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What are the criteria for judging, and which genres are accepted?

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What are the criteria for judging, and which genres are accepted?

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The seven main feature genres for entries are:

  • Action/Adventure - Films with strong action scenes, exotic locales, stories of adventure.
  • Comedy/Rom-Com - Romantic comedies, straight, dark and raunchy comedy, satires, etc.
  • Drama - More serious, realistic scripts exploring dramatic stories with deep themes.
  • Family/Animated - Scripts directed to the children/family market, movies that can be enjoyed by the whole family, animated features.
  • Period/Historical/War - Biopics, scripts based largely in the past, war epics, and scripts featuring historical characters.
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Space travel, disaster and post-apocalyptic stories, scripts set in alternate worlds and universes, stories with magical elements.
  • Thriller/Horror - Scripts that use suspense, fear and/or tension as main story elements, spy and crime thrillers, psychological thrillers, mysteries, ghost, zombie and monster stories.

Pick the genre that best fits your script. You can also enter the same script in a different genre for additional consideration, but you will need to submit another complete entry for that script. For TV scripts, we accept entries in the Half-Hour and Hour-Long Spec and Pilot categories. The readers and judges look for qualities such as craft and execution, originality, dialogue, characterization and structure.

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Views: 8548 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Feb 22, 2013
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