Thursday, March 19, 2009  

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is the world’s most esteemed screenwriting competition. Each year up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to authors who have previously earned less than $5,000 writing for film or television.

Screenwriters who have not earned more than $5,000 writing fictional work for film or television.

Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or the collaborative work of two writers, and must be written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible.

Entry Deadline
Entries, including script submissions, must be postmarked each year by May 1.

Entry Requirements
--original feature film screenplay approximately 90 to 120 pages in length (there is no page limit)
--an application form
--US $30 entry fee.

Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. From the program’s inception in 1986 through 2008, over $2.7 million have been awarded to 115 writers.


Download Application

2009 Application .PDF
2009 Application .DOC