Page Announces 2020 Contest Winners

Updated: 10/15/2020

The winners of the 2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and this year’s $25,000 Grand Prize was awarded to Claire Tailyour for her haunting, evocative thriller MOTHER WILD.

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Scriptapalooza Interviews Top 3 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with the top 3 winners of their 2020 Scriptapalooza Feature Screenwriting Contest. [Updated: 10/11/2020]

Filmmatic Names Comedy Contest Winner

Henry Sarwer-Foner & Noel Baker have been named the winner of the Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards for their feature screenplay, Dick 2.0, about a Wall Street billionaire facing a divorce who clones himself in order to save his marriage. When he sees how much more his wife loves his duplicate, he must battle his better self to win back his better half. [Updated: 10/07/2020]

Write LA Names Grand Prize Winners & Finalists

Fräulein Schreiber's Mixtape, by Nathan Dame, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Write LA Screenwriting Competition. Finalist and semifinalist loglines have also been released. [Updated: 10/07/2020]

Table Read My Screenplay Names Contest Winners

But On Point by Marshall Gillson has been named the Feature/TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay Competition, while Kimberly Truong's The Ride was named the Grand Prize winner for shorts. [Updated: 10/02/2020]

Write LA Names 2020 Contest Finalists

Write LA has announced their 2020 contest finalists, who will each receive targeted promotion through Roadmap Writers extensive network of agents, managers, and producers. The Finalists will also get a free copy of Final Draft 11 courtesy of Final Draft and an additional screenwriting book courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions. [Updated: 10/01/2020]

Academy Names Nicholl Fellowship Winners

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize and be highlighted at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Virtual Table Read on Thursday, December 3, where an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts. [Updated: 09/30/2020]

HollyShorts Announces Screenplay Semifinalists

The HollyShorts Film Festival has announced semifinalists from a record number of over 1,000 submissions to their 7th annual screenplay contest. [Updated: 09/25/2020]

Scriptapalooza Names 2020 Contest Winners

A Reindeer Story by Jay Michael Jorgensen & Lisa Juslin has been named the 1st Place Winner of the 2020 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 09/22/2020]

PAGE Names 2020 Finalists

The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards has announced the top 10 Finalists in each of their ten genre categories. This year’s Finalists include writers from all across the United States and 14 foreign countries: Australia, France, Belgium, Spain, England, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Mexico, and Canada. [Updated: 09/16/2020]

Write LA Names 2020 Semifinalists

Fifteen semifinalists have been announced for the 2020 Write LA Screenwriting Competition. Each semifinalist will receive a free screenwriting book courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions, a phone call from head judge Tim Schildberger to discuss their scripts, and a professional logline polish from co-founder Angela Bourassa. [Updated: 09/15/2020]


News, opinions, interviews and more from Hollywood and the screenwriting contest scene.

  • Interview with Author/Screenwriter Michael Weinreb

    Michael WeinrebMichael Weinreb studied journalism at Penn State, and creative writing at Boston University, and published a book of short stories and several books of non-fiction before trying his hand at screenwriting with The Big D, a sports drama based loosely on the SMU football scandal of the 1980s.

  • Interview with Screenwriters Carlo and Erin Carere

    Carlo and Erin CarereCarlo and Erin Carere are partners in life and in writing. Carlo was born in Naples, and published several novels in Italy before turning his attention to screenwriting. Minneapolis native Erin, meanwhile, was a playwright and singer-songwriter. The couple have been writing together since 2014, and their sci-fi TV pilot Dark Horizons has scored more than a dozen contest placements from some of the best-rated contests on MovieBytes.

  • Interview with StoryPros Comedy Category Winner Thomas Leupp

    Thomas LeuppComedy writer Thomas Leupp was born and raised in Los Angeles, and his sports comedy Tres Banditos was the comedy category winner of the 2019 StoryPros Awards, and a runner-up for the 2019 Inroads Fellowship.

  • Interview with 2020 Fresh Voices Horror Division Winner Harry Aspinwall

    Harry AspinwallHarry Aspinwall is a writer and actor who grew up in Scotland, but has been living the U.S. - currently Brooklyn - since he was 16. His historical horror script Henrietta was the First Place Winner of the Horror Division of the 2020 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.

  • Interview with 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Winner James Gould-Bourn

    James Gould Bourn James Gould-Bourne, winner of the 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition, is originally from Manchester, England, but now lives with his wife in Malaysia after four years of living in Lithuania. His debut novel, Bear Necessity, will be published in U.S. on August 4, 2020.

  • Interview with 2019 Creative World Award
    Winner Taylor Hopkins

    Taylor Hopkins was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Creative World Awards for his screenplay, Stagecoach Mary, a true story about a hard-drinking, cigar smoking black woman in Montana in 1885, who uses her six shooter and tough as nails attitude to defend a convent of nuns from the perils of the Wild West.

  • Interview with 2018 CineStory Second Place Winner Avishai Weinberger

    CineStory Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli catches up with the 2018 CineStory Fellowship second place winner, Avishai Weinberger.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Davia Carter

    Davia Carter was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner on the basis of her TV pilot Double Time Dames, a one-hour drama set in the jazz age that tells the story of a brilliant female trumpeter who sheds her life of abusive men and attempts to start an all-female band as an Italian mob tries to stake their claim in her town.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Georgina Love

    Georgina Love was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner for her sci-fi feature Pig, which follows an experimental scientist as he raises a sentient pig as a mirror image of his terminally ill son. When the pig learns his "father's" plans have a sinister bent, he fights to resist the inevitable.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Brock Newell

    Brock Newell was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner for his feature screenplay Ravenous, a fresh take on the cabin in the woods horror genre, about a man who invites his new girlfriend on a camping trip with his friends, only to realize that she's a cannibal who intends to kill them all. Brock graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Creative Writing, and has been living in LA for 10 years by way of Chicago.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
Final: 10/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 10/24/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Chandler International Film Festival
Final: 10/25/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest New!
Final: 10/28/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
October Deadline: 10/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards
Final: 10/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund
Final: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition
Final: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
Late: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

L.A. Live Film Fest
Winter Discount Deadline: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Final: 11/05/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Destiny City Film Festival
Final: 11/06/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story New!
Final: 11/08/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Extended: 11/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)
Extended: 11/12/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Extended: 11/13/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition
Final: 12/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Lab New!
Decision: 12/07/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenwriting Staffing's Query Letter Contest (Season 2) New!
Final: 12/09/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Late: 12/13/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00 Film & Screenplay Contest
McCammon: 12/13/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Middlebury Script Lab
Last Chance: 12/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition
Extended: 12/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest
Final: 12/16/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenwriting Competition
Final: 12/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Trending: Contest Queue

The following screenwriting competitions are the "most queued" upcoming contests on MovieBytes:

  1. Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
  2. 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
  3. Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
  4. Creative World Awards
  5. Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
  6. StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
  7. ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
  8. Scriptapalooza Fellowship
  9. 100 Screenplays
  10. The WeScreenplay Feature Competition