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   Faith and Family
Screenwriting Awards

Do you want to make an impact in the Faith and Family film market but don't know how to get noticed?

Faith and Family Screenwriting Awards gives you opportunities to have your shorts, pilots and features read (by readers who work in your genre), win awards, and get attention for your scripts.

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Introduction

Let’s celebrate great storytelling! Family Friendly Screenwriting Academy wants to find the best of the best of unproduced scripts in the faith based and family friendly genres.

 

What is "Family Friendly?"

Here at Family Friendly Screenwriting Academy, "Family Friendly" doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be for kids, or even a movie that the whole family would want to watch together. It might be written for adults and deal with some gritty realities of life, but a good writer can portray this without profanity, nudity and sexual content. For us, "Family Friendly" is related to traditional family values and decency -  sometimes, but not necessarily, including elements of faith.

Winners Announced
Summer 2023 Festival

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Tamara Lee Green
The Friends and Family Plan

Congratulations to all our winners!

See complete list here

There is a growing demand for Faith and Family films. The market is crying out for more conservative, yet still compelling content. Family Friendly Screenwriting Academy believes that when writers see growth both in their level of writing, and in the opportunities available to them, they’re able to provide the content that the market is begging for.

 

FESTIVAL GOAL: To find and showcase quality writing; to raise the standard of scriptwriting in the Faith and Family Friendly film market, and help launch and advance screenwriting careers.

1

Submit Today on FilmFreeway. It's simple to enter - with an option to add reasonably priced Script Notes.

2

Win Laurels . . . and free admission to the festival event; with three Masterclasses at the 
Family Friendly Screenwriting Bootcamp

3

Get Recognition . . . and attract more attention for your scripts from producers, development executives, and agents.

Two Seasons Per Year
Less waiting when you have a new script to submit

Seasons

 Open for Submissions        May 22, 2023

 

Deadlines and Fees (All prices in USD)

Super-Earlybird Deadline         June 30, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $29.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $44.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $144.90

Earlybird Deadline                   August 15, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $54.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $154.90

 

Regular Deadline                    September 30, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $39.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $49.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $59.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $159.90

Extended (final) Deadline        October 31, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $54.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $64.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $164.90

Notification Dates

●  December 1, 2023       Selection Notification

●  December 8, 2023       Semi-Finalists Announced

●  December 18, 2023     Finalists Announced

●  December 28, 2023     Winners Notified 

 January 28, 2024        Festival Date

 

- Family Friendly Screenwriting Bootcamp

  (with 3 Master Classes)

Awards Announced

 Open for Submissions        May 22, 2023

 

Deadlines and Fees (All prices in USD)

Super-Earlybird Deadline         June 30, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $29.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $44.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $144.90

Earlybird Deadline                   August 15, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $54.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $154.90

 

Regular Deadline                    September 30, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $39.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $49.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $59.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $159.90

Extended (final) Deadline        October 31, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $54.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $64.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $164.90

Notification Dates

●  December 1, 2023       Selection Notification

●  December 8, 2023       Semi-Finalists Announced

●  December 18, 2023     Finalists Announced

●  December 28, 2023     Winners Notified 

 January 28, 2024        Festival Date

 

- Family Friendly Screenwriting Bootcamp

  (with 3 Master Classes)

Awards Announced

 Open for Submissions        May 22, 2023

 

Deadlines and Fees (All prices in USD)

Super-Earlybird Deadline         June 30, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $29.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $44.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $144.90

Earlybird Deadline                   August 15, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $54.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $154.90

 

Regular Deadline                    September 30, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $39.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $49.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $59.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $159.90

Extended (final) Deadline        October 31, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $54.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $64.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $164.90

Notification Dates

●  December 1, 2023       Selection Notification

●  December 8, 2023       Semi-Finalists Announced

●  December 18, 2023     Finalists Announced

●  December 28, 2023     Winners Notified 

 January 28, 2024        Festival Date

 

- Family Friendly Screenwriting Bootcamp

  (with 3 Master Classes)

Awards Announced

New Awards Page

Dates and Fees

 
Summer
     2024

Submissions Closed

Festival Date

August 28

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Dates and Fees

 Open for Submissions        November 10, 2023

 

Deadlines and Fees (All prices in USD)

Super-Earlybird Deadline         December 15, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $29.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $39.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $49.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $144.90

Earlybird Deadline                   January 30, 2024

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $54.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $154.90

Regular Deadline                     March 15, 2024

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $39.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $49.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $59.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $159.90

Extended (final) Deadline        April 30, 2024

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $54.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $64.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $164.90

Notification Dates

●  July 7, 2024       Quarter-Finalists Announced

●  July 14, 2024      Semi-Finalists Announced

●  July 24, 2024     Finalists Announced

 July 28, 2024   Festival Date  (Winners Announced)

    Faith & Family Screenwriting Bootcamp with 3 Master Classes

New AwardsPage

Dates and Fees

 Open for Submissions        May 15, 2024

 

Deadlines and Fees (All prices in USD)

Super-Earlybird Deadline         June 15, 2024

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $29.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $44.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $144.90

Earlybird Deadline                   August 15, 2023

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $34.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $54.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $154.90

 

Regular Deadline                    November 1, 2024

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $39.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $49.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $59.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $159.90

Extended (final) Deadline        December 1, 2024

●  Shorts      Up to 45 Pages                                      $44.90

●  Pilots        Up to 70 Pages                                      $54.90

●  Features   Up to 125 Pages                                    $64.90

●  Features with (1.5 - 2 pages) Script Notes        $164.90

Notification Dates

●  December 15, 2023     Quarter-Finalists Announced

●  January 1, 2023          Semi-Finalists Announced

●  January 15, 2023        Finalists Announced

 January 26, 2025   Festival Date  (Winners Announced)

    Faith & Family Screenwriting Bootcamp with 3 Master Classes

 
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Dates and Fees

Closed

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Super Early-bird

Rates

Awards and Prizes

All Participants Get

Free Admission to Screenwriting Bootcamp

Submit now and get bonus access to our one-day Faith and Family Screenwriting Bootcamp - Three live-online workshops with screenwriting techniques that you can use to improve your writing, and industry knowledge valuable to your writing career. Take a giant leap as a writer in one day! ($60 Value).

See Bootcamp classes and instructors here 

 

Best Screenplay Award

 

★ One Winner will get a professional TABLE READ of their screenplay cast by Jean Wenger of Treasure Coast Talent. This virtual table read will be cast with professional actors, and organized shortly after the end of the Screenwriting Awards Contest. It is a great opportunity to invite potential producers, directors and/or investors to the live event - and you can use the recording for the same purposes after the event.

Laurels are available in

in the Following 19 Categories

Best Screenplay

● Best Short Screenplay

● Best Pilot Screenplay

● Best Adventure Feature Screenplay
● Best Comedy Feature S
creenplay
● Best Action Feature
Screenplay
● Best Mystery Feature Screenpla
y
● Best Thriller Feature Screenplay

● Best Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay
● Best Musical Feature Screenplay
● Best Faith Based Feature Screenplay
● Best Drama Feature Screenplay
● Best Historical Feature Screenplay
● Best Based on a True Story Feature Screenplay
● Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay

● Best Four Quadrant Feature Screenplay
● Best Children's Feature Screenplay
● Best Teen Audience Feature Screenplay

Rules and Terms

● All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

● Profanity, nudity, or sexual content will exclude the script from advancing. 

● Scripts must be FEATURES between 55-125 pages.

● Submissions must be in English (The script may contain minimal dialogue in other 

   languages, but must have the English translation written in the script.)

● This festival accepts UNPRODUCED SCRIPTS ONLY

● Previously submitted  / updated scripts are eligible

● Multiple entries are accepted (submitted separately with their applicable fees)

● All entries must be an original work for which the entrant owns the rights.

● It is recommended that your original material be copyrighted. 

● FFSA does not claim any ownership or rights to your scripts.

● Award Winners give permission to FFSA and its sponsors to use their Name, Script Title, and images (if provided) for promotional purposes.

● Screenplay submissions must be formatted in the industry standard screenplay format, and submitted as a digital PDF.

● Scripts must include a title page WITHOUT writers name(s) or contact information.

It may not be possible to update or change your file after the final deadline. Please proofread your script, and double check your PDF before uploading.

● Promotional discounts (if any) must be applied at the time of submission, and no refunds will be issued after submission and payment.

● FFSA reserves the right to increase or decrease fees at any time; and extend or change closing dates, announcement dates or event dates as necessary, at its sole discretion.

● The Festival will communicate with participants via the email address provided. The participant is responsible to provide a correctly spelled email address, and maintain an active email account. Your email address will be added to the Family Friendly Screenwriters database for festival and bootcamp updates, future contest promotions, discount codes, and other notifications. You will have the option to unsubscribe at any time.

● The decisions and judgements of FFSA are final and cannot be disputed.

● FFSA reserves the right to amend or add to the rules at any time, and to rule on  situations and concerns not foreseen by these terms, at its sole discretion.

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