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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature

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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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Objective

Guaranteed Option Prize, 1-2-1 Judges' Feedback. 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.”

NEW FOR 2024 – A GUARANTEED PAID OPTION PRIZE with Showdown Productions!

Showdown Productions has come on board to select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early June 24, 2024
5
$55/70
Regular July 31, 2024
42
$65/80
Final August 30, 2024
72
$75/90

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.

* To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the +Showdown entry when submitting your Feature screenplay.

* 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: https://www.shorescripts.com/resubmissions/

* 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

NEW FOR 2024 – A GUARANTEED PAID OPTION PRIZE with Showdown Productions!

Showdown Productions is a Los Angeles-based Production Company who have produced multiple feature films, including Blumhouse’s TORN HEARTS, FOLLOW ME & SAFER AT HOME. Showdown will select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. This will be a career-changing experience for an upcoming writer that will enable them to gain experience developing their work with a top production company.

Showdown will be presented with a shortlist of the strongest screenplays for them to choose the winner. To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the +Showdown entry when submitting your Feature screenplay.

Our prestigious panel of Oscar & BAFTA winning Judges (https://www.shorescripts.com/judges/#feature) will decide this year’s five (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 (https://www.shorescripts.com/industry-roster/). 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 Announces Feature & TV Quarterfinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their feature screenplay and 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV pilots quarterfinalists. Semifinalists will be announced November 10th.

FEATURE QUARTER-FINALISTS

(152 writers have progressed)

Aaron Yarber, Challenger Deep
Alan Lambert, Journey to Fisterra (R-11.7)
Alex George Pickering, Heard
Alex Luprete, Our Gods Within
Alex Murawski, Walking in Iowa
Alex Murawski, Alexi I
Alex von Hofmann, Cul De Sac
Alexis Orosa, 27
Ally May, The Girl, Maura Bund
Andrew Molina, Soapland
Annie Thorpe, Operation Gomorrah
Ari Silver, A Shtetl Folktale
Asad Farooqui, The Immigration Game
B. Jack Azadi, From the Shadows to the Sun
Beverley Cook, The Secret Life of Isabella Ramsay
Bill Whirity, Semblance
Brandon Sparks, Carolina Cruel
Brian Arnold, The End
Brian T. Arnold, Friend of the Show
Cameron Thrower, Unimaginable
Casey Watson, Klan
Charles Ancelle, Update
Charles Geneslaw, Direct from Hamburg
Charles Pieper, Malacostraca
Christian Canterbury, Date
Christopher Murray, Sojourn
Christos Kardana, Burning Sea
Clark Kokich, The Gospel According to Keith
Colin Elves, Echolalic
Colton David Coate, Witches Bitches
Cory Carroll, Deadhorse
Craig Miller, Weekend at Bernie’s III
Daniel Kelly, The Women
David Carren, The Clever Girl
David Paterson, The Blind Sea
David Thomas, The Zoo
David Zuckerman, Into the Midnight Sun
Diana Menna Lewis, The Beautiful Sometime
Douglas Spaltro, When You’re Strange
Dustin LaValley, The Goodbye Game
Eduardo Macchiarelli, Finding Picus Viridis
Edward Field, Grimm Lake
Eleonora Mignoli, Seed of Knowledge
Eli Schwartz, Shattered Glass
Eryka Alanna, An Incredible Journey
Graham Waldrop, Zombie With A Chainsaw!!! Or Cruel Death Will Surrender
Hannah McCarthy, Haven
Heidi Kozak Haddad, Lucky For You
Helen O Reilly, The High Heeled Fugitives
Hugh Lowe, Legacy
Isabel Bronte, Cane Hill
J.R. Jarrod, The Doppelganger Suite
J.R. Jarrod, Code Name: Pinnocchio
Jaime Saginor, Black Creek Trail
James Bray, Eels
Jane Barr, African Dogs Don’t Choke
Jason Alvino, Low Life
Jeff Hindenach, Miserable People
Jennifer Gerber, Has Been Beauty Queen
Jim Picariello, Igor and Frankie
John Birmingham, Bay of Pigs
John Burdeaux, True Point of Beginning
John Montgomery, Sarcophagus
Jonathan Durie, I Await the Devil’s Coming
Jordan Galland, Devil’s Fork
Joseph Hemsani, What’s Left of Us
Judah Ray, Unorthodox
Julia Bergeron, The Royal Pains
Justin Harwood, Smith’s Dream
Kate Kelsen, A Complicated Truth
Kate Niemuller, Wasose Woman
Kate Niemuller, Mai’s Mother
Kerry Dye, Lansky’s War
Kerry Muir, The Jar-Keeper
Kevin Dembinsky, Olympic Hopefuls
Kevin Michael Irvine, Cry
Kiersten Villanueva, West Side Une
Kimberly Cronkite, Earth and Sky
Krystyna Łoboda, Doll
M Rowan Meyer, Deathless
Mark Keavney, Luminous
Mark Steensland, In the Scrape
Marley Schneier, Popular
Martin Fleming, A Sunny Day to Die
Mary Bronaugh, Jade and The Legend of The Lost Emperor
Matt Flynn, Cuesta Verde
Matt Fuller, Anesthesia
Matt Wedge, The Killing Moon
Matthew Dixon, Fish Story
Matthew Franks, Model Sevens
Matthew Hopper, Two Wolves
Mattias, TWINS – The Origin Story
Michael Bockman, The Book of Monk
Michael Connor, Pup Attucks
Michael Gaty, Cry For Me
Michael McLennan, Traveller
Michael Nevada, Creature Feature
Michael Sajewski, Spoiler
Michael Wahle, Best of Seven
MIchael Weinreb, The Big D
Michaela Conner, Jackrabbit
Mick McCann, 88 Days
Mike Meier, JoinWith.Me
Morgan Halla, Because Our Bodies Run
Morgan Halla, Stickup Kids
Morgan Smith, Bad Dog
Nafi Ayvaci, Riding Shotgun
Nan Schmid, The Language of Wolves
Nick Jordan, The Grove at Monte Rio
Nick Pollack, The Race That Stops a Nation
Nicole Jones, #Karen
Nir Shelter, Call Out
Oliver Silver, Into The Rust
P.A. Lopez, RNWY
Pearse Lehane, Pastor Dash
Peter Hohman, Spectator
Peter Sheldrick, The WitchHunter
Randall Greenland, Sir Kevin
Renee Rothstein, Keriah
Ria Fend, Powder
Rob Rex, Axis
Rob Rex, Putting Down Robot
Robert Frankel, Bitter Root
Robert Herrera, Pink Casa
Robert Troccolo, Walt
Ron Maede, The Problem with Lydia
Ryan Dingus, The Bat Boy
Samuel Holloway, Close To You
Sara Strange, Welcome Home
Sarah Milton, Lucy Light
Scott Corbett, Capsized
Scott Winfield Sublett, The Good Coach
Shamir Dawood, Sworn
Simon Downham-Knight, Solange – A Ghost Story for Christmas
Simon Drew, The Garden of England
SJ Davis, Longwall
Stephen Graf, Nuka Bay
Steve Blame, Major Hacker’s War
Steve Mitchell, Worms
Steven Snell, Punchbag
Stimson Snead, The Dogs
Tamara Steren, Every Ticket Tells A Story
Tami Ryder, Devil’s Rain
Terry Lynam, Ajeeta the Invincible
Thomas Steventon, Delectable
Thomas Steventon, Devil’s Coop
Timothy Bryan, Despicable
Tom Edkins, A Whole Stone
Travis Burgess, The Terrestrial
Unnamed, Fathers
Warren Clarke, Family Spies
Youssef Mailoudi, Twelve Steps

TV PILOT 1 HOUR QUARTER-FINALISTS

(83 writers have progressed)

Adam Balsam, Ridgrecrest
Adrian Goodman, Into the Red Centre
Alex Cardoo, SawDust
Allison Osborne, Rogues
Amy Allen, Helston
Andrea Berting, Neurotransmission
Ashley Tropea, The Source
Barbara Ward Thall, GeriOsity
Ben Silver, Chaos Theory
Brady Caverly, Call of Eden
Brett Lovell, When I Was Young
Brett Stanning, Bruh
Brian Farrey-Latz, Sleaze
Bryan Sisto, Ability
Carlo D’Amore, My Mother The Con-Artiste
Carol Younghusband, The Truth
Carter Friend, Were
Charlotte Alexander, Bolshoi Baby
Corey McMillan, Amadeus Dean: Investigator of the Uncanny
Daniel Grasskamp, Lunar State
David Luz, Shitstorm
Debora Bottino, They Listen
Drew Mackintosh, Fade to White
Ed Connole, The Living Dead
Elan Carson, Empty Inside
Elfi Martinez, MAGA
Elfi Martinez, Throw Like a Girl
Eric De La Rosa, Motel of Miracles
Eric Thompson, A Guide to Good Ceasing
Erick Perez Rosas, Superstitious
Ethan Kogan, Shockheaded Peter
Grant Gillespie, The Name of Action
Heather Farlinger, Uncelebrated
Helena Zhen, Ex Humana
Hind Metwalli, Blood Trail
Jack Wake-Walker, Seven Fathers
Jacob Cullen, The Unvarnished Tales of the Green Fairy
James Brennan, Going Underground
James McCoy, Sunk
Javier Tessari, The Lonely and the Damned
Javier Tessari, Nyanga
John Ravitz, The Wrong Candidate-Pilot
John Shackleton, Sinkholes
Johnathon Jackson, Those That Can’t
Joseph Kovler, At the Corner of Hitler and Goering
Joshua Strauch, Puppets!
Julia Antuerpem, No Man’s River
Kimba Henderson, The Haight
Kit Redstone, Viceroy
La’Chris Jordan, Piney Ridge
Lamar Lewis, Sojourning
Leslie Murphy, Persephone
Luca Rojas, Matriarch
Madeline Borkin, pHaRma
Matthew Currie Holmes, The Last Angel
Matthew Hopper, Underdog
Matthew OConnell, Ganymede
Matthew OConnell, Zero Sum
Melissa Shorter, Broken Miles
Mishka Cardenas, Resurrection Men
Morgan von Ancken, The Source
Mrittika Sarin, Curry
Neal Wiser, Frankenstein Unleashed
Nick Boocock, Boss Man
Noah Sellman, Golden Age
Oliver Warren, Mamadukes
Peter Rivera, Tibúr
Priya Domfeh, The Caregiver
R.B. Ripley, The Mender
Rachel Fischer, Tucker
Rachele Wiggins, The Surge
Riley Madincea, Paydirt
Sarah Juma, #Cancel
Seby X Martinez, The Invisible Hot Dog Man
Simone Hawthorne, Scars
Stephen Woodworth, Through Violet Eyes
Steven Briggs, The Man Project
Steven Snell, Obedience
Thomas Smith, Pangea
Tom Preston, Garden of Sleepers
Vivian Kerr, Newspaperwoman
William Dobson, Feeding The Elephant
Yancey Wang, South China Sea


TV PILOT 1/2 HOUR QUARTER-FINALISTS

(65 writers have progressed)

A Peterson, Millennial
Amir Mosallaie, Scoundrel
Anthony Jake, Farewell, Napoleon!
Antonio Sacre, The Next Best Thing
Barry Hite, Living Out Live
Ben Farrell, Camden’s Finest
Ben Hannani, Prince of Little Persia
Blair Waters, Miracle Lake
Carmela Corbett, The Stand-In
Cathianne Hall, Lost Legion
Cherice Hunt, Winning
Christian Canterbury, North Beach
Craig Miller, Uncle Ron and The Ryan Express
Damon Royster, Isaac
Daniel Barbati, Scurvy Dawgs
Deborah Rayne, Flawless: A Feminist Fairytale
Derek Thornton, DannyBoy
Disha Sunil Manocha, The Frontman
Dustin Drye, Sports Talk
Eamonn Murphy, Mature Student
Edward Chung, Dr. Noh
Evan Greenspoon, The Granville
Evan Purcell, Banshee Girl
Guido Lippe, Queers
Hedi McLaughlin, Oyez Court
Horatio Baltz, Dick Danger Flies Again
Ingrid Ludt, Enmeshed
J.L. Reed, The Latest
Jack Caswell, Dead Cat Bounce
Jamaal Pittman, The Doctor Is ‘In’
Janice Leverett, Lucky
Jay Oliver Yip, Hypsteries
Jerome Peck, Expats, Episode 1: The Price of Freedom
Jessie Gant, DJ Boi
Jill Taylor, Retired By 35
Kat Roman, Hot Springs
Ken Halloway, The Kinder Garden Show
Kevin Dembinsky, Valleywood
Kwame Johnson, The Block
Kyra Jones, Good Vibes Only
Laurel Myler, The Fourth Chaos
Lauren Schwein, Lulu & Popcorn: Owl Make A Dog Out Of You
Leah Bognanni, Not Dead Yet
Malcolm Taylor, Schism: Renewal
Martin Ingle, Disorderly
Matt Schultz, The Out-Of-Towners
Natassia Halabi, Abeer Aboud
Noel Taylor, Self Storage
Pablo Gody, Americanos
Paolo Russo, Rebel Rebel
Peter Rivera, Modern Heretics
Rachel Manson, Nerotica
RAQUEL CEDAR, Edith From Brighton Beach
Ray Goldberg, Parasociety
Rekha Shankar, Second Course
Ryan Ebert, Bull Boy
Santrise Nicole, Black Magic
Sara Casey, RBF
Sarah Mills, Badass
Scott Peterman, Unplanned
Sofia Vassilieva, Theater 157
Sophia Peer, Who’s Annie?
Teaa Taylor, Yes We’re Related
Tevin Knight, Related
Thomas Steele, The Heel

Updated: 10/25/2020

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    
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