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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

WeScreenplay Shorts

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Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
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Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

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Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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Objective

Short scripts are a fantastic way to get your screenwriting feet wet, explore a new genre, hone your craft, and get noticed. With so many Oscar-qualifying film festivals, it’s one way to gain recognition within the entertainment industry!

For this competition, all winners will be invited to take part in our exclusive Virtual Shorts Lab to help define the next steps in their projects journey – whether that’s self-producing, crowdfunding, or connecting it with a production company looking for short content. Plus, every entry receives one page of feedback from a professional reader!

Our industry jury is chock-full of experience bringing compelling shorts to life — and have the accolades to prove it.

We’re also excited to welcome back crowdfunding platform and specialists Seed&Spark as an official partner for this year’s competition! Seed&Spark will meet with this year’s Top 25 Finalists to offer 1:1 mentoring. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early April 15, 2024
3
$39.99
Regular May 15, 2024
33
$49.99
Late June 15, 2024
64
$59.99
Final July 15, 2024
94
$69.99

Notification: Quarterfinalists: Aug 15th; Semifinalists: Sep 6th; Finalists: Sep 29th; Winners: Nov 1st;

Rules

Please see website for most up-to-date rules.

Awards

GRAND PRIZE: WeScreenplay Shorts Virtual Lab

Five winners will be invited to a day of exclusive virtual meetings with industry professionals to talk about the most effective ways to move forward with their short film scripts.

During this one-day Virtual Shorts Lab, we’ll explore topics such as securing financing, getting talent and producers attached to your project, tips and tricks for making the most of the festival circuit, and how to balance practical needs with getting your passion project off the ground. The small group setting will allow you to ask questions of creators who have been through it and execs who are looking for short form content. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your short script!

Our top scripts are read by our incredible industry jury and competition winners get access to ongoing mentorship from WeScreenplay including an initial phone call, guidance for drafting query letters, research methods for finding the right representation, prep before big meetings, and strategic planning for next steps in their careers — all based on the writer’s specific goals.

FINALISTS: The Top 25 Finalists will win 1:1 mentoring with Seed&Spark’s crowdfunding specialists!

We’re pleased to bring back our partnership with Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform with the lowest fees, the highest campaign success rate in the world (88%), and a track record of setting filmmakers on a path to success. Crowdfunding is not a stop-gap funding measure; it’s a tool in your professional arsenal to take control of your career.

ALL ENTRANTS: In addition to our FREE feedback, every entry comes with admission to a live webinar — CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE with Seed&Spark, which will take place later in the year. Learn how to have a successful crowdfunding campaign…and career! You’ll learn how to find your audience, structure your crowdfunding campaign, pick the right goal and incentives, and more.

WeScreenplay Shorts

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

WeScreenplay Names Short Film Fund Winner

Borders of the Imagination, by Benjamin Friedman, has been named the winner of the inaugural season of WeScreenplay's Short Film Fund. [Updated: 06/22/2017]

WeScreenplay Names Short Film Fund Semifinalists

WeScreenplay has announced their 38 Short Film Fund Semifinalists. [Updated: 04/20/2017]

WeScreenplay Names Short Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

WeScreenplay has announced their Short Screenplay contest quarterfinalists. [Updated: 03/21/2017]

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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