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Month: June 2014

2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

We are proud to announce this year’s Movie Title Contest open to all entrants to the BlueCat Screenplay competition. Please share the below information with your communities. Thank you for your time!
Every year, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition holds a Movie Title Contest for all of our early submissions. All entries submitted to BlueCat by AUGUST 1st will be automatically eligible. Our TOP 3 favorite titles will each receive a cash prize of $250!
All scripts submitted by the Movie Title Deadline of August 1st will receive their written analysis by October 1st.
$60 for features and $40 for short screenplays.
Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.
We accept both feature length and short screenplays, and in keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis, with our best screenplays receiving over $40,000 in cash prizes.
$15,000 Grand Prize
Four Finalists
$2,500 Prize
$10,000 Grand Prize
Three Finalists
$1,500 Prize
Best Feature Screenplay from the UK
$1,500 Prize
Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK
$1,500 Prize
Three Winners: $250 each
All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible
Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:
  • Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series.
  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
  • Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, premiered at 2014 Sundance.
  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.
BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Sundance Institute has two contests

Below is an opportunity to bring your stories to the screen.**OPEN CALL for STORY Submissions — Deadline: July 1st, 2014**In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Sundance Institute has two contests, one contest for stories, one for short films:
The Challenge: Share your unique, compelling and personal Story (fiction or documentary) to be made into a Short Film by a renowned Sundance Institute filmmaker. Tell us a Story that explores empowering individuals or communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combatting disease, or improving health in all parts of our world. Your Story can be imaginative, unorthodox, daring or simple and must touch on economic inequalities.

The Goal: Let’s use the power of independent film and collective creativity to inspire a global conversation around innovative solutions that real people are using to conquer these challenges.

The Reward: FIVE winning Story submitters will each earn $1,000 and ONE of those Stories will be made into a Short Film to be directed by a Sundance Institute filmmaker. That Short Film will be shown at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and its Story author will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Film Festival as the Special Guest of Sundance Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

To submit a story, **NOTE–You can submit up to FIVE stories:

To submit a short film (for those projects who have videographers or filmmakers), please go to this link, **NOTE–You can submit up to FIVE videos:
Prize is $10,000 for award winners and receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Film Festival.

To read the Huffington Post article, “Sundance And Gates Foundation Challenge You To Create A Video That Matters” for background and three short films that premiered at Sundance 2014 for inspiration:

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