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2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

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

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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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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) 73
Final February 20, 2018 $65 (features);$55 (short film/script); $60 (pilot/hour); $55 (pilot/half-hour) 92

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    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces 2017 Winners

Judy Soo Hoo & Isaac Ho's screenplay, CADAVER DOG, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Their script was selected from 3,273 submissions and will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.

The screenplay follows a young autistic Latina who, after rescuing a stray cadaver dog, stumbles upon a 15 year- old cold case that no one wants solved.

The winner of best pilot script is WHITE-SHOE U by Beanie Barnes. Ms. Barnes will receive $5000 for winning the inaugural pilot award. Story involves four Ivy League students building an illegal drug operation.

Will Schneider's AGEUSIA won for best short screenplay and will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Schneider recently started his first year in the MFA in Film and Television program at DePaul University.

Jason Chan's script UNPROMISED won the Fellini Award for best international screenplay, winning a $1000 cash prize. Mr. Chan hails from Vancouver.

In addition, four feature scripts have been named as finalists, and will each take home a $1,000 prize:

  • Spree by Laura Allen
  • The Townhouse by Baruh Benjamins
  • Chico Grande by Jesus Celaya
  • Westchester by Sachin Mehta
Four pilot script have been named as finalists and each will receive a $500 prize:
  • Junk Dreams by Maria Soscia
  • The Orphan by Allie Kingsley and Tony Allen
  • Squat by Bill Keenan
  • Clementine by MJ Palo
Four short scripts have also been named as finalists and each will take home a $500 prize:
  • Sun Shine by Walker Hare
  • Borders of Life by Mohamed Karim
  • The Call by Colm Ryan
  • The Scientist by Cameron Thrower & Joe McKernan
Previous BlueCat Winners and Finalists include:
  • Aaron Guzikowski (PRISONERS/Verve/Madhouse), hired on remakes of PAPILLON and THE WOLF MAN, along with the next chapter in the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise.
  • Ana Lily Amirpour (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, starring Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves.
  • Ashleigh Powell (Gersh/Good Fear Film), writing THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS for Mark Gordon and Disney, with Lasse Hallstrom to direct.
  • Young Il Kim (Rodham/UTA/Arlook), Robert Ian Simpson (Paradigm/Industry), Jim Beggarly (Gersh), Kateland Brown (Pretty Little Liars), and Colin Preston (ICM/Gotham Group).

Updated: 09/18/2017
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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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