Inroads Names Fellowship Competition Winner

Updated: 05/27/2020

The Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship has named Christopher Byram as their 2020 Fellowship Winner for his gritty period TV pilot, Rednecks. The script is a a brutal tale of the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920's, when ordinary miners fought a violent David-versus-Goliath battle for their civil liberties.

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Dallas International Film Festival Names Screenplay Contest Winners

The Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One, has announced the winners of the “Broaden Your Horizons” screenplay competition, presented by Event Horizon Films. The winners will receive cash prizes, a professional consultation with a high profile writer, a Star Pass for the Dallas International Film Festival and opportunities to pitch their work to industry professionals through Virtual Pitch Fest. The two grand prize winners will also embark on a future Writer’s Enrichment Cruise. [Updated: 05/27/2020]

Shore Scripts Names 2020 Film Fund Finalists

Shore Scripts has announced their 15 Short Film Fund Finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced on June 6th. [Updated: 05/26/2020]

StoryPros Awards Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced in all genres for the 2020 StoryPros Awards. [Updated: 05/26/2020]

BlueCat Announces Grand Prize Winner

The BlueCat Screenwriting Competition has named Jane Barr and their 2020 Grand Prize Winner for her script, An American Tale. [Updated: 05/19/2020]

Austin Fest Launches Enderby Entertainment Filmmaking Fellowship Award

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced the launch of their inaugural Enderby Entertainment Filmmaking Fellowship Award, as well as their inaugural Jury Advisory Program. [Updated: 05/18/2020]

Save The Cat Names Contest Semifinalists

Save the Cat has announced the 25 semifinalists for their 2020 Save The Cat Screenplay Challenge. [Updated: 05/13/2020]

BlueCat Names 2020 Finalists

The BlueCat Screenwriting Competition has announced their 2020 Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script finalists. Winners will be announced on May 19th, 2020. [Updated: 05/12/2020]

Dallas International Film Festival Names Broaden Your Horizons Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2020 Broaden Your Horizons Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by the Dallas International Film Festival. [Updated: 05/01/2020]

BlueCat Names Contest Semifinalists

The BlueCat Screenwriting Competition has announced their 2020 Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script semifinalists. Finalists will be announced on May 12th, 2020. [Updated: 04/14/2020]

Montana Screenwriting Competition Announces Contest Winners

The Montana Screenwriting Competition (MTSC) has announced the results of its contest to honor Montana screenwriters and film scripts that highlight Montana locations. In association with the fourth annual Bigfork Independent Film Festival (BIFF), the first MT Screenwriting Competition received submissions of features and short films between November 2019 and February 2020. [Updated: 04/14/2020]

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Warner Bros. Writers Workshop
Final: 05/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

CBS Diversity Institute
Final: 05/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft $30,000 Film Fund
Final: 05/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenwriting Competition
Final: 05/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 New!
Final: 05/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin Film Festival Script Competition
Final for Features, Teleplays, Shorts (extended): 06/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition
Final: 06/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Late: 06/01/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Athena Lab
Regular: 06/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Circa Historical Screenplay Competition
Extended: 06/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & Pilot New!
Final: 06/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship
Final: 06/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BOLT
Last Minute: 06/05/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

WriteMovies Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest
Late: 06/14/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Write LA
Final: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Extended: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton
Extended: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Future Film Writers (Kids Short)
Late: 06/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards New!
Final: 06/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Adapted Screenplay Competition
Extended: 06/23/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
Final: 06/24/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Extended: 06/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

GenreBlast Film Festival
Extended: 06/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition
Final: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Script Lab's Free Contest
Final: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Finish Line Script Competition
Late: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Future Film Writers (Short)
Late: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Short Com Sitcom Script Competition New!
Final: 07/01/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition
Late: 07/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 07/11/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition
Final: 07/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

NHMC Television Writers Program
Final: 07/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Screenplay Contest
Final: 07/22/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptation Showcase Features & Shorts
Final: 07/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Final: 07/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Extended Fast Track: 07/28/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Last Chance: 07/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Drama Screenwriting Competition
Final: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenplay Festival
Final : 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards
Extended: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Nickelodeon Writing Program
Final: 08/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SCRIPT 2 SCREENS
Final: 08/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

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