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Screenplay Contests Found: 290

Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Welcome to the Spring LAFSF. The Los Angeles Film and Script Festival was founded on the principles of independent artistic expression. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing a showcase stage for independent producers, directors and writers from around the globe trying to increase their distribution and production possibilities. We are looking for bodies of work that exemplify originality, creativity and expressiveness between our 16 categories.

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

Metropolitan Film Festival of New York

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The Metropolitan Film Festival takes pleasure in acknowledging independent filmmakers and writers by providing them with an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

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Roswell International Film Festival and Digital Shootout

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The Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival and Digital-shootout (RISF) is looking for your short scripts to make into a movie. The RISF 2013 Digital Film Shoot-Out is the only filmmaking experience dedicated to bringing a screenwriters vision from “script to screen” in one week. The RISF Digital Film Shoot-Out will provide crew and equipment (A $50,000 dollar value) to five filmmakers who have the opportunity to direct their winning short that will screen at the RISF Digital Film Gala at the end of the week! This is a non-union, non-pay opportunity, but the RISF committee will be provided lodging, on-set meals, IMDB credit and “significant exposure” at the international film festival.

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TrindieFest

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A Truly Independent Film Festival...that's what TrindieFest is all about. Most of the bigger festivals have become selling venues for bigger films. Our job at TrindieFest is to bring the Independent Films and Screenplays back to center stage. This Festival is truly Independent.

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72 Script Fest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Write a short 8-10 page script in 72 hours! The Winning script will be produced in September 2014 and premiere at 72 Film Fest 2014 in October.

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Willamette Writers FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/20/2017 (expired)

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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Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood

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>The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

United Film Festival - Screenwriting Contest

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The United Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, now in its third year, is an opportunity for the United Film Festival to continue to grow our expansive United network and provide a forum for those who often get overlooked in the world of film production - "the screenwriter." The United Film Festival screens cutting-edge independent films and highly acclaimed classic movies with the audience in mind in six unique cities -Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tulsa.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/15/2017 (expired)

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

FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

This independent film lab will provide a five-day long intensive in an idyllic setting in Chatham, New York, to refine and perfect your screenplay. Room and board will be included. The influence of a new generation of filmmaking, the web, the change in platform viewing, the difficulty in finding finance and the need for succinct and powerful storytellers is forcing the industry to take notice of the short film.

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/01/2018 (expired)

Recognition for bloody good scripts and writers.

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Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

From page to production, from production to profession, the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC (BSFFNYC) is dedicated to helping filmmakers get their films seen, distributed and grow their career paths by showcasing short films under 20 minutes competing for cash awards in the categories: Comedy, Drama, Documentary and Animation. The BSFFNYC presents a Short Screenplay Competition where short screenplays 15 pages and under have staged reading and compete for cash awards in the categories of Comedy and Drama.

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions. The international film festival was founded in the City of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in 2010 and is a uniquely successful collaboration between the private and public sector. The festival has Grown to be one of the Largest International Film Festivals in Latin America and part of this success is due to the Festival's creation of a highly competitive screen writing competition.

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Hoboken International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally. Now in its ninth year, the 2014 Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is being held May 30 to June 5, 2014 at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York.

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2018 (expired)

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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American Movie Awards

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The American Movie Awards were originally founded in 1980 with winners such as Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, and Steven Spielberg. The event's mission is to award and recognize the very best in independent filmmaking and screenwriting and to help launch the careers of talented new filmmakers and screenwriters. The American Movie Awards have reemerged to become one of indie film's most respected symbols of success.

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Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival

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L.A.'s COMEDY NINJA Film Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest work of comedic performers, directors and writers from around the globe.

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R.I.P Horror Film Festival Script Contest

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To promote and celebrate all things horror and to foster new horror voices.

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AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

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The AFC Storytelling International Screenwriting Competition was conceived to promote understanding of African life through screenplays and documentary projects and to create greater international cooperation in bringing African subject matters and locales to the screen. First held in 1998, this Competition inspired writers from around the world to creatively contribute to a better cultural understanding of Africa.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/12/2018 (expired)

The Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition leverages one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S. Each year, NaFF draws hundreds of filmmakers, musicians and industry to ten days of films, panels, red carpet events, live music showcases and parties. NaFF draws more film entries than almost every other film festival in the country, in part, because it is an Academy® Award Qualifying Festival in three short film categories.

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Los angeles International Underground Film Festival

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The Los angeles International Underground Film Festival celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of true underground artists from around the world. Filmmakers, writers, etc., who capitalize on their creative intuition to create memorable and inspiring pieces of work when major budgets do not exist.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 06/05/2018 (expired)

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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Hill Country Film Festival

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Where raw talent meets raw beauty. HCFF is a five-day independent film festival in the heart of the picturesque Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Hill Country Film Festival accepts short and feature films as well as hosts a Short Screenplay Competition (10 pages or less) and a Feature Screenplay Competition (70-120 pages).

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Snake Alley Festival of Film

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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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Classic City Film Festival

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The Classic City International Film Festival is an annual event for filmmakers (professionals and students) and film lovers alike that was founded and is operated by real-active-independent filmmakers who know exactly what all of you go through to bring your dreams and ideas to the screen. In the shadows of the University of Georgia in the great city of Athens, the CCIFF will seek to fill our program each year with a superb program of feature films, shorts, docs, music videos, foreign films, from around the world and still maintain a special student film and homegrown Georgia film category.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/25/2018 (expired)

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 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 20 pages or less.

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NYC PictureStart Film Festival

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The NYC PictureStart Film Festival (NYCPSFF) showcases short films from all over the world from emerging filmmakers as well as those already established in the industry. NYCPSFF accepts short films of all genres, narrative and documentaries. Submissions of short films and short film scripts are sought from filmmakers and screenwriters of all backgrounds and levels of experience and entries are accepted year-round.

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

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018 (expired)

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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Austin Indie Flix Showcase & Screenplay Competition

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To bring TRUE indie films to Austin and the Central Texas area. The showcase will feature shorts, features of all genres at several venues including the Alamo Drafthouse and Blue Starlite Drive In.

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New Hope Film Festival Script Competition

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

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Fright Night Film Fest

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To give Independent Film Makers who love the art of moviemaking the chance to enter their films and screenplays of horror, science fiction, and fantasy into a festival that is judged by a panel and viewed by the public with the opportunity to win prizes and acclaim

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FilmQuest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Do you have an unproduced screenplay? Is it genre based? Then let’s have a look! We’re looking for FEATURE screenplays in this submission category, and those that are based in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror. No time for romantic comedies here… unless they involve alien love. Then we're digging it.

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Write of Passage

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Started in 2009, the Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which teaches writers as they compete. The goal is to develop redemptive, inspirational stories that honor God. Submissions are 12-pages and are written in 168 hours, based on the theme and a foundational scripture. Writers compete for cash, prizes, Hollywood introductions and expert critique from Hollywood insiders.

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Charleston International Film Festival

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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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SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

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Northeast Film Festival

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To seek out the best story-telling abilities among the independent film industry.

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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017 (expired)

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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Zed Fest Horror/Sci-Fi/Action/Suspense Screenplay Competition

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Screenplays must be feature length no less than 80 pages and no more than 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted. Genres may only be HORROR SCI-FI ACTION SUSPENSE

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WilliFest - Williamsburg International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

WILLiFEST 2014 will take place from September 18 - 21 throughout Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Catalina Film Festival Script Contest

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The Catalina Film Festival Script Contest will award an outstanding screenplay that fully exemplifies a well-rounded and entertaining FEATURE story that is poised to be the next "green-lit" feature film in Hollywood. It will be read by professional script-readers with a discriminating eye for plotline, structure, and marketability. You must submit with the intent of putting it into consideration with prominent film professionals eager to find their next project.

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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016 (expired)

Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, African, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Latinos are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.

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168 Write of Passage

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Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which instructs writers as they compete. Industry pros (called Development Executives or DE's) critique writers and judge the 1st round of competition. All submissions are 12-pages and are written in 168 hours (1 week), based on the theme given out at the beginning of the writing week.

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Austin Revolution Film Festival

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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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Wild Rose Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The wild rose is the official flower of the state of Iowa, a thing of beauty and tenacity growing "in the wild." The international Wild Rose Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the compelling, diverse, hilarious, beautiful, bizarre and inspiring cinema art created by independent filmmakers outside the studio system.

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Irvine Film Festival

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The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views.

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NOVA Film Fest

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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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Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Screeenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Final judges are Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue (Transparent). $2000 in prizes: $1000 for APMFF Best Drama Feature Script and $1000 for APMFF Best Genre Feature Script. We're only accepting the first 200 scripts.

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Screenplay Incubation : 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

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Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-15 screenplay incubation provides chance to filmmakers to showcase their creativity. While the festival is open to writers of all age, we feel that just as it is imperative that we should support and encourage participation by filmmaking community members & professional, it is also important that we find and cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.

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The Rio Festival of New Cinema

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Please see website.

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Sacramento International Film Festival

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As Sacramento's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Sacramento Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independents alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.

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