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Ticking Clock Short


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Ticking Clock Short

The very sound of a ticking clock evokes feelings of anxiety. Add high stakes and it makes for great entertainment! From the classic Back to the Future to the inventive Run Lola Run, some of the greatest films had their heroes racing against the clock. And now, you have the chance to create your own time thriller with our Ticking Clock short film contest. The stakes have to be high, and time running low, have us glued to our seats to the very last frame! Just be sure to read the guidelines. We recommend you get to the chase from the very beginning!



$1000 USD

License fee cash award+ Chance to be produced!

$500 USD
License fee cash award

$250 USD
License fee cash award




This contest is free to participate in for active Open Screenplay Members. Contest begins on Dec 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on Sept 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM (ET). There are a total of three (3) prizes available to be won as follows: one (1) First Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $1,000, and in Contest Partner’s sole discretion, the option of production, one (1) Second Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $500, (1) Third Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $250. Contest is open to registered Open Screenplay users, excluding residents of Quebec, Canada, who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry (parental or guardian consent required if entrant is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry). Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received before contest closes. Limitations apply. Full rules and entry details available at: Contest Rules & Guidelines

Enter to Win

Participating is easy! There are two ways you can contribute:

START a new short film screenplay: simply sign in to Open Screenplay and click START SCREENPLAY on the main menu. Choose Ticking Clock Short contest to enter your screenplay into the contest. The screenplay must be completed on openscreenplay.com.

FIND a short film screenplay to contribute to: go to the Find Page and under type, select CONTEST ENTRY. Select any screenplays with Ticking Clock Short label it. you have to request an invitation to the screenplay.

Chance to get produced!

The screenplay awarded the first prize will be considered for production! The screenplay must be original and must be written on www.openscreenplay.com.