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Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest New!

Final: 01/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stowe Story Labs

Late: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition. Now Open For Submissions! $250,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!

BIFF Montana Screenwriting Competition New!

Final: 02/02/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Extended: 02/03/2020
WSPro Discount: No

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SeriesFest Women Writing Competition

Late: 02/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/06/2020
WSPro Discount: No

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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/06/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award 2020

Final: 02/09/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Edinburgh Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Final: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Houston Comedy Film Festival

Final: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Extended: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

ScreenCraft Animation Screenwriting Competition New!

Final: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest

Late: 03/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final: 03/08/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest

Final: 03/11/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Final: 03/13/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Film Invasion Los Angeles New!

Extended Deadline: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Scriptation Showcase TV New!

Final: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Faith in Film: International Screenwriting Competition

Final: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Black Screenplays Matter

Final: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

The Crime List

Extended: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge

Extended: 03/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $20.00

Future Film Writers (Short) New!

Regular: 03/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Future Film Writers (Kids Short) New!

Final: 03/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Writers Lab

Extended: 03/25/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Page Turner Screenplays - First 15 New!

Final: 03/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

More Upcoming Screenplay Contests ... Names People's Pilot Finalists

Updated: 01/27/2020

Finalists have been announced in the Comedy and Drama categories of the 2019 People's Pilot TV Writing Competition.


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A burned out middle-age accountant and a young daredevil woman form an improbable alliance on a dangerous rescue-mission to Mexico. First Place, Screenplay Festival, 2017.
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Scriptapalooza Names Fellowship Mentors

Scriptapalooza has announced the six indudstry professionals who will serve as mentors to this year's award winners. [Updated: 01/27/2020]

LiveRead/LA Names Contest Winners

LiveRead/LA has named Natalie Higdon and Mads Gauger & Christan Mary Leonard as the winners of their next live read, to be held Monday, January 27th at 7.30pm at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. MovieBytes readers are eligible for a $5 discount for the reading and the Q&A afterwards. [Updated: 01/17/2020]

Tracking Board Names Launch Pad Feature Finalists

Tracking Board has announced the 100 Finalists for the 2019 Launch Pad Feature Competition. [Updated: 01/16/2020]

People's Pilot Names Semifinalists

The People's Pilot has announced their 2019 Comedy and Drama Semifinalists. [Updated: 01/13/2020]

Scriptapalooza Launches New Website for Coverage Department

[Updated: 01/11/2020]

Which Screenplay Contests Should You Enter in 2020?

Screenwriting contests are not a one-size-fits-all affair. While there are obvious benefits to winning a huge and prestigious competition like the Nicholl Fellowships, smaller contests can be just as valuable if they hook you up with a judge who wants to option your screenplay, or a manager who wants to represent your work. [Updated: 12/31/2019]

Emerging Screenwriters Names Genre Contest Winners

Survivors: B.S. by Julia Skikavich has been named the winner of the 2019 Emerging Screenwriter Award, and 7 other writers have also been honored for genre-winning scripts. [Updated: 12/20/2019]

Launch Pad Names 2019 Pilot Competition Winners

Noah Kloor's Grand Illusions has been named the Overall Winner of the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition for his period drama about a young factory worker longing to escape her difficult life who is drawn inexorably into the glamorous and dangerous world of a touring illusionist and his troupe. [Updated: 12/16/2019]

CineStory TV Announces First Round Contest Results

Cinestory TV has announced the quarterfinalists in their Original Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi Categories, and the semifinalists in their Family category. The next round of results will be announced in mid-January. [Updated: 12/16/2019]

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When a wealthy businessman and a waitress (each with an eight year old daughter) get married, they think they have the perfect family-unaware that their two darling angels are actually little menaces.
Author: Mandy Gales
Genre: Comedy,Family


This one is pure Fun.!It's a genre buster, Fosse/Verdon meets James Bond, meets All That Jazz and Cabaret! Asian American Black Belt goes undercover for the CIA, to help track down terrorists. Oh, and did I mention she’s the Lead in a Broadway Musical? This is very musical, but there’s a lot of action! This one is getting a lot of attention right now! The main Characters reside in New York, they are part of an international terrorist group.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Romantic Comedy,Thriller


It's not your mother's buddy movie. It's a combo meal. It’s a little bit of Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Social Network with a side of Taken. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends an internet entrepreneur to help rescue a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. Winner LA film fest Best scene 2017.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Action-Adventure


*** Russian astronaut, thrown out of the space program, hijacks a space taxi going to the International Space Station. An intergalactic, time warp, adventure to the future.
Author: janet caulfield
Genre: Thriller,Action-Adventure,Sci-Fi

CITY DWELLERS (The Millennials)

A Veteran FBI Agent outsmarts a cult of young cyber crooks. The crafty FBI Agent with the help of a New York Company that specializes in security services and equipment, tracks down, hunts and arrests a syndicate of interns working in these cities. It's MAD MEN meets CRIMINAL MINDS.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Comedy,Action-Adventure


Kids and their dogs, find the rainbow bridge in a snowstorm. They teleport, fly, zoom through tunnels, and levitate, around this heaven-like universe.They have a lot of fun, but get a few surprises along the way, from messages, and musical communication with angels and a run in with a demon. They meet up with their recently departed Grandfather, and his dog, who helps them return home.
Author: janet caulfield
Genre: Fantasy,Supernatural,Animation


A disgruntled Manager at the Unemployment office is having a really bad day. First there's the dirty Geese, then the slobs in the parking lot...and to top it off? One of his employee's is feeding them! It's a comedy expressso. A bold blend of "The Office and Seinfield with a shot of "How I met Your Mother."
Author: janet caulfield
Genre: Comedy


Locusts invade the building, the adherence schedules are off kilter, and one of the night managers is watching TV and preaching the word. Meet the staff of the Call Center where "the prisoners run the prison". But it's just a cup of coffee, for the merry go round of Managers in this wacky environment
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Comedy


Two lovers try to reunite after being separated by rifts in space and time.
Author: Chuck McClelland
Genre: Drama,Action-Adventure,Fantasy


A teenager buys what he thinks is his dream car, but turns out to be a nightmare killing machine.
Author: Chuck McClelland
Genre: Thriller,Fantasy,Horror

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