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Golden Script Competition

Golden Script Competition

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Web:
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Email:
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Objective

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly international competition for short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world.

Currently accepting screenplays for the 2025 edition. The winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented. Pn top of that, we will offer cash prizes totaling $10,000. 2025 Mentors include an OSCAR-nominee and a three-time EMMY-nominee (TBC).

Who's reading our top scripts:

  • Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, The Martian)
  • Reliance Entertainment (1917, Ready Player One)
  • Killer Films (Still Alice, Carol)
  • Amblin Partners (Green Book, The Girl on the Train)
  • Benaroya Pictures (Lawless, Margin Call)
  • 21 Laps Entertainment (Stranger Things, Arrival)
  • Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist, I, Robot)
  • Broken Road Productions (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Next)
  • Shoreline Entertainment (The Man from Earth, The Signal)
  • Simon West Productions (The Expendables 2, Tomb Raider)
  • West Coast Film Partners (Olympus Has Fallen, Donnie Darko)
  • MadRiver Pictures (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ad Astra)
  • Lit Entertainment Group (Prisoners, Free Guy)
  • Fremantle (American Gods, The Young Pope)
  • Stone Village Productions (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner)
  • Knight Hall Agency (repr. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Earlybird October 24, 2024
147
$59.99
Final March 21, 2025
295
$64.99
Extended March 28, 2025
302
$69.99

Please see website for additional deadlines and details.

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Rules

  1. Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced. Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to register their screenplay and secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work.
  2. All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country.
  3. All entries must be in English.
  4. We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length. For scripts over 140 pages, you would need to pay an additional fee.
  5. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
  6. All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format. Contact details or names are allowed to be on the title page.
  7. All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
  8. Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are accepted. However, you would need to pay an additional fee: https://goldenscript.net/extra
  9. Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning and finalist scripts are also NOT eligible.
  10. Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).
  11. By entering The Golden Script Competition you agree to all the rules listed. Regardless of your status (winner or nominee), please note that your script, logline and contact information may be shared with our partners and sponsors, and by submitting you agree with that. You also agree to release and hold harmless The Golden Script Competition and its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s entry, participation in the contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize.

    The Golden Script 2025 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 20th of June, 2025.

Awards

FEATURE SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - $4,500 CASH PRIZE + 1on1 MASTERCLASS with OSCAR-nominee MARK FERGUS + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $120 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 10 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate

2nd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate

3rd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate

FINALISTS - Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place) + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub (upcoming call for entries) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + 1 Pitch on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Award Certificate

TV PILOTS

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - $4,500 CASH PRIZE + 1on1 MASTERCLASS with three-time EMMY-nominee JESSICA SHARZER + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $120 + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 10 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate

2nd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate

3rd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate

FINALISTS - Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)+ 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + 1 Pitch on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Award Certificate

SHORT SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - $1,000 CASH PRIZE + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $120 + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + Trophy + Award Certificate

2nd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + Trophy + Award Certificate

3rd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + Trophy + Award Certificate

FINALISTS - Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + Award Certificate

Golden Script Competition

Contact

Web:
https://goldenscript.net
Email:
contact@goldenscript.net

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 27    
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Golden Script Competition

Contact

Web:
https://goldenscript.net
Email:
contact@goldenscript.net

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 27    
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Contest News

Golden Script Competition Announces Golden List of 2023

The Golden Script Competition has announced their Golden List of 2023, a yearly list highlighting the best unproduced features, shorts & TV pilots of the year, carefully selected from a pool of 2,427 submissions. [Updated: 07/20/2023]

Golden Script Competition Announces Contest Winners

Cathriona Slammon has been named the Feature Category Winner of the Golden Script Competition for her script, What Little Girls Are Made Of. The TV Category and Short Script Category Winners have also been announced. [Updated: 07/15/2023]

Golden Script Announces 2022 Golden List

The Golden Script Competition has announced the Golden List of 2022, a yearly list comprised of the best 15 unproduced features, 6 shorts & 9 TV pilots of the year. [Updated: 07/11/2022]

Golden Script Competition Names 2022 Contest Winners

The Golden Script Competition has announced their feature, TV, and Short Script Category Winners. [Updated: 07/05/2022]

Golden Script Competition to offer a $10,000 Option Fund in 2022

Golden Script Competition is excited to announce a $10,000 guaranteed fund for one FEATURE or TV PILOT script in 2022 from their partners Lucky Elephant Media (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Pieces of a Woman). The guaranteed fund will be given after the Golden List announcement on July 10th, 2022. [Updated: 08/05/2021]

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Interviews

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Golden Script Competition

Contact

Web:
https://goldenscript.net
Email:
contact@goldenscript.net

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 27    
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