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2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

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P.O. Box 2635
Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

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Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
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Objective

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.

Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Opening October 15, 2017 $45 (features);$35 (short film/script); $40 (pilot/hour); $35 (pilot/half-hour)
Early November 19, 2017 $55 (features);$45 (short film/script); $50 (pilot/hour); $45 (pilot/half-hour)
Regular February 1, 2018 $60 (features); $50 (short film/script); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour) 72
Final February 20, 2018 $65 (features);$55 (short film/script); $60 (pilot/hour); $55 (pilot/half-hour) 91

Rules

All entries must be in English. Accepts both Short 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 Short Script Competition winner will receive $5,000. Four shorts finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot (Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot (Half-Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • The Fellini Award winner will receive $1,000.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Blue Announces Quarterfinalists

The BlueCat Screenwriting Competition has announced their quarterfinalists for 2010:

2gether 4ever by W. Boyd Ford
38th Parallel by Michelle Kelly
4 to 6 Days by Drake Conrad
4-20 by Kerry Cox
A Bad Day Long by Jeremiah Tapper
A Bucket of Chains by Jonathan Dean Draxton
A Day's Grace by Malcolm Megaw
A Good Witch Is Watching Over Me by Corneliu Mitrache
A Like Story by Candice Tillery
A Novel Approach to Suicide by Brien Kelly
A Poisoned River by Akeba Gaddis
A to B by Danny Yang
A War for the City in the Sea by Justin H. Montgomery
Absolution by Mark Evaniuk
Absolution by Christopher Dennis
Aether by Garrett York
After Ever After by Jeremy Lazar
Alamo Records by Matt Belfiore
Almost Amanda by Robert Cholette
Amerie's Wish by George Allen
Among The Dead by Sohrab Noshirvani and Rory Haines
An Improbable Life (resubmission) by Matthew Myers
Apocalypse Theory by Cameron and Brandon Laventure
Appropriate Measures by Amy D. Hubbard
Artifice by Steve Hochman
Athletismus by Rosen Kostadinov
Awaken by Robert Jason Clark
Bali Justice by Art Blum
Ballpark Frank by Mark Cohen
Band Mom by Kathy Swift Albert
Bare (resubmission) by Natalia Leite
Barstow by Adam Martinez
Basic Indecency by Brendan Paul Gallagher
Behind the Fat Lady by Mark Scullard
Believe by Nikki Folsom and Andrea Howard
Below the Waist by Robert Ian Simpson
Best Seller by Danny Yang
Betrayal by Phil Ferriere
Between Paths by Christopher Talocco
Blackburn Burrow by J H Levy
Bleeding Kansas by Michael Menyk
Blood and Dreams by Suzanne Griffin
Blood In The Pines: The Legend of Moses Doan by Robert Casiello and Brian Jason Kelly
Blue Thunder by Cameron Alexander and Sean Harrigan
Body by Alison Kathleen Kelly and Douglas DaSilva
Bombshells by Tawnya Bhattacharya
Bounce House by Jeffrey Ashkin
Bourbon Road by Jack Daws
Boy Without a Face by Jan Lampen
Brand New Girlfriend by Jason Molloy
Broken Dash by Micah Ovadia
Brooklynese by Troy Ransome
Brothers Mussolini by Johnny B. Dunn
Brule's Ghosts by Caesar Voghan and Charles Towne
Buddy Billings by Seth Larsen
Burnt by Adam Sullivan
Butterfly's Child by Harlan Hague
By the Hands of Wally Vine by David Warnock
Canaries by Craig Cambria (aka Daniel C. Jay)
Capa and Taro by Jose Ygoa and Martin Copeland
Chatter by Greg Rempel
Christmas Kills! by George Kimmel and Andres Rosende
Cooper's War by Timothy Jay Smith
Creature by Lydia Rawlings
Credit Risk by Jon Raymond
Crossing Into Night by Rachel Stevens
Cut + Paste by Jason Yarusi
Czechmate by David Muhlfelder and Robert Thielke
Da Vinci's Dreams by Michael Oakes
Dandyland by Doug Mallette
Dare! by Reno Perillo
Day of the Lords by James Edwards
Daysleeper by Mark Loughlin
Dayworkers by Frank Cristelli and Eric Gegenheimer
Dazzle Land by Steve Schoen and James Loos
Dead Man Working by David Granger
Demonhunter by James Tichenor
Devil's Machine by Joseph Kisch
Devlin by Kelly Michels
Do No Harm by Indigo Thomas
Dog Woman by Gail Grenier
Don't Make Jack Pick Up His Guns! by Mauro Corstiaans
Dragon Bones by Mark H. Zhu
Earline by Rachel Stevens
Easy Pick by Ron Staszak, Robert Staszak, Justin Ross, and Michael Miller
En Route by David Aslan
Europa by DJ Mhlanga
Everyman by Matthew Gilleece
Eyes of Ligeia by Tristan Jardee
False Sense by Craig Cambria (aka Daniel C. Jay)
Family Jewels by Brooks Jackson
Feast by Caroline O'Meara
Fenlands by Stephen Ridley
Flashover by Carolyn Miller
Flesh and Blood: The Vampocalypse by Larry Brenner
Fly Girls by Helen Whittaker
Four Eyes by Shira Levin
Four of a Kind by John Marchetti and Michael Gaynor
French Dressing by Francis Connor
From the Heart by Austen Jon Courpet
Gamblin' Ray by Meahaose Heng
George's Song by Bob Bland
Getting Over Goshen by Dennis Willson
Ghosted by Stephen Hoover
Godforsaken by Andrew B. Smith
Good Friday by Vilsoni Hereniko and Jim Bryan
Goodbye Dubai by Dave Cowen
Granite Mason by Jonathan Holly
Grounded by Ann Kronlage
Gut Shot by Joshua Grote
Hair of the Dog by Shira Levin
Half-Life by Jeremy Engle
Hank by Hank Putnam
Happy Genius of the Household by Richard Eschenroeder
Haven't Met You Yet by Thomas Holbrook
Hay's Code by Andrew B. Smith
Heart by Angela Lynn Wilson
Hell Hath No Fury by Tonina Kelly
Help Self by Matthew Aaron Nelson
Henry by Candace Lee and Darina Voloshina
Her Extra Husband by Annette Chandler and Will Chandler
Here Lies Johnny Peacoat by John Michael Bister and Tadhg Kelly
Hit by Jamiyl Samuels
Holy Roller by Tim Sigur
Horror Comic by Stephen Hoover
How Do We Look by Ana Brown
I Am Eye by Carson Bekcer
I Am John Horse by Zoe Krasney
I Dream Machine by Kevin Landon
I Love Satan by Craig Schwartz
Ice Nine or When Bad Weather Happens to Good People by Craig Schwartz
I'm Old and I Wanna Die by Jordan Imiola
In a Different Light by Naomi Lamont
In Eden by Michael Choi
In the Heart of the Rain by Steve Schoen and James Loos
Inferno Inc. by Leila Nicotera
Interstate by Emiliana Dore and Adrienne Lusby
Inward Bound by Kate Lee
Iraq: The Sand Box by Hector Troy
Ivey by Taylor Ivey
Jam Jars for the Manor by Dermod Judge
Jesse James vs. Jack the Ripper by Alasdair McMullan
Jesus and Johnny by Alejandro Morales
Jobbers by John Dexter
Joe by Toby Scales
Juan Bago Saves The Day by Jaime Fernandez
Judas Kiss by J.T. Tepnapa and Carlos Pedraza
Judgey by Mary Anderson Casavant
Junk Boy by Dan Doyle
Just Kill Me Already by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
Justus by Brian Lee Johnson
Kill all the Lawyers by Scott F. Butler
Leap of Faith by Alicia Lomas-Gross
Left Lonely by Andrew Shafer
Lemons by Richard Bertelsen
Let Them Come Apart by Jeffrey Scott Richards
Libertyville by Michael D. Zungolo
Life on Pause by Vivi Gregg
Little Red Lies by Alina Petrescu
Lord Ockley and The Alien by Stan Evans
Love Game by Gerhard Posch
Love Rocks by Frank Arnot and Alyson Conway
Lucy Canary by Margaret Bertels
Ludlow Massacre by Sam Neil Kesler
Madness Takes A Trip by Robert Pence
Me and the Major by Michael Saul
Meg Foster by Ian David Diaz
Midlothians by Richard Bertelsen
Mimi and Me by Elizabeth Kerin
Miracle Murder by Oliver Stauffer
Miss Gay US of A at Large by Benjamin C. Hunter
Money, Guns & Russian Roulette! by Ian Snyder
Mortajjan by Nicolas Hinze
Mortimer by Justin and April Pollack
Motion Sickness by Christopher Gallu
Mountain of Refuge by Thomas Pa'a Sibbett
My Heart Struck Sorrow by Carey Campbell
My Wife's Next Husband by Richard Littler
Nailed by Juan Hector Cristoforo by Ung Gi Park
Nature of the Beast by Eric Sentell
Never Date a Teen Idol by Kat Candler and Toddy Burton
Never Too Late by Lish Chocholous and Jason Burkey
New Freedom by Joy Martinello
Nicholas by Cody W Urban
Northern Cross by Melody Cooper
Not Like Mom by Maria E. Mayobre
Notes of Page by Christian Tipples
Off-White by Michelle Davidson
Olympus by Nicholas Turner
On the Ocean by William Howard Norris
Once More Eden by Vanessa King and Mike Palmisciano
One Good Shoe by Mich Avant
One Night in Asbury Park by Maurizio Marmorstein
One Week 'Til Next Year by Bruno Derlin
Open Pit by Dana Garrity
Orgasms and Other Lies by Elizabeth Appell
Out Side In by Ryan Misuro
Patchwork by Carrick Bartle
Peace of Violence by Judy Vann
Peace Weaver by Katheryn Shamrell
Pigeon-Toed by Camille Verzal
Pipe Dreams by Jason Singleton
Piss Tank by Kathryn Mockler
Pisser by Eric Hueber
Pixer Knows by Caroline Farrell
Porcelain Stingers by Marie Robinson
Potential Chemistry by George Mehelis
Prenuptial Enragement by Atif Shaikh
Proposing Wine by Katherine Blaine Hurley
Puppy Love by Julie Young
Purga-Story by Kem Welch
Quantum of Rumpy-Pumpy by Brendan Paul Gallagher
Queenie by Rebecca Jean Tingley
Red Flag On The Moon by Harold Bashor
Releve by Michelle Davidson
Reminiscence by Stacy Talus
Remy by James Grayford
Restless in Peace by Ethan Marrell
Revealed by Anmari Linardi
Runaway Colt by David Warnock
Ruth and Rose by Brian Nicol
Schmear Therapy by Patrick Brady
Screwball by David Ferrell
Seacoast of Pan by Jim Mather
Season of Mists by Kevin Stuart Brodie
Security by Jon Morgan Davies
Selva by Nadia Desyatnikova
Shame by Steve Spiro and Anna Coats
She Move Through The Fair by Caroline Burns Cooke
Shotgun by Melissa Harkness
Side Effects May Include by Sarah Schaffner Rothschild
Sin No More by Ricki Holmes
Skirt by Chris Mason Johnson and Kate Stayman-London
Soccer Don by Erik Selekman
South by Southeast by Tom Shipley
Splitlog Seven by Travis Hughes and Mark Hodge
Squirt by Randy Kaplan, Scott Bernstein, and Graham Nugent
Starfish Waltz by Brad Hoover
Stolen Senses by David A. D. Gould
Stop Barraiya by Clyde H. Farnsworth
Strays by Hannah B. Coverman
Strong St. by Mario G Lopez
Sultana by Lee Ann Lennon-Costanzo
Sunny Kincaid by Penelope Kahler Swan
Sunshine and Cigarettes by David Mulholland
Superzero by Tyler Theofilos
Talented Tenth by Cliff Pulliam
Tales of the Borderland by Sidney Brammer
The A Train by Michael Barnett Brettler
The Alphabet Protocol by Michael S. Hiller
The Black Lotus by Michael D Thornton, Jr.
The Burning Love of Dong Bonders by Eric Chambers
The Call Girl by Melissa J. Stanton
The Case of the Passionate Preacher by Sheila Lawrence
The Croft by Natalie Sloan
The Cure by Monica Drake
The D Team by Mike Peake
The D Train by Richard McNally
The Death of Christopher Marlowe by Joseph Abisso
The Deprogramming of Fahim by Steve Hochman
The Dock Porter by Dave Mcveigh
The Drowned by David Gane and Angie Counios
The Dukes Child by Lauren Hunter
The Early Retirement of Vincent Truman by Andrew Thompson
The End of the Rainbow by Matthew Spira
The Fabulous Forties by Donald Erlandson
The Firewood Tree by Gary Milin
The Golem of Washington Heights by Aaron Wolfe
The Greatest Traitor by Kathryn Radmall
The Hard Yards by Patrick Lewis
The Heart of Texas by Peter Tulipan
The Highwaymen by Adira Rotstein
The Hitler Family Reunion by Andrew Rothschild
The Hole in the 'Wall by Josh Hamelin
The House of Louie by David Poulshock
The House of Love by Jan Lampen
The Insurgent by David Jones and Amy Jones
The Intake by Rich Sheehy
The Knights of Barn Castle by Tom Higgins
The Korean War by Raymond Coreleon Roswell
The Last Adventure of Martin Finch by Aaron Marshall
The Lazarus Group by David Sakmyster
The Legend of Amedee by Tony Chassion III
The Legend of the Lone Stranger by Ken Chadwick
The Light by John Leonard
The Lincolns by April Pollack
The Lion by Justin Perry
The Little Death by Gary Hoover and Beth Hoover
The Lodger by June Escalante
The Man in the Watch by Joshua Chaplinsky
The Manpyre Chronicles by Han-Yee Ling
The Memorial by David Selzer
The Monkey�s Ass by Bob Cousins
The Motorman by Gil Seltzer
The Newsboy by George Mehelis
The Painted Grass by Patrick Carew
The Palmist by May Chaplin
The Payoff by Shawn Boxe and Rick Majzun
The Pearl Diver by David Ernst
The Penitent Man by Jason George
The Perfect Spy by Matt Kungie
The Phoenix by Jonas Collins
The Physicist by Teresa Lo
The River of Light by Kyle T. Cowan
The Sarodin by Kieran McGowan
The Sensational Count Guitarcula by Eric Maloney
The Shield of Athena by Dave Scoville and R.J. Nestor
The Sibling Rule by Mari SanGiovanni
The Sophia Project by Perry Blakshear
The Source by Thom Ferrell
The Sun Also Rises in Tijuana by Marie Roughan
The Sunset by Steve Schoen and James Loos
The Super Days of Hansel Minus Gretel by Mike Wong
The Tailors of Shanghai by Susan Tuan
The Tenth Power by Kristopher White
The Third Testament by Stephen Jones
The Unexpected by Tom Putnam and Jeff Malmberg
The Unnatural Flights of the Human Mind by Ryan Creason
The Unwanted by Mohsin Hassan
The Visitant by Steven Brooks
The War of the Redwoods by E. Kevin Collins
The Way of the Dead by Andrew Wheeler
The Will Of The King by George Bradshaw
The Writ Writer by Michael Murphy
The Zombie Hunter by John Shermer
There Is No Second by Ricki Holmes
They Might Be Kennedys by Ted Collins
Tigers in Tutus by Kathy Larson
Til Death Parts Us by Elizabeth Ditty
Tilford by Steve Ruttley
To Live, Press 1 by Stephen Hoover
Toretto's Unfinished Symphony by Geoffrey Schmits
Tough Love by Alison Wilkie
Tremble by Nick DiChario
Troop 51 Saves the World by David Anaxagoras
Tropical Candy by Scott Roberts
Tug of War by Julie Knudsen
Twin Moons by Seth Patrick Newton
Two Evils by Jon Eastman
Two Fish One Bowl by Adam Grabinski
Two Ton Tony by Ken Pisani
Uncultured Swine: An Epidemicomedy by Anthony Del Vecchio
Under the Rising Sun by Michael McCoy
Underwood by Theresa Giese
Unplugged by Jared Ingram and Brian Sharp
Unretired by John Arlotto
Voting Vertigo by Xander Davis
Weapons of Mass Dysfunction by Laura Jean Richter
Wedding Knight by Stephen Hoover
Wellington Manor by Rita Marcotte
Wheel by John Scott 3
Whiplash by Lauri Donahue
Why Me by Julia Aaryn Montanez
Women in the Attic (resubmisison) by Gloria Uhler
Xmas Voices by Dominic Graham
Yanks vs. Sawx by Billy Duberstein

Updated: 06/16/2010
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
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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