2019 Monte Miller Awards

When
1 October, 2019 9:00 AM to 28 October, 2019 11:59 PM
Entry Fee
$40.00

Competition is open.
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The Monte Miller Awards are only open to AWG Associate Members. If you are a Full Member or qualify for Full Membership, you are not able to apply. 

The Monte Miller Awards are the premier awards for unproduced scripts in Australia, dedicated to uncovering the best new scripts and talent among AWG’s Associate Membership.

Categories are open to short and long form work across all genres and formats including film, television, theatre, and interactive media, with the winning scripts to be announced at a dedicated industry event in Melbourne.

The Monte Miller Awards Long Form category is open to scripts of any genre more than 30 minutes in length (1 page of text = 1 minute of screen time). The Short Form category is open to scripts up to or including 30 minutes in length (1 page of text = 1 minute of screen time). 

Download the full 2019 Monte Miller information kit including entry guidelines here.


THE PRIZE

Short Form Category

The winner of the Monte Miller Award for Short Form will:

  • Receive script development funding up to the value of $10,000 from Scripted Ink.*
  • Have their winning project inducted onto Pathways Showcase.
  • Receive a mentorship with a suitable full member of the AWG.

Long Form Category

The winner of the Monte Miller Award for Long Form will:

  • Receive script development funding up to the value of $25,000 from Scripted Ink.*
  • Have their winning project inducted onto Pathways Showcase.
  • Receive a mentorship with a suitable full member of the AWG.

 * The use and allocation of Script Development funding will be determined in consultation with Scripted Ink. This is not a cash prize.


ENTRANT GUIDELINES

  • Open to current financial AWG Associate Members. Membership must be valid at the time of entry and for the duration of the competition.
  • Student Members wishing to enter the Monte Miller Award must upgrade their membership.
  • AWG offers to waive the joining fee for new members joining to enter the Monte Miller Award. To take advantage of this special offer, please email admin@awg.com.au by SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2019. This will ensure we are able to process your membership before the competition closing date. 
  • New members will need to join for a minimum of 12 months.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

  • Entries close 11.59pm Monday 28 October 2019 (AEDT).
  • Scripts must not have been professionally produced at the time of entry.
  • Entries may be short film, feature film, the pilot episode of a television series or miniseries, web series, radio, documentary, theatre, animation or interactive media.
  • Entrants must own all the rights to the script being entered.
  • The entry fee is $40 (GST inclusive).
  • All entries for the Monte Miller Award are to be completed online, including uploading synopsis and script documents. Your synopsis and script should not include any personal details, nor any indication of funding previously received for script development. When uploading your logline and synopsis, please download and fill in the PDF provided HERE
  • Scripts must be presented and formatted to industry standards: you can find Screen Australia’s suggested script layout here or Australian Plays' suggested script layout here
  • All instances of collaborations and authorship must be declared in the entry form. Co-writers are not required to be AWG Members, nor can co-writers be Full Members or eligible for Full Membership of AWG (have at least 45 minutes of produced credits).

IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure a fair judging process, the writer’s name and personal details should not appear on any part of the synopsis/script or as a header or footer within the script. Entries should also not include any reference to previous funding received for the development of the script, including agency logos. Entries that include any of the above details will not be eligible to enter.

The 2019 Monte Miller Awards are made possible with the support of our Major Government Partner Screen Australia

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