2020 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (Winter Edition)
Cinepolis Theater, NYC, February 11-15
discount entry deadline: november 25
Now accepting entries in the following categories: FEATURE FILMS, SHORT FILMS, FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES, SHORT DOCUMENTARIES, STUDENT FILMS, WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEOS, ANIMATION, SCREENPLAYS, TV/WEB SERIES PILOT SCRIPTS, as well as specialty categories including WOMEN FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS, LGBTQ FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS, HORROR FILMS AND SCREENPLAYS
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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Winners in each of the Screenplay Competition categories will be announced and promoted through VARIETY, one of the industries leading trade publications, subscribed to by leading producers, production companies and studios, including Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers and more.
Screenplay competition winners will receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, 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 a live reading of excerpts from their screenplays at the festival from professional New York City actors.