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Screenplay Contests Found: 121

Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2019

Wanted! The Best Films And Screenplays In The Horror Film Genre Do you have a horror film, horror comedy film or experimental horror that you are submitting to festivals? Have you written a horror screenplay with scary situations, evil villains, creepy concepts and great characters? Our judges can't wait to watch your videos and read your stories.

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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot 2019

Final Deadline: 11/01/2019

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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/01/2019

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/01/2019

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now

Final Deadline: 11/03/2019

Our Manager Panel. Your Script. Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now is not actually a contest - it's a promotion. From Sept. 3 through Oct. 20, 2019, all scripts submitted to www.coverageink.com or www.getreppednow.com for coverage which score a 'consider' (or better) for script are elevated to our manager panel (appx. the top 5%.) We work with the top literary managers in town, and they are looking for the best writers around.

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/07/2019

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. Now celebrating our big 10th Annual Screenplay Competition, 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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 39 Comments

Destiny City Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/08/2019

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.

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: 1 Comment

Omaha Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/11/2019

In 2019, the Omaha Film Festival was recognized as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine. The Omaha Film Festival celebrates the artistic, educational, and historical importance of motion pictures. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community.

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

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/14/2019

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.

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

Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 11/18/2019

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

Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2019

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/01/2019

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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2020 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2019

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 22nd year, is accepting submissions for its 2020 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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 178 Comments

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2019

Calling all family-friendly feature film screenplays! 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 screenplays that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love.

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

Oregon Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2019

The Oregon Short Film Festival is a showcase of independent short films from around the world. We accept short screenplays of all genres that are 40 pages or less. Action Comedy Dark Comedy Drama Experimental Family Fantasy Horror Romantic Comedy Science Fiction

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Australian International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 01/09/2020

The Australian International Screenwriting Awards (AISA) is a screenwriting competition committed to the discerning selection, recognition, and professional growth of emerging screenwriters from all over the world. Australia, our home base, is a perfect merging of big cities and abundant nature. From big waves and rainforests to mountains and the massive outback.

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First 10 Pages Script Competition

Final Deadline: 01/22/2020

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres.

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

Women Who Write in Film

Final Deadline: 01/23/2020

We are Women Who Write and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 7 Comments

LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/23/2020

As one of the few screenwriting competitions for the LGBTQ community, our aim is to discover and recognize the best emerging talent and most original voices from our community in film and television writing from around the world. We are proud to be LGBTQ and even prouder to support the LGBTQ community. Members from our community have long been known for being the best artists in the world and we want to not only recognize them for that, but to support them in being talented as well as a member of our community.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/24/2020

Winning screenplays recommended to leading Hollywood producers! The Colorado Film Institute launched the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition in order to find and foster the next generation of the film world's most innovative and creative screenwriters. With the realization that every great film needs a great story, the festival is dedicated to supporting talented screenwriters by utilizing the resources of the Vail Film Festival to foster the winning screenwriters through networking opportunities, and film industry access.

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

New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 02/06/2020

We love New York and we love film! We especially loves films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be from here to submit your scripts). We are a passionate group of artists who care deeply about nurturing, developing, and furthering the careers of the next generation of New York City filmmakers and screenwriters from the U.

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

San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 02/06/2020

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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Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2020

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 launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. We want our competition to be a bridge between up and coming artists and the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives in both Canada and the US.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 6 Comments

Edinburgh Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2020

Welcome to the Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition. We are the world’s foremost screenwriting competition dedicated to the odd and insane. Because as Jack Kerouac once said, “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes “Awww!” Our aim is to launch the careers of cinema’s most original screenwriters by creating the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Faith in Film: International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 03/19/2020

Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films and facilitate established filmmakers in transitioning into making more faith films. Our aim is to build a festival that will introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more faith and family films.

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

Black Screenplays Matter

Final Deadline: 03/19/2020

We are a team of artists that want nothing more than to support the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Specifically, those storytellers that passionate about telling stories about our communities in the U.S. and abroad, from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean, to Wall Street and the streets of London to the NBA.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

New York International Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 04/10/2020

New York International Screenplay Awards is an international screenplay competition for screenwriters who aspire to connect with the USA industry workers and explore the US markets. NYISA winners will be connected to the US film industry by InkTip Magazine, iPitch. tv, and Script Mailer. They’ll be registered for free at CreatersVault, and will receive free screenwriting courses from Script Reader Pro, plus, detailed analysis and free consultations by Coverage Ink… And much more! NYISA’s valued jury members are industry professionals such as Producers, Script Doctors, Directors, Actors and Screenwriters.

Overall rating: n/a User Feedback: 1 Comment

True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/22/2020

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts based on, or inspired by, true stories.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Holly Weird Film Festival Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2020

The Holly Weird Film Festival (HWFF), founded by Festival Director Jack Truman, celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or an avant-garde challenge to what is expected or accepted. HWFF provides a venue for narrative, documentary, experimental and avant-garde film and video. Holly Weird is dedicated to celebrating all types of creativity from the worldwide independent film community.

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Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 05/19/2020

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays featuring an Under Represented Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Writer or Co-Writer, or Director, or Producer).

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

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 stars2 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

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 stars3 stars3 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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 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.

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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

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: 10 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.

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A Film Writer Logline Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Help writers enhance their screenplays.

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

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.

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