“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 to 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.
We are delighted to announce the SIP Winners for 2017!
Grand Prize AND the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia Regional Prize:
Ben & Oliver Samuels for The Doan Brothers
TV Prime Time Award, sponsored by Comcast and NBCUniversal:
Page Peter Wilson for No Love Lost
The Oscar Micheaux Award, for the best screenplay penned by a Philadelphia area resident of the African Diaspora, sponsored by Progressive Change, CDC and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution:
Stephen Arthur Schaffer, for The Dennis Boys
The Student Award, sponsored by the Derek Freese Film Foundation
Lindsay Michel, for Liberty Investigations
SIP 2018 will open in November. Keep your eye on this space.