First 10 Pages Script Competition | 2018

Submissions Open: January 12, 2018

Submissions Close: March 15, 2018

Winners & Official Selections announced by: May 15, 2018

Submissions accepted via Film Freeway only.

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature screenplays and television scripts in all genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

All script entries receive a script listing with the project logline on a custom page of the website. (You may opt out of receiving this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish to make your logline and contact info available.)

Why The First 10 Pages? A writer only has the first 10 pages (sometimes less) to grab an executive, producer, manager, agent, or talent and hook them into reading the entire screenplay. If the first 10 pages fail to capture the reader, it doesn’t matter how brilliant the rest of the script is, you have lost the opportunity to have your screenplay considered.


Accepting feature film screenplays and TV scripts in all genres. Each submission entry requires:

FIRST 10 PAGES OF SCREENPLAY or TELEPLAY

Submit the first 10 pages of the feature screenplay or teleplay only.

LOGLINE

A brief description of your script’s story (up to 50 words).

WRITER’S BIO

A Writer’s Bio may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects.

SCRIPT SHOWCASE

A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents. Includes:

  • Logline Listing
  • Writer Bio
  • Contact Email or Website or IMDb Profile Link

You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

WINNERS – SHOWCASE

Winning scripts receive

  • “Winner” Recognition Laurel
  • Script listed on the “Winners & Official Selections” page of the website
  • Opportunity to showcase the first 10 pages of your script on a custom project page of the website for development executives, producers, and others to access. (You may opt-out of this award on the entry form if you do not want development executives, producers, and others to have access to your material or contact info).

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHOWCASE

All scripts not classified as winners receive

  • An “Official Selection” laurel
  • Script listed on the “Winners & Official Selections” page of the website

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: January 12, 2018

$53 Early Deadline: January 31, 2018

$59 Regular Deadline: February 15, 2018

$69 Late Deadline: February 28, 2018

$79 Extended Deadline / Submissions Close: March 15, 2018

All deadlines 11:59 pm Pacific Time

WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY: May 15, 2018

  • Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All entries must be in English.
  • All entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.
  • Submissions are accepted via Film Freeway only.
  • Title Page: Include title and writer’s name. Contact information is optional.
  • Scripts must be in standard screenplay format. No exceptions.
  • Both produced and unproduced scripts are eligible.
  • Both represented and non-represented writers are eligible.
  • Teams of writers are eligible.
  • Scripts that have previously won a competition are eligible.
  • Substitutions of corrected pages, revised material, or new drafts, require a new entry and payment.
  • We DO NOT offer deadline extensions.
  • We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts.
  • WE DO NOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVERS, OR DISCOUNTS, OR DEADLINE EXTENSIONS.
  • We DO NOT offer individual feedback on script submissions.
  • All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
  • By submitting a script you confirm that you own the rights to the material submitted.
  • By submitting a script you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.
  • See the FAQs Page for additional information.

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