Welcome to the Honolulu Film Awards Screenplay Competition. The 2014 Call for Entries is now open. This annual screenplay competition was created to help aspiring screenwriters break into the entertainment industry as well as to support emerging new talent. We are currently accepting entries in all lengths and genres.
Click here to download the Official Entry Form
For Digital Entries:
We also accept digital entries via email. You will need to email us the completed Official Entry Form along with a digital file of your screenplay to email@example.com. We accept PDF, Word, Final Draft and Mobie Magic formats.
Ten scripts will be recognized as Official Finalists in the Competition along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners. Three Winners will also be selected from among the Short Screenplay category.
Cash prizes are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Television Writers Vault Sponsorship
The Television Writers Vault is pleased to award the top three winners and top ten finalists of the Feature Screenplay Competition with a Free Annual Membership and marketing for your project at www.TVWritersVault.com, the television industry's premiere screenplay service used by over 230 leading television companies and networks, including; ABC Studios, NBC/Universal, CBS, HBO Films, CAA, ICM, William Morris Agency, and others scouting new concepts and scripts in all genres of television, providing writers and creators a protected method of exposure to buyers.
InkTip is giving our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Short Screenplay Competition Winners placement of their winning script on their website for free placement of their winning script logline in their magazine which is mailed to 4500 industry professionals, and emailed to thousands more.
Winners will have the opportunity to have their work forwarded to our talent management and agency partners. Finalists and Winners will be featured on our website and in our annual Press Release announcing the Winners of the Competition.
Early Bird Deadline - August 20, 2013
Regular Deadline - November 20, 2013
Late Deadline - January 20, 2014
Extended Deadline - March 10, 2014
Early Bird Deadline - $30
Regular Deadline - $35
Late Deadline - $40
Extended Deadline - $50
Contest Rules and Conditions:
Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the competition. Only one entry fee and one entry form is required for such entries. All authors' names should be listed on the entry form.
You may submit multiple entries; each screenplay submitted must include its own separate entry form and entry fee.
You retain all rights to your work submitted.
Screenplays should be in standard screenplay format and should be no longer than 180 pages.
Short screenplays (under 50 pages) are accepted.
Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries, however, may be adapted from other works.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted on the title page of the script.
Script materials will not be returned.
The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.
The Honolulu Film Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in event scheduling.
You agree to indemnify us and all of our employees, partners, officers, parent companies and/or subsidiaries, sponsors, and other agents harmless against any and all claims or liability resulting from your entry or participation in the Honolulu Film Awards.
By submitting your project for consideration into the Honolulu Film Awards you certify that you are authorized to submit said project and agree to all rules and regulations.