For the past 15 years, the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival established itself as one of the premier festivals in New England dedicated to giving life to independent cinema. SENE was selected as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by Moviemaker Magazine for 4 years in a row and has recently been named one of 20 Great Film Festivals for First-Time Moviemakers. This year, SENE is not hosting a multi-day film festival and is focusing on its final screenplay competition (2023) and year-round film, music and arts events.

Screenplays are eligible for jury awards.

• Screenplays are limited to 95 pages.
• You agree that your submission is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and you hold SENE harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from your entry.
• You own or have authorization to all necessary copyrights and licenses and will provide documentation upon request.
• You agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to your submission.
• You give permission for SENE to provide copies to their readers and jurors for the purpose of determining awards.
• Submission fees are non-refundable
• Acceptance is conditional on providing all requested materials in a timely manner.

Overall Rating
  • I was a game changer for me.

    January 2024
  • Could not attend last year but SENE did a wonderful job of communicating. Hope to attend in the future!

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Brittany.

  • Sarah Rosen

    Lovely, well-run festival with some great films! Highly recommend.

    November 2022
  • Juli Del Prete

    Hands down the warmest festival I've ever been to. The organization was top-notch and the film programs were expertly curated. I felt so lucky to screen alongside so many wonderful films!

    November 2022
  • It was truly an honor to receive best animated short film in this years SENE Film Festival. Wish I could've been there in person. You can bet if I get the chance again, I will certainly attend! Thank you again.

    November 2022