BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Contest

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 200    
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Objective

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 25th year, is accepting submissions for its 2024 competition.

Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry. BlueCat's Alumni include:

Aaron Guzikowski (Verve/Madhouse) wrote PRISONERS, the remake of PAPILLON, and Ridley Scott's RAISED BY WOLVES.

Fergal Rock wrote DEPARTURES starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.

Ana Lily Amirpour (CAA), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, directed by Lyle Vincent (DREAMLAND) and starring Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Opening July 9, 2023 Feature $65, Pilot $50, Short $30
Early August 13, 2023 Feature $75, Pilot $60, Short $40
Regular September 17, 2023 Feature $85, Pilot $70, Short $50
Final October 29, 2023 Feature $90, Pilot $75, Short $55
Late December 10, 2023 Feature $95, Pilot $80, Short $60 11

Resubmission Fee by December 10th, 2023. Feature $65, Pilot $50, Short $30.
Resubmission Fee by February 18th, 2024. Feature $80, Pilot $65, Short $45.
Resubmission Deadline is February 18th, 2024.

WinningScripts Pro $10 Off Coupon

Notification: Quarter-Finalists for each category will be announced on March 26th, 2024. Semi-Finalists for each category will be announced on April 9th, 2024. Finalists will be announced on April 30th, 2024. Winners will be announced on May 14th, 2024.

Rules

We accept features, pilots and shorts - visit our website for more info.

Awards

  • Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7500. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
  • The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $3,000.
  • The Pilot Script Winner will receive $3,000.
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $3,000.
  • The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2024 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $2000.
  • All cash prizes will be disbursed 30 days after the winners are announced.

BlueCat Contest

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 200    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 200    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

SCREENPLAY LIVE Stages Reading of Bluecat Finalist

SCREENPLAY LIVE returned for its second year to the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY, with a live reading of 2005 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Finalist, THE BREAK-IN by Ryan David Jahn.

In keeping with the High Fall Film Festival's mission of celebrating women in film, Anastasia Cerankosky, a recent MFA graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Film and Animation, directed this year's reading.

RochesterTalent.com, a local casting agency, generously donated their services again to Screenplay Live, assisting Anastasia in casting the script with local Rochester actors.

Please visit the new 2005 Screenplay Live page to see photos and read more: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/ScreenplayLive/

Updated: 01/04/2006

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 200    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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