Short Film Screenplay Contest
Entry with Scores & Comments
Your short film script is read cover-to-cover by experienced writers and producers of short films with scoring of ten key script elements:Concept • Structure • Character • Dialogue • Pacing • Tone • Conflict • Marketplace Potential • Emotional Impact
Senior Judges review scores and forward them to you with their brief personalized comments.
This is a festival worth every cent of the entry fee. The feedback was bang on time and focused my attention perfectly on the need to make some important changes. I've entered other contests, but have never received such helpful feedback. Now I see every frame of my film right there on the page.~~Benji Lewis, Los Angeles, CA
Entry with Writers Room Notes
Your short script is read by analysts and forwarded to the Senior Judging Team for evaluation of these critical elements: Concept • Storyline • Characters • Dialogue • •Pacing•
The scores and evaluation are reviewed by Senior Judges who provide you with your score sheet and 3-4 pages of Professional Hollywood Studio Writers Room Notes
I found the Academy level script notes to be extremely helpful, especially so in comparison to other notable screenwriting competitions. Well worth the investment, which is a serious bargain. They were thorough, all-encompassing and importantly, with specificity. The readers here definitely know what they’re doing. ~~Preston Martin, Springfield, MO
Entry with Academy Analysis
Your entire script is read, broken down, and analyzed by multiple professional studio analysts and forwarded to the Senior Judging Team for reading and scoring. You receive your score sheet with 5-10 pages of extensive Academy Level Studio Notes covering all 10 primary screenplay elements with specific comments direct from the Judges.
(Most popular option)
The Santa Barbara Screenplay Awards treated my short script like it was a major feature screenplay. Every note was detailed with several suggestions for picking up the pace and trimming the dialogue to make my film much more visual, which is what a film is all about!. ~~ Sara Lyons, Austin, TX
Line Notes & Live Consultation
Your script is personally read by an Award-winning WGA judge with a track record of helping short films move into production.
You'll then schedule an unhurried 60-90 minute live Zoom conference to go over your script line-by-line, as the judge makes written notes directly on your script and offers suggestions for improvement.
This is a professional "notes" session from a seasoned producer-writer.
You will receive an Mp4 recording of your session.
(Recommended for those ready to produce their film)