2019 Diversity Film & Script Showcase Submissions


Submissions Open: February 1, 2019

Submissions Close: May 23, 2019


Winners & Official Selections announced by: August 15, 2019

Submissions accepted via Film Freeway only.

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases films and screenplays that feature one of the following: A PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED or a WOMAN REPRESENTED as a Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Director, Writer, or Producer).

FILMS
The Diversity Film Showcase recognizes and showcases narrative and documentary features and shorts (including web episodes) in ALL genres.

SCRIPTS
The Diversity Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts in all genres.

Submission Requirements

SCRIPTS

Accepting feature film screenplays, shorts and TV scripts in all genres. Script must feature either a person of color represented as a lead character or as a writer or co-writer. Each submission entry require:

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.

FILMS

Accepting narrative and documentary feature films, documentaries, shorts and web series in all genres. Film must feature either a person of color represented as a lead character or filmmaker (director, writer, or producer). 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.

LINK TO TEASER/TRAILER (OPTIONAL)
If you would like to showcase the film’s teaser/trailer video on the website, include the YouTube link that allows the video to be embedded on other sites.


Awards

WINNERS – SHOWCASE

Winning films and scripts receive

  • “Winner” Recognition Laurel
  • Film or Script Script listed on the “Film & Script Showcase” page of the website
  • Script Winners: 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 listed).
  • Filmmaker Winners: Opportunity to showcase your film's teaser/trailer video, logline, and filmmaker bio on the website.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHOWCASE

Official Selections receive

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

    Entry Fees, Deadlines & Selection Announcements

    SUBMISSIONS OPEN: February 1, 2019

    $49 Early Deadline: February 19, 2019

    $59 Regular Deadline: March 19, 2019

    $69 Late Deadline: April 23, 2019

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

    All deadlines 11:59 pm Pacific Time

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY: August 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, writer’s name, and title. Contact information is optional.
      • Scripts must be in standard screenplay format. No exceptions.
      • Script must feature either a person of color represented or a woman represented as a Lead Character or Writer or Co-Writer
      • 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 submitting your script.

      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.
      • Film must feature either a a person of color represented or a female represented as a Lead Character or Filmmaker (director, writer, or producer).
      • 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.