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Welcome to the 2013 Creative World Awards screenwriting competition. NEW THIS SEASON: CWA joins efforts with the Moving Image Xchange to bring a new production opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner with a guaranteed festival premiere & imdb credit. Check out the prize section for full details.
CWA's mission is to provide writers with a platform for development and industry exposure while being a go to resource for our industry partners looking to find great material. Since its inception, CWA has helped thousands of writers develop their work, establish key industry relationships, and worked first hand in helping many solidify option deals and representation. CWA is currently open for entries, and accepts feature scripts, short scripts, and teleplays.
We look forward to a fantastic 2013 season,
-Heather & Marlene
THE CWA VISION
CWA is an international screenwriting contest known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. CWA has built relationships with some of the industry's most recognized companies, all of which are aggressively looking for fresh, new material.
At CWA, we have made it our goal to expose talented new writers to many of these A-list companies. By doing so, our vision is to help writers garner the exposure and recognition they need to propel their personal projects and careers forward.
Now going into our fifth year, with several options and deals signed for past entrants, we have firmly established ourselves worldwide as a leading source for discovering emerging talent in the entertainment industry.
CWA winning screenplays are circulated to top agencies, film studios, managers, producers, and international financers looking for their next project or writer. Additionally, CWA works with the prominent companies below; all of which get first looks at our top winners. These companies include:
Even the most successful and seasoned screenwriters need outside opinions. At CWA, our seasoned analysts offer in-depth insights that help you hone and refine your premise, flesh out and define your characters, enrich your conflicts and examine your plot choices.
We go through all areas of the craft, helping you to improve your draft ensure it is pitch ready before you send it out.
CWA judges will give out 15 Awards in 9 categories within the feature screenwriting, short film, and teleplay competition, and new this year the Grand Prize Winner will get a short film version of their feature produced with an automatic festival premiere, awarding the winner with an imdb credit.
Special thanks to this year's sponsors for helping us line up a fantastic prize package worth over $30,000! All in addition to the prominent film industry commitments, publicity and promotion that CWA does each year.
Grand Prize $3,000 cash, + produced short film of the winning feature script + prize package
4 Category Winners $250 cash, + prize package
4 Category 1st Runners Up $100 cash, + prize package
4 Television Categories $250 cash, + prize package
1 Short Film Script Category $250 cash, + prize package
Special 2013 Creative Concept / Redemptive Award
Marlene Neubauer has worked in international film distribution for over 17 years at such prominent companies such as Capella Films (AUSTIN POWERS, CARLITO'S WAY); Pathe UK Distribution; Mobius Pictures; GreeneStreet Films, Hyde Park International among others. Currently she works as an independent consultant, producer and writer.
Heather Waters has worked in many facets of the entertainment industry including as an actress, singer-performer, director and producer. Waters is also Founder of the The MIX/Richmond International Film Festival and The Media Industry Xchange both of which are collaborative platforms for writers and filmmakers to showcase their work and package projects. She studied screenwriting and cinematography at the graduate film school of Georgia State University (GSU), and holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in International Politics.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our 2013 sponsors:
The Media Industry Xchange, Final Draft, Richmond International Film Festival, well known author, story consultant & lecturer, Michael Hauge, InkTip, TVFilmRights, Sony Creative Software, TVWritersVault, Script Delivery, SellAScript, and Dr. Jack Boozer.
For more information on each please click here.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 6/20/2013 midnight
Features $75 (Entry only) or $105 (With judge's scorecard/brief notes)
*For TV and short script entries, deduct $10 off of the above feature film entry amounts.
*If you'd prefer entry only vs. the Judge's scorecard/brief notes, select the "entry only" box at check out.
The CWA Blog
We are thrilled to announce an exciting, new collaboration this year with well known story consultant & lecturer MICHAEL HAUGE. Michael will be our guest blogger this year, addressing many relevant angles of the screenwriting process. This is a wonderful opportunity for writers to engage with one of the industry’s leading story consultants on a bi-monthly process, so be sure to check back for his insightful tips on the industry and the craft of screenwriting.
Check out our exclusive industry interviews with some of Hollywood’s A-list writers and filmmakers.