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 (3.8/5.0)
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 14, 2020 $45 (features) $25 (shorts) 50
First January 4, 2021 $50 (features) $30 (shorts) 71
Regular February 1, 2021 $55 (features) $35 (shorts) 99
Late March 1, 2021 $60 (features) $40 (shorts) 127
Final May 5, 2021 $65 (features); $45 (shorts) 192

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

Notification: August 12, 2021

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 (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 308    
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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 (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 308    
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Contest News

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the 90 semi-finalists that will continue on to the next round. Finalists announced August 1st. And the Grand Prize winner of $25,000 will be announced August 15th. Out of 2300 scripts received, 90 people are semi-finalists.

The ninety semi-finalists are:

The Salesman by Darrell Greenwald
Moment Of Truth by Kevin Shancady
Mandarin Saturdays by Brent Sterling Nemetz
Cloning Ms. Stone by Lou Wollin
Tears Of A Clown by Vincent Woody
Sorrow’s Gate by Teri Haux and Diana Bard
The Dandelion Kiss by Michael Zarocostas
A Heart Like Hubert by Frederic Glover
Exodus by Teri Wilson Wheaton
20/20 by Susan Mendlin and Michael J. Schofield
Swing Vote by Mike Cunningham
Helen Of Troy, NY by Greg Olear
Ashes To Ashes by Brian Fleming
The Road Not Taken by Gary Cearlock
In The Morning Glory by Brandon Roberts
Party Boy by Marshall Thornton
Crampton by Brandon Trenz and Thomas Ligotti
Gulag 58 by Martin Jones and Sandy Dillbeck
I’m A Bereaver by Kenneth Wajda
A Hero Of The Revolution by Donna White
Cupid’s Arrow by Marc Greenberg
Weather Or Not by Suzanne V. Johnson
Life Weight by Vey Garofalo and Laura Connors
The Devil’s Heart by Kent Heckenlively
You’re Ouuta Here! by James F. Mihaley
The Kane Project by Daniel Tester
The Night Of The Falcon by Jay Scharfenberg
Pulp Chicken by Michael Gibson
Ragman by Johnny Cho
Jan’s Story by David F. Eliet


An Indecent Woman by Laura J. Green
Turtle Creek by Liza Hall
The Christmas Special by Jeffrey M. Meyer
Rumors of Peace by Irina Diether
Robert’s Rules of Order by Steve Wisniewski
Emil’s Autograph by Dean J. Augustin
Don’t Call Us Vampires, We’re UnDead Americans! by Brian Meehl
Judy & Jackie Are Going To Hell by Alan Dryburgh & Jennifer MacFarlane
The Nun by BreeAnne Clowdus
Synchronicity by Walter E. Jacobson
In My Wildest Dreams by Laura Rhoads Mikkelson
Ladies of the Gridiron by Marlon E.M. Ollivierre
Watusimba by Robert P. Sandoval and Rita L. Sandoval
Prescription for Love by David S. Mayne
Sophisticated Lady by Tina Maddela
The Ramona Roses by Janet Borrus
Kwang-Ju: City of Blood, City of Tears by Soon-Tek Oh
When Harry Tries to Mary by Ralph Stein and Nayan Padral
Boogie Size It by Patti Wall
Waitlist by Sheila Marie Jenca
The True Life & Outrageous Times of Hannah Buchanan by Pat Dade
Wished by Justin Malen
Courting Charlotte by Amy Franzen
The Cartoon Moon by David Joseph Stooks
Journey of the First Direction by Elizabeth A. Dickinson
PC World by Matt McNevin
Seven Wide, Driving by Kirk Kjeldsen
Shadowboxing by Kirk Kjeldsen
Distribution by David Guest
Nostalgic Hearts by Mary Ann Watson
The Awakened by Kirk D. Casey
The Golden Boy by Chad Madden
Hoodville by Patrice Williams
Shroud by Michael Kacey
The Harlem Hell Fighters by Max Brooks
Specs by Frank Dyer
Elvis and the Blue Moon Conspiracy by Mark McGinty
The Pagan War by Clark L. McCutchen
Reversible Errors by Christopher V. Carlyle
Vigil by Alan Ang Kheng Boon
Bedbugs by Colin Costello
Nine Ways to Someday by James Edward Sperl
The Bermuda Triangle: Forever Love by Dimitri Lagomitzis
The Dropped Child by Paul Thompson
Lasker by Brian MacLeod Carey
Fenton Gully and Joe by Michael H. Choi
The Ides of April by John Erick Dowdle
Pushin’ Up Daisies by Pollyanna Dutilly and Gail Allyson King
Doctors of Death by Joan V. Herndon
LT1 Ladyfire by Michael A. Kinnecom
Shanghai Dream by Edward Ryan and Yang Xie
Earth on Fire by Jackson Orr
Bill’s Train by Susan Ferrier MacKay and Linda MacKay
White House by Howard G. Yee
Hand of Eternity by M.C. Jordan
Lance Barnes, Post Nuke Dick by Stefan Petrucha
Ted Inc. by Rett Thompson
The Body Thief by Lorin Wertheimer
Egghead by RJ Anderson
Shutdown by Julie Pederson


Updated: 07/15/2001

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 (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 308    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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