Monday, 30 June 2014

Screenplay Contest for LIFF 2015



Submissions are now open for the 2015 LIFF Screenplay competition.

The London Independent Film Festival is proud to host one of the UK’s top screenplay competitions. Every April we recognize the best new screenwriters from the UK and around the world. With multiple prizes and screenwriter events at the festival, LIFF is your best chance to get your writing discovered.

NOTE: all screenplay submissions are preferred via Withoutabox



The alternative is to submit via email and pay via PayPal.

Our objective at LIFF is to recognize and support new and unrepresented screenwriters.

Submissions are scored on character development, story, dialogue, structure and originality.

Each year production companies, studios, agencies and managers request to read our top winning scripts.

SCREENPLAY CONTEST RULES
The 2014 London Independent Film Festival is open to screenplays in one of the following categories:
Best International Screenplay
Best UK Screenplay
Best Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Submit via Withoutabox

OR
Email a completed entry form with your screenplay (in .doc, .pdf. mms or fdr) to info@liff.org
Screenplay cover should include title only.
If entered by mail, each screenplay should be bound with fasteners.
Each entry should include a one sheet with a 1 – 3 sentence synopsis of the screenplay, contact name, address and phone.
For entry confirmation, please include a stamped self-addressed post card. Please note, screenplays will not be returned.
Each screenplay must be submitted with a separate entry fee and form.
ENTRY:Deadlines: Early (ending Nov 7 2014), Regular (ending Jan 30 2013), Late (ending March 6, 2015)Fees for feature films are £75 early, £80 regular, £85 late.Fees for short films are £45 early, £50 regular, £55 late.Music videos and short shorts: £25 early, £30 regular, £35 late.Fees for feature scripts are £45 early, £50 regular, £55 late.Fees for short scripts are £35 early, £40 regular, £45 late.
Payment must be made via Withoutabox or PayPal

RULES
Screenplays must not have been previously produced.
If a winning screenplay has been written by two or more writers, one author should be the designated prime contact. Awards will be divided equally among the writers.
Screenplays must be in English.
Screenplays that have received awards from other competitions over $5000 will not be eligible.
Judges decisions are final.

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