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Screenplay Contests Found: 575

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

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.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

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.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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.

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

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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

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.

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

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.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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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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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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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Writers Store Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2016 (expired)

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. Sound like a dream job? Then get ready for your chance to break in to the dynamic world of writing for TV! The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest is a one-of-a-kind competition that offers every entrant the unique chance to learn about the Industry, while also creating and writing a television pilot script.

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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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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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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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