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Screenplay Contests Found: 525

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge

Final Deadline: 03/15/2019 (expired)

Our approach is simple, a screenplay competition that uses the same language the writer, the reader and the decision makers use. A novel idea, right? Get everyone working off of the same page, literally! ?? We are fortunate enough that Save the Cat! and the 15 story points (our beat sheet) is part of creative culture and has become the shared language between the creator, the reader and the decision maker.

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

Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 03/12/2019 (expired)

Introducing the Emerging Screenwriters SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE Competition Brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association Not only does this contest catapult you right onto the ISA Development Slate, but you’ll receive over $25,000 in funds, equipment and the support you need to shoot a proof of concept, otherwise known as a sizzle reel.

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/08/2019 (expired)

The International Horror Hotel fosters creativity within genre writers and filmmakers, providing a platform for them to share their work and gain recognition. Our main focus is in connecting those working within the horror (and sub-genre) community, helping them to expand their network and gain contacts to strengthen their work.

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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/28/2019 (expired)

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship has quickly become one of the most important screenwriting talent discovery platforms for the entertainment industry. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

Nice International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/28/2019 (expired)

Nice International Film Festival in our 8th Year held a few days before the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France. One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony, just some of what we have created over the years a unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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Film Empire Diversity Mentorship

Final Deadline: 02/28/2019 (expired)

Screenwriters of underrepresented backgrounds will have the chance to win mentorship meetings with our diverse lineup of industry pros. This mentorship will occur around April of 2019 via Skype or other forms of video conference. The purpose of the Diversity Mentorship contest is to impart knowledge on our grand prize winner through the advice and expertise of professionals in film & television industry in a time when diverse voices in media are sought after.

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SYFY Network-Sponsored Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 02/28/2019 (expired)

Part workshop and part contest, we’re searching for undiscovered writers interested in honing their skills across various mediums. The ideal writer has a unique, creative, innovative, and specific voice, as well as a collaborative spirit. While this contest is specifically geared toward audio dramas, we're looking to establish relationships with the next generation of writers interested in building a career in the entertainment field.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

South Europe International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/25/2019 (expired)

The South Europe International Film Festival is one of four Festivals presented by Fusion International Film Festivals. Our mission is to bring in films & script projects from ALL over the globe. What can Fusion International Film Festivals offer that you can't already get? The fact is that the films and scripts that we showcase will in the vast majority of cases be exclusive to the Film Festival circuit during that time and, from regions & countries from around the world.

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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].

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

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: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2018 (expired)

The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

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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.

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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: 3 stars3 stars3 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

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 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

North Europe International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/30/2018 (expired)

The North Europe International Film Festival is one of four Festivals presented by Fusion International Film Festivals. Our mission is to bring in films & script projects from ALL over the globe. What can Fusion International Film Festivals offer that you can't already get? The fact is that the films and scripts that we showcase will in the vast majority of cases be exclusive to the Film Festival circuit during that time and, from regions & countries from around the world.

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Enter Stage Write

Final Deadline: 11/19/2018 (expired)

Transition Stage Company want to give as much opportunity as possible to writers who submit to Enter. Stage. Write in the competition and beyond the Competition. We believe in providing creatives with a 'hand up' and putting you in front and in touch with the right people to push your career in the right direction. Every writer wants to see their story come to life – with Enter Stage Write you get just that chance! Along with a £1000 prize for the overall winner, a select number of scripts will be produced and performed at the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on December 1st.

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North American Film Awards

Final Deadline: 11/17/2018 (expired)

We believe independent filmmakers deserve to get recognition for the hard work they put into their projects. That's why every eligible entry into the North American Film Awards (NAFA) receives an official nomination laurel and consideration into the award category the entrant submitted to. With over 20 award categories, it is also possible for entrants to receive multiple nominations for unlimited projects.

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Willamette Writers FiLMLaBtv

Final Deadline: 11/16/2018 (expired)

Willamette Writers invites you to submit your web series pilot for our script to screen competition. The web series script should be 7 pages maximum, in standard screenplay format, with 1-4 speaking characters. The pilot should have a beginning, middle, and end, and be aimed at a general audience. After an initial round of judging in Portland, Oregon, 10 finalists will be chosen by our industry professionals in LA.

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 11/04/2018 (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: 10/31/2018 (expired)

The Universal Writers Program identifies up-and-coming and experienced 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 only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), the Program develops storytellers who organically incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in screenwriting.

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Diabolical Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/23/2018 (expired)

We're an online-only film festival that runs once a year in October with a screenplay competition as well. Shorts, features, web series, music videos, documentaries, scripts, etc. can all be submitted. Creepy physical venues are inviting for ghosts but they limit how many people can actually see your work (not to mention with traditional festivals, you usually have to go there to promote your screening to get people to actually show up even at prestigious ones).

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ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition

Final Deadline: 10/10/2018 (expired)

ScreenCraft is dedicated to discovering and promoting writing talent, and our inaugural play competition is searching for emerging playwrights. Hollywood has a long history of adapting plays and embracing playwriting talent. We’re seeking to celebrate the craft of writing for the theater, and connect winning writers with career opportunities and participation in ScreenCraft’s thriving community of talented writers and mentors around the world.

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Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 09/30/2018 (expired)

The universe is an infinite expanse of limitless possibility, teeming with unknown worlds and untold stories. The blank page opens, a white inexhaustible void, punctuated only by the monolithic black cursor. What wonders lie in its indefinable depths? 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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Rod Serling Short Script Competition

Final Deadline: 09/17/2018 (expired)

Each script must be written in the same genre and style that would have been suitable to conform with episodes for either THE TWILIGHT ZONE or NIGHT GALLERY. More specifically this means displaying traits of either a horror or a science fiction genre, while exhibiting strong traditional or contemporary social themes. Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975.

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

Dark Matter Script Competition

Final Deadline: 09/01/2018 (expired)

Dark Matter Media is looking for the next great script to produce.

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Hollywood Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2018 (expired)

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

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Satisfied Eye International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2018 (expired)

The Satisfied Eye International Film Festival is about discovery - a global forum for the discovery, promotion and exhibition of new talent, new connections, new networks and new opportunities; a place where careers can flourish and valuable collaborations can thrive.

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L.A. Femme International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/13/2018 (expired)

To continually showcase and celebrate commercially viable films Written, Directed, or Produced by women. A Femme International Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on platforming women filmmakers "by women, for everyone". Our Festival was created in 2005, when it became apparent that there was a need to enhance women behind the camera as Directors, Producers, and Writers.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Atlantic City Cinefest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/01/2018 (expired)

To reward the ingenuity of screenwriters creating new material.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 4 Comments

National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search For Comedy Writing Gold Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/19/2018 (expired)

In the history of comedy, few brands have had more distinct and original voices than National Lampoon (“NL”). Founded by Harvard classmates and creative geniuses Doug Kenney and Henry Beard, NL launched the careers of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Christopher Guest, Harold Ramis, and groundbreaking writers including John Hughes.

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/12/2018 (expired)

GenreBlast is an international independent genre film festival coming to you from the awesome Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in beautiful Winchester, VA! GB3 will happen Sept. 6-9, 2018 and will feature the best of truly independent films from around the world - specializing in action, horror, sc-fi, fantasy, martial arts, grindhouse, exploitation, Korean thrillers, Japanese gangster flicks, Chinese action movies, French horror, midnight movies, shoestring budget weird cinema, and everything under the sun! We really welcome all genres of interesting, original, exciting and daring moviemaking! All countries and walks of life are welcome here! We also have a fantastic screenplay contest that is growing larger every year! In our third year, we will really highlight screenwriters by hosting a screenwriting seminar and even having live script readings with professional actors! Our discussion panels at GenreBlast 2 were a big hit and we're bringing them back again for the threequel! Raw, uncensored real talk about indie filmmaking, gender bias, distribution, criticism, and much more will come your way from the mouths of some of the best indie talent out there! After-parties, lively conversation, networking galore, TONS of movies, informative Q&A's and the chance to make new lifelong industry friends - all nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley hamlet of Winchester, VA! Your movie will be shown in front of a lively, enthusiastic crowd of cinephiles and industry peers that don't walk around with their heads up their asses 24/7! What a refreshing way to attend a film fest! Come September, you'll wish you were at GenreBlast! #alltheflavors

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Sanford Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/01/2018 (expired)

The Sanford International Film Festival is a world-wide-community event; we show some of the most compelling work from all over the world, and we invite that world in to become a part of our creative and compassionate Maine community.

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Future Femme Fest Scriptwriters Prize

Final Deadline: 07/01/2018 (expired)

A FutureFemme is someone who doesn’t ask for permission. A FutureFemme doesn’t need anyone to open doors for her. A FutureFemme ignores an irrelevant establishment. A FutureFemme knows her worth, her value, and her goals. A FutureFemme doesn’t take no for an answer. A FutureFemme creates iconic, inspirational content on no one’s terms but her own.

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Chautauqua International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/30/2018 (expired)

The NY CIFF CHAUTAUQUA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an IMDb CERTIFIED FESTIVAL! All current and past winners can now record their awards. Each yearly festival is divided into two sessions of 5 months each.

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ITVFest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2018 (expired)

If instead of making a film, you've created an episodic series (aka, a TV show) and you want to showcase it to TV executives, agents and producers you have limited options. There are a thousand film festivals but they don't accept episodic shows. So where do you take your series to be seen? You take it to ITVFest. ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival) is a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (aka, non-network) budgets.

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New Orleans Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/29/2018 (expired)

For the first time this year, the New Orleans Film Festival is launching a screenplay competition to take place in conjunction with the festival October 17-25, 2018, and is seeking to discover bold, passionate writers telling the stories of our time. The Academy-qualifying festival has been named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for seven years in a row and was named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” last year.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 06/05/2018 (expired)

Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts.

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Paris Art and Movie Awards

Final Deadline: 05/24/2018 (expired)

The Paris Art and Movie Awards is the leading independent film festival in Paris. The « PAMA » has been ranked, as soon as its second year, the second festival not to miss in Paris, by The Culture Trip Magazine. It is also listed in the TOP 100 film festivals in the world by the leading platform FilmFreeway. We accept short films and feature, in a wide range of categories.

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Scription Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2018 (expired)

Scriptition Screenplay competition is dedicated to discovering new talent by increasing exposure for unproduced short film and feature narrative screenplays. Competition organizers are passionate about the writing process and telling stories, and we are seeking good stories/ scripts to produce. Hence, we started a competition. Everyone receives: The feedback includes a logline, genre suggestion and a small paragraph outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay.

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