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Pages to Pictures Short Script Contest

Pages to Pictures Screenwriting Contest

Deadline Entry Fee
May 01, 2006(early)
May 31, 2006 (late)
$ 40 (by 5/1/2006)
$50 (by 5/31/2006)
Award: 1st Place Winner, Valued at $15,000 U.S.D
Other Awards/Prizes: 
  • Your script will be produced into a digital film during the festival;
  • Win a production contract with one of the world’s fastest growing channels of entertainment, Fun Little Movies Worldwide Network;
  • Win a state-of-the-art cell phone;
  • One-year subscription to Scr(i)pt Magazine;
  • Placement of your logline, treatment, synopsis and script on’s password protected website; Inclusion of your logline (pitch) (for winning screenplay) in’s printed publication, mailed to 5,000 Industry Professionals;
  • Lucky you! You’ll take the Director position and work alongside a seasoned Director and crew;
  • Receive your name in the credits and add your finished film to your portfolio;
  • Think of our film production as your own Guerilla Film School;
  • The film will be screened at the Festival following the awards presentation, Sunday, August 27, 2006;
  • One All Access Pass to the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival, with celebrity status;
  • One roundtrip airline ticket from your home (within the continental U.S.) to Reno, NV (lowest fare not to exceed $500);
  • Lodging, (single room) for the duration of the film production and during the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival (no less than 4 nights, no more than 7 nights);
  • Use your film as a calling card to promote yourself, even enter it in film Festivals;
Most screenwriters can only dream of working alongside Hollywood professionals to produce their script into a digital film. The majority of people cannot afford to attend film school due to time factors, family obligations and money constraints. Our objective is to create educational alternatives in screenwriting and filmmaking that take less time and money to learn. The winners will ad a finished film to their portfolio and glean valuable information during the filmmaking process that can further their careers. Our winners will walk away with a valuable calling card (their film), having the potential to get them in the door of the right people, who can possibly make a difference in their future.
Notification Date:  By June 30, 2006
Eligibility: 18 years and over may apply.

The Short Screenplay Competition, PAGES TO PICTURES, is open to to new writers as well as those who earn a living writing for the big or little screens.

  • All Screenplays must be written in English.
  • Authors must be over 18 years of age at the time of submission.
  • Applicants must not have been optioned or sold prior to August 27, 2006.
  • Screenplays must be the original work of the applicant(s) and a complete story, not part of a longer work. If based upon another's life experience, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to make such adaptations.
  • Neither the Festival nor its Jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant's statement of authorship or rights.
  • We advise that you register your screenplay with the Writers Guild of America, East or West (of the Mississippi). For more information visit
  • You may submit more than one screenplay providing that each submission is accompanied by a $40 submission fee PER ENTRY postmarked by May 1, 2006 or a $50 submission fee PER ENTRY postmarked by May 31, 2006 and a completed entry and release form (for each script) including author(s)' original signature(s). A photocopy of your signature will not be accepted. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries.
  • Jurists reserve the right not to grant an award.
  • This year, entries are restricted to the comedy genre only and, keep in mind the winning script will be produced in North Lake Tahoe in conjunction with the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival (TRIFF).
  • Those scripts with elaborate stunts, special effects, and exotic locations will probably not be picked for production. In addition, no graphic violence or sexual content, nudity, scenes of extreme abuse, or excessive profanity will be accepted.
  • T-RIFF reserves the right to change any content in the screenplay. Please enclose a self addressed, stamped post card if you wish to receive return acknowledgement of your script’s safe arrival in our office. Format Rules •
  • The screenplay must be in US Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format.
  • To follow standard guidelines for format, consult any popular screenwriting text for assistance or purchase a screenwriting software program.
  • Font size must be 12 point and in Courier or New Courier type. • Scripts must be 10 pages or less, not counting title page and covers.
  • Pages must be numbered and may be bound between two pieces of paper or cardstock as covers (to protect them), three-hole punch and fastened with two brads . • Text must be on one side only.
  • ONLY the TITLE of the screenplay should appear on the front stock cover (legibly printed or typed).
  • A second title page should be included (loose, not stapled), with TITLE, AUTHOR, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.
  • As all judging is anonymous, author's name must NOT appear anywhere else on the script.
  • Submissions must include a two sentence logline to be placed directly after the fronT (stock) cover, enclosed within the brads...NOT COUNTED IN THE 10 PAGES.
Web Address:
Contact & E-mail: Katrina Wilson
Contact Title: Executive Director
Organization: Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival
Lake Tahoe Public TV
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
United States
Phone: (775) 298-0018
Fax: (775) 298-0019
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