The winner will receive up to $10,000 to fund production of the winning short. The amount will be completely determined by the budget requested by the writer, and not by the contest. The $10,000 will be paid to the writer directly and can be used toward the budget of the film however the filmmakers see fit. The prize money will be paid in installments as the production of the film progresses.
The WeScreenplay Shorts Screenwriting Competition's mission is to provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means to turn their amazing short scripts into short films. The large budget of the contest will be used to cover the budget of the short film as determined by the creators of the film, not by the contest.
Grand Prize - Cash Prize of up to $10,000 based on budget request and
Quarter-Finalists - March 20th, 2017
Semi-Finalists - April 20th, 2017
Finalists - May 20th, 2017
Winners - June 20th, 2017
WeScreenplay is an industry leader in writer feedback, providing thorough and affordable script coverage to writers around the world. For an additional fee, you can upgrade your contest submission and receive additional feedback on your screenplay. The additional feedback is returned to the writer within 3 weeks. You'll also receive a $15 coupon code for resubmitting the script once it's touched up if you so choose.
Add 1-2 pages of a judge's thoughts and notes for just $29.
5 pages of detailed notes, including
Character, Plot, Structure, Dialogue, and Concept Analysis
Normally a $69 value!
Everything from the Basic Coverage plus
a 2-3 page synopsis to show how your plot points are perceived
Normally a $99 value!
If you have already uploaded your script to Film Freeway or Without-a-Box and prefer to submit through either one of those platforms, please follow either of the links below.
You can contact us with anything related to script coverage or this contest and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.
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