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Screenplay Contests Found: 511

Short Stop International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/27/2016 (expired)

Short Stop International Film Festival is an online film festival based in the UK.

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Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2016 (expired)

The Ultimate Runway For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 27 Comments

The Sitcom Mission

Final Deadline: 05/15/2016 (expired)

We're looking for the best sitcom scripts that we can develop and showcase.

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StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 05/10/2016 (expired)

To find the best GENRE scripts. Genre scripts are bought and produced more than 10 to 1 over the serious drama, tentpole or quirky scripts that usually win screenplay contests. This contest pits genre scripts only against scripts within their genre, and seeks to identify and promote to the industry the very best in each genre -- in other words, the scripts with the very best chances in the marketplace.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/02/2016 (expired)

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

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Hoosierdance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/02/2016 (expired)

The Hoosierdance International Film Festival offers professional filmmakers and student filmmakers from around the world a venue to showcase their passion.

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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne

Final Deadline: 04/30/2016 (expired)

Win an A-List Screenwriter Experience and Gain Unparalleled Access Do you think you can turn this logline from Judd Payne, Producer of Bernie and Sleepless Night into a killer script? “With the most violent hurricane in recorded history heading straight for Manhattan, a rookie NYC detective is the only hope to bring down a group of international criminals who have planned the perfect heist.

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CineRockom International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/30/2016 (expired)

CineRocKom has the objective to host the worldwide most talented, professional and new writers and filmmakers, screening their films, along with live music and comedy. We provide to our audience with fine films, best comedians and live vibrant music. We host our festival in 3 countries: United State, France and Hong Kong; to foster, support and help filmmakers from across the globe, with a showcase that provide an enriched program to professionals and audience.

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Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2016 (expired)

The Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition is a global screenwriting contest dedicated to inspire, support, and discover innovative narrative storytellers in film and television. Our objective is to launch careers, provide recognition and facilitate networking opportunities for the best new original voices in screenwriting. We welcome screenplays from anywhere in the world.

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Media Adventures International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/30/2016 (expired)

The Media Adventures International Film Festival seeks to recognize extraordinary efforts in film making.

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TV One Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/22/2016 (expired)

The 2016 TV ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION is now open! Created to encourage and promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays that can be turned into original movies for television. The program is designed to: Encourage filmmakers to offer a fresh perspective and submit contemporary stories with a focus on the American black cultural experience with wide audience appeal.

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StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi- Fantasy and Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/22/2016 (expired)

Our Mission is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown talent of today, helping them become the future celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow. Not only do we actively champion indie and independent filmmaking, we are one of the few film festivals in the world that offers a film distribution seminar to help filmmakers guide their cinematic vision toward profitability.

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Outlantacon

Final Deadline: 04/19/2016 (expired)

If you are a filmmaker and would like to be a part of our film festival in Atlanta, Georgia then please submit your work for our consideration. Outlantacon is an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience! You'll find all the usual convention fare here, the difference is that it all has a queer 'bent' to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you're free to be yourself! Let it not be said that this convention is just for LGBT.

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The Writers Lab

Final Deadline: 04/14/2016 (expired)

The Writers Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and funded by Meryl Streep, is open for submissions of screenplays by women over the age of 40 (birthdate on or before 4/14/76). ABOUT THE LAB The Writers Lab brings 12 women screenwriters over the age of 40 with promising scripts together with outstanding professional female filmmakers for an intensive four-day screenwriting retreat of one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and other activities designed to inspire the artists; to prompt rigorous creative exploration; and, through revision, to cultivate first-rate cinematic stories.

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ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/11/2016 (expired)

Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script. Big or small, our jury is looking for smart feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and unique comedic voices. All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader. Our judges are some of the top comedy producers in the industry!

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Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/10/2016 (expired)

Exclusively for shorts, the goal of Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest is to recognize and reward the screenwriter, independent filmmaker, or ambitious writer-director who creates an exceptional artistic and innovative short screenplay. The 2016 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest will award one exceptional screenwriter the Screenwriter of the Year ScriptFest Getaway Package, a 3 day trip to Los Angeles to mingle with writers and meet with executives at the 2016 ScriptFest! Any short screenplay 20 pages or less is welcome, the more original the better! We strive to find and reward the “outside the mainstream” content, and we are open to all genres and styles.

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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/05/2016 (expired)

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14. One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

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CAL-TEX Worldwide Horror Fest

Final Deadline: 04/01/2016 (expired)

CAL-TEX Worldwide Horror Fest is an Online International Competition open to Short and Feature Horror Films sponsored by Lonnie Ramati, Los Angeles CA. and Wendy Crouse/DreamReal Pictures, Austin, TX. This film competition event is to promote beginner to advanced film makers.

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Sanford Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/01/2016 (expired)

The Sanford International Film Festival is a world-wide-community event; we show some of the most compelling work from all over the world, and we invite that world in to become a part of our creative and compassionate Maine community.

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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Fest

Final Deadline: 03/31/2016 (expired)

Celebrate, showcase, AND sell the work of the greatest independent unknown Neo Noir novelists, filmmakers, and screenwriters from L.A. and around the world. We've done this three times. This fourth time plus YOU equals neo noir magic! If you have a neo noir story for the city of Los Angeles to see, this is the ONLY festival specifically made for you.

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Twister Alley Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/31/2016 (expired)

Twister Alley International is a unique film festival run by filmmakers...for filmmakers. After screening at hundreds of film festivals, seeing the good and the bad, Twister Alley Festival Directors Josh Hope & TJ Treece are proud to bring their favorite indie films from across the globe back home to NW Oklahoma by designing a film festival that provides the perfect setting for both filmmakers and movie fans alike.

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Illinois International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/31/2016 (expired)

Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and so on. The Illinois International Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking.

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Mini Movie Fest

Final Deadline: 03/30/2016 (expired)

MINI MOVIE FEST is an International Film Festival for Less--than-15-minute movies and a Screenplay Contest for less-than -30-page screenplays. We accept any genres films not more than 15 minutes duration. Trailers, webseries, shorts are available.

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Ukrainian International Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/20/2016 (expired)

The Ukrainian international short film festival is a platform for independent filmmakers, where they can show their films a large audience and to know the opinion of the audience and their colleagues. The aim of our festival - give to all independent filmmakers opportunity to express themselves.

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Vegas Indie Film Fest

Final Deadline: 03/15/2016 (expired)

VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! (VIFF!) is an international independent film showcase, held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Created, programmed and operated by movie-loving filmmakers, VIFF! is unique to any other festival in the world! VIFF! allows filmmakers from around the globe to compete on a multi-cultural stage for a plethora of awards! Taking place all over Las Vegas, VIFF! aims to get indie films seen, marketed, and ultimately sold.

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Life Fest Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/15/2016 (expired)

Life Fest is THE film festival dedicated to showcasing films that affirm the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, and the profound significance of each life. LifeFest provides opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration amongst those who are working to bring high production values to inspiring film.

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Depth of Field International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/14/2016 (expired)

Please see website.

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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest

Final Deadline: 03/11/2016 (expired)

Crimson Screen is a filmmakers film festival. You will get to meet other filmmakers from all over the globe, create lasting friendships and share your experiences with a captive audience. Professional to novice, first time filmmakers to well established, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest showcases a wide variety of horror films from all over the globe.

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Honolulu Film Awards

Final Deadline: 03/10/2016 (expired)

The Honolulu Film Awards is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West, in the spirit of independent cinema and the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

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St Tropez & Nice International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/07/2016 (expired)

One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony, at the same time as Cannes, in 2014 we were joined by legendry actress Alice Krige Hollywood actor Daniel Baldwin and two Bollywood superstars Sandip Soparrkar and Jess Randhawa just some of what we have created over the years a unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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Hollywood Sky Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/07/2016 (expired)

If your work is rich in substance, has exceptional subject matter, a superior execution of story structure and you want to screen your work to a truly remarkable and global audience then this is your film festival. The festival is open to any level of filmmaker, from amateur to professional. The Hollywood Sky International Film Festival is now accepting all digitally submitted entries for moving media, screenplays, production development, and more submissions for; awards, prizes, and distribution.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 02/29/2016 (expired)

The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts.

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Universe Multicultural Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/29/2016 (expired)

Film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine. For film lovers, it is a place for the unique movies that can open their mind and fresh their eyes. For film makers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross cultural film project; For distributers, it is a market that have most diversify films to choice for; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

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The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest

Final Deadline: 02/29/2016 (expired)

The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest is dedicated to Independent Comedy Films, Comedians and Comedy Art & Entertainment of all types! The festival is produced by Breaking Fate Entertainment (www.breakingfate.com) as an annual event.

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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 02/28/2016 (expired)

Nickelodeon's Writing Program offers aspiring television writers from around the globe, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The Program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year (for Domestic writers) and up to six months (for International writers).

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Madrid International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/15/2016 (expired)

One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony. A unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/05/2016 (expired)

Stage 32 Happy Writers is partnering up with the Writers Assistant Network to introduce an incredible opportunity for working TV writers' assistants and support staff. Stage 32 and WAN are teaming up with agents and managers from over a dozen agencies and management companies to create a three month fellowship for ten aspiring TV writers. These agents and managers have created this group to mine for new talent.

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Milledgeville Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/02/2016 (expired)

The Annual Milledgeville Film Festival is a four day movie explosion packed with screenings, nightly parties and the largest red carpet in the heart of Georgia. Short films, features, new media content, and fashion films are accepted across multiple genres for more than twenty awards.

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KCWIFT and KC Film Fest Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2016 (expired)

Kansas City Women in Film and Television (KCWIFT) is pleased to announce the KCWIFT & KC FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. With regard to our mission of empowering, promoting, and mentoring women, we'll award a $1,000 grand prize for Best Screenplay written by a female writer or writing team. Both women and men are eligible to receive our $500 award for the script with the Best Female Protagonist.

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Narrative Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2016 (expired)

Submission Requirements: 1. Must be a narrative short 2. Screenplay must be under 30 minutes 3. Can be produced on a micro-budget 4. Seeking screenplays that represent the millenial voice, whatever that means.

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Southeastern Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/31/2016 (expired)

This festival was founded by many independent filmmakers from all over the United States in an effort to make independent film more prevalent in smaller towns across the Southeast and help foster connections between film-making professionals across the globe.

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International Screenplay for a Horror Film

Final Deadline: 01/31/2016 (expired)

Visceral Films in association with Land of Illusions and BAO Productions - one of the largest, continuously running horror theme parks in the US, announces an international screenplay competition for an upcoming feature film to be produced in 2016. The story must be of any horror genre, be between 70-90 pages, contain a mixed ensemble cast of 5-6 characters, and take place at specific locations at Land of Illusions Theme Park.

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Indiepossible International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/31/2016 (expired)

On-line festival open to independent film, web series, shorts and screenplays. Judged by active industry executives. Every screenplay submission, whether or not accepted to the festival, receives a free professional script report analysis performed by a professional screenwriting consultant, plus 10% off any additional screenwriting consultation services.

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New Life Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/28/2016 (expired)

New Life Film & Script & Music Festival is a competition with cash prizes for filmmakers, musicians and writers.

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iHolly

Final Deadline: 01/16/2016 (expired)

Connecting the Indie Filmmakers and Film Students with a panel of Expert and Celebrity Judges all Working in the Indie Community.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/08/2016 (expired)

The 47th annual Nashville Film Festival is proud to open its call for entries for the 2016 Screenwriting contest. With over $90,000 in cash and prizes and potential exposure to celebrated industry executives and studios, the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is an incredible opportunity for talented writers to get their scripts discovered.

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Toronto International Film and Video Awards

Final Deadline: 01/03/2016 (expired)

The Toronto International Film and Video Awards Inc. (TIFVA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding and showcasing the best independent films from around the world. For your chance to be recognized as the best of the best in independent film- from any genre and from any country around the world- submit to TIFVA.

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Houston Comedy Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

The Houston Comedy Film Festival (HCFF) is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas.

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Global Independent Film Awards

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

The Global Independent Film Awards is an online awards competition dedicated to recognizing filmmakers and actors for high quality work. We understand the amount of effort, commitment, and dedication that goes into high caliber films. Likewise, we also realize how important it is for filmmakers who achieve success in various aspects of filmmaking to be recognized for their successes.

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Reel Time International

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

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