Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Slamdance

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5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Objective

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and nurturing emerging screenwriters. Since 1995, the competition has established a strong track record for introducing writers to members of the entertainment industry who have gone on to produce, option and represent submitted work. Like the Film Festival, the Screenplay Competition is a place for new, bold, and raw voices. We are looking for scripts that take risks, refuse compromise, and go places where Hollywood hacks fear to tread.

This year, in addition to our regular prizes, we are introducing the inaugural Slamdance Screenplay Mentorship Award. Slamdance loves finding diamonds in the rough. We read many amazing scripts that— with some polish and finishing—could be finalist contenders and stand a better chance of getting produced. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early April 5, 2021 $57 (feature); $40 (pilot); $30 (short)
Regular June 7, 2021 $67 (feature); $50 (pilot); $40 (short) 48
Late July 19, 2021 $82 (feature); $60 (pilot); $50 (short) 90
Final July 27, 2021 $82 (feature); $60 (pilot); $50 (short) 98

See website for other TV pilot and short script entry fees. Every entrant will receive short feedback from one of our readers. It will include a genre suggestion, a logline, and a paragraph outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay. The goal of the feedback is to provide you with short & sweet constructive criticism of your work. A full coverage service is available for an additional fee.

Notification:

  • QUARTER-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED September 21, 2021
  • SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED September 28, 2021
  • TOP 12 ANNOUNCED October 4, 2021
  • WGAW AWARDS PARTY October 14, 2021

Rules

Please visit website for rules and guidelines.

Awards

  • A total of $16,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners this year.
  • The Grand Prize winner will receive $8,000 in cash.
  • The winners of the Feature, Horror, TV Pilot, and Short categories will each receive $2,000 in cash.
  • The top three screenwriters in each category will receive prize packages that include Festival Passes good for all screenings and parties at the next Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
  • The top three screenwriters in the Feature and Horror category are eligible for membership in the Writers Guild of America’s Independent Writers Caucus.
  • The winning Horror and Feature screenplays will receive $2,500 in legal services from Pierce Law Group, LLP.
  • The top three screenwriters in each category will be included in the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival program which is distributed to industry professionals in Park City and year round.
  • One entry from the competition will be awarded the Slamdance Screenplay Mentorship Award, consisting of personal mentorship through Slamdance's alumni network and screenwriting consultants. Including: An in-depth coverage report, an action plan for next draft development, further review of subsequent drafts, support in preparing a pitch deck, and best efforts in helping get the finished work produced through Slamdance's alumni network.
  • Production companies, studios, top agencies and managers request to read our top scripts each year.

Slamdance

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Slamdance 99K Feature Project Set for April 22nd & 23rd

Don’t Ask For Permission – How to Make a Successful Independent Film

Slamdance’s first 99K Feature Project is open to all aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters that want insight into the world of independent filmmaking from over 40 practicing filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, writer/directors and industry professionals. The 99K Feature Project will take place Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd at the Village (1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038).

99K Feature Project participants will spend two days with Slamdance in ten panels learning how independent films are made outside the studio system. Panels will cover everything involved in a low budget production, from concept to financing and alternative distribution.

“Don’t ask for permission. Get down to earth and learn how to make a successful independent film from our experts in the low-no budget realm of independent filmmaking” states Slamdance President and Co-Founder Peter Baxter.

Panelists include authorities on independent filmmaking: Nicole Arbusto (Casting Director), Pete Ballard (Lab 601), Peter Baxter (Slamdance, Cofounder/President), Richard Bever (Andrew Lauren Productions, VP of Development & Production), Jim Corbett (Mix Magic), Jeremy Coon (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang), Ben Cote (DivX), Mickey Cottrell (Inclusive PR), Eric D'Arbellof (Roadside Attractions), Sarah Diamond (Slamdance, Director of Programming), Kevin Di Novis (Writer/Director, Surrender Dorothy, Death & Texas), Samuel Engelbart (Executive Vice President, 7ate9 Entertainment & Artfire Films), Paul Federbush (Warner Independent, Sr. VP Production & Acquisitions), Christian Gaines (AFI, Director of Programming), Micah Green (CAA), Stephen Gutwillig (Outfest, Executive Director), Jenny Hinkey (Line Producer, Neo Ned, Death & Texas), Stephen Israel (Producer, Swimming with Sharks, Death & Texas, Boy Culture), Meredith Kadlec (Here!TV, Regent Entertainment), Hal "Corky" Kessler (Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd.), Julian Krainin (Producer, Quiz Show, Something the Lord Made, 3-time Peabody award winner), John Manulis (Visionbox Media Group), Dan Mirvish (Slamdance Cofounder, Director, Open House), Joe Neulight (Co-Founder & President, Withoutabox ), Linda Phillips Palo (Casting Director, The Rainmaker, The Virgin Suicides, Death & Texas), Howard A. Rodman (Professor and Chair Division of Writing, USC School of Cinema-Television), John Stoddard (Slamdance, Screenplay Competition Director), Heidi Van Lier (Writer/Director, Chi Girl, Monday), Wash Westmoreland (Director, Quinceanera, The Fluffer), Steven J. Wolfe (Producer, Twin Falls Idaho, Beautiful Loser)

In addition to the ten panels, the 99K Feature Project will host nightly receptions and screenings of Slamdance 2006 Feature Films:

• April 22nd (7-9pm) "THE OTHER SIDE" Directed & Written by Gregg Bishop

• April 23rd (7-9pm) "NEO NED" Directed by Van Fischer, Written by Tim Boughn

For more information, pricing, to attend please visit www.slamdance.com/99k e-mail 99k@slamdance.com or call 323-466-1786.

Updated: 04/13/2006

Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Contact

5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-1786 (voice)
323-466-1784 (fax)

Web:
http://www.slamdance.com
Email:
submissions@slamdance.com

Contact: Clementine Leger , Festival Manager

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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