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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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Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/03/2017 (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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Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 03/03/2017 (expired)

The sole objective of the Launch Pad Competition is to recognize writers who have the passion and talent deserving of a professional Hollywood career, and with our track record we have shown that we can do just that. That is why the Launch Pad Competitions have led to 63 writers being signed in just 18 months! 9 writers have been staffed. 27 projects set up generating 3 bidding wars.

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

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017 (expired)

It's been hailed by L.A. Weekly as the festival with "THE WORLD'S SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORT FILMS." Saturday, May 27th, Dave and Buster's hosts THE L.A. NEO NOIR, NOVEL, FILM, AND SCRIPT FEST V (LANNEFF). This festival is brought to you by Carey Westbrook and Associates, whose students include the Academy Award nominated producers of Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond The Pines, Men of Honor, and Soul Food.

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Cannes Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/26/2017 (expired)

The Cannes Screenplay Contest presents a top-level screenwriting competition for aspiring newcomers and seasoned veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent. This dedicated scriptwriting contest is a rare opportunity for screenwriters to submit their work to be read, judged, and critiqued solely on their ability to captivate and entertain through the written word.

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2017 (expired)

MISSION: To provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means ($10,000 cash) to turn their amazing short scripts into short films. FEEDBACK: We believe that feedback is critical to a writer’s success, which is why we provide the judge’s scorecards to every entrant at no additional cost. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts at least 2 sets of scores and finalist script will receive at least 5 different sets of scores before we select a winner to make sure to limit subjectivity as much as possible.

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TV One Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/16/2017 (expired)

The TV ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2017 is meant to encourage and promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays that can be turned into original movies for television. The competition is meant to: Encourage filmmakers to offer a fresh perspective and submit contemporary stories with a focus on the American black cultural experience with wide audience appeal.

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Faith & Family Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 02/15/2017 (expired)

The Faith & Family Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts in any genre featuring faith and family stories, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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Screencraft Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/10/2017 (expired)

The 2017 Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship is open for applications! This is the first cross-cultural screenwriting mentorship program to develop writers in both English and Chinese languages. Screenwriters worldwide are encouraged to submit original feature film screenplays in English or Chinese promptly for consideration by the final application deadline on February 10th, 2017.

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Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 02/02/2017 (expired)

Introducing the Emerging Screenwriters SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE Competition Brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association! A sizzle reel will set you apart from most writers out there. The Grand Prize winning screenwriter receives almost $20,000 in cash, equipment & consulting services to produce a sizzle reel or shoot an entire scene from their screenplay.

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Screenwriting Goldmine Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017 (expired)

Get noticed by the British TV industry. Heads from Sky, BBC, C4 and HBO are on the judging panel. More than 30 key players from the industry are taking part.

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Utah Film Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017 (expired)

The Utah Film Awards competition and film market recognizes the best films, series, and commercials at this red carpet event. The event is judged by film distributors worldwide that are looking to acquire new films.

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2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest

Final Deadline: 01/25/2017 (expired)

Stage 32’s Happy Writers 2nd Annual Comedy Contest is back and we’re searching for original comedy features and original comedy TV pilots and comedy TV specs. WHAT YOU’LL WIN The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend one-on-one meetings with Paradigm Agency, Vertigo Entrainment, Kevin Hart's LOL Network and Big Beach Films! 2nd Place Winners will receive 3 Skype meetings with a top TV or Feature executive, producer, manager, or agent and three Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions, and a logline review from the “The Logline Whisperer”, Emmy-Award winner Lane Shefter Bishop All finalists will receive a Free On-Demand Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and loglines exposed to over 500 executives on Stage 32.

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WAN Writers Workshop

Final Deadline: 01/23/2017 (expired)

The Writers Assistant Network is teaming up with Roadmap Writers for the second annual WAN Writers' Workshop to reward ten amazing up-and-coming writers to workshop their material with top showrunners and other well-established creatives, then get read and very possibly REPPED by of agents and managers at dozens of major companies.

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Poinciana Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/15/2017 (expired)

Poinciana showcases the blossoming film, music and art culture of the Cayman Islands. Our small and beautiful country is a global hub, and so international submissions are integral to our festival. Poinciana aims to be the premiere festival in the Caribbean.

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Pitch-2-Script Faith & Family Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2016 (expired)

To encourage the writing of faith and family screenplays by offering a tournament style single elimination pitch and story structure screenplay competition that awards a cash prize to the winning screenplay as well as a cash prize to the entry with the best Pitch.

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Auckland International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/20/2016 (expired)

Auckland International Film Festival is more than just a Film Festival; it is a strong connection among all film-makers around the world who will be experiencing the upcoming long or short feature films as the future of Film Industry. We are committed to bringing best quality films were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, with the people who made them.

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Stage 32 2nd Annual Happy Writers TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 12/19/2016 (expired)

The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writing Contest is back by popular demand! We want it all! Serialized, sitcoms, procedurals, miniseries, one-hours, you name it! We are looking for 30 and 60-minute original pilots and 30 and 60-minute existing show teleplays.

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Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/16/2016 (expired)

Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) invites you to come celebrate true diversity that brings Hollywood/ Bollywood/ Nollywood and International films and filmmakers to the beautiful city of Toronto. TINFF’s objective is to be a leading film festival in Toronto that celebrates diversity in our beautiful city. TINFF’s main focus is to advance creative, independent film direction through diversity, innovation and uniqueness by capturing the series of movements and experiences in a single film.

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ScriptFest Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016 (expired)

ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest were created by writers, for writers – just like you. The event started in Canada with the first Great Canadian PitchFest in 2003. Thirteen years later, the event has expanded to Los Angeles, California and London, England. The event has helped thousands of writers from around the globe to connect with industry decision makers.

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Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2016 (expired)

Have you ever asked yourself "How will anyone know how good my screenplay is, if it never made into a film?" Here is your chance to see your screenplay brought to life. The winner in each category will receive a custom certificate or festival plaque. Also, winners are eligible for IMDB credit as this competition is an IMDB qualified event.

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Act One Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/01/2016 (expired)

At Act One, it doesn’t matter what level of experience you are, if you’ve got potential, we want to find and help you. This is why we’ve developed the ACT ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. We want to give an undiscovered screenwriter, an artist that fills their work with goodness, truth and beauty, the opportunity to meet with producers and executives in Los Angeles that can help take your script and make it into a film.

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North Country (Snowtown) Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/01/2016 (expired)

To highlight the work of screenwriters with a connection to Northern New York, work that is set in Northern New York, or that could use Northern New York as a filming location.

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Cinema World Fest Awards

Final Deadline: 11/30/2016 (expired)

Cinema World Fest Awards seeks out the best in independent films, both amateur and professional, believing you don't have to have a Hollywood budget to make a great movie. We’re a quarterly festival that showcases films and screenplays of all genres, short and long.

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Stage 32 Short Film Script Contest

Final Deadline: 11/15/2016 (expired)

Stage 32 has partnered with St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission to turn your short screenplay into a produced short film that will screen at 3 festivals. The amazing team at St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission are providing a $20,000 production grant to one lucky winner who will have the opportunity of a lifetime! The winning writer and director will be flown to Florida, cast & crew the film using Stage 32, be mentored on set by Sundance director JT Mollner and have the entire production professionally managed by production company Digital Caviar.

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The Crime List Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/30/2016 (expired)

The Crime List Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres of scripts with crime elements, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers. All script entries receive a logline listing on the Official Selections page of the website.

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CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/28/2016 (expired)

CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition is an International Young Talents Project dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talents. We welcome scenarios from anywhere in the world. We are looking forward to reading your scenario! WHY FANTASY? Fantastic films push the boundaries of the imagination to another realm where anything in this world, other worlds, or even the entire universe, can exist.

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Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 10/26/2016 (expired)

The Fastest Growing ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival and Contest in the World today!

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Headline International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/15/2016 (expired)

Headline International Film Festival (HIFF) is a North American festival which aims to advance and shine the spotlight on true independent cinema and the creativity of all the artists, storytellers and collaborators worldwide.

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Apeiron Films Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/11/2016 (expired)

Cinema is your passion? You've written a short film script that tells a meaningful and touching story with a few characters in plain settings? You can restrict yourself to the essentials? You want to see your ideas in a movie at last? Congratulations: You’ve just found the right opportunity!

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Screenwriters' Capital Fall Feature Script Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2016 (expired)

The Screenwriters Capital is based in Greater Sacramento. We are looking for talented screenwriters near and far to help great aspiring writers realize their dreams. We look forward to reading your scripts and wish you luck!

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Milano Playwriting Festival - New TV Series Projects

Final Deadline: 09/30/2016 (expired)

Milano Playwriting Festival and its producer It’s Time Produzioni Srls are looking for innovative TV series projects from across the globe. Milano Playwriting Festival opens itself up to innovative serial projects because it believes that supporting the playwriting fragile economy requires practically the creation of a flourishing screenwriters’ market around it.

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Wexford Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/30/2016 (expired)

A film festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers and movie fans in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, Wexford Town. The festival invites submissions from filmmakers all over the world and in every genre. We're all about story and visual storytelling, our festival will select the films that tell the best stories and connect with the audience the best.

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ShortPole London International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/28/2016 (expired)

ShortPole London International Film Festival is an online based film festival, headquartered in the heart of the United Kingdom.

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Oregon International Film Awards

Final Deadline: 09/25/2016 (expired)

The Oregon International Film Awards are presented annually to independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world who produce unique and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Oregon International Film Awards recognizes the very best in contemporary domestic and international independent cinema and screenwriting.

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Los Angeles Feedback 1pg. Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/24/2016 (expired)

Submit a screenplay that is only 1 page long and have it performed at the Writing Festival by professional actors. Also garner FULL FEEDBACK on your work.

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Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/09/2016 (expired)

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

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International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Final Deadline: 09/02/2016 (expired)

IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and productions companies.

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EyeCatcher International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/01/2016 (expired)

The EyeCatcher Film Festival includes industry panels, acting classes, screenwriting workshops and more. "The creative eye will see potential in a world filled with unavoidable chaos."

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Thriller/Suspense Festival

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016 (expired)

Monthly festival that showcases the best of Thriller/Suspense Genre Stories and Films from around the world.

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