Carnegie Screenwriters is hosting our first short film and short screenplay festival in August of 2017 at the Tull Family Theater in Sewickley, Pa. We are now open to submissions from members and non-members alike. We are looking for the best of the best to be shown and read at our 2 day event. We are open to all genres of films and screenplays that fall within our running time and page count guidelines. Screenplays can also be submitted to receive feedback from our readers. Scripts submitted into this category are automatically entered into the short screenplay contest, please do not submit the same script to both categories.
Winning screenplays will be performed at a seated reading during the opening reception event held on Saturday, August 26th. Winning writers will receive free admission to the opening reception event. All film winners receive live screening of their film on Sunday August 27th. Winning films will receive one free admission to the screening event.
If the submission is accepted into the festival, the entrant grants a non-exclusive, royalty free license for use for theater screening, and to publish excerpts in print or electronic media to promote the event in any and all media. The filmmaker must secure all rights and clearances. Foreign films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
Films should have been completed since January 2014 to present and be no longer than 20 mins.
Screenplay submissions must be in English and be 15 pages or fewer. Entrant(s) must hold the right to perform, reproduce, display and distribute their work to enter the competition. The work must not have been previously optioned, sold or produced.
Digital download of all films selected for the Official Selection must be received by August 1, 2017. Any materials submitted will not be returned. All fees are non-refundable.
The Carnegie Screenwriters Script and Screen Festival is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions.
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