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

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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)
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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) 49
Late July 19, 2021 $82 (feature); $60 (pilot); $50 (short) 91
Final July 27, 2021 $82 (feature); $60 (pilot); $50 (short) 99

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 Quarterfinalists

The Slamdance Screenwriting Competition has announced their top 100 quarterfinalists for 2011:

Features:
All God's Children by Alex Allston
Appearances by Frederic Richter
Bleeding Kansas by Daniel Frey and Russell Sommer
Blood Red Dawn by Michael Thornton Jr
Bus 77 by Joe Barton and Christianne van Wijk
Dearborn Hotel by Peter Gaffney
Die Mischlinge by Judy Vann
Dinosaur Dreams by David Widdicombe
Flutter by Eric Hueber
Heaven or Bust by Stephen Mack
Karma by Kevin Young
Memo by George Hernandez
Motor City by Matthew Kohnen and Sean Kohnen
Nowhere Road by Lea Nakonechny
Prairie Death Riot by Shale Nelson
Shooting Stars by Michael Vangelas
Storyteller by Brannan Doyle
The Audition by Victoria Augustine
The Beautiful Things by Michael Trozzo
The Non-Believers by Steve Mitchell
Treasure in the Park by John Barlowe and Irin Evers
Trip by Nina Misch
Underwater by Robert Bryant
Welcome to Akron by Stephan Vladimir Bugaj
Who's Afraid of Nazi Zombies by James Robertson


Horror:
19 Floors by Lee Brandt
A Harry Dick Apocalypse by Bill Heller
Annan Road by Christopher Dum
Backwater by Mike Murray
Blood Rush by Scott Patch
Cabin Call by Roberto Marrero
Chateau by Daniel Cerny
Death Wind by Travis Heermann and Jim Pinto
Digging Deeper by Lee Crompton
Feeding the Monster by Paul Hart-Wilden and Asabi Lee
jasper-live.com by Samuel Bartlett
Jug Face by Chad Kinkle
Midnight by Elliot Passantino
Ring Around the Rosie by Mark Tusher
Roundhouse Kick to Hell by Jesse Grce
Second Sight by Christina Casa Usiak
Sodom by Scott F. Butler
Strain by Matthew Tegtmeier and Robert Warzecha
The Fog at Dawn by Eric Garingalao
The Hollow by Will Simmons
The Last Earth Girl Went to Space to Find God by Stuart Creque and Miriam Veiss-Creque
The Scissorwoman by Max Karson
The Starving by Matt Shechmeister and Tim Shechmeister
Thicker Than Blood by Katelyn Morey
Wicked Garden by Christopher Stein


Teleplay:
Alkemia by Nicholas Barton
Archer "Bull Markets" by Greg Goodness
Bomb City, USA by Jon Sajetowski
Breaking Bad "It Works If You Work It" by Eva Taylor
California Dreaming by Mugs Cahill and Diane Lansing
Community Spec "Sex Ed" by Michael Capristo
Dexter "Cop Killer" by Teresa Vilaseca
End of the Earth by Micah Sampson
Fortuna: The Arrival by Annie Sanchez and Michelle Vivaldi
Franny Wright & The Alien Invasion by Mary Haas and Justin Marshall
I'ts Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Adventures of Rat King by Tom Meyer
Jimbo by Matt Lutz
Justified "R & R" by Carlos Cisco
Mad Men "Semper Fi" by Rory Kozoll
New York Noir by David Hudacek
Occult Crime Unit by Michael J. Lee and Tawny Stokes
Parks and Recreation "Drag Queen Bingo" by Carlos Cisco
Residue by Philip Howe
Security by Brian Hurney
Sons of Anarchy "In The Flesh" by Jennifer Cote
The Big Bang Theory "The Copiousness Spectacle" by James Elasmar
The Carnies by Alisha Brophy
The Sociology of Crusaders by Jennifer Ruisch
Three's Company "Date Rape" The Lost Episode by Mickey Blaine
Uncivilized by Adam Aresty


Shorts:
A Mother's Love by Sonya Dunn
A Tree's Roots by Jeff Hendricks
Are you Loathsome Tonight? by John Burdeaux
Common Ground by Lisa Henry
Connection
Date-by-Number by Randi Barnes
Harold's Bad Day by RJ Buckley
He Knows by Stuart Creque
Headphones by Brandon Johnson
If At First You Don't Succeed by Michael Conroy
Lady Luck by Garen Thomas
Last Call at Mac's by Elizabeth Carol Thompson
Lifeline by Joshua Shain
Mind the Envy by Kirsty Waterworth
Mr. Goodman by Thomas Pace
Mr. Phang and the Blood Princess by Derek Prusak
Prescription Happiness by Ryan Strandjord
Promise by Doug Van Bebber
Six Years, Four Months and Twenty Three Days by John Mawson
Starry Starry Night by Rivka Cohen
The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention by Melissa Sweazy
The Great Ghouldini by Ian Johnston
Trespassers by Brian Rawlins
When the Dust Settles by Suleiman Wali
You Killed Her by Brian Meechan


Updated: 09/08/2011

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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