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Stage 32
Stage 32 Family-Friendly Screenwriting Contest
2021
Active Since 2021
If you write feature films for the whole family this contest could launch your career!
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THE WINNER WILL BE PERSONALLY MENTORED BY DGA-NOMINATED 

NETFLIX DIRECTOR VINCE MARCELLO OF "THE KISSING BOOTH" FRANCHISE WITH JOEY KING!

 

Now more than ever we could all use some wholesome, feel-good, entertainment that brings the whole family together. And that is just what audiences are looking for! Inspiring, fun, engaging feature films that are for the whole family - not just for kids!

Thanks to classic films that leave a lasting impression such as BIG, HOME ALONE, PRETTY WOMAN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE GOONIES, and new hits such as THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, A DOG’S JOURNEY, SPY KIDS, and more Family Friendly films offer something for everyone. 

And as Miguel says in the Pixar smash hit COCO, “We may have our differences, but nothing's more important than family.”

At Stage 32 we want to make sure you are able to meet the market where it is! We recognize that producers, studios, actors, streamers and audiences are clamoring for Family-Friendly films, so we’re going to bring your best scripts right to them! 

Nowhere else do you find top judges and mentors like you do on Stage 32. The Grand Prize Winner will meet with an incredible panel of judges from companies that have produced some of the great Family-Friendly films in recent memory including recent hits including FINDING ‘OHANA, FATHERHOOD, THE WITCHES, PINOCCHIO, DUMPLIN’, PADDINGTON,and classics including BACK TO THE FUTURE, FORREST GUMP, ALMOST FAMOUS, CAST AWAY, and more!


If you write feature films for the whole family this contest could launch your career! We are looking for family Comedy, Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance, Holiday, Animation, Mystery, Teen, Tween, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and anything else that is accessible for the whole family! 

Now - exclusively through Stage 32 - you have the opportunity to meet industry professionals from these prolific companies who will have read your script!

Benefits

The Grand Prize winner will be flown to Hollywood to meet with executives from: 

ImageMovers (BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE WITCHES, FORREST GUMP)

Ian Bryce Productions (FINDING ‘OHANA, ALMOST FAMOUS)

Afterglow Pictures (Executive credits include SURVIVE, HOLES) 

Management 360 (Client credits include DADS, THE DUFF)

Producer Carli Haney (#1 Hit Film, FATHERHOOD)

Netflix, Independent Originals Division

Anton(DUMPLIN’, PADDINGTON)

 

ALL FINALISTS will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are respected throughout the industry and have helped secure dozens meetings and which have led to writer success with companies like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Black Bear Pictures, Lit Entertainment and many, many more.

Announcements

Jan 14th
Semifinalists
Jan 28th
Finalists
Feb 11th
Winners

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

ENTRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entrants must upload their submission within 72 hours of entry purchase.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.


SCREENPLAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

The Entrant retains the rights to his or her screenplay at all times.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

The screenplay can be submitted with or without a title page and/or contact information.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.