Adapted Screenplay Competition | 2018


Submissions Open: March 15, 2018

Submissions Close: May 19, 2018


Winners & Official Selections announced by: August 15, 2018

Submissions accepted via Film Freeway only.

The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts that feature adapted stories, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

All script entries receive a script listing with the project logline on a custom page of the website for 3 months. (You may opt out of receiving this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish to make your logline and contact info available.)

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.

Benefits Included with Your Submissions

SCRIPT SHOWCASE

A custom project page on the website for 3 months to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents. Includes:

  • Logline Listing
  • Writer Bio
  • Contact Email or Website or IMDb Profile Link

You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

Awards

WINNERS – SHOWCASE

Winning scripts receive

  • “Winner” Recognition Laurel
  • Script listed on the “Winners & Official Selections” page of the website
  • Opportunity to showcase the first 10 pages of your script for 3 months on a custom project page of the website for development executives, producers, and others to access. (You may opt-out of this award on the entry form if you do not want development executives, producers, and others to have access to your material or contact info).

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHOWCASE

All scripts not classified as winners receive

  • An “Official Selection” laurel
  • Script listed on the “Winners & Official Selections” page of the website

    Entry Fees, Deadlines & Selection Announcements

    SUBMISSIONS OPEN: March 15, 2018

    $53 Early Deadline: March 31, 2018

    $59 Regular Deadline: April 15, 2018

    $69 Late Deadline: April 29, 2018

    $79 Extended Deadline / Submissions Close: May 19, 2018

    All deadlines 11:59 pm Pacific Time

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY: August 15, 2018 

      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.