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Win Cash and Prizes and Make Valuable Entertainment Connections!

More great films and filmmakers have come out of New York than any other city in the world and we never know where the next great New York story will come from. So if you’re from here, been here, went to school here, are still here, are on your way, would like to come here, or were simply in a New York State of Mind when you wrote your script, submit your story today. We are passionate about film and want to support you. Our judges have worked in various genres with some of the biggest names in the industry so whether your script is a comedy, drama, or action piece, if it’s exceptional we’ll find a home for it.

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1st Place

GRAND PRIZE

$250

Cash & Prizes

$250 in cash and prizes, recognition as our grand prize winner, and your logline and script will be distributed to our database of agents, managers, producers, and distributors across the country 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

Prestige

Respect & Prizes

You will be honored as a finalist in the New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition and your logline and script will be distributed to our database of agents, managers, producers, and distributors across the country 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

A-List Access

Your logline and script will be distributed to our database of agents, managers, producers, and distributors across the country 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.

 

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Industry Judges

Our judges are some of New York and Hollywood’s top agents, managers, and producers. Our finalists will literally be judged by some of the most established and respected feature producers, talent managers, and agents from the industry’s biggest ten percenteries.

 

Entrants are strictly prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition this is why we do not publish their names. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. Associates, employees, clients, and family members of judges are not eligible to enter. If our judges are interested in working with you, they will contact you.

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Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only through our partner websites FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, and NetworkISA.
  • There is no limit to the length of the projects you submit. Projects can be in script or treatment form.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Scripts must be written in English, but can be in any film or television genre.
  • Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Entry fees for screenplay entries are posted on our partner websites and are non refundable.
  • Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright.
  • All winners are responsible for their own U.S. income tax withholding.
  • The competition, its judges, and its officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.

Rules & Eligibility

  • All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • Material must be your original work.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
  • By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.
  • We do not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.
  • Please note that the New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition is in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, film school, or film related enterprise or organization including, but not limited to NYU, Tribeca, Tisch, NYFA, NYSC, BFF, MOCA, MOMA, the NYCIFF, or the Met.