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The Edge Challenge

– An official OIF Script-to-Screen Challenge. PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES.

  • Looking for engaging original, memorable stories, scenes and characters that would thrill the audience at the premiere and keep them at the EDGE of their seats.
  • Script Submission deadline July 28th
  • Must be one of the following genre: Horror, Thriller or Comedy-Horror
  • Make it watchable by a family, PG-13, limit F words to 2-3, NO nudity, gore and blood are okay, make a use of profanity in good taste.
  • Maximum script page count & maximum total film run-time is 10 minutes.
  • If your script was selected you have a secured screening spot at the event and your cast and crew are eligible for awards as long as the final film is submitted by the deadline TBA
  • If your script was selected you are expected to post updates in the OIF group with the tags #YOURFILMNAME #EdgeChallenge #OIF
  • Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the set OIF Challenge screening date. 

Rules to provide more opportunities and a fair chance at the awards ceremony:

  • Same actor cannot be in more than three films in total. (Any role)
  • Same actor can only be 1 Lead role and 1 supporting lead or 2 supporting leads.
  • Director, writer is limited to 1 film in the same challenge.

Here is a link to the full guidelines: CLICK HERE


  • REWRITE – leave the script for a couple of days then come back to read it with a fresh mind, you have time, don’t rush or send the first draft.
  • GET FEEDBACK  – Let someone else advise if it made sense to them. We have a poll with 50+ people who are willing to give that feedback, reach out and/or consider participating in the pre-challenge table read workshop. (will be posted soon)
  • Get to the point fast, answer the question “what are we following here” as soon as you can so your script has a good pace, keep the audience engaged

Scripts submission is now open! Last day to submit your script for the challenge is July 28th

Submit your script using the form below, see guidelines above.

Scripts announcement and challenge starting point July 30th.

Complete films are due beginning-mid October TBA. Max run-time 10 minutes.

[click submit twice if it gives you an unknown error – get back to this page after submitting, if you see your log-line below, we got it.]

Number of Pages (not counting Title Page):
Suggested Film Rating: (See this guide)

EDGE’s Challenge Script Submissions Highlights