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Screenplay Contests Found: 99

2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest

Final Deadline: 01/25/2017

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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Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 01/26/2017

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

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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Utah Film Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017

The Utah Film Awards competition and film market recognizes the best films, series, and commercials at this red carpet event. The event is judged by film distributors worldwide that are looking to acquire new films.

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Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/10/2017

The 2017 Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship is open for applications! This is the first cross-cultural screenwriting mentorship program to develop writers in both English and Chinese languages. Screenwriters worldwide are encouraged to submit original feature film screenplays in English or Chinese promptly for consideration by the final application deadline on February 10th, 2017.

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Faith & Family Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 02/15/2017

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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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2017

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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Cannes Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/26/2017

The Cannes Screenplay Contest presents a top-level screenwriting competition for aspiring newcomers and seasoned veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent. This dedicated scriptwriting contest is a rare opportunity for screenwriters to submit their work to be read, judged, and critiqued solely on their ability to captivate and entertain through the written word.

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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

Nickelodeon's Writing Program offers aspiring television writers from around the globe, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The Program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year (for Domestic writers) and up to six months (for International writers).

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

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

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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Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

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: 1 star User Feedback: 3 Comments

First 10 Pages Script Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry 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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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/01/2017

Recognition for bloody good scripts and writers.

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ISA Fast Track Fellowship V

Final Deadline: 03/01/2017

Undiscovered Writers of All Levels Wanted ! If you've got potential and a passion for screenwriting, we want to find you. The ISA FAST TRACK Fellowship offers TWO undiscovered screenwriters the opportunity to meet with and be mentored by EIGHT executives in Los Angeles. Plus, our chosen writers will work directly with the ISA Development Team for an entire year in an effort to Fast Track their careers.

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Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/03/2017

The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

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HBO Access Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/04/2017

The HBO Access Writing Fellowship provides mentorship for up to eight diverse, emerging storytellers. Following a one-week intensive of Master Classes, participants are immersed in eight months of mentoring by HBO Creative Executives, as each participant develops a script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.

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Sunlight International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/15/2017

SIFF is a live film festival, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. We are happy to announce that next year the festival will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation. The festival runs in 4 quarters. The Official Selections, Nominations and Winners will be announced at the end of each quarter on our website. The bests of quarterly competitions are selected for LIVE SCREENING, we organize each year in Berlin or Moscow.

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Willamette Writers FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/20/2017

Willamette Writers is soliciting entries for the 2013 FilmLab's "Script-to-Screen" short film scriptwriting competition. We seek writers with the ability to tell a compelling story quickly and cinematically, while adhering to a theme and a practical eye towards real-life movie production. Unique to scriptwriting contests, the Script-to-Screen Competition grand prize is this: we will produce a short film based on the winning script! The winning writer will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our production team, attend the filming- in short, to experience the collaborative process of filmmaking! The resulting film will premiere at the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference on Friday, August 7th.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/24/2017

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.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 04/01/2017

"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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trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 04/02/2017

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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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/14/2017

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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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

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.

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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

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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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

MISSION - To provide a platform focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. We're looking for writing from perspectives – through the author or characters – that are underrepresented in Hollywood. GIVING BACK - For every entry, we are donating $3 to Books For Kids to help children from all starts in life have a chance to become storytellers.

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Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays with a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as one of the following: Lead Character OR Writer or Co-Writer. The competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 04/17/2017

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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2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/17/2017

The PAGE Awards competition was established in 2003 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 competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

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Kay Snow Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 04/19/2017

The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories; and to encourage student writers.

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2017

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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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/29/2017

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 production companies.

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Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 04/29/2017

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents.

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Maine Film Initiative

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017

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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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A PRODUCED SCREENWRITER We will be commissioning at least one short film with A budget up to $15,000 (£12,100). Minimum budget of $6250 (£5000) A CALLING CARD All of our Judges, Production Companies & Agents will be sent the final film. That’s over a 100 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work.

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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.) We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers.

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Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017

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

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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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2017

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

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Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/10/2017

As Austin Film Festival continues to grow and expand, our vision also widens with the addition of new avenues for storytellers. In 2017 we will be introducing the inaugural Playwriting Competition. It will be open to full-length stage plays and give playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference. It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama.

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True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/14/2017

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases true story feature screenplays and television scripts, 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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Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2017

The Ultimate Runway For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.

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International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/16/2017

Mission: The International Family and Faith Film Festival is dedicated to forging a film festival that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films and facilitate established filmmakers in transitioning into making more faith films. Our aim is to build a festival that will introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more faith and family films.

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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2017

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

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Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Final Deadline: 05/20/2017

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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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/01/2017

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its second year, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad.

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Scriptmobile Mobile Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/01/2017

First ever feature screenplay contest for mobile friendly screenplays. Our goal is to reach new and broader audience and readers for screenplays. With Scriptmobile Mobile Screenplay Contest, screenplays are put into a new and different perspective. Our festival encourages writers to have their screenplays formatted for mobile devices for much broader audience and readers.

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Toronto International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/06/2017

We are a team of Canadian artists and industry professionals who are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of writers and filmmakers.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 06/13/2017

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created. The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.

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Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE.

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Alaska International Film Awards

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017

The Alaska International Film Awards is an independent film competition that aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska's important role in the international film community. Awards are presented to independent filmmakers from around the globe who produce original and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories.

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