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A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline 

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are back with the second installment of an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent producers and doc production companies. Five finalist projects will receive development funding from the network with one winner earning $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production.

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Persona Non Grata

Final Deadline: 04/30/2012 (expired)

A new production fund that is designed to support and facilitate the creation of unconventional independent cinema that pushes the boundaries of film language. Filmmakers can apply with their scripts on Persona Non Grata’s site (http://personanongrata.org/) to compete for an opportunity to direct their film. The first round of the script-to-screen competition will result in the production of a feature film with a budget of at least $250,000.

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Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition

Final Deadline: 05/01/2012 (expired)

The Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition is a holiday of fun-filled movies. Every summer famous actors, director and producers making dynamic action films gather in the capital city of Kazakhstan.

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Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2012 (expired)

SideWrite is a short screenplay competition, a project of the Alabama Moving Image Association (AMIA), and part of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, AL.

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SouthWest Writers Annual Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2012 (expired)

: Encourage excellence in writing. The three prize-winning screenplays receive a critique from the contest judge.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/23/2012 (expired)

The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival's aim is to seek out, acknowledge and award the many talented independent filmmakers and writers who may not get the recognition they deserve through many of the more political and commercial film festivals. The LARFF recognizes filmmakers and screenwriters who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

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Metropolitan Film Festival of New York

Final Deadline: 05/29/2012 (expired)

The Metropolitan Film Festival takes pleasure in acknowledging independent filmmakers and writers by providing them with an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

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72 Script Fest

Final Deadline: 06/14/2012 (expired)

Writers have 72 hours to write a screenplay based on criteria given out on June 14th.

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CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards

Final Deadline: 06/20/2012 (expired)

The 12th Annual CAPE New Writers Awards, sponsored by NBC Universal with the support of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Hawaii International Film Festival, and Final Draft, will officially begin accepting submissions on Monday, February 27, 2012. Submission categories include Features, Television Writing, and Hawaii. Writers interested in the Hawaii category must originally be from Hawaii, currently live in Hawaii, or set their original screenplay/teleplay in Hawaii.

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20/20 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 06/20/2012 (expired)

Finding fresh voices and great scripts by fostering good writers into artistic and commercial success. We are a hands on contest. We do our own reading.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 36 Comments

Praxis Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/22/2012 (expired)

Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is a non-profit organization devoted to the professional development of Canadian screenwriters and filmmakers. Located in Vancouver, Canada, we serve to support and stimulate the production of innovative Canadian feature films though screenplay and screenwriter development. We run the compeition twice a year, with deadlines of June 30th and Dec.

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Eddie Bauer Jr. Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/01/2012 (expired)

The EDDIE BAUER JR AND TRUSTFUNDPUNKFILMS SCREENPLAY CONTEST was created to uncover hidden talent, and to help writers get their screenplays in front of industry professionals on the hunt for great content. Grandson of the famed outdoorsman, Eddie Bauer Jr. wrote CASA DEL AGUA about his tumultuous life experiences, and now wants to help fellow screenwriters complete the journey to see their short or feature-length script play out on the big screen.

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British Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/06/2012 (expired)

The British Short Screenplay Competition (BSSC) is now accepting submissions for their annual competition. The BSSC is the only competitive and international short screenplay competition that undertakes to produce the winning screenplay and is able to boast an unrivalled line-up of judges that has included: Kenneth Branagh, Charles Dance; producers: Michael Kuhn, Alan Parker, Nik Powell, Leslee Udwin, Natascha Wharton and Stephen Woolley to name but a few.

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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2012 (expired)

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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Downbeach Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2012 (expired)

To honor budding screenwriters.

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TrindieFest

Final Deadline: 07/15/2012 (expired)

A Truly Independent Film Festival...that's what TrindieFest is all about. Most of the bigger festivals have become selling venues for bigger films. Our job at TrindieFest is to bring the Independent Films and Screenplays back to center stage. This Festival is truly Independent.

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StumbleUpon Get Discovered Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 07/24/2012 (expired)

To discover amateur writers' work and promote it to Hollywood producers in a first-look option meeting.

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ScriptVamp's Dream Quest: Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/31/2012 (expired)

ScriptVamp is actively seeking short screenplays, 40 pages or less, to compete for cash and prizes. Winners will also have their script and/or logline read by our list of industry insiders, including: production companies, agents, and managers. The competition is divided into five (5) separate genre categories. You may enter your script(s) in any one, or more, of the following categories: Action/Adventure Comedy Drama Horror/Thriller Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Act One Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/01/2012 (expired)

The Act One Script Competition seeks scripts that exhibit the mastery of craft combined with unparalleled beauty and depth. The winning and finalist scripts will best exemplify the Act One keynotes: Artistry, Professionalism, Meaning and Spirituality. ARTISTRY Writing communicates a fresh and unique voice Characters are well developed and multi-dimensional Plot is clear and offers an appropriate amount of twists, set-ups and payoffs.

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FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

Final Deadline: 08/15/2012 (expired)

This independent film lab will provide a five-day long intensive in an idyllic setting in Chatham, New York, to refine and perfect your screenplay. Room and board will be included. The influence of a new generation of filmmaking, the web, the change in platform viewing, the difficulty in finding finance and the need for succinct and powerful storytellers is forcing the industry to take notice of the short film.

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IndieProducer iP Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 08/15/2012 (expired)

To extend a hand to those writers outside of the Hollywood system that have yet to attain their dream.

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/01/2012 (expired)

The Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition offers beginning, aspiring and veteran screenwriters in the horror genre a chance to have their work recognized by people in the industry and beyond and to provide recognition and exposure for screenwriters in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. The top 3 winning screenplays will be announced on all Eerie Horror Film Festival websites and winner's information will be forwarded to industry professionals for consideration.

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Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood

Final Deadline: 09/05/2012 (expired)

>The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Seventh Annual International Social Uprising Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement (SURGE!) Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/15/2012 (expired)

Love. The Social Uprising, Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement (SURGE!) Film Festival starts our mission statement with a personal statement of love for everyone all over the world. SURGE was founded over half a decade ago with no funds and no grants based on the foundation of love, equality, access and creating a better world. We made certain that general admission to all films and script reading exhibitions remained free of charge to ensure access to all and we know it is only by love and the will of the people that we not only continue to exist.

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The-GreenLight.com Annual Script Contest

Final Deadline: 09/30/2012 (expired)

Our Objective is to provide new writers with feedback, exposure and cool prizes they can show their friends. Our mission at the-GreenLight.com is to provide new writers with helpful insight and tools to make their writing better.

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San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants

Final Deadline: 10/04/2012 (expired)

The San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants support feature narrative films that through plot, character, theme or setting explore human and civil rights, anti-discrimination, gender and sexual identity and other social issues of our time. This is NOT a documentary grant. The grants, which run 2009–13, are awarded in the spring and fall of each year.

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Scriptwriting for Brand Content Contest

Final Deadline: 10/12/2012 (expired)

To promote talented people and to give them the opportunity to receive feedback from production professionals as well as meet European decision-makers of the advertising industry in order to start or to develop a career in advertising. To allow mutual discovery between scriptwriters and producers, every project will be read by members of the Production Cristal Academy.

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Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/09/2012 (expired)

We strive to discover & develop talented writers while offering superior transparency regarding our competition. FEATURES: Recognizing a lack of distinct voices in the screenplays being produced, GSISC has devoted our competition to finding brilliant feature scripts and developing them with our winners to ensure they are production ready.

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Fast-Foward with Moondance

Final Deadline: 11/30/2012 (expired)

Can't wait until the official Moondance 2013 call-for-entries in December? Starting October 1, through November 30, 2012, Moondance is offering you the opportunity to get your submission in right now for this special short competition! Here’s the deal: Submit your screenplays, short stories, TV pilots, films, music & etc. (see all competition categories) for the lowest entry fee of the year, only $25, during October & November 2012, postmark deadline November 30, for the "FAST-FORWARD" contest.

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Fifty-Fifty Unlimited

Final Deadline: 12/15/2012 (expired)

Provide an opportunity for novice and experienced writers who are seeking to have their project read for consideration.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 4 Comments

Script Showcase Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2012 (expired)

The objective of the Script Showcase Screenwriting Competition is to give writers a chance to set their work apart from the pack, giving them tremendous industry access along with prizes and giveaways!

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Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2012 (expired)

The TSA is a professionally oriented organization, striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

TV ME! Pitch/Concept Contest for TV Programming

Final Deadline: 12/31/2012 (expired)

Unlike most scriptwriting competitions that require full-length screenplays for movies, scripts for television, or manuscripts for novels – the "TV ME!" Contest requires only a five to fifteen (5-15) page “pitch” of a fresh, new, creative and unique idea for television content. Individuals and writing teams compete for awards and prizes in three different categories.

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Red Eye Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2012 (expired)

The goal of the Red Eye Writing is to discover and build relationships with talented screenwriters.

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Rome Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/15/2013 (expired)

The screenplay award is organized and promoted by the RIFF. The intent is to offer new filmmakers a concrete opportunity to grow professionally by developing their films, and making them accessible to the public.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/31/2013 (expired)

Contest founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity to compete with talent from around the world. The 42nd Annual WorldFest offers Cash Awards, Special Screenplay Master Classes, significant mentoring and project development opportunities during the ten-day festival. More than 550 international filmmakers and writers attend each year. All Remi Nominees receive VIP Gold All Access Passes to the Festival and the Master Classes (A $800 value).

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Writers On The Storm Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/10/2013 (expired)

Batten down the hatches - the STORM is upon us! Welcome, friends, to the sixth annual Writers on the Storm Screenplay Competition. It's been a pleasure to bring this contest to you all for the past few years. And last time out, we got our runner-up Jeremy Shipp (Sleight of Hand) and honorable mention Paul Moxham (Vertically Challenged) signed -- to UNITED TALENT AGENCY and MURAVIOV COMPANY respectively.

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Lillian & Varnum Paul Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 02/15/2013 (expired)

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the Lillian & Varnum Paul Screenwriting Contest. A $10,000 prize will be awarded in 2013 for a new screenplay based on Armenian themes. The award will be presented publicly at a special event. The award will be administered by the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance which has established a panel of noted theatre and film professionals to select the winning script.

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United Film Festival - Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 02/15/2013 (expired)

The United Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, now in its third year, is an opportunity for the United Film Festival to continue to grow our expansive United network and provide a forum for those who often get overlooked in the world of film production - "the screenwriter." The United Film Festival screens cutting-edge independent films and highly acclaimed classic movies with the audience in mind in six unique cities -Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tulsa.

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The History Unscripted Development Pipeline

Final Deadline: 02/25/2013 (expired)

History and the NYTVF awarding development deals for original unscripted, reality and doc TV programming. Submit your casting tape and series concept for the opportunity to receive funding, win $10k and participate in pilot production with History Channel. The History Unscripted Development Pipeline History, home of factual entertainment hits including Pawn Stars and American Pickers, is collaborating with the NYTVF on a new initiative to give independent artists and production companies a chance to develop fresh unscripted programming for cable's number two network.

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Big Sur (CA) Screenwriting Workshop

Final Deadline: 03/01/2013 (expired)

The 2013 Big Sur Screenwriting Workshop is most unique and rewarding screenwriting workshop in the known universe! The workshop, which will be held April 12-14, 2013 at the Lodge in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (25 miles south of Carmel, CA), will focus on works-in-progress. You must submit and be accepted before registering! The workshop offers participants: * A world-class faculty that includes Emmy Award-winners, Oscar nominees, the Chair of Film and Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, academia’s most accomplished professors and the industry’s most innovative producers.

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Idaho Writers Rendezvous Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/01/2013 (expired)

To inspire and encourage the creative spirit in writers.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 03/03/2013 (expired)

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television.

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FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/15/2013 (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 2013 Willamette Writers Conference on Friday, August 2nd.

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Voice and Vision: The NBC Drama Challenge

Final Deadline: 03/15/2013 (expired)

Writers and Independent Producers: Think you could create NBC's next big, splashy drama TV hit? Earn $25k with NBC and the NYTVF. NBC is partnering with the New York Television Festival to discover aspiring writers, storytellers and television creators. They are looking for passionate ideas for hour-long drama pilots, with bold characters and specific and fresh points of view.

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Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/15/2013 (expired)

Helping screenwriters succeed.

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Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/29/2013 (expired)

The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

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Words On Screen

Final Deadline: 03/31/2013 (expired)

Words on Screen is aimed at turning stories into actual short film production, thus fulfilling the dream of the authors we are looking forward to meet. We’ve decided not only to offer winners cash prizes, but also the unique chance to develop their scripts into short productions. Our production team, in collaboration with Colorbitor Post Production Unit is offering direct circulation to companies in our network, consultation session for agent representation and most importantly, distribution into international festival circuit, so their stories can be shared and seen by a wider audience.

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Write To Rebuild

Final Deadline: 03/31/2013 (expired)

Write to Rebuild (W2R) is a global screenwriting contest designed to shed light on the individuals and communities that survive natural disasters. The competition will not only provide writers with an opportunity to see the winning script developed into a produced short film, it will positively influence the lives of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 03/31/2013 (expired)

After a very successful run launching several young careers via our very own TB Recommends program, we have spent the past few months seeking out ways to expand on the idea of what most writers seek in a screenwriting competition – a chance to launch a career and succeed at what they love. And, after several months of conversations with the agents, managers, producers and executives that make up our community and judges panel, we believe we’ve found an excellent expansion to what we set out to do here at TB.

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