In a ceremony that culminated June 26 in Hollywood, Campus MovieFest announced the winners of its worldwide contest to find the best student filmmakers. More than 75,000 students participated in the festival's 10th annual competition. The award for Best Picture went out to Ien Chi of Emory University for his short...
Big Break™ is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break™ rewards screenwriters with cash, prizes, and A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.
Judges of writing contests aren't charged with finding scripts to develop or produce. They're charged with JUDGING A CONTEST... and quite frankly, most scripts submitted to contests are downright unreadable.
Why do people hate thinking of screenwriting as a profession like any other? It may be a "creative" field, but so what? Designing airplanes requires creativity… yet no one expects Boeing to accept designs from amateurs over a website.
There's often a difference between what aspirants, even talented aspirants, WANT to be true… and what IS true. And when I smell bullshit, I call bullshit. And I am calling MAJOR BULLSHIT.