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The Next Draft Emerging Screenwriters Grant

August 1, 2022 - December 1, 2022

$10 – $20

The Next Draft Emerging Screenwriters Grant returns for 2022!

At FAVA, we want to celebrate film writing talent in our community, which is why in 2021, we launched our first ever Emerging Screenwriters Grant. Whether you are finally putting that winning idea to paper, or digging out an old draft you never quite finished, we’re here to encourage you to take that next step!

Submissions for this years’ grant are open from August 1st, 2022 to December 1st, 2022. You are able to submit as many scripts as you like, but please ensure they are scripts follow the eligibility guidelines. If you submitted last year and didn’t win, we welcome you to submit an updated draft of your script.

Cost to submit:

  • $10 /Script for members
  • $20 /Script for non-members.


  • Selected Feature Film Script (50 page minimum.): $500
  • Selected Short Film Script (under 50 pages): $250
  • A one-on-one feedback session (in-person or online)

For the purposes of this grant, Emerging Screenwriters are defined as individuals who have not previously had a screenplay produced by a third party or production company. All submissions will receive written notes from the jury, but only winning scripts will receive an in-person feedback session. Screenwriters who have self-produced their work in the past are welcome to apply. Screenwriters can submit a short and a feature script, but will only be eligible to win in one category (if both are worthy, preference will be given to the feature). If you submitted in previous years and didn’t win, we welcome you to submit an updated draft of your script; previous Next Draft winning scripts are not eligible. Only those residing in Alberta are eligible.

Submissions open: August 1st, 2022 – December 1st, 2022

Submit or find more info HERE: https://fava.ca/next-draft/


August 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
$10 – $20
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