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Screenplay Contests Found: 576

Warner Bros. Writers Workshop

Final Deadline: 05/31/2019

For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. The list of graduates who have gone on to do great things is long: Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food) to name a few.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

BOLT

Final Deadline: 05/31/2019

Bolt is an innovative new screenplay competition from the creators of Barnstorm Fest. The rules are simple: Submit a short film screenplay, web series or television pilot then Barnstorm Media chooses the winner and MAKES YOUR MOVIE OR PILOT! You get to be the Executive Producer. And, every submission receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION.

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Screenwriting Master Contest

Final Deadline: 05/31/2019

The objective of the Screenwriting Master Contest is to award writers for outstanding achievement in screenwriting in both Feature and Short screenplay categories based on six sections: Dialogue, Plot, Characters, Premise, Tone, and Structure. Marketability of a screenplay is not something we take into consideration. We understand that writing is a process, which is why we allow our contestants the ability to submit an updated draft of their screenplay in the event their work is selected to move onto the next round.

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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/01/2019

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets. A Different Screenplay Contest Congratulations to the 2018 Winners at Universal 2019 Competition opens September 30, 2018.

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

Underground Indie Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/05/2019

Tired of being overlooked by fests? Searching for one that truly celebrates independent work and the dedication it requires? Then you've found the right place! While Hollywood keeps regurgitating the same junk over and over, indie filmmakers strive to do something different. Something original. They may not always be successful but at least they tried.

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Depth of Field International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/14/2019

Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM) for features, Adler & Associates for features and shorts, and Polaris Pictures (for Screenplays) among others, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU, for our select few ‘Best Of’ and "Award of Outstanding Excellence" winners in the 20 Major categories, based on sufficient qualified entries.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2019

Screamfest was formed in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/23/2019

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 06/24/2019

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals. Application Requirements: Completed application and fee.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Script Summit

Final Deadline: 06/30/2019

Script Summit is a festival dedicated to supporting screenwriters. You will have the opportunity to connect with directors, producers, and other writers at the Script Summit Networking Event. The Summit also hosts Q&A panels, seminars, table reads of selected scripts, an awards dinner, and over $1,500 in cash prizes! We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the famous Action on Film MEGAfest! This allows all of our writers with officially selected scripts, the chance to attend the AoF.

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

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 19th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 11 Comments

Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 07/11/2019

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created. The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2019

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/23/2019

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 25 Comments

SeriesFest Women Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 07/26/2019

Broadening its mission to cultivate opportunities for and about women, SeriesFest is proud to partner with Big Swing Productions (founded by Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winner Kyra Sedgwick, Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler) for the Women Writing Competition to discover and celebrate bold new series with a distinctly female perspective. The script writing competition gives female artists the opportunity to share diverse ideas through visual media and create unique and powerful roles for women.

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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/29/2019

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 43 Comments

Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2019

Awards Ceremony at a Film Festival! Screenplay Festival winners get that rarest of experiences for a writer; applause from an audience. Our winners get to come out from behind the keyboard and be celebrated! Now Accepting Television Scripts! The writers spoke, and we listened. We have now added four categories to our contest for television scripts.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 37 Comments

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition

Final Deadline: 08/18/2019

Our Director of the Screenplay Competition is a working writer himself. We carefully select our Judges and try to assist the screenplay winners in their journey to sell their manuscripts. Exposure is half the battle. Our priority has always been the writer. Read our reviews on FilmFreeway and you'll see what past writers and filmmakers think of our competition.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2019

The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 15 Comments

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2019

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD How do we do that? 35 Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 100+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts. 50+ Directors are on our roster to read the best Feature screenplays.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 13 Comments

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2019

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD How do we do that? 35 Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 100+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts. 50+ Directors are on our roster to read the best TV Pilot scripts.

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WRPN Women's International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/21/2019

Welcome to the WRPN Women's International Film Festival, where distribution and feedback opportunities abound for films made by women, or films that carry subject matter relating to concerns particular to women's issues. WWIFF is a sister festival to the Depth of Field International Film Festival, a FilmFreeway “Top 100 Reviewed” festival alumni.

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L.A. Live Film Fest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2019

LA LIVE FILM FESTIVAL's mission is to provide a festival where filmmakers are treated with respect and given opportunities that empower the filmmaker’s career while being showcased at the most prestigious location in Los Angeles, Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE. We strive to do things differently than other festivals and part of how we do this is the way we market the selected films.

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Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/15/2019 (expired)

The Screenwriters Lab has a group of mentors and advocates who return each year and help finalists with not only script notes but also securing management and writing jobs. Past hosts and mentors have included Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan [Traffic], Academy Award winner David Seidler [The King’s Speech], Academy Award winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash [The Descendants], Academy Award nominees Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten [Dallas Buyers Club], Jay Duplass [Transparent], Will McCormack [Toy Story 4], Chris Moore [Project Greenlight] and filmmaking legends Mark and Jay Duplass [Togetherness].

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Black Screenplays Matter

Final Deadline: 02/14/2019 (expired)

We are a team of artists that want nothing more than to support the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Specifically, those storytellers that passionate about telling stories about our communities in the U.S. and abroad, from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean, to Wall Street and the streets of London to the NBA.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Women Who Write in Film

Final Deadline: 02/14/2019 (expired)

We are Women Who Write and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 4 Comments

HBO Access Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/13/2019 (expired)

The HBO Access Writing Fellowship provides mentorship for up to eight diverse, emerging storytellers. Following a one-week intensive of Master Classes, participants are immersed in eight months of mentoring by HBO Creative Executives, as each participant develops a script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

International Christian Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/13/2019 (expired)

Founded on September 15, 2012, the International Christian Film Festival is one of the largest Christian Film Festival in the world. Our goal is to help filmmakers get to next level. This is the premiere choice for faith-based, family-friendly films and documentaries.

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

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 01/31/2019 (expired)

Nickelodeon's Writing Program offers aspiring television writers from around the globe, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The Program's General Track, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year (for Domestic writers) and up to six months (for International writers).

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Film Empire Horror Mentorship

Final Deadline: 01/28/2019 (expired)

Horror screenwriters will have the chance to win mentorship meetings with our lineup of industry pros. This mentorship will occur around April of 2019 either in person or via Skype or other forms of video conference. The purpose of the horror screenwriting contest is to impart knowledge on our grand prize winner through the advice and expertise of professionals in horror genre of the film & television industry.

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LiveRead/LA

Final Deadline: 01/27/2019 (expired)

Enter now for a chance to have your script read by professional actors! Every script submitted is in the running to be one of 2 scripts chosen to be read in front of our audience and and Industry Insider at a West Hollywood Theatre. Our event can also be Live Streamed. So if a writer is selected from outside LA they will be able to watch online and receive feedback live from the Insider, the audience, and the online viewers - as if they are sitting in the theatre.

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

2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/20/2019 (expired)

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 21st year, is accepting submissions for its 2019 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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 172 Comments

WriteMovies Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 01/20/2019 (expired)

DEADLINE EXTENSION - NOW OPEN UNTIL 01/20/2019! With an increased Grand Prize, discounted prices on our script report services, and more, enter our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest to win a major breakthrough in your writing career: Our Grand Prize is now $2500, up from $2000! A year of free script development worth up to $3200 Guaranteed pitching to industry Exclusive prizes from InkTip Get free entry to the contest when you commission a script report – discounted prices until January 13th! Through our exclusive arrangement with TALENTSCOUT INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (TSIM) we can guarantee the contest winner representation.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 75 Comments

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/18/2019 (expired)

The purpose of the Big Apple Film Festival Short Script Competition is to discover an engaging, innovative and purposeful short script to develop and produce into a short film that will premiere at the Big Apple Film Festival. An additional 4 finalists will receive cash awards and complimentary full access badges to the Big Apple Film Festival.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 01/17/2019 (expired)

TV is bigger than ever, streaming has allowed more original voices to be broadcast around the world and with the future holding opportunity in an unnamed company's new streaming platform (rhymes with Bisney), there's no doubt going to be an even greater call for excellent TV writers and original shows! No matter what format you write in – sitcom, drama, serialized, procedural, mini-series, limited series – we want your work! All 30 and 60 minute original pilots are eligible.

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

First 10 Pages Script Competition

Final Deadline: 01/12/2019 (expired)

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres.

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

Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/07/2019 (expired)

The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards

Final Deadline: 01/07/2019 (expired)

The CAPE New Writers Fellowship discovers and nurtures emerging writers launching their careers in television and film. This unique 6-week, 12-session Fellowship arms each participant with the practical and business knowledge they need to succeed as a professional writer in the entertainment industry. Each session is taught by top television and film writers, producers, agents, managers, and executives through a series of intimate panels and discussions.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2018 (expired)

To discover original, high-concept feature film ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for industry circulation.

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

Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2018 (expired)

To discover original, high-concept TV show ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for circulation network execs and television producers.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Oregon Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2018 (expired)

The Oregon Short Film Festival is a showcase of independent short films from around the world. We accept short screenplays of all genres that are 30 pages or less. Comedy, Dark Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Horror and anything else that is well written with good character development is eligible.

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2018 (expired)

Calling all family-friendly feature film screenplays! Families are the most influential moviegoing audience, yet there’s a surprising lack of high-quality films that appeal to the WHOLE family. This contest avoids the genre-bias of some other contests by seeking exclusively screenplays that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/21/2018 (expired)

$15,000 in Cash Prizes. $10,000 1st Place Cash Prize for Feature screenplays! The Vail Film Institute launched the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition in order to find and foster the next generation of the film world's most innovative and creative screenwriters. With the realization that every great film needs a great story, the festival is dedicated to supporting talented screenwriters by utilizing the resources of the Vail Film Festival to foster the winning screenwriters through networking opportunities, and film industry access.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

The WeScreenplay Feature Competition

Final Deadline: 12/21/2018 (expired)

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why every single entry receives FREE FEEDBACK PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Boomtown Film and Music Festival

Final Deadline: 12/21/2018 (expired)

The Boomtown Film and Music Festival accepts Short (44 or less pages) and Feature (45+ pages) screenplays in any genre! Submit on Film Freeway!

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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Final Deadline: 12/17/2018 (expired)

We want to see the best short screenplays from around the globe.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

International Horror and Sci Fi Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/17/2018 (expired)

To discover the best un-produced short screenplays by talented writers and present their work to LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Military Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 12/12/2018 (expired)

The Military Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts that feature military stories.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Stage 32 Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 12/12/2018 (expired)

With the tremendous box office success of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, BOOK CLUB and THE BIG SICK and the streaming successes of SET IT UP, SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER, and TO ALL THE BOYS I LOVED BEFORE, romantic comedies are making a huge comeback for all types of audiences. Variety called Rom-Com's the "Hottest genre" for 2018 and beyond. If you have been sitting on a Rom-Com script or been thinking about writing one, now's the time to get it exposure and we have the perfect opportunity for you! Stage 32 is honored to announce that we have partnered with Amy Baer's Gidden Media to find original, modern romantic comedy feature scripts in our first Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest partnership!

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Barnstorm Fest

Final Deadline: 12/05/2018 (expired)

Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every submission receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards. THIS SEASON, RECEIVE YOUR FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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