The 2016 "Set in Philadelphia" Screenwriting Competition (SIP)
is open for submissions!

Early Deadline: March 7, 2016
Final Deadline: April 4, 2016

Winners will be announced in the fall of 2016.

 Click here for 2016 Application/Release | Click here for 2016 Rules/Regs and Entry Instructions

2016 Prizes

Grand Prize for Best Screenplay

  • $10,000 cash prize
  • Notes from High Profile Judges
  • National Press
  • Synopsis published on www.film.org

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Regional Award

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • Notes from High Profile Judges
  • National Press

TV Prime Time Award, sponsored by Comcast and NBCUniversal

  • $5,000 cash prize
  • Notes from High Profile Judges
  • National Press
  • Synopsis published on www.film.org

Synopsis published on www.film.org

 The Student Award, sponsored by Robert McKee's Story Seminar

  • Free tuition to the intensive 3-day STORY Seminar in NYC
  • Notes from High Profile Judges
  • National Press
  • Synopsis published on www.film.org

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SIP, which is presented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, is open to all screenwriters, world-wide, who submit a feature length screenplay OR an original TV pilot length screenplay to be shot in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. All genres will be accepted. Scripts will be judged on their overall quality, and the extent to which they project "shootability" in the Greater Philadelphia region. SIP Finalist Judges are high profile Producers, Writers and Actors who have a Philadelphia connection.