ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP IN SCREENWRITING
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
INFO: Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships to amateur screenwriters. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.
AWARD: $35,000 Fellowship
DEADLINE & SUBMISSION FEES:
- Late Submission – May 1, 2018 by 11:59pm PST ($85 entry fee)
BLACK LIVES MATTER SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
INFO: The mission of the ‘Black Lives Matter Screenwriting Competition’ is to bridge the gap between emerging black screenwriters and producers who want to make films that represent the black experience. By shining a light on the culture and historical perspective that has shaped – and continues to shape – the lives of the black population in both the United States and abroad, we hope that the scripts and films generated will bring about a greater representation of black talent and a greater assimilation of black stories into the film industry.
We are a team of artists, writers, directors, and producers who are dedicated to the success of the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. We look for storytellers who are passionate about creating narratives about our communities in the U.S. and abroad – from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Wall Street and the NBA; and from Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean to the streets of London.
Because we believe that these stories are part of the incredible tapestry of our world culture, we welcome submissions from artists from around the world of any sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, white, black, Latin, Asian, and everything in between in order to create diversity in the film industry. We are passionate about discovering promising artists and we love all kinds of stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare; from silly comedies to gritty dramas. No two paths are the same and no two stories are alike. As long as your script is about the black community or issues affecting the black community, where ever that black community might be, be it in the U.S., Africa, or outer space. We just want to see more stories about our communities.
We specifically hope that our ‘Black Lives Matter Screenwriting Competition’ will inspire more talented black authors to submit their work so that we will have the opportunity to introduce more films about the black experience to the industry. Our goal is to inspire more black authors to write, to see more black stories to go into production, and to connect production companies that tell our stories to the exceptionally talented storytellers who are writing them. We want to inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories that will inspire future generations to tell great stories.
1ST PLACE GRAND PRIZE
$250 in cash and prizes, recognition as the winner of the Black Screenplays Matter Screenwriting Competition, and your logline and script will be distributed to our database of agents and producers on both coasts who are looking for clients and material to produce. Winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing of your script on InkTip so that even more producers and reps can find you.
2nd PLACE GRAND PRIZE
You will be honored as a finalist and your logline and script will be distributed to our database of agents and producers on both coasts who are looking for clients and material to produce. Winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing of your script on InkTip so that even more producers and reps can find you.
3rd PLACE GRAND PRIZE
Your logline and script will be distributed to our database of agents and producers on both coasts who are looking for clients and material to produce. One Winner will also receive an InkTip Script Listing of your script on InkTip so that even more producers and reps can find you.
Urban World Film Festival
INFO: Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to redefine and advance the presence and impact of the multicultural community in cinema, is seeking feature film length screenplays (90-130 pages) for its five-day festival. The screenwriter must consider himself / herself of African American, Latino, East Asian, or South Asian descent. If the screenwriter is none of the above, the screenplay must feature African American, Africans, Latinos or Asians in prominent roles.
SUBMISSION FEES: Please check the website for fee requirement.
- Late – May 25, 2018
- Extended – June 8, 2018