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2020 Set in Philadelphia Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/03/2020

The "Set in Philadelphia" Screenwriting Competition (SIP), which is presented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office offers over $20,000 in cash prizes. Screenwriters world-wide are invited to submit an original feature length screenplay or TV pilot length screenplay that COULD be produced in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Scripts are judged on their overall quality, and the extent to which they project "shootability" in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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Chandler International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/25/2020

The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) began in 2016 with a simple idea to share international films in a local setting. CIFF is proudly located in Chandler, Arizona and is one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Arizona. The festival is dedicated to uniting the community through the film.

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2020

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our winners will be read by a jury featuring over a dozen literary managers, producers, development executives, filmmakers, and even an iconic horror actress. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, Final Draft licenses for all Top 10 finalists, Shudder subscriptions, Creepy Co gift cards, rare horror memorabilia, and so much more.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2019 (expired)

The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

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The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/30/2019 (expired)

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities. To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, American Gem Short Script Writing Contest: presented by Filmmakers Magazine and Write Brothers, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film, TV and Literary Publishing.

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

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The Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition offers beginning, aspiring and veteran screenwriters in the horror genre a chance to have their work recognized by people in the industry and beyond and to provide recognition and exposure for screenwriters in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. The finalists and top 3 winning screenplays will be announced on all Eerie Horror Film Festival websites and winner's information will be forwarded to industry professionals for consideration.

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UCLA Extension Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/01/2020 (expired)

The UCLA Extension Feature Film, Television Spec, and Television Pilot Writing Competitions give students the opportunity to receive recognition for screenplays developed in the Writers' Program courses. From the initial scripts submitted to the competition, three finalists will receive in-depth mentoring prior to a final round of industry judging, cash prizes, and guaranteed reads by an agent, manager, producer or creative executive.

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Filmshift Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Filmshift is committed to advancing the craft of screenwriting as well as the progress of independent screenwriters themselves through our annual screenplay competition. We offer awards including Final Draft screenwriting software, InkTip access awards, and a variety of awards from Script Pipeline . We accept both feature-length and short film scripts of all genres and styles that tell strong and original stories.

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QuickFilmBudget.com Short Film Contest

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QuickFilmBudget.com is now accepting short scripts (5 pages or less) that present an effective story with a beginning, middle, and end, which can easily be produced. Screenplays can be any genre or subject. Quick Film Budget will judge each submission based on screenplay, budget and a one page filmmaker's statement. All budgets must be created by QuickFilmBudget.

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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, African, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Latinos are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.

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Nice International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 02/28/2019 (expired)

Nice International Film Festival in our 8th Year held a few days before the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France. One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony, just some of what we have created over the years a unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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I See You Awards

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The mission of the "I See You Awards(tm) is to recognize and honor low budget independent filmmakers. The I See You Awards fill a niche and create a platform for recognizing independent filmmakers that is currently missing in mainstream Hollywood.

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Scription Screenplay Competition

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Scriptition Screenplay competition is dedicated to discovering new talent by increasing exposure for unproduced short film and feature narrative screenplays. Competition organizers are passionate about the writing process and telling stories, and we are seeking good stories/ scripts to produce. Hence, we started a competition. Everyone receives: The feedback includes a logline, genre suggestion and a small paragraph outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay.

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The LAUNCH Million Dollar Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2019 (expired)

The LAUNCH is a Million Dollar Screenplay Competition for college students with the mission to inspire the next generation of great screenwriters. The LAUNCH will enable one talented screenwriter to realize their dream by having their screenplay made by Hollywood producers as a feature film, with a budget of at least $1,000,000 USD. If you’re a college student anywhere in the world currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college/university and/or graduate program and have written a feature film you think is great, The LAUNCH wants to read it! You can submit your screenplay for the early submission fee of only $20 USD and every one submitted will receive professional feedback from experienced industry screenplay readers, along with an opportunity to purchase a one-year digital subscription to Variety Premier at a huge discount (save $100 off the $129 subscription price).

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Boomtown Film and Music Festival

Final Deadline: 12/21/2018 (expired)

The Boomtown Film and Music Festival accepts Short (44 or less pages) and Feature (45+ pages) screenplays in any genre! Submit on Film Freeway!

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Orlando International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/01/2020 (expired)

The Orlando International Film Festival, Inc (OIFF) is a nonprofit organization seeking to bring unique and diverse stories to the beautiful setting of Orlando. The festival will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center May 23rd to May 26th.

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Future Film Writers (Kids Short)

Final Deadline: 06/19/2020 (expired)

There are kids with great imagination, with great creativity comes great stories. Future Film Writers is having a screenwriting contest for the young imaginative storyteller from the ages of 10 through 17. We like to help bring their creative ideas to the Big screen. We’re looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have his or her story place in the hands of our sponsors.

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