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 cash, 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.
The Write of Passage competition takes place annually in October.
NEW FOR 2016 Write of Passage INTENSIVE
Write of Passage INTENSIVE is not a competition. It is an "intensive" mentored screenwriting exercise. Similar to the Write of Passage competition, participants will receive a foundational verse, and will write up to 12 pages in a week, interacting with an experienced industry professional as a mentor. Participants can include an individual writer or a team of writers.
Again, this is NOT a competition and there are no prizes, however scripts will be eligible to be produced as Write of Passage Spotlight Films for the 168 Film Festival. Entry fees go in part to support mentors, who will work with you toward the goal of making a compelling story that is affordable to produce.
Write of Passage INTENSIVE registration is open thru Feb 8. (Register below)
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