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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2017 (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 17th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 11 Comments

WeScreenplay Television Competition

Final Deadline: 07/07/2017 (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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017 (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!

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Skyline Indie Film Fest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017 (expired)

We are a competitive festival for new, undistributed films and original screenplays.

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Ojai Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017 (expired)

The Ojai Film Festival is an intimate festival within easy reach of the film industry power center of Los Angeles. It has built a reputation for presenting world-class independent films to a savvy, sophisticated audience.

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/26/2017 (expired)

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 163 Comments

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/26/2017 (expired)

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its third year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/24/2017 (expired)

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have their material read by experienced production companies.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 06/24/2017 (expired)

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 22 Comments

Eurocinema Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/20/2017 (expired)

The Eurocinema Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world.

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Cinema New York

Final Deadline: 06/16/2017 (expired)

The main goal of Cinema New York City is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today. And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.

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Kay Snow Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017 (expired)

The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing. Kay Snow Screenplay Writing contest is one of seven Kay Snow categories to support a broad array of writers and to encourage student writers.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017 (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. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Alaska International Film Awards

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017 (expired)

The Alaska International Film Awards is an independent film competition that aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska's important role in the international film community. Awards are presented to independent filmmakers from around the globe who produce original and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 06/13/2017 (expired)

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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Hollywood Film Competition

Final Deadline: 06/10/2017 (expired)

The Hollywood Film Competition is an international awards organization and accepts submissions from all around the world.

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Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 06/02/2017 (expired)

To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers. The annual submission period for the Writing Program opens during the month of May. Specific dates vary year to year.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 06/01/2017 (expired)

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 a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 59 Comments

Scriptmobile Mobile Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/01/2017 (expired)

First ever feature screenplay contest for mobile friendly screenplays. Our goal is to reach new and broader audience and readers for screenplays. With Scriptmobile Mobile Screenplay Contest, screenplays are put into a new and different perspective. Our festival encourages writers to have their screenplays formatted for mobile devices for much broader audience and readers.

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Warner Bros. Writers Workshop

Final Deadline: 05/31/2017 (expired)

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.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Access Screenwriting Contest, Presented by Script Magazine

Final Deadline: 05/31/2017 (expired)

The Access Screenplay Contest was founded with the express goal of discovering new talent and connecting those emerging writers with Industry decision makers. We are seeking unproduced material from writers across the globe in the following categories: feature film, television pilot, web series, and short film. Our team is well versed in the discovery process.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Iconic Character Free Fellowship

Final Deadline: 05/31/2017 (expired)

An Italian Don. A Young Wizard. A High School Vampire Slayer. An Underdog Boxer. A Debonair MI-6 Agent. A Competitive Bridesmaid. You know these classic characters just by their brief descriptions. Iconic movies and TV series come from iconic characters that we never forget. Whether they haunt us, inspire us, excite us or help us see things in a different light, a stand out script needs a compelling protagonist.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/26/2017 (expired)

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual 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 20 pages or less.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

WeWrite International Screenplay Tournament

Final Deadline: 05/23/2017 (expired)

WeWrite is a screenplay Tournament with a playoff bracket format that pits the best writers head on for great competition play. Created by the Literary Playoff Tournament and under the Novels & Scripts Playoff Umbrella, WeWrite will compete feature length scripts with the winner of the Tournament advancing to the NSP Playoff.

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Near Nazareth Festival

Final Deadline: 05/21/2017 (expired)

To strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world.

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2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/17/2017 (expired)

The PAGE Awards competition was established in 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.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 62 Comments

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/17/2017 (expired)

Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script. Our jury is looking for funny feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and fresh 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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New York Television Festival: NYTVF Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 05/16/2017 (expired)

The NYTVF has distinguished itself as an industry leader in the cultivation and fostering of independent artists across episodic storytelling platforms while engaging a wide swath of decision-makers, buyers, agents, and managers as a trusted curator of new voices. With NYTVF SCRIPTS, that opportunity is extended to emerging writers by offering a Festival experience designed to provide maximum exposure, access, and opportunity.

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Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2017 (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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 30 Comments

StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 05/10/2017 (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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 28 Comments

Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/10/2017 (expired)

As Austin Film Festival continues to grow and expand, our vision also widens with the addition of new avenues for storytellers. In 2017 we will be introducing the inaugural Playwriting Competition. It will be open to full-length stage plays and give 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.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Movie Skits 'Scripts For Comedy Skits' Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/10/2017 (expired)

Movie Skits is Crowdsourced Skit and Sketch Entertainment. We’re running this contest to encourage talented aspiring script writers to share their short form scripts for skits with the growing Movie Skits community of mobile filmmakers to use for their video skit productions. Scriptwriters who publish their written scripts for skits to Movie Skits keep the copyright to their work, but are agreeing to allow the Movie Skits community to rate and comment on them, and to allow mobile filmmakers to use the scripts for their video skit productions, as long as they post their video skit creation back to Movie Skits next to the script and give the author credit.

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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2017 (expired)

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

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017 (expired)

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

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Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017 (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 Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest will choose between two prize packages: 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 2017 ScriptFest, or the Filmmaker Production Gear Package: A two week free rental of all the production gear you need! 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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Too Short to Die Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017 (expired)

There are a lot of scripts written around the world and very few of them get made into films. What happens with all the other scripts aren’t they also hard work, shouldn’t they have a chance to be read, to be found, to be noticed? We think they do! That is why we decided to create an interactive and transparent system - short screenplay competition.

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Maine Film Initiative

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017 (expired)

CREATE ORIGINAL & BOLD MOVIES IN MAINE The Maine Film Initiative exists to generate and reward bold original screen-writing; to highlight Maine as a low budget film-making destination; and to support Maine film artists by investing directly in paying productions. OUR BIG IDEA: A SCREENWRITING CONTEST THAT WILL MAKE YOUR FILM YOU GIVE US STORIES.

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017 (expired)

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A PRODUCED SCREENWRITER We will be commissioning at least one short film with A budget up to $15,000 (£12,100). Minimum budget of $6250 (£5000) A CALLING CARD All of our Judges, Production Companies & Agents will be sent the final film. That’s over a 100 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work.

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Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 04/28/2017 (expired)

Grand Prize Winner meets with Jon Shestack Productions, The Illusionarium & The Baker Entertainment Group. Plus a 1-Year Mentorship with Award Winning Fantasy & Sci-Fi Writer Marc Zicree All Finalists have their loglines presented to 500 working industry executives! The Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest is searching for the best original Fantasy & Sci-Fi feature screenplays.

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2017 (expired)

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Scripts: All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you. WGA and Non WGA accepted.

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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017 (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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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017 (expired)

With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Sunset Film Festival programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film.

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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/14/2017 (expired)

AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building.

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UCLA Extension Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/03/2017 (expired)

The UCLA Extension Feature Film, Television Spec, and Television Pilot Writing Competitions give students the opportunity to receive recognition for screenplays developed in the Writers' Program courses. From the initial scripts submitted to the competition, three finalists will receive in-depth mentoring prior to a final round of industry judging, cash prizes, and guaranteed reads by an agent, manager, producer or creative executive.

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trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 04/02/2017 (expired)

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television. "I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about TrackingB and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS.

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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/30/2017 (expired)

We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest! Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your feature film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy feature screenplay contest.

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The Writers Lab

Final Deadline: 03/30/2017 (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 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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Willamette Writers FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/20/2017 (expired)

Willamette Writers is soliciting entries for the 2013 FilmLab's "Script-to-Screen" short film scriptwriting competition. We seek writers with the ability to tell a compelling story quickly and cinematically, while adhering to a theme and a practical eye towards real-life movie production. Unique to scriptwriting contests, the Script-to-Screen Competition grand prize is this: we will produce a short film based on the winning script! The winning writer will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our production team, attend the filming- in short, to experience the collaborative process of filmmaking! The resulting film will premiere at the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference on Friday, August 7th.

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Sunlight International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/15/2017 (expired)

SIFF is a live film festival, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. We are happy to announce that next year the festival will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation. The festival runs in 4 quarters. The Official Selections, Nominations and Winners will be announced at the end of each quarter on our website. The bests of quarterly competitions are selected for LIVE SCREENING, we organize each year in Berlin or Moscow.

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HBO Access Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/04/2017 (expired)

The HBO Access Writing Fellowship provides mentorship for up to eight diverse, emerging storytellers. Following a one-week intensive of Master Classes, participants are immersed in eight months of mentoring by HBO Creative Executives, as each participant develops a script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.

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