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Screenplay Competition


Welcome to the Yosemite International Film Festival Screenplay Competition. We are currently accepting feature and short length screenplay entries.


Grand Prize Winners

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
10 Official Finalists

Short Script Contest

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
10 Official Finalists


Television Writing Contest

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
10 Official Finalists

 

Deadlines

Early Deadline January 20, 2018
Regular Deadline April 20, 2018
Late Deadline July 20, 2018
Extended Deadline September 15, 2018

Fees (by deadlines)

Early Deadline $30
Regular Deadline $35
Late Deadline $40
Extended Deadline $50

* Short Screenplays are under 50 pages. Feature Screenplays are over 50 pages.


Rules

Entrants (you) retain all rights to any sceenplays you submit to our competition.

We will not share your screenplay or personal contact information with any third party aside form our judges.

You may submit multiple entries; each screenplay submitted must include its own separate entry form and entry fee.

Screenplays should be in standard screenplay format and should be no longer than 180 pages.

Short screenplays (under 50 pages) are accepted.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry and fee.

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries, however, may be adapted from the applicant’s own work which should be noted on the entry form.

Script materials will not be returned.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

Once the Judges have concluded the judging process, winners are announced publicly on our official website and through various promotional channels targeting the film and entertainment industry.

The Festival kindly asks that any awards won be mentioned in the projects' promotional materials, although it is not a requirement.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Yosemite International Film Festival.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

Yosemite International Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

By submitting your film or screenplay to the Yosemite International Film Festival you agree that you have read, accept, will abide by all rules and regulations.