1. Entries must be received by September 30, 2011 using our online
entries must include an original screenplay between 70 and 160 pages, a
completed entry form, a signed release form, a short synopsis (can be
emailed following the entry), and the appropriate entry fee(s). Visa,
MasterCard, and American express are accepted.
3. There is
no limit to the number of screenplays you may enter, but a separate
entry form, a separate release, and required entry fee must accompany
each screenplay. If submitting more than one script, you may enter up
to three at a time using our online form. To enter more than 3, simply
repeat the process and if you enter them on the same day, they will be
eligible for the multiple script discount. The entry fee is calculated
according to the following table:
THERE IS NO LIMIT
TO THE NUMBER OF SCREENPLAYS YOU MAY ENTER.
example, if you submit 2 screenplays on May 1, 2011 at the same
time, the entry fee would be $90. If you would like to submit more than
3 screenplays at one time you may do so with an additional entry fee of
$40 per screenplay.
The reduced value for multiple screenplay
submissions is not valid with any other discount offer.
awards (door prizes) will be drawn at random from screenplay entries
received. You will receive one draw ticket automatically for every
screenplay that you enter. All entries received by May 30, 2011
will be eligible for the early drawing and final drawing. All entries
received by July 31, 2011 (including those received before
May 30, 2011) will be eligible for the final drawing. The door
prizes are a FREE added benefit to your entry. You may enter the
drawings without entering a screenplay in the competition by sending a
#10 self addressed stamped envelope to us requesting a draw entry form.
No purchase of draw tickets is necessary.
prizes will be determined by Flat Shoe Entertainment.
Participants are eligible to win items in both the competition and in
the draw however participants may only win one of any given prize type
(i.e. a person may not win Final Draft software in both the overall
competition and in the draw).
submission must be an original screenplay (no adaptations unless you
have the rights to the work you are adapting) written in the English
language. The screenplay submission must NOT be published, produced,
sold, or under option at the time of submission. Screenplays must be
between 70-160 pages in length. All pages must be numbered, and no
writing is permitted on the spine of the script. Your name should NOT
appear anywhere on the script. Personal information should only be
included on the entry form you submit along with each script.
short synopsis (no more than one page) must be included for each
screenplay you submit. Only the title of your screenplay should appear
on the synopsis. Your name or other personal information should NOT
appear anywhere on the synopsis. The synopsis will NOT be used to judge
the screenplay; it will only assist in our tracking process. Once your
entry has been accepted by our system, an email request for synopsis
will be sent to you.
7. Cash prize
awards for the 2011 screenplay competition will be: $7,000 for first
(plus a $4,000 option against a six figure purchase price - writer is
not obligated to accept this), $2,000 for second, $1,000 for third,
$400 for fourth, $200 for fifth, $150 for sixth, $150 for seventh, $100
for eight, $100 for ninth, and $100 for tenth place.
will be judged based on their submissions.
Individuals from the film and screenwriting industries will judge the
preliminary rounds of the competition. All scripts reaching the
quarterfinals will be re-read and 10 finalists will be selected to be
judged by a panel of industry experts. The quarter finalists will be
posted on our Website and notified in October of 2011. Finalists will be
selected thereafter according to our judges' schedules.
deadline may change depending on the judge's schedules.
will be anonymous. Your name, address, phone number, email (if
available), and title of your screenplay should be included on a cover
page that is NOT attached to the script (this is not necessary in the
case of online entries). Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the
script. Each screenplay will be tracked and judged by a number that we
will assign which will be linked to your personal information to ensure
an impartial process. All judges’
decisions are final.
collaborations are allowed, however, each writers name must be included
on the entry form, and the work must be the sole and exclusive property
of all entrants. In the event that a
collaborative script is judged to be a prize-winning entry and/or the
script submission is awarded a draw prize, the winners are responsible
for division of the prizes awarded.
Flat Shoe Entertainment recommends that you copyright your screenplay
with the library of congress and/or register it with the WGA.
Submitted materials will not be returned.
Make sure to keep a copy
for your records.
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