COMMON QUESTIONS

Can I enter the Competition if I’m under the age of 17?

No, entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the Date of Submission, as stated in the Submission Form.

When will the Competition results be announced?

On August 3, 2020, we will publicly announce the Winners.

Will I receive feedback on my Submission Materials? 

To receive feedback and coverage, you must request and pay a $50 fee prior to completing your Submission Form.

Is it free to submit a project? 

Yes! There is no cost to submit your Project.

After I submit my Project, will I have the opportunity to revise my Submission, if necessary?

If you submitted you project by the initial June 5th deadline, Yes!  Details as to how to resubmit will be shared by June 12th.    However, if your submission was received after the initial June 5th deadline, you may not revise your submission.  Once your extended deadline Submission is received, revisions will not be accepted for any reason.

What materials am I required to submit as part of the Submission Form?

Click here to review our Submission Instructions

Can I submit a Project that was previously optioned?

Yes, as long as the Project is currently unencumbered.

If I submitted my project by the initial June 5th deadline, can I resubmit all or part of my project by the new deadline?

Yes! Details as to how to resubmit will be shared by June 12th.

Will my Submission Materials be returned?

No, Submission Materials will not be returned.

Can I submit a Project if I’m a WGA member?

Yes, but you must include a waiver from the WGA as part of your Submission Materials.

Does my Project have to be registered? 

No, but where applicable, we do recommend registering your work with the WGA and/or the Library of Congress Copyright office.

What types of Projects can be submitted? 

We’re accepting (1) screenplays; and (2) treatments that are supplemented by “proof of concept” materials such as look books, presentation tapes, rip-o-matics, storyboards, animation, etc.

Do you accept international submissions?

Each entrant who is not a US citizen must be able to work legally in the United States as of the Date of Submission and must upon Sponsor’s request provide valid evidence of such ability (e.g. work visa).

Can I be an Entrant for more than one Submission?

Yes, but no individual Entrant can be attached to more than three (3) submitted Projects.

What factors are considered as part of the Judging/Evaluation of Submissions?

Click here to review our Judging Criteria.

Will Scripts be judged separately from Experimental Submissions?

Yes, Scripts will be judged against Scripts, and Experimental judged against Experimental.

Does my Project have to be in English?

Yes, all Submission Materials must be in English.

Can I submit a Project that has previously won a competition?

Yes, as long as the Project is unencumbered at the time of submission.

Can I submit my Project as a team?

Yes, a team may submit a Project. If entering as a Entrant Team, only one member of the Entrant Team may enter a Submission on behalf of the Entrant Team,  but all those listed on the Submission Form will be deemed Entrants.