2019 Crime List Submissions


Submissions Open: January 3, 2019

Submissions Close: April 23, 2019


Winners announced by: July 15, 2019

Submissions accepted via Film Freeway only.

The Crime List recognizes an exceptional film, script or book that features a crime story (murder, organized crime, gangsters, fraud / corruption, missing / kidnapped, revenge, heist, etc.)

Submission Requirements

SCRIPTS

The Crime List accepts feature screenplays, short scripts, and television scripts in all genres. Script may be produced, unproduced or optioned. Each submission entry requires:

SCREENPLAY, TELEPLAY or SHORTS

Feature screenplays must not exceed 120 pages. Television scripts must not exceed 60 pages. Short scripts must not exceed 25 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. Bios should be written in the third person.

FILMS

The Crime List 2018 accepts narrative and documentary features and shorts (including web episodes) in all genres. Films may have distribution and be available online. Each submission entry requires:

ONLINE SCREENER & PASSWORD
We accept submissions through FilmFreeway, which allows filmmakers to upload their projects directly to the platform or provide a link with a password to the protected video on Vimeo or YouTube. (Rest-assured, the showcase will maintain the privacy of your screener.)

LOGLINE / SYNOPSIS
A brief description of your film or web series (up to 50 words).

DIRECTOR’S BIO & STATEMENT
A Director’s Bio (may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects), and a Director’s Statement about the film.

WRITER’S BIO & STATEMENT
A Writer’s Bio (may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects), and a Writer’s Statement about the film.

BOOKS / MANUSCRIPTS

The Crime List accepts published books and unpublished manuscripts in all genres. Each submission entry requires:

MANUSCRIPT

Book manuscript submitted in pdf format.

LOGLINE

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

AUTHOR’S BIO

An Author’s Bio may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects. Bios should be written in the third person.

Awards

WINNERS – SHOWCASE

Winning film, script or book/manuscript will receive:

  • “Winner” Recognition Laurel
  • Film, Script or Book/Manuscript listed on the Crime Ink & Cinema website

    Entry Fees, Deadlines & Selection Announcements

    SUBMISSIONS OPEN: January 3, 2019

    $49 Early Deadline: January 23, 2019

    $59 Regular Deadline: February 19, 2019

    $69 Late Deadline: March 19, 2019

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

    All deadlines 11:59 pm Pacific Time

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY: July 15, 2019

      Eligibility | Rules

      SCRIPTS

      • 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 and writer’s name.
      • 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.

      FILMS

      • Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
      • We accept feature films up to 135 minutes in length and short films up to 40 minutes in length (including credits).
      • All entries must be in English. If a film is not in English, it must include English language subtitles.
      • Features, Shorts, and Web Series in ALL genres are accepted.
      • We accept Documentary and Narrative Features, Shorts, and Web Series (including live action and animation).
      • Multiple films are accepted. Each submission requires a separate entry.
      • Films that contain explicit language, violence, and nudity will be accepted. Be sure to indicate if your film contains explicit language, violence, and/or nudity on the entry form.
      • Films that have been produced within the last 5 years are eligible.
      • Films that have previously won a festival are eligible.
      • Films that have distribution are eligible.
      • 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.
      • All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
      • By submitting a film you confirm that you own the rights to the film and material submitted.
      • By submitting a film you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.

      BOOKS/MANUSCRIPTS

      • 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 and writer’s name.
      • Both published and unpublished books/manuscripts are eligible.
      • Both represented and non-represented authors are eligible.
      • Teams of authors are eligible.
      • Books/Manuscripts 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 submissions.
      • All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
      • By submitting a manuscript you confirm that you own the rights to the material submitted.
      • By submitting a manuscript you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.