In association with the Roswell Film Festival, Roswell Movie Studios invites Full Feature & Short Script submissions for its first ANNUAL SCRIPT CONTEST!

Roswell Movie Studios fully supports the local community and especially the upcoming Roswell Film Festival set for May 19-21, 2016. The Fesitival is currently taking submissions at for full feature and short productions in any genre.

About Us:
Currently in full development, Roswell Movie Studios will occupy approximately 67.5 acres and comprise of a stat-of-the-art Sound Stage, Western Town Set, and Afghan Village set. Another 62.5 acres will be used for other development, such as retail, hotel, restaurants, amusement, recreation, themed entertainment and other commercial uses that will be supportive of the movie studio.

The Studio is open for business with current facilities located on the development property of a 10000 square foot warehouse with approximately 3,000 square feet of completed office space- available for use as a warehouse sound stage and production offices while the remaining movie set is under construction. Also available is a secure gated lock-up area for vehicles and equipment.

*JACKPOT! with guaranteed win of $150 base.

*JACKPOT! with guaranteed win of $50 base.
Top 3 screenplays will be included in the 2016 Roswell Film Festival program and receive script comments from award winning writer, Thadd Turner.

*Tell your friends! #1 Best Screenplay JACKPOTS increases exponentially with each entry received (after first 10 entries)!

The Roswell Movie Studio Script Contest goal is to support and develop upcoming writers, therefore, writers may not be WGA members.
Scripts must not have been optioned, in development or in production prior to May 1, 2016.
Scripts must be the original work of the applicants. If based upon another’s life, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to make such adaptations. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights.
If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, the monetary prize and any reimbursements will be divided equally.
Applicants may submit more than one script in any chosen category. Each entry requires an application, payment, and script.
Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed, the account holder may be subject to any fees.
No revisions or missing pages will be accepted once entry has been received.
Awards are based solely on the overall merit of entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award.
Entries into student category must provide documentation proof of student status of university or high school.

We strongly suggest that applicants register or copyright their script with the Writers Guild of America, East or Writers Guild of America, West.

Scripts should be formatted according to current industry standards.
To follow standard guidelines for format, consult any popular screenwriting text for assistance.
Font size must be 12 point and in Courier type.
Feature Screenplays must be approximately 90-120 pages in length.
Short scripts must be 5 – 25 pages in length.
Pages must be numbered in the top right-hand corner.

Overall Rating
  • bristol mac donald

    Very professional festival. Great communication. Worth the entrance fee. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

    February 2017
  • Kay Phillips

    Communication leading up to the contest was fabulous. We were sent emails listing the semi-finalists along with other information. One con- The festival has since passed and I'm having difficulty figuring out who the winners are. No follow-up email was sent.

    June 2016
  • Mary Haarmeyer

    This was their first year for the contest so there wasn't as many people in attendance as I would have liked, however the contest was ran well, the response time for questions was excellent, and the staff running the contest was helpful and courteous. I would most certainly enter this script contest again and believe it will continue to grow in attendance for better networking opportunities in the future.

    May 2016