Competitions

The number one reason I enrolled at Hollins University was not for the top notch faculty or Hollywood connections or practical, hand-on experience (though, c’mon, those are all amazing). It was because I need deadlines. I need assignments and schedules and someone expecting me to get X number of pages to them by day Y. When school is out for the year, or classes are less structured, I have a hard time creating and meeting my own mile markers. I’ve found that the best thing for me during these off months is to submit work to a competition.

Screenwriting competitions are not only a great way to get your work out there and receive helpful feedback, but for people like me to have a goal and deadline to aim for. Here’s a great place to get started when looking for which competitions to enter. And if you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, entering at least one a year is a great goal! Happy writing!

Best Screenwriting Competitions to Enter

What have your experiences been with contests? Share in the comments!

Failure to Adult, Season One

It’s here, it’s here! The web series you’ve heard about is live and bringing in those views. All the work that these students did over the course of two semesters, writing and producing seven episodes, is ready and waiting for your viewing and sharing. If you’ve already seen it, thank you! We appreciate all the love and support. Find a millennial, millennial sympathizer, or millennial mocker who will find these antics amusing and share away!

FAILURE TO ADULT

NY Times and David Lynch

We’re advised to read as much as we can and then write twice as much. Reading scripts and screenwriting books is definitely important, but we should look for inspiration in everything: from poetry and fan fiction to op-ed’s and biographies. This article from 1996 about David Lynch’s creative process from The NY Times has recently resurfaced. Take a look to get a small glimpse into a creative mind and maybe even find some inspiration for yourself.

NY Times and David Lynch