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The Competition

Download the entry form here.

The 2014 Bucks Fever FilmFest Competition is a screenwriting competition for short films only, open to all screenwriters native born or currently residing in the Greater Delaware Valley. While there are no restrictions on the genre of the screenplay, entrants must submit their entry in one of three categories: High School Screenwriter, College Screenwriter, or Emerging Screenwriter.  Scripts are to be judged by successful producers, writers and actors with Bucks County connections for strength of plot, character development, originality, overall quality and potential visual interest.

Screenwriters may submit their screenplays at any time before September 5, 2014. Late entries will not be accepted.

The finalist(s) of the Screenwriting Competition will be announced at the FilmFest’s Awards Night Reception, Thursday, October 2, 2014 and the winner(s) at the screening of all winning short films at the County Theater on October 12, 2014.  Prizes for the authors of winning Scripts include $100 cash for both High School and College categories and a behind-the scenes tour of Sun Center Studios, Pennsylvania’s first purpose built studio dedicated to service the production of major feature films and episodic television programs, located in Aston, Delaware County, PA.  The winner of the Emerging category will also have the opportunity to join the Sun Center Studios’ Tour, will receive a copy of the Final Draft 9 software and shall be invited to have breakfast or lunch with one or more of the judges for script mentoring.

Rules and Guidelines

Submissions must be in English, 12 point courier font, and properly formatted according to film industry standards.  Only one submission per author.

Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages in length and the body pages must be numbered.

Multiple authorship is acceptable; however, there will be only one First Draft 9 prize (if applicable).

Screenplays must be the sole and original work of the author(s) and the burden of obtaining copyright or otherwise protecting any proprietary interests in the Scripts rests entirely with the authors.

Only the final draft of the work should be submitted.  Do not submit multiple drafts.

Hard copies or electronic PDFs of all scripts are required on or before the deadline date.

The FilmFest is presented with the support of these generous sponsors:
Executive Producer: Monument Bank
Associate Producers: Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP  |  Silverman Family Partnerships, Inc.  |  Visit Bucks County
Production Manager: Comcast
Production Assistant: Renvyle Partners, LLC
Special Courtesies:  Comcast  |  County Theater  |  Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.  |  G2 Computers  |  The Standard Club


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