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Screenplay Contests Found: 511

Cannes Latitude Film Festival & Script Contest

Final Deadline: 08/22/2016 (expired)

TinselTown Productions is committed to creating real commercial opportunities for those in the creative industries. Since 2002 we have supported the growth of film and TV companies around the world, and the development of the careers of countless individual artists and writers. The new festival "Cannes Latitude" - so called because it takes place at almost the same line of latitude as Cannes in the South of France - will build on our ethos of 'making things happen' for creative people.

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016 (expired)

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! We will also be accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots.

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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016 (expired)

Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, African, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Latinos are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.

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CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016 (expired)

CrowdSource Studios was founded by professional screenwriters, actors, directors & producers to give unknown creative talent a real opportunity to be discovered & have their work PRODUCED by Pro's. Most script competitions offer prizes including publicity, connections & merchandise. We do that too... plus two more HUGE things: The Grand Prize Winner of our Competition will have their script FAST TRACKED INTO PRODUCTION & WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EQUITY POSITION IN THE FINISHED FILM!

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Shiver International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016 (expired)

We are accepting Feature Screenplay and Short Script entries worthy of the title: 'Best Horror', 'Best Sci-Fi' and 'Best Thriller'.

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Atlantic City Cinefest

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016 (expired)

Independent festival that screens films from North America, but pays special attention to New Jersey movies. Past guests/honorees have included Kevin Smith, Robert Downey, Sr. Terry Winter, William Forsythe, Chris Mulkey, Tom Malloy, Louis Mandylor and Dominique Swain.

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Action On Film International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/12/2016 (expired)

The Action on Film Festival is dedicated to filmmakers and to film making in ALL Genres. AOFFEST supports artists and creators from all over the world and gives them a professional platform to present their work. Thus giving every artist an avenue to share their vision and voice via their work. The Twelfth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer.

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Bentonville Film Festival and Lifetime Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/12/2016 (expired)

The purpose of this competition is to amplify voices of diversity and inclusion. The screenplays we are looking for will ultimately recognize, support, and embrace people of all faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, all races and ethnicities, veterans, and the disabled community. These values may or may not manifest themselves in the subject matter of the scripts (we want scripts about almost anything and everything!).

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Lake Charles Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/12/2016 (expired)

The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video to Calcasieu Parish (in Southwest Louisiana.) It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements of the filmmakers behind these awesome films. Three days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!

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Neu World Studios International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/09/2016 (expired)

A true indie film festival, paying tribute to hard working, creative independent filmmakers from around the globe.

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WeTV

Final Deadline: 08/05/2016 (expired)

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ score cards to every entrant at no additional charge. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

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Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016 (expired)

Our objective is to discover and promote quality screenplays of any genre.

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Awareness Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016 (expired)

The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Heal One World, a non-profit charity serving the community surrounding West Pico blvd in Los Angeles, California. As well as serving as a fundraiser, the mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics.

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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016 (expired)

Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic space saga, ScreenCraft wants to read your film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from Paramount, Universal, Sony, Lionsgate and CAA! We’ve never been more excited about a contest jury than for this inaugural sci-fi feature screenplay contest.

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ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016 (expired)

Jury includes executives from the Cannes Film Festival, Maker Studios, Slamdance, Snapchat, an Oscar-winning short filmmaker, and more! With the rise in demand for high quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide, we’re honoring the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting via this 2nd annual competition, which features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals.

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Skyline Indie Film Fest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016 (expired)

At Skyline Indie Film Fest we bring to the Shenandoah Valley the absolute best in independent, undistributed films from around the world. To us, indie means off the beaten path. It means doing something because you love it. Daring to be different, to learn and grow. It means overcoming obstacles that could be swept aside if you only had a few more dollars in your bank account.

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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

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FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

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The 12th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

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Contest of Contest Winners

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

The Contest Of Contest Winners joins the 2016 Sunscreen Film Festival (Florida/Los Angeles) to bring increased visibility and networking opportunities to winners! There are hundreds of screenwriting competitions, but which screenplay from among the winners of all of these quality competitions is the best of the best? The Contest of Contest Winners (CCW) answers that question and shines the spotlight on many accomplished, award-winning screenplays in what amounts to a definitive last review of the elite.

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2nd Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to be discovered he or she had to reside in or around Hollywood. The Film Industry is changing rapidly and so are the players as well as the playground. All you need is a break and it starts with you getting your GEM out there. Submit your work to an organization that stood the test of time.

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Oregon Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

The Oregon Short Film Festival is a showcase of independent short films from around the world.

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FANtastic Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

The FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, CA is dedicated to bringing the latest and cutting edge Indie Horror films to the local community, It is a 3 day festival over Halloween and shows 30 + Indie Horror Short and Feature films. Following the Fest we have an Award Ceremony to celebrate our award nominees and winners. We are an official event on IMDb.

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Tulsa American Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016 (expired)

Tulsa American Film Festival serves the Tulsa community and surrounding area through the world of film by offering programs of American-made feature length and short films supplemented by industry driven panels and discussions.

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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/29/2016 (expired)

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee.

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Joshua Tree International Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/26/2016 (expired)

The JTIFF is proud to present a different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of readers consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters, and critics review and provide condensed coverage (feedback) for scripts of 20 pages or less. Two finalists are invited to attend the JTIFF and, with the assistance of directors and agents, cast a live table reading of the script from a bank of actors.

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Wayfarer Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/23/2016 (expired)

This isn’t your mother’s film festival. Kicking off at an undisclosed location in the fall of 2016, the Wayfarer Film Festival embodies the spirit of the great American road trip, the lost traveler, and the unbeaten path. Each year, the Wayfarer Film Festival will takeover a different, unique venue for a weekend long celebration of independent cinema complete with awards, outings, parties, and of course film.

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Final Draft Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/15/2016 (expired)

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/15/2016 (expired)

The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 15 Comments

Paris Art and Movie Awards

Final Deadline: 07/13/2016 (expired)

We ourselves are a team of directors, actress, DOP, managers and producers, who experienced the creating path of making a movie, and screen it, and struggling to turn it into a success. We create a large and serious range of awards to reward the best, more originals and more passionate projects we receive. With this Festival and Award Ceremony, we want to build a moment for artists to connect, and get back home with rewarding experience and for the better: an award from Paris.

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2016 (expired)

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 16th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

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Southern California Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/08/2016 (expired)

The Southern California Screenplay Competition (SCSC) is based in San Diego, California. It was set up by writer/director Theo Davies to discover fresh, new writing talent. There are many undiscovered storytellers who have a voice, but that voice is never heard. We want to create a platform where the screenwriters of tomorrow have a place to showcase their talent, today.

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Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/07/2016 (expired)

Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and give you some funding o help propel you along in your screenwriting career. The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that we are offering an invitation into the Development Program, where the team will work with you and champion your winning script to industry execs for a full year, plus $25,000 in cash prizes, and a chance to go to Robert McKee's Story Seminar in New York to learn in-depth techniques and lessons on story.

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New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)

Final Deadline: 07/06/2016 (expired)

The Renaissance in the 15th century was a time when art was at its height. With the digital revolution artists have a golden opportunity, once again, to shape culture and to create art for the sake of beauty or truth, to reflect, to question and to enhance peace. This is why we have established the New Renaissance Film Festival, in LONDON, one of Europe’s greatest film cities – to support and champion the first wave of independent filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era.

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ScreenCraft's Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2016 (expired)

Whether you’re writing an epic Thriller or contained Horror, our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most successful horror and thriller films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these judges and launch your career!

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Writers Store Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2016 (expired)

Do you have the next TV Pilot that production company and network AMC (Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Halt & Catch Fire) wants? Enter The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest today! Some of today’s most exciting storytelling happens on the small screen. From dramas like Empire, Mr. Robot and The Leftovers to comedies like Black-ish and Transparent, television has evolved to become the writer’s realm, where the most talented scribes rule season after season.

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Haunted Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/22/2016 (expired)

The Goal of the I.H.H.F.F. is to provide a safe fair professional venue for both Horror Filmmaker and Horror Fans to come together and celebrate the Horror Cinema as a union for a small Genre of filmmaking both Independant and Big Budget. Horror Films are indeed a small Genre of modern day Cinema devided by several sub-genres but nevertheless has a very large diehard Fan Base.

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Swedish International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/19/2016 (expired)

The Swedish International film festival was created to support independent filmmakers who want to get international recognition and the opportunity to realize their career.

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NYTVF Scripts

Final Deadline: 06/16/2016 (expired)

Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit.

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/15/2016 (expired)

GenreBlast is a brand new film festival coming to you from the revitalized state-of-the-art State Theatre in wonderful downtown Culpeper, Virginia. We want to celebrate the finest in true genre cinema and we're looking for your best features, shorts, music videos and screenplays in the categories of horror, action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, exploitation, grindhouse, international, experimental and more! A festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers.

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WriteMovies UK Script Contest

Final Deadline: 06/12/2016 (expired)

In 2016 WriteMovies has opened a new competition specially for scripts aimed at UK studios, producers and commissioners. It comes with all our usual bells and whistles – the winner will get £500 in cash, there will be 1 full year of script mentoring for the 3 finalists, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts (worth $3,200), with the possibility of representation: we want to take your script to the top of the UK and international film industry and use our experience and track record to get it produced for you.

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Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/08/2016 (expired)

Lift-Off Global Film Festival Network. The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help support your professional life in film.

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/02/2016 (expired)

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.

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Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 06/01/2016 (expired)

To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers.

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Constitutional Conservative Coalition Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/01/2016 (expired)

To contribute to the building of a conservative screenwriting community that welcomes, develops, supports and promotes writers from within it's own ranks, fertile ground from which careers are made, a place in the world where conservative screenwriters can develop, be known and flourish.

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Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016 (expired)

To help screenwriters succeed. Entry fees build a Cash Pot that the winner receives as a prize. Our last winner went on to sign with a manager and get a screenplay optioned.

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FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016 (expired)

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 Screenplay Competiton is open to short and feature-length works, with screenplay and teleplay. You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work.

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Veer West Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016 (expired)

The Veer West Shorts Series encourages writers and artists to submit screenplays and stage plays under 8 pages. Having workshopped and produced scripts and new material in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles, since 2003, our goal is to launch new work by exceptional screenwriters, writers, filmmakers, and artists.

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GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016 (expired)

The Greater Erie Film Office and the Greater Erie Arts Rental at Penn State Behrend Short Screenplay Competition is open to all Pennsylvania residents. This year’s screenwriting and filmmaking competition is themed immigration. Entry scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). The Greater Erie Film Office Screenwriting Competition is the first part of an annual two-contest combo.

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Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

Final Deadline: 05/27/2016 (expired)

Palm Street Films is a Los Angeles-based production company owned and operated by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields, who has over 20 years experience having worked for such companies as Lucas Film, Twentieth Century Fox, TriStar and NBC Universal. We offer a $1,000 cash prize for best feature and $500 for best short. The contest is in its FIFTH year and we are thrilled to announce that FOUR of the winning short film scripts have gone into production! In addition to winning cash prizes! YEAR ONE WINNER, Carly Street's Fragile Storm was produced starring legendary Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen! YEAR TWO WINNER, John Whetstone's The Interrogation was produced and went on to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as well as Dances With Films.

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