SIP Screenwriting Competition


 

The deadline for SIP 2014 has passed. 

FINALISTS will be determined in the summer and WINNERS will be announced in the fall!

Click here for 2014 Application/Release | Click here for 2014 Rules/Regs

AND

Join us on April 16th. It's free!

 

SIP 2013"SIP" Reading

 

 Please join us for un-staged reading event featuring excerpts from all 2013 SIP-winning screenplays.  For Writers, Actors and Directors, this event offers a unique opportunity to observe the writer's process as they delve into the nuances of DIALOGUE, TIMING, EMOTION  and more!

 Performed by Professional Philadelphia-based Actors

 Featured Screenplays:

 

Grand Prize Winner - Denise A. Brossman for LABOR OF THE GODS

 

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce  Regional Award - Kristine Kennedy for NO NEIGHBORS

 

2013 TV Prime Time Award sponsored by Comcast and NBCUniversal - Steven Hornberger for PHL 2.0

 

Student Prize sponsored by Robert McKee's Story Seminar- Michelle Smith & Adrianne Gunter for SERVED!

 

Winning writers will be in attendance.

 

Date: Wednesday, April 16th

 

Location:      The Roxy Theater

                     2023 Sansom Street| Philadelphia

 

Time:            6:30pm Doors Open | 7pm Readings

 Thanks to our host The Roxy Theater & the Philadelphia Film Society

 

2014 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 4-day STORY Seminar in NYC
  • Notes from High Profile Judges
  • National Press
  • Synopsis published on www.film.org

 Sponsors:

                                   

 

 

      

 

 

                         

 

 

SIP, which is sponsored 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.