Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

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Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Objective

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.)

We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers. We are a hands on competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top scripts beyond the cash and prizes. No other competition in the world does that.

We are proud to present the competition with Write Brothers, a company that not only provides the necessary tools for writing but is an advocate and true supporter of emerging writers. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early-bird December 13, 2021 $50 (features) $30 (shorts) 15
Regular February 14, 2022 $60 (features) $40 (shorts) 78
FINAL DEADLINE April 4, 2022 $70 (features); $50 (shorts) 127

We now accept SHORT screenplays, under 50 pages in length.

Notification: August 15, 2022

Rules

This competition is open to any writer, 18 or older without produced feature film credits. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners' names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.

  1. Any script from any genre will be considered.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
  3. Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
  5. Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with the WGA or copyrighting your material with the Library of Congress.
  6. Entry must be accompanied by the following:
    a. completed official entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
    b. the appropriate entry fee
    c. completed original feature screenplay

Awards

Awards for FEATURES competition:

First Place Winner

  • $10,000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • Admission to Robert McKee Story Seminar in New York or Los Angeles
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • 5 CoverFly tokens for peer feedback on your script
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Second Place Winner

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • 5 CoverFly tokens for peer feedback on your script
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Third Place Winner

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • 5 CoverFly tokens for peer feedback on your script
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

10 Runners-Up

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

All 30 Finalists

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Receive Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Writer’s Dreamkit from Write Brothers
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

Awards for SHORTS competition:
  • 1st Place Prize - $2000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 2nd Place Prize
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3rd Place Prize
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 5 Finalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 8 Semifinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 15 Quarterfinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network

Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 333    
Have you entered?
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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 333    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Scriptapalooza Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2021 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition:

A Bombay Dream by Raj Sangha
A Fairy Tale Life by Daniel Benjamin
A Few Weeks in March by Sandy Fugate
A History of Complaints by Jay Collier
A Perfect Spiral by Kimberly Kaplan & Mike Jacoby
A Playlist for Life’s Journey by Tasia Williamson
A Random Act of Kindness by Jason Hefter
About Time by Lauren Offerholtz
After the Storm by Richard Willett
An Invincible Summer by Goldie Jones
Angel Hair by Jack Vandagriff
Aviatrix by Stephen J. Kelly
Best Friend by Cory Reeder
Blindfold Shoes by Kae Bahar
Bloop by Jack Robertson
Brothers McShane by Holt Boggs
Capture the Flag, Eh? By David McPete
Coco & the Cowgirls by Johnny Arnold
Dancing Soldier by Daisy Rosato
Despicable by Timothy Bryan
Don't They Serve Candy in Hell by Nathan Wold
Entanglement by Michael J. Cherkezian & Salim M. Khanachet
Escape From Eagle Creek by Bradley Kaaya Jr.
Evolution Zer
o by Madeline Rooks
Faith by Naomi Sheridan
Father McNulty’s Discount Exorcisms by Brendan Boogie
Faultlines by Olubusola Ajayi & Rogba Arimoro
Finding Home by Tim Rosenow
Folie a Deux by Morgan Pepper
Follow the Badge by Jayson Crittenden
From Compton to Congress by Walter Tucker
Frozen in Time by Sara Stiffler
Full Display by Mitch Glass
Genome by Nick Marciano
Getting Rid of Sid by Amy Tebo
Giant Void by Michael Reisinger
Glendo Lake by Marco Moro
Green Racketeer by Sandy Steers
Halloween by Nia Morten
Hawkins Rock by Allan Holt
Highway to Heck by Joey Day Hargrove
Immaculate by Keila Feo
In The Attack by John O’Brien
Invaders by Martin Barry
James Howard and his Beautiful Maniacs by Jorge Ortiz
Land of the Free by Jeannette Dozier
Lenora by Dan Healey
Lizard by Jay Adams
Lucky Break by Dave Friedman
Mad Dogs of August by Ray Lindie
Make A Move by Leo Scire & Glen Lyon
Marry Me by MaryElizabeth Barrett
Memory #1 by Chris Gilmore
Miss Dickpuncher by Emily-Anne Mikos
More Than One Idiot Brother by Pearse Lehane
Mourning Dove Café by Margaret Newlin Rice
My Brother’s Killer by Richard Willett
Never Alone by Morgan Sheardown
Nomad by Samuel Phelan
Nosedive by Brad Kinney
O & 2 by Thomas Scott
Operator by Fatima Litim
Out of the Woods by Sal Bardo
Parallel by Nick Padmore
Parole by Angeles Perez
Pixel Killer by Amy Blackwelder
Released by Eileen Shields
Right Arm! By Ron Bishop
Rikki Tikki Tavi: Origins by Tobe Roberts
Riley’s Bones by Michael Reynolds
Rooks by Sultan Santiago
S- 21 by Kylee Q. Robinson
Safe at Home by Gary Cifra
Safisha Tribe by Elliott Porter
Saint Catherine’s Boys by John Ravitz
sally skull by Kate Niemuller
Sandoval: Listening Woman by William Swanson
Sextopussy Saves the World by Abiquiu & Anna Nesbitt
Shroomsday by Christopher Wade & Matthew Allen
Siren City by Teresa Martuccio
Slush by Michael J. Cherkezian & Salim M. Khanachet
Stonycroft Manor by Eric Shahinian
Sworn by Shamir Dawood
The Burning of Hells Bridge by Michael Sametz
The Carrier by Todd Restler
The Compound by Gemma Crofts
The Embassy by Christopher Datta
The Falling Chamber by Raymond McDonald
The Last Surrender by Jeremy Wadzinski
The Lighthorseman by Bruce Dundore
The Little House by Kathy Dure
The Old White Guy by Fred Cooper
The Replacement by Jonathan Dick
The Reserve by Alex Avila
The Sailor by Miriam Churry
The Sleigh Bell Curve by Steven Butler
Trust and Received by Jamie Rosenbaum
Twenty After Sunset by Sean Kenealy & Eric Silvera
Uncomplicated by Robyn Latter
When the Wolf Comes Home by Grace Melon
Why by Alfred Dunham
Why the Wolf Howls by Eric Mulder
Wilted by Muzna Qamar
Womanhattan by Donald Smith
You Should Have Read My Screenplay by Allie Jennings
Zissel by Nic Stone

Updated: 08/07/2021

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapalooza.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 333    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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