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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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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

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

Shores Scripts Announces Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their feature screenplay and 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV pilots semifinalists. Finalists will be announced November 25th.

FEATURE SEMI-FINALISTS

(66 screenplays have progressed)

Aaron Michael Bailey, The Heroine Of Wrangel Island
Adrian Prospero, Rose-Colored Glasses
Alison Lani, The Plutocrats
Andy Jones, The Anklebiter
Becky Fink, Stuck On Christmas
Brendan Beachman & Justin Boyes, The Lookout
Brenten Brandenburg, Brain Dead
Brock Stillmunks, I Killed Him
Carolyn Johnson, Mammoth
Carolyn Kras, Cutthroat
Catherine Bonny, Marked
Celeste Chaney, Cradle Song
Charlotte Cameron, Disabused
Cory Marciel, Ghost Train
Daniel Carroll & Eric Ward, Luminous Bodies
Darrell Alden, Brutus
Dominic Leyton, Wild Wind
Douglas Spaltro, Still
Dru Johnston, The Garbageman
Eris Qian, Pulling Seedlings
Gabrielle Nehring, The Last Encore
Gary Blackwood, The Department Of Easy Virtue
Gisella Faggi, Artemisia, An Allegory Of Painting
Hamish Sturgeon, The Night Anonymous
Hayley Sigmon, Coping
James Mulcahy, Brain Storm
James Shippy, The Culture
Jason Jenkins, Facade
Jay Fisher, Relentless
Jenny Kleiman, Held By Water
John Mahony, Malvado
Justine Raczkiewicz & Aleksandra Rychlicka, Nostos
Karen McDermott, The Custom Of The Sea
Kate Hackett, Purify My Heart
Keith Domingue, Blood To Bone
Laurie Whitaker, The Wind Chimes An American Musical
Lee Kehoe, Heartless
Linda Palmer & Lena Pousette, Stolen Heart
Lisa Lueddecke, Ephemeral
Luca Violante, Ties That Bind
Mark Garbett, The Second Death Of Wesley Moss
Mbugua Muchoki, How To Go Viral
Michael Basha, Ruthless Earthlings
Michael Basha, Reptilian
Michael Weinreb, Portland
Nicholas Horwood, Little Rest
Nicole Ballivian, Sleeping On Stones
Pearse Lehane, Tilt
R.H. Norman & Micheline Pitt, Grummy
Rebecca Gant, The Big O
Rebecca Moret & Jasper Garner Gore, Faye
Richard Adrian, Murderhorn
Sam Wright, Have You Heard About Harvey?
Scott Marshall Taylor, Fresh Start Incorporated
Sean Mogridge, Final Eclipse
Sean Slater, Long Live John Africa!
Shannon Sipher, Trip
Sidney Kreitzer, Lenny Rising
Steve Blame, Major Hacker’s War
Suhashini Krishnan, Generationals
Sylvia-Anne Parker, 600 Steps
Taylor Hopkins, Scam
Theresa A Carey, Mestengo
Tobias Tobbell, Welcome To Sunnyfields
Tommy Tang & Ryan Van Slyck, Teddybär
Tony Prescott, Little Maude

TV PILOT 1 HOUR SEMI-FINALISTS

(55 screenplays have progressed)

Adam Sandel, Medium Raya
Alex Lyras & Robert McCaskill, Harlem Rules
Andrea Berting, Neurotransmission
Andrea Lawson, The Reboots
Andrea Lawson, The Repatriots
Andy Lyberopoulos, Harley
Anthony Povah, Heartland
Ashley Tropea, Counterfeit
Ben Warner, Strange, CA
Bryan Kelsey, Skye And The One Republic
Christopher Guzzo, The 4th Temptation
Cory Marciel, Black Badge
Cynthia Mersten, Overachievers
Dan Fiore, Harvester
Daniel Grove, Transhuman
Daniel Lopez Kaufman, Spirit In The Dark
Dave Paterson, Fearing Delilah
Dorothy Nguyen, Nice Restaurant
Elena Diaz, Limelight
Elia Urquiza, Niña Milagro
Faisal Qureshi, Insurgent
Frances Flannery, Awake
Gavin Cutter, The Art of Selling Yourself
Helene Taylor, The Grifter Sisters
Honey Lauren, Stargirls
James Dobbyn, Synapse Garden
Jared Hada Smith, Red Hook Records
Jeanette Scherrer & Mary Holmes, Duke City
Jeff Osborne, The Isthmus
Jonhenri Alston, Ferguson
Julia Rose Barnett, Master Blender
Kaifa Dennis, Liberty: An Untold Story
Keelay Gipson, #Newslaves
Lauren Smith, Sugar’s Paradise
Lisa Arnseth, Captivity
Maren Curtis, Manifesto
Mark Paone & Brad Small, Ashtabula
Martin Bell, Dead Man’s Hill
Melanie Abrams, High Crimes
Michael Ky Yip, Leatherette
Moises Amsel, Other Man’s Land
Nicole Pacent, More Than
Paul Knox, Bailey House
Paul Mulraney & Adrianne Arendse, Freeman
Rae Binstock, Divr
Ray Gettman Bush, Windgate
Ronald Glass, Blood Queens
Russell Carter, The Simulators
Sarah Grodsky, The Blessed
Shawn Hainsworth, Lonely Orphan Girl
Stephen Czerwinski, Wilderness
Susannah Ward, The Risk
Sydney Sterling, Sappho
Tyler Ellzey, Forward Family
Vincent Dajani, How I Died

TV PILOT 1/2 HOUR SEMI-FINALISTS

(41 screenplays have progressed)

Annie Mackinnon, Young Grandma
Ben Berkman, Deliverance 2
Benjamin Lewis, Ghostpital
Brandon Burkhart, Mars Bar
Brian Laughran, Break A Leg!
Claudia Paterson, Calm, Ordinary
David Dawson, Blackness
Haley Dercher, The Ties That Bind
Heather Farlinger, The Lavender Panthers
James Cripps, Blooded
Jason Jenkins, Hell Needs Writers
Jason Porath, Fishbowl
Jocelyn Weisman & Malindi Kindrachuk, Why Not Us?
Johnathan Brugal, Wolfoyotes (Or How Half-Wolf Half-Coyote Monsters Almost Destroyed The World)
Keith Woodruff, Short Squeeze
Keniesha Nesbitt, Dying My Hair Red
Laurie Magers, Youth Ministry
Liam Hale, Personal Space
Lyla Porter-Follows & Eric Fisher, Con Artists
M. Rowan Meyer, Lemonlight
Marko Pandza & Jason Kerr, Brief, Horrible Moments
Mary Gallagher & Brian Kiley, Be My Therapist
Matthew Robert Ritacco & Angelo John Lavigna, The Last Temptation Of Slice
Melanie Zoey Weinstein, Fake Rabbi
Natasha Trotter, Truth About Lies
Nick Madson, Down & Out
Nick Williams & Marty Abbe-Schneider, Paul Rudd’s In Trouble
Octavia Clahar, Grains Of Time
Paul Waters, Booked
Rishan Dhamija & Edwin Joseph, Alien Of Extraordinary Ability
Rob Mellinger, Powerless
Ryan Manns & Jocelyn Manns, New Chapter
Sarah Price, Sick As F*ck
Sena Bryer, The Crews Of Kerra Lea
Simon Kay, Rabbit Hole
Simon Monrad & Luke Aukusitino, Service Delivery
Sophie Knighton, Foiled
Stacy & Stephen Dackson, Squirt
Steve Anthopoulos, Band Of Boyfriends
Suzanne Weinert, On The Street
Thesy Surface, Tease & Play

Updated: 11/10/2021

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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