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Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017 (expired)

Exclusively for shorts, the goal of Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest is to recognize and reward the screenwriter, independent filmmaker, or ambitious writer-director who creates an exceptional artistic and innovative short screenplay. The Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest will choose between two prize packages: the Screenwriter of the Year ScriptFest Getaway Package: A 3 day trip to Los Angeles to mingle with writers and meet with executives at the 2017 ScriptFest, or the Filmmaker Production Gear Package: A two week free rental of all the production gear you need! Any short screenplay 20 pages or less is welcome, the more original the better! We strive to find and reward the “outside the mainstream” content, and we are open to all genres and styles.

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Too Short to Die Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017 (expired)

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

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Maine Film Initiative

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017 (expired)

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

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Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 04/28/2017 (expired)

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

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2017 (expired)

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

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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017 (expired)

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14. One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017 (expired)

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

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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/14/2017 (expired)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GenreBlast Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/15/2016 (expired)

GenreBlast is a brand new film festival coming to you from the revitalized state-of-the-art State Theatre in wonderful downtown Culpeper, Virginia. We want to celebrate the finest in true genre cinema and we're looking for your best features, shorts, music videos and screenplays in the categories of horror, action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, exploitation, grindhouse, international, experimental and more! A festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers.

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Constitutional Conservative Coalition Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/01/2016 (expired)

To contribute to the building of a conservative screenwriting community that welcomes, develops, supports and promotes writers from within it's own ranks, fertile ground from which careers are made, a place in the world where conservative screenwriters can develop, be known and flourish.

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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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GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016 (expired)

The Greater Erie Film Office and the Greater Erie Arts Rental at Penn State Behrend Short Screenplay Competition is open to all Pennsylvania residents. This year’s screenwriting and filmmaking competition is themed immigration. Entry scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). The Greater Erie Film Office Screenwriting Competition is the first part of an annual two-contest combo.

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Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

Final Deadline: 05/27/2016 (expired)

Palm Street Films is a Los Angeles-based production company owned and operated by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields, who has over 20 years experience having worked for such companies as Lucas Film, Twentieth Century Fox, TriStar and NBC Universal. We offer a $1,000 cash prize for best feature and $500 for best short. The contest is in its FIFTH year and we are thrilled to announce that FOUR of the winning short film scripts have gone into production! In addition to winning cash prizes! YEAR ONE WINNER, Carly Street's Fragile Storm was produced starring legendary Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen! YEAR TWO WINNER, John Whetstone's The Interrogation was produced and went on to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as well as Dances With Films.

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Short Stop International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/27/2016 (expired)

Short Stop International Film Festival is an online film festival based in the UK.

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The Sitcom Mission

Final Deadline: 05/15/2016 (expired)

We're looking for the best sitcom scripts that we can develop and showcase.

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Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2016 (expired)

Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. Make it your own - drama, action, comedy... anywhere your imagination takes you. Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn one of these three loglines into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

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Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2016 (expired)

The Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition is a global screenwriting contest dedicated to inspire, support, and discover innovative narrative storytellers in film and television. Our objective is to launch careers, provide recognition and facilitate networking opportunities for the best new original voices in screenwriting. We welcome screenplays from anywhere in the world.

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Hollywood Sky Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/07/2016 (expired)

If your work is rich in substance, has exceptional subject matter, a superior execution of story structure and you want to screen your work to a truly remarkable and global audience then this is your film festival. The festival is open to any level of filmmaker, from amateur to professional. The Hollywood Sky International Film Festival is now accepting all digitally submitted entries for moving media, screenplays, production development, and more submissions for; awards, prizes, and distribution.

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KCWIFT and KC Film Fest Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2016 (expired)

Kansas City Women in Film and Television (KCWIFT) is pleased to announce the KCWIFT & KC FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. With regard to our mission of empowering, promoting, and mentoring women, we'll award a $1,000 grand prize for Best Screenplay written by a female writer or writing team. Both women and men are eligible to receive our $500 award for the script with the Best Female Protagonist.

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Narrative Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2016 (expired)

Submission Requirements: 1. Must be a narrative short 2. Screenplay must be under 30 minutes 3. Can be produced on a micro-budget 4. Seeking screenplays that represent the millenial voice, whatever that means.

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Reel Time International

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

Please see website.

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Screenwriter Showcase Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2015 (expired)

The goal of our annual screenwriting contest is to showcase talented screenwriters.

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AURA Screenwriter Awards

Final Deadline: 11/27/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Aura Screenwriter Awards! Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. We offer cash awards and competitive entry fees!

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Marquee Lights Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Marquee Lights Competition! We discover new screenwriters and filmmakers, offering affordable entry fees and a $500 cash award to the top screenplay and short film. We invite you to enter the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition!

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