Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.
Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2018. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.
There are three deadlines for 2018: early is March 7 ($45 entry fee), regular is April 10 ($60 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($85 entry fee).
Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.