Open Door Pictures is looking for fresh material across all genres! Our mission is to make amazing movies, both features and shorts, that not only get audiences talking, but also open the door to great opportunities for undiscovered writers by getting their script PRODUCED, made into a movie and SEEN by industry professionals around the world!
Open Door Pictures - Screenplay Contest
Screenplay submissions are open to ANY SCREENWRITER WORLDWIDE who is 18 years of age or older.
For both our FEATURE FILM and SHORT FILM screenplay categories, we are accepting ORIGINAL SCRIPTS and have four main genres to compete within.
FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS - Must be approx. 90-120 pages
SHORT FILIM SCRIPTS - Up to 30 pages (between 8-15 is recommended)
GENRES: (ALL APPLY FOR BOTH FEATURE & SHORT FILM SCRIPTS)
HORRORS, THRILLERS, & FANTASIES - All types including: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Sci-Fi Horror, Mythological, Film Noir, Occult
ACTION & ADVENTURES - All types including: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action, Action-Thriller, Martial Arts, Western, Action Comedy, Comic Book/Super Heroes, Adventure Drama
DRAMAS & FAMILY - All types including: Drama, Family, Gangster, Western, Romantic Drama, Coming-of-Age, Family Adventure, Political, Period/Historical, and War Epic
COMEDIES - All types including: Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Slapstick, Satires, Comedy Thriller, Heist Comedy
*Please see our Rules & Regulations for more on entrant criteria.
We have fantastic prize packages worth over $5,000 for our 2014 winners. The Grand Prize Winners’ scripts (both feature and short category) will be produced and made into completed films and GUARANTEED submission into 10 of the top Film Festivals including, but not limited to, Sundance, Cannes, Toronto (TIFF), Berlin (BIFF), South by Southwest (SXSW), Venice, Rotterdam (IFFR), Tribeca, NY Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Slamdance and Raindance - giving the writer great exposure and networking opportunities across multiple markets. (*Valued at over $1,100.)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – FEATURE FILM CATEGORY - $2,500 CASH. They will also be featured in a full worldwide press release announcing them as the 2014 ODP Grand Prize Winner (Feature Film) and receive an ODP Grand Prize Winner Award. PLUS their winning script will be produced into a feature film. ODP in conjunction with a private partner independent film studio will produce the Winning Feature Film script for an estimated budget of between $100,000 - $300,000.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – SHORT FILM CATEGORY - $1,500 CASH. They will also be featured in a full worldwide press release announcing them as the ODP Grand Prize Winner (Short Film) and receive an ODP Grand Prize Winner Award. PLUS their winning script will be produced into a short film. ODP in conjunction with a private partner independent film studio will produce the Winning Short Film script for an estimated budget of between $10,000 - $50,000.
*ODP reserves the right to add, adjust, or alter the above prize packages throughout the season.