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Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

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Deadline: May 1, 2022
Submission Length: Full-length
Award(s) Offered: Cash
Accepts Submissions of: Radio/Film/TV material
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Musicals / Plays/

Website: http://oscars.org/nicholl


Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.

There are three deadlines for 2020: early is March 6 ($48 entry fee), regular is April 9 ($63 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($88 entry fee). The online application form must be completed and a PDF version of the script uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 1.

Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2020. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.

Comments from NMI Staff:

The 2021 competition is now closed for submissions. Please allow one to two weeks for your entry status to change from submitted to approved.

CONTACT EMAIL: nicholl@oscars.org
CONTACT PHONE: 310-247-3010
        Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
        Joan Wai
        1313 Vine Street
        Hollywood, CA 90028
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