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Feature Screenplay Rules

- Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Buga Screenplay Competition. All scripts must be written in English.

- ​The script must be the writer's original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Buga Screenplay Competition ever have any rights over your work.

- All ages are welcome. 

- Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $10,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

- If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest. 

- Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

- The only script file formats we accept are PDF.

- Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions over the length of your script.

- We accept all genres.

- The winners allow Buga Screenplay Competition to use their name and their script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

​- The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.


Short Contest Rules
- Scripts should approximately be within 2-50 Pages.
- Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the  Buga. Screenplay Competition. All scripts must be written in English.
- The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will  Buga. Screenplay Competition ever have any rights over your work.
- All ages are welcome.
- Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $10,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
- If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.
- Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
- The only script file formats we accept are PDF.
- Please ensure your script is as close to 2-50 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions about the length of your script.
- We accept all genres.
- The winners agree to allow  Buga. Screenplay Competition to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
- The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.