Screenwriting Competition – Bucks Fever FilmFest

Screenwriting Competition


Download the entry form here.


The 2020 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 August 10, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

The finalist(s) of the Screenwriting Competition will be announced during the FilmFest Virtual Awards Ceremony, Saturday, October 10, 2020.

First Place:   A $250 cash prize will be awarded by The PlayCrafters Group and complemented by 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; plus lunch with a local Professional Screenwriter. Provided by The PlayCrafters Group.

Second Place:   A $100 cash prize will be awarded by the Central Bucks Chamber plus a one year Chamber Membership and lunch with a local Professional Screenwriter.

Third Place:   A $75 cash prize will be awarded by the Central Bucks Chamber plus lunch with a local Professional Screenwriter.


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.