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Stage 32 Family-Friendly Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/27/2021

Now more than ever we could all use some wholesome, feel-good, entertainment that brings the whole family together. And that is just what audiences are looking for! Inspiring, fun, engaging feature films that are for the whole family - not just for kids! Thanks to classic films that leave a lasting impression such as BIG, HOME ALONE, PRETTY WOMAN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE GOONIES, and new hits such as THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, A DOG’S JOURNEY, SPY KIDS, and more Family Friendly films offer something for everyone.

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Stage 32 Family-Friendly

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/30/2021

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

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Breaking Walls

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
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CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

The CAPE New Writers Fellowship discovers and nurtures emerging writers launching their careers in television and film. Founded and co-chaired by Emmy Award-winning Creator and Showrunner Leo Chu and veteran film and TV executive Steve Tao, CAPE is one of few programs created by a creative and an executive. This immersive Fellowship arms each writer with the practical and business knowledge they need to succeed as a professional writer in the entertainment industry.

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CAPE

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

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Kairos Prize

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales.

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StoryPros International

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Our Hollywood judges love good horror movies – and they’re looking for the next fresh voices in horror screenwriting.

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ScreenCraft Horror

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

L.A. NEO NOIR NEWS ALERT: NEW TOP FIVE IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL: 1. THIS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR SCRIPT: Carey Westbrook himself will be a part of this year's script consultation team. Carey Westbrook has served as a script consultant for Derek Cianfrance, TWO TIME 2021 Academy Award winner, and George Tillman Jr., an Academy Award nominee.

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L.A. Neo Noir

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are: Feature-length screenplays Short screenplays Feature-length movies Short movies Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including: Cash Publishing deals Movie distribution offer Film-making classes Contacts with horror movie industry insiders Horror merchandise And much more Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria.

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13Horror.com

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

$25,000 in cash grants. 2 shorts produced each season. Winners screened at Tribeca, BFI London, won a BAFTA... Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows. DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced.

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Shore Film Fund

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
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Madras Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

At Madras Independent Film Festival, we are looking for unique and standout works of the independent film industry. Madras Independent Film Festival is the tool that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognitions for their film. We have created monthly editions to give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers.

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Madras Independent

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. Fresh Voices experience in the industry allows us the ability to identify and elevate writer's with a unique perspective and memorable voice that demands to be read. Now in our 12th year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

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Fresh Voices Feature

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Screenwriting Battle

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021

Screenwriting Battle is a screenwriting competition for screenwriters, by screenwriters. On November 4th, write a 10 page script in under four days. Top 8 scripts are judged by Professional Screenwriters including Diane Drake (WHAT WOMEN WANT, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, and ONLY YOU, starring Robert Downey Jr.) Only $20 (including tax) to join.

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Screenwriting Battle

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 11/09/2021

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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Final Draft/Big Break

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/18/2021

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.

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Atlanta

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/19/2021

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.

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Richmond Fest

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition

Final Deadline: 11/23/2021

Table Read + $6,000 in Cash + Career Development A Table Read Will Give You an Advantage and is Critical to Success With a professional table read, you’ll gain insight into your script from a working director and trained actors while it's performed for a live audience. This is how Oscar-winning writers tighten their story, sharpen their dialogue and fine-tune pacing, character, and other important elements of their latest projects.

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Table Read

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 11/24/2021

Whether you’re writing feature comedy screenplays or 30-60 minute teleplays, we want you to bring the funny! This year, we will again be flying our winner out to Los Angeles for face-to-face meetings. Further, other winning writers will have online meetings with executives and all finalists will have their loglines exposed to a list of hundreds of executives for the possibility of having their scripts requested.

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Stage 32 Comedy

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/26/2021

We love New York and we love film! We especially love 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). You just have to have a great New York story to tell.

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New York Metropolitan

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

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.

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Cinequest

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

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.

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Circus Road

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Our jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be shared with our network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Story

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
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Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Filmmatic coined a slogan, "Hidden screenplays never get produced". As writers, we spend a lot of our precious time crafting unique scripts, yet we hardly ever employ an equal level of passion when attempting to get our work into the "right hands". The exposure and prestige one can gain from placing or winning a screenplay competition is invaluable, but what do you say this time around we also get you PITCHING! Let's get proactive, let's pick a production company that makes sense for our project, tell them we were a Pitch Now Finalist or Winner, and get them to review our work, now not later ;) All 100 finalists will be able to pitch to a studio or production company of their choice via Virtual Pitch Fest! The competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays.

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Pitch Now

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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WRPN Women's International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

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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WRPN Women

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
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IndieBoom Script Contest

Final Deadline: 12/03/2021

The IndieBoom Script Contest is about showcasing short scripts in any genre or format. We've partnered with Roadmap Writers, InkTip and Virtual Pitchfest to support writers with valuable industry prizes as they build their careers.

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IndieBoom Script Contest

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ISA Family & Holiday + Genre Busting Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/09/2021

Do you have a great family or holiday script that's ready for the industry? We're seeking classic and genre-busting family or holiday material in the feature and tv pilot categories. Submit your script to be considered for either the standard or genre busting Grand Prize placements. You don’t need a genre-busting project to submit.

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ISA Family & Holiday

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ISA Action & Adventure + Genre Busting Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/09/2021

Do you have a great action or adventure script that's ready for the industry? We're seeking classic and genre-busting action in the feature and tv pilot categories. Submit your script to be considered for either the standard or genre-busting Grand Prize placements. What is a genre-busting action or adventure film? Was THE DARK KNIGHT an escapist superhero action film or a tragic crime drama? Do you remember how all the fear of the Xenomorphs enriched the thrill of Ripley’s final stand in ALIENS? And how did MEN IN BLACK manage to keep telling jokes even as the heroes were facing off against a giant, CGI monster? These are the questions one asks when presented with an action or adventure film that breaks the conventions of its genre.

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ISA Action & Adventure

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2021

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 24th year, is accepting submissions for its 2022 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.

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BlueCat Contest

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Final Deadline: 12/13/2021

We want to see the best short screenplays from around the globe.

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Phoenix Short Screenplay

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
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International Horror and Sci Fi Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/13/2021

To discover the best un-produced short screenplays by talented writers and present their work to LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

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International Horror

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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Filmarket Hub Feature Film Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 12/16/2021

We are looking for fresh voices and the next great film script. Our goal is to connect screenwriters with leading producers and key players in the industry.

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Filmarket Hub Feature

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/17/2021

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

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Killer Shorts Horror

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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/18/2021

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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San Francisco IndieFest

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Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 12/20/2021

The Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming horror/thriller screenwriters, as well as to empower and promote those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. Competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays. All types of horror and thriller projects are eligible.

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Filmmatic Horror

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/22/2021

We are San Francisco. We love film and 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 want to support serious writers who take on serious subject matter.

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Apeiron Films Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/29/2021

Cinema is your passion? You've written a short film script that tells a meaningful and touching story with a few characters in plain settings? You can restrict yourself to the essentials? You want to see your ideas in a movie at last? Congratulations: You’ve just found the right opportunity! CHALLENGE Create pure narrative live-action cinema without extravaganza! Make the audience care! Only the awesome idea counts, because the film crew will have only a few days for the complete production from casting to cinema premiere.

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2021

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 scripts that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, animation, or action-adventure film – we have producers and executives who are hungry for high-quality “four-quadrant” projects to package and produce.

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Mad Wife Productions Horror / Thriller Feature Contest

Final Deadline: 01/05/2022

Mad Wife Productions is launching season 2 of their annual screenplay contest, now looking for HORROR or THRILLER feature-length screenplays! ***WINNER(S) WILL GET PRODUCED!!!!!*** The winner of their first contest -- Rachel Taenzler’s TV show Memory Lane -- is currently in post-production and slated for release in early 2022.

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Script Pipeline Movie and TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 01/07/2022

The Great Movie and TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with. Any genre, studio-level or indie, is accepted. Completed scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a screenplay or pilot, as we help develop the selected pitches.

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WeScreenplay Feature Competition

Final Deadline: 01/15/2022

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why every single entry receives FREE FEEDBACK JUDGING: Our judges are all industry-experienced gatekeepers.

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Shore Scripts Fiction Podcast Contest

Final Deadline: 01/21/2022

TWO WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN TO HAVE THEIR PILOT SCRIPTS PRODUCED, EACH WITH A BUDGET OF $5000. The writers will retain full rights over their story and have the final say on any potential deals which may arise. Plus, each winner will also receive $1000 Cash! Writing a podcast script (or even adapting your existing script for a podcast) means fewer layers between your story and a potential audience of millions.

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Military Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/22/2022

Submissions Open: September 3, 2021. The Military Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a story about warfare or the military experience.

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Short Com

Final Deadline: 01/23/2022

Having screened some of the funniest short comedy films for several years by emerging comedy filmmaking talent to audiences and industry alike, we are now looking to unearth comedic writing talent to help kick-start their writing career. Scripts are carefully assessed by experienced readers before being whittled down to a final shortlist, which are put before our selected judging panel of industry experts; whose collected votes will decide a winner.

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Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 01/26/2022

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Fall cycle is now accepting submissions. The winning SHORT SCRIPT GETS OPTIONED AND PRODUCED! We will also produce proof-of-concept scenes from winning feature and TV pilot scripts. The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest is one of a kind contest that strives to connect local and international screenwriters with producers in an effort to create world-class content.

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SunVale Script Contest

Final Deadline: 02/16/2022

Sunvale Screenplay Contest was developed to promote undiscovered screenwriters who are looking for their opportunity to become produced and see their work on the screen. Going to our second season, we accept features, TV pilots and short screenplays in 5 different categories (Action/Adventure, Horror/thriller, Drama, Comedy, Female screenwriters).

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Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/17/2022

Accepted Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday/Young Adult, Historical/Bio, Horror/Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Sci Fi/Fantasy We’re searching for emerging screenwriters with exceptional screenplays in eight genre categories. The winner of each genre category will receive $2500 cash. Of the eight scripts selected, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize, receive an additional $10,000 and be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and others.

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Emerging Screenwriters Genre

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First 10 Pages Showcase

Final Deadline: 02/19/2022

Submissions Open: October 3, 2021. The First 10 Pages Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that set up an exciting and compelling story capable of "hooking" a reader within the first 10 pages.

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/08/2022

The International Horror Hotel fosters creativity within genre writers and filmmakers, providing a platform for them to share their work and gain recognition. Our main focus is in connecting those working within the horror (and sub-genre) community, helping them to expand their network and gain contacts to strengthen their work.

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Film Invasion Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 03/15/2022

The festival Film Invasion Los Angeles looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of L.A. FILA has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between. Both movie and television screenplays are accepted. Screenplays will be evaluated by the jury based on merit, and winners will receive passes to the film festival and be cheered on by an audience when they are brought up to receive their reward.

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The Crime List

Final Deadline: 03/19/2022

Submissions Open: November 3, 2021. The Crime List recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a crime story (murder, gangsters, fraud, corruption, missing persons, kidnappings, revenge, heist, etc.)

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