Name of Contest:

Sponsoring Organization:
The Maine Studios and Maine Film Collaborative

John E. Seymore

235 Presumpscot St.
Portland, ME 04103

207 221-5453



Purpose of Contest:
This contest has a top prize of $500. The best two screenplays in each of the categories will receive an opportunity for production consultation and consideration for production at The Maine Studios. Screenplays can be Shorts, Television Scripts or Feature length and in any genre.

Number of years this contest has been running:
The contest is in its first year

Early Entry-May 31
Standard Entry-July 31
Late Entry-September 1

Entry Fees:
Early Entry-$30
Standard Entry-$40
Late Entry-$50

Kinds of scripts accepted (i.e. Teleplays, features, MOWs):
Feature Films-60+ pages
Short Films-under 60 pages
Teleplays-any length

Only electronic entries (PDFs) will be accepted. The script must be completely original. The script cannot have been produced, sold or optioned. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Description of Prizes:
Awards given in Horror, Comedy, Drama, Family, Action and Short Film for Feature Film, Short Film and Teleplays

In addition, the Top 2 Scripts in Feature, Short and Teleplay will be recognized and eligible for the Grand Prize: $500 and a consultation and consideration for production by The Maine Studios. Additional Prizes will continue to be added until Oct 31, 2010.

Readers and Judges:
The readers are a variety of film professionals. The judges are the executive staff of The Maine Studios.