What is Paperscreenplay?
Paperscreenplay is an IMDb approved bi-monthly writing challenge, one which comes with a very simple concept: all selected scripts get a ‘review box’ which summarises highlights and key production potential for all projects.
What is the writing challenge?
Nothing much… but a concept that the scripts being entered ‘fit’ a particular type. This is to ensure our team are judging scripts as a ‘block’ of a particular type and scale… I mean, shy of technique – how does one really compare a script set in space with one on a farm?
But, why Paperscreenplay?
As of Jan 2022 we have become very selective, with only five main awards per season. Meaning, per year - we only hand out 20 main prizes. The entry costs reflect this - we are aiming to keep this a cheap competition... but a hard one to win. Nominations however are at the judges discretion (i.e. determined by them, and as many as appropriate per categorisation).
*This is an IMDb approved event - https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0031000/overview/
As of Jan 2022 - we only had out 5 awards per season (20 per year), making this a cheap but very selective competition.
All nominated films will be provided with a 'review' block on our site, which will summarise a variety of highlights we loved, as well as its nominations/wins within our current challenge category. Please find an example of our competition here: https://paperscreenplay.com/nominations-and-wins/
All screenplays must be your original work, and you must credit and have permission to submit the script to us (this is applicable to writing teams as well). All decisions by the jury of Paperscreenplay are final. All scripts remain the property of the writer. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of the festival.
Response from festival:
Hi Matthew, we are confused and would love to understand more. Our competition's main goal is to provide insight into the feelings of our team and reviews, which can be used for cover letters, not to mention the imdb approval. Did you have an impression that our competition was able to produce your script? - and if so, can you please tell us where you got that impression from? Hope you are well. Best, Johan and team