Screenwriting Intensive Workshop: Tips for SIP

By Greater Philadelphia Film Office (other events)

Tuesday, January 15 2019 6:30 PM 8:00 PM EST

Join us on January 15th for our Tips for SIP Screenwriting Intensive Workshop with Brian Wade where we will cover what makes an award-winning screenplay in preparation of our 2019 "Set in Philadelphia" Screenwriting Competition (SIP)!

The 2019 "Set In Philadelphia" (SIP) Screenwriting Competition submissions deadlines are right around the corner.  And, like any competition, SIP scripts are evaluated according to a set of rules- this keeps the judging honest and the quality of winners high. 

We want to help you get prepared!

With a total of over $20,000 in cash prizes at stake, we thought you might want to meet up and review some of the main scoring criteria our SIP Judges use to evaluate your screenplay, for example:  

  • Premise
  • Visual Quality
  • Plot
  • Innovation
  • Ending

$10,000 - Grand Prize 
$5,000 - TV Prime Time Award, sponsored by Comcast & NBCUniversal
$2,500 - Regional Award, sponsored by Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
$2,500 - Oscar Micheaux Award, sponsored by Progressive Change, CDC and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution
$500 - Student Award, sponsored by Derek Freese Film Foundation

SIP Early Deadline: March 4, 2019 (hard-copy $45, electronic $47)
SIP Final Deadline: April 1, 2019 (hard-copy $65, electronic $67)

For more information on the Set In Philadelphia Screenwriting Competition (SIP) including Rules, Prize Eligibility, and Regulations, visit

Greater Philadelphia Film Office

Mailing Address

1515 Arch Street, 11th floor Philadelphia, PA 19102