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WELCOME TO
THE FIRST ANNUAL
SPACE DREAM PRODUCTIONS

SHORT FILM
SCREENWRITING
COMPETITION!

Looking to bring your short film from script to screen?

The winning screenplay will be produced into a short film
and submitted to select film festivals around the world!
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THE COMPETITION

As an Independent Production Company having produced over 40 film projects since our first festival premiere

in 2016, we know that moving from writing to production can be a challenging roadblock for writers.

 

This can be especially true for writers from underrepresented communities,

and writers who live in geographic locations far from major cities with large film communities.

For that reason, we decided to launch an annual short film screenplay competition.

 

The Grand Prize?

 

Space Dream Productions will fully produce the winning script and submit it to select festivals!

Submissions options include additional judge's feedback where writers will receive in-depth notes

on the creative and technical aspects of their screenplay.

Will your screenplay become the next "Best Picture"?

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All scripts must be in English. If your script is translated, we recommend having someone advanced in English proofread the translation so you do not risk getting a low score due to a poor translation.
Google Translate and ChatGPT can be very poor translators. (Also, AI usage is not allowed).

All scripts must have a cover page that ONLY lists the script's title.
Please ensure there are no names or other identifying information on the cover page.
 

The scripts may be watermarked designating that they are a Film Freeway copy,
or even a copy submitted specifically to this contest.
The cover page does not count towards the total page count.
 

All entries must be uploaded by the final most extended deadline
and cannot be updated with new drafts after they have been submitted.

Space Dream Productions will utilize a team of experienced and accoladed industry professionals
for the judging panel, and all judgements are final.

There are no refund options once a submission has been completed.

Full submission guidelines, eligibility information, and competition rules

are available on our FilmFreeway submission page

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AWARDS & PRIZES

Top 10 screenplays will receive up to one page of general judge's feedback
from one judge, including the breakdown of their overall score.

*Please note: General feedback is general, and is not as in-depth as
the full feedback available for additional purchase*

GRAND PRIZE (1st place)
The Grand Prize winner receives a grand prize trophy,
quotable praise from the judges on their skills as a writer,
and up to 2 hours of virtual consultation with Space Dream Productions Founder & CEO,

Producer of over 40 film projects since 2016, Koura Linda.

In addition to the above, Space Dream Productions will produce
the winning screenplay into a short film and cover select festival submission costs.

Writer(s) of the screenplay will receive WGA standard writer credit on the film and on IMDb.

If writer(s) do not have IMDb pages, Space Dream Productions will create one for them.

RUNNER-UP (2nd place)
In addition to the general judge's feedback, the runner-up receives a printed certificate,

and a 1 hour virtual consultation with Space Dream Productions Founder & CEO,

Producer of over 40 film projects since 2016, Koura Linda.

FINALISTS (5th-3rd place)
In addition to the general judge's feedback, Finalists receive a printed certificate,

and a 30 minute virtual consultation with Space Dream Productions Founder & CEO,

Producer of over 40 film projects since 2016, Koura Linda.

SEMI-FINALISTS (6th-10th place)
In addition to the general judge's feedback, Semi-Finalists receive a printed certificate.

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