The Call for Entries for the 2016 American Movie Awards screenplay competition is now open. We accept both domestic and international submissions. Click the button below to enter the contest using our quick and secure online entry form. The 2015 American Movie Awards Winners, Nominees, and Official Finalists will be announced on April 15, 2015.
The American Movie Awards proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.
Mission and Prizes
The American Movie Awards screenplay contest was created to discover and recognize emerging independent screenwriters and to identify and help launch the careers of top, new talent in both film and television scriptwriting. In addition to the awards bestowed, over $5,000 in prizes will be presented to this year's Winners across multiple competition categories along with benefits packages from our sponsors and executive meetings with literary talent agencies and production companies.
Entry in one competition category is included with your entry fee. You may also choose to enter into more than one category for an additional fee of $10 per additional category. If work is entered in multiple categories, it may win multiple times.
Entry Deadlines and Fees
|Early Entry Deadline||July 31, 2015||$30|
|Regular Entry Deadline||November 30, 2015||$40|
|Late Entry Deadline||January 31, 2016||$50|
|Final Entry Deadline||March 31, 2016||$65|
Screenplay Competition Categories
- Feature Screenplay
- Short Screenplay (under 75 pages)
- Original Television Pilot
- Spec Television Script
- First-Time Screenwriter
- Stage Play
Sumission Methods / Formats
We accept entries via electronic file upload using our easy and secure online webform. We also accept entries through traditional mail; simply select this option on step #4 of our webform.
Acceptable screenplay formats for upload include: .PDF, Word, Final Draft, Movie Magic, and Text.
Screenplay Contest Rules and Guidelines
Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the script contest. Only one entry fee and one entry form is required for such entries. All authors' names should be listed on the online entry form.
The American Movie Awards will not share your script with anyone except the judges of the competition.
Hardcopy script materials will not be returned.
Scripts should be no longer than 185 pages.
Scripts may be uploaded via electronic file through our website or sent by mail.
Entrants may submit multiple script entries. Each screenplay submitted must include its own separate online entry form and entry fee.
Screenplay entrants retain all of their rights, title and interest in their works, screenplays, and intellectual property.
Once you have submitted your screenplay, we cannot accept a new or updated version. If you wish to submit a new version you will have to re-submit the project using the same entry process.
Entrants of all ages are elegible to participate in our screenplay contest.
How To Enter
To get started, simply click on the below button to submit your work using our secure online form. Good luck!
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