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Screenplay Contest Category: Upcoming

A list of upcoming screenplay contests, rated by screenwriters and sorted by deadline. Find the best contest for your screenplay or television script.

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Screenplay Contests Found: 106

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/26/2017

Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today. We provide each writer who enters BlueCat one written analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 162 Comments

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/26/2017

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its third year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad.

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

Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/28/2017

GRAND PRIZE WINNING EMERGING SCREENWRITER Receives CASH STORY SEMINAR SCHOLARSHIP SCRIPT READS BY INDUSTRY REPS Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career. The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that the Grand Prize Winning screenplay is guaranteed to be read by literary managers and executives! You will also receive an invitation into the ISA Development Program, where the team will work with you to further package and champion your winning script to more industry execs for a full year! 8 writers have signed option agreements or signed with an agency in the past 18 months.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Final Deadline: 06/28/2017

To discover original, high-concept feature film ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for studio circulation.

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

Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 06/28/2017

To discover original, high-concept TV show ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for circulation network execs and television producers.

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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.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017

Whether you’re writing an epic Thriller or contained Horror, our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most successful horror and thriller films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these judges and launch your career!

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 07/01/2017

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals. Application Requirements: Completed application and fee.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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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WeScreenplay Television Competition

Final Deadline: 07/07/2017

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ score cards to every entrant at no additional charge. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/14/2017

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 20 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

Action Adventure Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 07/15/2017

The Action Adventure Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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Stowe Story Labs

Final Deadline: 07/16/2017

This four-day intensive will set the groundwork for the Spring Writers' Retreat, ongoing mentoring and coaching, and, at the end of the process, participation in a major film market, high-level pitch meetings, being prepared to go into production independently and / or starting a meaningful crowd-funding campaign. You will learn skills and be exposed to opportunities to get your work made and seen.

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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 16th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 31 Comments

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

The 3rd Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017

The 1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to be discovered he or she had to reside in or around Hollywood. The Film Industry is changing rapidly and so are the players as well as the playground. All you need is a break and it starts with you getting your GEM out there. Submit your work to an organization that stood the test of time.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards Competition

Final Deadline: 07/31/2017

Season 2: The FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. The Filmmatic Screenplay Competiton is open to short and feature-length works, screenplays and pilots. 10 Categorical Winners, 1 Overall Winner, and 100 Finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the competition You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work.

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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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Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/02/2017

The Table Read My Screenplay Contest is more than just a screenplay contest. It's an experience! The Grand Prize Feature/Pilot Winner will be flown to Chicago during the Chicago International Film Festival. Grand Prize Winner will have their screenplay read by professional actors and workshopped by a director. We cover Hotel & Airfare expenses during the festival.

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

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

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 08/06/2017

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

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

ISA Fast Track Fellowship VI

Final Deadline: 08/09/2017

First Mentor Announced: Gary Lucchesi, President of both Lakeshore Entertainment and the Producers Guild of America The ISA Fast Track Fellowship wants to find TWO emerging writers ready to FAST TRACK their screenwriting careers with an accelerated week of meetings in Los Angeles with EIGHT top level executive mentors. Past fellows have been optioned or received representation from Catapult Entertainment Group, The Savage Agency, Indomitable Entertainment, Requiem Entertainment and more.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Sci-Fi Horror & Fantasy Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 08/15/2017

The SciFi Horror Fantasy Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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Burning Love Screenplay Contest Presented by Poe Films

Final Deadline: 08/18/2017

Poe Films proudly sponsors “Burning Love Screenplay Contest” to discover and promote contemporary screenwriters who bring fresh voices and creative storytelling as Edgar Allan Poe brought to his generation. In collaboration with the Poe Foundation, dedicated to honoring Poe's talents and inspiring the next generation of writers, Poe Films is seeking drama and comedy features, shorts and teleplays driven, at least in part, by love in its many forms.

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European Independent Film Award

Final Deadline: 08/30/2017

The EIFA (European Independent Film Award) is an annual awards competition dedicated to celebrate independent films from all around the world.

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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.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/01/2017

Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce. We have produced and sold films in all genres. We will analyze all finalists with an eye towards optioning one or more screenplays for production.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 09/10/2017

From the start, the competition has leveraged our deep relationships with Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, and executives and consistently assembled a “who’s who” panel of 25 judges for each and every competition. This year is no exception, with judges participating from Paradigm, APA, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue, and many more.

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ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest

Final Deadline: 09/12/2017

Successful feature film dramas drive deep into the heart of what it means to be human, expressing universal themes with nuanced complexity. Our judges are looking for great stories with original voices and honest emotion. This competition celebrates great dramatic film writing. Whether you’re writing a sweeping period drama or a contained relationship movie, we want to read your script!

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Final Deadline: 09/13/2017

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! We will also be accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/15/2017

Now in its fifteenth year, the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is judged by Francis Ford Coppola and the American Zoetrope staff. The contest is open to feature-length films and original television pilots. The contest winner receives a $5,000 cash prize, and we send the scripts of all the top ten finalists to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 13 Comments

Sports Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 09/15/2017

The Sports Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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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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WriteMovies Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 09/17/2017

We are delighted to announce the return of our main international competition for Summer 2017. The WriteMovies Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition is now OPEN! Win $2000 and become our next success story! There’s $2000 available in prize money, plus over $3000 in script development for the 3 winners, and new bonuses and promotion through InkTip (see below!) – we promise to develop and promote them to the top of the international film industry.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 71 Comments

Hollywood International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 09/21/2017

We are the home of the entertainment industry and we get our winners the exposure they deserve. Our goal is to connect writers with agents, managers, and producers. Most great films are made in Hollywood. Most Award winning films have been made in Hollywood and the majority of Award winning artists live in Hollywood so it makes sense to get your script read by the people who have access to the people who can get it made and get it made right! We don’t care where you’re from or what sort of past you have, if you’ve written a great script, we want to read it.

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Cannes Golden Plume Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 09/21/2017

Cannes has long been the Mecca of the entertainment industry. It is the place to showcase the best of the best films. It’s as if the city was founded for the sole purpose of showcasing timeless classics. And now, it is also the home of the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition that will showcase the next generation of great writers.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/29/2017

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 4 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

Little Screenwriters Competition

Final Deadline: 10/03/2017

We are a a collective of producers, writers and union crew members who wish to see more content written by or about those under represented in American Cinema. The Little Screenwriters Competition was started by International Cinematography Union crew member Ms. Nubia Rahim. We are the industry. This is nepotism at its best. Our judges consist of industry executives, SAG actors and crew members.

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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/09/2017

We don't offer any of the usual screenplay contest smoke and mirrors. No coverage from someone being paid $10 per script (please ask Mom). No cash (please ask Grandma) or writing clinics from gurus who have never sold a screenplay (Dad?). What our winners do receive is: INDUSTRY ACCESS AND INDUSTRY READS.

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

Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/15/2017

To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, TV material, and media content.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Short Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 10/15/2017

The Short Script Showcase recognizes and showcases short screenplays in any genre, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/16/2017

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 13 Comments

TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 11/01/2017

We are all about giving agents, showrunners, and executives exactly what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the new writer operating at your very best. If the suits love the writing of a spec pilot, they have the best reason in the world to trust the writer to come through in the development process. A strongly-written spec pilot shows you’re ready for the gig.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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