2020 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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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 (3.8/5.0)
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Objective

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 22nd year, is accepting submissions for its 2020 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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 12/15/2019

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Rules

We accept features, pilots and shortsvisit our website for more info! www.bluecatscreenplay.com

Awards

  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000.
  • The Feature Screenplay Competition winner will receive $5,000. Four feature finalists will receive $1,000 each.
  • The Pilot Winner will receive $5,000. Four finalists will receive $1,000 each.
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $1,000 each.
  • The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category of the 2019 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $2,500.
  • Three Title Contest Winners will receive $250 each.

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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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 (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 191    
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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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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 (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 191    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Lily Amirpour

An interview with screenwriter Lily Amirpour regarding the BlueCat Contest Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: THE STONES, is a relentless drama set in modern day Tehran. A working class girl falls in love with a wealthy boy and when she pursues this forbidden relationship, she finds out the hard way what happens when rules are broken in a merciless society.

It's a tragic love story but it's set inside the larger kaleidescope of modern day Iran and the current realities of youth culture.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I saw Love Liza, an incredible film written by Gordy Hoffman and I just knew he had a mind that was wide open.

The list of contests I entered was very short, just 4, the ones I respect and feel are legit; Nicholl, Austin Film Festival, Zoetrope and Bluecat.

Had to drop out of Zoetrope early, and didn't place in the other two, but I won Bluecat, which is beyond amazing.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: It was a fantastic experience through and through. Spot on.

When I made it to top 5 - I was really shitting, then I remember Gordy called me, I felt like I was hallucinating, it was awesome.

My only complaint is I spent my 10K too quickly.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: Yes, everyone who enters Bluecat gets feedback, one of the things that sets it apart from the rest and clues you into the mindset of Heather and Gordy. They care. The feedback is a way to make sure everyone wins. That sounds very after-school special, but it's true! My feedback was great, encouraging and thoughtful.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I'm directing my script this summer! So yes!!

All because of Bluecat I am working with two fantastic producers and we're slated to shoot this summer 2008, with me directing! Pretty much a hole in one as far as, what's the best thing that can happen. This is it.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: A poo poo platter of this and that. I went to art school, to study painting and sculpture, I played bass and sang in a rock band, I was even a teacher for a minute. But I've always been reading and writing. I loved Stephen King when I was a kid, and Choose your Own Adventure books, I just love a good story, hearing and telling them. That's why writing screenplays is perfect for me. I just feel like no art has as much kinetic and visual energy as film, it's a type of magic.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: Yes. I came down here for grad school and the day Gordy called me to tell me I'd won I was sleeping in an empty apartment on the floor in a sleeping bag. Everything was in boxes. This was in San Francisco, a great town, but if you want to make movies, LA is the place to be-it just is. And contrary to many preconceived notions, it's great down here.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: Still a long road ahead with THE STONES, a lot of work, arduous and extremely satisfying.

But as a matter of fact, I have just finished another script, a thriller about a coat check girl in San Francisco called FACTORY. And I've got a half dozen ideas incubating, I'll probably write another one this spring; a comedy, horror or maybe a supernatural adventure, hmm...

Posted Thursday, March 6, 2008

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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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 (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 191    
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