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Reel Sisters Screenplay Competition

Reel Sisters Screenplay Competition

Deadline Entry Fee
November 10, 2005 (early);
January 13, 2006
$25 (by 11/10/2005)
$35 (by 01/13/2006)
Award:  $1000, Script Reading at Festival & Interview in African Voices.
Other Awards/Prizes: 

F$500 - 2nd Prize
$250 - 3rd Prize
All winners receive 3-day festival pass & gala ticket.

The Reel Sisters Screenplay Competition is dedicated to supporting the creation of new screenplays by women of color. Our goal is to create opportunities for women of color in the film industry to succeed as writers, directors and producers. A well-written script will provide jobs and opportunities for artists of color to excel behind and in front of the camera once a screenplay is produced. It is in this spirit that Reel Sisters presents our first screenplay competition.
Notification Date:  February 1, 2006
Eligibility: Women Filmmakers
Rules:  For rules and entry forms visit website.
  1. Entries must be postmarked by November 10, 2005 (Early Entry deadline fee: $25) or postmarked by January 13, 2006 (Late Entry deadline fee: $35). If you would like notification of the receipt of your submission, please send a self-addressed and stamped postcard along with your entry.
  2. The Reel Sisters Screenplay Competition invites submissions from women of African, African-American, Latin, Caribbean, Asian/Indian, Pacific Islander, Native American and Aboriginal descent. If you are submitting a collaborative script, your co-writer(s) do not have to be gender or race specific.
  3. All entries must include an original screenplay between 90 to 120 pages, a completed entry form, a signed release form, a short synopsis, and the appropriate entry fee(s). All checks and money orders must be payable to Reel Sisters. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are also accepted.
  4. Your submission must be an original screenplay written in the English language or translated into English. The screenplay submission must not be published, produced, sold, or under option at the time of submission. Screenplays must be between 90-120 pages. Screenplays must be properly bound and written in standard screenplay format.
  5. Judging will be anonymous. Your entry form(s) and screenplay(s) will be assigned corresponding numbers, and your screenplay(s) will be identifiable to the judges by number only. Do not indicate your name on your title or synopsis page. Do not bind or staple any additional information to the script.
  6. Script collaborations are allowed, however, each writer must sign the application form (there are multiple lines for co-writers at the bottom of the form), and the work must be the sole and exclusive property of the collaborators. WGA Registration # or Copyright information is required.
  7. Substitutions of new drafts for entries once received will be not accepted under any circumstances.
  8. We cannot return submitted scripts. Please do not send your original copy.
Web Address:
Contact & E-mail: Carolyn A. Butts
Contact Title: Founder/Executive Director
Organization: Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
c/o Long Island University, Media Arts Dept.
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Phone: 212.865.2982
Fax: 212.316.3335
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