In All by Richard Gonzales

Calling all creative writers for stage and screen! Want to write a short film script and see it produced? This Fall, we will be holding a short screenplay competition open to all students. The winner will receive a cash prize of $100, as well as the chance to see their script fully realized as an independent short film.

The film will be acted and crewed by students, so this will be a great opportunity for everyone interested in production to get practical on set experience. The completed film will premiere at the TFDP Film Festival in Spring ’18.

The Page to Screen Short Film Competition was created by a UCR CWPA alumnus who aims to see other young writers get the opportunity to see their visions realized.

Got an idea for a short film? Get those fingers moving and submit your screenplays today! Please send all screenplay submissions to carnick@mac.com

Final deadline for submissions is November 10, 2017.

The winner will be announced at https://www.facebook.com/haleysflight/ on November 20, 2017. Auditions and crew calls will begin shortly after. Keep your eyes on the Haley’s Flight Facebook page for announcements and updates.


  • Entrants must be currently enrolled in UCR.
  • Entries must be 5-10 pages long. All genres are accepted.
  • Entries must be in industry standard screenplay format.
  • Entries must be in .pdf or .fdx and submitted electronically. No hard copies accepted.
  • Entries must be original works of fiction written solely by the person making the submission. They must not contain any characters or story elements based on existing ideas or properties.
  • Entries must not have more than four
  • The total budget of the production cannot exceed $500.
  • Entries may contain any number of scenes, but are restricted to one indoor location (a single room on campus).
  • Movies are magic, and this room can be dressed up to look like anything (a hoarder’s bedroom, a spaceship cargo bay, a police interrogation room, etc). However, entrants should keep in mind that their screenplays will not only be judged on creative vision, but also on the practicality of bringing this vision to life on a tiny budget and scale. No crazy VFX or stunts. Entrants should ask themselves, how can I tell a story that’s creative yet simple? Marrying imagination with practicality will be the key to success.
  • No nudity. We’re not shooting soft core porn.
  • No children or animals.

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