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Screenplay Contests Found: 576

TrindieFest

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A Truly Independent Film Festival...that's what TrindieFest is all about. Most of the bigger festivals have become selling venues for bigger films. Our job at TrindieFest is to bring the Independent Films and Screenplays back to center stage. This Festival is truly Independent.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Eddie Bauer Jr. Screenplay Competition

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The EDDIE BAUER JR AND TRUSTFUNDPUNKFILMS SCREENPLAY CONTEST was created to uncover hidden talent, and to help writers get their screenplays in front of industry professionals on the hunt for great content. Grandson of the famed outdoorsman, Eddie Bauer Jr. wrote CASA DEL AGUA about his tumultuous life experiences, and now wants to help fellow screenwriters complete the journey to see their short or feature-length script play out on the big screen.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

Praxis Screenplay Competition

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Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is a non-profit organization devoted to the professional development of Canadian screenwriters and filmmakers. Located in Vancouver, Canada, we serve to support and stimulate the production of innovative Canadian feature films though screenplay and screenwriter development. We run the compeition twice a year, with deadlines of June 30th and Dec.

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Metropolitan Film Festival of New York

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The Metropolitan Film Festival takes pleasure in acknowledging independent filmmakers and writers by providing them with an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

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Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

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The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival's aim is to seek out, acknowledge and award the many talented independent filmmakers and writers who may not get the recognition they deserve through many of the more political and commercial film festivals. The LARFF recognizes filmmakers and screenwriters who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

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Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition

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The Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition is a holiday of fun-filled movies. Every summer famous actors, director and producers making dynamic action films gather in the capital city of Kazakhstan.

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CinemaSpoke Screenplay Competition

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For more than a decade, CinemaSpoke has showcased the art and craft of local feature screenwriters by rewarding finalists with full readings and publicity. All entrants will receive written feedback from judges.

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3Pages: A Comedy Scene Writing Competition

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The first 3Pages competition ran in 2001. It has been a decade since we were foolish enough to undertake a competition the first time, but here we are again. The Academy of Film Writing is a school founded by screenwriter and author Max Adams to perpetuate excellence in film writing. The 3Pages contest exists to seek out writers exhibiting exceptional talent and drive and to work with those writers honing their craft and moving their careers forward.

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Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

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Our intention is to run an event that will be about encouraging Welsh independent film making and screenplay writing both in Welsh and English. Not only within Wales but also Internationally through working with Welsh expat film makers all over the world.Also we very much like to work with and encourage film makers and writers from the rest of the UK and internationally.

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NYLA International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers,writers, distributors and film enthusiast. The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world.

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Spirit Quest Film Festival

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To provide both aspiring and seasoned screenwriters with an opportunity to have their scripts brought to the attention of industry professionals and to further the opportunities and careers of our winning screenwriters.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

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Welcome to the Spring LAFSF. The Los Angeles Film and Script Festival was founded on the principles of independent artistic expression. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing a showcase stage for independent producers, directors and writers from around the globe trying to increase their distribution and production possibilities. We are looking for bodies of work that exemplify originality, creativity and expressiveness between our 16 categories.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition

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The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions (Regina), and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. With over $50,000 in prizing, CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada open to international writers, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers' professional careers.

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Sunscreen Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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The number one question screenwriters ask is “How can I get my screenplay to a Hollywood agent that will read it? Well the answer is simple, submit it to the Sunscreen Screenplay competition! The top 6 screenplays in the Sunscreen Competition will be reviewed and considered by two top Hollywood agents, Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler. In addition the agents will sit down with the winners and give those winners their first real meeting with an agent to discuss their screenplay.

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Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition

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The objective of Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition to discover a great independent feature script for following production. Screenplays must meet standard feature-length screenplay format. Allusions and citations from the world culture legacy are allowed as well as elements of absurdity or poetic manner. The next genres are not allowed: Crime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller.

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Smashcut Screenplay Contest

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To passionately deliver industry exposure to the best unknown screenplays each season. (and ship our winner and his screenplay out to Sundance!)

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

MARZA Story Circus Competition

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MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. (CEO: Koichi Fukazawa), the new film production arm of Sega Sammy group, and 100 Meter Films (CEO: John Williams) are pleased to launch the MARZA Story Circus competition. MARZA's company vision is to produce "Delightful stories for children all over the world!" MARZA aims to produce feature-length CGI animated films for global distribution.

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George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

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The festival, presented in a university setting and around the beautiful Shoals area, provides attendees with an exceptional lineup of quality workshops, panels, screenings, networking opportunities and informal interaction among filmmakers and all guests. Our priority is to discover emerging talent and promote their work by reaching, educating, inspiring, and entertaining audiences with the best in cinematic art.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

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LA Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition is now celebrating its 10th season. It is the largest combined live comedy and film festival in the United States with a mission of ''Finding the Funny''. We pride ourselves in being the premier DISCOVERY festival for the next great comedic talents of both stage and screen. Premiered short films have gone on to with the OSCAR, a premiered web series is currently in development for network TV and films that we premiered have received theatrical distribution and many have continued on to festivals around the globe including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

AMERICAN SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Every brilliant film begins with a brilliant screenplay. Do you have what it takes? Our annual screenplay competition is aimed at finding the best and most talented writers from around the world. The main goal of the competition is to uncover the best, unproduced screenplays and in collaboration with the writer help develop and potentially produce them.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Top Dog Screenplay Contest

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To find screenplays ready for production.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Bulldog Productions Bi-Annual Short Screenplay Competition

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The screenwriting contest is designed to highlight and promote the talent of undiscovered scriptwriters. Bulldog Productions will produce the winning script into a movie during the semester following the Fall deadline. Finalists have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work. Scripts will be judged by a jury of distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, and film enthusiasts in a process that usually spans two weeks.

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GIAA Festival of Short Movies and Screenplays

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The screenplay contest is part of the annual film festival run by the Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA - see www.giaa.us). The goal is to provide recognition to writers of top-quality short screenplays, as will as short movies.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

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The Great Lakes Scriptwriting Competition is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need. Each year numerous agencies contact us about our winning scripts.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

Tulsa International Film Festival Screenplay Category

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The Tulsa International Film Festival is now accepting entries in the screenplay category. We look forward to reading your submissions and seeing what the future holds for the world of film. All genres accepted.

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Djerassi/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship

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Sponsored by the the Djerassi Resident Artists Program , the Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship will provide a one-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter in 2012. Located in a spectacular setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, forty miles south of San Francisco, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program provides artists with uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction in a professionally supportive and inspirational environment.

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Ventura Film Festival

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The Ventura Film Festival is a 100% volunteer based organization that raises money and awareness for forest and ocean preservation.

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How To Get My Screenplay Produced

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To give honest, in depth feedback to writers that they can actually use. Winning writer gets 30% of the entry fees so that they can hopefully produce their film. We offer free advice on how to create a low/no budget feature that can get your script produced, go to film festivals, win awards and get distribution.

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Waterfront Screenplay Competition

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To bring awareness of the craft of screenwriting to the Midwest.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Rocky Mountain Splendor Short Script Contest

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The purpose of this contest is to showcase the beauty of Colorado. The story should be set around a place in Colorado.

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Public Safety Writers Association

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Founded in 1997 as the Police Writers Club, the Public Safety Writers Association is open to both new and experienced, published and not yet published writers. Members include police officers, civilian police personnel, firefighters, fire support personnel, emergency personnel, security personnel and others in the public safety field. Also represented are those who write about public safety including mystery writers, magazine writers, journalists and those who are simply interested in the genre.

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UTE Media Productions 'Unique Minds' Screenplay Contest

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To ensure that writers with unique and fresh ideas, who think "outside the box" get a chance for exposure.

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ReelHeART International Film Festival ScreenPlay Competition

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When ReelHeART International Film Festival arrived On the scene in 2004, we promised to bring you films from hard-working, passionate talented indie filmmakers from around the world. In 2006, when we introduced the Feature Screenplay Competition, we promised to bring you the same in the form of unproduced screenplays. Every year something exciting happens to out Top 3 Finalists.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Vpype Hollywood Pitch Contest

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To help aspiring writers connect with industry professionals and have their scripts read.

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A Night of Horror International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney, Australia's leading genre film event, seeks to find and promote talented screenwriters working in the horror genre. Submitted screenplays will be judged by industry professionals, with the three finalist feature scripts being read by a representative of Lionsgate, the world's leading distributor of horror cinema.

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QuickFilmBudget.com Short Film Contest

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QuickFilmBudget.com is now accepting short scripts (5 pages or less) that present an effective story with a beginning, middle, and end, which can easily be produced. Screenplays can be any genre or subject. Quick Film Budget will judge each submission based on screenplay, budget and a one page filmmaker's statement. All budgets must be created by QuickFilmBudget.

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California Film Awards

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Each year, at our exclusive Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, the California Film Awards recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several competition categories with the prestigious California Film Awards. The Official Jury will award deserving films, filmmakers, and writers in the following categories: Best Picture, Screenplay, Directing, Actor, Actress, Art Design, Cinematography, Editing, Animation, Short Films, Feature Narratives, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, First-Time Directors, California Films, and Student Films.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

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To open doors to provide access to Hollywood. The Forum plans to leverage the experience of President Ken Miyamoto, formerly of Sony Pictures, and current paid screenwriter with Lionsgate, to benefit its members.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

3 x 3

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3-page, 3-minute, 3-character screenplays to be shot by multiple student teams in a custom-designed studio set that changes yearly.

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Soggy Mops Production Short Script Contest

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Soggy Mops Production will be having a short screenwriting competition. The screenplay must be between 5 and 30 pages. The winning script(s) will be produced and promoted in film festivals nationwide in 2011.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Gotham Screen

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The GOTHAM SCREEN Film Festival and Screenplay Contest will take place Oct 7-10, 2010, in New York City. An opportunity for filmmakers to have their work shown and critically judged in New York, Gotham Screen is looking for fresh voices and perspectives from local, national and international filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to create a positive industry and audience exposure for works that would otherwise not easily get seen.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Dixie Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Call for Submissions now open for the 7th annual Dixie Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Festival Dates: September 27 - October 3, Morton Theatre, downtown Athens, Georgia.

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Yosemite Film Festival

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Our mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world.

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Colorado Film Festival

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The Colorado Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals and recognition platforms in the great state of Colorado. The festival consistently strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world. Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Great American Screenplay Competition (AceFest)

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BE SCENE - For 4 years now, ACEFEST has been one of the most anticipated annual events on the industry calendar. The American Cinematic Experience goes far beyond film exhibition and into the very most primitive stages of production - writing. The Great American Screenplay Competition is seeking the best writers from coast to coast and it could be you! With an always impressive roster of judges, a growing bundle of rewards and nearly 55,000+ industry players waiting eagerly to see the winner's work, this is your chance to get your script seen!

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NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

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The mission of the Screenwriter's Challenge is to discover and support a new wave of talented storytellers from around the world. The Challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

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SkyFest Film & Script Festival

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SkyFest III now open for submissions. 262 awards! Big change this time is that 4th place in all nine categories now ALSO gets trophy, check, and certificate just like 1-3. And we're giving 25 Certificates of Excellence in all nine categories for 5th place winners. More awards and more respect for filmmakers and scriptwriters than many festivals.

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Mexico International Film Festival

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The Mexico International Film Festival is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to showcase their talents among industry professionals.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Amsterdam Film Festival

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The Amsterdam Film Festival proudly supports the art of screenwriting by allowing new talent to be heard and discovered in AFF's annual Screenplay Competition. Top screenplays in the competition are awarded based on the quality and originality of the work. AFF seeks to discover and revere the finest and most original voices in screenwriting from around the globe.

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Beverly Hills Film Festival

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The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. The event is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

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