Exclusively for shorts, the goal of the Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest is to recognize and reward the screenwriter, independent filmmaker, or ambitious writer-director who creates an exceptional and innovative short screenplay.
Any short screenplay 20 pages or less is welcome, the more original the better! We strive to find and reward the “outside the mainstream” content, and we are open to all genres and styles.
*The 2017 contest is only open for entries from the United States.
The 2017 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest will award one screenwriter the choice between two prize packages!
The ScriptFest Getaway Package for screenwriters, or the Production Gear Package for Filmmakers!
A) SCREENWRITER PRIZE PACKAGE:
ScriptFest Getaway Package: A 3 day/2 night trip to Los Angeles to mingle with writers and meet with executives at the 2017 ScriptFest!
Gold Pass to the ScriptFest June 23-25, 2017
-Access to all Saturday Classes
-Pitchfest Pass to Sunday PitchFest
-Ticket to Sweet Taste of Success Party
-Executive Directory of Production Companies
-Ticket to Executive Sunday Luncheon to meet
with industry executives
-Ticket to Friday Master Class
-Private Consultation to personally pitch your
script to producers or agents
-Pitch Boot Camp
3 Days/2 Nights at the Los Angeles Marriott in Burbank, CA
$500 for airfare to Los Angeles
AASSC Screenwriter of the Year Trophy
What is the ScriptFest?
“ScriptFest is a conference that kicks off on Friday night with a master class intensive, followed by a full day of screenwriting panels, workshops, roundtables, networking parties, and our latest addition of the Pitch Alley (pitch to executives on Saturday AND Sunday) – all day Saturday.
The Great American PitchFest is held on Sunday, featuring approximately 100 production companies, agents, managers, and other industry professionals seeking material to option, and writers to hire, manage, and represent. Find the connections you need and develop the skills for your screenwriting career to move forward during this life changing weekend.”
To learn more about ScriptFest, go to www.scriptfest.com.
B) FILMMAKER PRIZE PACKAGE:
Production Gear Package: 2 weeks free rental of the OneStone Artists Alliance total filmmaking equipment package!
-Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Sensor Camera
-3 Prime Lens Kit
-Dual Stage Tripod with True Fluid Head
-Shotgun Mic with phantom power and accessories
-Lowel DV Creator Full Lighting Kit
-Various on-set accessories
AASSC Screenwriter of the Year Trophy
For more information on the Production Gear Package, visit the link below:
*Can be redeemed between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018
-Screenplays must be original works, and the sole property of the entrant(s).
-All screenplays must be no longer than 20 pages (excluding title page).
-Entries are limited to the United States, and must be submitted in the English language.
-Any genre will be considered.
-Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
-Grand Prize winners of any prior Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest are not eligible to enter.
-Judges, employees, or contractors of OneStone Artists Alliance, LTD, and their immediate family and friends are not eligible to enter.
-No submitted material will be returned.
-Decisions of the judges and evaluating committee are final, and can not be disputed.
-Screenplays that have been sold, produced, or currently under option are not eligible.
-Multiple entries are permitted, however each entry must have its own entry form and entry fee.
-It is the entrants responsibility to register their material with the US Copyright Office, Writers Guild, or any other registering agency.
-Entrants must not be employed full time as a writer of any kind, and/or not have earned more than $50,000 in the last year for literary works or screenplays.
-Deadlines are final, and no late entries will be considered.
-Entry in this contest is void where prohibited by law.