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Screenplay Rules



Grand Prize $5,000

“Creative Lexington has launched its first Annual Film Project which will produce a full-feature film in 2017 in Lexington, KY. But first things first. In order to produce a film, you need a screenplay. So we thought it would be fun and be a great accompaniment to our Film Project to have an exciting competition for the screenplay. The Grand Prize Winner of the competition wins $5,000!"


Bryan Mullins  |  Founder



Terms & Rules



Entrants must submit their treatment and first 5 pages of the screenplay by 5 PM ET on June 15, 2016.



5 Finalists and 5 alternates will be chosen by a committee and announced at 5 PM ET on June 30, 2016 on our website and contacted by email.



The 5 Finalists, if they choose, will complete their respective screenplay (if it is not already completed) and have it submitted by 5 PM, October 31, 2016.  If a Finalists chooses not to continue with the full screenplay, then we will choose the first alternate and roll down the list until we have 5 screenplays being written.



The Grand Prize Winner for the $5,000 cash prize will be announced by 5 PM ET on November 15, 2016 on our website and contacted by email.



The screenplay must be written so that it can be filmed in Kentucky.  If information on the geography, climate, locations and such, please visit



Screenplay must have a rating of PG-13 or below.



Screenplay must be able to be produced on a max $250K or less film budget (so no period pieces)



While it is not required, having a character in the screenplay that is from Kentucky or a character modeled after a historical or current figure in Kentucky would be cool.



One unique thing we will also try to do in conjunction with releasing the full-feature as a complete body of work is to edit the film into 1.5-2.5 minutes episodes to be released once a week on social media and digital networks.  Think of it as watching the movie in episodes once a week.


Entries are open to writers of any nationality and from any country.



Entries must be submitted in English.



Any genre accepted other than it has to be PG-13 or below.



All ages are welcomed



Full-feature screenplay must be between 65-125 pages in length (no exceptions).



Screenplay must be formatted in standard industry format.



You may submit as many screenplays as you want.



You must hold the rights to the screenplay and provide proof.



Submit screenplays in PDF format to with Screenplay Competition in the subject line.  Confirmation of receipt will be sent.



Your submission must also contain, Name, email address and contact number.



By submitting your work, you give the rights to Creative Lexington to use your name for publicity and marketing without any further compensation.  It also means that we have the right for anyone we choose to read the screenplay in order to get it produced.



By submitting your work and if you win, you agree to sign the Creative Lexington Screenplay Competition Agreement.


There are 3 Non-flexible criteria for the Screenplay
1.    It has to be able to be filmed in Kentucky
2.    PG-13 or below rating
3.    Has to be able to be produced on a $250K film budget (so no period pieces)


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