Visual Communications announces a screenplay competition -- co-presented with Mavericks of Asian Pacific Islander Descent -- to recognize talented screenwriters, and to provide screenwriters with an opportunity to compete against their peers and win valuable prizes.And you're waiting for?
With support from the Writers Guild of America, West, this competition will culminate at an Awards Ceremony during the 26th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 6, 2010 at the Aratani Japan America Theatre. The top three finalists will be invited to this event, and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced.
All works will be adjudicated by a panel representing the Writers Guild of America, West; the Asian Pacific Islander filmmaking community; and the entertainment industry. Short works (not to exceed 15 pages) will be judged on originality, concept, pacing, tone, structure and theme. Screenplay must be the original work of the applicant(s) and must not have been optioned, sold, or produced prior to April 29, 2010.
Submit your work today! The deadline is March 22, 2010.
The 2010 Los Angles Asian Pacific Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition is open to writers of Asian Pacific Islander descent, or writers with screenplays about the Asian Pacific community.
Screenplays must not have been optioned, sold, or produced prior to April 29, 2010.
Screenplay must be the original work of the applicant(s).
It is strongly suggested that applicant(s) register or copyright their screenplays with the Writers Guild of America.
If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, all applicant(s) must include personal contact information.
All applicant(s) must agree, understand, and comply with the rules, regulations, and release. Submission to the competition is an affirmation to agreeing, understanding, and complying to the rules, regulations, and release by all applicant(s).
Judging will be blind.
Applicant(s) may submit more than one screenplay.
Each submission must be accompanied by a separate fee of $15 US dollars.
February 19 - March 22, 2010. Completed submissions must be received 11:59PM PST on March 22, 2010.
Intensive consultation with Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter Chris Tashima (value $650)
Essentials Prize Package ($100)
One year Visual Communications Filmmaker Membership ($100)
Writer’s photo session by Brian Raimondi Photography ($250)
Write Brothers, Inc. Screenwriting Software ($200)
Additional prizes to be announced!
The top 3 finalists will be notified via email of their status prior to the beginning of the 2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. (Travel to ceremony not included). The finalists will be invited to attend the Closing Night Awards celebration on May 6, 2010 at the Aratani Japan America Theatre, where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced.
Screenplays should not exceed 15 (fifteen) pages. The screenplay should be formatted according to current industry standards. Font size must be 12 point Courier. Screenplays must be in English.
Material must be submitted in .pdf format. For .pdf conversion, you may go to Adobe.com.
All identifying marks regarding authorship must not be included in the .pdf file.
A title page is not necessary. If one is included in the file, it will not count toward the page count.
Writer may submit more than one screenplay. Each submission must be submitted separately with all corresponding fees and contact information.
Acknowledgment of submission will be sent to the email address provided once both the submission and corresponding fees are received.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Screenplay submissions MUST be done electronically, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Screenplay Competition Release. Submission to the competition is an affirmation to agreeing, understanding, and complying to the rules, regulations, and release by all applicant(s).
Complete the Application Form and submit with screenplay.
Pay the $15 entry fee. Click Here to pay the entry fee online (please indicate the title of your screenplay in the comment field), or mail a check to:
Attn: Screenplay Competition
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012