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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Objective

Get feedback from our award-winning Judges. Cash Prizes + Industry Meetings. We've launched screenwriting careers at Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, & Hulu.

For over a decade, Shore Scripts has been shining a light on new screenwriting talent. This year we are presenting a unique opportunity for feature writers to go behind the scenes and start developing their screenplay with the support of our award-winning Judges.

Feature film production is a massive engine, made up of many moving parts and engaging the creative talents of a huge number of individuals, but as the well-known phrase goes, “It all starts with the script.”

This year, Shore Scripts will be awarding placings to five (5) Winners, Top 20 Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Quarter-Finalists. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early June 24, 2024
116
$55
Regular July 31, 2024
153
$65
Final August 30, 2024
183
$75

The Feature Screenplay Contest opens on April 3rd, 2024.

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Notification: December 9th, 2024.

Rules

* Scripts should ideally be within 80-120 pages. Writers can exceed the recommended limits by up to 30 pages, with an additional fee of $1 per page.

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

* Screenwriters from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English.

* The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

* All ages are welcome.

* We accept animations.

* We accept all genres. It’s absolutely fine if your script is a combination of multiple genres or sub-genres. If that’s the case, use the Coverfly Genre dropdown to indicate the main genre on your submission, and make a note of other Genres, and any other information you feel will be relevant to the reader in the Comment to Reader field.

* Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest and Fellowship awards and writing fees received outside of fiction screenwriting do not count toward this total).

* You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee as the script will be reread. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page.

* A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.

* If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

* Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

* We prefer scripts to be submitted as a PDF file.

* Please only include the Script Title on the cover page.

* The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

* If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and any other platform whenever we see fit.

* Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter.

* The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges, and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

* By entering Shore Scripts, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online, cloud-based, and email services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or sending/transmitting your submission file(s).

* If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition. (Please note that this has never yet happened).

RULES, FAQ’s & MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: https://www.shorescripts.com/rules-faq/#f-rules

Awards

Our prestigious panel of Oscar & BAFTA winning Judges will decide this year’s 5 Winners.

* Grand Prize Winner - $5,000.

- Writer Development Calls with our Judges, Antony Johnston (ATOMIC BLONDE), Alayna Glasthal (M3GAN), Mitchell Altieri (THE HAMILTONS), Alex Ranarivelo (THE RIDE), and Manager Alec Ring at Cinetic whose clients include the writers of BOOKSMART, MOONLIGHT, and PARASITE.

- A complimentary enrollment in a 10-week or shorter screenwriting course at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

* 2nd Place Winner - $1000.

* 3rd Place Winner - $500.

Plus, all FIVE (5) of our Winners will win 6 months of free access to the Stage 32 Writer's Room program.

In 2024 all of our 5 Winners and Top 20 Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in our Writer Development Program receiving one-to-one support from our Writer Development Manager, sending out their scripts to our roster of over 300 Managers, Agents, Producers, and Directors. This bespoke and personal approach to script circulation built on enduring, knowing what our roster members are looking for right now, and what our writers wish to achieve is what makes Shore Scripts stand out from the crowd, and has enabled us to help launch the careers of over 100 screenwriters to date.

And the opportunity to join our private alumni Facebook community where they can network with other winners, readers, and members of the Shore Scripts team, and our directors' roster and take part in exclusive live events and access specially provided learning materials.

Take a look at our alumni and see how placing in Shore Scripts contests can kick-start your screenwriting career: www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/.

Placing in Shore Scripts contests will boost your rating on Coverfly’s Red List. At the end of 2023, over 100 scripts by Shore Scripts writers were listed in Coverfly's Top 10%.

Plus, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

Shore Scripts Feature

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Shore Scripts Names Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2016 semfinalists:

FEATURE SEMI-FINALISTS
A SMALL FORTUNE BY ADAM PERRY
ATHENS BY RON MAEDE
BANG, BABY, BANG BY GARETH K. BENNETT
BREAKTHROUGH BY PAUL LITTELL
CAVALLO DEL RE BY PAOLO TADDEI
COLD WAR BY C.J. WELLS
COLTON HATES THE UNIVERSE BY JACOB NASON
DESTRUCTION BY PATRICIA STEFFY
EUROMILLIONS BY ADAM NELSON
EXILE BY MATTHEW MILLER
FAST BY MAX HERSH
FORBIDDEN ISLAND BY ANDREW GILCHRIST
GOLDEN ASHES BY ADINA SADEANU
GOODBYE VIETNAM BY REECE A. JONES
GREATEST OF ALL TIME BY NICK EPSTEIN
HOMESTEADING BY JORDAN CAREW
I AWAIT THE DEVIL’S COMING BY ANDREW BROTZMAN
IN OUR BLOOD BY STEPHANIE ZARI
INTRUSION BY PENELOPE THOMAS
JOYRIDE BY MAURIZIO MARMORSTEIN
LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD BY ANDREW HEARD
LEEZARD MAN BY BALJINDER SINGH GILL
LET’S KILL D.B. COOPER BY MARK PRICE
LOG BY ALISON PARKER
LOST & FOUND BY JABARI HOWARD
NIGHT WORK BY JONATHAN D. MARX
NINE DOWN BY FERGUS COOK
NOBODY BY TR GUEST
OF HORN AND IVORY BY JASON GRUICH
OUT OF MIND BY ALICE SEABRIGHT
PASSING THROUGH BY ROBERT RHYNE
THAT’S A REALLY NICE URN BY GREG WAYNE
THE AMBASSADOR BY DANIEL LARIOS
THE ASSESSOR BY MRSANDMRTHOMAS
THE CITY OF ARTISTS BY EURYDICE DA SILVA
THE FRONTIER BY ANDREW STYLIANOU
THE HANGED MAN BY G.B. RATCLIFF
THE LAST EAGLE BY JOEL MORGAN
THE LAST RIFLEMAN BY KEVIN FITZPATRICK
THE LAZARUS EFFECT BY GRAHAM PARKE
THE LEAN BY PEARSE LEHANE
THE MIDNIGHT SON BY LEVI A. TAYLOR
THE MONGOOSE VANISHES! BY CHARLES PIEPER
THE PAPER SISTER BY ANGEL MIROU
THE SKY TO THE WEST BY COLLEEN LAEGER
UNDER THE RISING SUN BY MICHAEL MCCOY
UNSHACKLED BY MARK GOSSIN

TV PILOT SEMI-FINALISTS
BACK ISSUES BY JAKE MYNATT & KEITH BOYLE
BEING ALI BY MICHAEL MACK
BROKEN BY THAD DONOVAN
BROTHERS & BEST INTENTIONS BY DAN RITTER
CROOKED RIVER BY C.J. WELLS
EASY MONEY BY PATRICK LEO NASH
ELLIE BY PATRICK HARRIS
FM BY KAT CORBETT & TRAVIS WOODS
FUN & GAMES BY RUTH SINANIAN
GIVE MY SHELTER BY ALICE SEABRIGHT
KYLA’S WAR BY HANK ISAAC
LONG ISLAND BY ROBERT WEINBERGER
LOS NINOS SICARIOS BY ROB LAMBERT
MATRYOSHKA BY ANGELA BERLINER
MINOR BY CALLUM SMITH
MR SHADE BY BRAD KATZEN
NIGHT BY JAMES E. BROOKS
PAST LIFE BY CHRIS RUSHWORTH
PEACHES BY LAURIEL MARGER
QUACK BY JONATHAN D. MARX
QUANTUM DREAMS BY JEFFREY GOLD
QUARRY BY ASH CORRISTINE
REPUTATION BY MATTHEW REDMOND
ROM-COM TOM BY CHRIS STURGEON
SOUL BY GEMMA VENTURA
THE ELECTRIC NEWSPAPER BY REECE A. JONES
THE HUNTER BY ANGELA BERLINER
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF UNCLE SAM BY ALAN JENKINS
THE PATCH BY JORDAN CAREW
THE RECOVERY BY ANGELA BERLINER
THE ROSEWEARS BY JEFFREY GOLD
UNSAFE ACTS BY DAN WITHERALL

SHORT SEMI-FINALISTS
ARMSTRONG’S LAST BELL BY CC CHAINEY
BITE BY JACK PIRIE
BOYZ IN THE WOOD BY ALEX LAKIN
CIRCLES BY JP-SMITH
COMPLICIT BY ANDREW L. SCHWARTZ
DIARY OF AN OBSOLETE OCTOGENARIAN SEX ROBOT BY MYLES SIMON
DESTROYER OF WORLDS BY HUMAYUN MIRZA
DON’T STOP BY J. W. C. HICKEY
ECHO BOULEVARD BY TAIYO YOSHIDA
FINGERS BY LACHLAN MARKS
HAIR BY JOE IRVING
HOMECOMING BY COURTNEY HOPE THEROND
HUM BY STEFANO NURRA
NICKY BY RYAN ROMINE & SAM HENDERSON
REGGIE FONDERS BY ZACHARY B. FRIEDMAN
ROUND TRIP BY JEROME VILLARIN
SECRETIONS BY GORAN SPOLJARIC
SHARON’S ROSE BY PATRICK LEO NASH
SILENCES BY OHAD IRA AMRAM
SUE BY URIEL EMIL
THE DISAPPOINTMENT CLUB BY KITTY PERCY
THE NEW WORLD BY BRIAN RAWLINS
THE RADIO AT THE END OF THE WORLD BY KARLA GAMERO GOMEZ
THE WITCHFINDER BY DAVID PRIESTLEY
THE WORLD IS NOT FOR ME BY BETHAN GIBBS
TILLY BY LUCIA LOPEZ
TRACKS IN THE SNOW BY NICHOLAS ROBERTS
TRANS BY LUCIA LOPEZ

Updated: 11/05/2016

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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