BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.
We provide each writer who enters BlueCat two written analyses, ensuring each entry is reviewed by two readers, while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.
Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.
||Days till Deadline
|Opening Day (Shorts)
||May 15, 2013
|Opening Day (Features)
||June 15, 2013
||September 1, 2013
||October 15, 2013
||November 15, 2013
- Any screenplay submitted by October 15th, 2013 can be resubmitted by November 15th, 2013 for the reduced fee of $40.
- Resubmission entries will receive one analysis.
- Entrants will have the option of selecting one of their original reader(s) or a new reader upon resubmission.
- If your selected reader is not available, you will be offered the option of receiving a refund or choosing a new reader.
Notification: Quarter-Finalists will be announced February 15th, 2014. Semi-Finalists will be announced March 15th, 2014. Finalists will be announced April 1st, 2014. Finalists will be announced April 1st, 2014.
All entries must be in English. Accepts both Short and Feature screenplays. See BlueCat website for complete rules.
SCRIPT ANALYSIS DEADLINE SCHEDULE:
- Short screenplays submitted on May 15th, 2013 will receive their written analysis by June 1st, 2013. ($35 entry fee)
- Short screenplays submitted by June 1st, 2013 will receive their written analysis by June 15th, 2013. ($40 entry fee)
- Feature screenplays submitted on June 15th, 2013 will receive their written analysis by July 1st, 2013. ($55 entry fee)
- All screenplays submitted by July 1st, 2013 will receive their written analysis by July 15th 2013. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)
- All screenplays submitted by August 1st, 2013 will receive their analysis by September 1, 2013. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)
- Scripts submitted by September 1st, 2013 will receive their analysis by October 1st, 2013. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)
- Scripts submitted by October 15th, 2013 will receive their written analysis by November 10th, 2013. ($65 Features, $50 Shorts)
- Scripts submitted by November 15th, 2013 will receive their written analysis by March 1st, 2014. ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)
- All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2014.
SAMPLE SCRIPT ANALYSIS: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/script_analysis
- The Feature Winner of the 2014 Competition will receive $15,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $2500 each.
- The Shorts Winner of the 2014 Competition will receive $10,000. Three Shorts Finalists will receive $1500 each.
- The Cordelia Prize will be awarded to the Best Feature screenplay written by a screenwriter residing in the UK and will receive $1500.
- The Joplin Award will be awarded to the Best Feature screenplay written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA, Canada or the UK and will receive $1500.
- All screenplays entered by August 1st, 2013 will be automatically entered in our Title Contest. Three winners will be determined by the votes of current 2014 BlueCat entrants and awarded $250 each.
- Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the writing competition results.
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