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Screenplay Contests Found: 39

ScreenCraft $20,000 Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 06/30/2017

Every 6 months, at least one filmmaker will be awarded this production grant of up to $20,000 in production funds. We announce the winner(s) 6 weeks after each final deadline. We are accepting applications from around the world (in English). Whether you have a simple screenplay or a short film that’s already in production, we want to consider your short screenplay or in-production short film project.

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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.

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Shore Scripts

Final Deadline: 08/31/2017

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world. Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made. Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is one of our most recent successes.

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Film My Script

Final Deadline: 09/15/2017

A screenplay contest for short screenplays between 6 - 10 pages, only. Certificates will be awarded to finalists, 3rd, 2nd and 1st places. The 1st place winner will have their script filmed by FMS. Winner retains full rights to the winning scripts, FMS retains full rights to the film of the winning script. Once made, FMS will enter the finished film into at least 5 film festivals of its choosing.

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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.

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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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Bulldog Productions Bi-Annual Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The screenwriting contest is designed to highlight and promote the talent of undiscovered scriptwriters. Bulldog Productions will produce the winning script into a movie during the semester following the Fall deadline. Finalists have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work. Scripts will be judged by a jury of distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, and film enthusiasts in a process that usually spans two weeks.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 06/01/2017 (expired)

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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Canadian Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions (Regina), and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. With over $50,000 in prizing, CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada open to international writers, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers' professional careers.

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Soggy Mops Production Short Script Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Soggy Mops Production will be having a short screenwriting competition. The screenplay must be between 5 and 30 pages. The winning script(s) will be produced and promoted in film festivals nationwide in 2011.

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3 x 3

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

3-page, 3-minute, 3-character screenplays to be shot by multiple student teams in a custom-designed studio set that changes yearly.

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QuickFilmBudget.com Short Film Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

QuickFilmBudget.com is now accepting short scripts (5 pages or less) that present an effective story with a beginning, middle, and end, which can easily be produced. Screenplays can be any genre or subject. Quick Film Budget will judge each submission based on screenplay, budget and a one page filmmaker's statement. All budgets must be created by QuickFilmBudget.

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Rocky Mountain Splendor Short Script Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The purpose of this contest is to showcase the beauty of Colorado. The story should be set around a place in Colorado.

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Top Dog Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To find screenplays ready for production.

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Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The objective of Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition to discover a great independent feature script for following production. Screenplays must meet standard feature-length screenplay format. Allusions and citations from the world culture legacy are allowed as well as elements of absurdity or poetic manner. The next genres are not allowed: Crime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller.

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Roswell International Film Festival and Digital Shootout

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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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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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Red Eye Writing Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The goal of the Red Eye Writing is to discover and build relationships with talented screenwriters.

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Words On Screen

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Words on Screen is aimed at turning stories into actual short film production, thus fulfilling the dream of the authors we are looking forward to meet. We’ve decided not only to offer winners cash prizes, but also the unique chance to develop their scripts into short productions. Our production team, in collaboration with Colorbitor Post Production Unit is offering direct circulation to companies in our network, consultation session for agent representation and most importantly, distribution into international festival circuit, so their stories can be shared and seen by a wider audience.

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Write To Rebuild

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Write to Rebuild (W2R) is a global screenwriting contest designed to shed light on the individuals and communities that survive natural disasters. The competition will not only provide writers with an opportunity to see the winning script developed into a produced short film, it will positively influence the lives of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

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YouPix.org Where Scripts get a Shot!

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

In Hollywood your script has about a One in a Million chance of being produced ... That sucks! At YouPix.org your script has a One in a Thousand chance of being produced ... That sucks less. No Script or Short Film competition offers you as much as YouPix.org. Our winners make a movie. An actual movie – you don't get a trophy, prize or a monetary gesture that gets you no further in your career.

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Prototype

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

"Prototype" is an online film program in partnership with New Regency Productions, the studio behind "Fight Club" and "The Internship." The program will utilize Break Media’s vast digital platforms to discover up and coming directorial talent and connect them directly with Hollywood. Eight promising filmmakers will be awarded $20,000 each to direct their own action, sci-fi or effects-driven short film.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/26/2017 (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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APM Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The APM Short Screenplay Competition creates opportunities for screenwriters around the globe to get their short screenplay PRODUCED, made into a movie and SEEN by audiences and industry professionals all over the world! Our goal is to discover and promote the original works and talents of emerging screenwriters by making their scripts into films that get audiences talking.

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Pennsylvania Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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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Narrative Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/01/2016 (expired)

Submission Requirements: 1. Must be a narrative short 2. Screenplay must be under 30 minutes 3. Can be produced on a micro-budget 4. Seeking screenplays that represent the millenial voice, whatever that means.

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International Screenplay for a Horror Film

Final Deadline: 01/31/2016 (expired)

Visceral Films in association with Land of Illusions and BAO Productions - one of the largest, continuously running horror theme parks in the US, announces an international screenplay competition for an upcoming feature film to be produced in 2016. The story must be of any horror genre, be between 70-90 pages, contain a mixed ensemble cast of 5-6 characters, and take place at specific locations at Land of Illusions Theme Park.

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iHolly

Final Deadline: 01/16/2016 (expired)

Connecting the Indie Filmmakers and Film Students with a panel of Expert and Celebrity Judges all Working in the Indie Community.

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GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016 (expired)

The Greater Erie Film Office and the Greater Erie Arts Rental at Penn State Behrend Short Screenplay Competition is open to all Pennsylvania residents. This year’s screenwriting and filmmaking competition is themed immigration. Entry scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). The Greater Erie Film Office Screenwriting Competition is the first part of an annual two-contest combo.

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TV One Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/16/2017 (expired)

The TV ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2017 is meant to encourage and promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays that can be turned into original movies for television. The competition is meant to: Encourage filmmakers to offer a fresh perspective and submit contemporary stories with a focus on the American black cultural experience with wide audience appeal.

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Stage 32 Short Film Script Contest

Final Deadline: 11/15/2016 (expired)

Stage 32 has partnered with St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission to turn your short screenplay into a produced short film that will screen at 3 festivals. The amazing team at St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission are providing a $20,000 production grant to one lucky winner who will have the opportunity of a lifetime! The winning writer and director will be flown to Florida, cast & crew the film using Stage 32, be mentored on set by Sundance director JT Mollner and have the entire production professionally managed by production company Digital Caviar.

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Roadmap Writers & Route 1 Entertinment

Final Deadline: 12/05/2016 (expired)

Roadmap Writers and Route One Entertainment are looking for the next great feature, pilot or short script, from un-produced screenwriters. Winning Script will be optioned by Route One Entertainment, put on their high profile development slate for production and, to further show commitment to the project, Route One will also have a proof of concept short produced.

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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/14/2017 (expired)

AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building.

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2017 (expired)

MISSION: To provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means ($10,000 cash) to turn their amazing short scripts into short films. FEEDBACK: We believe that feedback is critical to a writer’s success, which is why we provide the judge’s scorecards to every entrant at no additional cost. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts at least 2 sets of scores and finalist script will receive at least 5 different sets of scores before we select a winner to make sure to limit subjectivity as much as possible.

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Screencraft Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/10/2017 (expired)

The 2017 Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship is open for applications! This is the first cross-cultural screenwriting mentorship program to develop writers in both English and Chinese languages. Screenwriters worldwide are encouraged to submit original feature film screenplays in English or Chinese promptly for consideration by the final application deadline on February 10th, 2017.

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Maine Film Initiative

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017 (expired)

CREATE ORIGINAL & BOLD MOVIES IN MAINE The Maine Film Initiative exists to generate and reward bold original screen-writing; to highlight Maine as a low budget film-making destination; and to support Maine film artists by investing directly in paying productions. OUR BIG IDEA: A SCREENWRITING CONTEST THAT WILL MAKE YOUR FILM YOU GIVE US STORIES.

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 04/30/2017 (expired)

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A PRODUCED SCREENWRITER We will be commissioning at least one short film with A budget up to $15,000 (£12,100). Minimum budget of $6250 (£5000) A CALLING CARD All of our Judges, Production Companies & Agents will be sent the final film. That’s over a 100 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work.

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Scripped.com Screenplay Contests

Final Deadline: Please visit website for deadlines.

Scripped users get access to some of the most exciting contests around. The Scripped network of producers, writers, and Hollywood professionals comes to Scripped to find new talent and read great scripts. Past contests have been run for Edward Burns (actor, producer, director, and writer), Steven de Souza (writer of 48 Hours and Die Hard), Dawn Olivieri (leading actress on Heroes) and Alex Albrecht (popular Internet personality).

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