Coverfly and Film Freeway are two online platforms that offer writers an opportunity to submit their screenplays to various film festivals, competitions, and industry professionals. In this blog entry, we will discuss how you can use Coverfly and Film Freeway to get your scripts noticed.
Understand the Platforms
Coverfly and Film Freeway are two different platforms that operate in a similar way. They both provide a searchable database of screenwriting contests, fellowships, labs, and festivals. Writers can create a profile on each platform, upload their screenplays, and submit them to various competitions and opportunities. Each platform has its own submission process, fees, and guidelines.
Research Screenwriting Opportunities
Before submitting your script to any contest, lab, or fellowship, research each opportunity thoroughly. Look at the past winners and finalists to see if your script fits their style and preferences. Check the fees and deadlines to make sure you can afford to enter and meet the requirements. Read the rules and regulations to ensure your script is eligible and fits the criteria.
Create a Strong Profile
Both Coverfly and Film Freeway allow writers to create a profile that showcases their work and experience. Make sure your profile is up to date and includes your bio, logline, synopsis, and any relevant links, such as your website or IMDb page. Use a professional headshot and keep your bio concise and engaging.
Submit Your Script
Once you’ve found a contest or festival that fits your script, you can submit it through either Coverfly or Film Freeway. Make sure you follow the guidelines and include all the required information, such as logline, synopsis, and screenplay. Pay the submission fee and double-check your submission before hitting the “submit” button.
Follow Up and Track Your Progress
After submitting your script, you can track its progress on both Coverfly and Film Freeway. You’ll receive notifications if your script advances to the next round or if you win an award. If you don’t hear back within the expected timeframe, you can reach out to the contest or festival organizers for an update.
Coverfly and Film Freeway are valuable resources for screenwriters looking to get their scripts noticed. By researching opportunities, creating a strong profile, and submitting your script, you can increase your chances of success. Remember to follow up and track your progress, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t win right away. Keep writing and submitting, and you’ll eventually find the right opportunity for your script.