2019 Adapted Screenplay Competition Submissions


Submissions Open: March 1, 2019

Submissions Close: June 23, 2019


Winners & Official Selections announced by: August 15, 2019

Submissions accepted via Film Freeway only.

The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts that feature adapted stories.

Submission Requirements

Accepting feature film screenplays and TV scripts in all genres based on adapted material. Each submission entry requires:

SCREENPLAY or TELEPLAY

Feature screenplays must not exceed 120 pages. Television scripts must not exceed 60 pages.

LOGLINE

A brief description of your script’s story (up to 50 words).

WRITER’S BIO

A Writer’s Bio may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects.


Awards

WINNERS – SHOWCASE

Winning scripts receive

  • “Winner” Recognition Laurel
  • Script listed on the “Film & Script Showcase” page of the website
  • Opportunity to showcase the first 10 pages of your script, along with the logline and writer's bio on the website. (You may opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not want your material or project info available).

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHOWCASE

Official Selections receive

  • An “Official Selection” laurel
  • Script listed on the “Film & Script Showcase” page of the website

    Entry Fees, Deadlines & Selection Announcements

    SUBMISSIONS OPEN: March 1, 2019

    $49 Early Deadline: March 19, 2019

    $59 Regular Deadline: April 23, 2019

    $69 Late Deadline: May 23, 2019

    $79 Extended Deadline / Submissions Close: June 23, 2019

    All deadlines 11:59 pm Pacific Time

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY: September 15, 2019

      Eligibility | Rules

      • Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
      • All entries must be in English.
      • All entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.
      • Submissions are accepted via Film Freeway only.
      • Title Page: Include title, writer’s name, and title and author of source material. Contact information is optional.
      • Scripts must be in standard screenplay format. No exceptions.
      • Both produced and unproduced scripts are eligible.
      • Both represented and non-represented writers are eligible.
      • Teams of writers are eligible.
      • Scripts that have previously won a competition are eligible.
      • Substitutions of corrected pages, revised material, or new drafts, require a new entry and payment.
      • We DO NOT offer deadline extensions.
      • We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts.
      • WE DO NOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVERS, OR DISCOUNTS, OR DEADLINE EXTENSIONS.
      • We DO NOT offer individual feedback on script submissions.
      • All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
      • By submitting a script you confirm that you own the rights to the material submitted.
      • By submitting a script you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.
      • See the FAQs Page for additional information about adapted screenplays.