THE BREAKK SCREENPLAY CONTEST
INFO: Are you a female TV writer interested in attending The Breakk 2019? Then this contest is for you. Story comes first and foremost. Our jury is looking for smart screenplays with strong original voices, and compelling stories with lots of heart.
· Early: May 15, 2019 w/ $39 submission fee
· Regular: June 10, 2019 w/ 49 submission fee
· Final: July 10, 2019 w/ $59 submission fee
ALL VOICES FILM FESTIVAL
INFO: Prime Video will host the first annual All Voices Film Festival, celebrating underrepresented communities. This digital short film festival is seeking entries from filmmakers in the U.S. from all backgrounds, where the creator or content represents the diversity of our world.
The writer, director, cast or theme of the short must reflect underrepresented communities. This includes but is not limited to people of color, ethnic, gender and religious minorities, members of the LGBTQI community, people with disabilities, veterans, young, aspiring filmmakers as well as older adults, and other groups that are underrepresented or marginalized in the US or globally. Submissions must be published as a “Standalone” film in the “Short Films” category, offer availability set to “US” and “Prime”, and may not exceed 40 minutes. The title must also comply with the requirements to be included in Prime Video, including (i) HD picture quality, (ii) closed captioned or subtitled and (iii) have a rating of “R” or less (or an equivalent through local rating agencies).
All submissions must comply with the Rules and Regulations.
• One Prime Video winner will receive a paid trip for two within the US to visit Amazon Studios in Culver City, CA. They will also receive a $25,000 royalty bonus.
• Four other winners will be selected to receive a $10,000 royalty bonus.
• All five winners’ short films will be promoted on Prime Video.
DEADLINE: May 20, 2019
AT&T HELLO LAB MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
INFO: AT&T is committed to creating an inclusive entertainment industry through initiatives such as The Hello Lab Mentorship Program. Launched in 2017, the program seeks to discover, incubate and empower emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities to evolve their work, grow their audience and distribute their short films on owned platforms such as DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW.
The program will offer five emerging screenwriters the opportunity to be mentored by actress, writer and producer Lena Waithe and chance to have their short film fully financed and produced by AT&T.
DEADLINE: May 22, 2019
URBANWORLD SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
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 24, 2019
Extended – June 7, 2019