TV WRITING CONTEST

Apply for your dream job on NEM Zagreb and win 5.000,00€. Submissions are possible until October 15th, 2019.

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We are proud to announce that the first edition of NEM Zagreb is organizing a TV Writing Contest which aims to find aspiring screenwriters in two categories:

  • scripted (drama, thriller, crime, fantasy, SF, comedy)
  • unscripted (game show, factual reality, reality, docuseries)

Whether you are an experienced writer looking to bring your script to life or a potential new star of screenwriting, this is a perfect opportunity for presenting your work. If your goal is to share your vision and storytelling and influence the current TV and VOD market, this is a chance for you to showcase your project. The goal of this contest is to connect creators of TV content with opportunities in the industry and provide them with the access to big TV industry names that are searching for fresh ideas.

TV Writing Contest Agenda:

  1. Creative Badge Zagreb entitles you to enter a TV Writing Contest. Check all NEM Zagreb prices. After the payment, you will receive a link for submitting your projects (1x Scripted and/or 1x Unscripted per person)
  2. TV project for the Scripted category have to be submitted online and sent through our website as a PDF file in English containing Logline, Plot Summary and Part of the Script and/or TV project for the Unscripted category have to be submitted online and sent through our web as a PDF file in English containing Logline, Plot Summary and Part of the Show
  3. The jury will base their selection on ratings in three criteria: Idea, Writing and Monetization.
  4. Thirty (30) applications from each category will be chosen in the preselection round by an Independent Jury (blind selection from anonymous submissions)
  5. The materials will be forwarded both to our Independent Jury and TV Writing Contest Sponsors who will choose ten (10) applicants from each category
  6. Top ten (10) applicants from each category will be granted the opportunity of arranged meetings with TV Writing Contest Sponsors
  7. Top three (3) applicants from each category will be chosen by the TV Writing Contest Sponsors for an opportunity to pitch live at NEM Zagreb as part of the closing ceremony in the main Panel room
  8. One winner from each category will win our big prize 5.000,00€!
  9. All submitted materials will be available in the projects archive after NEM Zagreb 2019 for all TV Writing Contest Sponsors to look into and potentially reach out to the authors

GET STARTED

Get started with downloading drafts and reading all the rules:

Scripted

Each author has to submit a Logline, Plot Summary (1-2 pages) and a Part of the Script (3-5 pages) in PDF format for a submission to be valid.

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Unscripted

Each author has to submit a Logline, Plot Summary (1-2 pages) and a Part of the Show (2-4 pages) in PDF format for a submission to be valid.

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Terms & Rules

Each author has to read and accept all rules, terms and conditions set by the Organizer before purchasing "Creative Badge Zagreb".

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FAQ

1. What does the Creative Badge Zagreb include?

Creative Badge Zagreb entitles you to enter the TV Writing Contest and submit two (2) TV projects (1x scripted and/or 1x unscripted). Also, Creative Badge Zagreb entitles you to join all other activities at NEM Zagreb. Check all badges and packages on the link. You can buy a Creative Badge Zagreb any time but submission will be possible from August 12th, 2019.

The Organizer doesn’t guarantee any business deals.

2. Which application documents am I submitting?

Logline (usually one-sentence), Plot Summary (1-2 pages) and Part of the Script (3-5 pages) are mandatory for the Scripted category.

Logline (usually one-sentence), Plot Summary (1-2 pages) and Part of the Show (2-4 pages) are mandatory for the Unscripted category.

All documents need to be uploaded in English. Only original scripts are eligible for the TV Writing contest. Submissions for existing TV projects will not be accepted in the contest.

3. When is the deadline for submitting application documents?

The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2019. Applications received after 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline will be disqualified. In the event that you do not submit your application on time, you will not have access to the conference unless you pay the full price for a Badge Zagreb (difference in price).

4. Are my application documents safe?

Yes, your documents and work are safe. You are signing Non-Disclosure Agreement while accepting Terms & Conditions. On the other hand, the independent jury and TV Writing Sponsors will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the Organizer. Other participants don’t have access to your application documents.

5. Why is there an independent jury and TV writing Contest Sponsors ?

Independent jury will vote between all submitted projects. TV Writing Sponsors will vote between 30 best TV projects previously selected from independent jury. Together, they will choose:

  • Top ten (10) applicants from each category
  • Top three (3) applicants from each category
  • Winner from each category

CONTACT US

For all questions and additional information, feel free to contact our team members