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Applications are due May 2

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has set May 2 as the deadline to submit applications for its annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.

All entries must be feature-length screenplays and may only be the work of up to two authors.

Applications can be found online. Writers can upload PDFs of up to three screeplays. There is a $45 application fee. Screenplays must be written in English. Any adaptations or translations will not be considered. Writers who have received more than $5,000 for any sale or award for their screenplay or any other work are not eligible.

This is the 26th year of the competition, for which five entries will be awarded a $30,000 fellowship. So far 118 screenwriters have been awarded the fellowship since the beginning of the competition. Once participants are chosen they are expected to finish a feature-length screenplay during the year of their fellowship. However, the Academy has no rights or involvement with the writer’s final script. Recipients will be announced in October.

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