“Set in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Competition (SIP), which is presented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, is open to all screenwriters, world-wide, who submit a feature length screenplay OR an original TV pilot length screenplay that can be shot in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. All genres will be accepted. Scripts will be judged on their overall quality, and the extent to which they project “shootability” in the Greater Philadelphia region. SIP Finalist Judges are high profile Producers, Writers and Actors who have a Philadelphia connection.
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SIP 2020 opened on April 1.
We are thrilled to announce the 2019 SIP Winners:
Over the past few weeks GPFO has been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19. To ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and well-being of all our party attendees, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone our party event with SIP Award Presentations until it’s safe.
But let’s applaud our 2019 winners NOW!
Feature length screenplay:
Skin, written by David Chang, won the Grand, Regional and Oscar Micheaux Awards
30 Meters, written by Eric Andresen, won the TV Prime Time Award
Bloom, written by Kristina Lohre, won the Student Award
See below for more about our talented writers!
The “Set in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Competition (SIP) is proudly presented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office under its Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers program with 2019 awards sponsored by:
AKA Hotel Residences
Comcast & NBCUniversal
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia & Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
Progressive Change, CDC and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution
Derek Freese Film Foundation
Submission through Coverfly.com
EARLY: July 6, 2020 (e-submitted by 11:59PM)
FINAL: August 3, 2020 (e-submitted by 11:59PM)
The Oscar Micheaux Award eligibility form.