Over $15,000 in Cash Prizes. $10,000 cash prize for 1st place feature screenplay winner. Cash prizes for top 10 feature screenplays.

The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition is a vehicle for aspiring screenwriters to get their script read by established film producers, managers, and agents who are actively working at the top level of the film industry. The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition welcomes unproduced feature screenplays between 70-120 pages in length and unproduced short screenplays between 5-40 pages in length.

"Winning 1st Place at the Vail Screenplay Competition helped us get the film made." - Andrew Kightlinger, 1st place winner, Vail Screenplay Competition

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS
1st place: $10,000 cash prize
2nd place: $1500 cash prize
3rd place: $750 cash prize
4th-10th place: $100 cash prize

SHORT SCREENPLAYS
1st place: $1500 cash prize
2nd place: $500 cash prize
3rd place: $150 cash prize

1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place feature and short screenplay winners will be included in a national press release. Feature winners will have their scripts read by key decision-makers at leading entertainment companies.

The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition welcomes unproduced feature screenplays between 70-120 pages in length and unproduced short screenplays between 5-40 pages in length.

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  • Charles Leipart

    Although we were not able to attend the 2018 Festival in Vail, Scott Crockett and I were delighted & honored to have had JAZZLAND awarded 2nd Place in the Animated Screenplay Category. Congratulations to all the participants and Finalists!

    April 2018