ATHENA ART AWARDS - Best Short Original Screenplay
Nomination Awards

2020 Theme:

The global spread of COVID-19 has been changing the world in significant ways. The outbreak led to the stay-at-home order in many parts of the world perhaps left people with feelings of being a part of movies or films which might triggered artistic creativities for some. If that’s you, we want to invite you to discover your talent, write your own short film screenplay that envisions a world in COVID-19 outbreak and use the  pandemic as an inspiration to make your own COVID-19 themed short films. The story telling can be inspired by the experiences in love, family, friendship, depression, illness, spiritual, business, and social justice etc. Or simply write your story about what have changed and have you learned from this pandemic, how have you changed people’s lives, what motivated you to stay positive and find joy among the angst and isolations etc.

Timeline: Sept 17,2020-Entry open > Jan 31,2021-Entry Deadline > Feb 15, 2021-Finalists (Nominees)Announcement > Mar 01.2021-Winner Announcement

Candidates: The Athena Art Award is open to people from all around the world, regardless of age, gender, language, ethnicity, nationality, and region.

Entry Fees: $25 – Only entries with completed entry forms and entry fee will be accepted. At the same time, applicants who have submitted through our partners, can apply for the charity grant (provided by the sponsors) to obtain fee reductions. There is no refund of entry fees.

Selection: The first round of selection will be nominated to the Athena Art Award finalists. After second round of selection by jury committee, Athena Art Award– Best Short Original Screenplay winners (1) and the Best Short Original Screenplay Nomination Award (4) will be announced.

Prizes: The Best Short Original Screenplay winner will receive a license fee of $1000 cash award, Award certificate & Trophy, and the screenplay will be produced by Athena Culture Education Foundation as nonprofit short film.


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1. Script language: English or Chinese 2. Submit a story synopsis (300 words or less) when registering, please submit the complete script before the deadline. 3. The format: Scripts should be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font. please indicate your name and contact information at the end of your scripts. 4. Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and the date of submission must be wholly owned and controlled by the author(s). If a script has been sold, is currently under option, is being produced, or is in any other way encumbered by a third party on the date of submission, the script is not eligible for an award. If a script is optioned, sold, or produced after it has been entered, it will remain eligible in this year’s contest. 5. The registration time starts on September 17, 2020, and the deadline is January 31, 2021. The winners&Nominees will be selected and announced before March 01, 2021. 6. Our Jury Committee will issue a notice to the winners. If no one confirms receiving the award within two weeks after the notice is issued, it will be deemed to be automatically abandoned. 7. If some rules are changed, we will announce all changes to candidates. If the candidate does not accept the revised terms, he/she has the right to drop out. If the candidate has not notified us to drop out within seven working days of the announcement, the candidate will be deemed to accept all changes. 8. The Athena Awards committee reserves the right to interpret the competition specifications and terms. 9. Only entries with completed entry form and entry fee will be accepted. And there is no refund of entry fees.
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