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Golden Sparrow International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/26/2021

The officially selected project in each month receives GSIFF laurel. All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, will be shared on our social media.

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Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard

Final Deadline: 09/29/2021

In our ongoing mission to democratize the entertainment industry for all creatives around the world, Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest! This year's winner will be personally mentored by NAACP Image Award-Winner Doug Atchison, the filmmaker behind critically acclaimed films including AKEELAH AND THE BEE and BRIAN BANKS! Our Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood to meet with some of the most connected and successful executives in the business from companies including Warner Bros.

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script & Series Bible Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots with Series Bibles for network, cable and online platforms! Accepting web series, short-form, and non-traditional series pilots as well. 3 winners will receive cash awards and introductions to industry professionals!

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Future Film Writers Youth (5-pages Read)

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Future Film Writers create a 5-pages read for new beginner and long-term writers for the first time. We want to read five pages from any one of your short/feature stories. Three writers with five pages will enter our contest for free for the chance to win cash prize money. On September 20th – 30th, for one and half weeks only, one writer with a fantastic five pages could win a chance to have his or her story to enter our contest for free.

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Future Film Writers Youth (5-page)

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Future Film Writers Youth (Title Challenge 3)

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Future Film Writers create a challenge for new beginner and long-term writers. It is a challenge to test the knowledge of a writer who can take a Title and change it into a fantastic story. On September 20th - 30th, 2021, for 1 1/2 weeks only. Three Youth Short stories will enter our contest for free for the chance to win cash prize money.

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Future Film Writers (Title)

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Creative Screenwriting Animation Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Any story - great or small, western or futuristic, preschool or adult - can be told through the power of animation. Animation is fast becoming one of Hollywood's favorite and most versatile mediums for storytelling, and there's no mystery as to why. It is an ever-evolving, perennial format that guarantees to become even more important as streamers fill their libraries.

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CS Animation

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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/01/2021

To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, TV material, and media content.

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Script Pipeline First Look

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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 10/04/2021

Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

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Kairos Prize

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 10/11/2021

The CineStory Foundation has always believed in helping writers find their voice. We’re entering a world in which the ways to tell stories are limitless. Those stories always begin with a blank page. Our goal with the TV/Digital Series Retreat is to assist writers, whether they long for the collaborative nature of Television or they dream of going out on their own to create their own web series.

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CineStory TV/Digital

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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 10/15/2021

There’s no doubt about it — Hollywood has a growing interest in stories from different perspectives. Managers and agents are signing writers from underrepresented backgrounds in record numbers as the industry is finally taking strides to become more inclusive and diverse. Diverse Voices is a dynamic screenwriting lab with a proven track record of helping move the needle for stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/25/2021

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/26/2021

We are looking to find the next generation of great feature screenwriters by shining a spotlight on new, fresh voices. And we've enlisted a great industry judging panel from the feature world to help us. THE INDUSTRY PANEL: Brooklyn Weaver/Angelina Chen/Nelson Cole – Managers/Producers - Energy Entertainment Anna Culp – EVP – Imagine Ethan Neale - Lit Agent - Paradigm John Campbell – Creative Executive - Bruckheimer Films David Boxerbaum - Lit Agent/Partner - Verve Ken Freimann - Manager/Producer - Circle of Confusion Norm Todd – Creative Executive - Infinitum Nihil Erin Westerman - EVP - Lionsgate Chris Sablan - Lit Manager/Producer - Avenue 220 Matt Dy - Lit Manager - Lit Entertainment Group Tara Farney - Vice President - Vinson Films Janet Jeffries - Development Executive - Lawrence Bender Productions Lucas Carter - VP, Film - Intrigue Entertainment Josh Goldenberg/Ben Neumann - Lit Managers - Kaplan/Perrone Lucy Kitada - Executive - EVP, Picture Start Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager/Producer - Anonymous Content John Swetnam - Writer/Producer - Mad Horse Films Anil Kurian - Head of Development - G-Unit Films & Television

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trackingb.com Feature

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Stage 32 Family-Friendly Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/27/2021

Now more than ever we could all use some wholesome, feel-good, entertainment that brings the whole family together. And that is just what audiences are looking for! Inspiring, fun, engaging feature films that are for the whole family - not just for kids! Thanks to classic films that leave a lasting impression such as BIG, HOME ALONE, PRETTY WOMAN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE GOONIES, and new hits such as THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, A DOG’S JOURNEY, SPY KIDS, and more Family Friendly films offer something for everyone.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/30/2021

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales.

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StoryPros International

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ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Our Hollywood judges love good horror movies – and they’re looking for the next fresh voices in horror screenwriting.

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ScreenCraft Horror

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

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

L.A. NEO NOIR NEWS ALERT: NEW TOP FIVE IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL: 1. THIS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR SCRIPT: Carey Westbrook himself will be a part of this year's script consultation team. Carey Westbrook has served as a script consultant for Derek Cianfrance, TWO TIME 2021 Academy Award winner, and George Tillman Jr., an Academy Award nominee.

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L.A. Neo Noir

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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are: Feature-length screenplays Short screenplays Feature-length movies Short movies Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including: Cash Publishing deals Movie distribution offer Film-making classes Contacts with horror movie industry insiders Horror merchandise And much more Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria.

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

$25,000 in cash grants. 2 shorts produced each season. Winners screened at Tribeca, BFI London, won a BAFTA... Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows. DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced.

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Madras Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

At Madras Independent Film Festival, we are looking for unique and standout works of the independent film industry. Madras Independent Film Festival is the tool that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognitions for their film. We have created monthly editions to give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers.

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. Fresh Voices experience in the industry allows us the ability to identify and elevate writer's with a unique perspective and memorable voice that demands to be read. Now in our 12th year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

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Fresh Voices Feature

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 11/09/2021

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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Final Draft/Big Break

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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/18/2021

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/19/2021

The 8th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that accepts feature and short screenplays, teleplays, and screens more than 120 international cutting edge film premiers making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides six days of industry panels, Q&As, industry mixers, live music performances, the FLOW Creative & Pitch Conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

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Richmond Fest

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Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition

Final Deadline: 11/23/2021

Experience the Festival as a Grand Prize Winner! Script Showcase - Live table read of your script with a professional director and actors at the festival. Flight & accommodations to attend the Sundance Film Festival 4 Days of Festival Events and Parties - Including Sundance movie tickets. Connections & Support - Continued career development, pitch consultation and more as an ISA Development Slate writer.

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Table Read

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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/26/2021

We love New York and we love film! We especially love films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be from here to submit your scripts). You just have to have a great New York story to tell.

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New York Metropolitan

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

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Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

SUCCESS! We say we are looking for a film to produce and we mean it.  Our 2017 winner completed principal photography in May 2018 and is in post-production! "Becoming" by Omar Naim won our Grand Prize and is going to hit the screens with Omar himself directing! We will keep sharing updates on "Becoming" as it progresses.. Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Our jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be shared with our network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Story

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Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Filmmatic coined a slogan, "Hidden screenplays never get produced". As writers, we spend a lot of our precious time crafting unique scripts, yet we hardly ever employ an equal level of passion when attempting to get our work into the "right hands". The exposure and prestige one can gain from placing or winning a screenplay competition is invaluable, but what do you say this time around we also get you PITCHING! Let's get proactive, let's pick a production company that makes sense for our project, tell them we were a Pitch Now Finalist or Winner, and get them to review our work, now not later ;) All 100 finalists will be able to pitch to a studio or production company of their choice via Virtual Pitch Fest! The competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays.

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Pitch Now

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WRPN Women's International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Welcome to the WRPN Women's International Film Festival, where distribution and feedback opportunities abound for films made by women, or films that carry subject matter relating to concerns particular to women's issues. WWIFF is a sister festival to the Depth of Field International Film Festival, a FilmFreeway “Top 100 Reviewed” festival alumni.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book

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IndieBoom Script Contest

Final Deadline: 12/03/2021

The IndieBoom Script Contest is about showcasing short scripts in any genre or format. We've partnered with Roadmap Writers, InkTip and Virtual Pitchfest to support writers with valuable industry prizes as they build their careers.

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2021

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 24th year, is accepting submissions for its 2022 competition. Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry.

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/17/2021

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/18/2021

For 21 years the San Francisco Independent Film Festival has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press, and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get Variety reviews, picked up at other fests, and find rabid groupies following the makers around town demanded autographs and buying them drinks. This is our third year hosting a screenplay contest with the goal of expanding our filmmaker reach.

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Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 12/20/2021

The Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming horror/thriller screenwriters, as well as to empower and promote those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. Competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays. All types of horror and thriller projects are eligible.

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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/22/2021

We are San Francisco. We love film and we care so deeply about developing the next generation of filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad that we founded what we hope will be one of the most prestigious screenwriting competitions in the world for serious writers and serious subject matter. We want to support serious writers who take on serious subject matter.

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Apeiron Films Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/29/2021

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! CHALLENGE Create pure narrative live-action cinema without extravaganza! Make the audience care! Only the awesome idea counts, because the film crew will have only a few days for the complete production from casting to cinema premiere.

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Script Pipeline Movie and TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 01/07/2022

The Great Movie and TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with. Any genre, studio-level or indie, is accepted. Completed scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a screenplay or pilot, as we help develop the selected pitches.

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WeScreenplay Feature Competition

Final Deadline: 01/15/2022

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 every single entry receives FREE FEEDBACK JUDGING: Our judges are all industry-experienced gatekeepers.

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Military Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/22/2022

Submissions Open: September 3, 2021. The Military Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a story about warfare or the military experience.

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Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/17/2022

Accepted Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday/Young Adult, Historical/Bio, Horror/Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Sci Fi/Fantasy We’re searching for emerging screenwriters with exceptional screenplays in eight genre categories. The winner of each genre category will receive $2500 cash. Of the eight scripts selected, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize, receive an additional $10,000 and be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and others.

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First 10 Pages Showcase

Final Deadline: 02/19/2022

Submissions Open: October 3, 2021. The First 10 Pages Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that set up an exciting and compelling story capable of "hooking" a reader within the first 10 pages.

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The Crime List

Final Deadline: 03/19/2022

Submissions Open: November 3, 2021. The Crime List recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a crime story (murder, gangsters, fraud, corruption, missing persons, kidnappings, revenge, heist, etc.)

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Page Turner Screenplays - First 15

Final Deadline: 03/28/2022

FIRST 15 - FEATURE & TV PILOT The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages. As a “Thank You” to everyone for your support during our first two years we are giving anyone who applies on Filmfreeway FREE ENTRY for the FIRST 15 Days of the competition. The FIRST 15 is a great way to kick off the New Year and jump-start your writing to prepare your script for all the upcoming top tier competitions, writers programs and residency applications.

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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 03/29/2022

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, TV pilot and feature screenplays from all around the world. You will be submitting to the 2022 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented.

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Nice International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/30/2022

Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2022 is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the south of France, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers. Our Nice International Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms.

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100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 03/31/2022

"100 Screenplays" is a unique contest brought to you by "Screenplay Festival," one of the longest running and highest rated screenplay competitions on MovieBytes. We accept one hundred scripts into each contest, and quickly get the results to you. "!00 Screenplays" is a fast, targeted screenplay contest where every writer who enters goes in knowing exactly how many scripts will be in the competition, and every writer knows that there will be results less than a month after the contest closes.

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13th New Media Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 04/03/2022

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. All Scripts. Short or long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. There is not a limit on page numbers. Top 3 winners in this category win Industry memberships valued at $1000.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize Award ($45,000.

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