WHAT ARE THE DEADLINE DATES?
Early Deadline – March 26th, 2018
Late Deadline - May 14th, 2018
WHAT ARE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DATES?
2018 quarterfinalists and semifinalists are selected in late June. The top 10 finalists are posted to the site on July 1st, and one Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up is announced in late July.
SCRIPT FORMATTING & LENGTH
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM/MAXIMUM PAGE LENGTH FOR FEATURE SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS?
Feature screenplays must be between 85 and 125 pages in length.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM/MAXIMUM PAGE LENGTH FOR TELEVISION PILOT SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS?
Television pilot scripts must between 22 to 70 pages in length. For a half hour pilot the length should be 25 to 35 pages and for an hour the length should be between 55 and 70 pages.
IF MY SCRIPT EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM PAGE COUNT, CAN I STILL SUBMIT MY SCRIPT?
No, we do not accept scripts that exceed the maximum page count. Scripts that exceed the maximum page length will be disqualified.
IF MY SCRIPT IS UNDER THE MINIMUM PAGE COUNT, CAN I STILL SUBMIT MY SCRIPT?
No, we do not accept scripts that do not meet the minimum page count. Scripts that are less than the minimum pages in length will be disqualified.
DO THE MINIMUM/MAXIMUM PAGE LENGTHS INCLUDE THE TITLE PAGE?
No, the title page is not included in the minimum/maximum page count.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS?
Yes, all scripts must be submitted in standard script format. No exceptions.
- Font should be Courier 12 point
- Margins should be no less than 1-inch.
DO I NEED TO INCLUDE A TITLE PAGE WITH MY SCRIPT?
Yes. A title page is required.
SHOULD I PUT CONTACT INFO ON THE COVER PAGE?
Cover page should include the title, but remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.) from the script.
If your contact info is left on the script, we'll adjust the file accordingly—the writer will not be disqualified.
CAN I SUBMIT SCRIPT IN FINAL DRAFT OR WORD?
No, all entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.
CAN I SEND A PAPER COPY OF MY SCRIPT TO YOUR MAILING ADDRESS?
No. We do not accept paper copies of scripts. Only PDF copies of scripts are accepted.
IS THE FIELD LIMITED TO BEGINNING WRITERS AND AMATEURS?
No. Writers may have sold or optioned material in the past; however, the script you're entering must not be currently under option and must not have been previously produced as a feature film.
CAN INTERNATIONAL WRITERS ENTER?
Yes, applicants outside the US are welcome to enter ANY Page Turner Screenplay contest. This is an international competition open to all English-written scripts.
All submissions MUST BE in ENGLISH.
CAN I SUBMIT TO OTHER CONTESTS OR COMPANIES AFTER ENTERING?
There are no restrictions on submitting to other writing competitions or sending your script elsewhere while entered in the contest.
IF I PLACE AS A FINALIST OR WINNER, DO I RETAIN THE RIGHTS TO MY SCRIPT?
Yes. All rights to the material remain with the writer.
DO I NEED TO COPYRIGHT MY SCRIPT?
Although a copyright is not required to enter the competition, we recommend you register your work with a copyright service, such as the U.S. Copyright Office, or the Writer's Guild of America.
CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONE SCRIPT IN THE COMPETITION?
Yes, multiple submissions are accepted. Each submission requires a separate entry.
IF I REWRITE MY SCRIPT AFTER ENTERING THE COMPETITION OR SHOWCASE CAN I SUBMIT MY NEW DRAFT?
Yes, new drafts of submitted scripts are accepted with a separate entry and fee payment.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & AWARDS
DO I GET FEEDBACK ON MY ENTRY?
Feedback will only be given to the top three winners but we hope to have this as a service we provide in the future.
WHY IS MY SUBMISSION STATUS IN FILM FREEWAY “IN CONSIDERATION”?
All submissions remain “In Consideration” until judging is completed and winners announced.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RECOGNITION LAUREL?
“Finalist” and ‘Winner” laurels are distributed after judging is complete and winners have been announced. Winners receive a “Winner” laurel. All others receive a “Finalist” laurel. You will receive an email via Film Freeway with a link to access the online laurel center.