Category Archives: Conferences, Festivals, & Contests

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LDS Film Festival

As the LDS Film Festival gets closer, we would like remind you of the opportunities available!

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24-Hour Competition
The 24-Hour Competition is the coveted event every year since it’s inception. Become an award-winning filmmaker in 24 hours. Sign up now! The time your film plays during the program depends upon the date you sign up, so sign up soon! For sign up information, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities
Free passes are given to those who desire to volunteer at the festival. Plus, connect with industry professionals and view films never before seen anywhere else. For more information, click here.

Podcast Booth

New this year! Contact us through the website and schedule a time to use the podcast booth. Through review of your podcast, we might even reward passes for those who promote the festival. For more information, click here.

Pitch Session

It is not available yet, but we have added a Pitch Session event for people serious about getting their idea in front of industry decision-makers. More information will be coming!

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2018 INNER VOICES – Call for Scripts

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2018 National Call for Scripts. The 2018 Call for Script will explicitly focus on the theme of Social Justice as Environmental Justice.

INNER VOICES Social Issues
Theatre addresses complex, timely and often difficult social issues that connect deeply to the university communities and beyond, through performances followed by post-performance audience dialogues.

The possible topics might include such things as food deserts, environmental hazards, recycling, sustainable architecture, water and energy issues, and the impact of these on mental health and well being, etc. An award will be given to those playwrights whose scripts comply with the guidelines and are selected. Decisions of the panelists shall be final.

We are looking for scripts in two categories:
A. Ten-Minute play: up to six will be selected, $700.00 will be awarded per selected winning script
B. Forty-Minute play: up to three will be selected, $1,500.00 will be awarded per selected winning script

For further access to access to submission guidelines and requirements, click here. For further access to the application, click here.

Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest

Utah Valley University is seeking scripts for child audiences from Utah College student playwrights for its fourth annual Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 25. The winning Utah college student playwright receives a $250 cash prize plus a staged reading and workshop development as well as opportunities to work with the national division winner. An additional $500 “Strike It Rich” prize may be awarded for the winning script in either division or shared between the two winners, if the play is based on the life of a real child.

For complete rules, guidelines, and the entry form, click here (it is the second contest underneath the post for Young Playwrights for Change).

 

 

FUSION’s THE SEVEN 13th Annual Short Works Festival 2018

FUSION’s THE SEVEN 13th Annual Short Works Festival announces 2018 theme: “THE REST OF THE STORY” – THE SEVEN is one of the nation’s premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are reads by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will be awarded the Andaluz Prize, and will receive transportation to/from and lodging at the festival.The performance will be held June 7 to June 11, however submission deadlines are as early as April. For important dates and submission information, click here.
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Vera Hinckley Mayhew Creative Arts Contest

Several years before his death in 1973, Wayne E. Mayhew of Berkeley, California, established a trust fund to provide annual awards in creative writing and fine arts at Brigham Young University in honor of his wife, Vera Hinckley Mayhew, a former BYU student. The first contest, in short story writing, began in 1963–1964 and has continued annually since then. A second contest, in poetry writing, began in 1974–1975. In 1978–1979, four additional contests were started. Since that time, two additional contests were added, making eight annual contests. For more information about general rules and specific regulations for each contest, click here.

Hollins University – Playwright’s Lab, Graduate Degrees

DEGREES OFFERED

PLAYWRITING M.F.A.

Students get their M.F.A. in three to five six-week summer sessions. You’ll work with visiting professional faculty, artists-in-residence, and guest speakers, developing personal and professional relationships. This can lead to reading and production credits before graduation.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The Playwright’s Lab features two professional certificate training programs that model best practices. These programs focus on the special skills required to work on new plays in production. They also pair playwrights with actors and directors in dynamic collaborations.

Visit hollins.edu/grad/playriting for more information.