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WriteMovies Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 04/24/2014

Only 1000 entries will be accepted. Enter early and save! Out of close to three hundred "contest sites," WriteMovies is one of only a handful that has produced movies from winning projects. "The List", was written by WriteMovies winner Marcus Folmar. It featured Jane Lynch (GLEE), Brad Dourif, Illeana Douglas, Wayne Brady and Sydney Poitier and was acquired by Warner Bros.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 55 Comments

American Gem Short Script Contest & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 04/30/2014

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2014

To find the best GENRE scripts. Genre scripts are bought and produced more than 10 to 1 over the serious drama, indie, or quirky scripts that typically win screenplay contests. This contest pits genre scripts only against scripts within their genre, and seeks to identify and promote to the industry the very best in each genre -- in other words, the scripts with the very best chances in the marketplace.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 23 Comments

Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2014

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is a quarterly international competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers. Working from an A-list logline, entrants are challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept.

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

Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2014

Palm Street Films is a writer-friendly production company looking for new talent and new material. This is our third contest and both scripts that won our first two contests were put into production. All entries qualify for potential production and the grand prize winners will receive cash prizes.

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Snake Alley Festival of Film

Final Deadline: 05/01/2014

The Snake Alley Festival of Film is dedicated to showcasing the best short films from around the world. Films will screen at the beautifully restored Capitol Theater in the heart of downtown Burlington, Iowa. The theater boasts state of the art equipment and can comfortably seat more than 400 people. A town with a rich history dramatically situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Burlington is a growing center for commerce and culture.

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Women’s Words

Final Deadline: 05/01/2014

Pride Films and Plays' Women’s Work 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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100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 05/01/2014

"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.

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

New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 05/01/2014

New Media Film Festival Honors Stories Worth Telling. Judges from Pixar, FOX, The Caucus and other industry leaders. NEW MEDIA SCRIPT COMPEITION - If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you.

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Extreme Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2014

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

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

Final Deadline: 05/01/2014

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 17 Comments

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/09/2014

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have their material read by experienced producers and agents in L.A. and N.Y.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 05/09/2014

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners, runners-up, and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents in LA and NY. We strive to provide commentary on each script.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 22 Comments

Writers Place

Final Deadline: 05/15/2014

To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 14 Comments

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/15/2014

The PAGE Awards competition was established by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards have rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 55 Comments

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2014

To recognize excellence in script writing of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Script House Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2014

Script House, a unique company that manages screenplay contests, is holding a competition of its own! The Script House Screenplay Contest (clever title, eh?) is a blended (TV and feature) contest that wants to give YOU a cash prize for your script -- Grand Prize winner takes home $1,500, while two runners-up are bestowed $500 each. Send us the best you've got -- Script House looks forward to reading your work and rewarding you for it.

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Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2014

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 60 Comments

Script Pipeline TV

Final Deadline: 05/20/2014

The Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest has a single goal: to find the next extraordinary television writer. The talent level has risen dramatically in recent contest seasons, as a fast-growing community of aspiring TV writers have proven their skills with both specs and original pilots.

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DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2014

The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics will review and provide coverage (feedback) for scripts of 15 pages or less. 5-7 finalists will be featured during ScriptDC — the region’s largest screenwriting conference — where their scripts will be read in front of a live audience — and one will walk away with $2,000 to shoot their project! If the script is shot and completed by the deadline, it will be automatically included as an official selection for the DC Shorts Film Festival.

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

Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2014

For the past two decades, Austin Film Festival has been launching writers into their careers. This year, AFF is celebrating its longevity and exponential growth by creating a week that will change your life. With one of the most recognized and prestigious Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, AFF breaks out newcomers from the privacy of their desks and straight into the industry.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 24 Comments

TVWriter.com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 06/01/2014

The People's Pilot is a chance for writers who aren't yet on the "Go-to" list for television pilots to contribute to their work and themselves known to the medium they love by creating the kind of series they want to see, without worrying about the politics of television network and cable channel sales. See website for additional info.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 06/01/2014

Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 56 Comments

ScreenCraft's Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/01/2014

Is your script the next “Paranormal Activity” or “Saw” franchise? Whether you have a contained thriller or a big effects-driven horror film, WE WANT TO READ YOUR SCREENPLAY. Enter to have your screenplay read by our 3 judges who are development executives at Lionsgate, Paramount and Sony.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 06/01/2014

Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge scripts. Winning filmmaker shoots one of the top 10 scripts. We fund it with the entry fees.

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Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards Competition

Final Deadline: 06/02/2014

To support student screenwriters at any campus of the University of California.

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Hollywood Drama Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/15/2014

A great drama will grab the attention of the audience from the first to the last scene. We love dramatic stories and if you are passionate about what you write, please enter and share your stories with us. The industry is looking for fresh and compelling dramas. Allow us to assist you with getting your drama screenplay noticed!

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Great Gay Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/20/2014

To foster excellence in screenwriting that features gay characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Up to four full length finalists and up to six shorts finalists will be named by September 1 annually, and those scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater of the Center on Halsted in Chicago.

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The Broad Humor Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/27/2014

This festival is the first of its kind to put the spotlight on film comedies by women. Its goals are to raise the profile of female-generated humor, to give recognition and support to the women making it, and to be a locus of networking and community building.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 06/30/2014

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 31 Comments

Chicago Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2014

The foundation of cinema and television is now and always will be the written screenplay, but for those without connections and proximity, access to agents, managers and producers is often beyond reach. The Chicago Screenwriting Contest presents a new screenwriting competition for aspiring neophytes and grizzled veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Final Deadline: 06/30/2014

To discover original, high-concept feature film ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for studio circulation.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2014

To discover original, high-concept TV show ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for circulation network execs and television producers.

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/01/2014

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in it's 14th year, Shriekfest takes place on October 2 -5 at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2014

Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce. We have produced and sold films in all genres. We will analyze all finalists with an eye towards optioning one or more screenplays for production.

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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/13/2014

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/20/2014

To promote the horror genre in screenplay form.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/30/2014

The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 13 Comments

Final Draft, Inc. Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/31/2014

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 $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles and 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.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 18 Comments

Zed Fest

Final Deadline: 07/31/2014

Zed Fest was formed to acknowledge and encourage new independent filmmakers and screenwriters. We noticed that there are a lot of talented and promising filmmakers and screenwriters that tend to get snubbed by other festivals and competitions simply because they are low budget or less polished. We want to give them the recognition that they deserve and try to help them build upon their abilities.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2014

ScreenCraft is tickled to announce the Comedy Screenplay Contest. Whether you have an indie romantic comedy or a big effects-driven comedy blockbuster film, we want to read your script. We are looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy screenplay with heart. It can we cerebral and talky or high-concept and filled with physical comedy. We're looking for a strong voice and a fresh comedic sensibility.

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SoCal Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/04/2014

Whatever your story is, share it with us. This is an open genre and open form festival. We have a movie and screenplay competition and we will have special events as a part of our decade long adventure! Join us for our 10-year extravaganza. Enter your movie or screenplay into the SoCal Film Festival. Come out in October and discover the storytellers of tomorrow.

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Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/10/2014

Our aim, quite simply, is to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in storytelling from around the world. We identify emerging talent and place top new writers firmly on the industry's radar directly in the heart of the motion picture capital of the world.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 16 Comments

International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Final Deadline: 08/15/2014

IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and productions companies.

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New York Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/20/2014

The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Shore Scripts

Final Deadline: 08/31/2014

Our aim is to discover new screenwriting talent from around the world. To put the best feature scripts in the hands of the Producers and Companies that have the means to get them made.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

One in Ten Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/01/2014

To promote gay and lesbian material in a positive light.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

World Series of Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 09/30/2014

Storytelling is your passion. Ours is amplifying your voice. The World Series of Screenwriting is dedicated to recognizing and advancing the work of the world's most talented and compelling storytellers in film and television screenwriting. We recognize and award the work of the best new voices in screenwriting from around the world. The World Series of Screenwriting is thrilled to share your unsurpassed commitment toward getting your talent recognized and your stories heard.

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Nevada Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/15/2014

Taking place each year in the beautiful and exciting city of Las Vegas, the Nevada Film Festival is the Silver State’s annual celebration of the very best in American and international cinema, bringing together top independent filmmakers, growing audiences and the film industry professionals who make it all possible. The Nevada Film Festival offers filmgoers a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Courier Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 10/31/2014

Welcome to the Courier Screenwriting Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging screenwriters. The Courier Screenwriting Awards is a green and paperless competition, accepting online submissions.

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