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Screenplay Contests Found: 576

Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/25/2018 (expired)

An Academy Award® nominated producer with over two decades in the entertainment industry, Kevin Walsh will judge the Screenplay Competition, with director Lynn Shelton hosting the Screenwriter's Lab.

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2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2018 (expired)

Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today. We provide each writer who enters BlueCat one written analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 166 Comments

The Poe Contest/Autumn Suspense

Final Deadline: 02/02/2018 (expired)

The Poe Contest mission is to recognize and reward fresh voices and creative storytelling, and to assist writers in their quest to obtain representation and produce their work.

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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 01/31/2018 (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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Screencraft Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 01/31/2018 (expired)

The 2018 Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship is open for applications! This is the first cross-cultural screenwriting mentorship program to develop writers in both English and Chinese languages. Screenwriters worldwide are encouraged to submit original feature film screenplays in English or Chinese promptly for consideration.

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

IndieFest Film Awards

Final Deadline: 01/19/2018 (expired)

The IndieFEST Film Awards are unique in the industry. Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition. The IndieFEST is about helping industry professionals who create fresh, standout entertainment achieve the publicity and credibility they deserve.

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Sundance Feature Film Program

Final Deadline: 01/17/2018 (expired)

The Sundance Institute is interested in supporting original, compelling, human stories that reflect the independent vision of the writer and/or writer/director.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

WAN Writers Workshop

Final Deadline: 01/15/2018 (expired)

The Writers Assistant Network is teaming up with Roadmap Writers for the third annual WAN Writers' Workshop. It's a FANTASTIC opportunity for ten amazing up-and-coming writers to workshop their material with top showrunners and other well-established creatives, then get read and very possibly REPPED by of agents and managers at dozens of major companies.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/12/2018 (expired)

The Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition leverages one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S. Each year, NaFF draws hundreds of filmmakers, musicians and industry to ten days of films, panels, red carpet events, live music showcases and parties. NaFF draws more film entries than almost every other film festival in the country, in part, because it is an Academy® Award Qualifying Festival in three short film categories.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

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

Final Deadline: 01/07/2018 (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

CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2017 (expired)

Due to overwhelming demand, we're opening our competition to Television Pilots as well as feature scripts this year! CrowdSource Studios Script Competition was created by professional screenwriters, actors, directors & producers to give unknown screenwriters a real, fair opportunity to be discovered & have your script or pilot produced! Most script competitions offer prizes including publicity, connections & merchandise.

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2017 (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

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Final Deadline: 12/18/2017 (expired)

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

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest

Final Deadline: 12/16/2017 (expired)

Our jury is looking for short stories (not screenplays) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be read by our network of over 40 literary and entertainment industry professionals.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

The WeScreenplay Feature Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2017 (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 we provide the judges’ scorecards to every entrant at no additional charge. 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: 7 Comments

Screenwriting Goldmine Awards

Final Deadline: 12/14/2017 (expired)

Get noticed by the British TV industry. More than 40 key players from the industry are on the final judging panel, including producers, Heads of Development, script editors and agents from companies such as BBC, C4, HBO Europe, STV, Kudos, Left Bank, Abbotvision, Bad Wolf, Tiger Aspect, Hat Trick, Bentley and World Productions. This means the five shortlisted finalists get an extraordinary simultaneous distribution of their writing into the upper reaches of the industry.

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Roadmap Writers & Route 1 Entertainment

Final Deadline: 12/06/2017 (expired)

Roadmap Writers and Route One Entertainment are looking for the next great feature, pilot or short script, from un-produced screenwriters. Winning Script will be optioned by Route One Entertainment, put on their high profile development slate for production and, to further show commitment to the project, Route One will also have a proof of concept short produced.

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Limbo Script Awards

Final Deadline: 11/30/2017 (expired)

LIMBO screenplay contest is now open for the second year! This year LIMBO will announce two winners. Submit your screenplay for a chance to win $500 cash and a chance to sell your screenplay to the producers. If your script is already in perfect shape, great! Submit it as is. We are looking for the best writer in the bunch. Enter the LIMBO Script Competition and come out a winner!

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

Macoproject Online Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/30/2017 (expired)

We are an online film/screenplay competition open internationally to all filmmakers who thrive on the art and passion of filmmaking and screenwriting.

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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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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: 26 Comments

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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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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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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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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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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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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 2 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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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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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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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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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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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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Contest of Contest Winners

Final Deadline: 07/30/2017 (expired)

The Contest Of Contest Winners joined the 2016 Sunscreen Film Festival (Florida/Los Angeles) to bring increased visibility and networking opportunities to winners! And this year 2017 the festivals and the contest will be putting writers with filmmakers in new ways!! There are hundreds of screenwriting competitions, but which screenplay from among the winners of all of these quality competitions is the best of the best? The Contest of Contest Winners (CCW) answers that question and shines the spotlight on many accomplished, award-winning screenplays in what amounts to a definitive last review of the elite.

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Napa Valley Fest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/28/2017 (expired)

Founders Brenda and Marc Lhormer envisioned a Fall film festival that would exhibit the year’s best new independent films and likely Oscar and Golden Globe awards contenders, while simultaneously leveraging Napa Valley’s outstanding food, wine and hospitality to deliver an unparalleled immersive and transformative festival experience. They also envisioned a cultural arts organization that would support the art of cinematic storytelling while also providing educational and career opportunities for local students.

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Skyline Indie Film Fest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017 (expired)

We are a competitive festival for new, undistributed films and original screenplays.

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Ojai Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017 (expired)

The Ojai Film Festival is an intimate festival within easy reach of the film industry power center of Los Angeles. It has built a reputation for presenting world-class independent films to a savvy, sophisticated audience.

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Eurocinema Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/20/2017 (expired)

The Eurocinema Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world.

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Cinema New York

Final Deadline: 06/16/2017 (expired)

The main goal of Cinema New York City is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today. And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.

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Kay Snow Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017 (expired)

The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing. Kay Snow Screenplay Writing contest is one of seven Kay Snow categories to support a broad array of writers and to encourage student writers.

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Alaska International Film Awards

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017 (expired)

The Alaska International Film Awards is an independent film competition that aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska's important role in the international film community. Awards are presented to independent filmmakers from around the globe who produce original and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories.

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

Hollywood Film Competition

Final Deadline: 06/10/2017 (expired)

The Hollywood Film Competition is an international awards organization and accepts submissions from all around the world.

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Access Screenwriting Contest, Presented by Script Magazine

Final Deadline: 05/31/2017 (expired)

The Access Screenplay Contest was founded with the express goal of discovering new talent and connecting those emerging writers with Industry decision makers. We are seeking unproduced material from writers across the globe in the following categories: feature film, television pilot, web series, and short film. Our team is well versed in the discovery process.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

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