Monday, March 04, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelley Purcell

Submit for the inaugural Beijing International Screenwriting Competition!
(NO ENTRY FEE — Cash prizes and all-expense paid trips to Beijing for winners; deadlines April 7th & April 20th)

Harvardwood is one of the partners in the first-ever Beijing International Screenwriting Competition!  Open to US-based contestants of all nationalities, the competition is asking writers to submit both short film (the short film portion is open to full-time students and recent grads) and feature film screenplays (open to all US-based writers) centered on Beijing and its rich, multifaceted culture.  As the first of its kind, the goal of this groundbreaking initiative is to foster artistic collaboration and an ongoing creative dialogue between China and the US.

Proposals for the first round of the feature film competition are due April 7, and short film screenplays are due April 20.  And note — there is no entry fee for this competition.  The top finalists for each will be announced in May.  In addition to international recognition, there will be prizes totaling more than $100,000 in value, including all-expense paid trips to Beijing in June. And up to seven Short Film Grand Prize winners will have their films produced in Beijing.

For full submission rules and guidelines, please visit:

Ms. Huiguang Zhang will serve as President of the Competition, and film producer and Harvardwood member, Kevin Niu will serve as Chairman.  Honorary Competition Presidents will include Vice-Mayor of Beijing Wei Lu and two-time Academy Award-winning director Mark Harris.  Harris and Tracey Trench, producer of THE PINK PANTHER and EVER AFTER and consultant for Oriental DreamWorks, will serve as the Competition’s Grand Judges.


The 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition is sponsored by the Beijing International Creative Industry Corporation.  Other partners include LeTV and Harvardwood.  For more information on the 2013 —Beijing International Screenwriting Competition, please visit

All Harvardwood members are welcome and encouraged to submit their work and spread the word about this opportunity.  Read more about the competition in the NY Times, the LA TimesVariety, and the Wrap.

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  Must enter by 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/7/2013.  Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C. who have reached the age of majority.  Please see the Official Rules for additional information regarding eligibility requirements.  Sponsored by Beijing International Creative Industry Corporation, Beijing, PR China, in partnership with LeTV and Harvardwood.