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WriteMovies Horror Award 2020

Final Deadline: 09/27/2020

Celebrating great writing across all genres… The second edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award is open for submissions! The winner will receive: Guaranteed pitching to industry Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts. Plus, ALL submissions also receive FREE, AUTOMATIC ENTRY to the Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest, giving them the chance win the Grand Prize – which has been increased to $3500! We think horror – if conceived just right – will be even more advantageous to producers than usual this year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainties over filming.

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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020

Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script & Series Bible Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots with Series Bibles for network, cable and online platforms! Accepting web series, short-form, and non-traditional series pilots as well. 3 winners will receive cash awards and introductions to industry professionals!

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

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020

THREE IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL: 1. Your entry fee for this year's festival waives your entry fee for next year's festival, which will take place in a major Hollywood theater! Enter now, submit FREE next year. That's two festivals for the price of one! 2. Last year's audience was over 200 people in a sold out crowd at L.

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Stage32.com 'THAT'S A MOVIE!' Logline Contest

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020

Is Your Logline Sabotaging Your Chances of Getting Read? Have it reviewed by an Industry Professional for FREE (and potentially win some awesome prizes)! Simply enter your logline at the bottom of this form. Does this sound familiar? You spent months - or perhaps even years - perfecting your screenplay or television pilot and now you are ready to take that project out into the world.

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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/01/2020

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/01/2020

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

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WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/11/2020

Our next contest is open – and we’re increasing the size of our Grand Prize to $3500! We want to reward writers for their hard work – enter NOW for your chance to win the cash prize, plus a year of script development and guaranteed pitching to industry! Since 1999, WriteMovies’ screenwriting contests guarantee to develop our winners’ projects at our own expense and pitch them to producers with the power to make them happen.

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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/12/2020

We are looking to find the next generation of great feature screenwriters by shining a spotlight on new, fresh voices. And we've enlisted a great industry judging panel from the feature world to help us. THE INDUSTRY PANEL: Brooklyn Weaver – Manager/Producer - Energy Entertainment Anna Culp – EVP – Imagine Jennifer Au – Lit Manager – Untitled Entertainment John Campbell – Creative Executive - Bruckheimer Films David Boxerbaum - Lit Agent/Partner - Verve Ken Freimann - Manager/Producer - Circle of Confusion Brin Lukens – Executive – AwesomenessTV Norm Todd – Creative Executive - Infinitum Nihil Erin Westerman - VP - Lionsgate Chris Sablan - Lit Manager/Producer - Avenue 220 Ava Jamshidi - Lit Manager - Industry Entertainment Tara Farney - Vice President - Vinson Films Janet Jeffries - Development Executive - Lawrence Bender Productions Lucas Carter - VP, Film - Intrigue Entertainment Josh Goldenberg - Lit Manager - Kaplan/Perrone Lucy Kitada - Executive - Michael De Luca Productions Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager - Madhouse Entertainment John Swetnam - Writer/Producer - Mad Horse Films

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 10/12/2020

The CineStory Foundation has always believed in helping writers find their voice. We’re entering a world in which the ways to tell stories are limitless. Those stories always begin with a blank page. Our goal with the TV/Digital Series Retreat is to assist writers, whether they long for the collaborative nature of Television or they dream of going out on their own to create their own web series.

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Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard

Final Deadline: 10/14/2020

In our ongoing mission to discover new talent from all over the world, Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our first Annual Diverse Voices Springboard Screenwriting Contest! ALL Finalists will not only receive exposure to our incredible panel of judges, but they will also have their titles and loglines featured in the Stage 32's industry Look Book which will be sent to over 500 executives and professionals who work directly with Stage 32.

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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 10/15/2020

Diverse Voices is a screenplay contest and lab that strives to encourage stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices that have historically been ignored by Hollywood.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/19/2020

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.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/24/2020

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.

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Chandler International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/25/2020

The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) began in 2016 with a simple idea to share international films in a local setting. CIFF is proudly located in Chandler, Arizona and is one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Arizona. The festival is dedicated to uniting the community through the film.

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Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/28/2020

Walt Disney said, "Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive," and in our never-ending mission to support the imaginations of screenwriters all over the world, Stage 32 is excited to announce our inaugural New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest! The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to have private one-on-one meetings with some of the most prolific and talented Animation artists, writers, filmmakers, producers, and executives from top companies including DISNEY, PIXAR, MGM, WARNER BROS.

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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 10/29/2020

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, TV pilot and feature screenplays from all around the world. You will be submitting to the 2021 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented.

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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales.

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ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

The action genre is the one genre that producers and literary managers have recently requested the most, and which we have the least. So this could be one of our most successful competitions! Our jury is looking for emerging voices in the action movie genre. Whether you have a big-budget, tentpole family adventure movie, or a taut, low-budget action film, we want to read your script.

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Screencraft Action Thriller

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. 14 Industry Award-Winning Judges will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winner(s). 2020's second Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films: Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.

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L.A. Live Film Fest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

LA LIVE FILM FESTIVAL's mission is to provide a festival where filmmakers are treated with respect and given opportunities that empower the filmmaker’s career while being showcased at the most prestigious location in Los Angeles, Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE. We strive to do things differently than other festivals and part of how we do this is the way we market the selected films.

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L.A. Live Film Fest

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/05/2020

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has been proud to provide a microphone to exciting new voices that deserve to be heard and memorable stories that must be told. Celebrating our 11th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2020, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to help guide dozens of talented writers to secure literary representation, option agreements and other writing assignments, providing the stepping stones and advancing the careers of many of our winning writers.

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Destiny City Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/06/2020

The Destiny City Film Festival was founded in part because we want to show great movies. And we know that at the heart of every great movie is a great story – one that is destined to inspire and entertain. Screenplays are the foundation of every memorable film, and we are dedicated to supporting the writing community and the stories they create. Thus, we are thrilled to host Tacoma’s first short screenplay competition! We know that the Northwest film community is chock full of talented writers, thinkers, and artists.

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Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story

Final Deadline: 11/08/2020

Screenwriting is a business and the best screenwriters have a brand. A special writing style or talent that makes them unique and easy to recognize. Filmmakers needing a story that centers on a big idea or great characterization or engaging dialogue or a compelling theme are able to seamlessly identify the best writer for the project when the writer is branded as a specialists in one of those needed areas.

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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/12/2020

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/12/2020

The 8th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that accepts feature and short screenplays, teleplays, and screens more than 120 international cutting edge film premiers making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides six days of industry panels, Q&As, industry mixers, live music performances, the FLOW Creative & Pitch 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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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/13/2020

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

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Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

SUCCESS! We say we are looking for a film to produce and we mean it.  Our 2017 winner completed principal photography in May 2018 and is in post-production! "Becoming" by Omar Naim won our Grand Prize and is going to hit the screens with Omar himself directing! We will keep sharing updates on "Becoming" as it progresses.. Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

Our jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be shared with our network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.

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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/05/2020

For 21 years the San Francisco Independent Film Festival has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press, and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get Variety reviews, picked up at other fests, and find rabid groupies following the makers around town demanded autographs and buying them drinks. This is our third year hosting a screenplay contest with the goal of expanding our filmmaker reach.

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Lab

Final Deadline: 12/07/2020

The Lift-Off Global Network want to meet, inspire and support the next pioneers of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This Genre Lab exists to provide huge opportunities featuring discussions, feedback on your work, workshops, and future support for your project. The lab accepts Shorts, Features, Animations, Scripts, Works in Development, Web Series, VR, Music Videos, and Treatments.

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Screenwriting Staffing's Query Letter Contest (Season 2)

Final Deadline: 12/09/2020

Query letters are the backbone to screenwriting success, and our site is a testament to that. Unless you have a direct contact with a major studio or represented by a top agency, a query letter is needed to make an introduction. Screenwriting Staffing is an online community that connects screenwriters with industry buyers and producers.

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2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/13/2020

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is accepting submissions for its 2021 competition. Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry.

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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/13/2020

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are: Feature-length screenplays Short screenplays Feature-length movies Short movies Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including: Cash Publishing deals Movie distribution offer Film-making classes Contacts with horror movie industry insiders Horror merchandise And much more Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria.

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2020

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our winners will be read by a jury featuring over a dozen literary managers, producers, development executives, filmmakers, and even an iconic horror actress. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, Final Draft licenses for all Top 10 finalists, Shudder subscriptions, Creepy Co gift cards, rare horror memorabilia, and so much more.

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/18/2020

Families are the most influential moviegoing audience, yet there’s a surprising lack of high-quality films that appeal to the WHOLE family. This contest avoids the genre-bias of some other contests by seeking exclusively scripts that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, animation, or action-adventure film – we have producers and executives who are hungry for high-quality “four-quadrant” projects to package and produce.

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Get It Made

Final Deadline: 12/31/2020

GET IT MADE [GIM] IS A SHORT FILM PROGRAM THAT PRODUCES 3 TO 5 PAGE SCRIPTS, HELPING FOSTER THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCREENWRITERS & STORYTELLERS BY OFFERING A PROFESSIONAL FILM PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE WITH INDUSTRY PROS AND TOP BRANDS. Final Deadline to submit is December 31st, 2020. Use exclusive MovieBytes promo code GIMxMB for $20 off submission fee.

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Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/08/2021

We are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of great filmmakers and screenwriters from North America and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will recognize the next generation of great writers and filmmakers. We love all kinds of scripts and stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare.

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The WeScreenplay Feature Competition

Final Deadline: 01/15/2021

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why every single entry receives FREE FEEDBACK JUDGING: Our judges are all industry-experienced gatekeepers.

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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/21/2021

We are San Francisco. And we love film and we love writers. In fact, we care so deeply about developing the next generation of filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad that we founded what we hope will be one of the most prestigious screenwriting competitions in the world for serious writers and serious subject matter. We are an independent screenwriting competition founded by artists, and while we are artists, a lot of us come from backgrounds in journalism, publishing, and in some cases some very grisly real life experiences and we like serious subject matter.

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Shore Scripts Fiction Podcast Contest

Final Deadline: 01/21/2021

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW WRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Our new Fiction Podcast Contest is open from OCT 1ST 2020. This is a great opportunity to get your work commissioned and your voice heard in this ever-growing industry. You don’t even need to write an episode from scratch. Maybe you have a screenplay, novel or play that could be adapted to fit this medium.

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Military Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/22/2021

Submissions Open: September 3, 2020. The Military Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, television scripts and short scripts in all genres that feature stories about warfare or the military experience.

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First 10 Pages Script Competition

Final Deadline: 02/19/2021

Submissions Open: October 3, 2020. The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres.

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SeriesFest Women Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 02/26/2021

SeriesFest is a non-profit organization dedicated to championing artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling. With year-round educational programs, initiatives supporting underserved voices, and professional development opportunities, SeriesFest inspires, educates, and connects a worldwide community of creators. Each June, SeriesFest culminates in a highly-curated and celebrated Denver-based festival and marketplace.

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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/28/2021

Past ScreenCraft-winning writers have been hired by producers, optioned their projects to major studios, and signed with top representatives at CAA, WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, United Talent Agency, Anonymous Content, Paradigm Talent Agency, Untitled, ICM, Writ Large, Bellevue Productions, Romark Entertainment, Lit Entertainment and many others. The chosen Fellowship recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings, mentorship and personal introductions to key entertainment studio executives, producers, literary managers and agents.

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/08/2021

The International Horror Hotel fosters creativity within genre writers and filmmakers, providing a platform for them to share their work and gain recognition. Our main focus is in connecting those working within the horror (and sub-genre) community, helping them to expand their network and gain contacts to strengthen their work.

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Scriptation Showcase Teleplay Category

Final Deadline: 03/14/2021

The Scriptation Showcase is officially open for submissions! Emerging writers can now enter their best screenplay, teleplay, or short. The Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to the directors, showrunners, and producers behind your favorite movies and TV shows. Why submit to the Scriptation Showcase? UNPRECENDENTED EXPOSURE Never before has a screenwriting competition made your script so accessible to working industry professionals.

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/15/2021

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.

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Film Invasion Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 03/15/2021

The festival Film Invasion Los Angeles looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of L.A. FILA has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between. Both movie and television screenplays are accepted. Screenplays will be evaluated by the jury based on merit, and winners will receive passes to the film festival and be cheered on by an audience when they are brought up to receive their reward.

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