Screenplay Competition

The screenwriting competition for BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival explores the foundational aspect of filmmaking – the script.  A focus of this festival is to educate the community on all aspects of the filmmaking process. The screenplay serves as a foundation from which cinema begins.

The winning script also wins a table read at the Festival. The table read will will feature local actors.


2019 Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award Winner

Become the Wind

by Jim Courter and Teresa Courter

On the eve of a natural disaster a big-city lawyer turned hometown developer conducts business as usual, interacting with the members of his historically black community and juggling the balls of his cash-strapped enterprise, blissfully unaware the die has been cast for the demise of his efforts, and possibly his life.

2019 Sponsors

Prizes are provided by InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Winners of the Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.


InkTiplogo2017Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.


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