To sell your script and get your movie made, which will in turn launch your career (and get you an agent).
When you enter, you get a direct read by the money people that make the movies.
You don’t have to buy a ticket to fly to Los Angeles, New York, Cannes, Berlin, Shanghai, or anywhere else, to find financiers for your film. In one fell swoop, you bypass the query letters, the pitch meetings, the agents and managers, the table-reads, and the independent producers who then need to solicit funding.
If you have an agent, the competition gives you the opportunity to move your own career and put your work in front of the people your agent may not ever be able to get in front of.
Financiers need great product. This is how you get it to them.
Lucky 7 Genre Winner:
My phone conference with the film financier was amazing—some of the most valuable time I’ve ever spent as a screenwriter. Not only did I learn a lot about his particular film fund and how they operate, but I also was very encouraged by the fact that not just he, but all the other fund managers that take part in this contest would be looking over my script and could contact me about it further if they wished any time in the weeks and months going forward. Having my prize-winning material accessible like this to studio-level film fund and private equity managers who hold the most important key to getting any film actually made—the financing of it—is a “prize” of invaluable proportions and totally unique to the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition. Thanks so much, and I hope to participate much more in coming years.
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