ScreenCraft Virtual PitchSubscribe
- Submit your best elevator pitch - a written, typed pitch of no more than 350 words.
- Semifinalists will be asked to submit a 2-minute video pitch.
- The selected finalists will pitch live and online, to a panel of A-list industry professionals.
Fall 2021 Finalists on Coverfly
- 350-word pitch submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.
- Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.
- There is no optional feedback option from a professional reader applicable to this competition.
- All participants must first submit a written, typed pitch of no more than 350 words. Your written pitch can include a brief description of characters, plot, themes, tone, writer background, comparable projects, etc. Any submission of more than 350 words will be disqualified from the competition.
- Pitches should be for feature films and episodic series only. Please do not pitch a short film.
- There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
- All semi-finalists will be required to submit a filmed video pitch of themselves, via a private link.
- Instructions for submission of video pitch will be sent only to Semifinalists. Only submissions with a filmed video pitch will be eligible to advance to the finals.
- Hundred Semifinalists will be selected from the written submissions.
- Video submission guidelines for Semifinalists: a) Video can be hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or any public-access video hosting platform. b) Video must be 3 minutes or less in total, including stop/start time and a brief introduction. We ask that the pitch itself be no more than 2 minutes, but if you go over by a few seconds you will not be automatically disqualified. c) There is no judging criteria based on video quality other than the clear ability to see/hear the writer(s). Self-filmed pitches via your smartphone are fine. d) No additional props, guests or support materials may be in the video, only the writer(s). e) Writers should - and the judges will - consider this video pitch a rehearsal for pitching live.
- The finalists will be invited to pitch live to the Panel of Judges, over Zoom.
- Finalists must be available for the Pitch Finals online event. Finalists who are not available for the event will be disqualified.
- Winners will be selected and announced at the Finals Event .
- Pitch entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
- All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
- Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
- If a writing team is chosen as a winner, both members of the writing team must be available to live-pitch at the Finals event.
- It is recommended (but not required) that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress US Copyright Office before submitting to any competition.
- Contact info may be included on the pitch, however, it is not required.
- ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remain with the original rights holder(s).
- The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.
- ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.
- ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.
For detailed terms and conditions, please visit ScreenCraft's Virtual Pitch Competition Page.