American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

American Zoetrope

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415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

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Contact: Manjula Martin

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Objective

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/01/2020

Notification: The winner and nine honorable mentions will be contacted directly by American Zoetrope via email on or before December 15, 2020.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The winner of the competition will receive the grand prize of $5,000.

The winner and nine honorable-mentions will be considered for representation by select agencies and their scripts will be considered for film option and development by leading production companies, including:American Zoetrope, Anonymous Content, Cats & Dogs Productions, Double Hope Films, Forward Movement (an ARRAY Company), Fox Searchlight, The Gersh Agency, Groundswell Productions, Icon Films, IFC Films, Jean Doumanian Productions, Lionsgate, LIT Entertainment Group, Lleju Productions, Number 9 Films, Oasis Media Group, Pretty Pictures Productions, Robert Evans, Roserock Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Verisimilitude, William Morris Endeavor, and Working Title Films.

American Zoetrope

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916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

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Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
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Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

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Contest News

American Zoetrope Announces Contest Results

New York-based writer/director (and frequent Moviebytes visitor) Jake Cashill was named the Grand Prize winner in the First Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest, which he found out about on Moviebytes.

Jake's script, THE FERGUS CYCLE, was one of 2186 entries, the top ten of which were read and judged by Francis Ford Coppola himself.

THE FERGUS CYCLE is the story of a first-century Irish weakling whose pluck and guile help him thwart the Roman conquest of Ireland. It's a mystical, magical "answer" as to why Rome was never able to conquer Ireland as they were the rest of the known world.




From 2186 entries, Judge Francis Ford Coppola honored the following screenplays:

Grand Prize-Winner:
THE FERGUS CYCLE by Jake Kearns Cashill

Top Ten Finalists:
FLYING AWAY by John D. Chernesky
SIMON OF LOS ANGELES by Jesse Robert Harper
THE COLLECTOR’S CORNER by Kyle R. Heidenreich
AMERICAN AMORE! by Robert Stephen Horvath
MR. GALLINI’S GARAGE by Lisa Diana Shapiro
THE WEATHER SOMEWHERE ELSE by Laura Suau
SILVER WINGS by Cynthia Webb
THE GRAPE ARBOR by Cynthia Webb
A WOMAN BY ANY OTHER NAME by Tracy Wheeler
SEVEN DAYS ONE SUMMER by Annie White Owl



The Grand Prize-Winner receives $5,000 and his screenplay, along with those of the Top Ten Finalists, will be considered for film option and development by American Zoetrope and for representation by ICM, UTA, Paradigm, and The Firm. The Winner and Finalists also receive the latest installment of screenwriting software from Final Draft, Version 7.

Updated: 02/28/2004

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
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