Stowe Story Labs Names Participants & Mentors

Updated: 07/04/2020

Stowe Story Labs has announced its 2020 Roster of Participants and Mentors for the Stowe Writers' Retreat. The event is typically held at the Timberholm Inn in Vermont, but will be held remotely this year due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Scriptapalooza Produced Short Wins Festival Accolades

Tics, a short film executive produced by Scriptapalooza's Mark Andrushko, has been winning festival recognition for its unique take on mental illness, the need to ask for and receive help, and the consequences when help isn't received. Scriptapalooza is currently producing shorts and features through a newly launched division of the company. [Updated: 07/06/2020]

Screenwriters Network Launches 2nd Annual 'Killer Shorts' Horror Short Screenplay Competition

The Screenwriters Network has partnered with literary managers, producers and executives to unearth the next visionary talent in horror. The Top 10 scripts will be read by a star-studded panel of industry judges, with a further combined $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including copies of Final Draft screenwriting software, waived entry fees to multiple screenwriting contests, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, free subscriptions to on-demand horror streaming service Shudder, and more. [Updated: 07/01/2020]

Filmmatic Announces Season 5 Drama Contest Winner, Plus Finalists and Semifinalists

Dawn Garcia's The Confidence Men has been named the Winner of the Filmmatic Season 5 Drama Contest. [Updated: 07/01/2020]

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Interview with StoryPros Comedy Category Winner Thomas Leupp

Thomas LeuppComedy writer Thomas Leupp was born and raised in Los Angeles, and his sports comedy Tres Banditos was the comedy category winner of the 2019 StoryPros Awards, and a runner-up for the 2019 Inroads Fellowship.

[Updated: 06/29/2020]

Short Your Shorts Names Grand Prize Winner & 100 Finalists

Emerging Screenwriters has named Rachel Thomas-Medwid as the Grand Prize Winner of their 2020 Shoot Your Shorts Screenplay Competition for her script The Influencer. The contest's top 100 finalists have also been announced. [Updated: 06/27/2020]

CineStory Names 2020 Quarterfinalists

CineStory has named 128 quarterfinalists from almost 600 submissions to this year Feature Retreat and Fellowship Competition. Quarterfinalists will be offered any open spots to this year's retreat after the semifinalists, finalists, and winners are invited to attend. Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors. Attendees also participate in informal rooms run by mentors that cover topics ranging from pitching like a pro to the state of filmmaking in the digital age. [Updated: 06/22/2020]

StoryPros Awards Names Contest Winners

Johnny Cruz has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 13th Annual StoryPros Awards for his script Repair the Carrows. [Updated: 06/16/2020]

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Interview with 2020 Fresh Voices Horror Division Winner Harry Aspinwall

Harry AspinwallHarry Aspinwall is a writer and actor who grew up in Scotland, but has been living the U.S. - currently Brooklyn - since he was 16. His historical horror script Henrietta was the First Place Winner of the Horror Division of the 2020 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.

[Updated: 06/15/2020]

Shore Scripts Names 2020 Film Fund Winner

Lindiwe Makgalemele's The Town has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition. The script is about a seven year old girl who believes she's responsible for a car break-down in an anonymous South African town. [Updated: 06/07/2020]

ScreenCraft Names Comedy Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced quarterfinalists from among almost 2,400 submissions to the 2020 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition. [Updated: 06/04/2020]

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Interview with 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Winner James Gould-Bourn

James Gould Bourn James Gould-Bourne, winner of the 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition, is originally from Manchester, England, but now lives with his wife in Malaysia after four years of living in Lithuania. His debut novel, Bear Necessity, will be published in U.S. on August 4, 2020.

[Updated: 06/02/2020]

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition
Late: 07/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 07/11/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition
Final: 07/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

NHMC Television Writers Program
Final: 07/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Screenplay Contest
Final: 07/22/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptation Showcase Features & Shorts
Final: 07/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Final: 07/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Extended Fast Track: 07/28/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Last Chance: 07/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Drama Screenwriting Competition
Final: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenplay Festival
Final : 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards
Extended: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Nickelodeon Writing Program
Final: 08/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SCRIPT 2 SCREENS
Final: 08/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

2020 Set in Philadelphia Screenwriting Competition
Final: 08/03/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Search for New Blood Contest
Final : 08/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ISA Fast Track Fellowship
Final: 08/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition
Final: 08/14/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Late: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Final Deadline: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition
Final: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition
Late: 08/24/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
Final: 08/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Rome Independent Film Festival
: 08/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Stage Play Playwriting Competition
Final: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Athena List
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition
Final Deadline: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Final: 09/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Film Independent Screenwriting Lab
Member Extended Deadline: 09/02/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Trending: Contest Queue

The following screenwriting competitions are the "most queued" upcoming contests on MovieBytes:

  1. 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
  2. Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
  3. Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
  4. Slamdance Screenplay Competition
  5. Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
  6. Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
  7. Script Pipeline First Look Project
  8. Screenplay Festival
  9. Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
  10. Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition