Big Apple Film Festival screenplay competition entries are reviewed by readers who have had experience in either one or more of the following areas: screenwriting, film production, creative writing, film festival programming, film and/or screenwriting review and analysis, film, screenwriting and/or creative writing education. 

OUR ESTEEMED LIST OF JUDGES INCLUDE:

Writers, Directors and Producers who have developed projects for:

  • Netflix

  • Twentieth Century Fox

  • Disney

  • Warner Bros.

  • Paramount

  • Amazon

  • Fox

  • Sony Pictures

  • CBS

  • Hulu

  • HBO

  • NBCUniversal

Agents and Managers from the following companies:

  • Anonymous Content

  • APA

  • Stobby Entertainment

EXAMPLES OF CREDITS OF OUR FILM FESTIVAL JURORS AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION JUDGES INCLUDE:

  • Academy Award nominated writer/director

  • Independent Spirit Award nominated Producer who has developed projects for Netflix, Hulu, Sony Pictures, IFC, Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and more...

  • Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner who has written and produced for studios and networks including HBO, Disney, Hulu, Paramount, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, CBS, and SyFy

  • Senior Director at NBCUniversal

  • Script analyst who has provided coverage for outlets including HBO, Sony International, Amazon and Sundance Feature Lab, instructor for UCLA MFA program, as well as mentor for CineStory TV writers program

  • Former executive at HBO, Creative Consultant for Sony, Amazon, Emmy Juror​

  • Literary Manager from Anonymous Content

  • Literary Agent from APA

and many more...