FIRST PRIZE - The winning screenplay will receive a license fee cash award of 1,500 CAD, and will be produced by Open Screenplay.**
SECOND PRIZE – The 2nd place screenplay will receive a 500 CAD license fee cash award and may be produced by Open Screenplay.
THIRD PRIZE - The 3rd place screenplay will receive a 250 CAD license fee cash award and may be produced by Open Screenplay.
You can start a new screenplay or contribute to an existing one. Contribute as much or as little as you like. Want to come up with an idea for a short film? Or a character? Or a scene idea? Or write some pages? Do any of it or all of it... it’s up to you. The more you participate, the greater your chances are of winning part of the cash awards.
CONTEST WINNER BADGE - Contributors to the winning screenplays will receive a “Contest Winner” badge on their user profile page.
CONTEST FINALIST BADGE –
Five (5) screenplays will be Finalists, and contributors to the fourth and fifth place screenplays will receive a “Contest Finalist” badge on their user profile page.
If your contribution is voted into the winning screenplay(s), you will share in the cash award(s) and also receive writing credit. The more you contribute, the more awards you can earn.
**IMPORTANT GUIDELINE For Short Film Production:
Winning screenplays have the chance to be produced. Given constraints related to COVID-19, screenplays will only be produced while strictly observing social distancing guidelines. This will help us produce the short film while keeping our communities safe.
We therefore call on your creativity and ingenuity to ensure all screenplays be written and conceptualized in a way that would allow for production in a socially distant context. This includes considerations that the actors, crew members and director may not be able to meet and film in person.