Submissions

For Playwrights/Screenwriters:

Please complete this form in its entirety by July 15, 2020 to submit your script for consideration for BoxFest Detroit’s 2020 online festival.

Writers are limited to three script submissions each. Writers are not compensated if their scripts are chosen for production.

All playwrights and screenwriters submitting their scripts for possible inclusion in BoxFest Detroit 2020 must currently reside in Michigan or, if your current residence is outside Michigan, you must have participated in a previous BoxFest Detroit festival as an actor, director, or playwright. 

Please note that your submission is complete only when you attest to understanding that signing a Streaming Agreement licensing your work to be filmed and broadcast online will be required, if your script is chosen by a director for production and inclusion in the festival. All writers who submit their scripts for possible production for BoxFest Detroit 2020 agree to grant directors the rights to film their scripts and agree to grant permission to stream these completed films online.

For Directors:

BoxFest Detroit 2020 welcomes film submissions from women with a variety of experience in the medium, from early career to established filmmakers, to theatre directors capturing their work in a new way.

To submit your finished film, please complete the submission application on Film Freeway.

BoxFest Detroit 2020 also welcomes women directors who will choose a script from the pool of submissions, or write their own script, which they will produce and film for inclusion in the festival. 

All directors submitting to produce and film a yet-to-be-completed project for BoxFest Detroit 2020 must currently reside in Michigan or, if current residence is outside Michigan, you must have participated in a previous BoxFest Detroit festival as an actor, director, or playwright. 

To submit to direct a yet-to-be-completed project from an original or submitted script, directors should complete the director submission form.

All filmmakers will need to sign a Screening Agreement with BoxFest Detroit 2020 to grant permission to stream the film online.

All writers who submit their scripts for possible production for BoxFest Detroit 2020 agree to grant directors the rights to film their scripts and agree to grant permission to stream completed films online.

UPCOMING DEADLINES: 

Deadline for scripts and directors: July 15 
Deadline for all films: August 24

Click to Submit a Finished Film to BoxFest Detroit 2020