⚠️ Please note! ⚠️
📚 We're only accepting screenplays in English or Romanian.
🎥 The GRAND WINNER will be offered to have the screenplay produced before the end of 2022.
📝 For all the screenplays submitted during the “Return With The Elixir” Deadline (September 23rd - October 13th, 2021) we will be offering two letters of feedback, from two specialized script readers. But we can't offer feedback letters to screenplays submitted during the other deadlines.

--- LMISC Updates ---
March 12th 2021
Here are the LMISC#5 GRAND WINNERS:
𝐆𝐎𝐋𝐃𝐄𝐍 𝐍𝐈𝐁 🏆 JURE MATRIMONII written by Lisa Patsiou (Best Short Film Screenplay, Festival de Cannes length, 6-15 pages)
𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐈𝐁 🏆 OLD FOLKS written by Corbin Eaton & Martin Hasler (Best Sitcom Screenplay, 21-45 pages)
𝐁𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐙𝐄 𝐍𝐈𝐁 🏆 HAIL MARY written by Marc Prey (Best Feature Film Screenplay, 60+ pages)
Normally, as the Grand Winner, Lisa would be the winner of our Grand Prize, but since her screenplay is not available for production, we will be turning the SILVER NIB winner, Corbin&Martin's screenplay OLD FOLKS, into a sitcom pilot! 💖

--- About ---
🎥 LET’S MAKE IT! is a screenwriting contest where the winning screenplay is turned into a movie. 🎥

--- Contest Description ---
Did WE ever dream to have your screenplay produced? Of course! That was the reason to wake up in the morning! So we took our ideas through heaven and hell, wrote them down, took notes and received feedback, applied them and wrote again, until we thought we were ready to face the industry.
We went to workshops, meetings and pitch contests, hoping that a production company will get behind our ideas and produce them. But when, after many failed attempts, we understood that none of the participants were getting picked up, that the production companies where there just for the entrees and small talk, we decided to take the future in our hands.
We gathered all our stories, experience and equipment and started making films!

Did YOU ever dream to have your screenplay produced? Perfect! Let’s make it happen!
Under the umbrella of our production company, mc² film, we are all about transforming your ideas, imagination and the world you created into a real movie, ready to go to the festivals and be shown on the cinema screen!
With short and feature films accepted, screened and awarded at festivals in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Germany, Romania, Cyprus, Canada, Bulgaria, Austria, Australia and many more, we are looking for the next big thing, the screenplay that will catch our eyes, melt our hearts and spark our fire!

--- Contest History ---
LET'S MAKE IT! Screenwriting Contest was founded in 2016 by George Gänaeaard and Horia Cucuta.
1️⃣ - The first edition winner was ROSE, written by Luke Anthony Walker, a film which was finished in April 2020 under the name of MOTHERS. The film has already been accepted at 12 festivals in Taiwan, UK, Romania, US, Italy, Mexico and India.
More info here: https://filmfreeway.com/mothers2020
2️⃣.1️⃣ - AMERICA, written by Ron Riekki, won the second edition and became a film in February 2019. It also became our most successful project, being accepted at 49 film festivals in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Romania, Italy, Greece, Germany, Cyprus, Canada, Bulgaria, Austria and many more, placing as semi-finalist and finalist numerous times and winning 7 awards.
More info here: https://filmfreeway.com/america2019
2️⃣.2️⃣ - Having has such an amazing collaboration with Ron, we've also produced a second screenplay of his, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH!, a stop motion animated film. The film was finished in July 2020 and was already selected in 16 film festivals, winning 4 awards.
More info here: https://filmfreeway.com/tyfyt2020
3️⃣.1️⃣ - The third edition winner was DRIVEN, written by Paul Weidknecht, a film which is in the production phase, with plans to be filmed before the end of 2021.
3️⃣.2️⃣ - During the third edition we also discovered THE MANNEQUIN, a screenplay written by Babak Shahidi. We've loved it so much that we decided to start working on it as well, producing a 3D animated film.
4️⃣ - The fourth edition production award went to WHAT CAN IT BE?, written by Casey Hagaman, which is now in the pre-production stage.
5️⃣ - The fifth edition production award was won by OLD FOLKS, written by Corbin Eaton & Martin Hasler, which we will be turning into a sitcom pilot!

--- Contest Legacy ---
The main goal of LET'S MAKE IT! Screenwriting Contest is to help at least one submitting screenwriter have their screenplay produced into a movie, taken from the script page and projected on the cinema screen. It’s our way to give back, the least we can do to make sure that what we went through, when starting our careers, isn’t just a recurring theme inside the industry.
The second important goal is finding powerful voices and helping make their screenplays better by offering honest and to the point feedback, something we truly appreciate and hunt for on all our projects.

--- Contest Awards ---
Step 1: 9 Category Winners
🏆 9 CATEGORY WINNERS, one for every category, will be selected and offered two pages of written analysis from at least two of our readers.
💰 They will also receive cash prizes in the TOTAL of 💲1500 (offered based on the number of submissions for every category from the previous edition):
$300 - Best Feature Film Screenplay (60+ pages)
$250 - Best Short Film Screenplay (Festival de Cannes length, 6-15 pages)
$200 - Best Short Film Screenplay (16-30 pages)
$150 - Best Sitcom Screenplay (21-45 pages)
$125 - Best One-Hour Drama Screenplay (46-75 pages)
$125 - Best Short-Short Film Screenplay (2-5 pages)
$125 - Best Medium-Length Film Screenplay (31-60 pages)
$125 - Best Webseries Screenplay (20 pages and under)
$100 - Best Micro-Short Film Screenplay (1 page and under)
🎥 They are also contest finalists and will run for the Grand Winner award.

Step 2: The Grand Winner
🎥 The Let’s Make It! #5 GRAND WINNER, selected from the 9 Category Winners, will be offered to have their screenplay produced by the mc² film production company, before the end of 2022.
📝 They will also receive two pages of written analysis from at least three of our readers.

Step 3: 10 Rising Star awards
🌟 We will randomly select 1 winner (using www.random.org/integers) from all the remaining screenplays that didn't win any prizes and offer to the writer(s) one Zoom/Google Meet/Skype chat of 1 hour, with George and Horia. The chat will contain feedback on the screenplay submitted, but they can also talk about the industry, or reply to any questions the writer(s) want to ask.
🌟 We will randomly select 9 winners (using www.random.org/integers) from all the remaining screenplays that didn't win any prizes and offer them one feedback letter each.

--- Contest Eligibility ---
1) All submitted material must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s) at the time of submitting.
2) Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned, or the work is in the public domain.
3) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and payment made in full at time of the submission.
4) All ages are eligible, from any country of the world and there is no limit to the number of materials you may submit.
5) All entries must be in English or Romanian.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF format and written in the industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
7) It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition.
8) For all the screenplays submitted during the “Return With The Elixir” Deadline (September 23rd - October 13th, 2021) we will be offering two letters of feedback, of at least two pages each, from two specialized script readers. Screenplays submitted during the other deadlines will not be receiving any letters of feedback.
9) Will we be sending all the feedback files before January 31st, 2022.
10) There will be selected 9 CATEGORY WINNERS, one for every category.
11) There will be cash prizes in the total of $1500 for the 9 Category Winners, as mentioned in the Awards & Prizes section.
12) The 9 Category Winners will receive two pages of written analysis from at least two of our readers, before January 31st, 2022.
13) The Let’s Make It! #5 GRAND WINNER, selected from the 9 Category Winners, will be offered to have their screenplay produced by the mc² film production company, before the end of 2021.
14) The Let’s Make It! #5 Grand Winner will receive two pages of written analysis from at least three of our readers, before January 31st, 2022.
15) If we can't make the film, for reasons above our control (earthquake, wildfires, global pandemic, injury, death etc.) the Grand Winner will be offered an additional prize of $500.
16) If the Golden Grand Winner screenplay is not available for production, the Silver Grand Winner will inherit the main prize and we will produce the Silver Grand Winner screenplay.
17) If the Silver Grand Winner screenplay is not available for production, the Bronze Grand Winner will inherit the main prize and we will produce the Bronze Grand Winner screenplay.
18) If none of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Grand Winners are available for production, we will select one of the other category winners for production.
19) The winner of the production award must sign a release form with MC PATRAT FILM S.R.L., during the first two weeks after being sent the release form, which allows MC PATRAT FILM S.R.L. to produce the film, under no direct financial obligations, with no remuneration due for the acquisition of the screenplay, but with a 20% share of the film profit, in case the film made from the script returns profit.
20) Competition judges, readers and employees of the Let’s Make It! Screenwriting Contest or mc² film production company, past and present, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter.

An event organized by MC PATRAT FILM S.R.L.
CUI: 43171055 / EUID: ROONRCJ40/13245/2020
Sos. Pandurilor 60, Sector 5, Bucuresti, Romania

Step 1: 9 Category Winners
🏆 9 CATEGORY WINNERS, one for every category, will be selected and offered two pages of written analysis from at least two of our readers.
💰 They will also receive cash prizes in the TOTAL of 💲1500 (offered based on the number of submissions for every category from the previous edition):
$300 - Best Feature Film Screenplay (60+ pages)
$250 - Best Short Film Screenplay (Festival de Cannes length, 6-15 pages)
$200 - Best Short Film Screenplay (16-30 pages)
$150 - Best Sitcom Screenplay (21-45 pages)
$125 - Best One-Hour Drama Screenplay (46-75 pages)
$125 - Best Short-Short Film Screenplay (2-5 pages)
$125 - Best Medium-Length Film Screenplay (31-60 pages)
$125 - Best Webseries Screenplay (20 pages and under)
$100 - Best Micro-Short Film Screenplay (1 page and under)
🎥 They are also contest finalists and will run for the Grand Winner award.

Step 2: The Grand Winner
🎥 The Let’s Make It! #5 GRAND WINNER, selected from the 9 Category Winners, will be offered to have their screenplay produced by the mc² film production company, before the end of 2022.
📝 They will also receive two pages of written analysis from at least three of our readers.

Step 3: 10 Rising Star awards
🌟 We will randomly select 1 winner (using www.random.org/integers) from all the remaining screenplays that didn't win any prizes and offer to the writer(s) one Zoom/Google Meet/Skype chat of 1 hour, with George and Horia. The chat will contain feedback on the screenplay submitted, but they can also talk about the industry, or reply to any questions the writer(s) want to ask.
🌟 We will randomly select 9 winners (using www.random.org/integers) from all the remaining screenplays that didn't win any prizes and offer them one feedback letter each.

1) All submitted material must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s) at the time of submitting.
2) Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned, or the work is in the public domain.
3) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and payment made in full at time of the submission.
4) All ages are eligible, from any country of the world and there is no limit to the number of materials you may submit.
5) All entries must be in English or Romanian.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF format and written in the industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
7) It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition.
8) For all the screenplays submitted during the “Return With The Elixir” Deadline (September 23rd - October 13th, 2021) we will be offering two letters of feedback, of at least two pages each, from two specialized script readers. Screenplays submitted during the other deadlines will not be receiving any letters of feedback.
9) Will we be sending all the feedback files before January 31st, 2022.
10) There will be selected 9 CATEGORY WINNERS, one for every category.
11) There will be cash prizes in the total of $1500 for the 9 Category Winners, as mentioned in the Awards & Prizes section.
12) The 9 Category Winners will receive two pages of written analysis from at least two of our readers, before January 31st, 2022.
13) The Let’s Make It! #5 GRAND WINNER, selected from the 9 Category Winners, will be offered to have their screenplay produced by the mc² film production company, before the end of 2021.
14) The Let’s Make It! #5 Grand Winner will receive two pages of written analysis from at least three of our readers, before January 31st, 2022.
15) If we can't make the film, for reasons above our control (earthquake, wildfires, global pandemic, injury, death etc.) the Grand Winner will be offered an additional prize of $500.
16) If the Golden Grand Winner screenplay is not available for production, the Silver Grand Winner will inherit the main prize and we will produce the Silver Grand Winner screenplay.
17) If the Silver Grand Winner screenplay is not available for production, the Bronze Grand Winner will inherit the main prize and we will produce the Bronze Grand Winner screenplay.
18) If none of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Grand Winners are available for production, we will select one of the other category winners for production.
19) The winner of the production award must sign a release form with MC PATRAT FILM S.R.L., during the first two weeks after being sent the release form, which allows MC PATRAT FILM S.R.L. to produce the film, under no direct financial obligations, with no remuneration due for the acquisition of the screenplay, but with a 20% share of the film profit, in case the film made from the script returns profit.
20) Competition judges, readers and employees of the Let’s Make It! Screenwriting Contest or mc² film production company, past and present, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter.

An event organized by MC PATRAT FILM S.R.L.
CUI: 43171055 / EUID: ROONRCJ40/13245/2020
Sos. Pandurilor 60, Sector 5, Bucuresti, Romania

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  • Seanan Palmero

    Communication with the festival was great and applicants were informed of the festival's decision to add rankings within specific categories instead of only announcing which script advanced from each. This increased transparency and community, thanks!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Seanan!
    Really appreciate your feedback!

  • Iman Davari

    I can just say: AMAZING FESTIVAL!!!

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your nice words, Iman! Keep doing a great job!

  • ali jalali

    Thank you so much ❤❤

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Your very welcome, Ali! ❤

  • mc² film did an absolutely fantastic job with the production of my screenplay America. I highly recommend this screenplay competition. Send them your very best writing.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Ron! Congrats for writing so amazingly well!

  • Avon Singh

    Awesome festival, excellent critical review and great service

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Avon!