POSTED January 13, 2020


The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) has extended the application deadline for the 15th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Applications are due Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by 5pm. 

The competition is open to all screenwriters. Applicants can submit screenplays in the feature or shorts categories. Scripts must be set in or can be filmed in Baltimore.  The top entries in each category win cash prizes, and feature winners also receive all
access passes to the 2020 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters.  The application and guidelines are available online at www.baltimorefilm.com. The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is a project of the Baltimore Film Office, a division of BOPA, in conjunction with film programs at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Funding is provided by The Arts Insurance Program, a division of Maury, Donnelly and Parr. Additional support is courtesy of the Maryland Film Festival, Enterprise Holdings, Write Brothers, and Visit Baltimore.

Submitted scripts receive coverage from students in the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University screenwriting programs and by local screenwriters and producers. The final screenplays are judged by film industry professionals. Winners of
the competition are announced during the 2020 Maryland Film Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

In the feature category, the first place winner receives $1,500, an all access pass to the 2020 Maryland Film Festival, a Weekend in Baltimore Package, a rental car for the weekend and passes to area movie theaters. The second place winner receives $750, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. The third place winner receives $350, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. In the shorts category, winners will receive cash prizes. All winners will receive Movie Magic
Screenwriter 4 software.

For more information on the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.baltimorefilm.com.

POSTED January 13, 2020

Rehoboth Beach Film Society Regional Showcase Annoucement

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is excited to announce that submissions will soon open for this year’s Regional Showcase, taking place May 8-10, 2020.

The Rehoboth Beach Regional Showcase is designed to promote the art of film-making by showcasing the films of regional filmmakers, expose audiences to the creative talents of emerging filmmakers, and to provide opportunities for audiences to engage in post-screening discussions with film directors.

Filmmakers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. are invited to submit their work for consideration. Eligible films include shorts, docs, and features of any length.

There is a $15 non-refundable submission fee. The submission period is from February 1 to April 1. Filmmakers will be notified of selected submissions by April 10. The filmmakers of selected films are strongly encouraged to attend the Showcase and to lead post-screening discussions about their films.

Please note that films must be submitted via online screener through FilmFreeway.

For more information, to submit a screener, and for rules and eligibility, please go to our FilmFreeway festival page: https://filmfreeway.com/RehobothBeachRegionalShowcase.

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