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Screenplay Contest Category: Festivals

Screenplay contests offered in conjuntion with film festivals.

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Screenplay Contests Found: 264

Skyline Indie Film Fest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017

We are a competitive festival for new, undistributed films and original screenplays.

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2017

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 17th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 11 Comments

Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/15/2017

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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 14 Comments

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2017

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Contest of Contest Winners

Final Deadline: 07/20/2017

The Contest Of Contest Winners joins the 2016 Sunscreen Film Festival (Florida/Los Angeles) to bring increased visibility and networking opportunities to winners! There are hundreds of screenwriting competitions, but which screenplay from among the winners of all of these quality competitions is the best of the best? The Contest of Contest Winners (CCW) answers that question and shines the spotlight on many accomplished, award-winning screenplays in what amounts to a definitive last review of the elite.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 23 Comments

Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/28/2017

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 41 Comments

Napa Valley Fest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/28/2017

Founders Brenda and Marc Lhormer envisioned a Fall film festival that would exhibit the year’s best new independent films and likely Oscar and Golden Globe awards contenders, while simultaneously leveraging Napa Valley’s outstanding food, wine and hospitality to deliver an unparalleled immersive and transformative festival experience. They also envisioned a cultural arts organization that would support the art of cinematic storytelling while also providing educational and career opportunities for local students.

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The 13th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017

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

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/01/2017

Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival! The Sherman Oaks Film Festival has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between.

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Action On Film International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/04/2017

The Action on Film 13th Annual Film Festival celebrates and honors WRITERS of all genres and formats like no other festival does. Now in our 13th year, our Film Festival has garnered a solid reputation as being one of the premier Writing competitions. The AOF has created a solid community of Filmmakers and Writers from around the globe. Always looking to embrace and recognize writers, AOF is on the cutting edge looking to create a vehicle for our writers to be seen and honored.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 09/30/2017

Every story has a beginning. Every realized dreamscape, every fantastic voyage, every intelligent android to ever appear on screen starts with blank page or a blinking cursor. Science fiction has always been about incredible possibilities and exploring the unknown, and what offers more opportunity than an empty page? Other Worlds is dedicated to fostering and promoting creativity in Science Fiction at every stage of development, so we are proud to announce our annual SciFi Screenwriting Contest is now currently open and accepting submissions! The contest runs concurrently with the film program, and will award prizes for the top feature, short or teleplay.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/01/2017

The 7th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that screens more than 120 international cutting edge films and music, making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, the creative FLOW conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/03/2017

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Submissions open May 1st, 2017! The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global screenwriters through discovery, recognition and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

San Francisco Indie Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/28/2017

For 19 years SF IndieFest 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 year, we're rolling out a screenplay contest with the goal of expanding our filmmaker reach.

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Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/14/2017

Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a screenwriting competition 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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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018

Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts.

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Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/03/2017 (expired)

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.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Final Deadline: 09/02/2016 (expired)

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

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Contest founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity to compete with talent from around the world. The 42nd Annual WorldFest offers Cash Awards, Special Screenplay Master Classes, significant mentoring and project development opportunities during the ten-day festival. More than 550 international filmmakers and writers attend each year. All Remi Nominees receive VIP Gold All Access Passes to the Festival and the Master Classes (A $800 value).

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Personal coverage and feedback from programmers and readers on your screenplay will be available to every screenplay entrant. Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio).

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: 2 Comments

Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2017 (expired)

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 29 Comments

Bare Bones Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

We champion the struggling independent Auteur who literally does it all or who gathers a close team who contributes what's needed to get their movie make. By having in attendance, mediamakers from all across the U.S. and Canada and by bringing in experienced and award winning directors, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and stunt professionals to conduct workshops and discussion groups, thus sharing their knowledge, we are paving the way for an independent movie explosion in Oklahoma.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017 (expired)

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. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Twin Rivers Media Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

This festival is designed to promote Independent Media and Writing. Awards for Film, Video, Audio, Scriptwriting, Outdoor Journalism and Videos made on a Macintosh Computer. Categories include, Animation, Feature, Drama, Narrative, Experimental, Commercial, Documentary, and Outdoor Subjects.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Great Lakes Scriptwriting Competition is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need. Each year numerous agencies contact us about our winning scripts.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

NHFX Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

This contest is restricted to new writers residing in New England and the Canadian Maritimes. It's objective is to identify local talent, and expose it to a broader market.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Big Bear Lake Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Big Bear Lake International Screenwriting Competition stresses providing opportunities for winning screenwriters to make key film industry contacts and to have their script read by our jury panel of Hollywood professionals.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

L.A. Shorts Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

After several years of hiatus we are proud to bring back LA Shorts screenplay competition. Finalists are invited to attend a table reading of the script for a live audience during LA Shorts Fest. The readings are performed by professional actors and actresses in front of an audience, who will vote on their favorites. These votes, along with the scores of the readers, determine the winner.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Rome Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The screenplay award is organized and promoted by the RIFF. The intent is to offer new filmmakers a concrete opportunity to grow professionally by developing their films, and making them accessible to the public.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Challenge

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

A search for the best short screenplays out there

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Valley International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Our mission is to promote and encourage the endeavors of our International Creative Community in all media, by providing exposure to their productions and writings by way of a film festival.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The mission of the Screenwriter's Challenge is to discover and support a new wave of talented storytellers from around the world. The Challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Waterfront Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To bring awareness of the craft of screenwriting to the Midwest.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Female Eye Film Festival Scriptwriter Development Program

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Female Eye Film Festival was established in Toronto in 2001. The 1st annual FeFF Script Development Program (open to men) took place in 2003. This two tier program is comprised of the Good To Go and Script Reading Series. Scripts get optioned for development annually and the FeFF offers awards for best screenplays in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Fresh Voice, Best Low Budget Feature, Crowd Pleaser and Best Teleplay.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/22/2015 (expired)

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

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2017 (expired)

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

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Woods Hole Film Festival - Work-In-Progress Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To showcase independent screenplays and laud those who work independently to create the blueprints for our independent films; to seek out screenplays which appeal to the filmmakers and audiences that frequent the Woods Hole Film Festival: to present a reading of a winning screenplay to the WHFF audience and allow the screenwriter to hear their words made real and receive feedback from an audience, actors, and filmmakers.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

International Horror and Sci Fi Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To discover the best un-produced short screenplays by talented writers and present their work to LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

BIFF Screenplay to Productions Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

The Broad Humor Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Vail Film Institute launched the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition in order to find and foster the next generation of the film world's most innovative and creative screenwriters. With the realization that every great film needs a great story, the festival is dedicated to supporting talented screenwriters by utilizing the resources of the Vail Film Festival to foster the winning screenwriters through networking opportunities, and film industry access.

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

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/06/2015 (expired)

The Call for Entries for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition is now open! From April 1 to April 10, 2016, we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary, and we’re looking to you to help us make it our best festival yet. 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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 3 Comments

Terror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To showcase screenwriters and their work to the industry, and provide awards and cash to help support and compliment their careers.

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

Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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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ReelHeART International Film Festival ScreenPlay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

When ReelHeART International Film Festival arrived On the scene in 2004, we promised to bring you films from hard-working, passionate talented indie filmmakers from around the world. In 2006, when we introduced the Feature Screenplay Competition, we promised to bring you the same in the form of unproduced screenplays. Every year something exciting happens to out Top 3 Finalists.

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GIAA Festival of Short Movies and Screenplays

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The screenplay contest is part of the annual film festival run by the Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA - see www.giaa.us). The goal is to provide recognition to writers of top-quality short screenplays, as will as short movies.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Pocono Mountains Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Pocono Mountains Film Festival is a non-profit organization established to provide some of the best independent filmmakers in the world the opportunity to showcase their work. Filmmakers are afforded the opportunity to network with the best professionals in the industry.

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Omaha Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Omaha Film Festival celebrates the artistic, educational, and historical importance of motion pictures. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It introduces audiences to innovative new films and past masterworks of cinema. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Las Vegas International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Las Vegas International Film Festival is one of Las Vegas' premiere film events, taking place annually in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the finest quality films and screenplays that the entertainment world has to offer, our mission is to bridge the gap between independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Canada International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To discover and promote new writing talent; and find the best feature-length screenplays in all genres.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

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