*One writer wins every month!*

**Get an audio production of your script read by professional actors who can bring your words to life!**

***Sunvale contests have gotten undiscovered writers produced and have helped writers develop their craft via our 2 contests over 3 seasons!***

Sunvale Table Read Contest is for screenwriters who want to take the next step in their screenwriting careers!

Why submit to our contest:
1. Table reads are an essential part of the script development and writing process and professional writers use them as an opportunity to fine tune their stories and sharpen dialogue.

2. Monthly winners get an audio production of their screenplay -- listen as professional actors bring your story to life! You can also share the audio recording with Managers, Agents and Producers to market/sell your script!

3. Winners also get a free entry to our sister contest (https://filmfreeway.com/Sunvalecontest) for a chance to win a production of their screenplay!

4. The judges of this contest are working producers -- this is a direct opportunity to have your script read by industry producers.

5. Because only a limited number of submissions is accepted each month, your chances of winning are bigger than in annual screenplay contests!

6. Low submission fees always!

1) Will the winner receive only audio or also video recording of the table read?

Both! The winner gets an audio production of their entire screenplay! They also receive a copy of the recording that they can share or publish.

2) With the importance of character voice/tone, will the actors read in character?

Yes, a director is also involved to give the actors direction pre-read. Actor will be "acting" and not just cold reading.

3) Do you assign ONE reader per character only (eg, a reader will not read two characters)?

Each main character will have their own actor and then one narrator who handles minor characters and action descriptions.

4) If one of my characters was a 8-year-old boy or 75-year-old grandma, would you have a reader to match this?

The director will cast the actors and will match each as best for the role. Our actors have ranged from 9 years to 65 years thus far.

Monthly Winner:

--The winning writer will get a table read of their script with professional actors and a director!
--The winning writer will also get a free submission to our sister contest: Sunvale Screenplay Contest (https://filmfreeway.com/Sunvalecontest) for a chance to win a production of their script.

Monthly winners will be usually announced within 7 days after each Monthly deadline.

The June 2023 deadline ends season 1 with 10 monthly winners.

Monthly Winners:
September 2022: Mother Junkie by Olivia Webb
October 2022: Scandiman by Kerrys Lousie Virgo
November 2022: A Long Road Ahead by Bernhard Riedhammer
December 2022: Last Date by Armand Arekian
January 2023: TBD
February 2023: TBD
March 2023: TBD
April 2023: TBD
May 2023: TBD
June 2023: TBD

Testimonials from previous winners:

Olivia W: "It’s so cool that you guys are doing this. Such a great tool for writers. I appreciate y’all so much!"

Kerrys V: "Thank you so much! That was amazing. I appreciate it so much. The actors captured it so nicely. I’m going to be smiling everywhere I go today thanks to all of you!"

Bernhard R: "Wow! I'm loving it! Kudos to all the actors, it gave me goose bumps just listening to it. All the actors are great, but specifically Buck has just this special voice conveying his annoyance and compassion at the same time :) Fantastic acting from all of them. They really brought the whole script to life."

1. We accept features, TV pilots and short screenplays

2. You will keep all rights to your screenplay. You will also decide whether to make the recording available to watch for all participants or whether you want to keep it private.

3. All writers 18 years or older are eligible.

4. The screenplay must be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin, in English and in PDF format. Any submission not meeting these qualifications will be disqualified without further notice.

5. Screenplays submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.

6. Previously produced screenplays or screenplays that will become optioned, sold, or produced during the contest will be ineligible or will be disqualified.

7. Adaptations are eligible if the writer holds all rights.

8. Page limits are as follows: Feature: 100 pages, TV pilots: 60 pages, shorts 30 pages.

9. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.

10. By submitting to the contest, you give us a permission to email you about the contest, our sister contests, and any topics directly related to Sunvale contests and their partners. If you no longer wish to receive any emails from us (including updates on contest results), you can opt out by emailing us: sunvalecontest@gmail.com.

11. BY SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIALS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS AND THE ADDITIONAL RULES STATED ON THE SUNVALE WEBSITE. You agree to release and hold harmless Sunvale Screenplay Contest, Sunvale Table Read Screenplay Contest, and their subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, analysts, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting your submission of material, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s submission of materials and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sunvale Screenplay Contest and Sunvale Table Read Screenplay Contest and their sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Festival and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Award. Employees of Sunvale Screenplay Contest and Sunvale Table Read Screenplay Contest their immediate families are ineligible to submit materials. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided submission fees will be refunded.