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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020 (expired)

THREE IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL: 1. Your entry fee for this year's festival waives your entry fee for next year's festival, which will take place in a major Hollywood theater! Enter now, submit FREE next year. That's two festivals for the price of one! 2. Last year's audience was over 200 people in a sold out crowd at L.

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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 (2.5/5.0)
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Stage32.com 'THAT'S A MOVIE!' Logline Contest

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020 (expired)

Is Your Logline Sabotaging Your Chances of Getting Read? Have it reviewed by an Industry Professional for FREE (and potentially win some awesome prizes)! Simply enter your logline at the bottom of this form. Does this sound familiar? You spent months - or perhaps even years - perfecting your screenplay or television pilot and now you are ready to take that project out into the world.

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Stage 32 Logline

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Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/20/2020 (expired)

We like "quirky" scifi and fantasy characters including monsters, aliens, space invaders, body snatchers and zombies. We like space-related fantasies along the lines of Gravity (2013) and Daniel Espinosa's Life (2017). We like SciFi Thrillers like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). We would love to showcase your expose similar to Peter Hyams' Capricorn One, a 1977 government conspiracy thriller film about a Mars landing hoax.

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Colorado SciFi

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Dumbo Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 09/18/2020 (expired)

The DFF Screenwriting Competition is a collaborate effort with Event Horizon Films and the Dumbo Film Festival. This festival highlights both affirmed and emergent filmmakers by launching promising artists into the world film stage. The screenwriting competition is designed to inspire writers to keep writing. One great story simply isn't enough to advance in this industry.

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Dumbo Screenwriting

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Future Film Writers (5-page Read)

Final Deadline: 09/18/2020 (expired)

For the first time, Future Film Writers create a 5-page read for new beginner and long term writers. We want to read five pages from any one of your feature-length stories. Three writers with five pages will enter our full contest for free for the chance to win cash prize money. On September 14th – 18th for one week only, one writer with a fantastic five pages could win a chance to have his or her full story to enter our contest for free.

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Future Film Writers (5-page)

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Future Film Writers (Title Challenge)

Final Deadline: 09/18/2020 (expired)

For the first time, Future Film Writers create a challenge for new beginner and long term writers. A challenge to test the knowledge of a writer that can take a Title and change it into a fantastic story. On September 14th – 18th for one week only. Three stories from (Kids Short and Adult Short) will enter our full contest for free for the chance to win cash prize money.

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Future Film Writers (Title)

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Australian International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 09/17/2020 (expired)

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 great cities and abundant nature. From big waves and rainforests to mountains and the massive outback.

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Australian International

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Women in Film & Television Vancouver

Final Deadline: 09/15/2020 (expired)

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. We encourage you to submit a script of any genre, challenging the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see.

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Women in Film Vancouver

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Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/08/2020 (expired)

Accepted Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical/Bio, Horror/Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Sci Fi/Fantasy We’re searching for emerging screenwriters with exceptional screenplays in seven genre categories. The winner of each genre category will receive $2500 cash. Of the seven scripts selected, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize, receive an additional $7500 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 Feature

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV GENRE

Final Deadline: 09/07/2020 (expired)

CONTEST DESCRIPTION PAGE-TURNER: page–turn·er \ n. A script so compelling or exciting that the reader is unable to put it down. And that’s exactly what the PAGE-TURNER Screenplay Competition is looking for. The 3rd ANNUAL FEATURE & TV PILOT GENRE COMPETITION is designed with the writer in mind. This is a competition that is somewhat unique so please read everything carefully.

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Page Turner - Feature/TV Genre

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Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

Final Deadline: 09/02/2020 (expired)

Through personalized feedback from experienced industry professionals and other writers in the program, Screenwriting Fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their scripts for production. The Screenwriting Lab also helps to further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to film industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of screenwriting.

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Film Independent

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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Athena List

Final Deadline: 08/31/2020 (expired)

The Athena List is an annual script competition that selects exceptional scripts with women leaders at the heart of the story. As the central program in the Athena Film Festival’s Parity Pipeline program, The Athena List’s goal is to raise the profile of the scripts and the writers within the industry with the purpose of getting these movies made and elevating their careers to the next level.

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Athena List

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 08/24/2020 (expired)

Roadmap Writers is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural JumpStart Writing Competition. The competition is open to both feature scripts and original television pilots. Roadmap Writers - a leader in screenwriting education taught by executives and literary representatives currently working in the industry - have helped 46 writers get signed to representation in just two years with companies that include Gersh, Circle of Confusion, APA, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, and more! Much like our educational programs this competition is designed to give writers exposure to industry professionals who can help jump start their writing careers!

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Roadmap JumpStart

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Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2020 (expired)

Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival! The Sherman Oaks Film Festival has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between.

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Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
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Stage 32 Search for New Blood Contest

Final Deadline: 08/13/2020 (expired)

OUR WINNERS GET RESULTS Over the years, our contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, staffed and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry. Our track record with the Search for New Blood has been off the charts. Now we’re back with this incredibly popular contest designed to give our horror and thriller writers the chance to have their work exposed to some of the top execs in the industry! Our top 3 winners will get exclusive meetings with executives.

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Stage 32 New Blood

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 08/01/2020 (expired)

Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live-action and animated television.

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Nickelodeon

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
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SCRIPT 2 SCREENS

Final Deadline: 08/01/2020 (expired)

SCRIPT2SCREENS is a Screenplay Competition for aspiring writers with a mission to get their film made. SCRIPT2SCREENS will make one screenwriter’s dream a reality by having their screenplay made by working Hollywood industry professionals into a short film, which can stand alone in film festivals or be used as a sizzle reel for pitches to producers.

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SCRIPT 2 SCREENS

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Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2020 (expired)

The Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming comedic screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation into the mainstream film and television industries. Competition is open to comedic feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays.

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Filmmatic Comedy

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/30/2020 (expired)

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 $80,000 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 (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)

Final Deadline: 07/28/2020 (expired)

Film is a unique medium, and the New Renaissance Film Festival’s mission is to support and champion the best upcoming filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era, to fulfill their dream in telling their stories. We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers. We are not interested in following current fashions or politically motivated content.

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New Renaissance

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Stage 32 Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/22/2020 (expired)

Stage 32's screenwriting contests have gained a reputation as some of the "most worthwhile screenwriting contests to enter." The reason for this is simple: We provide unparalleled access to industry executives and work directly with our winning writers in an never ending quest to help them find success.

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Stage 32 Feature

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2020 (expired)

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 20th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

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Shriekfest

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 (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
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GenreBlast Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/26/2020 (expired)

GenreBlast is an international independent genre film festival coming to you from the awesome Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in beautiful Winchester, VA! GB5 will happen LABOR DAY WEEKEND - 9/3-9/6 2020 and will feature the best of truly independent films from around the world - specializing in action, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, grindhouse, exploitation, Korean thrillers, Japanese gangster flicks, Chinese action movies, French horror, midnight movies, shoestring budget weird cinema, and everything under the sun! We really welcome all genres of interesting, original, exciting and daring moviemaking! All countries and walks of life are welcome here! We also have a fantastic screenplay contest that is growing larger every year! Our discussion panels at GenreBlast have been a big hit and we're bringing them back for GB5! Raw, uncensored real talk about indie filmmaking, gender bias, distribution, criticism, and much more will come your way from the mouths of some of the best indie talent out there! After-parties, lively conversation, networking galore, TONS of movies, informative Q&A's and the chance to make new lifelong industry friends - all nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley hamlet of Winchester, VA! Your movie will be shown in front of a lively, enthusiastic crowd of cinephiles and industry peers that don't walk around with their heads up their asses 24/7! What a refreshing way to attend a film fest! Come Labor Day Weekend, you'll wish you were at GenreBlast!

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GenreBlast

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Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 06/20/2020 (expired)

"Short-form films can be great calling cards. They help writers and directors flesh out their unique voices without great expense of time or money. They allow artists to venture out of their comfort zone, show off their wares, and speak to the world without first having to obtain studio or distributor permission...." The Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and promote those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry.

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Filmmatic Short

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Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 06/05/2020 (expired)

To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers.

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Disney/ABC

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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BOLT

Final Deadline: 06/05/2020 (expired)

Bolt is an innovative new screenplay competition from the creators of Barnstorm Fest. The rules are simple: Submit a short film screenplay, web series or television pilot then Barnstorm Media chooses the winner and MAKES YOUR MOVIE OR PILOT! You get to be the Executive Producer. And, every submission receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION.

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BOLT

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Athena Lab

Final Deadline: 06/01/2020 (expired)

This three-day lab consists of intensive script development with seasoned mentors. It is designed for women writers who have not yet had a feature-length fictional script produced. Screenplays must include one or more strong woman character(s) in leadership roles at the center of the story and must be feature-length narratives.

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Athena Lab

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV Drama

Final Deadline: 06/01/2020 (expired)

PAGE-TURNER: page–turn·er A script so compelling or exciting that the reader is unable to put it down. And that's exactly what the PAGE-TURNER Screenplay Competition is looking for. The 3rd ANNUAL FEATURE & TV PILOT COMPETITION is designed with the writer in mind.

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Page Turner - Feature/TV Drama

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
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Page Turner Screenplays - Faith Based Features & TV Pilots

Final Deadline: 05/25/2020 (expired)

Currently, one of the most sought after genres in Hollywood! Most of our writers launched their careers with genre scripts and hopefully you can too. This is brand new competition for Page Turner which means that this is a great opportunity for writers to test their material, compete at a more intimate level where you will have a more thorough read as opposed to other competitions where you are competing against thousands and thousands of others across multiple genres.

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Page Turner- Faith Based

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Holly Weird Film Festival Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2020 (expired)

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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NBC Writers on the Verge

Final Deadline: 05/10/2020 (expired)

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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NBC Writers/Verge

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SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/24/2020 (expired)

The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

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SENE Film Festival

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/22/2020 (expired)

Stage 32 has partnered with Trick Candle Productions and Glass House Distribution to launch a brand-new Microbudget Horror Script Competition for 2020. The winning script will receive a $5,000 option, be entered into a mentorship program with the film’s producers and be eligible for a production greenlit for up to $100,000 by Trick Candle and Glass House.

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Stage 32 Microbudget Horror

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Seattle International Screenwriting Honors

Final Deadline: 04/14/2020 (expired)

Seattle's burgeoning independent film community is home to artists, actors, writers, directors, producers, singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, filmmakers, and multi-hyphenates of all shapes and sizes. People from all walks of life, from all over the world, call our city home. They come hear to learn, hone, and practice their craft. Unlike other major hubs, that are only interested in established talent, artists know they can come to Seattle and grow into their greatness.

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Seattle International

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West Hollywood Screenwriting and Shorts

Final Deadline: 04/14/2020 (expired)

Hollywood is where people have come to make it in the industry since the birth of the entertainment industry. We are not just the home of actors, writers, directors, and producers of all shapes and sizes, we are the home of the industry itself. Everyone who’s anyone has a presence here or wish they did. People from all walks of life, from all over the world, come here to make it.

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Stage to Screen Romantic Comedy Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/14/2020 (expired)

We Seek Romantic Comedy Screenplays And Stage Plays, From 80-120 Pages In Length. GOAL: We Hope To Discover Amazing Stories, Have A Great Time With Cool People, Improving Movie Development Along The Way. We’re Creating A Slate Of Romantic Comedy Stories That We Can Stage And Shortly Thereafter – Shoot As Movies. YOU: You Write, And Have A Fresh, Fun Romantic Comedy With Great Structure, Juicy Plot And Vivid Characters – And You’d Like To Share It With Us! Your Piece May Be A Feature Length Movie Screenplay, Or A Play That Would Adapt Well To A Movie.

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New York International Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 04/10/2020 (expired)

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.

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Portland Comedy Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/31/2020 (expired)

The Portland Comedy Film Festival, ranked in the Top 100 on FilmFreeway, is a unique forum for international independent comedy filmmakers to showcase their comedy films in Portland, Oregon. The Portland Comedy Film Festival is a bi-annual event, searching for funny and engaging films and screenplays to entertain a comedy loving audience.

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Austin After Dark Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/31/2020 (expired)

The Austin After Dark Film Festival screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline in Austin, Texas. This event will focus on films that are created for a mature audience. Enjoy a great slate of films in large cushioned seating, a massive theater screen, with access to 50 beers on tap and full restaurant while you watch films. Austin is a great independent film town and this event will be a lot of fun as well as a great opportunity to network with filmmakers and screenwriters.

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Page Turner Screenplays - First 15

Final Deadline: 03/30/2020 (expired)

FIRST 15 - FEATURE & TV PILOT The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages. As a “Thank You” to everyone for your support during our first two years we are giving anyone who applies on Filmfreeway FREE ENTRY for the FIRST 15 Days of the competition. The FIRST 15 is a great way to kick off the New Year and jump-start your writing to prepare your script for all the upcoming top tier competitions, writers programs and residency applications.

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BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/13/2020 (expired)

The Cary Theater is pleased to present BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival, a celebration of the many facets of the art of storytelling through film. BEYOND: The Film Festival will highlight all aspects of filmmaking, featuring a short film competition and screenplay writing competition (length – 30 minutes or less). Each year, the festival will explore some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the filmmaking process.

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BEYOND: The Film Festival

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Houston Comedy Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/29/2020 (expired)

The Houston Comedy Film Festival opened for submissions in 2008 and we had our first event in 2009. We are looking for a diverse palette of comedy screenplays with the following categories. 1-40 pages is considered a short and 41-150 pages is considered a feature in our world. 1) Comedy Short & Comedy Features 2) Dark Comedy Short & Dark Comedy Feature 3) Comedy TV Episode, Sitcom, or Webisode: Short & Feature (commonly called a Teleplay) 4) Romantic Comedy Short and Romantic Comedy Feature 80% of the submissions go to the Comedy Short & Feature Categories, which are the most competitive.

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Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/29/2020 (expired)

The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival held our first event in 2015. This event has been bi-annual since the beginning. We are looking for a diverse palette of comedy screenplays with the following categories. 1-40 pages is considered a short and 41-150 pages is considered a feature in our world. 1) Comedy Short & Comedy Features Screenplays 2) Dark Comedy Short & Dark Comedy Feature Screenplays 3) Comedy TV Episode, Sitcom, or Webisode: Short & Feature (commonly called a Teleplay) 4) Romantic Comedy Short and Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplays 80% of the submissions go to the Comedy Short & Feature Categories, which are the most competitive.

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Edinburgh Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2020 (expired)

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 find cinema’s most original screenwriters by creating the world’s best screenwriting competition to find them.

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WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award 2020

Final Deadline: 02/09/2020 (expired)

Our celebration of great writing continues with our latest genre prize. After the great success of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy and Horror competitions, we are proud to announce the first ever WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award! Do you like to make people laugh with great comedy? Are you a fan of stories about enduring love and relationships? Or do you like to blend the two into that most classic of genres, the rom-com? Then this is the contest for you! The WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award is here to celebrate scripts that lift our spirits through laughter or inspire us with passionate love – or a bit of both! We’ll be accepting scripts in the genres of both comedy and romance, plus the crossover genre of the romantic-comedy.

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Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/03/2020 (expired)

Taking place in Sun Valley, Idaho in the days leading up to the 2020 Sun Valley Film Festival (March 18-22), the High Scribe residency will offer four finalists rare opportunities including Industry roundtables, insider access during the Sun Valley Film Festival, and personalized face time with Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan. During the Festival, Gaghan will host the Sun Valley Screenwriters Lab, which will include a moderated discussion with Gaghan, live table read, and the announcement of the 2020 High Scribe winner, selected by High Scribe judge, Jennifer Todd.

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BIFF Montana Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 02/02/2020 (expired)

The 4th annual Bigfork Independent Film Festival's first Montana Screenwriting Competition is eager to find narrative screenplays that demonstrate the exceptional talents and skills of Montana writers &/or highlight the special qualities of Montana locations. This Montana-focused writing competition accepts ONLY narrative Feature and Short Film screenplays (no documentary film scripts, teleplays or stageplays).

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Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/24/2020 (expired)

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.

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Women Who Write in Film

Final Deadline: 01/23/2020 (expired)

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 forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world.

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Women Who Write in Film

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LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/23/2020 (expired)

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.

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