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HypeFest Announces Short Film Screenplay Competition

Screenplay Competition recognizes excellence in storytelling for short films (January 13, 2005)

HypeFest, the film & video festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity, has unveiled the Screenplay Competition for its event to be held in Hollywood, California, July 29-31, 2005. The HypeFest Screenplay Competition recognizes excellence in storytelling for short films.

Screenplay Competition Call for Entries:
HypeFest is now accepting original short film screenplays (length 1-60 pages). Entrants must send a completed, signed entry form with each submission, which is available online at Screenplays must not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced.

2004 HypeFest Screenplay Competition winner Amy Roy cheers: "Thanks so much for everything. You guys are doing a great thing through HypeFest. It's nice to have people believe in you." And the 2004 1st runner-up Ned Farr raves: "Thank you for the award! I've never submitted my writing before, so it has given me a boost of confidence to get my words out there. Accolades to you and the rest of the HypeFest crew for putting together such a funky little festival."

Once again, the Writers Store has come on board to furnish prizes to the honorees. Additional prizes to be announced.

Entry Fee: $25. Submission Deadline: April 1, 2005.

HypeFest is pleased to be a partner festival of Without A Box. Without A Box members will receive a $5 discount if they apply online through Without A Box. Visit the HypeFest website for more information. Without A Box, Inc. is an online service that streamlines the entire submission process, giving filmmakers the tools they need to make film festival submission both easy and accessible.

For screenplay competition information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Screenplay Competition Director Katy Monahan Huntley at [email protected].

Shorts, Commercials, Music Videos & Promos Call for Entries:
HypeFest is also currently accepting short films (25 minutes or less), commercials, music videos and promos for competition screening. Entry forms and details are available online at Only works completed in 2004 or 2005 are eligible for HypeFest 2005. Early Entry Fee: $35; Student (w/ID): $25. Early Entry Deadline: February 11, 2005.

About HypeFest:
Providing a bridge between content creators in the independent and commercial communities, HypeFest is dedicated to showcasing compelling and entertaining short subject works. Screening shorts, commercials, promos and music videos in all genres, HypeFest will take place July 29-31, 2005 in Hollywood as a three-day event of film screenings and nightly parties, complete with mixing and mingling opportunities.

For additional information on this unique event, visit the HypeFest website at


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