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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.

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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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 26 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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 10 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.

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

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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 4 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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

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.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

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!

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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.).

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

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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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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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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NHMC Television Writers Program

Final Deadline: 08/07/2017 (expired)

The television scriptwriters workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of specific shows that are currently on the air. The five-week, total immersion workshop is mentored and guided by former NBC V.P of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Burbank, CA. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations.

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Action On Film International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/04/2017 (expired)

The Action on Film 13th Annual Film Festival celebrates and honors WRITERS of all genres and formats like no other festival does. Now in our 13th year, our Film Festival has garnered a solid reputation as being one of the premier Writing competitions. The AOF has created a solid community of Filmmakers and Writers from around the globe. Always looking to embrace and recognize writers, AOF is on the cutting edge looking to create a vehicle for our writers to be seen and honored.

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ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2017 (expired)

Jury includes executives from the Cannes Film Festival, Vimeo Staff, BuzzFeed, VICE, an Oscar-winning short filmmaker, and more! With the rise in demand for high quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide, we’re honoring the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting via this 3rd annual competition, which features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Sci-Fi Horror & Fantasy Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 08/01/2017 (expired)

The SciFi Horror Fantasy Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/01/2017 (expired)

Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival! The Sherman Oaks Film Festival has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between.

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The 16th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

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

The 13th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

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The 3rd Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

The 1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to be discovered he or she had to reside in or around Hollywood. The Film Industry is changing rapidly and so are the players as well as the playground. All you need is a break and it starts with you getting your GEM out there. Submit your work to an organization that stood the test of time.

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FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards Competition

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

Season 2: The FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. The Filmmatic Screenplay Competiton is open to short and feature-length works, screenplays and pilots. 10 Categorical Winners, 1 Overall Winner, and 100 Finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the competition You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work.

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Crime & Thriller Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

Accepting ALL genres of scripts that feature Crime or Thriller Elements (such as: Murder, Mayhem, Deception, Cons, Gangland, Mafia, White Collar, Heists, Gambling, Kidnapping, Theft, Financial, Espionage, Corruption, Injustice) The Crime & Thriller Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature and television writing, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers.

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Sports Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017 (expired)

The Sports Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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