● TYPE YOUR STORY!
● Welcome to the 2020 Plot Point International Screenwriting Contest.
We're searching for remarkable and unique scripts by writers and storytellers from all over the world. Every script that is entered will be judged by our professional readers, screenwriters, and producers. We encourage you to show your writing skills through all the possible genres. Whether you wrote drama, comedy, action, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, thriller, romantic, family or adventure, we are here to discover and help develop your talent. Type your story. Wherever your imagination may lead you.
★Best Feature Script: $1000 + Trophy + Final Draft 11
★Best Tv Script: $500 + Trophy + Final Draft 11
★Best Short Script: $250 + Trophy + Final Draft 11
★PLOT POINT AWARD for Best Concept: Trophy
★PLOT POINT AWARD for Best Structure: Trophy
★PLOT POINT AWARD for Best Plot: Trophy
★PLOT POINT AWARD for Best Pacing: Trophy
★PLOT POINT AWARD for Best Characters: Trophy
★PLOT POINT AWARD for Best Dialogue: Trophy
The Plot Point International Screenwriting Awards will announce selected screenplays for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals. We want to honor those scripts that received a high score from our jury but may not advance to the winning round.
All screenplays must be submitted in English or Italian.
Writers can submit several scripts but each script must be submitted independently. We accept screenplays with more than one author. All genres are accepted. All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible. There are no limitations regarding title page content.
All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remain with the original rights holders.
The Plot Point International Screenwriting Awards is open to writers from all over the world. Scripts submitted to the competition must NOT have been previously optioned, purchased or produced at the time of entry. If a submitted screenplay becomes optioned, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, that screenplay will no longer be eligible. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Scripts must be submitted in PDF format.
Feature Scripts must be between 60-140 pages in length.
Short Scripts must be between 1-40 pages in length.
TV Scripts must be between 40-80 pages in length.
Anything outside of that page range will not be considered for the competition.
The Deadlines for the 2020 Plot Point Awards are:
- Act I Deadline: May 24, 2020
- Inciting Incident Deadline: June 24, 2020
- Plot Point I Deadline: July 24, 2020
- Act II Deadline: August 24, 2020
- Pinch I Deadline: September 24, 2020
- Midpoint Deadline: October 24, 2020
- Pinch II Deadline: November 24, 2020
- Plot Point II Deadline: December 24, 2020
- Act III Deadline: January 24, 2021
- Climax Deadline: February 24, 2021
Winners will be announced on April 24, 2021. The judges’ decision is final.
The winners agree to allow Plot Point Awards to use their name and script title on the website. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
Writers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.
All submissions must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s). If based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, the applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation or rights agreements to the Contest.
By submitting the script, the applicant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the screenwriting contest, its directors, representatives, and affiliates from any liability, claims, and damages in connection with the submission and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.
Plot Point Awards reserves the right to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund. All screenplays will be reviewed by the festival staff, but due to the high volume of entries, we will not be able to provide feedback. Plot Point Awards has no obligation to disclose any information about the Identities of readers or judges. The opinions of the readers are their own and do not reflect the opinions of Plot Point Awards.
We do not accept hardcopies submissions by mail. Plot Point International Screenwriting Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes to deadlines, dates, rules, and scheduling. Cash prices must be collected within 90 days after the official communication.