16 April 2011

The Second Great Gay Screenplay Contest (Pride Films and Plays)

Post date: 16 April 2011
Deadline: 30 June 2011

The Great Gay Screenplay Contest

Purpose: To foster excellence in screenwriting that features GLBT characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Started in 2010, The Great Gay Screenplay Contest is presented by Pride Films and Plays in conjunction with Chicago Filmmakers. Three rounds of judging result in fifteen semi-finalists, then five finalists, who win prizes (including cash) with the winning scripts being performed as staged readings during Reeling, the 2011 Chicago International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

This is an open contest for WGA writers and all others. Multiple entries by the same author will be accepted, providing each is accompanied by separate fee and submission materials. Applicants must be 18 years old at time of entry. Applications will be accepted between 12:10 am on May 1, 2011, and 12:59 PM on June 30, 2011 CST.

From their press release:

This contest seeks new screenplays that not only speak to the LGBT community, but are essential viewing for our friends, family, and co-workers.

The entry fee if submitted between May 1 and May 31 is $30. The entry fee if submitted between June 1 and June 30 is $45. Final deadline is June 30, 2011. Our reading committee of theater and film professionals across the country will select 15 semi-finalists, to be announced on August 15.

The five finalists will be announced on September 15, and the five final scripts will be performed as staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted in Chicago October 23 - 26.

There will be one 'Juried Winner' and one 'People's Choice Winner.' The five finalists will each receive $400.

This is an open contest for all persons 18 years or older as of the date of entry. International entries are encouraged.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: pridefilm@gmail.com

For submissions: submit online here

Website: http://pridefilmsandplays.com
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