Montana Screenwriting Competition

Montana Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Whitefish, MT 59937
747-238-0038 (voice)

Web:
http://LiteraSee.com
Email:
MontanaScreenwriting@gmail.com

Contact: Barbara Schiffman, Screenwriting Competition Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Objective

The Montana Screenwriting Competition is eager to find narrative screenplays that demonstrate the exceptional talents and skills of Montana writers &/or highlight the special qualities of Montana locations.

For its 2nd contest season, this Montana-focused writing competition will accept ONLY narrative Feature Film screenplays (no short films, documentary film scripts, teleplays or stageplays). Your screenplay will be reviewed by a judging panel of Montana-based writing professors, Hollywood screenwriting consultants, writer-directors, filmmakers, and other industry experts.

The competition will be open for submissions again beginning in early 2022. It is co-sponsored by the Bigfork Independent Film Festival, Authors of the Flathead, and other film/writing related groups and sponsors. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Final June 1, 2022 $20.00 184

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Notification: October 1, 2022

Rules

PLEASE READ OUR RULES & TERMS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT, ESP. TITLE PAGE INFO (7), FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS (6), AND MONTANA REQUIREMENTS (2).

1) SUBMISSION TYPES & LENGTHS: the Montana Screenwriting Competition accepts only narrative Feature Length screenplays (no short films, documentary scripts, teleplays or stageplays). Feature length screenplay submissions must no less than 90 pages and no longer than 135 pages (for a 90-120 minute film). All genres will be considered (exceptions: sexually explicit content or gratuitous violence).

2) MONTANA-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: (a) Submissions must be written by at least one screenwriter who either currently lives in Montana or has significant Montana connections (via family, previous schooling, etc). If written by a collaborative team, at least one writer must have a connection of this type to Montana. NOTE: screenplays by Montana writers do not need to be set in Montana. -- OR -- (b) If NOT written by a Montana writer, submissions MUST include Montana locations (at least in part) -- special consideration will be given to how the special qualities of Montana locations are utilized and described.

3) MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Writers are welcome to submit more than one screenplay any time before the submission deadline -- but each requires a separate application plus the current non-refundable entry fee (paid at time of submission).

4) ORIGINAL CONTENT: Feature length and short film screenplays must be the original work of the submitting writer(s). If a submitted screenplay is based on another person’s life or copyrighted ideas, characters or storylines without proper permission from the originator, it will be disqualified without refund of submission fees.

5) ONLINE SUBMISSION PROCESS: All submissions must be made online as PDF files. No scripts submitted in other formats or sent by USPS, UPS or Fedex will be accepted. All screenplays will be considered as “complete” once submited; no revisions or updated copies will be accepted.

6) SCREENPLAY FORMATTING: All screenplay pages must be numbered (except the title page) and typed in 12 point Courier font. Screenplays must also be written in English and formatted according to current industry standards (see links to useful articles on screenplay formatting below).

7) TITLE PAGE & WRITER CONTACT INFO: The Title page for each submission should not be numbered (see #3 above) and MUST include: * full screenplay title, * full name(s) of writer(s), * contact info (submitter's email, phone #, writer's website if any).

8) PRIVACY POLICY: While we do not require writer anonymity to be able to review each screenplay, we promise to keep all submitted concepts or ideas confidential. We will announce and publicize info on any semi-final, final and winning screenplays only with their writers' permission.

9) COPYRIGHT & OTHER RIGHTS: Submitting writers retain ALL rights and copyrights to submitted screenplays other than those granted specifically for this competition (see #10 below for more info). Writers are encouraged, however, to copyright their work &/or register screenplays prior to submitting to any contest with the Writers’ Guild of America West: https://www.wgawregistry.org

10) RIGHTS GRANTED TO MTSC: By making your submission, you grant the Montana Screenwriting Competition the right to use your name(s), the screenplay’s title and logline, and any other relevant information about the writer(s) or screenplay in screenwriting competition promotion.

11) OTHER LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF WRITER(S): By submitting your work for consideration to the Montana Screenwriting Competition, you affirm acceptance of full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all writers associated with the project indemnify and hold harmless the Montana Screenwriting Competition and any competition sponsor, representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred in relation to this submission.

Awards

The AWARD PACKAGES for finalists are being revised. Check our FB page and our submission page at FilmFreeway.com (https://filmfreeway.com/BIFFMontanaScreenwritingCompetition) for details in early 2022.

Montana Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Whitefish, MT 59937
747-238-0038 (voice)

Web:
http://LiteraSee.com
Email:
MontanaScreenwriting@gmail.com

Contact: Barbara Schiffman, Screenwriting Competition Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest Comments

You must login to post a comment.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!

Montana Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Whitefish, MT 59937
747-238-0038 (voice)

Web:
http://LiteraSee.com
Email:
MontanaScreenwriting@gmail.com

Contact: Barbara Schiffman, Screenwriting Competition Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Montana Screenwriting Competition Announces Contest Winners

The Montana Screenwriting Competition (MTSC) has announced the results of its contest to honor Montana screenwriters and film scripts that highlight Montana locations. In association with the fourth annual Bigfork Independent Film Festival (BIFF), the first MT Screenwriting Competition received submissions of features and short films between November 2019 and February 2020. [Updated: 04/14/2020]

Interviews

Zero interviews found. If you've finished first, second, or third in this competition, we'd like to interview you.

Montana Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Whitefish, MT 59937
747-238-0038 (voice)

Web:
http://LiteraSee.com
Email:
MontanaScreenwriting@gmail.com

Contact: Barbara Schiffman, Screenwriting Competition Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Submit Report Card

You must login to read or submit report cards.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!