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Final: 01/27/2019
WSPro Discount: No

Film Empire Horror Mentorship New!

Late: 01/28/2019
WSPro Discount: No

All Entries Receive 50 Points of Analysis. Code STC15 for 15% reduced fee.

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final: 01/31/2019
WSPro Discount: No

ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Final: 02/12/2019
WSPro Discount: No

If you've entered any screenwriting contests, please submit a report card and/or comment evaluating your experience.

HBO Access Writing Fellowship

Final: 02/13/2019
WSPro Discount: No

International Christian Film Festival

Final: 02/13/2019
WSPro Discount: No

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Black Screenplays Matter

Final: 02/14/2019
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Women Who Write in Film

Final: 02/14/2019
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Extended: 02/15/2019
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Extended: 02/22/2019
WSPro Discount: $5.00

SYFY Network-Sponsored Writing Competition New!

Final: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: No

Houston Comedy Film Festival

Final: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: No

LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Edinburgh Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Nice International Film Festival

Decision: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Film Empire Diversity Mentorship New!

Late: 02/28/2019
WSPro Discount: No

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final: 03/01/2019
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Faith in Film: International Screenwriting Competition

Final: 03/14/2019
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final: 03/14/2019
WSPro Discount: $10.00

The Writers Lab

Deadline: 03/15/2019
WSPro Discount: No

BEYOND: The Film Festival

Final: 03/15/2019
WSPro Discount: No

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge New!

Extended: 03/15/2019
WSPro Discount: $20.00

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Kairos Names Semifinalists

Updated: 01/19/2019

Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, has announced the eight semi-finalists for the Fourteenth Annual Kairos Prize® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters and four semi-finalists for the Kairos Pro Prize® for Inspiring Screenplays by Established Filmmakers.

2019 Page International Screenwriting Awards

WinningScripts PRO Spotlight Script:
An FBI Agent wakes up with no memories in a post-apocalyptic New York City after an unknown catastrophe has annihilated all life on earth. Second Place, Screenplay Festival, 2018.
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CineStory Names TV Semifinalists

CineStory has named their 2018 Comedy and Drama Semifinalists. [Updated: 01/17/2019]

Table Read My Screenplay Names Grand Prize Winners

Cannabiz by Shane Elizabeth Roche has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) Screenwriting Competition in the Feature/TV Pilot Category. Anaesthesia by John Harden was named the Grand Prize Winner in the Short/Web Series Pilot Category. [Updated: 01/04/2019]

CineStory Names TV Spec Semifinalists, Original Script Quarterfinalists

Semifinalists have been announced in the Episodic Comedy and Drama Divisions of CineStory/TV Digital Fellowship. CineStory has also announced quarterfinalists in the Original Drama and Comedy divisions. [Updated: 12/23/2018]

Write/LA Names Grand Prize Winners

Jonathan Dillon's Artificial has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Write/LA Screenwriting Competition. The script is about an amnesia-ridden survivor of a pandemic virus who wakes up in a high-tech house being nursed by a mysterious woman. When her secrets begin to unravel, he must do everything he can to get out alive. Other Grand Prize winners include Jeff Patneaude's one-hour pilot Rogues, about a brilliant criminal's quest for vengeance, and Jenna Wycoff's half-hour pilot Vamp, about a recently windowed Latina mom faced with a rare blood cancer, who doubles down on her parental devotion by making a soul-sucking underground arrangement to extend her life, despite some eternal consequences. [Updated: 12/17/2018]

StoryPros International Names Contest Winners

Southern Blood, by Lonas Taylor, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 12th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. [Updated: 12/15/2018]

New York Horror Fest Names Short Script Finalists

The New York Horror Film Festival has named their 2018 Short Screenplay Finalists. [Updated: 12/14/2018]

Write/LA Names Contest Finalists

Write/LA has announced their 2018 Screenplay Contest finalists. The grand prize announcement will be made on December 15. [Updated: 12/11/2018]

StoryPros Names Contest Finalists

StoryPros has announced the Finalists of the 12th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. [Updated: 12/09/2018]

StoryPros Names International Screenplay Contest Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 12th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. [Updated: 12/02/2018]

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Bad Listing

(Thriller/Horror): When Cleo rents a "shared" AirBnB unit, she worries the other guest, Jack, has a dark secret. But from Jack's POV, Cleo isn't who she claims to be either. Or maybe the real problem with this short-term rental isn't Jack or Cleo, but an even darker, more sinister presence watching them both. A small-cast, minimal-location script.
Author: Brent Hartinger
Genre: Thriller,Horror,Supernatural


(Comedy): When a gay couple announces they're getting a divorce, their lesbian best friends insist they stay up all night so they can try to talk them out of it. But a chain of unexpected events on the streets of downtown Seattle forces all four to question everything about themselves and their friendships.
Author: Brent Hartinger
Genre: Comedy,Romantic Comedy,LGBTQ


The only thing more precious than the land you raise your family, is the ability to keep your family on that land. Regardless the cost.
Author: Michael Rogers
Genre: Drama,Sci-Fi

Black Solstice

When a cocaine dependent cop makes detective, she will be forced to confront her estranged family's connection with the occult.
Author: Michael Rogers
Genre: Horror,Supernatural


When a wanted felon's father dies, he will spend five day in the back of a container truck to attend the funeral. But finds he must use his power of astral projection to survive.
Author: Michael Rogers
Genre: Thriller,Supernatural

Flipping The Score

For an insecure gamer girl to become champion of a virtual reality video game tournament, she will have to defeat an arrogant teenage boy. Saving her girlfriend's planet from the games Big Boss, is all just part of the game.
Author: Michael Rogers
Genre: Drama,Action-Adventure,Sci-Fi

2020 A.d. - Series Pilot

When a newly elected President is abducted by the Area 51 spacecraft, he will have to locate five mythical women throughout history to stop ancient aliens from enslaving mankind.
Author: Michael Rogers
Genre: Drama,Action-Adventure,Sci-Fi

Dude, You Totally Wrecked My Prom

When a teenage girl, who only dreams of having the perfect Prom, recruits a handsome train wreck to be her escort, her overweight, stoner boyfriend works to get his act together in time to be her perfect date.
Author: Mike W. Rogers
Genre: Romantic Comedy

The Ghost And The Gold Louis Tv Pilot

A ghost leads her great granddaughter through history to the god coins that bought her as a slave in 1810.
Author: Jamie Sutliff
Genre: Drama,Historical,Supernatural

Curious Buddies

It's not your mother's buddy movie. It’s a combo meal. It’s a little bit of Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Social Network with a side of Taken. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends an internet entrepreneur to help rescue a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. Winner LA film fest Best scene 2017.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Action-Adventure

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