168 Write of Passage - Got a week? Write a script!

Started in 2009, the Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which teaches writers as they compete. The goal is to develop redemptive, inspirational stories that honor God. Submissions are 12-pages and are written in 168 hours, based on the theme and a foundational scripture.

Writers compete for cash, prizes, Hollywood introductions and expert critique from Hollywood insiders. Any Write of Passage script may be produced to screen at the 168 Film Festival as a Write of Passage Spotlight Film (See FAQ for details.)

Write of Passage utilizes participants called "Development Executives" (DE's) to judge the first round of the competition. DE's also compete for Hollywood introductions and producer credits on resulting films. Write of Passage complements the 168 Film Project, allowing the best writers a chance to be seen onscreen.

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2014 Assigned Verse:

Theme: Freedom

"A seed is not free unless it dies to itself. Freedom is an ALTITUDE. Freedom is a state of mind and an attitude, for which we all strive, and it is anything but free. Many, animated by forces greater than themselves, have fought and died for sweet freedom. Truly, no freed soul can deny the responsibility to help emancipate their brothers and sisters." - John David Ware 

2014 Verse: Galatians 5:13

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. NIV

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Prizes for 2014

The First Place writer will receive:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Introductions to Hollywood professionals, including Brian Bird ("Not Easily Broken," "When Calls the Heart")
  • An InkTip Script listing to provide exposure to their extensive network of producers, reps, managers, agents and others.

2015 Competition Timeline

  • October 2015
  • Watch for announcements in the Summer.