• The script and its treatment must be submitted on a CD or by email (see address below). The writer(s) name, address, and telephone should be included.
  • Length of the script should not exceed 90 minutes (pages). Running time and the treatment should not exceed two pages double-spaced.
  • The script must be the original work of the screenwriter(s).
  • The script that is selected to be produced as a movie becomes the property of South Arkansas Community College. However, full credit will be given to the screenwriter(s). No payment, fee, stipend, etc. actual or implied will be paid to the script writer. SouthArk will relinquish all rights to the screenplay after completion of the Film Festival competitions.
  • South Arkansas Community College reserves the right to edit the script for production purposes, which will not affect the storyline. The screenwriter(s) cannot hold liable South Arkansas Community College, the Performance and Media Arts Division, or its employees for these changes.
  • The script must be easily produced in South Arkansas. (e.g., forest, rivers, bayous, small towns, rural or urban . . . NO deserts, mountains, etc.)
  • The script should be family oriented and not contain excessive violence or abusive and suggestive language.
  • The script must not have been previously optioned, produced, or purchased.
  • The script must be in English.
  • Multiple screenplays are accepted but each submission requires a separate entry form.
  • South Arkansas Community College is not responsible for screenplay CDs lost, stolen, or lost in shipping.
  • Judges' decisions are final.
  • Submissions must be in standard motion picture script format.
  • Title should appear on each page of the script.
  • Writer(s) name(s) should not appear anywhere on the script.
  • Each script must include a four sentence or fewer synopses.
  • Scripts will not be returned.
  • South Arkansas Community College reserves the right NOT to produce ANY script which is submitted if it does not meet the needs or guidelines of the production team.
  • The screenwriter(s) will be invited to attend the premiere, receive a copy of the movie, and be credited for their work.
  • All scripts must be received in our office no later than November 15th.
  • All scripts received after November 15th of each year will be judged in the following year's competition.