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Screenplay Contests Found: 92

Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016

To discover original, high-concept feature film ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for studio circulation.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016

To discover original, high-concept TV show ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for circulation network execs and television producers.

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ScriptFest Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016

ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest were created by writers, for writers – just like you. The event started in Canada with the first Great Canadian PitchFest in 2003. Thirteen years later, the event has expanded to Los Angeles, California and London, England. The event has helped thousands of writers from around the globe to connect with industry decision makers.

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Women's Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016

The Women’s Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts that feature one of the following: Female Lead Character OR Female Writer or Co-Writer, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE.

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Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/16/2016

Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) invites you to come celebrate true diversity that brings Hollywood/ Bollywood/ Nollywood and International films and filmmakers to the beautiful city of Toronto. TINFF’s objective is to be a leading film festival in Toronto that celebrates diversity in our beautiful city. TINFF’s main focus is to advance creative, independent film direction through diversity, innovation and uniqueness by capturing the series of movements and experiences in a single film.

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Stage 32 2nd Annual Happy Writers TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 12/19/2016

The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writing Contest is back by popular demand! We want it all! Serialized, sitcoms, procedurals, miniseries, one-hours, you name it! We are looking for 30 and 60-minute original pilots and 30 and 60-minute existing show teleplays.

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Auckland International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/20/2016

Auckland International Film Festival is more than just a Film Festival; it is a strong connection among all film-makers around the world who will be experiencing the upcoming long or short feature films as the future of Film Industry. We are committed to bringing best quality films were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, with the people who made them.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/23/2016

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have their material read by experienced production companies.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 22 Comments

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016

We’re looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY movies. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, or animated adventure, we want a script that’s entertaining for the whole family (including parents)! Families are the most influential movie-going audience and there is a lack of great content that’s appealing to the whole family. We have producers who are hungry for “four-quadrant” projects to develop.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

The Poe Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016

The Poe Contest mission is to recognize and reward fresh voices and creative storytelling, and to assist writers in their quest to obtain representation and produce their work.

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Pitch-2-Script Faith & Family Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2016

To encourage the writing of faith and family screenplays by offering a tournament style single elimination pitch and story structure screenplay competition that awards a cash prize to the winning screenplay as well as a cash prize to the entry with the best Pitch.

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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 01/10/2017

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship has quickly become one of the most important screenwriting talent discovery platforms for the entertainment industry. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

WriteMovies International Winter Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/15/2017

After the success of our recent contests, we are delighted to announce the WriteMovies Winter 2016 Screenwriting Competition! Earn $2000 in a cash prize plus over $3000 in script development from us, and get your script promoted to the top of the international film industry by the writing company with the strongest track record of delivering success to its winning entries – us.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 64 Comments

Military Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/15/2017

The Military Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts that feature military stories, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest

Final Deadline: 01/25/2017

Stage 32’s Happy Writers 2nd Annual Comedy Contest is back and we’re searching for original comedy features and original comedy TV pilots and comedy TV specs. WHAT YOU’LL WIN The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend one-on-one meetings with Paradigm Agency, Vertigo Entrainment, Kevin Hart's LOL Network and Big Beach Films! 2nd Place Winners will receive 3 Skype meetings with a top TV or Feature executive, producer, manager, or agent and three Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions, and a logline review from the “The Logline Whisperer”, Emmy-Award winner Lane Shefter Bishop All finalists will receive a Free On-Demand Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and loglines exposed to over 500 executives on Stage 32.

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Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 01/26/2017

Introducing the Emerging Screenwriters SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE Competition Brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association! If you want to sell your screenplay, you NEED a sizzle reel! The Grand Prize winning screenwriter receives all the tools necessary to produce a sizzle reel to pitch their script at the highest level! You don’t need to be a director to win.

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Screenwriting Goldmine Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017

Get noticed by the British TV industry. Heads from Sky, BBC, C4 and HBO are on the judging panel. More than 30 key players from the industry are taking part.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Utah Film Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017

The Utah Film Awards competition and film market recognizes the best films, series, and commercials at this red carpet event. The event is judged by film distributors worldwide that are looking to acquire new films.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Faith & Family Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 02/15/2017

The Faith & Family Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts in any genre featuring faith and family stories, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2017

MISSION: To provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means ($10,000 cash) to turn their amazing short scripts into short films. FEEDBACK: We believe that feedback is critical to a writer’s success, which is why we provide the judge’s scorecards to every entrant at no additional cost. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts at least 2 sets of scores and finalist script will receive at least 5 different sets of scores before we select a winner to make sure to limit subjectivity as much as possible.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Cannes Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/26/2017

The Cannes Screenplay Contest presents a top-level screenwriting competition for aspiring newcomers and seasoned veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent. This dedicated scriptwriting contest is a rare opportunity for screenwriters to submit their work to be read, judged, and critiqued solely on their ability to captivate and entertain through the written word.

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Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

We are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does. Cash awards, as well as a Skype pitch with an executive and pitch preparation for the winning entry.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 3 Comments

First 10 Pages Script Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/01/2017

Recognition for bloody good scripts and writers.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

ISA Fast Track Fellowship V

Final Deadline: 03/01/2017

Undiscovered Writers Wanted! If you've got potential and a passion for screenwriting, we want to find you. The ISA FAST TRACK Fellowship offers TWO undiscovered screenwriters the opportunity to meet with and be mentored by EIGHT executives in Los Angeles. Plus, our chosen writers will work directly with the ISA Development Team for an entire year in an effort to Fast Track their careers.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/03/2017

The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 4 Comments

Sunlight International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/15/2017

SIFF is a live film festival, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. We are happy to announce that next year the festival will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation. The festival runs in 4 quarters. The Official Selections, Nominations and Winners will be announced at the end of each quarter on our website. The bests of quarterly competitions are selected for LIVE SCREENING, we organize each year in Berlin or Moscow.

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Willamette Writers FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/20/2017

Willamette Writers is soliciting entries for the 2013 FilmLab's "Script-to-Screen" short film scriptwriting competition. We seek writers with the ability to tell a compelling story quickly and cinematically, while adhering to a theme and a practical eye towards real-life movie production. Unique to scriptwriting contests, the Script-to-Screen Competition grand prize is this: we will produce a short film based on the winning script! The winning writer will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our production team, attend the filming- in short, to experience the collaborative process of filmmaking! The resulting film will premiere at the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference on Friday, August 7th.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 04/01/2017

"100 Screenplays" is a unique contest brought to you by "Screenplay Festival," one of the longest running and highest rated screenplay competitions on MovieBytes. We accept one hundred scripts into each contest, and quickly get the results to you. "!00 Screenplays" is a fast, targeted screenplay contest where every writer who enters goes in knowing exactly how many scripts will be in the competition, and every writer knows that there will be results less than a month after the contest closes.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 04/02/2017

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television. "I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about TrackingB and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/14/2017

AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 56 Comments

Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Sunset Film Festival programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film.

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Urban Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

The Urban Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays with a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as one of the following: Lead Character OR Writer or Co-Writer. The competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

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2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/17/2017

The PAGE Awards competition was established in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 60 Comments

Kay Snow Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 04/19/2017

The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories; and to encourage student writers.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2017

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Scripts: All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you. WGA and Non WGA accepted.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017

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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 79 Comments

Too Short to Die Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/01/2017

There are a lot of scripts written around the world and very few of them get made into films. What happens with all the other scripts aren’t they also hard work, shouldn’t they have a chance to be read, to be found, to be noticed? We think they do! That is why we decided to create an interactive and transparent system - short screenplay competition.

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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2017

To recognize excellence in script writing of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/14/2017

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases true story feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/16/2017

Mission: The International Family and Faith Film Festival is dedicated to forging a film festival that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films and facilitate established filmmakers in transitioning into making more faith films. Our aim is to build a festival that will introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more faith and family films.

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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2017

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 59 Comments

Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Final Deadline: 05/20/2017

The Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest has a single goal: to find the next extraordinary television writer. The talent level has risen dramatically in recent contest seasons, as a fast-growing community of aspiring TV writers have proven their skills with both specs and original pilots.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2017

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created. The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.

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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/01/2017

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its second year, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad.

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Toronto International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/06/2017

We are a team of Canadian artists and industry professionals who are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of writers and filmmakers.

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Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2017

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

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