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ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest

ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest


Successful feature film dramas drive deep into the heart of what it means to be human, expressing universal themes with nuanced complexity. Our judges are looking for great stories with original voices and honest emotion. This competition celebrates great dramatic film writing. Whether you’re writing a sweeping period drama or a contained relationship movie, we want to read your script!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/31/2019


  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website only, between June 11th, 2018 and September 15th, 2018.
  • Entry fee for each screenplay is $49 until the early deadline on July 11th, and then $69 until final deadline on September 15th, 2018.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
  • Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are allowed. See your special link in the submission confirmation email for re-entry procedure.
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
  • All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.


1st Place Feature GRAND PRIZE
  • $ 1,000 Cash
  • Phone consultations with top Hollywood literary managers and agents
  • Introduction to studio executives and producers
2nd Place
  • $500 Cash
  • Will receive a page of feedback from one of our 4 industry judges
Top 3 Finalists
  • $100 Cash
  • ScreenCraft development notes
  • Free professional screenwriting software from official sponsor Final Draft

ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest

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Contest News

ScreenCraft Names Drama Contest Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been selected from among more than 1,000 submissions to the 2018 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 11/19/2018

ScreenCraft Names Drama Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced the quarterfinalists of their 2018 Drama Screenplay Competition, selected from more than 1,000 submissions.

Updated: 10/22/2018

ScreenCraft Names Drama Contest Winner

Artesia by Emily Tomson has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 12/27/2017

ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest


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