Slamdance Screenplay Competition

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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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 Announces 2008 Contest Winners and Finalists

Slamdance has named Neil McGowan's Numbered as their Grand Prize Winner for 2008.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF INDEPENDENT SCREENPLAY AWARD:

NUMBERED (Comedy/Thriller) by: Neil McGowan
Sid Janson, the most normal man on Earth, awakes one morning to find that everyone in the world has a number on their forehead that only he can see. Discovering their meaning leads Sid on a journey towards a better understanding of the world around him.

TOP 9 FINALISTS FROM 2ND TO 10TH PLACE:

GOODMAN'S GARDEN by: Douglas K. Miller (Drama) He got away with murder. Now what?

WANT AND CURIOSITY by: Eric Weller (Drama) Faced with eviction from his apartment, losing his only form of income, as well the introduction of a new possibility to his life he can't help but feel different about, a decidedly indifferent young man for the first time finds ambition and meaning.

HUMAN RESOURCES by: Marissa Jo Cerar (Drama) A biracial adopted woman leaves her lavish life in New York to return to the Midwest and help her blue-collar Caucasian parents save house.

LUCAS DONOVAN by: Keisha Poiro (Comedy) Single mother falls in love with "teen" heartthrob.

MOONBEAM FISHERMAN by: John Dummer (Coming of Age) In the summer of the 1969 moon landing, a teenage boy and an old fisherman learn to deal with loss.

MENDELSSOHN by: Joseph Yuan, Jeannette Manning (Period, Drama) Europe's greatest composer, Felix Mendelssohn, has a secret. His sister co-writes all of his music. The true story of a man whose willingness to sacrifice everything for fame, from his Jewish identity to his sister, comes back to destroy him.

HAIR TODAY by: Dennis Douda (Animation) A lowly flea saves the earth. But, he has to get a balding scientist through a mid-life crisis to do it. Dude it's just hair, not the end of the world. Oh, maybe it is!

CZECHOSLOVAKIA by: Alvin Easter (Drama) On the road with a serial killer.

TRUCKERS VS. BIKERS by: Aaron Granlund and Sean Huet (Action/Thriller) A truck driver seeks revenge on a gang of bikers who left him for dead and stole his rig.

HONORABLE MENTION:

FAUSTA by: Dalisia Mendoza (Drama) Captain Janetta Morales suffers from recurring dreams after an IED detonates beside her vehicle in Iraq. Desperate for answers, she seeks the help of hypnotherapist Mitch Tenoria and discovers a life lived a hundred and fifty years in the past.

FIRE SEASON by: Tim D. Stickler (Drama) Victims of a large forest fire realize what is truly important in life.

REPEAT AFTER ME by: Scott Honea and Josh Sitarz (Drama) A teenage girl flees her dysfunctional family's slumping Las Vegas wedding chapel and sets out to become a venerable magician's assistant at a hotel scheduled for demolition.

SAPNA'S GIFT by: Anthony Dodd (Drama) If Valedictorian Jaime plans to cheat death and attend his high school graduation, he'll need straight A's in his three worst subjects: philosophy, metaphysics, and... girls.

SOMEWHERE BETTER THAN HERE by: Vince Orlando (Drama) Four lost souls trapped by poverty since childhood struggle to create better lives for themselves by any means necessary.





Updated: 10/22/2008

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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