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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

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P.O. Box 2635
Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

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Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 233    
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Objective

Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.

We provide each writer who enters BlueCat two written analyses, ensuring each entry is reviewed by two readers, while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Call for Entries June 15, 2014 $55 (features);
$35 (shorts)
Early September 1, 2014 $60 (features);
$40 (shorts)
Regular October 15, 2014 $65 (features);
$50 (shorts)
Final November 15, 2014 $70 (features)
$60 (shorts)
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Resubmission Deadline and Fees:

  • Any screenplay submitted by October 15th, 2014 can be resubmitted by November 15th.
  • Each original Feature or Short entry may only be resubmitted once.
  • Early Deadline ($40 Entry Fee): Resubmission entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before September 1st, 2014.
  • Regular Deadline ($45 Entry Fee): Resubmission entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before October 15th, 2014.
  • Final Deadline ($50 Entry Fee): Resubmission entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before November 15th, 2014.
  • Resubmission entries will receive one analysis.
  • Entrants will have the option of selecting one of their original reader(s) or a new reader upon resubmission.
  • If your selected reader is not available, you will be offered the option of receiving a refund or choosing a new reader.

Notification:

  • Top Ten Percent will be announced February 15th, 2015.
  • Quarter-Finalists will be announced March 1st, 2015.
  • Semi-Finalists will be announced March 15th, 2015.
  • Shorts Finalists will be announced April 4th, 2015.
  • Feature Finalists will be announced April 5th, 2015.
  • Joplin Award will be announced April 7th, 2015.
  • Cordelia Award will be announced April 8th, 2015.
  • The Shorts Screenplay Winner will be announced April 9th, 2015.
  • The Feature Screenplay Winner will be announced April 10th, 2015.

Rules

All entries must be in English. Accepts both Short and Feature screenplays. See BlueCat website for complete rules.

SCRIPT ANALYSIS DEADLINE SCHEDULE:
  • All screenplays submitted by June 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by July 1st, 2014. ($55 features, $40 shorts)
  • All screenplays submitted by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)
  • All screenplays submitted by October 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by November 10th, 2014. ($65 Features, $50 Shorts)
  • All screenplays submitted by November 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by March 1st, 2015. ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)
  • All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2015.

Awards

  • The Feature Winner of the 2015 Competition will receive $15,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $2500 each.
  • The Shorts Winner of the 2015 Competition will receive $10,000. Three Shorts Finalists will receive $1500 each.
  • The Cordelia Prize will be awarded to the Best Feature screenplay written by a screenwriter residing in the UK and will receive $1500.
  • The Joplin Award will be awarded to the Best Feature screenplay written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA, Canada or the UK and will receive $1500.
  • All screenplays entered by August 1st, 2014 will be automatically entered in our Title Contest. Three winners will be determined by the votes of current 2015 BlueCat entrants and awarded $250 each.

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Contact

P.O. Box 2635
Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 233    
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 233    
Have you entered this contest?
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Contest News

BlueCat Announces Semifinalists

BlueCat has announced their 2013 Screenplay Contest Semifinalists:

A Cat's Tale by Kendal Alexander Whitlock
A Long Mile by Graeme Robertson
Afterworld by Stephen Kopernik
Bikini Meat Locker by Simon Hewitt
Blue Pit by Blaine Tyler
Box Canyon High School by Ernestina Juarez
Brother Daniel by Elizabeth Agate
Bus Money by W. Paul Apel & Ryan Gorman
Certain People by Michael Edward Walsh
Come To Me by Margaret Riseley
Da Tenebre by Antonello Sammito
Dead Dolores by Michael Yagnow
Degenerate by Karen Frank
Demain, Je Me Tue by Pierre Chance
Door to Door by M. Runjan Dhar
Dust of Life by Jennifer Perrott
El Rabanito-The Radish Baby by Victoria Buksbazen
Evil Does It by Robert Bridge
Fatties by Matthew Ballen
Giants of the Valley by Bryce Wolfgang Joiner
Gun Kids by A. Rouveyrol
Hand Lit Match by Rachael BernSousa & Mary Lusted
I Just Work Here by Greg Colburn
Impulse Control by Matthew Breault & Alex George Pickering
Judy Starr by Terrence Michael
Junction 26 by Adam Thursby
King Of All This by Pat Herford
Knock-Out by Christopher Brown
Landlord's Game by Cayman D. Grant
Last Waltz of Vienna by Brian Lee Weakland
Late Bloomer by Mandy Fabian
Little Tokyo Runs the Show by Justin Dean
Love's Naked Nature by Greg Bowdish
Mending Season by Jennifer Renner
Mister Fox by Gabrielle Wendelin
Music Row by Ronald L. Ecker
Nuts by Doug Mallette
Peace Sells by Patrick Furie
Psyop: Raven Unit by Edward Mann
Robo & Juliet by Trevor Mayes
Target Audience by Michael Raymond
Templar by Stephen Kopernik
The Black by Ray Karp
The Burning Room by Kat Wood & Marco van Belle
The Doorman by Ben Hayflick
The Morphing of Eddie Lubeck by Alvin Easter
The Repairable Brightness by Derek Williams
The Rocket Man by Anthony Stitt & Jeff Trently
The Son of Edward Teach by Thomas Ryan Cuming
The Student by Augustus Rose
The Syndicate by Victoria & Amy Howell
The Toad Princess by Gigi Causey
The War of the Tooth Fairy by J W C Hickey
The Woods by Simon Sorrells & Casey Nelson
Tiles by Ethan Warren
Virtues of a Moth by Reid Goldin
Walden Matussey's Blog of Total Truth by Tim Boughn
Watching Madison by Carolyn Stephenson
We Lost Grace by Michael Quintana
Wet by Lewayne L. White & Steven Hakeman
Wife. Bosom. Nothing. by Julie Brimberg Rothschild
Wolf Dreams by Tyler Peck

Updated: 03/01/2013
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 233    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

An interview with Gordy Hoffman regarding the BlueCat Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/29/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Lily Amirpour

An interview with screenwriter Lily Amirpour regarding the BlueCat Contest Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/06/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Rick Stempson

An interview with screenwriter Rick Stempson regarding the BlueCat Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/07/2007
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