Tibor Vichta Award Screenwriting Competition

Scenáristická súťaž Cena Tibora Vichtu
Contact: Silvia Králová-Panáková (f) Co-ordinator
Art Script, Sibírska 3, 831 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 4425 3977
Annual, September-October

Since 2002 the production company Art Script has been running the screenwriting competition for young authors aged up to 35 years. The project’s author is Silvia Králová-Panáková, and its guarantors are Ondrej Šulaj and Dagmar Ditrichová. The purpose of the competition is to foster the development of original feature-length live-action film screenwriting in Slovakia.

Young screenwriters may have a maximum one of their scripts made into a live-action feature film. A specialists' jury awards the main Tibor Vichta Award, or a Special Award, and a special jury awards the prize for best presentation of the script. The winning scripts (feature-length live-action film, animated film, and documentary film) are annually subsidised and offered to film or television directors for implementation. The main prize of the competition in the category of feature-length live-action film is the nomination for the prestigious American screenwriting Hartley-Merill Prize Competition in Los Angeles.