We Are Women Who Write For Film, Television and Media, but not limited to other forms of Arts & Entertainment. We are an all-female production company who write(s) and produce(s) our own films from conception to completion. Our goal is to engage in an annual screenwriting competition for women filmmakers. We want to provide a platform for female filmmakers to showcase their family-friendly stories, but we not only desire to support female filmmakers, we want to also be a springboard for success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize female talent by telling original and authentic stories the will help shape society through female voices from around the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to find the best new female talent and then do whatever it takes to promote their meaningful stories.
BWIF are committed to getting the film festival's winners scripts read by industry professionals who can help them achieve their goals in an one-hour private consultation with Lamarcus Tinker of Friday Night Lights, Glee and Cougar Town. We feel that a consultation can bring insight and inspire writers to get to the next level in their career. The grand prize winner will receive an opportunity to pitch their short film concept for a distribution deal, but only if the producer plan to target a featured film. Semi-Finalist will only be rewarded with recognition like in most screenwriting Competitions. Also the award-winning writer will receive a full BWIF production experience. We will shoot your short film! Since we run on a lot of love for what we do, but on little to no budget, the script must meet the following criteria:
• Minimal, attainable 1 location)
• Scripts must be female centric, including at least two main female characters.
• Preferred genre-Dramedy
. Script Length 15-30 Pages.
*The best film of each category will be awarded with software, in-kind service, or industry exposure.
*All films must be submitted in English.
*Filmmamkers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
*By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your fil in front of a live audience at MATCH Theater on March 19th.
*We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
*Any technical issues with the summitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at any time your video file doesn't work it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
*We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.
*You retain all rights to their work. We only accept submissions electronically.
* There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
*Scripts must be written in English and can be in any film or television genre.Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition.
*Entry fees are non refundable and contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.
*Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.
*All fees are non-refundable
*All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
*All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant and entrant's writing partner. The entrant and or partnership ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work.
*By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.
*BWIF reserves the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.
*Only our Grand Prize Winner Will be awarded the pitch opportunity. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.
*We will not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.
*Industry distribution offer should in no way be interpreted as a guarantee of future representation or success. Whether or not industry partners choose to work with finalists, or even contact finalists, is done so at the sole discretion of each and every individual company. We can not force our industry partners to option your property and or sign you as a client.
*Please note that BWIF is in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, writing group, networking group, film school, or film related enterprise or organization.
*All judging is done at our sole discretion. We may have outside input, but all judging and all decisions are made at our sole discretion.
*To prevent tampering we do not reveal the identities of our judges.
*We are looking to reward serious aspiring writers that we can help get to the next level by recognizing their work. We get that services such as these can be considered valuable, if these are services that you desire, we recommend hiring a script consultant.
*By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.