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Screenplay Contests Found: 266

Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017 (expired)

We are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does. Cash awards, as well as a Skype pitch with an executive and pitch preparation for the winning entry.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 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.

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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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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 01/15/2017 (expired)

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship has quickly become one of the most important screenwriting talent discovery platforms for the entertainment industry. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives.

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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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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016 (expired)

We’re looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY movies. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, or animated adventure, we want a script that’s entertaining for the whole family (including parents)! Families are the most influential movie-going audience and there is a lack of great content that’s appealing to the whole family. We have producers who are hungry for “four-quadrant” projects to develop.

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The Poe Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016 (expired)

The Poe Contest mission is to recognize and reward fresh voices and creative storytelling, and to assist writers in their quest to obtain representation and produce their work.

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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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Roadmap Writers & Route 1 Entertainment

Final Deadline: 12/05/2016 (expired)

Roadmap Writers and Route One Entertainment are looking for the next great feature, pilot or short script, from un-produced screenwriters. Winning Script will be optioned by Route One Entertainment, put on their high profile development slate for production and, to further show commitment to the project, Route One will also have a proof of concept short produced.

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WeScreenplay International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/02/2016 (expired)

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ scorecards to every entrant at no additional charge. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

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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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Stage 32 Happy Writers 3rd Annual Search for New Blood Contest

Final Deadline: 10/19/2016 (expired)

OUR WINNERS GET RESULTS Over the last two years, our contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, staffed and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry. Our track record with the Search for New Blood has been off the charts. Now we’re back with year 3 of this incredibly popular contest designed to give our horror and thriller writers the chance to have their work exposed to some of the top execs in the industry! Our top 3 winners will get exclusive meetings with executives.

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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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

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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Writers Store Spotlight Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2015 (expired)

Our professional studio readers will carefully read every submission. From these entries, 25 semi-finalists will make it to the next stage and enjoy an honorable mention in Script Magazine and an annual membership to ScreewritingDirectory.com. Next, we’ll narrow it down to 10 finalists who will score a consultation with a ScriptXpert Story Coach, and a one-year ISA CONNECT membership.

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Courier Awards

Final Deadline: 09/30/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Courier Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging filmmakers. The Courier Awards is a green and paperless competition, accepting online submissions and screeners. We invite you to enter the 2015 Courier Awards competition!

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/22/2015 (expired)

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

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NHMC Television Writers Program

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The NHMC Television Writers Program focuses on the writing of an original TV pilot or a spec episode of a series currently on TV, conducted in an environment that simulates a TV Writers Room. The five-week, total immersion workshop is guided by former NBC V.P. of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Studio City, California. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations.

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions. The international film festival was founded in the City of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in 2010 and is a uniquely successful collaboration between the private and public sector. The festival has Grown to be one of the Largest International Film Festivals in Latin America and part of this success is due to the Festival's creation of a highly competitive screen writing competition.

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Austin Revolution Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Austin Revolution Film Fest shines a light on true independent screenwriters and filmmakers. Our writing competition is sponsored by Ink Tip and Final Draft who provide excellent prizes for the writers in addition to tremendous networking opportunities.

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