The following are the requirements for evaluation, as well as for each phase of our competition.
Electronic Copy of script: Submitted via MovieHatch.com
Screenplay : Length 90 -140 pages in PDF format only
TV Script : Length 50 -120 pages in PDF format only
Basics: Name, email etc.
Logline : 150 characters max - including spaces
Synopsis : 2,000 character max - including spaces
If you qualify for entry, we will require the following in addition to that above written requirements:
Visual Pitch - one of the following
Video Trailer - this is the equivalent of what you might see in the movie theater prior to the featured screening. It can be a traditional trailer with cuts from various parts of the script, or a single scene from the script, or a talking head (possibly you) simply pitching the idea. You will still need to submit a still image to use as the thumbnail for your video (see below).
Length: 3 minutes max
Format: Any format accepted but .mov and .avi strongly recommended:
File Size: 100 MB max
Ratio: 16:9 preferred but 3:4 also accepted
Still Image - this is the equivalent of what you see as a billboard on the walls of the theaters - a one-sheet - which depicts the mood, atmosphere or tone of the script or that illustrates the key characters.
Format: JPG only
Dimensions: This is up to you but our visual area is set up for 16:9 videos, so horizontally oriented images are generally the ones that make the best use of the space.