2017 submissions NOW CLOSED!

Submissions for 2018 will be accepted soon!  Check back, and submit through FILM FREEWAY for all the fun. Don’t forget to choose “FEATURE FILM + PRODUCED SCREENPLAY” to include your polished screenplay (of same title as your Feature Film entry) to be considered for this year’s “The Don” Award for Best Produced Independent Feature Screenplay!

Submissions CLOSED.

The submission period for 2015 is now closed. The winner of “The Don” Award will be announced after the Awards Ceremony on June 14th. Best of luck to our Screenwriters!

Thank you to Final Draft, official sponsor of “The Don” Award, for another year of support. The recipient of “The Don” will also receive a gift certificate for Final Draft 9 screenwriting software. Value of $250. Compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN: The Don Award 2015!!!

FILMMAKERS: Submissions for the CFI Film Fest 2015 have now opened! Get your completed Shorts and Features in on the ‘Early Bird’ deadline. To include your POLISHED FEATURE SCREENPLAY along with its PRODUCED FEATURE FILM, submit both to The Don Award submission option!


2014 Winner: ‘Imagine I’m Beautiful’ written by Naomi McDougal Jones. This film now has distribution, and additionally took home Best Feature Film at the CFI Film Fest.

2014 Runner Up: ‘The Cabining’ written by Steve Kopera. 


The Don winner lands distribution

Recipient of the 2014 “The Don” Award for Best Produced Independent Feature Screenplay, and the award for Best Feature Film at the CFI Film Festival has secured distribution with The Candy Factory. Congratulations to IMAGINE I’M BEAUTIFUL, Naomi McDougall Jones (writer) and Meredith Edwards (director).

And the winner is…

The winner of the first annual “The Don” Award for Best Produced Independent Feature Screenplay is… Naomi McDougall Jones / “Imagine I’m Beautiful”!

Congratulations Ms Jones, and best wishes on your continued writing.



(Director, Meredith Edwards and Founder & Chair, Langley McArol)