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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Ginger Cohen Author: Ginger Cohen Posted: 11/14/2013 09:13 AM
Agreed. Really got a lot out of submitting. Made my script a lot better.

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Contest: Ohio Independent[Post New Comment re: Ohio Independent]

Penny Minor Author: Penny Minor Posted: 11/13/2013 04:15 PM
I was hoping for more feedback other than merely how high my screenplay scored. I was hoping I would get some constructive criticism. Maybe my expectations were out of line.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Xavier Burgin Author: Xavier Burgin Posted: 11/12/2013 03:39 PM
Really good feedback on screenplays. The competition is great!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Rebecca Boyd Author: Rebecca Boyd Posted: 11/12/2013 08:42 AM
Blue Cat is unquestionably the best contest I've entered so far. The readers keyed in on specific things that I had been struggling with, and their suggestions are immensely helpful. I have cut out and then added back my opening scene more than once, unsure of whether it worked or not. Now I can be confident that it needs to go, and that what will become the new opening scene is as good as I hoped it was. Just having that single problem solved in itself makes my entry fee well spent, but the readers also gave me a host of other really helpful suggestions. Blue Cat is awesome!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Martina Boerst Author: Martina Boerst Posted: 11/11/2013 10:48 PM
This is one of the best contests I've ever taken part in. Their script analysis is insightful and useful.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Pedro Vasquez Author: Pedro Vasquez Posted: 11/11/2013 08:31 PM
BlueCat gave me prompt and succinct feedback on my most recent screenplay. Their notes were invaluable. I'm sure I'll be using their service again.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Phillip Hardy Author: Phillip Hardy Posted: 11/11/2013 07:31 PM
Blue Cat readers provided me with solid, constructive feedback and I look forward to seeing contest results.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Tracey Robinson Author: Tracey Robinson Posted: 11/11/2013 06:00 PM
To enter a contest and receive feedback is huge. Especially when you can tell that your script has been read and not skimmed over. The advice I received is clear, to the point and very helpful. Thank you.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Claudine BA Author: Claudine BA Posted: 11/11/2013 01:23 AM
The analysis was very valuable, detailed, and to the point. The reader really took the time to thoroughly read and pick up on all the small little details. Thanks to the feedback, I now have a better sense to make my story work better, get my message across, and write a stronger script. Thanks.

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Contest: Zed Fest Short[Post New Comment re: Zed Fest Short]

Myke Friscia Author: Myke Friscia Posted: 11/06/2013 04:43 PM
Their big annoucment on Halloween of their screenplay contest never came. 7 days later, still never came. Festival has came and went. no contact about promised prizes. Diappointing and no excuse for not following through. That would NEVER happen with Shriekfest or Screamfest. That's why they get 1000's of entries. If they say they are going to annouce on Halloween, then you can bet they will. Just be warned not to expect fest to stick to what it promises.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

jane therese Author: jane therese Posted: 11/06/2013 12:55 PM
I have been writing my screenplay over the course of a few years. It's a true story and well like everything that we are passionate about, sometimes it's best to let a few scenes go. I have had the same opinions from diifferent people in about a three weeks time. But with Blue Cat critique,I was able to "see" what I was doing wrong. They are sooo helpful and so right on target!! Thank you a hundred fold for allowing me to see the full potential of my script!

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Robert Ward Author: Robert Ward Posted: 11/05/2013 02:58 PM
I have entered many contests over the past seven years. I was very impressed with the customer service at Wildsound. I had a question regarding my entry this year and I was contacted back immediately. I like that in a contest. Also, I was given feedback from Wildsound on my script and what I received was extremely helpful and detail oriented and it assisted me greatly in crafting my rewrite. The feedback from Wildsound strengthened my script to the point where it's placing better in other contests as well.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Aditya V Author: Aditya V Posted: 11/05/2013 03:48 AM
I love the fact that they gave crystal clear feedback, way ahead of what I expected (I think it was in 2 weeks of me submitting) , I am looking forward to their second round of feedback and participating in the contest.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Patrick Gamble Author: Patrick Gamble Posted: 11/03/2013 06:02 PM
OK.. not sure if anyone else reads these comments but for what its worth - its the top 25%

I tried to find out dates on when finalists etc are announced and search the website but could not find anything If anyone has a link or info on this - could you please provide

thanks

Patrick

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Contest: Fade In[Post New Comment re: Fade In]

Stephen M. Hunt Author: Stephen M. Hunt Posted: 11/02/2013 05:28 AM
I'm a Fade In 2013 semi-finalist and have very mixed feelings about this competition. Of course, I'm delighted to have placed and I congratulate this year's winners.

I've enterred many competitions and Fade In is easily the most frustrating. One reason is its taken well over year to start and finish - that's pretty poor. Also, they're not good at keeping deadlines or keeping contestants properly posted, not even with their twitter facility.

Unlike most contests, Fde In merge their finalist and winners round into one - yuk!

The upshot is that Fade In frustrate so many of their contestants that their moviebytes score card is a lowly 2.5! I hope Fade In get their act together and start running a competition to rival the professionalism of the other main contests.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

Stephen M. Hunt Author: Stephen M. Hunt Posted: 11/01/2013 05:02 AM
I'm the 2012 Fresh Voices Grand Prize Winner so yes, I'm bound to be a tad biased, now. But here's a few simple facts...

I found their feeddback / analysis consistently inspiring. I am 63, English and live in France meaning you don't have to be 30 and live in LA to do well in this competition - everyone has the same fair chance.

All promised prizes were delivered and they continue to actively promote "Precious Vengeance", my winning script.

In short - if your script is of a high enough standard, it'll do well in this competition.

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 10/31/2013 09:50 PM
Thanks, Paul.

Onward and upward, for all of us....

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 10/31/2013 11:08 AM
Thanks, StoryPros. Just got my check and prizes for this year's contest (I was awarded 1st place in the SciFi-Horror Division).

This is THE contest that rewards new and different ideas and concepts.

Of course, you still have to have good structure, intriguing characters, and all the other bells and whistles of good screenwriting -- but, unlike so many other venues, StoryPros doesn't take away points at the first hint of ORIGINALITY. Matter of fact, that seems to be what separates the sheep from the goats when it comes to progressing here. And I for one really appreciate readers whose creative imagination is on the same level as that of the writer.

Thanks again, StoryPros. I expect to be back in the running with the International contest, and the Awards, next year. And I expect the competition will only be increasing in quantity and quality.

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Contest: Write Reality TV[Post New Comment re: Write Reality TV]

Taylor Albertson Author: Taylor Albertson Posted: 10/31/2013 08:09 AM
Entered the contest and they had trouble retrieving my entry. So they emailed me, told me and asked me to simply email my entry to them. That part was real honest and worthy of a comment, since I would never have known. Look forward to the rest of the contest.

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Contest: Action On Film[Post New Comment re: Action On Film]

Patricia Poulos Author: Patricia Poulos Posted: 10/30/2013 09:23 PM
What an experience! From the time of submitting my script, the acknowledgement and communication has been wonderful. A truly wonderful encounter with a team doing so much. I will look forward to submitting next year.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Stephen Kogon Author: Stephen Kogon Posted: 10/30/2013 04:09 PM
The logline for my script, "Guardian Angels," was the grand prize winner for the August/September contest, and one of the prizes was Total Script Express from SellAScript.com.

Through that my logline was just sent out to hundreds of companies, and already my inbox has been flooded with requests to read the script! I also received the hard copy version of the "Hollywood Screenwriting Directory," which is a very handy tool... All this for just a $10 entry fee is really terrific!

I'm so glad I found out about this contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Michael McCormick Author: Michael McCormick Posted: 10/28/2013 06:33 PM
The feedback from two well informed people is actually worth the price alone. Throw a contest on top of it and you got something pretty killer going.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Barry Estelhomme Author: Barry Estelhomme Posted: 10/28/2013 04:21 PM
Awesome contest! I entered and they gave me the feedback 2 weeks ahead of the scheduled date. Bluecat provided a different POV and I strongly recommend this contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

John Adcox Author: John Adcox Posted: 10/28/2013 02:57 PM
The feedback from the contest was lightning fast and very, very helpful. I am grateful!

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Patrick Gamble Author: Patrick Gamble Posted: 10/27/2013 09:14 PM
I'm pleased to be through the first round qualifiers but would love to have an idea what this translates to. Does anyone know? Is this the top 50%, top 20%, top 500 entries? I

Thanks

Patrick

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Patricia Poulos Author: Patricia Poulos Posted: 10/26/2013 04:28 PM
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity provided by BlueCat. A writer really knows when alerted to a deficiency whether the comment is warranted. I have found that the constructive critique given would have been obvious to other readers of my work. The final reading requested expansion. I only hope that in doing so, I have not undone the positives in the script as previously submitted. I have found their comments invaluable and will carry these forward to other of my scripts.

Thank you for the opportunity to leave a comment. which I feel has assisted me in filling in the gaps which I am sure many readers of my submissions to other competitions have

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 10/25/2013 04:01 PM
Shortly after posting my first comment, I received feedback from FRESH VOICES. All I have to say is: ENTER THIS CONTEST! Very professional.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Taylor Albertson Author: Taylor Albertson Posted: 10/24/2013 11:02 AM
Re-did my short into a feature and entered the contest again (for those counting that is two times this go around). Again received great analysis from two readers (as opposed to one with the short). Again found the analysis to be helpful with specific page numbers listed so I know they actually did read it.

While the analysis is helpful I am greedy and wanted a wee bit more detail. But that is why we buy coverage isn't it.

I would like to point out that I entered two weeks ago and already received my analysis so that I can do re-writes and re-enter before the deadline to do so. So they kept their word in their promise that if I did enter by a certain date I would get my analysis in time to re-write and re-enter.

Looking forward to the rest of the contest and seeing my results.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

ahmad dabiri Author: ahmad dabiri Posted: 10/23/2013 05:18 AM
The great thing about this competition is the feedback you receive. I find it very hard to get good feedback from people who have read my scripts. What you receive is honest and most importantly constructive criticism. Your entire script is broken down, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. This not only improves your writing but gives you a better understanding of what it is you are trying to create.

Ahmad

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Jason Vaughn Author: Jason Vaughn Posted: 10/22/2013 06:48 PM
How many screenwriting contests give thoughtful analysis for each entry? Not many, that's how many. But Bluecat does. This not only makes you feel better about spending the money (because, let's face it, most beginning writers don't have any) but also helps you progress. They had me at hello.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Andres Rovira Author: Andres Rovira Posted: 10/22/2013 02:09 PM
I entered my TV pilot for consideration in BlueCat's contest and within a week, I had complete script coverage and feedback from two readers. The feedback was very beneficial for my rewrite and really helped me gear the script in the right direction. I highly recommend BlueCat as a great source to get your work out there.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Constance Wallenberg Author: Constance Wallenberg Posted: 10/17/2013 06:42 AM
Definitely one of the best contests you can enter.

I placed third in this competition and received about 28 pages of notes from four different readers. The notes touched on all aspects of the script, from marketability, structure, dialog, and pace.

After I did a thorough rewrite based on some of the advice, I received an additional four reads. Very comprehensive and supportive of the winners.

Always kept to their deadlines. Also, since the competition has no set open and closing dates it is run much faster. They just take each batch of 1000 entries and go. Really innovative and helpful. The best of the bunch.



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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Mastrobuono Antonio Author: Mastrobuono Antonio Posted: 10/08/2013 03:28 AM
I am truly grateful to BlueCat for having received a most constructive, most perceptive, and most thoughtful review of my screenplay. I have already begun to revise my screenplay by accepting 99.9% of your most valuable suggestions.

Many, many thanks,

Antonio C. Mastrobuono, Ph.D. (Harvard University)

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Charlie Laulette Author: Charlie Laulette Posted: 10/07/2013 06:39 PM
I find that when someone reads your work, it is great when they give you back personal feedback, also. And Blue Cat gives you two different opinions on your work all for the price of entry. Just an incredible deal, everyone always needs to have someone comment on their work, so they can take another look at their own work and reevaluate it. It's an important part of the process. Especially when it is so fresh of your computer's software!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Steven Sherman Author: Steven Sherman Posted: 10/07/2013 06:20 PM
I'm a noob but have several screenplays and am looking to take to the next level. I went with Blue Cat after reading a few reviews.

I got wonderful feedback from the two readers assigned to my screenplay. I went through rewrite and resubmitted.

Without question, the feedback I got helped improve the quality of the work. And, the encouragement is phenomenal. I did resubmit and am looking forward to the continued feedback.

Very good experience.

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Rebekah Reaves Author: Rebekah Reaves Posted: 10/07/2013 01:25 PM
I have entered and placed in numerous screenwriting contests but none that offer the same benefits and professionalism as CineStory. The contest itself is run very well, but the prize of being able to attend the retreat is what makes this contest a standout among others. The CineStory retreat dramatically exceeded my expectations. I hoped to attend the retreat and walk away with a few new pieces of advice about the craft and the state of the film industry. What I gained, instead, was specific guidance on how to approach my writing career moving forward, a close network of screenwriting friends and industry professionals, and newfound confidence about my writing and pitching abilities. It was an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend submitting to the contest.

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Contest: trackingb.com Feature[Post New Comment re: trackingb.com Feature]

Craig Berger Author: Craig Berger Posted: 10/07/2013 12:28 AM
Best contest I've ever entered. Really provide access and try to help your career if you are a finalist, let alone a winner, as opposed to other contests that blow a lot of smoke.

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Robert Hestand Author: Robert Hestand Posted: 10/03/2013 08:02 PM
I was fortunate enough to make it to the 2013 CineStory Retreat, and it was an absolutely thrilling and inspiring experience, meeting with industry professionals and incredibly talented writers. I hope to be lucky enough to participate again in the future, and I HIGHLY recommend the annual CineStory contest.

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

David Rocchio Author: David Rocchio Posted: 10/03/2013 12:23 PM
I just got home from the CineStory retreat, which was the best screenwriting workshop in my experience -- in fact best retreat of any kind I have attended. I learned a lot from people with tremendous experience and willingness to give, I met great writers and now friends, I took home with me tremendous energy, new and fresh ideas, a plan and a real expectation the plan will work. Without a doubt submitting to CineStory was a home run. It is a well run and deeply thoughtful organization.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Jonathan Stark Author: Jonathan Stark Posted: 10/02/2013 09:51 AM
I don't generally enter contests but the idea of getting feedback attracted me to BlueCat. I did some research and they looked legitimate so I took the chance.

I'm glad I did. I got exactly what I what I was promised, ahead of when it was promised to me, and the critique showed that the reader had actually read the script and considered it rather than slapping my name on a form letter.

I definitely got my money's worth, even if I don't make any of the final rounds.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Martin Bernard Foley Author: Martin Bernard Foley Posted: 09/30/2013 12:24 PM
Hi all screenwriters, professional and amateur

I received excellent feedback from two independent readers for my two screenplays. Very helpful suggestions.

I rate this competition in the Top Ten.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Ken Glover Author: Ken Glover Posted: 09/25/2013 06:03 PM
PAUL UNDARI??? PAGE WINNER??? OMG! AWESOME! Two in a row!! CWA and PAGE! Dude is on a ROLL! CONGRATS M'MAN!

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Marc Shuter Author: Marc Shuter Posted: 09/17/2013 02:39 PM
Hey, I had a question for anyone who might have experience as a Second Rounder in the contest. Is it worth attending the festival? I guess what I mean by that, is there a good bit of industry interaction that could possibly lead to something down the road? Or do they kind of oversell and under deliver?

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Mick Goldstein Author: Mick Goldstein Posted: 09/11/2013 03:04 PM
Great customer support with these guys. I am terrible with technical stuff. They answered my questions and made sure my script was submitted properly.  

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Tom Kimball Author: Tom Kimball Posted: 09/03/2013 12:37 PM
I've entered about 10 different contests so far, and this has proved to be one of the better. Mark answered all my (usually stupid) questions in a timely manner and the operation seems very professional. They promote all the semi-finalists and higher for 1 year (I was a finalist) so we shall see if anything comes of that prospect. Fingers crossed!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Stephen Ridley Author: Stephen Ridley Posted: 09/01/2013 03:01 PM
Unlike many of the screenplay competitions out there, BlueCat is prepared to do a lot more than just take your money.

Every entrant receives not only the opportunity to win significant prize money and earn the kudos that goes with an internationally renowned competition but they also receive feedback on their script from two highly professional readers; And as a writer - you can't ask for much more than that.

I applaud Gordy and his team at BlueCat.

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Contest: Moondance[Post New Comment re: Moondance]

George Guthridge Author: George Guthridge Posted: 08/30/2013 02:46 PM
Elizabeth English phoned and talked to me for an hour about my screenplay (one of the winners) and the issues it raises. I thought that was pretty cool.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

mark cowley Author: mark cowley Posted: 08/28/2013 07:27 PM
the feedback given was really useful; got more than my money's worth squared. their newsletter has been useful as well. I'm a schulb as yet unpaid writer and i approve this message.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 08/28/2013 05:18 PM
I finally was able to contact Lionel Faison by telephone. He said that he apologized, but that the person running the contest has cancer, and promised to call me back in two days. I'll keep the community informed - but please hold my last comment in check until I see if they actually follow through or not.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 08/28/2013 05:13 PM
SCAM ALERT!!!!!

These guys seem to have vanished, although the website is still up. Looks like they took screenwriters' money and ran. They never responded to multiple emails or three postings on their website blog.

If others have had this experience, please contact me, as if there are enough complaints and the money adds up to an amount over $1000, that's potential felony charges. I live in LA now, and will be happy to help drive this with the District Attorney's office.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 08/28/2013 05:09 PM
I received excellent, detailed feedback on my four submitted scripts - much better than many "coverage services" provide -- and very valuable for improving my work. So far, this has been an extremely well-run contest with constant, on-time feedback, meeting or exceeding every deadline they've set.

I was able to receive preliminary feedback and re-submit with some slight revisions to my submitted entries without problems -- but I noted clearly the final deadline for submissions. All four are currently in the semi-finals.

I may be biased, but I see that one or two people have complained that they were not able to resubmit after they received feedback. I really don't think anyone has any cause to complain that Creative World has a final deadline -- which they clearly post. I'm sure that CW didn't charge any writer for resubmissions if they didn't accept those resubmissions. To my knowledge, no other contest allows resubmittals AFTER the final deadline for submission has passed, other than in some cases contests that ask finalists to resubmit new drafts if they have them for the final-final judging round.

All in all, a very well-run, professional contest. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to receive strong, constructive feedback on their submissions.

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Contest: Shriekfest[Post New Comment re: Shriekfest]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 08/27/2013 03:29 PM
I received a phone call directly notifying me that my short script is a semi-finalist, and still in the running. How many other contests do that? Not much! Great stuff, Shriekfest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Todd Gordon Author: Todd Gordon Posted: 08/27/2013 10:58 AM
I've entered many contests with my last two screenplays. I would say, without hesitation, that BlueCat's feedback was head and shoulders above the level of any other feedback I've received in it's depth, clarity and constructiveness. I don't know who their readers are, but they know what they're doing!

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Contest: Hollywood Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Hollywood Screenplay]

Christopher Morgan Author: Christopher Morgan Posted: 08/26/2013 06:06 PM
My good friend received recognition for his screenplay last year and only had great things to say about this competition. Hoping for a chance to join the winners alumni myself.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Christopher Morgan Author: Christopher Morgan Posted: 08/26/2013 05:25 PM
Love the Barton Fink quote. That right there told me you guys have good taste in movies and might appreciate my weird little script.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Deborah Wolfe Author: Deborah Wolfe Posted: 08/26/2013 12:28 PM
The BlueCat contest is excellent -- it's professional and provides thoughtful, intelligent feedback from the script readers. I've incorporated the feedback I received into my script and am thrilled with the result. I highly recommend this contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Carey Watkins Author: Carey Watkins Posted: 08/26/2013 07:07 AM
I'm from Australia and what I love about this contest is the overall professionalism of it. The two sets of notes included in the entry fee is major value for money and with the notes I received, I was back adjusting my script using their much appreciated comments and insights. I'm super impressed with everything about BlueCat, from their newsletter to the contest. They deliver what they promise and then some.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Peter Groth Author: Peter Groth Posted: 08/25/2013 05:00 PM
BlueCat is a great contest. I really appreciated the constructive feedback I received on my scripts. BlueCat is clearly interested in helping develop writers, and this fact shines through in the professionalism that they show.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Ellen Johnson Author: Ellen Johnson Posted: 08/23/2013 09:22 PM
It was great receiving two analyses of my screenplay from BlueCat. They wasted no time sending them to me. The two perspectives were very different. This gave me a lot more to work with, which I find to be very helpful. And it was clear from the analyses that the readers knew what they were talking about. What is even better is that they let me revise my screenplay and resubmit it before the final judging. Now that's a great contest!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Jordan Serson Author: Jordan Serson Posted: 08/23/2013 04:16 PM
There's not much in life that is worth more of my hard-earned dollars than feedback from BlueCat readers. Try it once, you'll try it again.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Tammy Olsen Author: Tammy Olsen Posted: 08/23/2013 03:21 PM
I absolutely adored the feedback I received from the two readers who provided coverage on my first submission to this contest.

They were succinct, detailed and even veered toward the nitpicky side, which I enjoyed greatly as it provided two different, experienced perspectives that enabled me to further tighten the script.

Considering you usually have to pay extra for coverage, with Blue Cat you get TWO readers providing reviews of your material. This is a great contest for the money.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Andy Lloyd Author: Andy Lloyd Posted: 08/23/2013 01:51 PM
I thought they did a great job. I haven't received my results - the deadlines are a ways off - but I received two sets of feedback on my script, which were clearly by two different people of different taste and approach to the material.

Considering that most contests ask for additional dinero for feedback and coverage (though this isn't quite coverage - but fairly comprehensive reaction notes, etc.) - I really appreciated the spirit of the contest. Probably the most impressive screenwriting contest I've encountered thus far, based on this excellent feature of the process.

Thanks Blue Cat!!

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

William Saldibar Author: William Saldibar Posted: 08/23/2013 12:49 PM
I am always looking for a way to get my script read, and I have found I do pretty good in small to medium sized competitions like this one.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Rick Hughes Author: Rick Hughes Posted: 08/23/2013 12:36 PM
Prompt feedback to my script ... both reviewers seemed to agree on what worked and what could be improved. Probably worth the entry fee in itself ... getting long/short-listed would be a huge bonus.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Eric Floreto Author: Eric Floreto Posted: 08/22/2013 08:19 PM
This is a great contest. The feedback mechanism is wonderful! The first Reader was thorough and very insightful. But the second Reader seemed like he/she didn't read my screenplay as many of his/her comments did not make sense. Win or lose, I'll be joining again next year.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Tori Kelly Author: Tori Kelly Posted: 08/22/2013 06:21 PM
Wow, I love this! My script is set in Chicago so this feels like kismet. Wish me luck!

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Justin Lomb Author: Justin Lomb Posted: 08/21/2013 06:08 PM
This is my first time entering my screenplay into a contest also. I have seen some other contest rules state that they will hold some distribution rights on my script. I didn’t see that language on the Chicago contest rules page, so I felt more at ease to submit my work. It's refreshing to know some of these competitions actually try to help you advance in your career rather than rip you off.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Ava Blossom Author: Ava Blossom Posted: 08/21/2013 01:26 PM
First time screenwriter here, so I had a few questions about the contest and the process of entering. The representative I spoke with via email was so pleasant and helpful. I will definitely submit again next year too.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Julian Menlan Author: Julian Menlan Posted: 08/16/2013 06:00 PM
Just entered two of my scripts into this contest. I'd love to receive recognition from a competition based in my hometown. Windy City!

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Contest: Beverly Hills Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Beverly Hills Screenplay]

Alan L Author: Alan L Posted: 08/16/2013 05:39 PM
Thank you Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest for the complimentary membership to ISA! It's nice to receive a great prize like this just for entering your contest. Can't wait for the announcement date.

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Contest: Chicago Screenplay Contest[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenplay Contest]

Alan L Author: Alan L Posted: 08/16/2013 05:35 PM
Recently submitted my screenplay to this competition. Very easy process. I was instantly attracted to their cool website. Looking forward to hearing from them.

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Contest: Talentville[Post New Comment re: Talentville]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/15/2013 09:53 AM
There are a lot of people on this site. I'm surprised there are not more comments.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:51 PM
I am still waiting for feedback. I entered Fresh Voices on July 22, 2013. How long does it usually take to receive feedback from them?

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:18 PM
Congrats! What kind of material are you writing? What do you think this contest is looking for?

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Contest: Big Bear[Post New Comment re: Big Bear]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:16 PM
this is good to know. Thanks!

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:14 PM
Your comments are very helpful.

I'm a first time contest entrant. Of all the contests you've entered, which ones are NOT looking strictly for "box office" types of scripts? I'm more interested in the "Indie" market for scripts that deal with controversial subjects.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:02 PM
I entered BlueCat on July 20. I received feedback by July 26th. No joke. And from two different readers. The only down side is, I believe one of the readers did not read the entire script.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Karen Willoughby Author: Karen Willoughby Posted: 08/11/2013 08:12 AM
Initially I was a bit turned off because I thought their website wasn't very high tech, but the entry was low so I figured I had nothing to lose. There were some glitches with submitting my entry (they couldn't read the PDF file format I sent), but the staff was kind enough to work with me to get it submitted properly.

Yesterday I was just notified that the logline for my script, AMONG THE BLIND was 4th runner up in the June/July 2013 Contest. I've won a One-year Writer’s Database Membership from Script Pipeline.

I'll definitely enter again.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 08/07/2013 06:08 PM
Hi guys. I was making a comment elsewhere and realized just how many times I praise BlueCat to others -- but I've never even made a comment about them here on the BluCat comment page. Let me correct that oversight:

I've entered many contests with feedback and BlueCat has absolutely the best feedback of all of them.

Better yet, their process allows multiple resubmissions AFTER you get their feedback, so you can actually use it to improve your script before you resubmit.

They also operate the contest so very well. They're sometimes a little late providing the feedback, but I don't bug them about it. It's not exactly assembly line work to read a screenplay and I don't want my scripts to be read that way anyway.

I also think the BlueCat feedback is worth my patience.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 08/07/2013 05:29 PM
Hi, Sandra. I received my feedback on July 28th. I suppose I should expand on my warning then:

PAY ATTENTION TO THE DATE IF YOU WANT TO RESUBMIT, DO NOT ASSUME THEY WILL PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK IN TIME FOR YOU TO RESUBMIT.

I still think it's stupid. They should do what BlueCat and various others do, allow resubmissions AFTER receipt of feedback. Why wouldn't they want you to use it for the rewrite, after all?

I agree, they are otherwise a very good contest. This is my second time submitting to them and I plan to submit to them again in the future. This is just a public service announcement to help out my fellow writers.

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Wildsound Pictures Author: Wildsound Pictures Posted: 08/07/2013 11:31 AM
Take a look at the facebook fan page with all the many comments on this contest and its participants:

https://www.facebook.com/wildsoundscreenplaycompetitionreview

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Sandra D. Author: Sandra D. Posted: 08/05/2013 10:57 AM
Regarding resubmission's to CWA, I was able to resubmit in this 2013 competition, after receiving feedback, up until the close of the competition. The 2013 competition closed in late June - no further resubmission's were accepted after the final date. This is fair and consistent with other contest as the ending date is also the ending date for any further resubmissions. CWA is one of the best competitions I've entered, as the feedback and the script analysis, helped me to improve the quality of my submission.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Charles Nowlin Author: Charles Nowlin Posted: 08/04/2013 07:56 AM
Professional contest with extensive industry connections and a prompt, friendly staff. My script was awarded an honorable mention in the WMC32 contest and I received coverage notes that were insightful, frank and constructive. Highly recommend this contest.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 08/03/2013 03:30 PM
WARNING!! Dear fellow writers, one word of warning about this contest:

I assumed, like most contests offering both feedback and the chance to resubmit, that CWA would allow you to resubmit AFTER receiving the feedback, so you could use their commentary in your rewrite process. But that is not so. I tried to resubmit the same day I received my feedback and was told the time to resubmit had passed. So be warned: DO NOT ASSUME YOU CAN RESUBMIT IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVING THE FEEDBACK.

It's kind of stupid, though. Why wouldn't they WANT you to use their feedback to improve your screenplay BEFORE you resubmitted??? SOUND OF HEAD SCRATCHING -- over an otherwise cool contest.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Pitch[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Pitch]

regina junior Author: regina junior Posted: 08/01/2013 10:33 AM
Win A Date With Rachel Ciemone takes 2nd Place in the 2013 Pitch Contest!!!

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

TA Snyder Author: TA Snyder Posted: 07/31/2013 01:58 PM
Their judges awarded me Third Place in the WMC32 Contest. Tess and their staff have been remarkably prompt with feedback and gracious with prizes (providing much more than promised). Received my first set of coverage notes the SAME DAY that I was informed of the finalist winners.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Robert Hestand Author: Robert Hestand Posted: 07/31/2013 12:12 AM
Extremely professional, well-run contest with lots of industry ties and established reputation. Highly recommended!

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Contest: Fresh Voices Pitch[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Pitch]

regina junior Author: regina junior Posted: 07/25/2013 04:14 PM
Win A Date With Rachel Ciemone made the Short List Finalists.

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Contest: Broad Humor[Post New Comment re: Broad Humor]

Rebecca Dismukes Author: Rebecca Dismukes Posted: 07/23/2013 07:37 PM
Discrepancies in the deadline dates/fee posted on their website and MovieBytes. Sent an email and got a reply almost three weeks later. Also, their website says prizes are not important...trust me, prizes are important!

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 07/15/2013 10:13 AM
Nick, I am curious, did they ever get back to you or even attempt to?

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Contest: Fresh Voices Pitch[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Pitch]

regina junior Author: regina junior Posted: 07/13/2013 08:54 AM
Win A Date With Rachel Ciemone made the 2013 long list finalist. Annoucement date was posted as scheduled. Would highly recommend this contest!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Taylor Albertson Author: Taylor Albertson Posted: 07/11/2013 09:54 AM
I just wanted to say that I do believe entering BlueCat is a great idea for all of us who want to be writers. The comments are good and constructive and are what the industry is looking for.

I entered last year and got some bad comments. Instead of disagreeing I saw it as an opportunity to learn and grow and took them to heart.

I entered this year and my comment (only one since I wrote a short) was good. And let me tell you it made me happy and showed me I had learned and improved.

And that's part of what this contest is about. Everyone gets analysis with the entry fee and if you take it the right way you can benefit from it.

That should be the goal of every contest and this one delivers.

This is one to enter. I don't know if it will help me get an agent, or help me sell a script, but I really look forward to finding out.

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Contest: Nevada Film Office[Post New Comment re: Nevada Film Office]

Buddy Baron Author: Buddy Baron Posted: 07/11/2013 05:37 AM
I’m a two-time winner of the Nevada Film Office Screenplay Contest.

My first win was with my very first script, DOUBLE DOWN, in 1999. It was about a radio contest junkie who wins a Las Vegas weekend but gets the full VIP treatment when he’s mistaken for a high roller Mob Boss.

A few weeks after I completed the screenplay, I saw an ad for the Nevada Film Office Contest. Its entry fee and requirements were similar to many other competitions…except that the story had to be 75% film-able in Nevada. Mine certainly qualified, so that August I sent it in. And forgot about it.

Right after Y2K failed to nuke all our databases, I got a call from the Nevada Film Office informing me I had won First Prize. What? Really?

No kidding. I received a box full of goodies including Movie Magic software, a Nevada Production Directory, a hat, a clock and a certificate signed by the Governor.

After that, my screenwriting was an on-again off-again thing. The Movie Magic software certainly made my scripts look better and I was able to upgrade the programs several times over the years…often for free.

In 2009, I wrote BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS…about a broke country singer trying to get to a big showcase gig in Las Vegas (where else?) but needs gas money and is forced to sell a ‘ride-along’ on his tour bus to a vacationing Yuppie family of four.

With the Vegas setting, I knew it would be an entry into the Nevada Film Office contest that year. In December, I received the results. Nope, didn’t win. But they’d modified the contest to include a report card for all entries, grading in keys areas like Character, Pacing, Story, etc. It also came with a full page of reader coverage and detailed notes. The reader was very up front about what they liked and what they didn’t. Their points, sadly, were quite valid.

In 2012, I abandoned another Vegas comedy idea and went back to work on BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS using the 2009 contest notes to make changes and improvements. Since it hadn’t been a winner before, the rules allowed the script to be entered again.

In January of this year, I get a call from the lovely DANETTE TULL…a working film actress who now supervises the Nevada Film Office Screenplay Contest. She tells me that BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS had won. What? Really?

Pretty nice swag with this win…two tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, a hotel stay in Las Vegas, registration of the script on Ink Tip, the Governor’s Certificate and, because the contest has been around so long and is so well thought of, an opportunity to join the Writer’s Guild WGAW Independent Writers Caucus.

As soon as the win was announced, several things happened: 1) Nevada Film ran a full page Congratulations ad with the script’s title and my name in WRITTEN BY, the WGA magazine. 2) I got signed with Literary Manager Sherry Robb of The Robb Company. 3) Country star Kix Brooks expressed an interest in the script for his movie company, Team 2 Entertainment. It quickly got optioned and is now being prepped for production.

So, I couldn’t be more delighted with the contest at Nevada Film Office. It was a rewarding experience each time I entered and I was so fortunate to be the winner of their top award twice.

They close up entries for this year at the end of August…and Nevada residents can enter for free. Not sure anyone else offers that.

Best of luck!



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Contest: Big Bear[Post New Comment re: Big Bear]

Gwyneth Kozbial Author: Gwyneth Kozbial Posted: 07/10/2013 12:55 PM
If you're entering for the three sets of feedback, FYI: the readers judge on only the first 35 pages. Whether "yes" or "no", this makes for some really strange comments.

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Contest: Script Pipeline Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Script Pipeline Screenplay]

Bill Screwdriver Author: Bill Screwdriver Posted: 07/01/2013 08:09 AM
I entered this contest ($50) back in 03/2013. Finalists were posted online on 6/30/2013. During that time, I received no correspondence from the festival regarding my submission. I didn't even get the standard rejection letter that most festivals send out. All I saw was a NOT ACCEPTED posted on my WAB account. I realize that they are busy and it's difficult to stay in contact, but the number of entries they received (4,500) is way less than the some of the more reputable screenplay competitions and those festivals seem to be able to find the time to stay in touch and update their contestants. For the amount of money I paid and for all of the hype that Script Pipeline generated, I just expected just a little more.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Bobby Bell Author: Bobby Bell Posted: 06/12/2013 06:51 PM
My entry made it to the semi-finals and I felt the contest administrators did a good job of notifying us in a timely fashion of a couple times when the judges needed a little extra time and when we could expect the announcement. Be aware that qualifiers will be offered a chance to resubmit for an additional fee, and semi-finalists will be offered an additional chance to resubmit (I'm not sure but I seem to recall getting an offer after the quarterfinalist round, as well). I felt OK about this when my first resubmission made it past the quarterfinals, but when it failed to make the finals I felt burned for the extra $59. I suppose I would have felt differently if it had advanced, but I think potential entrants should be aware of this practice.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Angelina Dobson Author: Angelina Dobson Posted: 06/12/2013 04:39 PM
I am happy to say I actually won. I was the grand prize winner and I must say I am still so very excited. I was contacted with the news and the steps needed to take to receive my rewards fairly quickly. This contest if nothing else let me know that I am on the right track with my ideas and not to give up. I would encourage anyone to enter this contest. This small step I am hoping will turn into a great leap for my writing career. Thank you TLL.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Dana Cowden Author: Dana Cowden Posted: 06/11/2013 06:43 AM
These folks are the pro's. Feedback is detailed and quick. The team is responsive when you have questions. I'd recommend this contest for anyone serious about the craft.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Michael Pender Author: Michael Pender Posted: 06/10/2013 05:10 PM
This is incredible. I entered the TLLJournal.com 'threelinesorless' contest on a lark and just received word that my logline for Running Water made 2nd Runner Up. Now my script will receive a year's listing on SellAScript.com(among other perks) and my logline will also be submitted to various industry contacts through TLL. I am now a huge fan of theirs and recommend their contest to anyone wishing to promote their script!! My many thanks to Jared Dunne and all the dedicated folks at TLLJournal.com

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Contest: London Film Awards[Post New Comment re: London Film Awards]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:46 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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