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Screenplay Contests Found: 511

Film Crash Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/27/2015 (expired)

The mission of the Film Crash Screenplay Competition is to build community, create a platform for screenplays, and encourage writers to "crash" through barriers to self-expression. Founded by Sundance Jury Prize winning director Matthew Harrison in 1985, Film Crash has enjoyed playing a part in the creative life of stories, many of which have gone on to be produced as motion picture and television entertainment.

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Peachtree Village International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/27/2015 (expired)

PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe.

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Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood

Final Deadline: 06/12/2015 (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.

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Colortape International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/07/2015 (expired)

Winning a competition is a great way to raise the profile of a script writer. Colortape continues a tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent, who are competing along side of some of the most experienced and seasoned writers. We recognize screenwriters from around the world. With multiple prizes and screenwriter events at the festival, CIFF is another way to get your writing discovered.

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ENDAS International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015 (expired)

ENDAS International Screenplay Competition is produced by ENDAS, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sports and culture. ENDAS International Screenplay Competition strives to encourage artistic innovation, promote, and foster new and creative authors.

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Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015 (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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Barcelona International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015 (expired)

As Barcelona's premiere independent film awards, we believe limitlessness in possibility is the beauty of art and creativity. With that philosophy as our compass, each year the Barcelona International Film Festival embarks on a search for today’s undiscovered visionaries in filmmaking and screenwriting from around the world. The Barcelona Film Awards are presented annually to the most original and well crafted works entered into competition.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/28/2015 (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 30 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 15 pages or less.

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Scriptamation

Final Deadline: 05/15/2015 (expired)

Scriptamation is a short screenplay and scene contest with a very unique element - the winning screenplays and scenes will be voice recorded by actors and turned into a produced 3-D CG animation. If your screenplay wins and is chosen to be animated, you will own all of the rights to the finished product and are free to do whatever you want with it.

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Women's Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/12/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Women's Independent Film Festival! Our mission is to celebrate and give voice to the many diverse and unique perspectives offered by women in cinema from every part of the world. We seek to offer a platform in Los Angeles for the many diverse perspectives of women within the world of independent film. Women's Independent Film Festival awards and screens the best independent films made by women filmmakers from around the world.

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Insight Festival Student Filmmaker Award

Final Deadline: 05/07/2015 (expired)

To find the student filmmaker in the UK with the best potential to gain the most benefit from a six-week, all-expenses-paid internship with a film production company near Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. Entrants can submit a two-page synopsis and a five-page script extract as well as filling out the online entry form.

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Extreme Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015 (expired)

To provide writers the opportunity to jump-start their careers by giving them direct access to industry professionals and unprecedented networking & production opportunities.

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LezPlay (formerly Women’s Words)

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015 (expired)

Pride Films and Plays' LezPlay Contest has Stage, Screenplay, and Shorts categories. We aspire to honor excellence in work written by women for film or stage with lesbian characters or themes.

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DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015 (expired)

Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 12th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. The 12th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival (September 10-20, 2015) DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films created around the globe.

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Pennsylvania Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015 (expired)

Pennsylvania residents: The Greater Erie Film Office, a program of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (FSNWPA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is proud to debut its short screenwriting and filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association- Greater PA Chapter. The theme will be memory and/or dementia.

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Stage 32 Happy Writers Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/29/2015 (expired)

Stage 32 Happy Writers is thrilled to bring you our biggest screenwriting opportunity yet in our second Stage 32 Happy Writers Annual Feature Contest. We are looking for the best undiscovered writers and scripts of 2015 to connect them directly with our industry insiders! As a result of our history with executives throughout the industry and the extent of our global reach, we are able to connect the top writers from around the world with leading executives who can make the critical difference in their career.

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International Independent Film Awards

Final Deadline: 04/24/2015 (expired)

The International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artists from around the world who share their visions in a powerful, creative and entertaining way. The IIFA is looking forward to kicking off this Spring session by awarding many of the gifted, filmmakers, screenwriters and artist of our generation.

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theOffice Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015 (expired)

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded professional writers. The fellowship works like this: You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with why you want this.

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Naperville Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015 (expired)

The mission of the Naperville Independent Film Festival, Inc is to encourage filmmakers of all ages to create and distribute films that entertain, inspire, and stir the human spirit.

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Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 04/10/2015 (expired)

Personal coverage and feedback from programmers and readers on your screenplay will be available to every screenplay entrant. Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio).

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UCLA Extension Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/01/2015 (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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Greenhorn Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/01/2015 (expired)

To provide recognition and creative support to non-professional, and/or first-time, and/or amateur screenwriters, allowing them the space to compete knowing that their work will be judged in an “apples-to-apples” capacity, and not against that of pro, paid, experienced screenwriters. To that end, our contest mechanics are very simple, and our prizes, though some are cash, are less about cash and “Hollywood access” and more about helping inexperienced screenwriters develop and improve their work.

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Screenplay Incubation : 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/25/2015 (expired)

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-15 screenplay incubation provides chance to filmmakers to showcase their creativity. While the festival is open to writers of all age, we feel that just as it is imperative that we should support and encourage participation by filmmaking community members & professional, it is also important that we find and cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.

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Firereel Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/22/2015 (expired)

Seeing a story through the lens of another is the heart of the Firereel Film Festival. Our mission is to champion filmmakers in every stage of the filmmaking process. From beginner to novice, we provide the opportunity for story-tellers to showcase their talent, refine their craft, and entertain others through the lens of a filmmaker.

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NOVA Film Fest

Final Deadline: 03/20/2015 (expired)

Our mission is to bring a slice of Hollywood to the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington, DC Metro area by promoting the artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition. We produce a premiere event celebrating action in front of and behind the camera.

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Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Screeenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/20/2015 (expired)

Final judges are Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue (Transparent). $2000 in prizes: $1000 for APMFF Best Drama Feature Script and $1000 for APMFF Best Genre Feature Script. We're only accepting the first 200 scripts.

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Manchester Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/20/2015 (expired)

The Manchester Film Festival will become a world leader within the international film making community and ManIFF’s objective is to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate the best independent cinema from around the world.

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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/09/2015 (expired)

Artemis Motion Pictures announces the first ever film festival dedicated to honoring female driven action films, those who contributed to the success of the genre, and the undiscovered talent of the future. We celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From superheroes to super stuntwomen, from martial artists to mighty athletes, from women in law enforcement to women in the armed forces, we will shine a spotlight on females in film who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

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Visionfest: The Other Festival

Final Deadline: 03/06/2015 (expired)

VISIONFEST: The Other Festival promotes domestic filmmaking. All of the works showcased at VISIONFEST are created by U.S. filmmakers and by production entities that are based solely in the United States. The projects may be shot on international locations and have globally relevant storylines, but their origin must be rooted in the U.S. VISIONFEST exists to provide an exhibition forum for the American auteur; one that is specialized and focused; one that does not dilute the presence of U.

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Las Vegas Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2015 (expired)

The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest stands with the few elite and respected screenwriting competitions that can deliver on the promises of prestige and prominence for its winners. We are extremely proud to provide a level of service above and beyond what you will find in the majority of screenplay contests. Our pride comes from our extraordinary staff that has over 30 years of experience and thrives on helping make dreams come true.

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International Trailers and Scripts LA Film Fest

Final Deadline: 02/21/2015 (expired)

ITS LA Film Fest, was established by the local LA indie entertainment industry leaders; Producers, directors, agents, writers, IT, and businessmen. Working to represent & award, indie legendary giants, the working filmmaker and our future student filmmakers. Supporting, mentoring and representing the Indie community in all genres of filmography.

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Big Vision Empty Wallet's Screenwriters Career Lab

Final Deadline: 02/13/2015 (expired)

The Big Vision Empty Wallet Community is full of rockstar writers and we want to help you move your writing career forward now! WIN A FREE RETREAT TO COSTA RICA (March 26-29, 2015), develop relationships with badass mentors, and create an actionable career plan for this year and beyond at BVEW’s 2015 Screenwriters Career Lab.

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Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2015 (expired)

The Garden State Film Festival was founded in 2008 to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

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BIFF Screenplay to Productions Contest

Final Deadline: 01/30/2015 (expired)

BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest (BIFF SPC) offers an opportunity for under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers to produce a film entirely from Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production to a completed finished project on 4K Definition Format only. Selected Projects may be produced anywhere in the United States.

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New Hope Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 01/30/2015 (expired)

To discover and nurture overlooked and underappreciated filmmakers from around the globe.

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Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 01/10/2015 (expired)

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries. We celebrate and share your passion for storytelling by helping to advance the careers of talented screenwriters, connecting our winners with working industry producers, agents, managers, and development executives.

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Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/01/2015 (expired)

The BNFF is a filmmaker’s festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters. In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both behind the camera, on the screen, and abroad. The BNFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products to Western New York through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.

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Script Pipeline Student Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2014 (expired)

To give the best student screenwriters a rare opportunity at studio-level industry exposure and foster new talent in the early stages of their careers.

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IFIPG Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2014 (expired)

To find new and upcoming scriptwriters. To help promote scriptwriters and find potential future projects.

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Screenwriting Staffing Logline Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2014 (expired)

Posting your logline with Screenwriting Staffing is an easy way to get your screenplay noticed by industry professionals looking for their next project. Our logline pages are browsed by studios and agents on a regular basis. You only have to post your logline once with SS. It's ONLY a onetime fee (but FREE for most!), and you will never have to renew your logline.

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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Challenge

Final Deadline: 12/17/2014 (expired)

A search for the best short screenplays out there

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International Horror and Sci Fi Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/17/2014 (expired)

To discover the best un-produced short screenplays by talented writers and present their work to LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

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River Bend Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/15/2014 (expired)

A 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe every April in downtown South Bend, Indiana.

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SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2014 (expired)

The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

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Indie Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Indie Horror Film Festival (formerly known as “Indy Horror Film Festival) returned from the dead in 2010 with hopes of swallowing mortals whole and filling their souls with a thirst for blood and horror. The Indie Horror Film Festival screens films from all over the world and brings the best of blood, gore and horror to the big screen for you to enjoy!

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NexTV Writing and Pitch Competition

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GET YOUR WORK IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER! This is Hollywood's ELITE Writing Competition. Your chance to connect with the most relevant professionals in the entertainment industry. TOP AGENTS, PRODUCERS & EXECS WANT TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT TALENT! We are looking for the entertainment industry’s most exciting new voices. Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria: a) Is this a sample of great writing AND b) does this have value in today’s actual marketplace?

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Short Screenplay Contest

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The SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST's focus is to promote all genres of writing focusing on scripts fifteen pages or less in length.

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Writers Store Write Start Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Have an idea for a screenplay? With the Write Start Contest, that’s all you need to get started on your Hollywood career! This international competition challenges you to produce a One-Sheet, using our free How to Write a Screenplay One-Sheet tool as a guide. Enter this summary of your script idea in the Write Start Contest, and you could see your work go in front of top Industry Insiders, and be crowned the top winner.

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Irvine Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views.

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Norwich Film Festival

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2009 was the first Norwich Film Festival and was an unprecedented success. We had submissions from all over the world and some really quality films screened. Films such as Best Documentary winner 'Running To The Limits' (Alex Vero) have since gone on to be screened on Channel 4, while winner of Best Short and Best in Festival, 'Ana's Playground' (Eric D Howell) has gone on to be screened at international conferences around the world, including the Vancouver Winter Olympics, winning numerous other awards in the process.

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