Screenplay Competition


We are currently accepting entries for the upcoming 2017 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition. We accept both domestic and international submissions. 


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The Canada International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Finalists The Write Brothers┬« Screenplay Competition, in partnership with the Canada International Film Festival, was created to discover emerging independent writers and talented, new voices in scriptwriting.  Over $6,000 in prizes will be given away to the Winners and Finalists of this year's competition.

Categories  

Feature Screenplay Competition.  1st through 3rd Place prizes will be awarded.
Short Screenplay Competition.  1st through 5th Place prizes will be awarded.
Television Script Competition.  1st through 5th Place prizes will be awarded.

Feature Competition Prizes
Movie Magic Screenwriter, Dramatica Pro, and Storyview Software Suite courtesy of The Write Brothers®, makers of the industry's best screenwriting software.
Cash Award
Screenwriter VIP all-access passes to the Festival
Marketing Opportunities

Short Script and TV Script Prizes
Dramatica Software courtesy of The Write Brothers®, makers of the industry's best screenwriting software
VIP all-access passes to the Festival
Marketing Opportunities


To be eligible for competition, submit your completed feature, short script, or television script using our secure online entry form or PDF entry form.


Deadlines

Early Bird May 31, 2017
Regular Deadline August 31, 2017
Late Deadline November 30, 2017
Extended Deadline January 31, 2018


Entry Fees

Early Bird $25 USD
Regular $30 USD
Late Deadline $35 USD
Extended Deadline $40 USD


Rules and Regulations for Screenplay Entry

If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, the award will be divided equally among them.

Please use FilmFreeway to submit your project.  We prefer PDF but can also accept
Movie Magic, Final Draft, or Word formats.

Awards are based on overall merits of the screenplays.

Entrants retain all rights to their screenplays.

Screenplays must be original work.  We do accept adaptations.

More than one entry may be submitted.

Script materials will not be returned.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

Awards and Official Selections are based on overall merits of the screenplays and are at the sole discretion of the jury.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted separately.

CIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in event scheduling or programming.

Please do not send press kits with your entry.

Entrants agree to indemnify and hold us, including our employees, our officers, and our partners and affiliates harmless against all claims arising out of entry or participation in the Canada International Film Festival.

All responses by CIFF will be made by email.

Official Selections will be contacted approximately one month prior to the festival.

By submitting your film or screenplay to the Canada International Film Festival you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all the aforementioned festival rules and guidelines.