Screenplay Contest

In 2018, Film Schenectady launched its first screenplay competition.  In 8 short weeks 192 submissions were received from around the country and across the pond.  Winners were announced in style at a red carpet event complete with champagne reception, food stations, awards presentation, entertainment and after party.   Applications for the 2nd Electric City Screenplay Competition open January 01, 2019.

“It all starts with the written word.  It all starts with you.”

GRAND PRIZE – Feature Film $2,000 *

GRAND PRIZE – TV Pilot $1,000 *

FILM 2nd Place Winner – Evaluation & consultation, steps for taking your screenplay/script to market, and list of market resources ($1,850 value)

TV PILOT 2nd Place Winner – Story consult and Skype session to hash out tone and content, including one page, synopsis, and loglines ($599 value)

 3rd PLACE WINNERS (Film & TV Pilot)  Script analysis and copy of “4 Magic Questions of Screenwriting” ($450 value)

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* All winners receive a waiver to apply to the Northeast Filmmakers Lab 6th edition in 2019.