The frontline of indie cinema
Are you a creative Vanguard?
Do you lead from the front?
Are you unafraid to tell bold & dynamic stories?
Do your movies feature underrepresented narratives & peoples?
Do you want to lead change in the current movie system?
Do you want to help bring about change in society through story?
Conscript now to make a change.
Submitting a video? See the filmmakers’ page.
Vanguard Leader Script Award
Best screenplay in competition
$100 for the winner of each category
All finalists receive a three-month mentoring prize from the screenwriting education portal FilmCraft.
Whether a veteran writer or a newly minted cadet, we want to read your script.
All genres are welcome. We’re looking for filmmakers foregrounding innovative & diverse points of view.
Submissions close on December 30th, 2019.
Short films must not exceed 30 minutes in duration. All genres welcome.
Feature films must be at least 70 minutes long and must not exceed 180 minutes in duration. All genres welcome.
TV Pilots should not exceed 60 minutes in duration. All genres welcome.
All writers are welcome, whether black, white, brown, pink, gay, straight, non-binary, abled, differently abled, female, identifying as female, male, extraterrestrial or anything else.
Lead and be bold! We want to hear from you! Submit below.