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Screenplay Contests Found: 556

Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 05/17/2018

Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 59 Comments

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2018

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 59 Comments

Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Final Deadline: 05/20/2018

The Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest has a single goal: to find the next extraordinary television writer. The talent level has risen dramatically in recent contest seasons, as a fast-growing community of aspiring TV writers have proven their skills with both specs and original pilots.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Hollywood Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2018

The Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/15/2017 (expired)

The 7th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that screens more than 120 international cutting edge films and music, making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, the creative FLOW conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Stage 32 Happy Writers Search for New Blood Contest

Final Deadline: 11/15/2017 (expired)

OUR WINNERS GET RESULTS Over the years, our contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, staffed and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry. Our track record with the Search for New Blood has been off the charts. Now we’re back with this incredibly popular contest designed to give our horror and thriller writers the chance to have their work exposed to some of the top execs in the industry! Our top 3 winners will get exclusive meetings with executives.

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Women's Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 11/15/2017 (expired)

The Women’s Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts that feature one of the following: Female Lead Character OR Female Writer or Co-Writer, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

Final Deadline: 11/13/2017 (expired)

Through personalized feedback from experienced industry professionals and other writers in the program, Screenwriting Fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their scripts for production. The Screenwriting Lab also helps to further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to film industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of screenwriting.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/11/2017 (expired)

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 23 Comments

13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/10/2017 (expired)

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are: Feature-length screenplays Short screenplays Feature-length movies Short movies Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including: Cash Publishing deals Movie distribution offer Film-making classes Contacts with horror movie industry insiders Horror merchandise And much more Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria.

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

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/07/2017 (expired)

Now in our 8th year, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as one of Hollywood's leading screenplay competitions. We offer every screenwriter FREE PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT FEEDBACK plus winning writers receive CASH & PRIZE PACKAGES worth over $20,000 and GUARANTEED SCRIPT CONSIDERATION from top Hollywood Production Companies. Fresh Voices strives to identify, nurture and bring to market the most promising new voices in screenwriting and has developed a successful track record of discovering new screenwriters with many of our past winners now signed by representation, produced, and staffed on TV series.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 25 Comments

CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 11/06/2017 (expired)

The CineStory Foundation has always believed in helping writers find their voice. We’re entering a world in which the ways to tell stories are limitless. Those stories always begin with a blank page. Our goal with the TV/Digital Series Retreat is to assist writers, whether they long for the collaborative nature of Television or they dream of going out on their own to create their own web series.

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Universal Writers Program

Final Deadline: 11/06/2017 (expired)

The Universal Writers Program identifies experienced and up-and-coming screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. The Program inclusively develops storytellers with the intent to incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in screenwriting.

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Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now

Final Deadline: 11/05/2017 (expired)

Eight Managers. Your Script. Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now is not actually a contest - it's a promotion. From Oct. 2 through Nov. 5, all scripts submitted to www.coverageink.com for coverage which score a 'consider' or better for script are elevated to our manager panel. That's about the top 5%. We've assembled eight of the top literary managers in town, and they are looking for the best writers around.

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/03/2017 (expired)

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Submissions open May 1st, 2017! The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global screenwriters through discovery, recognition and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

IndieBOOM! Festival

Final Deadline: 11/03/2017 (expired)

Every great film or series starts with a great script. We want to read yours, and help you succeed. PRIZES: Our winning screenplay will be chosen by professional story analyst Dan Calvisi and will receive laurels and a digital certificate. But that's just the beginning! You'll also get an hour-long video consultation with Dan and free downloads of his e-books: ‘Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay,’ ‘Story Maps: TV Drama,’ ‘Story Maps: 12 Great Screenplays’, and ‘Story Maps: The Films of Christopher Nolan.

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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 11/01/2017 (expired)

We are all about giving agents, showrunners, and executives exactly what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the new writer operating at your very best. If the suits love the writing of a spec pilot, they have the best reason in the world to trust the writer to come through in the development process. A strongly-written spec pilot shows you’re ready for the gig.

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Middlebury Script Lab

Final Deadline: 11/01/2017 (expired)

The Middlebury Script Lab is a new, free opportunity for emerging screenwriters (1st or second script). This one-week residential lab will bring six emerging writers to the idyllic Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vermont (11-17 January, 2018). The Lab offers free room and board, plus mentoring support and partial travel reimbursement. It is financed through the Fund for Innovation at Middlebury College.

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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 10/31/2017 (expired)

Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 10/31/2017 (expired)

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is considered the best in the industry, with judging panels comprised entirely of established Hollywood Industry Professionals. Our team has been instrumental in helping writers sign with major talent agencies (CAA, WME, ICM, et al) and has sold original material to major Hollywood studios, including Universal, Paramount, Fox, and Warner Bros.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Athena Iris Lab

Final Deadline: 10/30/2017 (expired)

Submissions are now open for the Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab. The lab is designed for female writers who have not yet had a feature-length fictional script produced. Screenplays must include one or more strong female characters in leadership roles at the center of the story and must be feature-length narratives.

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Fox Writers Lab

Final Deadline: 10/22/2017 (expired)

21st Century Fox Inclusion is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Fox Writers Lab (“FWL”). Applications are open September 25th, and will close on October 22nd or once Fox has received 750 complete applications (whichever comes first). The Fox Writers Lab is a highly selective initiative designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences.

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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/15/2017 (expired)

To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, TV material, and media content.

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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 10/15/2017 (expired)

MISSION - To provide a platform focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. We're looking for writing from perspectives – through the author or characters – that are underrepresented in Hollywood. GIVING BACK - For every entry, we are donating $3 to Books For Kids to help children from all starts in life have a chance to become storytellers.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/15/2017 (expired)

Become part of the most important screenwriting celebration of the year! National Screenwriters Day is on a search for screenwriters that are ready to join the Industry. The top 3 winners of the NSD Competition will be announced as #NationalScreenwritersDay is trending on Twitter on January 5th! Over $15,000 in prizes, with publicity and mentoring for the winners!

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ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Final Deadline: 10/11/2017 (expired)

We’re looking for ACTION MOVIES and carefully crafted THRILLERS. Whether you have a tense thriller or a big, effects-driven action film, WE WANT TO READ YOUR SCREENPLAY. Professional feedback from studio-trained readers is available on all entries. Last year’s winner signed with a top literary management company and has projects in active development!

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/09/2017 (expired)

We don't offer any of the usual screenplay contest smoke and mirrors. No coverage from someone being paid $10 per script (please ask Mom). No cash (please ask Grandma) or writing clinics from gurus who have never sold a screenplay (Dad?). What our winners do receive is: INDUSTRY ACCESS AND INDUSTRY READS.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Stories and Pilots

Final Deadline: 10/05/2017 (expired)

Stories and Pilots aims to give screenwriters a chance to see their work produced and premiered on the big screen.

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Little Screenwriters Competition

Final Deadline: 10/03/2017 (expired)

We are a a collective of producers, writers and union crew members who wish to see more content written by or about those under represented in American Cinema. The Little Screenwriters Competition was started by International Cinematography Union crew member Ms. Nubia Rahim. We are the industry. This is nepotism at its best. Our judges consist of industry executives, SAG actors and crew members.

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Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 10/01/2017 (expired)

Now Accepting Television Scripts! The writers spoke, and we listened. We have now added four categories to our contest for television scripts. Screenplay Festival now features the following categories: Feature Film: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller Horror Television: Half Hour Pilot, Half Hour Spec, One Hour Pilot, One Hour Spec As one of the highest rated contests on MovieBytes, Screenplay Festival was established to help eliminate this "chicken and egg" problem.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 35 Comments

Women in Film & Television Vancouver

Final Deadline: 10/01/2017 (expired)

Vancouver International Women In Film Festival is committed to highlighting the best stories the world has to offer that are written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. We encourage women writers to submit a feature film script of any genre, challenging the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see.

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Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 09/30/2017 (expired)

Every story has a beginning. Every realized dreamscape, every fantastic voyage, every intelligent android to ever appear on screen starts with blank page or a blinking cursor. Science fiction has always been about incredible possibilities and exploring the unknown, and what offers more opportunity than an empty page? Other Worlds is dedicated to fostering and promoting creativity in Science Fiction at every stage of development, so we are proud to announce our annual SciFi Screenwriting Contest is now currently open and accepting submissions! The contest runs concurrently with the film program, and will award prizes for the top feature, short or teleplay.

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Hammond House Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2017 (expired)

Hammond House Publishing are pleased to announce the launch of our first script writing competition providing opportunities for the winner and shortlisted entrants to work with industry professionals in bringing their script to life.

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The Wayward Festival

Final Deadline: 09/16/2017 (expired)

Wayward was born and raised in LA – join us for our flagship event in autumn 2017. Expect cross-genre film screenings, competition screenings, live music and performance, roundtables, education sessions, and plenty of networking sessions so fun they feel more like a party. Step into the future of film. Step outside the box. We are dedicated to providing a platform for “outside the box” storytelling, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity.

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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/15/2017 (expired)

Now in its fifteenth year, the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is judged by Francis Ford Coppola and the American Zoetrope staff. The contest is open to feature-length films and original television pilots. The contest winner receives a $5,000 cash prize, and we send the scripts of all the top ten finalists to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

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Film My Script

Final Deadline: 09/15/2017 (expired)

A screenplay contest for short screenplays between 6 - 10 pages, only. Certificates will be awarded to finalists, 3rd, 2nd and 1st places. The 1st place winner will have their script filmed by FMS. Winner retains full rights to the winning scripts, FMS retains full rights to the film of the winning script. Once made, FMS will enter the finished film into at least 5 film festivals of its choosing.

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Final Deadline: 09/13/2017 (expired)

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! We will also be accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots. Cathryn Humphris Screenwriter: MAD MEN, NCIS, UNDER THE DOME, SUPERNATURAL, V. Ari Lubet, 3 Arts Entertainment Manager at 3Arts Entertainment, the management and production company behind such shows as ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, SILICON VALLEY, PARKS AND RECREATION, 30 ROCK, THE MINDY PROJECT, LOUIE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SAINT GEORGE and more.

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ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest

Final Deadline: 09/12/2017 (expired)

Successful feature film dramas drive deep into the heart of what it means to be human, expressing universal themes with nuanced complexity. Our judges are looking for great stories with original voices and honest emotion. This competition celebrates great dramatic film writing. Whether you’re writing a sweeping period drama or a contained relationship movie, we want to read your script!

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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 09/10/2017 (expired)

From the start, the competition has leveraged our deep relationships with Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, and executives and consistently assembled a “who’s who” panel of 25 judges for each and every competition. This year is no exception, with judges participating from Paradigm, APA, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue, and many more.

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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 09/03/2017 (expired)

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

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Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/01/2017 (expired)

Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce. We have produced and sold films in all genres. We will analyze all finalists with an eye towards optioning one or more screenplays for production.

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Shore Scripts

Final Deadline: 08/31/2017 (expired)

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world. Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made. Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is one of our most recent successes.

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Barnstorm Fest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2017 (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.

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Film Daily - Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/31/2017 (expired)

Film Daily is looking for the voices of the new generation. Each month, we launch a new opportunity in a genre for talented screenwriters to win, and are delighted to announce our first competition. Your work will be judged by a panel of over 20 industry professionals. Each screenplay entered gains valuable script coverage. The winners also receive: Professional screenwriting software from our sponsors 1 hour facetime with industry professionals to help kickstart your career An invitation to a special awards event within their region Our screenwriting prize is awarded for comedy, horror, sci-fi, and drama scripts, shorts, and pilots.

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European Independent Film Award

Final Deadline: 08/30/2017 (expired)

The EIFA (European Independent Film Award) is an annual awards competition dedicated to celebrate independent films from all around the world.

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ISA Fast Track Fellowship VI

Final Deadline: 08/23/2017 (expired)

The ISA Fast Track Fellowship wants to find TWO emerging writers ready to FAST TRACK their screenwriting careers with an accelerated week of meetings in Los Angeles with EIGHT top level executive mentors. Past fellows have been optioned or received representation from Catapult Entertainment Group, The Savage Agency, Indomitable Entertainment, Requiem Entertainment and more.

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Burning Love Screenplay Contest Presented by Poe Films

Final Deadline: 08/18/2017 (expired)

Poe Films proudly sponsors “Burning Love Screenplay Contest” to discover and promote contemporary screenwriters who bring fresh voices and creative storytelling as Edgar Allan Poe brought to his generation. In collaboration with the Poe Foundation, dedicated to honoring Poe's talents and inspiring the next generation of writers, Poe Films is seeking drama and comedy features, shorts and teleplays driven, at least in part, by love in its many forms.

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Roadmap Writers Wise Words Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 08/16/2017 (expired)

As we spend so much time with each of our writers, we often hear concerns from members of our community who are over the age of 50 that they believe they have a smaller chance of breaking into the industry due to their age. So we wanted to offer an exclusive opportunity just for those writers! Roadmap Writers is excited to launch our first annual "Wise Words Writing Contest" exclusively for writers over the age of 50! Submit the first 10 pages of your script to contest@roadmapwriters.

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L.A. Femme International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2017 (expired)

To continually showcase and celebrate commercially viable films Written, Directed, or Produced by women.

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theOffice Fellowship

Final Deadline: 08/08/2017 (expired)

Win a free 6-month Premium Membership to theOffice - a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. www.theOfficeOnline.com

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