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Female Voices Rock
Female Voices Rock Film Festival
2021
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Active Since 2019
The Female Voices Rock Screenplay Competition aims to support diverse female storytellers in the industry. Accepting TV Pilots, Shorts, and Features.
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Female Voices Rock is dedicated to supporting diverse female storytellers in the entertainment industry. Our mission is to incite and inspire change that builds a foundation of equality and diversity, ensuring that every voice is heard and championed.


In 2018, women comprised only 20% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 US domestic grossing films. This is just a snapshot of the current landscape for female creators across the globe. At Female Voices Rock, we believe it’s time to amplify the voices that have not been heard before. 


BIPOC, LGBTQ+ voices, and other marginalized voices are not given equal space and have been left to fight for themselves for too long. We are using our platform to create space for the important stories that need to be told, the films that have not be seen, the creators who have not been given an opportunity, and we are here to support filmmakers to the fullest of our abilities through educational programming, workshops, webinars, and networking events.


By uplifting those left in the background, we are committed to increasing the industry's diversity and revolutionizing the filmmaking space.




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Benefits

This year's judges include: 

Tracy Kopulsky, a native Angeleno, is a manager at Management Firm Grandview formerly at MXN Mangment. After graduating from the Radio/TV/Film program at Northwestern University, Tracy started her career at William Morris Endeavor before making her way to MXN. As a manager, Tracy works with filmmakers and writers in both TV and film, with a particular emphasis on elevated genre and smart, edgy comedy. Her credits include TULLY, QUEEN & SLIM, BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE, and the upcoming THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY, as well as DATING AND NEW YORK.


Halle Marnier is from the mid-west and graduated from Columbia College Chicago in the film business before moving out to LA. Previously, she worked in film sales for Shoreline Entertainment and Preferred Content. Now, Halle works at APA Talent Agency where she was recently promoted to Agent in the Motion Picture Literary Department. Her goal is to advocate for writers and directors who are underrepresented in the film world.

Audrey Knox is a TV literary manager at Cartel Entertainment, a premier full-service management and production company with clients on shows including the Emmy-nominated It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Golden Globe-winning Californication, The Vampire Diaries, Bones, Lucifer, Happy!, Black Lightning, Star Trek: Discovery and more.  

Prizes

  • One script, regardless of category, will receive the Stage 32 Professional Development Package
    • 60 Minute Mentoring Call with an Executive, Producer, Manager of your Choice Through Stage 32
    • 1 Stage 32 Next Level Webinar
    • 1 Stage 32 Next Level Class
    • Free Month Access to the Stage 32 Writers' Room - you can meet executives online every week during class
    • Free Submission into the Stage 32 Short Film Program Contest - winners screen at Austin Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival
    • Free Submission into a Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest - winner flown to Hollywood for a week of meetings with Development Executives, Managers and Producers
  • Winners will receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.
  • Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox. 
  • One winner in each category will receive a copy of the latest Final Draft.


Announcements

Nov 20th
Semifinalists
Dec 3rd
Finalists
Dec 10th
Winners

Rules

  • Material is accepted via electronic submission only as a PDF digital file.
  • The material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing, and margin.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s). Scripts must be written in English.
  • By submitting to the contest you are releasing your script (but not it’s underlying rights) to Female Voices Rock and holding harmless FVR or any affiliates from any claims, expenses, and liabilities, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, copyright, libel, trademark infringement, slander, personal property infringement, etc.

  • The material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with the consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on the title page.
  • By using our service, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s).
  • All copyright, ownership, and derivative rights to the material submitted to Female Voices Rock remains with the original rights holders and/or author.
  • Female Voices Rock reserves the right to delay announcements for any reason.

  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the writer submitting the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize.