Contests

PFP Announces LezPlay Contest

  Want to see more Sapphic stories onstage and onscreen? Then enter Pride Films & Plays’ LezPlay Contest! The mission of LezPlay is to honor excellence in storytelling by women-identified writers who present lesbian characters and themes—past, present, and future—in a pivotal, positive way. The LezPlay Contest is open to playwrights and screenwriters who identify…

Five Great Screenplays in Gay Film Weekend, 2015

Chicago, IL – Five finalists will be named in Pride Films and Plays’ Great Gay Screenplay Contest, an international contest for screenplays with LGBT characters and themes. The finalists include a wide range of subject matter ranging from a love triangle set in France, a mystical teenage romance laced with racial tension, a set of…

Gay Play Weekend Features 5 Enhanced Staged Readings

GAY PLAY WEEKEND features four new plays and one new musical! Performances will be held May 15 to 17 at Hoover-Leppen Theater of Center on Halsted.   Pride Films and Plays has for the last five years celebrated unique voices in the annual Great Gay Play And Musical Contest. And the finalists for 2015 once…

Enter our Writing Contest For Students

Pride Films and Plays, a leader in LGBT play and screenplay development, is launching Generation Next: A Student Writing Contest. Generation Next is the Pride Films and Plays program which encourages young and emerging student writers working on stage plays and screenplays with LGBT characters or themes. We are now accepting submissions from writers in…

Women’s Words Weekend

 Women’s Words Week Features One Contemporary Classic, One Evening of Short Films, and Four Thrilling New Works at Center on Halsted   September 19 to 21, 2014 Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our Women’s Words contest. Pat Montley, Laura Jones, Jan O’Connor and Heidi FitzGerald have been named as…

Enter the Great Gay Play and Musical Contest now

Today we start accepting entries into the Great Gay Play and Musical Contest for 2014. The Great Gay Play and Musical Contest seeks to develop the highest quality work with LGBT characters or themes. We seek material that is innovative and groundbreaking, and that deals with LGBT history, or issues of importance to the community….

Enter the Great Gay Play and Musical Contest

We are gearing up for the 2014 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. This year for the first time we are using FilmFreeway as the entry portal. And you can enter the contest here between September 1 and October 31. Also new for the first time this year, only one play per writer will be…

Remember May 1 is final deadline for Women’s Words

Remember May 1 is final deadline for Women’s Words. We are planning an exciting festival for September 19 to 21 in Chicago, and hope to have you involved! Women’s Words if our programming for scripts and screenplays written by women with lesbian characters and themes. Application information is here.