: 10/16/2018

ScreenCraft Names Public Domain Contest Finalists

ScreenCraft has announced the top 10 finalists of their Public Domain Screenplay Contest, a competition that highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

Updated: 10/04/2018

ScreenCraft Announces Public Domain Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2018 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest, which highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

Updated: 08/31/2018

ScreenCraft Names Public Domain Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced the quarterfinalists of the 2018 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest, which highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

Updated: 08/02/2018

ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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