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2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 181    
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Objective

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 21st year, is accepting submissions for its 2019 competition.

Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry. BlueCat's Alumni include:

Aaron Guzikowski (Verve/Madhouse) wrote PRISONERS and the remake of PAPILLON, which will open in theatres on August 28th, 2018.

Fergal Rock wrote DEPARTURES starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams, which opens in theatres this year. An early draft of DEPARTURES entitled Calvin & Skye won the BlueCat Fellini Award.

Ana Lily Amirpour (CAA), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, directed by Lyle Vincent (DREAMLAND) and starring Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. She recently directed a critically acclaimed episode of LEGION.

Ashleigh Powell (Gersh/Good Fear Film), wrote THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston. Disney will release the movie on November 2nd, 2018. She’s currently writing THE ATHENA PROJECT for Warner Bros and THE PAPER MAGICIAN for Disney.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 30, 2018 $50 (features); $45 (pilot/hour); $40 (pilot/half-hour); $35 (short film/script) 11
Regular November 15, 2018 $60 (features); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour); $45 (short film/script) 57
Final December 16, 2018 $70 (features); $65 (pilot/hour); $60 (pilot/half-hour); $55 (short film/script) 88

Rules

All entries must be in English. Accepts Short, Pilots and Feature screenplays. See BlueCat website for complete rules.

Awards

  • The Feature Screenplay Competition winner will receive $10,000. Four feature finalists will receive $1,000 each.
  • The Pilot Winners will receive $5,000, one Winner for half-hour pilots and one Winner for hour pilots. Four Pilot Finalists for both categories will receive $500 each.
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category of the 2019 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $5,000.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 181    
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 181    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

BlueCat Announces 2008 Semi-Finalists

The Semi-Finalist have been announced for the 2008 BlueCat Screenwriting Comeptition:

1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position by Isaac Ho
A Killing Frost by Katherine Ruppe
A Mulligan Never Forgets by Taras Kennedy
Alex Sommerville is Dead by Patrick Donohoe
Big Boys by Nick Michael
Blessing by Adam Rau
Bone Janglin' by Patrick Donohoe
Booze Biz by Arthur Gregg LaShelle
Camp Angel by Jeffrey Bruner
Cranes by Michael Choi
Cut With Water by Matt O'Reilly
Dark Antoine by Jacinthe Dessureault
David's Den by Oriol Bernat
Direct Response by Aaron Dancik
DogStar by Beverley Wood & Chris Wood
Eating a Hearse by Karen Albright Lin
El Flaco by Jeff Seymann
Ersatz by Jade Wu
Eulogy by Caleb Morgan Parazette
Grave Matters by Karen Frank
Growing Up by Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough
Guess Who's Coming for Kimchee by Christina Choe
Guilty Creatures by Todd Albright & Julie Albright
Guinea Pig by David Leonard
Jacob's Stone by Maria Murphy
Juniper Bass by CB Wilson
Laid Off by Tory Hoke
Light Land Love by David Margolis
Little Nothing by Dave Kline
Looking for Lily by Karen Reichel Smith
Lost & Found by Adrian Le Grand
Love Me Don't by Jeremy Dorfman
MacArthur Park by Nevada Grey
Mister Kool by Soni Jorgensen
Moose Chunks & Me by Joe Ollinger & Francis Howell
Mr. Unlucky by Tony Nichols
My Friend Gerald by Pat C Ames
Naked Ambition by Thomas M. Williams
Ninth Lord of the Night by Cash Anthony
One Bad Astronaut by Leslie Longworth Weil
Orcadia by Steven Zawacki
Paint It Red by Aron Watman
Party Games by Nicholas Coviello
Past Mistakes by Maria Mathis
Piphilology by Alan Boltz
Please Kill Mr. Know It All by Sandra Feldman
Price of a Child by Teri Phinazee
Private Reel by Santa Sierra
RED TIDE * bloom by Flo Young
Run Ran Run by Tom Nolan
Sheep by Louaine Collier Elke
Sidepass by Wendy A. Davies
Subject No. 15 by Catherine Dutko
The 49th Day by Craig Peters
The Bonsai by Jason Whiton
The Gravy Bros. by Nicholas Yost & Daniel Short
The Identity Thief by Michael Mahoney
The Illumination of One Rupert by Bryan MacBain
The Italian Lover by Suzanne Griffin
The Jacaranda Tree by Alex Broun
The Language of Leaves by Michael J. Elsey
The Last Will and Testament of the Notorious Dr. Strange by George Petersen
The Midnight Midwife by Lisa Bolekaja & Mandla Bolekaja
The Perfect World by Joseph Frio
The Piano Tuner by Timo E. Peltonen
The Return of the Unnamed Hero by Janet Wells
The Shadow Before by Martin McSweeney
The Target by Gary Hoover and Beth Hoover
The Yellow Canary by John-Michael Bister
These Girls by Diana Peterson
Too Much Afternoon by Squire Jones
Ultraviolet Child by James Ossi
Unnatural Girl by Callie Lane
Westbound Train by Jonathan Heatt


Updated: 08/02/2008
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 181    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

An interview with Gordy Hoffman regarding the BlueCat Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/29/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Lily Amirpour

An interview with screenwriter Lily Amirpour regarding the BlueCat Contest Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/06/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Rick Stempson

An interview with screenwriter Rick Stempson regarding the BlueCat Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/07/2007
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