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Screenplay Contests Found: 103

Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 05/23/2019

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays with a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED or a WOMAN REPRESENTED as one of the following: Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Writer or Co-Writer, or Director, or Producer).

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 05/30/2019

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 62 Comments

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/01/2019

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets. A Different Screenplay Contest Congratulations to the 2018 Winners at Universal 2019 Competition opens September 30, 2018.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Underground Indie Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/05/2019

Tired of being overlooked by fests? Searching for one that truly celebrates independent work and the dedication it requires? Then you've found the right place! While Hollywood keeps regurgitating the same junk over and over, indie filmmakers strive to do something different. Something original. They may not always be successful but at least they tried.

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Depth of Field International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/14/2019

Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM) for features, Adler & Associates for features and shorts, and Polaris Pictures (for Screenplays) among others, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU, for our select few ‘Best Of’ and "Award of Outstanding Excellence" winners in the 20 Major categories, based on sufficient qualified entries.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/23/2019

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres.

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

Script Summit

Final Deadline: 06/30/2019

Script Summit is a festival dedicated to supporting screenwriters. You will have the opportunity to connect with directors, producers, and other writers at the Script Summit Networking Event. The Summit also hosts Q&A panels, seminars, table reads of selected scripts, an awards dinner, and over $1,500 in cash prizes! We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the famous Action on Film MEGAfest! This allows all of our writers with officially selected scripts, the chance to attend the AoF.

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

Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 07/11/2019

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created. The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2019

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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition

Final Deadline: 08/18/2019

Our Director of the Screenplay Competition is a working writer himself. We carefully select our Judges and try to assist the screenplay winners in their journey to sell their manuscripts. Exposure is half the battle. Our priority has always been the writer. Read our reviews on FilmFreeway and you'll see what past writers and filmmakers think of our competition.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2019

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: 15 Comments

WRPN Women's International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/21/2019

Welcome to the WRPN Women's International Film Festival, where distribution and feedback opportunities abound for films made by women, or films that carry subject matter relating to concerns particular to women's issues. WWIFF is a sister festival to the Depth of Field International Film Festival, a FilmFreeway “Top 100 Reviewed” festival alumni.

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hollywoodscript.com monthly contest

Final Deadline: Last Day of any calender month

We pick the best and most marketable (in our opinion of course) CLIENT SCRIPT and announce it with shameless prominence on the MAIN page of our web site. Our winner will also be invited to POST their log line, link and even a scene or two (if you so choose) from your winning work to which we’ll add our GLOWING REVIEW and convert the whole thing into professional “COVERAGE” (FOR FREE) which can be used for submission purposes as well as being POSTED on our site.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 26 Comments

Wildsound Reading Series

Final Deadline: Monthly.

WILDsound Monthly Screenplay Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity of hearing their scripts read out loud using Top Professional Actors and seen by 10000s of people online, including producers and agents. At least 5 winning readings done every single month. Click the website info and watch the winning videos.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 24 Comments

FREE Online Movie Idea Contest at ScreenplayFest Philadelphia

Final Deadline: Rolling Contest -- Each Month Winners Announced and Yearly Awards up to $500.

Think you have a good idea for a movie? Submit your Movie Idea and it will be uploaded online for everyone to vote on and review. Why LoglineFest? 1) So you know whether or not your idea is ready to be written into a screenplay before you spend days and months writing. 2) To perfect your Logline to prepare to pitch your script. 3) To win $500 in Awards!

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Philadelphia's SCREENPLAY FEST - An Online Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

POST Your Screenplay Online. Meet 100+ Hollywood Execs at Pitchfest. Story Lessons from Master Instructor ROBERT MCKEE. Get Feedback, Exposure & multiple Script Analysis Packages. E-Queries to 6,000+ Execs. Win over $5000 in AWARDS. Our goal is to improve the Writer's Screenplay to the max, and get it in the hands of Industry Execs who can open doors for the writer.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

Notes & Grace Notes Monthly Contests

Final Deadline: Monthly

Notes & Grace Notes is an online writing competition seeking to reward and promote excellent writing. Half of all the sites revenue goes into the prize pot-- creating a growing cash award that begins at $50 per category and grows with the site and the number of entries.

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Wildsound TV SPEC and TV PILOT Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Ongoing - submit anytime.

Submit a TV SPEC SCREENPLAY or ORIGINAL TV PILOT (monthly deadlines) and get the chance to see your script read out loud at our Screenplay Festival using professional actors. Shown online on the YouTube channel that garners 1000s of views. CLICK the website link for examples of past winners. A great way to get your words out there and obtain the Agent you're looking for or just get your script seen by more people.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Kids First! Film Festival

Final Deadline: Quarterly deadlines: February 15; May 15; August 15; November 15.

We do full recommendations by trained jurors, providing in-depth feedback for screenwriters. Our annual Best of Fest Award is for the first, second and third place winners for Best Screenplay for the previous year.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Writers Boot Camp Fellowship

Final Deadline: Monthly. Please visit website.

Each month, three $5000 full scholarships to the Writers Bootcamp Online Professional Membership (OPM) are awarded, including an opportunity to compete for an annual writing/development deal with Writers Boot Camp Productions and/or a studio, network or independent producer. The Writers Boot Camp Fellowship is unlike any other. Aside from having three winners a month, Creative Categories change each month, reflecting viable genres and project parameters for both features and original TV series.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Internet Movie Logline Creator Monthly Logline Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

To help writers hone their loglines by competing with and judging their peers.

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: 1 Comment

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).

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: 1 Comment

Script Exposure Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The Script Exposure Screenwriting competition main objective is to find great scripts in any genre and pass them on to working Hollywood professionals, such as: Agents, Managers and Producers. We're about helping the screenwriter get connected. And with a very low entry fee of $25, The Script Exposure Screenwriting competition is the most affordable competition any writer can enter.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Talentville Script of the Month

Final Deadline: Last day of each month

A monthly competition for members of Talentville.com who have uploaded full length, drama or sitcom screenplays at the site. Script are reviewed and rated via a peer review system among the members, with the top three rated scripts becoming a finalist at the end of each month. All finalists receive professional coverage by Scriptapalooza, with the order of finish being judged solely by them.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Evolution International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Rolling Deadline

The Evolution Film Festival welcomes submissions for Screenplay Feature in any genre transporting new visions of Art culture and tradition.

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: Be the first to comment

A Film Writer Logline Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Help writers enhance their screenplays.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

DSR's Full Accountability Script Challenge

Final Deadline: Monthly.

To give recognition to those who might not get it otherwise from contests that require higher fees and attract hundreds, if not thousands, of entrants.

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Hollywood Drama Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

A great drama will grab the attention of the audience from the first to the last scene. We love dramatic stories and if you are passionate about what you write, please enter and share your stories with us. The industry is looking for fresh and compelling dramas. Allow us to assist you with getting your drama screenplay noticed!

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 3 Comments

Wildsound 1st Scene Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

FULL FEEDBACK on the first moments of your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants. Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Amazing Logline Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

To assist talented screenwriters in getting their great loglines in front of Hollywood professionals, in order to get their scripts read by decision makers.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Ultimate Logline Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The Ultimate Logline Contest (TULC) with the ultimate prizes. We have created an ongoing contest to help you to hone your skills, develop your film ideas, and maybe win some accolades and prizes along the way. Each contest is run from the first until the final day of the month. Winners are announced on the 15th of the following month. We have a new category for every contest.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Komedy Ink Script Battle

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Komedy Ink Script Battle provides a platform dedicated to comedic screenwriters to not only win cash, but to have their scripts seen by people that matter... Hollywood Producers.

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The Script Fest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

To provide a great platform that allows screenwriters to compete against each other for recognition, and prizes.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

L.A. Screenwriter Logline Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Your logline is your one-sentence movie pitch. It’s what producers and agents want to hear before they’ll even glance at your script. Ideally, you should have a solid logline in place before you even start writing your script, because if your idea doesn’t work as a logline, you can be pretty damn sure it won’t work as a script. Winning our monthly competition comes with its share of perks, but everyone who enters this contest comes out ahead, because every single logline submitted receives detailed feedback in five days or less.

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

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Final Deadline: Monthly.

A monthly film festival that celebrates creative work from around the world with 40 awards in different categories.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Just4Shorts Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The short film traces its roots to the very beginning of movie history, long before the concept of a feature films existed. Almost a century later, short films continue to strive as a new filmmaker's calling card in Hollywood. Short films serve as a quick, efficient medium to demonstrate a filmmaker's talent. And it all begins with a great script.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

The Monthly Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Screenplay competition runs every two months. Screenplays will NOT be published online.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival Celebrates Short Films, Features, Television and New Media worldwide. Our mission is to support filmmakers, recognize their hard work, and Award them so they are more inspired to keep telling amazing stories.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Top Indie Film Awards

Final Deadline: Monthly.

No budget? No problem. We know how painstakingly difficult it is to make a movie. Heck, we even know how hard it is just to write a good script (it's one of the biggest, most horribly unappreciated but crucially important parts of the entire process) so don't worry if your budget was tiny (or non-existent). The fact is we're sick of Hollywood. They only care about brands and marketing.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

12 Months Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The 12 Months Film Festival (#12MFF) is an international online film event that attracts, displays and awards movie enthusiasts, and professionals from 6 continents, in the largest monthly qualification challenge for the Grand Prize. The 11 months editions will award and send 3 winners each in the #12MFF for the Grand Prize that takes place the end of April.

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: 1 Comment

Los Angeles CineFest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Los Angeles CineFest is an online, monthly event. Each month Hollywood film industry specialists watch, listen and vote for The Best of The Festival in each category. Every month, we'll announce Festival winners online.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

StoryPlanner.com Monthly Story Plan Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

To use a specified Story Plan screenplay template to define story structure in a compelling way.

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Independent Horror Movie Awards

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Our mission is to help promote the criminally overlooked but creatively fertile field of indie horror by singling out top notch work with a wide variety of awards. Movies, scripts, and web series are all welcome! We give special attention to low budget films especially no budget entries! We're sick to death of the endless barrage of remakes and sequels that so clearly signaled the demise of originality in mainstream horror.

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Feel The Reel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Feel The Reel is a monthly international film festival founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom. FTR is not only an online film festival, but also a festival with live screenings, our friends from Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest making this possible.

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StoneFair International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Stonefair International Film Festival is an online and live film festival, headquartered in Piatra-Neamt, Romania. Stonefair IFF is committed to supporting access to film in all of Piatra-Neamt community as well as supporting young film makers in their education.

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Mindfield Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Mindfield showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our monthly competitions. Winners of our monthly online competition will automatically be in the official selection of our annual festival.

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London Golden Scout International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Created with love for the independent cinema, London Golden Scout International Film Festival aims to support both emerging and experienced filmmakers, by creating a breeding place for their work to be reviewed and judged and providing access to a larger audience through media artistic events.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest is monthly film competition focusing on international independent cinema. Our aim is to support new filmmakers and to promote the research and development of new means of expressivity through cinematography as art among diverse audiences.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Script and Storyboard Showcase

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The script is the core of any project. We want to enlight the raw talent of writing. Not everyone knows how to write. We reward ideas, talent, and structure. If in the wrong hands, a good script may end up as a flat movie, but a bad script never, ever is going to make a groundbreaking film. The Script and Storyboard Showcase is the one contest of Talent Factory 100% focused on scripts, and scriptwriting.

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Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards is an awards body dedicated to independent film. With competitions every two months and a changing judge panel of film critics, actors and filmmakers working within the industry, The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards is dedicated to awarding films based on their originality and creativity, whilst considering their budget restrictions.

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