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Contests Found: 87

BIFF Screenplay to Productions Contest

Final Deadline: 01/30/2015

BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest (BIFF SPC) offers an opportunity for under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers to produce a film entirely from Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production to a completed finished project on 4K Definition Format only. Selected Projects may be produced anywhere in the United States.

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New Hope Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 01/30/2015

To discover and nurture overlooked and underappreciated filmmakers from around the globe.

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MoviePoet.com ~ Feature Contest

Final Deadline: 01/31/2015

Our goal is threefold: help writers improve their craft, celebrate our best work, and connect writers and their scripts with filmmakers.

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

Short Wars

Final Deadline: 01/31/2015

Short Wars is an annual screenplay competition. Submission is FREE!

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/31/2015

Coming off of the heels of its tremendously successful inaugural Screenwriting Competition, the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival is proud to open its call for entries for the 2015 contest. With over $60,000 in cash and prizes and potential exposure to celebrated industry executives and studios, the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is an incredible opportunity for talented writers to get their scripts discovered.

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Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2015

The Garden State Film Festival was founded in 2008 to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

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Big Vision Empty Wallet's Screenwriters Career Lab

Final Deadline: 02/13/2015

The Big Vision Empty Wallet Community is full of rockstar writers and we want to help you move your writing career forward now! WIN A FREE RETREAT TO COSTA RICA (March 26-29, 2015), develop relationships with badass mentors, and create an actionable career plan for this year and beyond at BVEW’s 2015 Screenwriters Career Lab.

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Top Ten TV Show Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 02/14/2015

Top Ten TV Show, coming to a cable channel near you summer 2015, roasts top ten songs, singers, and reality TV stars, and if you've got a funny screenplay in that style, you can be a part of this festival, and perhaps a part of our TV show writing team.

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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 02/15/2015

MISSION: The mission is simple: Promote filmmakers and screen writers. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Lots of scripts are rejected at festivals. One of the reasons is that there are too many submissions. Producing a film is one thing. The next step is submitting your film to film festivals. Then you realize that nothing is really happening. The Sunset Film Festival is different.

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Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/15/2015

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.

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Las Vegas Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2015

The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest stands with the few elite and respected screenwriting competitions that can deliver on the promises of prestige and prominence for its winners. We are extremely proud to provide a level of service above and beyond what you will find in the majority of screenplay contests. Our pride comes from our extraordinary staff that has over 30 years of experience and thrives on helping make dreams come true.

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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 02/28/2015

Nickelodeon’s Writing Program offers aspiring television writers, 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.

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Idaho Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/05/2015

To help aspiring screenwriters get their short scripts noticed, and give them feedback on their work.

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/15/2015

A haunted event for the living and dead.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/20/2015

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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NOVA Film Fest

Final Deadline: 03/20/2015

Our mission is to bring a slice of Hollywood to the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington, DC Metro area by promoting the artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition. We produce a premiere event celebrating action in front of and behind the camera.

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WriteMovies Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 03/21/2015

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: 56 Comments

CineStory Foundation Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/25/2015

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14. Our 2013 Fellow Patrick Tobin had his winning script premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. One of the main goals of the CineStory Screenwriting Awards is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our mentorship programs.

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Greenhorn Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/01/2015

To provide recognition and creative support to non-professional, and/or first-time, and/or amateur screenwriters, allowing them the space to compete knowing that their work will be judged in an “apples-to-apples” capacity, and not against that of pro, paid, experienced screenwriters. To that end, our contest mechanics are very simple, and our prizes, though some are cash, are less about cash and “Hollywood access” and more about helping inexperienced screenwriters develop and improve their work.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

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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PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

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 competition has 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: 59 Comments

New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/20/2015

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: 04/25/2015

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.

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Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 04/25/2015

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

Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/29/2015

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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 72 Comments

Stage 32 Happy Writers Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/29/2015

In our biggest screenwriting opportunity yet, we are thrilled to bring you The Stage 32 Happy Writers Annual Feature Contest. We are looking to find the top undiscovered writers and the best feature scripts of 2015. As a result of our history with industry insiders and our global reach, we are able to connect the top writers from around the world to leading executives who can make a difference in their career.

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Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

Can you turn a provided logline into a killer spec script? The ability to create a screenplay based on a given idea is a top way to break into the Industry. That’s why the majority of our past finalists gained representation and met with top production companies, with one lucky winner selling his script to Universal. Now, it’s your turn to show Hollywood what you can do.

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DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 12th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. The 12th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival (September 10-20, 2015) DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films created around the globe.

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American Gem Short Script Contest & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

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

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Pennsylvania Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

Pennsylvania residents: The Greater Erie Film Office, a program of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (FSNWPA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is proud to debut its short screenwriting and filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association- Greater PA Chapter. The theme will be memory and/or dementia.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters

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Women’s Words

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015

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: 05/01/2015

"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: 05/03/2015

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television.

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2015

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

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L.A. Neo Noir Film & Script Fest

Final Deadline: 05/16/2015

Celebrate, showcase, AND sell the work of the greatest independent unknown L.A. Neo Noir filmmakers and screenwriters from L.A. and around the world. We've done this twice. This third time plus YOU equals neo noir magic! If you have a neo noir film, this is the only festival specifically made for you. If you have a script you'd like to see as a film, we make your script a live action or animated short that will be screened at our festival for hundreds of working neo noir producers neo noir film lovers.

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Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

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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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

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

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 56 Comments

Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been launching writers into their careers. This year more than ever, AFF celebrates its long and growing track record by creating a week that will change your life. With one of the most respected Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, AFF yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and catapults them into the bustling world of the film industry.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 27 Comments

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/28/2015

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 15 pages or less.

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ENDAS International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

ENDAS International Screenplay Competition is produced by ENDAS, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sports and culture. ENDAS International Screenplay Competition strives to encourage artistic innovation, promote, and foster new and creative authors.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 06/01/2015

Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge scripts. Winning filmmaker shoots one of the top 10 scripts. We fund your collaboration!. The writer gets the script paid and made. The filmmaker gets the funds to shoot it!

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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 06/01/2015

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.

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/02/2015

Screamfest was formed in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution. Festival dates are Oct. 13-22, 2015.

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

Great Gay Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2015

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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Austin Revolution Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/01/2015

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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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES! 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 its 15th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

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Charleston International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/10/2015

The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking and screenwriting: the art, the filmmaker, the screenwriter, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. Our goal is to educate the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/15/2015

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.

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