The 2017 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 1, 2017. 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 5, 2017 and the winner(s) at the screening of all winning short films at the County Theater on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
First Place: A creative one-on-one consultation that may be used in any way that best serves the writer’s pleasure – to brainstorm and explore new ideas or to examine past, present or future projects provided by The PlayCrafters Group. Lunch with a local Professional Screenwriter.
Second Place: Screens Arts East will provide 1 Tuition-Free Workshop or Course in the art of Filmmaking. This is a unique opportunity to refresh or further develop your filmmaking skills. Lunch with a local Professional Screenwriter.
Third Place: Lunch with a local Professional Screenwriter.
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.
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.