The Independent Filmmakers Showcase recognizes that of all the aspects of filmmaking, writing can be the most isolated from recognition and feedback. We have decided this season to offer our judges feedback and for those who are submitting screenplays before the LATE DEADLINE the opportunity to have their work reviewed with film industry style screenplay coverage.

IFS screenplay readers and judges are comprised of current and former film industry or journalism professionals who all have had experience in writing or reviewing script coverage.  

The feedback portion is a concise reviews of the work by three judges with notes about what they feel is the best and worse parts of the work submitted.

The Coverage Portion is a one to three page typed review of your work with in-depth analysis of the work, including different constructive suggestions and way to approach the work to make it more sellable, and offers suggestions as to the next step the author should take if the end goal is selling the work submitted or future work in the same style. The review is from the point of view of an Industry Professional looking at work that is sellable and marketable to production entities.

All analysis is the opinion of the reader, and exists for the purpose of constructive criticism to help the growth of the submitting author and the coverage review should be taken as such. Coverage reader reviews are final. All judges’ comments are final.

Due to the amount of time put in by those with professional qualifications the fees for this service are higher then we generally offer.  We cannot offer this service for any screenplay received after the Late Deadline. The fees are in addition to the normal Submission Deadline Fees.   We can only offer this service for Screenplays over 70 pages, short screenplays and teleplays are not eligible for this service at this time.

It is recommended that before submitting any written work to an outside source that you first register it with the US Copyright Office.