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Feature Brought to you by TV One Network
Registration ended: 02/16/2017
Contest Begins: 12/16/2016   Ends: 02/16/2017
FEE: FREE Registration Expired

The 2017 TV ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION is now open! Created to encourage and promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays that can be turned into original movies for television. The program is designed to:

  • Encourage filmmakers to offer a fresh perspective and submit contemporary stories with a focus on the American black cultural experience with wide audience appeal.
  • Encourage filmmakers to creatively center around entertaining, heart-felt and relatable topics that resonate and appeal to African American audiences.
  • Expand upon the genres/formats that tell these entertaining stories. Genres include, but are not limited to comedies, romantic comedies, dramas, and family adventures (submissions should be non-period stories).

TV One will award 3 Finalist prizes and 1 grand prize, announced at the closing night event of ABFF. Each Finalist will receive a trip to the 21st Annual American Black Film Festival in Miami, Florida, taking place June 14, 2017 through June 18, 2017 and have a scene from their screenplay read by actors at a Table Read. The Grand Prize winner will receive Five Thousand Dollars ($5000.00) and the opportunity to have their screenplay developed and produced to premier at the 2018 American Black Film Festival.


Feature - 3 Finalist Selected & Notified - 04/10/2017
Feature - Grand Prize Winner Selected - 06/18/2017


Feature [84-90 pages]
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Languages: English

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