Screenplay Contest - ReadingFilmFEST

Screenplay Contest

A Short Film Screenplay Contest for Women and Minority Filmmakers

"Bringing Hope in Today's World"

Sponsored by


In an effort to provide a forum for diverse voices, ReadingFilmFEST and The Gables Foundation are offering an opportunity for minority and women filmmakers/writers to be heard. This short screenplay contest gives filmmakers a chance to walk away with a cash prize, a table read by professional actors, filming locations, fundraising support, and a premiere opportunity at ReadingFilmFEST 2022. 

INSTRUCTIONS: The first register using the following link Once you have completed the registration, carefully read the directions that follow to submit your script.  Submissions now extended until July 31st, 2021

Rules to Entry

  • Script must be under 20 pages
  • Estimated total run time of completed film under 20 minutes
  • If selected
    • Filmmakers must be women and / or minorities
    • Must include at least 2 Gables properties as filming locations
    • Must include a diverse cast
  • First prize winner must complete film by September, 2022 for premiere screening at ReadingFilmFEST 2022


1st Place

2nd Place –

  • $500 Cash prize

3rd Place –

  • $250 Cash prize

Bring your script to life with several Gables property locations to shoot your film.

The Gables at Sterling Guest Hotel, Reading PA
The Gables Bed and Breakfast, Philadelphia PA
The Gables at Overlook Mansion, Reading PA

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