Screenplay competition with LIFETIME TV & Bentonville Film Festival

2016 Bentonville Film Festival
and Lifetime Screenplay Competition

We are proud to present the Bentonville Film Festival and Lifetime Screenwriting Competition.

The purpose of this competition is to amplify voices of diversity and inclusion. The screenplays we are looking for will ultimately recognize, support, and embrace people of all faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, all races and ethnicities, veterans, and the disabled community.

These values may or may not manifest themselves in the subject matter of the scripts (we want scripts about almost anything and everything!). The way these values are represented, be it by the writers themselves or the subject matter, will be equally weighted and considered during the judging process. 

We look forward to receiving your script and are thankful you are joining us in our mission to propagate diversity and inclusion in the movies that get made.

The Prize!

Lifetime will provide an offer to the winner to develop the winning script, according to the full Rules and Regulations here.

Key Dates

– June 6, 2016 Script Submission Period Opens
– July 1, 2016 Earlybird Submission Deadline
– July 22, 2016 Regular Submission Deadline
– August 12, 2016 Script Submissions Period Closes
– September 28, 2016 Winning Script and Applicant Announced

Rules and Regulations

Again, please read the full Rules and Regulations here.

Submissions Open June 6, 2016