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Aspiring screenwriters are stuck in the perpetual loop of the "chicken and egg" paradox: They can't get representation if their work has not been produced, yet often can't get their work produced if they don't have representation. Also, not everyone has the time or resources to produce an original screenplay independently. Visually Sound Pictures LLC has established its Budget Builder Short Script Contest -- now in its second year -- to help screenwriters and filmmakers achieve their big break!
This year, Visually Sound Pictures LLC has parnterd with InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Our competition is seeking submissions for short scripts (45 pages or less).
(1) Grand Prize Winner will have his or her script funded for production.
(3) Runner-Ups will receive an InkTip prize package to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Each winner will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.
See last year's winners:
Earlybird Deadline: $45
Regular Deadline: $90
Late Deadline: $135
(1) Grand Prize Winner receives funding for his or her short script film budget.
(3) Runner-Up Winners receive an InkTip Prize Package; each prize package includes one (1) InkTip script listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing.
Contestant must be 18 years of age and older.
Contestant must not have professional literary representation.
Submission must be contestant’s own original work.
Submission must be no longer than (45) pages, properly formatted for the screen.
Submission must feature English language dialogue.
Contestant can submit multiple scripts per contest.
Submissions not selected as winners during one competition can be re-submitted any following competition season.
Winning selections must provide a detailed production budget to be considered for funding. Submissions that are selected but do not provide production budget details are disqualified.