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BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest

BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest

Deadline Entry Fee
March 31, 2009 $55 up to 45 pages
$75 up to 160 pages
Award:  See website
Other Awards/Prizes: 
BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest (BIFF SPC) offers an opportunity for under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers to produce a film entirely from Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production to a completed finished project on High Definition Format only.
Notification Date:  April 26, 2009.
Eligibility: Open to anyone
  • Screenplays and documentary proposals must not have been produced already.
  • BIFF SPC seeks new work from screenwriters who never had prior exposure with the screenplay submitted or documentary proposal within the film industry. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
  • Applicants must be residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • BIFF SPC is open to everyone: unknown, established and emerging filmmakers. All screenwriters are eligible regardless of professional status.
  • Submitted screenplays must be in standard industry format and must be written in English. Foreign language parts of a screenplay must have English translations.
  • Feature-length narrative and documentary screenplay must be between 45 to 160 pages
    Short narrative screenplay and documentary can be up to 45 pages
  • The front cover page of the screenplay must have all the authors contact information.
  • A one page outline or synopsis (Approximately 700 words) must be submitted along with the screenplay or printed on the back cover of the screenplay like that of a regular book cover.
  • The primary representative of an invited project must be in attendance during the closing ceremony of the Boston International Film Festival event.
  • For projects with directors attached, the primary representative is the screenwriter(s), although potential co-producers are encouraged to attend as well.
  • Multiple entries are accepted, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry form and fee.
  • Screenplays must be registered with the WGA or copyright office
Web Address:
Contact & E-mail: Jean Desire
Contact Title: Programming Director
Organization: BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest
P.O. Box 240023
Boston, MA 02124
Los Angeles, CA 90038
United States
Phone: 781.935.0871
Fax: 617.298.6509
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