Rubbish by John Dilley & Seth Corr has been named the Feature Screenplay Winner of the 2017 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has announced the projects selected for the third annual Screen Forward Labs, IFP's yearlong fellowship for content creators with story-driven, serialized projects.
The Nashville Film Festival has named the 54 Finalists selected for their 4th annual Screenwriting Competition. Finalists were selected from over 1,300 submissions from all over the world.
WeScreenplay has announced their 38 Short Film Fund Semifinalists.
ScreenCraft has announced the semifinalists for this year's ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, representing approximately the top 10% of more than 2,000 submissions.
Filmmakers.com has named the finalists of their second annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition. The Competition attracted a total of 715 entries worldwide.
Some Elsewhere written by Tessa E. Duke has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Cannes Screenplay Contest.
Glitches by Kelly Beck-Byrnes has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016-17 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition. Genre and Spotlight Award winners have also been announced.
Jonathan Ammon has been named the 2017 Scriptapalooza Fellowship winner for his script, Around the Solar System in 80 Days.
Charlie Neubauer's The Shell has been named the Overall Winner of the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition. The script is a sci-fi thriller described as MINORITY REPORT meets TRANSCENDENCE.
The 2017 Scriptapalooza Fellowship has announced their 12 RECOMMENDED recipients. Out of these 12 writers, 5 will get a mentor for 3 months and 1 will go to Costa Rica for a Writer's Retreat. Winners will be announced on April 10th.
ScreenCraft has announced their Fellowship Finalists from over 2,000 submissions.
The Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced their 2016/2017 finalists. Winners will be announced April 3rd.
WeScreenplay has announced their Short Screenplay contest quarterfinalists.
Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with recent contest winners David Schlow & Dan Sheehan, Shandton D. Williams II, and Robert Wheaton.
Screenwriter Mark Grisar scored a big 2016 contest win when his script Cleaning House was selected as the winner of the London edition of the Table Read My Screenplay Contest. The script has been optioned for production and is scheduled to shoot this spring with Nick Quested attached to direct.
Kenlon Clark & William Rubio have been named the Grand Prize Winners of the WeScreenplay Screenwriting Contest for their script, Forged. Novelist Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) was named the second place winner of the blindly-judged competition for his screenplay MESA 1966, along with Paul Gross for his script about Beethoven, Diminuendo. This year's WeScreenplay Competition attracted almost 1,000 submissions.
American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the semifinalists of the 12th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival. American Gem Literary Festival attracted a total of 1,341 entries worldwide: 1,139 short scripts, 197 short stories and 5 Documentaries.
FilmMakers has announced the semifinalists of the 15th. Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards Competition. This Year's Contest attracted a total of 1587 scripts worldwide.
Filmmakers has named the semifinalists of the second annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition.
Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016-17 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.
Chase Pletts has been named the Winner of the 2017 CineStory TV/Digital Fellowship for his Orignal Drama, The Loving Wrath of Eldon Quint.
As part of its ongoing mission to encourage work in Science Fiction, Other Worlds Austin held its second annual SciFi Screenplay Contest to reward creativity in its earliest stages and encourage writers to keep working in the genre.
Bob Giordano of Springfield, TN, has been named the winner of The Poe Contest for his thriller "The Odds," about an abused but strong-willed woman who competes in a gruesome contest against unseen virtual competitors in a winner-take-all test of survival.
The Grand Prize winners of the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest were revealed at the 12th Annual Final Draft Awards on February 23rd, 2017.
Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann won the 2016 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest with their script The Timbermen, an action-horror hybrid about a desperate father and son who join a group of rough lumberjacks on a dangerous mission in the Washington Territory in 1878, and must then fight to survive ferocious monsters deep in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Scriptapalooza has named its latest Pilot, 1-Hour, Sitcom and Reality TV Contest winners.
Acclaim TV has named their Fall/Winter 2016 Pilot/MOW and Spec Category Contest Winners.
FLAWED by Alma Murray Dunham has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter 2016 Acclaim Film Screenwriting Competition.
Mike Thai studied filmmaking at USC, focusing primarily on production, but has now turned to screenwriting, as well. His sci-fi detective thriller 10G was the recent winner of the TrackingB Screenplay Contest.
Tracking-Board.com has announced the top 75 features of the 2016 Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition.
Watch the 20 WILDSound winning screenplays for January 2017 performed by professional actors.
The Writers Lab for women over 40, funded by Meryl Streep for its third year, is now open for submissions.
WeScreenplay has named 70 semifinalists from among almost 1,000 submissions to their 2016 Feature Screnplay competition.
The third annual Scriptapalooza Fellowship location has been revealed.
"After two amazing years in Costa Rica we are bringing the Fellowship to Los Angeles," said Mark Andrushko, President of Scriptapalooza. "The 2018 recipient will have an inspiring experience that is geared toward taking his/her writing to the next level."
Lillian Wang was recently named the Feature Screenplay Winner of the 2016 Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition for her script P.O. Box 1142, a story inspired by true, historical events about a Jewish interrogator stationed in a U.S. Nazi POW camp who learns that she must extract information from the high-ranking Nazi responsible for the death of her parents.
Michael Thai has been named the overall winner of the 2016 TrackingB Feature Script competition for his script 10G.
The Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced their quarterfinalists for 2016/2017. (PDF format)
Semifinalists and Quarterfinalists have been named for the 2017 CineStory TV and Digital Writing Competition.
The Timbermen by Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann (with story contributions by Ben Eisner) has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest.
Dorothy Pecoraro-Bertram has been named the winner of the Route One Entertainment/Roadmap Writers' 1st Annual Screenwriting Contest for her drama Sabiya, which has now been optioned by Route One Entertainment.
The Last Bookstore, by Brook Purdy and Colette Freedman, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Fall, 2016 Diverse Voices Screenwriting Competition. Lillian Wang's P.O. BOX 1142 was the Feature Screenplay Winner, while Phoenix by Natasha M. Hall won the TV Category. The Short Screenplay category winner was In One Split Second by Chloe Owens.
The last month of 2016 was a landmark month for the festival. Not only did they showcase 4 film festival dates in Los Angeles and Toronto, they also performed the most screenplay winning readings ever in one month. While most festivals and the industry itself shuts down in December, WILDsound had its most productive month in its history.
Filmmakers has named quarterfinalists of 1st TV Script Writing Competition. The competition attracted a total of 715 entries worldwide.
FilmMakers has announced the quarterfinals of the 15th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards Competition. This Year's Contest attracted a total of 1587 scripts worldwide.
American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the quarterfinalists of the 12th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival. American Gem Literary Festival attracted a total of 1,341 entries worldwide, 1,139 short scripts, 197 short stories and 5 Documentaries.
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.
Black Marble by Chance Muehleck has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition.
Fan Fiction Screenplay has announced its 2016 winning screenplays. All winning scripts were performed by professional actors and and can be viewed online.
Roadmap Writers and Route One Entertainment's have announced the finalists of their 1st Annual Feature and TV Writing Contest. The 20 finalists will have private interviews with Route One Entertainment for further consideration for the Grand Prize.
Finalists have been announced for the 2016 StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition.
Semifinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.
Bohemia Group Originals, a management company, recently optioned two Scriptapalooza winners, the 2016 winning script, a historical drama, Battle, by Aaron Brophy as well runner-up, The Clock Maker, a fun action packed script by Dan Schmidt.
Shore Scripts has named their 2016 Feature, TV Pilot & Short script category winners.
Craig Peters studied theatre at Stanford and UC Riverside, then moved to Los Angeles and slowly made the transition from acting to writing. His horror screenplay The 49th Day was selected for the prestigious "BloodList", an annual list highlighting the top 13 most well-liked, unproduced horror scripts of the year. The 49th Day was also named the 2016 winner of the ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition.
Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. Semifinalists SEMIFINALISTS will be announced Friday, December 2nd.
Buscón, by Jeffrey Storms has been named the 1-Hour Drama Category Grand Prize winner of the WeTV Television Writing Contest, while 48 States of Granddad, by Paul Jury, has been named the 1/2-Hour Comedy Grand Prize Winner.
Five finalists have been announced in the Feature, TV, and Short Script categories of the 2016 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. Winners will be announced by November 30th.
A Beautiful Day by Fredrik Colting has emerged as the winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest. The script is a simply rendered and devastating story about a trader's final phone conversation with a close friend as his office in the World Trade Center comes down around him on September 11th, 2001.
Black Ice Below by Peter Fraser has been selected as the winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition. The script is described as a cinematic, thoroughly entertaining sci-fi/action hybrid in the tradition of Predator and Big Trouble In Little China that boasts an impressively unique mythology, a strong emotional core, and inventive set pieces.
Shore Scripts has named their 2016 semfinalists.
The International Family Film Festival has announced their Screenplay Contest winners for 2016.
Out of more than 1,000 submissions, The 49th Day by Craig Peters has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest.
Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn has been named the winner of the 2016 ScreamFest Screenwriting Competition.
Twenty-six different scripts have been announced as the winners of the October, 2016 WildSound Screenwriting Competitions.
Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their top 3 contest winners, including Grand Prize Winner Aaron Brophy.
Shore Scripts has named their 2016 Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script quarterfinalists.
The winners of the 13th Annual PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and the Judges have awarded this year's $25,000 Grand Prize to Diane Hanks of Swansea, Massachusetts, for her dark, compelling TV Drama Pilot CHANGELINGS. The Judges have also awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize's in ten different genre categories.
The highly anticipated new Warner Bros. action-thriller THE ACCOUNTANT, written by 2008 PAGE Gold Prize winner Bill Dubuque, has opened in theaters across the country. Directed by Gavin O'Connor, the movie stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow and J.K. Simmons.
The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced their 2016 Screenplay Competition Winners, including STATIC, by Henry Jones, recognized in three categories and acquired by Max Borenstein's company, Inkubate.
WILDSound has announced its 24 Contest Winning Screenplays for September, 2016.
Freedom Ain’t Free, by Charlie Jones, has been named the winner of 1st Finish Line Script Competition.
Friends and writing partners Colette Freedman and Brooke Purdy scored an important breakthrough earlier this month when they were named the Grand Prize Winners of the 2016 Creative World Awards for their post-apocalyptic screenplay, The Last Book Store. We caught up with the two prolific writers to ask about their partnership, their process, and their future.
Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016 WeTV Scriptwriting Competition.
Leach Of Liverpool by Robin Christian has been named the winner of the 2016 Contest of Contest Winners Screenwriting Competition.
The 2nd Annual Scriptapalooza Fellowship (deadline September 30th) has announced their 6 mentors.
After four rounds of competition, the Judges of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards have now announced the scripts that have advanced to the Final Round of competition — the top 10 scripts in each of the contest’s 10 genre categories.
The Austin Film Festival has named their 2016 Screenplay Competition Semifinalists, representing the top 1% of all submissions. The scripts were chosen from a record field of 9,100 individual scripts. Finalists will be revealed by early October and the winners will be announced during this year's Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 15 at the historic Austin Club.
Eleven individual screenwriters and one writing team have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee will meet later this month to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships. A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition.
Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in August 2016. 16 winning screenplays!
The Last Book Store, by Colette Freedman and Brooke Purdy, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Creative World Awards.
Aaron Brophy's Battle has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.
Scriptapalooza has named their latest Pilot, Sitcom, 1-Hour, and Reality TV Contest Winners.
Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016 Finish Line Script Competition.
The Extreme Screenplay Competition has named their 2016 Contest semifinalists.
Quarterfinalists have been announced for the WeTV Television Writing Competition. One hundred scripts made the cut
Scriptapalooza has announced their Top 30 finalists for 2016.
The CineStory Foundation has named Amyn Kaderali as their 2016 Feature Fellowship winner. His winning script is CHOKORA, a powerful story about a bright Kenyan boy who must join a gang of "Chokora" (street kids) in order to survive on Nairobi's mean streets.
Semifinalists have been announced for The Page International Screenwriting Awards, representing the top 25 scripts in each of the contest’s 10 genre categories.
The Eyes of Blind Tom, by Matt H. Mayes, has been named the winner of the latest Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition.
Acclaim TV has named their Pilot and Spec Contest Winners scripts for Spring/Summer, 2016.
Blood Trigger by Ron Podell has been named the winner of the 2016 Acclaim Film Script Competition.
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