The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases films and screenplays with a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as one of the following: Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Director, Writer, or Producer).

FILMS: The Diversity Film Showcase recognizes and showcases narrative and documentary features and shorts (including web episodes) in ALL genres, and provides opportunities for filmmakers to showcase their projects to an ideal audience, get noticed by influencers and industry executives, and promote and monetize their films.

All film entries receive a custom project page on the film showcase website for one year with the film’s teaser/trailer video (or poster art if a teaser/trailer is not available), logline listing, promotional links (such as the film’s website, Facebook page, IMDb profile, etc.), and monetization links (if your film is available for purchase or you are selling tickets to an event, festival or theatrical showing, we will feature the links for your audience – such as iTunes, Amazon, festival or theater ticket sales sites, etc.)

SCRIPTS: The Diversity Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

All script entries receive a script listing on a custom page of the website. (You may opt out of receiving this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish to make your logline and contact info available.)

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>> SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS <<

== SCRIPTS ==
Accepting feature film screenplays, shorts and TV scripts in all genres. Script must have a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as either a lead character or the writer or co-writer. Each submission entry requires:

SCREENPLAY, SHORT or TELEPLAY
Feature screenplays must not exceed 120 pages. Television scripts must not exceed 60 pages. Shorts must not exceed 25 pages.

LOGLINE / SYNOPSIS
A brief description of your script’s story (up to 50 words).

WRITER’S BIO
A Writer’s Bio – may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects.

== FILMS ==
Accepting narrative and documentary feature films, documentaries, shorts and web series in all genres. Film must have a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as either a lead character or a filmmaker (director, writer, or producer). Each submission entry requires:

ONLINE SCREENER & PASSWORD
We accept submissions through FilmFreeway, which allows filmmakers to upload their projects directly to the platform or provide a link with a password to the protected video on Vimeo or YouTube. (Rest-assured, the showcase will maintain the privacy of your screener.)

LOGLINE / SYNOPSIS
A brief description of your film or web series (up to 50 words).

DIRECTOR’S BIO & STATEMENT
A Director’s Bio (may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects), and a Director’s Statement about the film.

WRITER’S BIO & STATEMENT
A Writer’s Bio (may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects), and a Writer’s Statement about the film.

FILM POSTER (OPTIONAL)
If you would like to showcase your film’s artwork on the website, provide the film’s official poster (or alternate image) in JPG format (minimum size: 400×600 pixels).

LINK TO TEASER/TRAILER (OPTIONAL)
If you would like to showcase the film’s teaser/trailer video on the Film Showcase website, include the YouTube link that allows the video to be embedded on other sites.

PROMOTIONAL URLS (OPTIONAL)
If you would like to promote the film or series, build your audience, and/or get noticed by influencers and industry executives, provide the URLs you wish to include on your project page of the Film Showcase website (such as links to: the Film Website, Facebook Page, Production Company Website, IMDb page, etc.)

MONETIZATION URLS (OPTIONAL)
Is your film available to purchase or are you selling tickets to an upcoming festival or theatrical showing? Monetize your project by providing the URLs you wish to include on your project page of the Film Showcase website (such as links to: iTunes, Amazon, Theatrical or Film Festival ticket sales, etc.)

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>> BENEFITS INCLUDED WITH SUBMISSION <<

SCRIPT SHOWCASE
A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.+ Includes:

* Logline Listing
* Writer Bio
* Contact Email or Website

+ You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

FILM SHOWCASE
A custom project page on the website to showcase your film. Includes:

* Film Teaser/Trailer (or Film Poster if a teaser/trailer is not available).
* Logline
* Promotional Links (such as the Film Website, Facebook Page, IMDb, etc.)
* Monetization Links (such as iTunes, Amazon, Festival or Theatrical ticket sales, etc.)
* Director Bio & Statement featured on the custom project page of the Film Showcase website.
* Writer Bio & Statement featured on the custom project page of the Film Showcase website.

WINNERS – SHOWCASE
Winning films and scripts receive:
* “Winner” Recognition Laurel
* Script or Film listed on the “Winners & Official Selections” page of the website
* Script Winners: Opportunity to showcase the first 10 pages of your script on a custom project page of the website for development executives, producers, and others to access. (You may opt-out of this award on the entry form if you do not want development executives, producers, and others to have access to your material or contact info).

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHOWCASE
All films and scripts not classified as winners receive
* An “Official Selection” laurel
* Script or Film listed on the “Winners & Official Selections” page of the website.

== SCRIPTS ==
* Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
* All entries must be in English.
* ALL genres are eligible.
* All script entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.
* Title Page: Include title and writer’s name.
* Script must have wither a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as a lead character OR the writer or co-writer.
* Scripts must be in standard screenplay format. No exceptions.
* Feature screenplays must be between 85 and 120 pages. Television scripts must be between 20 and 60 pages. Web series and shorts may be up to 25 pages.
* Both produced and un-produced scripts are eligible.
* Both represented and non-represented writers are eligible.
* Teams of up to two writers are eligible.
* Scripts that have previously won a competition are eligible.
* Substitutions of corrected pages, revised material, or new drafts, require a new entry and payment.
* We DO NOT offer deadline extensions.
* We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts.
* WE DO NOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVERS, OR DISCOUNTS, OR DEADLINE EXTENSIONS.
* We DO NOT offer individual feedback on script submissions.
* All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
* By submitting a script you confirm that you own the rights to the material submitted.
* By submitting a script you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.

== FILMS ==
* Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
* We accept feature films up to 135 minutes in length and short films up to 40 minutes in length (including credits).
* All entries must be in English. If a film is not in English, it must include English language subtitles.
* Features, Shorts, and Web Series in ALL genres are accepted.
* Film must have a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as either a Lead Character or a Filmmaker (director, writer, or producer).
* We accept Documentary and Narrative Features, Shorts, and Web Series (including live action and animation).
* Multiple films are accepted. Each submission requires a separate entry.
* Films that contain explicit language, violence, and nudity will be accepted. Be sure to indicate if your film contains explicit language, violence, and/or nudity on the entry form.
* Films that have been produced within the last 5 years are eligible.
* Films that have previously won a festival are eligible.
* Films that have distribution are eligible.
* We DO NOT offer deadline extensions.
* We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts.
* WE DO NOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVERS, OR DISCOUNTS, OR DEADLINE EXTENSIONS.
* All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
* By submitting a film you confirm that you own the rights to the film and material submitted.
* By submitting a film you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.

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>> FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS <<

How do I submit my film or script?
Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway

I am applying to film festivals that require my film not be available on the Internet. If I submit my project to the Diversity Film Showcase will I be disqualified from other festivals?
No. Diversity Film Showcase will never make your film available online. Filmmakers have the opportunity to showcase only the film’s teaser/trailer video on the Film Showcase website.

Is there a way I can enter the showcase for free? Do you provide fee waivers for filmmakers and writers with financial hardships?
No, we do not offer fee waivers of any kind.

What if I change my mind about entering the showcase after making payment, can I receive a refund?
No, we do not offer refunds for any reason. No exceptions. Be sure to carefully read and verify your submission meets all criteria prior to entry.

Where does the money go for the entry fee?
Entry fees are used to pay professional screeners, readers, administrative labor fees, promotional expenses, and delivery costs.

Does the entrant retain rights to the submitted film or script?
Yes, entrants retain all the rights to their works.

If I win will I have to assign any rights to my film or script or any percentage of sales or future profits?
Absolutely not. Entrants retain all the rights to their works. Neither Film & Script Showcase nor its parent company Rebel Seed Films LLC, its screeners, readers, judges or sponsors will attach themselves to your material as a condition of you being designated a winner, nor will we demand any percentage of any sales you make as a result of entering or winning the showcase.

Can anyone have access to the full film once submitted?
No, submitted short films are only accessible to the assigned screener, judges, and our staff. Film & Script Showcase and its sponsor owns no rights to the submitted material and will not distribute your film publicly in any way.

Can anyone have access to the script once submitted?
All script entrants have the opportunity to showcase their logline, and Winners also may include the first 10 pages of the script on the competition website for development executives, producers, and others to access. You may opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish to have your material or contact info available.


Can I submit script in Final Draft or Word?
No, all entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.

How do I turn my screenplay document into a PDF file?
If you are using screenwriting software such as Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriting, the software will allow you to save your script as a PDF file. If you have written your script in Microsoft Word, you also have the option to save the document as a PDF file or to print as a PDF file (which saves the document in PDF format).

Do I have to include a Copyright or WGA registration number with my script submission?
No, it is not required, however we recommend you obtain a copyright or WGA registration number (or foreign equivalent) for your material.

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  • David Schroeder

    Thank you Diversity Film & Script Showcase for recognizing my feature screenplay, HALFWAY HOME, a winner. Elevating diversity in the film world is very important, and the promotion provided is greatly valued.

    Sincerely,
    David J Schroeder, award winning Producer/Screenwriter/Quadriplegic

    June 2017
  • Clint Pearson

    Very Professional. I highly recommend this contest.

    June 2017
  • Simon Wilkinson

    Great. Very happy with the result of my submission this year.

    I've submitted to Rebel Seed before and got some great feedback from them. I would say they are friendly, enthusiastic, fair and honest.

    I'll definitely be submitting more material in the future

    October 2016
  • Dan Fitzgerald

    This contest appears to have been renamed. My television pilot The Fourth Wall: "A Window Of Opportunity" was named an Official Selection on Rebel Seed's Film and Script Showcase website. This is the second contest that I've entered with them, and I've been happy with their level of professionalism and with the quality of feedback in both instances.

    October 2016