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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
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Objective

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on finding the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is just one of our successes. Take a look at our outstanding Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 35+ judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 80 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

  • OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +
  • PRODUCER, LIZA MARSHALL – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
  • MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +
  • BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/31/2018

Notification: 30th Nov 2018

Rules

Feature Rules
  • To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be in English.
  • The script must be the writers original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx) in screenwriting fees since 2010. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
  • You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee. You may re-enter you script through the Resubmission page on the Shore Scripts website.
  • If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.
  • Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
  • The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT
  • Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards to the Short Competition. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact@shorescripts.com
  • We accept all genres.
  • The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.
  • If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.
  • By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or transmitting your submission file(s).
ADDITIONAL SHORT SCRIPT SUBMISSION RULES
  • Scripts must be within 2-30 Pages.
  • All the above Rules apply.
ADDITIONAL TV PILOT SUBMISSION RULES
  • Script must be within 15-70 Pages.
  • Please only enter the first episode of your TV Pilot.
  • Web Series are accepted.
  • All the above Rules apply.

Awards

FEATURE PRIZES

  • $10,000 (£7950) in cash and prizes to our 5 winners
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, AND a Free 2019 Raindance Film Festival Pass.
  • Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
  • Free Script Development with Shore Scripts
  • Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

TV PILOT PRIZES

  • Our 5 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $7000 (£5500)
  • Your script will be sent out to Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, and a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro
  • Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
  • Free Script Development with Shore Scripts
  • Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

SHORT SCRIPT PRIZES

  • Our 3 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $3000 (£2400).
  • Your script will be sent out to Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Each of our 3 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, AND 2 Free Passes to the 2019 Encounters Film Festival.

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Shore Scripts Names Contest Finalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2017 Feature, TV Pilot and Short Script finalists. Winners will be announced November 30th.

Feature

GETAWAY
by Jamie Napoli & Joshua Paul Johnson
In a desperate last attempt to save his failing marriage, an acting coach stages a home invasion during a romantic weekend getaway.

LOCKED IN
by Alexander von Hofman
When a nurse takes a job caring for an old woman with Complete Locked In Syndrome, she becomes the target of a darkness that surrounds the old woman and her past.

MOONFLOWER
by Beth Curry
In 1928 Mississippi, a white woman and black woman have an affair while battling the racial tensions of a small town.

NO SWEETNESS IN THIS
By Robert Zameroski
A taciturn coal miner’s life is upended by the return of his drug addicted brother.

THOSE WHO HEAR
by Jerome Velinsky
A small-town cop facing her own personal tragedy, becomes entangled in an unsettling series of reports that a sourceless ‘humming’ sound is haunting her once non-eventful town, but only a percentage of residents can hear it.

TV Pilot

BLANKED
by Glenn Acosta
A criminal and a woman he abducted both have their memories erased in the aftermath of their incident so they can resume their lives with fresh starts, but through the perfect storm of events life brings them back together.

LOOKING GLASS
by William J. Zide
Trapped in the last three days of his life living and dying a hundred different possible stories and choices, a man searches for a way out.

MOUNT PLEASANT
by Cat Dale
In 1889 Oklahoma, Native American children are mandated to attend the Mount Pleasant Indian School by the US Government, but when Lola’s older brother does not return from school, she risks her life by leaving the reservation to find out what happened to him.

SMALL TOWN
by Lachlan Marks & Ella Roby
A troubled police officer’s investigation into a possible murder brings a sinister underground society to the streets of a mountain-side town, threatening to unleash a powerful new drug that offers users the chance to experience life as children.

THE SUMMERLAND
by Michele Dagle
After a prophetic vision, a woman discovers that she can communicate with the dead and begins to unravel a local conspiracy involving real estate misdeeds, stolen money, and murder.

Short

BURIED
by Karen Frank
A routine traffic fatality becomes a publicity nightmare for a small town police chief when the victim’s mother takes to social media to share her grief.

GO CRAZY
by Kae Bahar
When going crazy is the only way out!

ROUND TRIP
by Jerome Villarin
A desperate addict struggles to escape from her unsavory captor.

Updated: 11/10/2017
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Nash

An interview with screenwriter Patrick Nash regarding the Shore Scripts Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/03/2013

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Pearse Lehane

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Updated: 10/31/2013

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Updated: 12/05/2012
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