Gotham Screen 2nd Annual Film Festival & Screenplay Contest Announced

The dates for the 2008 Gotham Screen Film Festival and Screenplay Contest have been announced today. The festival will take place at the Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan, from October 31st thru November 1st.

New York, NY, May 29, 2008 --( New American Cinema & International Discoveries at Gotham Screen 2008.

Join them in their second year for two days of screenings at Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan, with an eclectic selection of international and American feature films, shorts and documentaries.

Tickets and passes will go on sale in early October. For inquiries and submissions, please go to Submission deadlines are in late September.

Entries for feature films, shorts and documentaries, as well as screenplays are now being accepted at

Set up by a group of Gotham based producers and productions companies, the Gotham Screen screenplay contest is specifically targeted at up and coming writers who don't have agency or management representation yet but would otherwise have the talent and craft to make it in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

The contest comes new this year with a $2,500 cash prize for the winning screenplay, and excerpts from selected entries will be preformed live at a staged reading. Gotham Screen hopes to find writers who are serious about their craft and ready to work with producers in further developing their screenplays and stories.

Key Dates
August 31st – Early Entry Deadline
September 15th – Regular Entry Deadline
October 31st – 2nd Annual Gotham Screen Film Festival in NYC

Entry Fees

Early Deadline (08/31/08):
- Shorts (under 35 minutes): US$25 / $20 discounted (withoutabox)
- Features (55 minutes and over): US$40 / $35 discounted wab
- Screenplays: US$ 35 / $30 discounted wab

Official Deadline (09/15/08)
– Shorts (under 35 minutes): US$35 / $30 discounted wab
- Features (55 minutes and over): US$45 / $40 discounted wab
- Screenplays: US$ 40 / $35 discounted wab

Festival Dates: Friday, October 31, 2008 - Saturday, November 1, 2008
Location: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street (at Laight), New York, NY 10013

For all inquiries and submissions, please go to their website at

Gotham Screen
Walter Gamper