Contests can be a great way of getting recognized but they can also be extremely confusing to navigate. Which ones are legit and worth it? Why do you keep placing high but never winning? Beverly Neufeld (Contest Reader, Slamdance) is here to help you with the contest labyrinth! She's going to lift the curtain and give writers a look at behind the scenes of a contest so you can better understand not just what they are and how they work but what those results actually mean.
This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:
-Contests, with an emphasis on Slamdance
-How readers are selected
-The selection process for scripts
-How scoring works and what 'placing high' really means
-Things to be aware of in your script before you submit
-How to determine which contests are right for you
A staple in the industry for over 20 years, The Slamdance Film Festival is an annual film festival focused on emerging filmmakers and low-budget independent films to introduce them to the entertainment industry. The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. They welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world.
Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include:
Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Lynn Shelton (Humpday) and Matt Johnson (Operation Avalanche). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have earned over $11.5 billion at the Box Office to date.