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Deadline: September 30, 2017! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2017

28 September 2017

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!

THE DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is international, and open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write short story, 5 pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Genres: fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction. Multiple poem and short story entries are accepted. (www.dreamquestone.com)

Postmarked deadline: All entries must be submitted by:

September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM – Central Standard Time (CST)

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500;

Second: $250; Third: $100.

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Poetry First Prize: $250;

Second: $125;

Third: $50.

All contest winners works will be published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on November 12, 2017.

Entry fees: $10 per story, $5 per poem.

To send entries by mail: Include title of poem(s) or stori(es), name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself) on the coversheet; add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation.

Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to: Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

 

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter now!

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Last call: 7th Annual Oaxaca FilmFest –

20 May 2016

 • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Narrative
In order to qualify as a Feature Narrative Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction with a running time of 60 minutes or more.

Only films that are Mexican Premieres are eligible for this category. If your film has been released via any home video outlet or broadcast on TV or the Internet in its entirety, it is NOT eligible for submission. Films that have been released theatrically are not eligible for submission.
*Animated, experimental, and “mockumentary” projects MAY be entered into this category for consideration.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, favor de escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com. Gracias !
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com

Feature Documentary
In order to qualify as a Feature Documentary Film, the submitted project must be non-fiction and with a running time of 60 or more. Only films that are Mexican Premieres are eligible for this category. If your film has been released via any home video outlet or broadcast on TV or the Internet in its entirety, it is NOT eligible for submission. Films that have been released theatrically are not eligible for submission.
*If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project,

Para calificar como un Largometraje Documental, el proyecto presentado debe ser de no-ficción , y con una duración de 60 minutos o más. Si su película ha sido estrenada a través de cualquier canal de vídeo doméstico o transmitido por televisión o Internet en su totalidad, NO es elegible para participar. Las películas que han sido estrenadas en cines no son elegibles.
* Si su documental contiene alguna dramatización de hechos reales, puede inscribirse en ésta categoría, aunque el festival se reserva el derecho de decidir cuál programa es el más adecuado para su proyecto,
Sólo las películas que son Estrenos en México son elegibles para esta categoría.

Short Narrative
In order to qualify as a Narrative Short Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction with a running time of less than 60 minutes.

Only films that are Mexican Premieres are eligible for this category. If your film has been released via any home video outlet or broadcast on TV or the Internet in its entirety, it is NOT eligible for submission. Films that have been released theatrically are not eligible for submission.
*Animated, experimental, and “mockumentary” projects may be entered into this category for consideration.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, gracias por escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com.
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com

Short Documentary
In order to qualify as a Documentary Short Film, the submitted project must be non-fiction and with a running time of less than 60 minutes. Only films that are Mexican Premieres are eligible for this category. If your film has been released via any home video outlet or broadcast on TV or the Internet in its entirety, it is NOT eligible for submission. Films that have been released theatrically are not eligible for submission.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, gracias por escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com.
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com
Para calificar como un Cortometraje Documental , el proyecto presentado debe ser de no-ficción , y con una duración de 59 minutos o menos. Si su película ha sido estrenada a través de cualquier canal de vídeo doméstico o transmitido por televisión o Internet en su totalidad, NO es elegible para participar. Las películas que han sido estrenadas en cines no son elegibles.

Global Script Challenge
In order to qualify for The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition the original non developed script must be for a Feature Narrative. All scripts MUST be in English, Spanish or French.
*Animated, experimental, and “mockumentary” projects may be entered into this Section for consideration.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, gracias por escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com.
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com

Animated Short
In order to qualify as a Animated Short Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction with a running time of less than 60 minutes and must be animated in nature.
Only films that are Mexican Premieres are eligible for this category. If your film has been released via any home video outlet or broadcast on TV or the Internet in its entirety, it is NOT eligible for submission. Films that have been released theatrically are not eligible for submission.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, gracias por escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com.
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com

Experimental Short
In order to qualify as a Experimental Short Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction with a running time of less than 60 minutes and must be experimental in nature.
Only films that are Mexican Premieres are eligible for this category. If your film has been released via any home video outlet or broadcast on TV or the Internet in its entirety, it is NOT eligible for submission. Films that have been released theatrically are not eligible for submission.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, gracias por escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com.
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com

Visit the website for details on how to enter:  https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=9336

Last call! The Seventh Edition of the Oaxaca FilmFest

20 May 2016

Awards & Prizes

The Festival Recognizes and Awards All Competitive Categories.

Rules & Terms

1. DATES:

  • October 21, 2015 – Opening Date
  • January 31, 2016 – Earlybird Deadline
  • March 31, 2016 – Regular Deadline
  • May 31, 2016 – Late Deadline
  • July 31, 2016  – xtended Deadline
  • September 15, 2016 – Notification Date
  • October 8 – 15, 2016

The Seventh Edition of the Oaxaca FilmFest will be held from October 8-15, 2016 in the City of Oaxaca, Mexico.

2. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

Projects submitted to the Festival for consideration may apply to just one category. Please select the category that best fits your project. The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project for any Festival program or submission category. For more details (INCLUDING DEADLINES) please review all guidelines for each specific category.

3. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLY VIA OFFICIAL OAXACA FILMFEST SUBMISSION PLATFORM PARTNER.

*Producciones mexicanas requieren un “Fee Waiver”. Para recibirlo, favor de escribir a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com. Gracias !
Todos los directores/guionistas mexicanos interesados en inscribir su proyecto en la sección Hecho en México o Escrito en México al Festival pueden contactar a submissions@oaxacafilmfest.com.

YOU MAY SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT AND PREVIOUS PROJECTS THAT WERE REJECTED MAY BE RE-SUBMITTED IF THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES MADE TO THE PROJECT. YOU MAY NOT RE-SUBMIT A PROJECT THAT WAS PART OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF A PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL.

There are three options for submitting material to the Festival:

1) Uploaded via the Secure Online Screener function of Official Submission Partner.
2) Secure VIMEO link.

Language (SUBTITLE POLICY)
For Submission purposes your film may be in any language. However, if not in English or Spanish the film must have either English or Spanish subtitles.

IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED for screening at the festival:
-If the film is in Spanish it must have English Subtitles.
-If the film is in English it must have Spanish Subtitles.
-All other languages will be exhibited in the original language and must contain DUAL subtitles both English and Spanish that project simultaneously

All screenplays must be in English, Spanish or French.

Once a Project has been submitted for participation it cannot be withdrawn.

4. PROGRAMMING:

Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Project’s acceptance status. The Festival disavows any responsibility and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period.,

The Festival is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Project any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Project, any information relating to the manner in which the Project is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Festival or any reviewers of the Project may hold concerning the Project; any reasons why the Project, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Project specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.

Projects accepted by the Festival will be placed, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department, in one of the program sections. Applicants may NOT submit their Projects directly to any specific section. The only exception to this policy is exclusively for Mexican Filmmakers who may submit directly to HECHO EN MEXICO OR ESCRITO EN MEXICO sections.

The Film Festival Management will establish the schedule of the films submitted. The Festival also reserves the right to designate appropriate category/section for each project.

5. SELECTION COMMITTEE AND JURORS:

The Selecting Committee will be national and foreign individuals recognized in the cinema and cultural world. The Festival Management will appoint the members of the Official Jury who will assign the Official Awards to the competing sections. Individuals who participated in the production or promotion of any of the competing films will not be eligible as jury members.

The decisions of the Jury will be FINAL.

Furthermore, Filmmakers are responsible to adhering to all guidelines and deadlines needed to ensure the highest quality exhibition of their film.

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

All information above shall supersede any other guidelines associated with the Festival. The Festival is entitled to make interpretations in any case not considered in these rules and regulations and may make exceptions whenever justified. The Festival Management will review unforeseen cases. Whenever a controversy arises from the interpretation of any of the articles in these rules and regulations, the ruling document shall be the original document in English.

A submitted project implies full agreement with this document. Failing to comply with any of these articles may result in denying the participation of a project in the Festival.

Oaxaca FilmFest has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any portion of the guidelines at anytime without notice.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:  https://filmfreeway.com/festival/OaxacaFilmFest

The Central Coast Writers Contest

14 May 2016

The Central Coast (CA) Writers Contest call for entries ends July 15, 2016.  Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry and Screenwriting must depict the theme of The Final Word.

Prizes up to $1,000.

Entries will be judged by an array of best-selling and award-winning authors, editors, and publishers.

For further details, submission guidelines, contest rules, judges profiles and to submit your entry electronically please visit: http://www.CCWritersContest.com.

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

23 March 2016

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

Deadline:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Entry Fees

$65

Prizes

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. The winner will be publicly announced in September 2016.

Description

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards.

Deadline: May 9, 2016

Contact Information

Caitlin Johnson, caitlin.johnson@duke.edu, 919-660-3685

Website

http://documentarystudies.duke.edu

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS in SCREENWRITING

23 March 2016

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. Early Deadline: March 7, 11:59 pm PT ($45 entry fee). Regular Deadline: April 18, 11:59 pm PT ($60 entry fee). Late Deadline: May 2, 11:59 pm PT ($85 entry fee). Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application. Up to five fellows in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition will be invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November. Fellowship recipients will be expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the fellowship year.

Visit the website for details: http://www.oscars.org/nicholl

Call for submissions: GeminiMagazine

11 October 2014

We have no guidelines or restrictions on
writing style or content—nada, zilch, keine. As
Charlie “Bird” Parker pointed out, “There’s no
boundary line to art.” We don’t want to set any
boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection
process: if it strikes a chord with us we print it.

Payment: $10 per published piece

TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries):

Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry,
essays, memoirs, short plays or other
interesting work into body of email and send to:

submissions@gemini-magazine.com

No attachments except JPEG images for art and
photography. Don’t send contest entries to this
email address. See box at top for contest info.

TO SUBMIT BY SNAIL MAIL:

Gemini Magazine
P.O. Box 1485
Onset, MA 02558 USA

(include SASE/email address for reply)

*****

Submission period: 365 days per year

Response time: We have a large backlog and
are making every effort to catch up. After 60
days please feel free to inquire about your
submission. We will respond to all submissions.

Rights: All rights revert to author upon
publication in Gemini Magazine.

Visit the website:  http://www.gemini-magazine.com/submit.html

BlueCat Screenplay Competition: Feedback for all Entrants

11 October 2014

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Offers Analysis to Every Script

Here at BlueCat Screenplay Competition we provide written analysis for every script submitted. Our group of readers issue detailed notes with the goal of helping every entrant improve their screenplay. This process affords our entrants the option to rework, and then re-submit their scripts based on the feedback they receive. This is just one example of BlueCat’s main objective—to support and develop all screenwriters at every stage of the writing process.

For more information and examples of our script analysis here at BlueCat follow the link: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/script-analysis/
Thank You,
Claudia Summerfield
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Upcoming Submission Deadlines:
MID DEADLINE: October 15th, 2014
Submit by: October 15th, 2014
Receive written analysis by:  November 10th, 2014.
Fees:($65 Features, $50 Shorts)

 

FINAL DEADLINE: November 15th, 2014
Submit by: November 15th, 2014
Receive written analysis by: March 1st, 2015.
Fees: ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)

 

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/

 

BlueCat Awards
 
BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
$15,000 Grand Prize
Four Finalists
$2,500 Prize

 

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
$10,000 Grand Prize
Three Finalists
$1,500 Prize

 

THE CORDELIA AWARD
Best Feature Screenplay from the UK
$1,500 Prize
THE JOPLIN AWARD
Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK
$1,500 Prize
 
Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:
  • 2014 BlueCat Winner HF Crum has signed with manager Michelle Knudsen at MXN. Knudsen co-produced Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words” and also represents screenwriting team Yana Gorskaya & Maia Rossini, who are currently writing a film for FOX and director Paul Feig.
  • Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series.
  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
  • Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” premiered at 2014 Sundance.
  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.

Visit the website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/

2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition – SHORT SCRIPTS WANTED – EARLY DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1ST

12 August 2014

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition awards the world’s largest cash prize for best short screenplay: $10,000, with three finalists each receiving a cash prize of $1,500.      

In keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis. All submissions entered by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014.

If you enter during our next submission period (September 2nd – October 15th), you will not receive your analysis until November 10th.

 

ENTRY FEES: $40 for short screenplays, $60 for feature length screenplays. Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted $35 rate for the duration of the competition.   

 

  • All screenplays submitted early, by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)

Read more at http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines/#IHLkvhuZJdV4ZjJI.99

  • All screenplays submitted by October 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by November 10th, 2014. ($65 Features, $50 Shorts)
  • All screenplays submitted by November 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by March 1st, 2015. ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)
  • All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2015.

Short screenplays must be between 5 and 40 pages in length.

Check out these interviews with last year’s Short Winner and Finalists:

Interview with 2014 Short Screenplay Winner Jennifer Cui

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Wenonah Wilms

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Athenia Paris Mekarnia

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Jeremy Lerman

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:

  • Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series.
  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
  • Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” premiered at 2014 Sundance.
  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY:

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/

 

Website: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bluecatpictures

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bluecatscreenplay

Newsletter: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter

2014 Book Pipeline Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$50 per entry

Prizes

– Entrance to the Book Pipeline event in Santa Monica, CA in November 2014, where one winner is announced (finalists chosen will range from 2-8) The event will include representatives from Energy Entertainment, Benderspink, and Paradigm.
– $1,000 cash to winning entry
– Airfare to attend the Book Pipeline event (or $500 airfare reimbursement for international finalists)
– Additional development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives

Description

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), and Paradigm to discuss further development and the potential for production.

After 12 seasons running the successful Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest aims to continue discovering new talent and delivering unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting projects on the fast-track to production.

Contact Information:

Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Phone: 323-424-4243

Website:

http://www.bookpipeline.com