Pride Films & Plays Now Accepting Screenplay Entries

Pride Films & Plays is proud to announce the launch of the third Great Gay Screenplay. This contest seeks new screenplays that not only speak to the LGBT community, but are essential viewing for our friends, family, and co-workers.

The entry fee is $45, with the final deadline June 30, 2012. Our reading committee of theater and film professionals across the country will select 15 semi-finalists, to be announced on August 15.
The five finalists will be announced on September 15, and the five final scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted in Chicago October 18 – 21, 2012. The finalists receive $400 cash, and are invited to Chicago for up to 10 hours of rehearsal with the actors and directors of the Artistic Ensemble of Pride Films and Plays prior to the reading.
This is an open contest for all persons 18 years or older as of the date of entry.
Visit for contest rules and application.
Pride Films and Plays, based in Chicago, links an international network of writers with professionals working in film and theater. PFP fosters excellent writing for the stage and screen that speaks not only to the LGBT community, but is essential viewing for our friends, family, and co-workers. Using stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters or themes, Pride Films and Plays develops human stories that become a cultural bridge to understanding. Through readings, contests, classes, screenings and full theater productions, PFP engages artists and audiences in the full developmental process needed to make great artistic experiences.