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Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Vail Film Festival

Contact

PO Box 1620
Vail, CO 81632
970-306-6843 (voice)

Web:
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com
Email:
info@vailfilmfestival.org

Contact: Sean Cross, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
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Objective

The Vail Screenplay Competition is a vehicle for aspiring screenwriters to have their scripts recommended to established film producers, managers, and agents who are actively working at the top level of the film industry.

The Vail Screenplay Competition is a signature program of the Colorado Film Institute, producer of the annual Vail Film Festival, now entering its 19th year. The Colorado Film Institute is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, supported by sponsorships, donors, and grants, including support from Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Past Vail Film Festival special guests include Olivia Wilde, Aaron Paul, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Smith, Michelle Monaghan, Harold Ramis, Zach Braff, Julie Delpy, Jane Seymour, Christina Ricci, Tim Daly, Jesse Eisenberg, Luke Wilson, Allison Janney, Tate Taylor, Josh Lucas, Aya Cash, Michael Imperioli, Sophia Bush, Krysten Ritter, among others. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/19/2022

Notification: May 31, 2020

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The top finalist screenplays will be judged by the following industry executives: FEATURE SCREENPLAY FINALIST JURY
  • Rachel Crouch, Director of Development at Cold Iron Pictures
  • Munika Lay, Vice President, Film at Miramax
  • Josh Marks, Manager at Untitled Entertainment
  • Ashleigh Snead, Partner, Paper Street Pictures
  • Beau Ward, Director of Development at LD Entertainment
TELEVISION PILOT FINALIST JURY
  • Alex Goldstone, Partner, Anonymous Content
  • Adam Kassen, Producer (Shed Media, Warner Brothers)
  • Amanda Klein, Producer (Former SVP, Television at Miramax)
The 1st place Feature Screenplay will be read by established film producers and talent agents, and the 1st place TV Pilot will be read by leading television producers. 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place feature, short, and television screenplay winners will be included in a national press release, and will have their scripts recommended to key decision-makers at leading entertainment companies. All top placing screenplays will also be listed on the Vail Film Festival website as the top placements of the 2022 Vail Screenplay Competition. All semifinalists will have their scripts listed on the Vail Film Festival website.

Vail Film Festival

Contact

PO Box 1620
Vail, CO 81632
970-306-6843 (voice)

Web:
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com
Email:
info@vailfilmfestival.org

Contact: Sean Cross, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
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Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

PO Box 1620
Vail, CO 81632
970-306-6843 (voice)

Web:
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com
Email:
info@vailfilmfestival.org

Contact: Sean Cross, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Vail Film Festival 2008 Screenplay Contest Results

Poe's Second Chance by Nancy Sanders has been named the 1st Place Winner of the 2008 Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

Feature Screenplays:

1st place:
Poe's Second Chance, written by Nancy Sanders.
Disillusioned by the silliness of her own hit TV show, 'Who Do You Think You Were?', creator/producer Eliza Valentine decides to quit...only to hesitate when a man, claiming to have been Edgar Allan Poe, appears on the show and causes her to reevaluate not just her job, but also her love life.



2nd place:
Unnatural Girl, written by Callie Lane.
A young New Zealand writer conquers tragedy and emerges as one of the leading artistes of her day.



3rd place:
The Year of My Nervous Breakdown, written by Darlene Hunt.
The Year of My Nervous Breakdown is a comedic look at loneliness, as a single woman begins househunting and ends up falling in love with and then stalking her realtor.

Short Screenplays:



1st place:
Heart Rate, written by Alan Barkley.
Against orders, a male and female cop enter an abandoned building searching for a cop killer - and start hunting each other.



2nd place:
Bert's Used Cars, written by Greg Rebman.
Buddy Nedermeyer is a used car salesman who has lost the will to sell. When Lou, a smooth criminal, drives onto the lot, Buddy concocts a plan to reenter his own life.

3rd place:
Building Better Pumpkins, written by Will Hicks.
To save his farm, a farmer goes to work for the company that drove him out of business.



Updated: 03/10/2008

Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

PO Box 1620
Vail, CO 81632
970-306-6843 (voice)

Web:
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com
Email:
info@vailfilmfestival.org

Contact: Sean Cross, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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