Next Draft Emerging Screenwriters Grant

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Deadline: Dec 1, 2021 - 11:45 pm

Show us your unproduced masterpiece! At the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA), we want to celebrate film writing talent in our community, which is why we’re launching our first ever Emerging Screenwriters Grant. Whether you are finally putting that winning idea to paper, or digging out an old draft you never quite finished, we’re here to encourage you to take that next step!

How it works: Fill out the contact form HERE and attach your script(s). We advise that you include a synopsis (max 700 characters) and indicated a short section of the script that you feel best represents the film (max 20-pages). This is due to time constraints; jurors are not required to read every submission in full. Once you submit, our programming manager will contact you with an invoice for your submission(s). Submissions that are not paid for will not be evaluated by the jury.


  • Selected Feature Film Script (50 page minimum.): $200
  • Selected Short Film Script (under 50 pages): $100
  • A public table read event

Note: Scripts should follow industry standard formatting. This ensures that 1 page roughly equates to 1 minute of film.

Eligibility: For the purposes of this grant, Emerging Screenwriters are defined as individuals who have not previously had a screenplay produced by a third party or production company. Screenwriters who have self-produced their work in the past are welcome to apply. Only those residing in Alberta are eligible.

Submissions open: July 28th, 2021 – December 1st, 2021


  • $10 /Script for members
  • $20 /Script for non-members 

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