COMPETITION PRESENTED BY: EVENT HORIZON FILMS, Dallas International Film Festival, and Torfoot Films
The information included on this page was approved by Zack Frizzell, Head of Communications and Editorial, Event Horizon Films on August 9, 2021.
Event Horizon Films is partnering with Torfoot Films, IdeaMan Studios and Litwin Law Group, PLLC, to finance, develop and produce the winning short script for a world premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival.
The winning short script of the “Script to Screen” competition will be directed, developed and produced by award-winning director Johnathan Brownlee at Torfoot Films. Additional producing partners include, Event Horizon Films, IdeaMan Studios and legal partners, Litwin Law Group, PLLC, and The Law Office of LaToya L. Blakely.
The winner will receive writing credit and 10% on the backend from net profit, and finalists will receive Star Passes to the 2021 Dallas International Film Festival.
|Competition Name||Script to Screen|
|The information included|
on this page was provided
|The 2021 Script Competition|
TYPE OF SCRIPTS ACCEPTED
|Short||10 pages or less. |
Story must be set in a single location.
Awards and Prizes
|Finalists||Finalists will receive Star Passes to the 2021 Dallas International Film Festival.|
|Grand Prize Winner||The winning short script of the “Script to Screen” competition will be directed, developed and produced by award-winning director Johnathan Brownlee at Torfoot Films. Additional producing partners include, Event Horizon Films, IdeaMan Studios and legal partners, Litwin Law Group, PLLC, and The Law Office of LaToya L. Blakely. |
The winner will receive writing credit and 10% on the backend from net profit.
See the Rules & Eligibility and Terms & Conditions for details.
The winning script will be selected by the producing partners.
|Submission Dates||See website for dates. Note: Submission time deadlines are CENTRAL standard time.|
|Submission Pathway||Coverfly, Filmfreeway, or via the competition’s website.|
|Script File Type||PDF only, 15MB limit.|
|Logline||Required during submission.|
|Script’s number of pages||Required during submission.|
|Script’s Genre||Required during submission.|
|Special Effects||Yes/No answer required during submission.|
|Title Page||Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required.|
All writers must be credited on title page.
|Resubmissions / Corrected Pages||Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will not be allowed.|
|Copyright||Recommended, but not required.|
|WGA Registration||Recommended, but not required.|
Script Eligibility Requirements
|Page Length||10 pages or less|
|Story Attributes||Story must be set in a single location.|
Stories featuring an adult only cast are encouraged.
|Script File Type||PDF only, 15MB limit.|
|Age of Script||There are no requirements as to when the material was written.|
|Adaptations||Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.|
For details, please see competition’s Rules & Eligibility and Terms & Conditions
|Previous or Concurrent|
Competition Entry Restrictions
|All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible for this contest. However, the Script to Screen winner will not be allowed to submit the script as submitted to the Script to Screen competition or as otherwise further amended to other competitions or festivals.|
Writer Eligibility Requirements
|Number of Scripts Eligible for Submission||There is no limit to the number of projects an entrant may submit.|
|Multiple Writers||Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.|
|Age of Writer||All writers must be at least 18 years of age.|
|International Submissions||International submissions are accepted. However, the material submitted must be in English (occasional dialogue in other languages is acceptable, if subtitle translation is provided).|
Written Critiques / Scores
Every submission will receive written feedback from the competition’s agency readers.
|Critics||Professional readers (not script’s judge in the competition).|