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Frequently Asked Questions

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When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be officially announced on our website on Saturday, September 14, 2019. No one will be notified before that date. On Monday, September 16th, submitters will have their judging status updated on the submission platforms – Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. Individual emails or letters will not be sent out so please check your platform or our website for competition outcomes.

How do I enter my project into a competition?

During the Call for Entries period, you submit your project through either Withoutabox (www.withoutabox.com) or FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com). More information is available on the Submit page of this website.

How many projects may I submit?

You may submit as many projects as you’d like, but each project must be a separate entry. The submission portals do not offer reduced fees for multiple submissions. If you submit three projects, you must pay the submission fees for all three projects.

Can I submit my project as a rough cut?

A project needs to be complete enough for us to be able to judge it. As the saying goes, “You have only one chance to make a good first impression.” If an important scene is going to be missing, you should have notes on your account that should make the judge aware of this. However, we can only review a project once so please submit it at its most complete stage.

What are you looking for in the projects?

We are looking for interesting and original stories or music. Basically, we are looking for stories with interesting characters and unique points of view. The same could be said for screenplays. However, we further examine the writing style and use of language. TIP: Make sure that no matter what kind of script you submit (screenplay, stage play, teleplay), the format is industry standard and you check your spelling and punctuation.

How old can my project be and still qualify?

The Competition does not require any project to meet a specific completion date so a project can be a year old or five years old. We feel too many projects are lost due to these requirements. However, we do not expect to be judging twenty year old projects that are available commercially. So please exercise some discretion.

How do I submit a screenplay?

During our Call for Entries, you can submit your script using either the Withoutabox or FilmFreeway submissions platforms. Your electronic script should be uploaded to the platform’s online servers. Accepted digital formats are Word (.doc, .docx), Final Draft (.fdr, .fdx) or Adobe (.pdf) documents.

How do I submit a song or soundtrack?

During our Call for Entries, you can submit your song or soundtrack using either the Withoutabox or FilmFreeway submissions platforms. Your audio file should be uploaded to the platform’s online servers. We accept any audio file format.
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