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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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
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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. Show More

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)
October October 21, 2018 $60 (features); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour); $45 (short film/script)
Regular November 18, 2018 $60 (features); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour); $45 (short film/script)
Final December 16, 2018 $70 (features); $65 (pilot/hour); $60 (pilot/half-hour); $55 (short film/script) 1
Late January 20, 2019 Feature Screenplay $80, Pilot (Hour) $75, Pilot (Half-Hour) $70, Short Script $65 35

Rules

We accept features, pilots and shortsvisit our website for more info! www.bluecatscreenplay.com

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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

BlueCat Announces Short Screenplay Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2012 BlueCat Short Screenwriting Competition:

A Penny Saved is A Penny Stolen, by Leslie Jean Jones
A Spot Of Bother, by Todd Gordon & Lee Chambers
Accidents, by Paul Chironi
All I Know Is Nothing, by Matthew Barker
All That Cat, by Jessica von Schramm
Amenities Included, by Stephen C. Krystek
Amygdala, by Linda Sills
Animals, by Brian MacEvilly
Anne of the Thousand Lilies, by Charles Musser
Answers, by Edgar Martinez Schulz
Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking, by Paul Epstein
Bang, by Anne Carmack and Matthew Lawrence
Becoming Lana Liu, by Alfonso Orsini and David J. Schroeder
Between Shifts, by Jaime Saginor
Breakfast at Gerardo’s, by Kim Nunley
Burn, by Finley Mulligan
Burn the Day, by Francis Pilchesky
Checkpoint, by Sarah Magill
Christmas Shoes, by Eric Mithen
Chub, by Alessandra Gherardi
Crank, by Matthew Himlin
Crossfire, by Jason Miller
Dacryphilia, by Amanda Mihalakopoulos
Dead Rabbit, by Ana Brown
Deviled Eggs, by Cody Rea
Die For Love, by Giorgina Medori
Dolores, by Vicki Speegle
Edwin and Maudey, by Nancy Froeschle
Everything You Say I Am, I’m Not, by Harold Chapman
Glard, by April Rouveyrol
Glare, by April Rouveyrol
Graciana Smallhopes, by Michael Yagnow
Growing Pains, by Ginia Desmond
Hlf pSt nInE, by Douglas Stark
Hypocholorite, by Bryce Wolfgang Joiner
I’m David, by Gloria (Day) Hickerson
In The Silence, by Kristi L. Simkins
Ingrid Astrid, by Mike Comstock
Itch, by Heather Wallace-Brown
Jackie, by Dr. Awesome & Ms. Fantastic
Last Train, by Paul Schofield
Listen, by Philip Hoang
Little Princesses, by Anna Heinamaa
Maid of Horror, by Caitlin Koller and Lachlan Smith
Mann’s World, by Dipak Chowdhury
Meet Cupid, by William Tepper
Monsters, by Luke Kondor
Mr and Mrs Mash, by Nina Mitrovic
My Kingdom, by Jennifer Hahn
Neighbors, by Billy Ray Fong
No Price Too High, by Shale Nelson
Notes, by Josef Ber
Olo, by Greg Donahue
Oscar’s Ashes, by Luke Gomez
Pale Blue Eyes, by Chris Connolly
Party Monsters, by Scott Luper
Playing All The Notes, by Kelly Schulz Greene
Playing Away, by Steve Langridge
Polly and the Cracker, by Laura Ries
Postcards From Nowhere, by Ben Cluse
Pun’kin, by Tracee Beebe
Radish Hearts, by Ray Shea
Robert, by Willy Rowe
Snowflakes, by Sandy Garfunkel
Sunrise on a Cloudy Morning, by Victoria Ellis Nye
Sweet, by Paige Baldwin and Julie Kirtz Garrett
The Bridge on the River Styx, by John Ashbrook
The Chocolate Kandinsky, by Suzanne Griffin
The Devil Wears a Hat, by Ronald L. Ecker
The Doorway, by Bragi Schut
The Dungeon, by A.P. Quach
The Economy Sucks, by J.E. Clarke
The Flight, by Chris Jenkins
The Island, by rian MacEvilly
The Ladder, by Faisal A. Qureshi
The Magician’s Son, by Chris Moore
The Project, by J L Swift
The Sacred Heart, by Andrew Serban
The Seat, by Christopher Dingli
The Three of Us, by Andrew Viner
The Way Back, by Robert Hill
This Modern Man is Beat, by David J Schroeder
To Late for Candies, by Adina Sadeanu
Trumpet, by Ben Cleary
Two Guys, A Girl and A Parking Space, by Chris Mueller
Waking Billy, by David Widdicombe
Wort Irkington’s Hate Books, by Annaliese Ciel Walker


Updated: 07/15/2012
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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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
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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