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The Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition offers aspiring local screenwriters the opportunity to compete for professional script notes and table reads by established Valley screenwriters and actors as part of the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival.
This competition, now in its third year, is a great opportunity for writers to gain valuable feedback on their work from a filmmaking community who appreciates the various genres that encompass Phoenix Comicon.
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Submission deadline: April 1, 2014. | Download the application here.
In 2012, Matthew Himlin won First Place in the Steampunk category and First Place Overall at the Phoenix Comicon Short Film Competition for his script, "The Anachronist" Formerly called "The Loop," Himlin's winning script was also a finalist in the 2011-2012 IFP Phoenix Script to Screen Challenge.
"The Anachronist" caught the eyes of former IFP Phoenix members Timothy D. Allen and John Thomas, who later optioned the short steampunk project.
"Local screenwriting competitions are great for local writers because you actually get to interact with the judges, contestants and other support people," Himlin says, "and those are all great networking opportunities."
Himlin went on to serve as one of the final judges of the Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition in 2013.
If this is your first crack at screenwriting and you're looking for additional screenwriting tips, we suggest checking out ScreenwritingU.com, The Writers Store, Scriptmag.com, Truby's Writers Studio and the Scriptwriters Network. There's a host of online screenwriting tools out there that are either free or offered at a reduced price.
Download the 2014 Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition Entry Form here.
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2014
Once you're done, you may want to ship it to a trusted grammar-lover to make sure your script is at top form. If you know an experienced writer, even better!
The Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition is for all kinds of writers at all levels of skill, but the more polishing you can do before submitting, the greater your chances of standing out amongst the competition.
For questions or to submit your short script and scanned entry form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.