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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/23/2021

Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (Spring Edition) takes place in the heart of NYC. BAFF presents selected films as a live in person event, as well as additional selections presented virtually. BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee,” top "25 Coolest Film Festivals,”, CBS New York's "Best Film Festivals in New York.

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Big Apple

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/24/2021

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

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Breaking Walls

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/25/2021

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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Cinestory Feature

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 04/26/2021

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

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Scriptapalooza TV

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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ISA Comedy Genre Busting Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/27/2021

Do you have a great comedy script that's ready for the industry? We're seeking standard comedies and genre busting comedies in the feature and tv pilot categories. Submit your script to be considered for either the standard comedy or genre busting comedy Grand Prize placements. What is a genre busting comedy? Is there a comedy series that you didn't realize is also in the fantasy genre, such as The Good Place? And what do you do with movies that are perfect representations of comedy and science fiction, like Ghostbusters? These are genre busting comedies, works that defy traditional genre definitions.

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ISA Comedy

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ISA Drama Genre Busting Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/27/2021

Do you have a great drama script that's ready for the industry? We're seeking standard dramas and genre busting dramas in the feature and tv pilot categories. Submit your script to be considered for either the standard drama or genre busting drama Grand Prize placements. What is a genre busting drama? What happens when you blend drama perfectly with thriller and comedy? You get a film like Parasite.

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ISA Drama

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StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2021

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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StoryPros Awards

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Comedy Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2021

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 scripts 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.

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ScreenCraft Comedy

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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CBS Writers Mentoring Program

Final Deadline: 05/01/2021

In its sixteen years, over 100 emerging diverse writers have graduated from the ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program. Over 75 careers have been launched. The goal of the program is to positively impact the presence of diverse writers throughout the industry.

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CBS Writers Mentoring

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/02/2021

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is a unique event that brings Brooklyn’s celebrated film and media makers together with their peers across the country and around the world. The award-winning AoBFF is a filmmaker-focused event, platform and showcase for exciting emerging creators and established voices. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, create innovative programming for networking and skill building, and screen in state-of-the-art theaters for enthusiastic audiences across Brooklyn.

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Art of Brooklyn

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 05/02/2021

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced. Our Industry Award-Winning Judges including former Fund Winners will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winners. The 2021 Spring Season of our Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films: Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.

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Shore Film Fund

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
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Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now

Final Deadline: 05/02/2021

Our Manager Panel. Your Script. From March 15th to May 2nd 2021, all scripts submitted to www.coverageink.com or www.getreppednow.com for screenplay analysis ("coverage") which score a 'consider' (or better) for script are elevated to our manager panel with our recommendations (appx. the top 3%.) We work with the top literary managers in town, and they are looking for the best writers and freshest voices around.

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Dallas International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/02/2021

The Broaden Your Horizons screenwriting competition is designed to inspire writers to keep writing. One great story simply isn't enough to advance in this industry. That is why we make the multiple submissions process easier and more affordable. Our winners also enjoy a cultural escape to work on their next big hit. DIFF's Screenplay Competition is currently accepting submissions for feature films, short films, and TV pilots.

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Dallas International Film Fest

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Houston International Sports Film Festival Screenplay Championship

Final Deadline: 05/02/2021

Sports stories inspire audiences with hope for success in a world full of endless challenges. As the world could always use more hope, the Sports Script Championship, presented by Houston International Sports Film Fest and Event Horizon Films, works to drive more attention to sports stories in Hollywood by recognizing the unsung writers of these inspiring scripts.

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Houston International Sports

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/03/2021

Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars, receive individualized Academy member mentorship and are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during their Fellowship year.

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Nicholl Fellowships

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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/03/2021

The PAGE Awards competition was established in the fall of 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

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PAGE International

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
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Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 05/07/2021

The Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other screenwriting competition. With nearly a decade of experience in promoting up-and-coming writers, The Launch Pad Competition has firmly established itself as the premier hub for Hollywood to discover fresh voices and new ideas. We advocate for all of our Top 100 finalists, working with them to share their work with the right industry members to advance their career Our prestigious juries of industry members include managers, agents, producers and executives at companies across Hollywood.

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Launch Pad Pilot

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
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WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2021

Final Deadline: 05/09/2021

Celebrating great writing across all genres… The third edition of the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award is open for submissions! Take us to brave new worlds full of the strange and fantastical, with ideas that will blow our minds and stretch the limits of our imaginations. All submissions for the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2021 also automatically get free entry to our Spring 2021 Screenwriting Contest, with the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of $3500 and many other bonuses! Don't delay.

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WriteMovies Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Stage 32 TV Drama Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/12/2021

Television Drama is crushing right now. Television Drama has expanded the possibilities for character exploration and led to storytelling that is beyond what any feature film could achieve. That is why series like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT and BRIDGERTON on Netflix, EUPHORIA on HBO, YELLOWSTONE on Paramount, DEXTER on Showtime, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and upcoming series like GENERATION on HBOMax are blowing away critics.

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Stage 32 TV Drama

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 05/14/2021

The 14th Annual Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have the options of a short version of their script being produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

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Creative World

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2021

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

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Script Pipeline Screenplay/TV

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Humanitas New Voices

Final Deadline: 05/17/2021

In 2010, Executive Director Cathleen Young created NEW VOICES with the vision of discovering, developing and launching a new generation of talented writers under the mentorship of Hollywood showrunners and studio partners. MENTORS INCLUDE: Alan Ball, Jenny Bicks, Janine Sherman Barrois, Matt Carlson, Carter Covington, Liz Craft, Sarah Fain, Tom Fontana, Gary Glasberg, Gary David Goldberg, Marc Guggenheim, Hart Hanson, Chris Harris, Felicia Henderson, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Jay Kogen, Bill Lawrence, Ali LeRoi, Melanie Marnich, Nancy Pimental, Rashad Raisani, David Shore, Robin Swicord, Pam Veasey, Ben Watkins, and David Zuckerman.

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Humanitas New Voices

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Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 05/19/2021

Submissions Open: January 3, 2021. The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays featuring an Under Represented Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Writer or Co-Writer, or Director, or Producer).

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Diversity Film & Script

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Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2021

Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a film festival and screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films. Our aim is to inspire, showcase, and support filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired. Our prayer is that our festival will open doors for filmmakers with a higher purpose.

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Faith in Film

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021

The Ultimate Runway Now in our 28th year, the Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers for over two decades. 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.

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Austin Fest Film

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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The Indie Gathering International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021

To recognize excellence in screenwriting of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

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Indie Gathering

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021

As Austin Film Festival continues to grow and expand, our vision also widens with the addition of new avenues for storytellers. In 2017 we introduced the inaugural Playwriting Competition. It is open to full-length stage plays and gives playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference. It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama.

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Austin Fest Stage

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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Future Film Writers Season 2 (Youth Short)

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021

Future Film Writers like to read stories from you, the Writer. We know some excellent writers have an interesting story to tell the world and would like to see their story come to life on the Big Screen or on social media streaming. We are looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have their story place in our sponsors' hands.

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Future Film Writers (Youth)

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/22/2021

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual Academy Qualifying short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 30 pages or less.

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HollyShorts

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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WriteMovies Spring 2021 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 05/23/2021

Spring is upon us, and the start of a new season means a new contest from WriteMovies. The Spring 2021 Screenwriting Contest is now open! Spring is always a time of rejuvenation and renewal. With positive news about vaccine rollouts and a potential end to lockdowns around the world, this year’s spring feels even more like a time for getting things going.

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WriteMovies

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Warner Bros. Writers Workshop

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021

For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. The list of graduates who have gone on to do great things is long: Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food) to name a few.

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Warner Bros.

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ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021

Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your TV, feature film or short scripts. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi and fantasy — from top companies including MGM TELEVISION, CIRCLE OF CONFUSION, APA and 21 LAPS! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy screenwriting competition.

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ScreenCraft SciFi

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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ScreenCraft $30,000 Film Fund

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021

Whether you have a simple screenplay or a film that’s already in production, we want to consider it for our grant program. We consider a range of projects, from standalone screenplays, to fully packaged projects seeking finishing funds. If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning script with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $30,000 in cash financing, judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on each project’s budget and needs as determined by our internal jury of industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Film Fund

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
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Near Nazareth Festival

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021

Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF ) invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration. Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival. Our festival - NNF - is the first of its kind.

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Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021

The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. The Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays. 10 Honorees, 1 Overall-Winner, and 100 Finalists will be named!

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Page Turner Awards

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021

Our Awards give writers the chance to enter their screenwriting to be read by a high-profile judging panel, including producers who are actively looking for work to option. Success stories from the 2020 awards include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and thirteen independent authors winning an audiobook production.

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 06/01/2021

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals. Application Requirements: Completed application and fee.

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Stage 32 TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 06/09/2021

It’s no secret that we’re in a new Golden Age of Television. With audiences’ increasing desires for escapism and purely bingeable TV, there is perhaps no greater demand for new material than within Televised Comedies. Series like TED LASSO on Apple+, PEN15 and RAMY on Hulu, BARRY and INSECURE on HBO, ASTRONOMY CLUB on Netflix, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL on Amazon, critics and global audiences alike can’t get enough.

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Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/10/2021

Lit Laughs aims to promote and celebrate the world of comedy by rewarding talented and funny work regardless of budget and location.

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Lit Laughs

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Tirota/Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 06/10/2021

The Tirota/Finish Line Social Impact Script Competition will identify and support talented storytellers with an evident passion for SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS scripts and changing the world, helping them improve their material and ultimately gain a foothold in the entertainment industry. TIROTA, a groundbreaking communications and engagement agency that enhances both the societal impact and commercial success of issue-focused entertainment, is partnering with the respected FINISH LINE SCRIPT COMPETITION to launch the Tirota/Finish Line Social Impact Script Competition.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/13/2021

Founded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most acclaimed festivals in the South. Hosted in Music City, NashFilm attracts enthusiastic film lovers from all across the country and has been praised by film-goers and filmmakers alike for its unique combination of big city festival atmosphere and laid back Southern hospitality.

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2021

Screamfest was formed in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

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Screamfest

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2021

The WeScreenplay Shorts Competition is dedicated to connecting talented short film writers with Oscar-nominated short film creators and industry leaders in our unique Shorts Lab for advice on how to create emotionally impactful storytelling in short-form content. EVERY ENTRY GETS WRITTEN FEEDBACK WeScreenplay believes that every entrant of a contest should benefit from entering – whether the writer wins or not.

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Write LA

Final Deadline: 06/15/2021

**A Moviebytes Top Screenplay Contest for 2021** Our 2020 Winner has been signed by a Manager as a result of entering our competition!! Now in our fourth season, Write LA gives 5 writers the chance to be read and considered for representation by FIVE Literary Management Companies: Circle of Confusion, Zero Gravity, Grandview, Fourward and Fictional Entity! One winner will also hear their entire script read live on stage by professional 'Hollywood' actors.

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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/17/2021

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets. A Different Screenplay Contest Find out if your script can sell- is it commercial? Now get the answer with a CVR report.

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Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/23/2021

Submissions Open: February 1, 2021. The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 06/29/2021

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created. The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.

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ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/30/2021

The action genre is the one genre that producers and literary managers have recently requested the most, and which we have the least. So this could be one of our most successful competitions! Our jury is looking for emerging voices in the action movie genre. Whether you have a big-budget, tentpole family adventure movie, or a taut, low-budget action film, we want to read your script.

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Screencraft Action Thriller

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Summer in the South Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/30/2021

Summer in the South Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and their amazing films and screenplays as we say goodbye to summer over Labor Day weekend - in the heart of the South - Atlanta, GA. We have an entire weekend packed with independent film screenings, Q&As with the filmmakers, table reads of nominated screenplays, stand-up comedy, live panels with professionals in the film industry, and networking.

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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2021

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

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