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Big apple film festival screenplay competition

(spring edition)

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REGULAR ENTRY DEADLINE: APRIL 7TH

Credits of our screenplay competition readers/judges include:

-writer/producer who has had films released by Disney, Starz Network and Warner Home Video
-writer for ABC, who has previously written and developed projects for Spike TV and The
Weinstein Company

-writer/director who has had films released by Warner Brothers, Paramount and HBO
-script reader for Tri-Coast Worldwide and Rocksalt Releasing
-Tribeca Film Festival award winner
-and more...

PREVIOUS WINNERS AND FINALISTS INCLUDE: Shia LaBeouf (SAG Award, People's Choice Award and Independent Spirit Award nominee), Daniel Talbott (writer ABC's "The Conners", "The Mist"  produced by The Weinstein Company and Spike TV), Michael Vaynberg (writer/director Cannes Film Festival selection "9.8 m/s²"), Shruti Tewari (member of the Sundance Collab Directing Program), Bill Brock (Semi-Finalist - Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest), Ken Krauss (writer "Tom, Dick, & Harriet" - Hallmark Channel), Kevin Emerson (author of over twenty novels published by HarperCollins, Random House, Scholastic), Linda Shayne (writer/director "Undercover Kid" released by WARNER BROTHERS, HBO Family, "Little Ghost,” distributed by PARAMOUNT video airing on HBO), Chris Phillips (Finalist - Sundance Institute Development Track, Award for Overall Excellence in Playwriting-New York International Fringe Festival), Maia Henkin (Second Round Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, repped by Abrams Artists Agency), and many more...

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION AWARDS

  • In partnership with WeScreenplay, winning scripts will be reviewed by readers who have read for agencies, studios, management companies, and/or production companies. Each review will include: 4 pages of detailed notes, Character, Plot, Structure, Dialogue, and Concept Analysis, A Pass, Consider, or Recommend rating, An overall impression that will highlight extra factors like voice, Qualitative scores to help compare your progress, Your analyst’s bio. WeScreenplay has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, IMDb, TheWrap, and IndieWire.

  • Screenplay competition winners will receive the opportunity to pitch their script to 5 production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., United Talent Agency, FOX, The Gersh Agency, and many more.

 

  • Feature length screenplay winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

  • Screenplay winners will receive an all access badge to all Big Apple Film Festival events, including film screenings, networking conferences and receptions.

2020 BAFF WINTER EDITION

SEMI-FINALISTS

VECTOR by Jacob Wehrman

THE RIVER WARS by Robert McLaughlin

A COUPLE OF MONTHS by Deborah Riley

THE MUSIC SCROOGE by Jim Evry

MAD HADLEY by Jodi Lustig

16 BARS & WAITING by Eva Kantor

OH MISTS, MY FISTS by Guilherme Viegas

UP THE RIO by Jaime Osnato

PAPER by Jason Rice

BEHOLD by Tom Cavanaugh

THE SMILEY FACE MURDER THEORY by

Nicholas Varga

SIREN by Jack Maraghy

WHEN THE AIR COMES OUT 

OF THE BALL by JR Inman

DEAD MAN WITH A PLAN by

Joel Stern

THE TIKI TICKET by Brian White

DESSERT AND DASH by Muse Seymour

DARK PASSAGE by Jeffrey Douglas

THREE TONYS by Dale Keith Pitman

REFLECTION by Anastasia Roussel

THE FERRYMAN OF THE PALI

by Mike Gallagher

MINIDOKA COUNTY by Everett Moss

COUPLES THERAPY by Michaela Zannou

WARM BROTHERS by William Gorgensen

EDGE OF PARADISE by Anjali Nugyal

THE THIRD DAY by Teleah Moore

LITTLE HAWK AND THE WHITE WOMAN

by Aidan Rawnsley

THE LEGEND OF SANTA CLAUS AND 

THE WHITE HART by Quinn Hopkins

WATER COOLER NATION by Nancy Safavi

SO DON't CALL ME SIR! by Bo Svenson

RUNAWAY SHIP by Theodore Carl Soderberg

A HORROR MOVIE by Sean Valinoti

WHITE ZINFANDEL by Robyn Paris

AVA by Frank Mancuso

SEXUAL HEALING by Jennifer Medvin

BICULTURALISM FAUXUMENTARY by 

Mick Cohen-Caroll

WELCOME TO CHINATOWN by Benjamin Pollack

THE RESURRECTIONISTS by Duncan Putney

HELL'S BELLE by Kari Beth

NO OTHER WAY by James Dinkins

DREAM HOLLYWOOD by Bill Brock

AMERICAN EAGLE by Cressandra Thibodeaux

THE EVALUATOR by Peter Noel

BLEED JUST LIKE US by Ezekiel Walker

BEYOND THE WALL by Mary Elizabeth Morse

THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND by Will Stewart

THE FEATHER by Osman Arslan

2020 BAFF WINTER EDITION FINALISTS

MINOR MODIFICATIONS by Shia Labeouf

CLEOPATRA: THE ALEXANDRIAN WOMEN

by Mark Davis

SCOTUS by Alan Jenkins

PHANTOM EFFECT by Michael Vaynberg

GODDESS by Meg MacCary

PROPHET by Daniel Corey

FLIGHT AD4515 by Martina Lisec

GRAVEL ROAD by Arden Teresa Lewis

BROTHERS by Anthony Longo Jr.

GET THE SUN by Jon Mishner

BEAUTIFUL HEARTBEAT by Michael Matias

MODERN ART by Laurence Fuller

FLARES by Shruti Tewari

OTTO'S OTTO by Mark Howells

IN YIUR DREAMS by Stephane Arteta

CLOCKED IN by Matt Harbert

@22 GULMOHAR ROAD by Abhay Dalakoti

THE DRESS by Bill Brock

WHY THINGS BURN by Alix Reeves

2020 BAFF WINTER EDITION WINNERS

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL by

Caroline Ray and Angeline Ray

HARVEST by Amanda Kusek​ and Frank James

LOVING ME STRAIGHT by Ruby Smith

LACKEYS by Brodie Cotnam

36 HOURS by Rajan Gulati

THE FEARLESS FOUR by Byron McKim

CAMOUFLAGE by Christopher Willis

KANE THE GUNSLINGER by Benjamin Reeves

FLAWLESS: A FEMINIST FAIRYTALE by Deborah Rayne

CROWD WORK by Hannah Petosa

LODESTAR by Max Clark

2020 LOS ANGELES EDITION WINNERS

TWO HOUSES by Gary S. Branfman

SEATTLE by George Westberg

LETTER IN THE BOTTLE by Xiaoyu Yang

2020 LOS ANGELES EDITION FINALISTS

ALL-BRIGHT COURT "AN APPLE" by Chasen Ruddy

SHIFT by Marc Novak

WARRIOR WARRIOR by Brian Michaels

TUXEDO TERRACE by Carmine Bicchetti

A SUMMER OF BITTER SWEET MELON by Kevin Donner

FIRST AND TEN by Carl Chambers

GRAY by Daniel Talbott

THE BOOK OF ACTS by Simone Dill

CRISIS CENTER by Jan Stanton

2020 LOS ANGELES EDITION SEMI-FINALISTS

DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM by Izzy Mariano

A DAY FOR DELIVERANCE by Rob Lee Apker

THE SPIRITUALIZATION OF JEFF BOYD by

Uwe Schwarzwalder

TESLA by Walter Stewart

ANGEL OF RAIN by Lawrence Kennon

THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY by Mark Gee

THE MODER ILLIAD - THE CLUB by Craig Reed

BLACK PRIVILEGE. WHITE POWER by Daniel Danielson

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