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Contest: Wildsound/TV[Post New Comment re: Wildsound/TV]

kent flaagan Author: kent flaagan Posted: 02/05/2014 01:40 PM
The short I entered "The Rooster Must Die!" was given scathing comments that it wasn't any good. The same short was produced in England a year later. Check it on IMDb. This contest gets my two thumbs down.

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Contest: Nashville Fest[Post New Comment re: Nashville Fest]

Susan Bear Author: Susan Bear Posted: 02/04/2014 01:51 PM
Impressed so far!

Last night, the last day to submit, I entered my script into the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting competition.

While submitting online, by accident, I clicked on "Submit" twice and was charged twice.

As soon as I discovered this error, I called the film festival office and got Michael Wood by phone immediately. I explained what had happened. Within a couple hours he personally emailed me telling me my duplicate submission charged was voided.

I am really impressed by how fast he took care of it... even on the day after their submission deadline... when I know they must be very busy! Thank you! I'm looking forward to find out what the turn out is for their first screenwriting competition. Best of luck to all who entered.

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Contest: Nashville Fest[Post New Comment re: Nashville Fest]

Susan Bear Author: Susan Bear Posted: 02/04/2014 01:50 PM
Impressed so far!

Last night, the last day to submit, I entered my script into the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting competition.

While submitting online, by accident, I clicked on "Submit" twice and was charged twice.

As soon as I discovered this error, I called the film festival office and got Michael Wood by phone immediately. I explained what had happened. Within a couple hours he personally emailed me telling me my duplicate submission charged was voided.

I am really impressed by how fast he took care of it... even on the day after their submission deadline... when I know they must be very busy! Thank you! I'm looking forward to find out what the turn out is for their first screenwriting competition. Best of luck to all who entered.

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Contest: Nashville Fest[Post New Comment re: Nashville Fest]

Susan Bear Author: Susan Bear Posted: 02/04/2014 01:47 PM
Impressed so far!

Last night, the last day to submit, I entered my script into the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting competition.

While submitting online, by accident, I clicked on "Submit" twice and was charged twice.

As soon as I discovered this error, I called the film festival office and got Michael Wood by phone immediately. I explained what had happened. Within a couple hours he personally emailed me telling me my duplicate submission charged was voided.

I am really impressed by how fast he took care of it... even on the day after their submission deadline... when I know they must be very busy! Thank you! I'm looking forward to find out what the turn out is for their first screenwriting competition. Best of luck to all who entered.

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Contest: CreativeScope Awards[Post New Comment re: CreativeScope Awards]

Phillip Hardy Author: Phillip Hardy Posted: 01/30/2014 02:34 PM
Thanks to the folks at Creative Scope for selecting The Willing as one of the finalists. I am grateful for their recognition of my work.

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Contest: Nevada Fest[Post New Comment re: Nevada Fest]

Michael Sieve Author: Michael Sieve Posted: 01/29/2014 11:19 PM
Wonderful people to work with. I won a trophy for my screenplay but when I received it, it had been damaged in shipping. A quick email or two later, and some very kind words on their behalf, and a new trophy was sent. No fuss, no muss. So pleased for their professionalism.

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Myke Friscia Author: Myke Friscia Posted: 01/29/2014 11:00 PM
Awesome, thanks for the clarification. There was to be an announcement on Halloween about who won and there was none. There were no posts on your Facebook page or site about winner. Am I lying about his, or did you announce winner on Halloween? You announced the winner 40+ days later. My 3 emails to Zedfest inquiring about contest before hand were never responded to. So I have a right to post about my experience. And my experience was that I made a finalist and checked on Halloween to see who won. Nothing. I kept checking for 5 weeks. Nothing. Instead, the contest info was deleted. According to Moviebytes listing: "Script Pipeline Writers Database will provide the Top Finalists a one-year membership." "•Scripped is offering a Lifetime PRO subscription to our Top Finalists" So your now saying the Finalists were not promised prizes? Are you saying you DID announce on Halloween 2013? I didn't see it. I was given 1 complimentary pass via email to the fest for entering, as I assume all were. Tell me I'm lying and that you announced the winner on your web site on Halloween and I'll delete my comments and post an apology of how wrong I was. If I was wrong, I'll admit it no problem.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

michael donohue Author: michael donohue Posted: 01/29/2014 07:49 PM
I entered WCM34 and purchased the option to for professional coverage. They offered the best service and advice that I have experienced. Specific issues with character development and execution were addressed and the criticism given was done professionally and courteously. They made me feel like they really do care about the writers who enter their contest and that they want to help us to succeed. I would highly recommend their service and contest.

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Contest: Hollywood Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Hollywood Screenplay]

Patrick Gamble Author: Patrick Gamble Posted: 01/21/2014 05:19 PM
Hi

I had a similar experience with my feedback - the one page feedback I found to be not encouraging but totally demoralizing with a comment such as - "Comes across as a Smurfs inspired story only not as good." Well if the reviewer had bothered to have read the script that would have realized it had nothing at all to do with the smurfs except that they're both animated family film scripts. I got this review months ago and it still really bugs me every time I read it. It indicates the reviewer did not at all review it and it came across as amateurish.

Reviewing a screenplay is a subjective exercise but it annoys me when its clear the review was poorly done. I personally think my script runs circles around the smurfs. I am still entering the same script in other competitions. Blind faith? Perhaps. I now look at this negative feedback as one of the many obstacles a struggling screenwriter needs to get past.

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Zed Fest Author: Zed Fest Posted: 01/17/2014 08:06 PM
This comment is to a response to the person that posted inaccurate comments about us on 1-4-2014 and is claiming we did not contact him. there's a very good reason for that YOU DID NOT WIN! someone else did that's how Contests work the winners did get notified. He did not make the cut so he is upset, I'm sorry he did not make the cut but that is how judging works. I hope he finds a contest that has the time to contact all people who only made the semifinals and let them know they lost. He is the amateur and is obviously not aware that contests only contact the winners, he did not win or place the Finalists so he does not get contacted. There are too many entries to do what he expected. In addition I personally gave him a free pass to The Film Festival and did not have to he is still unhappy, some people are ungrateful, no matter what you do for them they are not happy. No one ever promised any prizes to him and take it back that was in his imagination. Sorry but I had to rebut his comment because he is unfair and keeps posting lies about us, We are self funded we are a small Festival but gaining popularity so there a lot of people who enter our contests and we are grateful for that, and we treat people fairly and with dignity. This man could have always contacted us by email or in person when he came for free to our FILM FESTIVAL in NOV 2013 he had a ton of chances to say something to us if he had questions before he started posting erroneous comments about things he knows nothing about. I guess when you loose you're mad and you want to take vengeance, which is unproductive I would suggest to this person to keep writing and read books about technique so the outcome is the one he wants next time. also there is such a thing as being a gracious contestant and accept the loss with dignity. SINCERELY ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Zed Fest Author: Zed Fest Posted: 01/17/2014 03:29 PM
Zed Fest regrets the technical snags that were experienced regarding the posting of the finalists and winners of our 2013 screenplay contest, and the possible misunderstanding regarding prizes promised to finalists. The winners had been duly notified and appropriate prizes and awards have been distributed. We put a lot of effort in putting together a fun and empowering festival, and enjoy a strong report with participants who wish to interact with us directly. If you are a past or potentially future participant in a Zed Fest contest please feel free to contact us at zedfest@gmail.com and we will be more than happy to help you with any concerns you may have.

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Contest: Emerging Screenwriters[Post New Comment re: Emerging Screenwriters]

Zachary Jansen Author: Zachary Jansen Posted: 01/14/2014 08:43 AM
The most disappointing thing about this contest is that they kept pushing back the date entrants were to receive feedback. First it was by November 1, then it was some time in December. It finally arrived -- and after reading the feedback I had great doubts my script was even read in its entirety -- about January 11/12. Yep, 2.5 months after the initial date (I wonder if you'd be able to enter the contest 2.5 months late...).

On top of that, and as I mentioned above, the "feedback" received barely mentioned the content of the script; the majority of its two pages read like a beginners' screenwriting book, focusing on improper formatting. I've worked with numerous other writers, directors, and producers, and this is the only contest that's remarked negatively on my formatting -- seriously, with Final Draft/Movie Magic it's near impossible to format improperly.

I don't think I'd be as frustrated and disappointed if the "feedback" had more to say about the content of the script. But it appears that the reader probably only read the first five pages, quickly skimmed the middle, and read the last few pages because the reader barely mentioned anything about story or character or dialogue. The reader also categorized the script in the wrong genre, which, if they had read the whole script, would've been impossible to do -- they said it was a horror, yet when I'm asked what genre the script is, I go back and forth between comedy or drama. Sure, there are some suspenseful moments, but nothing close to horror. What's funny is that I was actually praised for my creative references to "Jaws" (closer to horror than my script) that occurred throughout the script. Yeah... there's only one (maybe two if you want to stretch it) "Jaws" reference in the script. I have to think that the reader saw the one reference and, going with their misconstrued genre label, assumed there were others.

I looked back at my records and saw I'd entered this contest before, a few years ago. And the "feedback" I got this time could've been paraphrased from that first review. But before anyone starts saying that it's my fault for not learning formatting in the subsequent time: that first script has been optioned, as is, and the producers said when they first opened up the script they knew the writer was on top of his game because it was formatted perfectly. Other producers I've worked with have had similar things to say. I'm a professional writer: I'm going to make sure I do the easiest part of my job correctly, even if a recycled, cookie-cutter piece of "feedback" from an unprofessional, disorganized contest says otherwise.

Please, everyone, avoid this contest. Just from looking at the report card on here on MovieBytes, I see I'm not alone in thinking how disappointing (and frustrating) this contest is. Save your money (and time) and find a more reputable and reliable contest to enter.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

John Edward Flynt Author: John Edward Flynt Posted: 01/10/2014 11:44 AM
This contest has always been one of my favorites and is very professional in its operation. I recently received some excellent feedback from them; it was concise and clear, unlike feedback received from OTHER services (in those cases, the reviewer often got facts and names wrong, proving that they barely skimmed it to the end).

WriteMovies Development notes were the very best I've ever gotten. The reviewer understood every facet of my script (though not always agreeing with me), and showed how professional they were in their comments, as well as fully understanding the point of my story.

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Laura Morton Mattingly Author: Laura Morton Mattingly Posted: 01/10/2014 10:29 AM
I had the opportunity to have my script read in the fall by an extremely talented cast, which was a wonderful experience - and something rare for a writer. I've entered the screenplay contest a few times in the past and will continue to do so because of the insightful and detailed feedback. They provide extremely useful analysis. - great contest. great feedback. great to work with on ever level. -

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 01/09/2014 03:28 PM
Total Scammers. Never heard anything back at all.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Craig Gusmann Author: Craig Gusmann Posted: 01/09/2014 02:48 PM
Ted, I received an email on December 10th that listed those who made the Second Round Qualifying. It also said that the Quarterfinalists would be announced on or before January 25th. You're right, information has been nearly impossible to come by for this particular contest.

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Contest: Contest of Contest Winners[Post New Comment re: Contest of Contest Winners]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 01/09/2014 02:42 PM
Matt,

What did I win? I won money, and a copy of Final Draft. I won bragging rights, and some additional credibility about my script when I talk to people -- and trust me, when you mention to a manager, agent, producer, director or actor that your script has won or placed in several competitions, they are more inclined to POSSIBLY read it.

But what you want to know is, how do you turn a contest winning script into a movie?

No contest can guarantee that. Take a look at the history of the Nicholl Fellowship. According to their website, out of 126 Finalist scripts from 1996 to 2012, only 17 have been produced. Of course, plenty of scripts that weren't finalists, semifinalists or even quarterfinalists in the Nicholl have been produced, and plenty of scripts from first time writers that were never entered into the Nicholl have been produced.

As to my winning script, it is currently in the hands of a major teen pop star who is looking to transition to acting -- if they were attached, we'd easily guarantee $20 to $30 million in box office domestically, and a lot internationally. A major Director has expressed interest. The script clearly helped me gain representation, along with the rest of my body of work to date.

Did the Contest of Contest Winners (or any other contest) do that for me? No. I did all that myself by networking, making connections, generating interest, and pushing forward. Did the win help in that effort from a credibility standpoint? I'm sure it did, and I definitely mention it all the time.

Every writer has to take responsibility for their own brand and own success. The likelihood of it coming to you just because you wrote a winning script is very low. Sure, it happens occasionally, and we've all heard those stories. But they are the very rare exception. Being a finalist in the Nicholl will definitely help you gain representation, but even that won't guarantee you'll get repped, and it absolutely won't guarantee that your winning script will ever see the screen. Unfortunately, this is particularly the case for feature films. For most writers, the common wisdom today is that it is easier to break in to television -- and the rewards and control you have in that medium are very attractive for creator/writers, and those who can become show runners or creator/writer/producers.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Ted Gurich Author: Ted Gurich Posted: 01/07/2014 05:51 PM
Got an email in November that I advanced. But nothing since. Can't even find an email address to ask them when and if final results will be posted. It's 2014, what happened to this contest?

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Contest: Table Read[Post New Comment re: Table Read]

harold l brown Author: harold l brown Posted: 01/07/2014 10:11 AM
Submitted script for 2013 contest. A couple of days before announcing semi-finalists I got an email asking me to resubmit PDF as file was corrupt. I question the ability to serious consider a script on the weekend before they are about to announce the Semi-Finalists. I will not be entering this competition again.

They should have just refunded my payment and told me they were late in processing my entry and unable to fairly evaluate it.

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Contest: Writer's Digest[Post New Comment re: Writer's Digest]

Michael Balin Author: Michael Balin Posted: 01/04/2014 12:16 AM
My first screenplay entry took second place and I received a nice cash prize and free books! I was pleasantly surprised and very happy with their professionalism. My second screenplay took eighth and I still received some cash. I will continue to enter both screenplays and stage plays.

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Myke Friscia Author: Myke Friscia Posted: 01/02/2014 10:48 PM
40+ days after "Halloween annoucement" and several complaints later, they reposted their finalists back on their web site after deleting all info like the contest never existed. Only when they reposted, I was no longer a finalist. I guess that will teach me! No contact about promised prizes to finalists. Outstanding professionalism!

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Michael Sieve Author: Michael Sieve Posted: 01/01/2014 09:23 PM
I recently entered and won a reading. WildSound took my feature screenplay and pushed it back to me with some solid compliments as well as concerns as it regarded structure. As a writer, I recognized that my script had some issues but it was not until I read the feedback that I understood, truly, how to apply the fix.

With that said, I was invited me to enter the script again and was told that if the changes had been addressed, that my script would likely be ready for a reading

To the point, I was pleased with the script analysis. Their advice helped me craft a more significant product. And a few days ago, I was notified that I had won a reading.

WildSound provided significant coaching and understanding as to my scripts strengths and weaknesses. To win again would not be the point. To simply submit everything I write from here on out is all I feel I need to take all of my projects to the next level.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Lee Terry Author: Lee Terry Posted: 12/19/2013 11:44 AM
Re Julie Gray, JUST EFFING ENTERTAIN ME:

I paid for the Final Draft PLUS Notes screenplay service, quote: "Three pages of notes, comments and feedback on your script, an expert logline, and ratings in every major category. PLUS notes on each page using the Final Draft Script Notes Function".

Where were the promised notes from Ms. Gray on every page? This was a feature script, yet there was 14 notes total (some of which were nonsense, such as telling me I probably spelled Chevy "Camaro" wrong [I didn't] and not one but two notes telling me her problems with the verb "pelt"). There were no notes at all on the last third of the script.

Ms. Gray didn't, however, forget to include the hyperlink so I could buy her book.

Lee

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Contest: Hollywood Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Hollywood Screenplay]

Leslie Henderson Author: Leslie Henderson Posted: 12/13/2013 02:54 PM
I was a finalist in the Hollywood Screeplay Contest 2013, family films category. Never received any of whatever the awards were supposed to be for finalist. I've written to them twice to see if I could get a response, but thus far, I've not heard one word. If I don't hear back from someone before the year is out, I doubt I will enter this contest again.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Don Fried Author: Don Fried Posted: 12/10/2013 05:24 PM
I've entered Three Lines or Less Logline contest 4 times now, and I've won a grand prize, first runner-up, third runner-up, and made the finals the other time.

One of the goodies for the grand prize was a marketing blast from SellaScript, which resulted in a contact through which the screenplay was optioned.

The other prizes, which have included script analysis, have also been very valuable.

Jared and the folks at TLL are very responsive. I recommend this contest very highly.

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Contest: Screencraft Action Thriller[Post New Comment re: Screencraft Action Thriller]

Mark Donnell Author: Mark Donnell Posted: 12/10/2013 05:11 AM
How do I submit my script?

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Contest: Eerie Horror[Post New Comment re: Eerie Horror]

Nate Lane Author: Nate Lane Posted: 12/07/2013 07:50 PM
I entered into the short script contest for the 2013 Eerie Festival. I was notified that my script made the finals and it was posted on their website. They allegedly announced all the contest winners during the festival, which happened many months ago. They didn't post the winners on their website nor Facebook page. No idea if my script won. No idea who won. No one will respond to my inquiries via email or Facebook. Unprofessional and disappointing.

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Lee Terry Author: Lee Terry Posted: 12/04/2013 06:08 PM
My script "Descent of Ron" got to the Second Round and then was eliminated. Not great news, but not terrible.

I received general notes from the two Anonymous Readers, one very positive, one very critical.* They contradicted each other quite a bit, but this only shows it's subjective to some degree. Each briefly went over Concept, Character, Plot and Dialogue.

I plan to enter AFF again.

LT

*If your script has a complex story (from Truby's definition), it's probably won't do as well in any contest's first and second round FAST reads.

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Lee Terry Author: Lee Terry Posted: 12/04/2013 05:43 PM
I entered Scriptapalooza and also received coverage from them, from a judge known by 'ZS'. 'ZS' gave my script a "POOR" in EVERY category, and from his very brief comments it was obvious he hadn't even really skimmed the script, much less read it through. This coverage is on the same draft of "Descent of Ron" that was a SECOND ROUNDER in the latest Austin Film Festival screenplay competition (admittedly not great news, but miles from "POOR"s in every category).*

I spoke to Mark Andrushko who, although he didn't like the extremely skimpy look of this all "POOR"s coverage, said that he knew 'ZS' personally and that he was one of his better readers. Hmm.

Mark A. also said he'd pay for another reader to cover my script, and the resulting schizophrenic feedback was in some parts from a reader who said the script was very funny and effectively written (which may or may not be sincere, not a TON of details in coverage), and a reader who called the villain Ghost Whisperer instead of Ghost Hunter, contradicted the good comments, got basic plot elements wrong, and H-A-T-E-D my "hero"'s guts. Again, hmm.

Enter the competition if you must--I won't again--but just know you might get 'ZS' in charge of your script's fate.

LT

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Basil Sunshine Author: Basil Sunshine Posted: 12/03/2013 02:44 AM
BlueCat, the only contest that will disqualify you for having a pen name.

I really do not understand this policy. What does BlueCat know that the US Copyright Office & the WGA don't? There is no reason a pen name should disqualify anyone as long as the legal name is also provided.

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Myke Friscia Author: Myke Friscia Posted: 11/25/2013 09:10 PM
26 days after "Halloween announcement" and nothing. No emails to the 6 finalists. Nothing on their site or Facebook page. Instead, they deleted all info about the contests and the names of the finalists. Think of the disappointment to the six writers. Think of the good companies that loan their names as sponsors to the contest and donate prizes.

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Contest: Script Pipeline Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Script Pipeline Screenplay]

Glenda Ganis Author: Glenda Ganis Posted: 11/22/2013 02:22 PM
I was a finalist in the last Script Pipeline contest and the care, attention and efforts given to me by Matt Misetich and Dave Kline touched my heart. These men are gems in an industry that is not known to foster warm feelings in writers. I highly recommend entering their contests.

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

harold l brown Author: harold l brown Posted: 11/18/2013 02:04 PM
I have written several screenplays with feedback requested from Wildsound, along with a novel. The feedback was EXCELLENT. I personally use Wildsound with any project that I consider important, in terms of having an assessement.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Anna Little Author: Anna Little Posted: 11/17/2013 07:20 PM
I'm so indebted to BlueCat for their helpful, insight analyses. Both readers gave poignant notes and clear direction. I'm overwhelmed with this competition. The quality of the analyses is incredible! This is a must-do competition! Thank you so very much!

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Contest: Happy Writers Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Happy Writers Screenplay]

Melissa Emery Author: Melissa Emery Posted: 11/15/2013 02:58 PM
This contest is just a few years old but I expect it to be one of the more significant ones soon. I entered The Happy Writers contest last fall. The organizer, Joey, is amazing and so well connected in the industry. His goal is to connect writers with producers, agents and managers who can make projects happen.

Joey is extremely supportive and a great champion for writers. He is truly passionate about making big things happen for writers. This contest is just one way of doing that.

The Happy Writers offers many services. I took advantage of "Perfecting Your Pitch" which was incredibly helpful. I had no idea why my pitch didn't work before working with them. But they helped me hone in on the essence of my story. I then used the pitch they helped me to perfect in the industry pitch sessions they offer. To date, my scripts have been requested by Rat Entertainment, Informant Media, Panay Films, Odd Lot and Gotham Group just to name a few. I am so grateful for The Happy Writers!

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Ginger Cohen Author: Ginger Cohen Posted: 11/14/2013 09:13 AM
Agreed. Really got a lot out of submitting. Made my script a lot better.

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Contest: Ohio Independent[Post New Comment re: Ohio Independent]

Penny Minor Author: Penny Minor Posted: 11/13/2013 04:15 PM
I was hoping for more feedback other than merely how high my screenplay scored. I was hoping I would get some constructive criticism. Maybe my expectations were out of line.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Xavier Burgin Author: Xavier Burgin Posted: 11/12/2013 03:39 PM
Really good feedback on screenplays. The competition is great!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Rebecca Boyd Author: Rebecca Boyd Posted: 11/12/2013 08:42 AM
Blue Cat is unquestionably the best contest I've entered so far. The readers keyed in on specific things that I had been struggling with, and their suggestions are immensely helpful. I have cut out and then added back my opening scene more than once, unsure of whether it worked or not. Now I can be confident that it needs to go, and that what will become the new opening scene is as good as I hoped it was. Just having that single problem solved in itself makes my entry fee well spent, but the readers also gave me a host of other really helpful suggestions. Blue Cat is awesome!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Martina Boerst Author: Martina Boerst Posted: 11/11/2013 10:48 PM
This is one of the best contests I've ever taken part in. Their script analysis is insightful and useful.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Pedro Vasquez Author: Pedro Vasquez Posted: 11/11/2013 08:31 PM
BlueCat gave me prompt and succinct feedback on my most recent screenplay. Their notes were invaluable. I'm sure I'll be using their service again.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Phillip Hardy Author: Phillip Hardy Posted: 11/11/2013 07:31 PM
Blue Cat readers provided me with solid, constructive feedback and I look forward to seeing contest results.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Tracey Robinson Author: Tracey Robinson Posted: 11/11/2013 06:00 PM
To enter a contest and receive feedback is huge. Especially when you can tell that your script has been read and not skimmed over. The advice I received is clear, to the point and very helpful. Thank you.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Claudine BA Author: Claudine BA Posted: 11/11/2013 01:23 AM
The analysis was very valuable, detailed, and to the point. The reader really took the time to thoroughly read and pick up on all the small little details. Thanks to the feedback, I now have a better sense to make my story work better, get my message across, and write a stronger script. Thanks.

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Myke Friscia Author: Myke Friscia Posted: 11/06/2013 04:43 PM
Their big annoucment on Halloween of their screenplay contest never came. 7 days later, still never came. Festival has came and went. no contact about promised prizes. Diappointing and no excuse for not following through. That would NEVER happen with Shriekfest or Screamfest. That's why they get 1000's of entries. If they say they are going to annouce on Halloween, then you can bet they will. Just be warned not to expect fest to stick to what it promises.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

jane therese Author: jane therese Posted: 11/06/2013 12:55 PM
I have been writing my screenplay over the course of a few years. It's a true story and well like everything that we are passionate about, sometimes it's best to let a few scenes go. I have had the same opinions from diifferent people in about a three weeks time. But with Blue Cat critique,I was able to "see" what I was doing wrong. They are sooo helpful and so right on target!! Thank you a hundred fold for allowing me to see the full potential of my script!

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Robert Ward Author: Robert Ward Posted: 11/05/2013 02:58 PM
I have entered many contests over the past seven years. I was very impressed with the customer service at Wildsound. I had a question regarding my entry this year and I was contacted back immediately. I like that in a contest. Also, I was given feedback from Wildsound on my script and what I received was extremely helpful and detail oriented and it assisted me greatly in crafting my rewrite. The feedback from Wildsound strengthened my script to the point where it's placing better in other contests as well.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Aditya V Author: Aditya V Posted: 11/05/2013 03:48 AM
I love the fact that they gave crystal clear feedback, way ahead of what I expected (I think it was in 2 weeks of me submitting) , I am looking forward to their second round of feedback and participating in the contest.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Patrick Gamble Author: Patrick Gamble Posted: 11/03/2013 06:02 PM
OK.. not sure if anyone else reads these comments but for what its worth - its the top 25%

I tried to find out dates on when finalists etc are announced and search the website but could not find anything If anyone has a link or info on this - could you please provide

thanks

Patrick

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Contest: Fade In[Post New Comment re: Fade In]

Stephen M. Hunt Author: Stephen M. Hunt Posted: 11/02/2013 05:28 AM
I'm a Fade In 2013 semi-finalist and have very mixed feelings about this competition. Of course, I'm delighted to have placed and I congratulate this year's winners.

I've enterred many competitions and Fade In is easily the most frustrating. One reason is its taken well over year to start and finish - that's pretty poor. Also, they're not good at keeping deadlines or keeping contestants properly posted, not even with their twitter facility.

Unlike most contests, Fde In merge their finalist and winners round into one - yuk!

The upshot is that Fade In frustrate so many of their contestants that their moviebytes score card is a lowly 2.5! I hope Fade In get their act together and start running a competition to rival the professionalism of the other main contests.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

Stephen M. Hunt Author: Stephen M. Hunt Posted: 11/01/2013 05:02 AM
I'm the 2012 Fresh Voices Grand Prize Winner so yes, I'm bound to be a tad biased, now. But here's a few simple facts...

I found their feeddback / analysis consistently inspiring. I am 63, English and live in France meaning you don't have to be 30 and live in LA to do well in this competition - everyone has the same fair chance.

All promised prizes were delivered and they continue to actively promote "Precious Vengeance", my winning script.

In short - if your script is of a high enough standard, it'll do well in this competition.

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 10/31/2013 09:50 PM
Thanks, Paul.

Onward and upward, for all of us....

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 10/31/2013 09:40 PM
You hit it on the head, James. Jeff and his staff don't shy away from any material. Gotta love a contest where you know you got an equal shot as everyone else. Oh, congrats. Happy to see your name on the billboards.

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 10/31/2013 11:08 AM
Thanks, StoryPros. Just got my check and prizes for this year's contest (I was awarded 1st place in the SciFi-Horror Division).

This is THE contest that rewards new and different ideas and concepts.

Of course, you still have to have good structure, intriguing characters, and all the other bells and whistles of good screenwriting -- but, unlike so many other venues, StoryPros doesn't take away points at the first hint of ORIGINALITY. Matter of fact, that seems to be what separates the sheep from the goats when it comes to progressing here. And I for one really appreciate readers whose creative imagination is on the same level as that of the writer.

Thanks again, StoryPros. I expect to be back in the running with the International contest, and the Awards, next year. And I expect the competition will only be increasing in quantity and quality.

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Contest: Write Reality TV[Post New Comment re: Write Reality TV]

Taylor Albertson Author: Taylor Albertson Posted: 10/31/2013 08:09 AM
Entered the contest and they had trouble retrieving my entry. So they emailed me, told me and asked me to simply email my entry to them. That part was real honest and worthy of a comment, since I would never have known. Look forward to the rest of the contest.

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Contest: Action On Film[Post New Comment re: Action On Film]

Patricia Poulos Author: Patricia Poulos Posted: 10/30/2013 09:23 PM
What an experience! From the time of submitting my script, the acknowledgement and communication has been wonderful. A truly wonderful encounter with a team doing so much. I will look forward to submitting next year.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Stephen Kogon Author: Stephen Kogon Posted: 10/30/2013 04:09 PM
The logline for my script, "Guardian Angels," was the grand prize winner for the August/September contest, and one of the prizes was Total Script Express from SellAScript.com.

Through that my logline was just sent out to hundreds of companies, and already my inbox has been flooded with requests to read the script! I also received the hard copy version of the "Hollywood Screenwriting Directory," which is a very handy tool... All this for just a $10 entry fee is really terrific!

I'm so glad I found out about this contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Michael McCormick Author: Michael McCormick Posted: 10/28/2013 06:33 PM
The feedback from two well informed people is actually worth the price alone. Throw a contest on top of it and you got something pretty killer going.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Barry Estelhomme Author: Barry Estelhomme Posted: 10/28/2013 04:21 PM
Awesome contest! I entered and they gave me the feedback 2 weeks ahead of the scheduled date. Bluecat provided a different POV and I strongly recommend this contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

John Adcox Author: John Adcox Posted: 10/28/2013 02:57 PM
The feedback from the contest was lightning fast and very, very helpful. I am grateful!

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Patrick Gamble Author: Patrick Gamble Posted: 10/27/2013 09:14 PM
I'm pleased to be through the first round qualifiers but would love to have an idea what this translates to. Does anyone know? Is this the top 50%, top 20%, top 500 entries? I

Thanks

Patrick

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Patricia Poulos Author: Patricia Poulos Posted: 10/26/2013 04:28 PM
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity provided by BlueCat. A writer really knows when alerted to a deficiency whether the comment is warranted. I have found that the constructive critique given would have been obvious to other readers of my work. The final reading requested expansion. I only hope that in doing so, I have not undone the positives in the script as previously submitted. I have found their comments invaluable and will carry these forward to other of my scripts.

Thank you for the opportunity to leave a comment. which I feel has assisted me in filling in the gaps which I am sure many readers of my submissions to other competitions have

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 10/25/2013 08:19 PM
For those of you who may be new to screenwriting and to the contest circuit, I am a veteran. I would endorse only a few. This is one contest that will soon rival the best of them, if they don't do so now. IMHO, this is hands-down the most hands-on with their winners.

I love Jeff at StoryPros and the experience I had with Fresh Voices. Each did everything they could for me. And I'm a better writer for having worked with them. But in light of my vast improvement of craft, I can now incorporate feedback like I've never been able to do so before.

Heather Waters, co-founder of CWA, has spent hours upon hours of her time with me. And she has done this even after she helped me secure an agent. In fact, I happen to know personally that she pushed hard for all of the winners of CWA to get representation, not just the grand prize winner.

So much about CWA represents everything you'd want in a contest. They don't even post on their website the countless past winners and finalists who have gotten options. They probably will now after I told them that such info would be helpful to the writer looking for the best contests to enter. And the best contests are the ones that can advance your career. Period.

Heather and Marlene at CWA genuinely run a contest for the love of film.

Do yourself a favor and enter this contest next year. All of my friends on this site and other sites do so and have done so. And all of them are either contest winners themselves or optioned writers or represented writers. And I have never, ever, heard one bad thing about this contest.

Most importantly, ask yourself why you want to be a screenwriter. If it isn't to see your words on the screen, then you're in the wrong profession. CWA, as far as I know, is the only contest that will offer the winning script a guaranteed IMDB credit and entry into an international festival by producing a short film of your winning script. I know other contests do something similar, but they do so for the winning short script, not the feature.

The advantage of having a short of your feature is that it can then be used as a powerful marketing tool to get your feature produced. I will take passion over just about anything else in any team-related effort. You won't find more passionate folks than at CWA.

If anyone wishes to reference me, you need only look on the "message board" in this website to know I am not an "unknown entity" lauding the merits of a self-serving contest.

And while I'm at it, for the rest of you, do try and make yourself known by introducing yourself in the threads on this website. It'll help your ambitions if you can prove yourself as a writer or even as just a cool person. (I disqualify myself from the latter.)

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 10/25/2013 07:51 PM
Taylor,

That is not why we buy coverage. Coverage = Judging your script to determine its market worthiness. Consultation = feedback to improve your script. Coverage is the last thing you should seek; it implies that your script is ready for market.

I don't mean to single you out, but I'd hate to see a writer waste money on coverage. What BlueCat offers is feedback.

And while we're on the subject, I will admit that this year, my feedback was worth the price of admission. One was honest and fair. The other was written by someone who is probably more concerned with textbook precision, which is to say, the reader was as concerned with impressing himself as with impressing me. I say this b/c the tone of the notes of the latter seemed to follow a paint-by-numbers scheme. Despite this, the content of the feedback was something I couldn't ignore. And now my script is vastly improved -- enough to have confidence to send to my agent.

I'm still considering whether to resubmit as my script may very well be optioned before BlueCat announces its winners. But for $40 more, the value of resubmitting seems to weigh in favor of doing so just in case things don't pan out. And in this business, things rarely do.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 10/25/2013 04:01 PM
Shortly after posting my first comment, I received feedback from FRESH VOICES. All I have to say is: ENTER THIS CONTEST! Very professional.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Taylor Albertson Author: Taylor Albertson Posted: 10/24/2013 11:02 AM
Re-did my short into a feature and entered the contest again (for those counting that is two times this go around). Again received great analysis from two readers (as opposed to one with the short). Again found the analysis to be helpful with specific page numbers listed so I know they actually did read it.

While the analysis is helpful I am greedy and wanted a wee bit more detail. But that is why we buy coverage isn't it.

I would like to point out that I entered two weeks ago and already received my analysis so that I can do re-writes and re-enter before the deadline to do so. So they kept their word in their promise that if I did enter by a certain date I would get my analysis in time to re-write and re-enter.

Looking forward to the rest of the contest and seeing my results.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

ahmad dabiri Author: ahmad dabiri Posted: 10/23/2013 05:18 AM
The great thing about this competition is the feedback you receive. I find it very hard to get good feedback from people who have read my scripts. What you receive is honest and most importantly constructive criticism. Your entire script is broken down, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. This not only improves your writing but gives you a better understanding of what it is you are trying to create.

Ahmad

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Jason Vaughn Author: Jason Vaughn Posted: 10/22/2013 06:48 PM
How many screenwriting contests give thoughtful analysis for each entry? Not many, that's how many. But Bluecat does. This not only makes you feel better about spending the money (because, let's face it, most beginning writers don't have any) but also helps you progress. They had me at hello.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Andres Rovira Author: Andres Rovira Posted: 10/22/2013 02:09 PM
I entered my TV pilot for consideration in BlueCat's contest and within a week, I had complete script coverage and feedback from two readers. The feedback was very beneficial for my rewrite and really helped me gear the script in the right direction. I highly recommend BlueCat as a great source to get your work out there.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Constance Wallenberg Author: Constance Wallenberg Posted: 10/17/2013 06:42 AM
Definitely one of the best contests you can enter.

I placed third in this competition and received about 28 pages of notes from four different readers. The notes touched on all aspects of the script, from marketability, structure, dialog, and pace.

After I did a thorough rewrite based on some of the advice, I received an additional four reads. Very comprehensive and supportive of the winners.

Always kept to their deadlines. Also, since the competition has no set open and closing dates it is run much faster. They just take each batch of 1000 entries and go. Really innovative and helpful. The best of the bunch.



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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Mastrobuono Antonio Author: Mastrobuono Antonio Posted: 10/08/2013 03:28 AM
I am truly grateful to BlueCat for having received a most constructive, most perceptive, and most thoughtful review of my screenplay. I have already begun to revise my screenplay by accepting 99.9% of your most valuable suggestions.

Many, many thanks,

Antonio C. Mastrobuono, Ph.D. (Harvard University)

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Charlie Laulette Author: Charlie Laulette Posted: 10/07/2013 06:39 PM
I find that when someone reads your work, it is great when they give you back personal feedback, also. And Blue Cat gives you two different opinions on your work all for the price of entry. Just an incredible deal, everyone always needs to have someone comment on their work, so they can take another look at their own work and reevaluate it. It's an important part of the process. Especially when it is so fresh of your computer's software!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Steven Sherman Author: Steven Sherman Posted: 10/07/2013 06:20 PM
I'm a noob but have several screenplays and am looking to take to the next level. I went with Blue Cat after reading a few reviews.

I got wonderful feedback from the two readers assigned to my screenplay. I went through rewrite and resubmitted.

Without question, the feedback I got helped improve the quality of the work. And, the encouragement is phenomenal. I did resubmit and am looking forward to the continued feedback.

Very good experience.

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Rebekah Reaves Author: Rebekah Reaves Posted: 10/07/2013 01:25 PM
I have entered and placed in numerous screenwriting contests but none that offer the same benefits and professionalism as CineStory. The contest itself is run very well, but the prize of being able to attend the retreat is what makes this contest a standout among others. The CineStory retreat dramatically exceeded my expectations. I hoped to attend the retreat and walk away with a few new pieces of advice about the craft and the state of the film industry. What I gained, instead, was specific guidance on how to approach my writing career moving forward, a close network of screenwriting friends and industry professionals, and newfound confidence about my writing and pitching abilities. It was an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend submitting to the contest.

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Contest: trackingb.com Feature[Post New Comment re: trackingb.com Feature]

Craig Berger Author: Craig Berger Posted: 10/07/2013 12:28 AM
Best contest I've ever entered. Really provide access and try to help your career if you are a finalist, let alone a winner, as opposed to other contests that blow a lot of smoke.

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Robert Hestand Author: Robert Hestand Posted: 10/03/2013 08:02 PM
I was fortunate enough to make it to the 2013 CineStory Retreat, and it was an absolutely thrilling and inspiring experience, meeting with industry professionals and incredibly talented writers. I hope to be lucky enough to participate again in the future, and I HIGHLY recommend the annual CineStory contest.

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

David Rocchio Author: David Rocchio Posted: 10/03/2013 12:23 PM
I just got home from the CineStory retreat, which was the best screenwriting workshop in my experience -- in fact best retreat of any kind I have attended. I learned a lot from people with tremendous experience and willingness to give, I met great writers and now friends, I took home with me tremendous energy, new and fresh ideas, a plan and a real expectation the plan will work. Without a doubt submitting to CineStory was a home run. It is a well run and deeply thoughtful organization.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Jonathan Stark Author: Jonathan Stark Posted: 10/02/2013 09:51 AM
I don't generally enter contests but the idea of getting feedback attracted me to BlueCat. I did some research and they looked legitimate so I took the chance.

I'm glad I did. I got exactly what I what I was promised, ahead of when it was promised to me, and the critique showed that the reader had actually read the script and considered it rather than slapping my name on a form letter.

I definitely got my money's worth, even if I don't make any of the final rounds.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Martin Bernard Foley Author: Martin Bernard Foley Posted: 09/30/2013 12:24 PM
Hi all screenwriters, professional and amateur

I received excellent feedback from two independent readers for my two screenplays. Very helpful suggestions.

I rate this competition in the Top Ten.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 09/25/2013 08:11 PM
Wow, Heather and Marlene wasted no time. Got almost everything they've promised, including a check. Within a week, we banged out a polished draft of a short film of my winning script. And I believe we're in preproduction. They also gave me a four-hour long development session. Learned stuff I couldn't have gotten in a classroom or a textbook. Why? Some things you can only learn on the job, so to speak. This has felt so much like the real thing -- deadlines, expectations, learning better techniques to economize dialogue, layering characters, special emphasis on how to weave in symbols and strengthen the visual presentation and read. Wow.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 09/25/2013 08:02 PM
Retraction. My friend got overly excited. Page has only announced finalists and no script of mine has advanced beyond semis. Ken, thank you for your enthusiasm. You my boy, yo.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Ken Glover Author: Ken Glover Posted: 09/25/2013 06:03 PM
PAUL UNDARI??? PAGE WINNER??? OMG! AWESOME! Two in a row!! CWA and PAGE! Dude is on a ROLL! CONGRATS M'MAN!

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Marc Shuter Author: Marc Shuter Posted: 09/17/2013 02:39 PM
Hey, I had a question for anyone who might have experience as a Second Rounder in the contest. Is it worth attending the festival? I guess what I mean by that, is there a good bit of industry interaction that could possibly lead to something down the road? Or do they kind of oversell and under deliver?

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 09/15/2013 10:33 AM
I failed to make the deadline in 2012. Probably best thing that happened. I was determined to make the deadline for 2013 due to the overwhelming number of writer-friends who spoke so highly of this contest. What did it for me was the enticement of getting your script made into a 10-minute trailer -- with guaranteed showing at an international film festival in Richmond. To me, that's better than cash.

I just can't believe I won the Grand Prize. Even if I hadn't, you can't complain about a contest that made every deadline. Ok, so they took a day longer to announce the Grand Prize. But that was probably due to the difficulty of choosing the Grand winner. I know many of the writers in the finals and, man, they are talented. Which makes this win even more resonant. Quite humbled. And I urge everyone to enter this one for next year. Keep in mind, our ultimate goal is to get our scripts produced. CWA gets you that much closer with a trailer and an IMDB credit. Thank you CWA.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Mick Goldstein Author: Mick Goldstein Posted: 09/11/2013 03:04 PM
Great customer support with these guys. I am terrible with technical stuff. They answered my questions and made sure my script was submitted properly.  

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Tom Kimball Author: Tom Kimball Posted: 09/03/2013 12:37 PM
I've entered about 10 different contests so far, and this has proved to be one of the better. Mark answered all my (usually stupid) questions in a timely manner and the operation seems very professional. They promote all the semi-finalists and higher for 1 year (I was a finalist) so we shall see if anything comes of that prospect. Fingers crossed!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Stephen Ridley Author: Stephen Ridley Posted: 09/01/2013 03:01 PM
Unlike many of the screenplay competitions out there, BlueCat is prepared to do a lot more than just take your money.

Every entrant receives not only the opportunity to win significant prize money and earn the kudos that goes with an internationally renowned competition but they also receive feedback on their script from two highly professional readers; And as a writer - you can't ask for much more than that.

I applaud Gordy and his team at BlueCat.

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Contest: Moondance[Post New Comment re: Moondance]

George Guthridge Author: George Guthridge Posted: 08/30/2013 02:46 PM
Elizabeth English phoned and talked to me for an hour about my screenplay (one of the winners) and the issues it raises. I thought that was pretty cool.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

mark cowley Author: mark cowley Posted: 08/28/2013 07:27 PM
the feedback given was really useful; got more than my money's worth squared. their newsletter has been useful as well. I'm a schulb as yet unpaid writer and i approve this message.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 08/28/2013 05:18 PM
I finally was able to contact Lionel Faison by telephone. He said that he apologized, but that the person running the contest has cancer, and promised to call me back in two days. I'll keep the community informed - but please hold my last comment in check until I see if they actually follow through or not.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 08/28/2013 05:13 PM
SCAM ALERT!!!!!

These guys seem to have vanished, although the website is still up. Looks like they took screenwriters' money and ran. They never responded to multiple emails or three postings on their website blog.

If others have had this experience, please contact me, as if there are enough complaints and the money adds up to an amount over $1000, that's potential felony charges. I live in LA now, and will be happy to help drive this with the District Attorney's office.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 08/28/2013 05:09 PM
I received excellent, detailed feedback on my four submitted scripts - much better than many "coverage services" provide -- and very valuable for improving my work. So far, this has been an extremely well-run contest with constant, on-time feedback, meeting or exceeding every deadline they've set.

I was able to receive preliminary feedback and re-submit with some slight revisions to my submitted entries without problems -- but I noted clearly the final deadline for submissions. All four are currently in the semi-finals.

I may be biased, but I see that one or two people have complained that they were not able to resubmit after they received feedback. I really don't think anyone has any cause to complain that Creative World has a final deadline -- which they clearly post. I'm sure that CW didn't charge any writer for resubmissions if they didn't accept those resubmissions. To my knowledge, no other contest allows resubmittals AFTER the final deadline for submission has passed, other than in some cases contests that ask finalists to resubmit new drafts if they have them for the final-final judging round.

All in all, a very well-run, professional contest. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to receive strong, constructive feedback on their submissions.

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Contest: Shriekfest[Post New Comment re: Shriekfest]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 08/27/2013 03:29 PM
I received a phone call directly notifying me that my short script is a semi-finalist, and still in the running. How many other contests do that? Not much! Great stuff, Shriekfest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Todd Gordon Author: Todd Gordon Posted: 08/27/2013 10:58 AM
I've entered many contests with my last two screenplays. I would say, without hesitation, that BlueCat's feedback was head and shoulders above the level of any other feedback I've received in it's depth, clarity and constructiveness. I don't know who their readers are, but they know what they're doing!

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Contest: Hollywood Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Hollywood Screenplay]

Christopher Morgan Author: Christopher Morgan Posted: 08/26/2013 06:06 PM
My good friend received recognition for his screenplay last year and only had great things to say about this competition. Hoping for a chance to join the winners alumni myself.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Christopher Morgan Author: Christopher Morgan Posted: 08/26/2013 05:25 PM
Love the Barton Fink quote. That right there told me you guys have good taste in movies and might appreciate my weird little script.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Deborah Wolfe Author: Deborah Wolfe Posted: 08/26/2013 12:28 PM
The BlueCat contest is excellent -- it's professional and provides thoughtful, intelligent feedback from the script readers. I've incorporated the feedback I received into my script and am thrilled with the result. I highly recommend this contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Carey Watkins Author: Carey Watkins Posted: 08/26/2013 07:07 AM
I'm from Australia and what I love about this contest is the overall professionalism of it. The two sets of notes included in the entry fee is major value for money and with the notes I received, I was back adjusting my script using their much appreciated comments and insights. I'm super impressed with everything about BlueCat, from their newsletter to the contest. They deliver what they promise and then some.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Peter Groth Author: Peter Groth Posted: 08/25/2013 05:00 PM
BlueCat is a great contest. I really appreciated the constructive feedback I received on my scripts. BlueCat is clearly interested in helping develop writers, and this fact shines through in the professionalism that they show.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Ellen Johnson Author: Ellen Johnson Posted: 08/23/2013 09:22 PM
It was great receiving two analyses of my screenplay from BlueCat. They wasted no time sending them to me. The two perspectives were very different. This gave me a lot more to work with, which I find to be very helpful. And it was clear from the analyses that the readers knew what they were talking about. What is even better is that they let me revise my screenplay and resubmit it before the final judging. Now that's a great contest!

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