China Launches Script Writing Contest for American Writers

Beijing’s municipal government is launching an international screenwriting competition for US based writers of all nationalities. The contest is open to writers of all levels who submit short and feature-length screenplays centered on China’s capital city and its culture. The goal of this competition is to foster artisitc collaboration and creative dialague between China and the US.

There is no entry fee for the 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition. Proposals for the first round of the feaure film competition are due April 7th, and short film screenplays are due April 20th. Top finalists for each will be announced in May. In addition to international recognition and cash prizes totaling more than $100,000, all the finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to  Beijing in June where they will have the opportunity to meet with Chinese investors. For the short film competition, up to seven grand prize winners will receive financing for the production of their films.

For full submission rules and guidelines, please click here.