OIF FIERCE Challenge - 2020

– Award Categories

  • Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Original Story, Best Sound, Best Set Design, Best Hair/MUA.
  • Certificate Awards: Audience Awards, Honorable Mentions.

Submit an engaging original. Include a memorable story with scenes and characters to thrill the audience at the premiere. Keep it FIERCE!

– An official OIF Script-to-Screen Challenge.


  • Submission deadline for scripts:   August 25, 2020
  • Complete film must be submitted by November 15, 2020
  • There are two totally separate submission categories in this Challenge, Online and On Set.
  • The Online Challenge category is for production filmed with others entirely remotely.  The On Set Challenge category is for productions choosing to film on location, where cast/crew works physically together in a small group (safely).
  • Participants for the On Set category are strongly urged to follow all safety procedures and take all necessary precautions while filming during this pandemic.   We recommend all cast and crew take a FREE certificate course here:  https://www.easy-lms.com/safe-sets-covid-19-level-a-english/course-50731
  • Should you choose to produce the film in isolation, submit the complete film to the online category.
  • If you ended up producing a film in the traditional way on set, submit the complete film to the On Set category.
  • Choose one of the following genres: Horror, Sci-Fi or Drama.  Comedic versions are welcome.
  • Keep it clean, max rating of  PG-13.  Limit cursing, No nudity, gore and blood are okay.  You may use limited profanity if needed for the story line. 
  • Keep maximum script page count to ~10 pages 
  • Maximum total film run-time (including credits but NOT required slates) 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.
  • If your script is selected you are expected to post updates in the OIF group with the tags #YOURFILMNAME #FierceChallenge #OIF
  • Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the OIF Challenge screening date. 
  • Standard Terms and Conditions apply and will be posted on the submission form.

Recap of some rules meant to provide more opportunities and fairer chance at the awards ceremony:

  • Same actor can only be in a total of 3 films as a lead or supporting lead role with a max of 2 leads and excluding extra work.
  • 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 engagedprecautions.

Submit your script below:

Your Area (required - choose the closest)

Main Genre


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