The 2017 Byron Bay International Film Festival is expanding with the addition of a screenplay contest with a $2500 U.S. first prize and Final Draft screenwriting software for the top three placegetters.
Open to screenwriters both domestically and internationally, the Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest is one of Australia's only feature film screenplay competition attached to a major film festival.
The Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest is open to all writers, but there are a set of conditions to adhere to.
Screenplays must be formatted correctly, be in English, and be between 80 and 120 pages in length, which is the standard length for most feature films. They must be submitted as a pdf document, and the title page must contain no authorship or contact information, only the work's title.
Entries are open until late June with the winners announced at BBFF2017, which runs from October 6 - 15 at multiple venues in Byron Bay and across the Northern Rivers. The festival is truly one of the more interesting and quirky festivals on the circuit and attracts filmmaking talent from all around the world.
For full details, please visit the website here.