Choosing the Right Festival & Contest For You

Daniela Gonzalez
Literary Manager
Circle of Confusion

Now that 2017 is wrapped up, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2018! And we know many of you are ready to hit the festival and contest circuit...but are you wasting your time and money on the wrong ones?

Google “list of screenwriting contests” and you’ll get hundreds of results. We know, because we tried, and that can be daunting to sift through. What contests are reputable? What festivals are worth attending? What fellowships should you apply for? 

Don’t worry! Manager Daniela Gonzalez (Circle of Confusion) is here to break the year down! 

This 90-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • An overview of the year of contests and festivals 
  • What contests are worthwhile 
  • What festivals are worth attending 
  • Who actually judges them 
  • How to assess what contests/festivals are worth spending money on (if they have an entry fee) 
About Your Host

Daniela Gonzalez is a literary manager at Circle of Confusion, a feature film & television production and management company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Daniela identifies as a TCK – a third culture kid: Venezuelan-born, with a childhood in South East Asia, Daniela’s found her roots in the United States. Her international background informs her taste as she builds her roster of clients who have unique voices and backgrounds. Daniela holds a BA in Film Production with a minor in Film Producing from New York University.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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