2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Contest

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Objective

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is accepting submissions for its 2021 competition.

Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry. BlueCat's Alumni include:

Aaron Guzikowski (Verve/Madhouse) wrote PRISONERS, the remake of PAPILLON, and Ridley Scott's RAISED BY WOLVES.

Fergal Rock wrote DEPARTURES starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.

Ana Lily Amirpour (CAA), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, directed by Lyle Vincent (DREAMLAND) and starring Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early June 28, 2020 Feature Screenplay $50, Pilot $45, Short Script $35.
Midsummer August 9, 2020 Feature Screenplay $55, Pilot $50, Short Script $40.
Regular September 13, 2020 Feature Screenplay $60, Pilot $55, Short Script $45. 31
Final October 25, 2020 Feature Screenplay $70, Pilot $65, Short $55. 73
Late December 13, 2020 Feature Screenplay $80, Pilot $75, Short Script $65 122

Final Resubmission Deadline: February 15th, 2021. Feature $50, Pilot $45, Short $35. Resubmission fees remain the same throughout the competition.

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Rules

We accept features, pilots and shorts - visit our website for more info.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000.
  • All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
Feature Screenplay Award
  • The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $2,000.
Pilot Award
  • The Pilot Winner will receive $2,000.
Short Script Award
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $2,000.

Fellini Award
Our Fellini Award award goes to the best script (feature, pilot or short) from writers residing outside the U.S.

  • The Fellini Award Winner will receive $1,000.

BlueCat Contest

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 193    
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 193    
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Contest News

BlueCat Announces Contest Winners

Hey!

I am VERY proud to announce the winner of the third annual BlueCat Screenplay Competition. I went through MANY scripts this summer and found a truly awesome prolific writer. Her name is Danielle Silvie Gershberg, the author of a decidedly smart high school comedy entitled CLASS, and she is the winner of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

Danielle receives a check for $4000 for winning BlueCat. An NYU grad, she has written over twenty scripts, having started screenwriting at age 16. To read more about Danielle and her writing, please visit www.bluecatscreenplay.com to read her interview, complete with picture!

To reach Danielle directly, call 310-403-7472 or email her at Cobbesmom@aol.com.

CLASS is a great script by a great writer, and it is very funny. And we do need funny these days, last time I checked.

I'd also like to introduce you to our four finalists. While they did not win, they were selected because they told powerful stories well. And that's the name of the game, people.

Here they are! Please contact themspecial scripts.

The Other Washington by Charles H. Emery
215-681-3943
mayu_howie@yahoo.com

Blue Moon in August by Chris Gordon
humbert111@hotmail.com


Sorrow's Gate by Teri Haux with Diana Bard
k.t.haux@juno.com
801-796-1117


Abby Messina by Jenny Kilgen
jkilgen@aol.com
718-956-9454


You can also obtain more complete info on everybody at www.bluecatscreenplay.com.

We will start accepting entries on November 1st, our deadline for our fourth competition being March 1, 2002. It's still only $20 for up to two scripts and the prize is now $5000, and it remains our charge to support our winner and finalists in their efforts to get their stories out.

We will be having a reading of CLASS in the coming weeks in LA. If you would like to attend, let us know.

Of course, we also call everybody who enters BlueCat on the phone with feedback on their entry. If you have not received your call yet, please hang in there. I have a problem of going on and on when I'm on the phone, but I'm calling!!

Hope everyone is well and turning away from fear. It is the age of great stories!

Very respectfully,

Gordy Hoffman
BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Updated: 10/18/2001

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 193    
Have you entered?
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