“THERE WILL be MOVIES” is an international competition for feature scripts, short scripts, creative documentary treatments.

WHAT DO WE NEED:
Pitch, Synopsis, Screenplay / or treatment in case of documentary film

LANGUAGES:
English, Italian, Spanish, French

WHAT DO YOU GET:
A chance to win a cash prize. If your script reach the final round it will be listed in our catalogue, the TWBEMOVIES LIST, that we will send out to our list of Italian producers in order to increase your chance of getting produced. Our goal is to introduce international well-written script to the Italian film industry, searching for an Italian Production, an European Co-production or an International Co-production.

www.twbemovies.com

Awards & Prizes

Cash Prizes:
TWBM Best Feature Script (1000€)
TWBM Best Short Script (500€)
TWBM Best Documentary Treatment (500€)

Awards
International Script Competition:
Best Feature script
Best Short script
Best Documentary treatment

National Script Competition:
Best Feature script
Best Short script
Best Documentary treatment

Each winner will receive a plaque and the written motivation of the verdict of the jury.
The Finalists in each category will be featured in the “THERE WILL be MOVIES LIST” which will be sent out to our list of Italian producers.

Rules & Terms

1.MISSION

“THERE WILL be MOVIES” focuses on building the production potential of a script in order to to get it turned into a movie. Writing for the cinema is a truly specific kind of storytelling. Screenwriting is only the beginning of the process. Getting the consideration of a producer is the goal. Selling your script is the victory.

It’s from that paradigm that “THERE WILL be MOVIES” has been created.

2.WHERE AND WHEN

The festival will take place in L’Aquila, Italy, in April 2018.

3.CATEGORIES

International Competition
Feature script
Creative Documentary Treatment
Short script

National Competition (Italian)
Feature script
Creative Documentary Treatment
Short script

4.ELIGIBILITY

Feature script - 80 pages or more
Creative Documentary treatment - between 5 and 25 pages
Short script - maximum 30 pages

Scripts must not have been optioned, sold or produced at the time of entry into the competitions.

5.LANGUAGES

The official languages of the contest are English and Italian.

For the international competition we also accept scripts written in French and Spanish.

6.GENRE

Screenplays of every genre or creative documentary treatments about any topic are welcome.

7.COPYRIGHT

Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and the sole property of the applicant(s). By entering the competition, the applicant(s) are acknowledging to have secured all the legal rights and to not violate other people’s rights.

We strongly suggest registering your screenplay through any legal way. If your script is not registered, we suggest the WGA service.

https://www.wgawregistry.org/registration.asp

8.SUBMISSION

Each applicant can submit one or more scripts to the competition, without no limit to the number of entries. For each submitted script a fee is due.

We only accept scripts submitted via Filmfreeway

Feature script:
Pitch (under 3 sentences)
Synopsis (3 page maximum)
Script (80 pages or more)

Creative Documentary:
Pitch (under 3 sentences)
Synopsis (3 page maximum)
Treatment (between 5 and 20 pages)

Short script
Pitch (under 3 sentences)
Synopsis (1 page maximum)
Script (30 page maximum)

9.FORMAT

Scripts should be formatted according to industry standards. All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

10.DEADLINE AND FEES

Early Deadline: 31 August 2017
Standard Deadline: 22 October 2017
Extended Deadline: 23 December 2017
Late Deadline: 28 January 2018

Short script
Early Deadline: 20 $
Standard Deadline: 25 $
Extended Deadline: 30 $
Late Deadline: 35 $

Documentary treatment
Early Deadline: 25 $
Standard Deadline: 30 $
Extended Deadline: 35 $
Late Deadline: 40 $

Features script
Early Deadline: 30 $
Standard Deadline: 40 $
Extended Deadline: 50 $
Late Deadline: 60 $

Once a fee has been processed, we cannot provide a refund.

No missing or extra pages will be accepted once the entry has been received. Revisions are considered as new applications. If you wish to submit a new draft of your screenplay, you must pay a new entry fee.

10.READERS AND EVALUATION PROCESS

Preliminary rounds of the contest

All our readers are industry professionals. They will read and evaluate each script submitted. The readers’ decisions are final. Each applicant will receive an email notifying them the competition results.

Semifinal round
The top 20 scripts for each category. Readers will be professional screenwriters, directors, producers.

Final round
The top 10 scripts in each category. The finalists will be announced on February 2018. Readers will be the best professional screenwriters, directors and producers of our network.

Screenwriters who reach the Final round of the competition will be asked to send the latest draft of their scripts.

11.AWARDS

Cash Prizes:
TWBM Best Feature Script (1000€)
TWBM Best Short Script (500€)
TWBM Best Documentary Treatment (500€)

International Script Competition:
Best Short script
Best Documentary treatment
Best Feature script

National Script Competition:
Best Short script
Best Documentary treatment
Best Feature script
Decisions of the Jury are final.

Each winner will receive a plaque and the written motivation of the verdict of the jury.

All the finalists scripts will be featured in the “THERE WILL be MOVIES LIST", which will be sent out to our list of producers.

THERE WILL be MOVIES aims to introduce the winners into the film industry and turn their scripts into movies.

12.RULES ACCEPTANCE

The applicants to the “THERE WILL be MOVIES” competition must agree to the rules.