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SYS’s Six-Figure Film Festival and Screenplay Contest

Welcome to SYS’s Six-Figure Film Festival and Screenplay Contest!

For all the details on SYS’s Six-Figure Screenplay Contest click here.

This year we’re spearheading a new initiative to assure that all filmmakers get exceptional value from our festival…

100% of the films that get accepted will be screened in Los Angeles at the festival in October. If your film is NOT accepted, we will refund 100% of your submission fee, removing all risk from the filmmakers. If your film is not accepted you pay nothing, if it is accepted you get a screening in Los Angeles. It’s that simple.

From founder and filmmaker Ashley Scott Meyers: “As a filmmaker myself I’ve been incredibly disappointed with the film festival circuit lately. Most of the time I’ve sent money for submissions, gotten back a half-baked rejection letter or worse, been accepted to a festival but still didn’t get to screen my film. With SYS’s festival we aim to remove all financial risk from the filmmakers by only charging the films we accept and screening all the films in a high quality theater here in Los Angeles.”

All accepted feature films will receive 50 complimentary tickets to their screening. All short films will receive 10 complimentary tickets to their screening.

This festival is an IMDb qualifying festival.

The festival will take place October 6th – October 15th 2022 in Los Angeles.

We will be screening both shorts and features. We are looking for fiction, documentary, experimental, animation and all genres of filmmaking which can entertain, inspire and challenge us. But all entered films must have been produced for less than $1million USD ($1,000,000).

We’ll be giving out awards in all major categories. You do NOT have to pay multiple submission fees to be eligible in each category. Every accepted film will be eligible in every applicable category.

The award categories will be:

Best Picture
Best Documentary
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Best Makeup and hair
Best Original Score
Best Visual Effects
Best Editing

We’re using both FilmFreeway and FestHome to collect submissions. Please use the badges below to make your submission through those sites.

Submit your film on FestHome