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Screenplay Contests Found: 127

New York International Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 04/10/2020

New York International Screenplay Awards is an international screenplay competition for screenwriters who aspire to connect with the USA industry workers and explore the US markets. NYISA winners will be connected to the US film industry by InkTip Magazine, iPitch. tv, and Script Mailer. They’ll be registered for free at CreatersVault, and will receive free screenwriting courses from Script Reader Pro, plus, detailed analysis and free consultations by Coverage Ink… And much more! NYISA’s valued jury members are industry professionals such as Producers, Script Doctors, Directors, Actors and Screenwriters.

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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/13/2020

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.

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/13/2020

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals. Application Requirements: Completed application and fee.

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Seattle International Screenwriting Honors

Final Deadline: 04/14/2020

Seattle's burgeoning independent film community is home to artists, actors, writers, directors, producers, singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, filmmakers, and multi-hyphenates of all shapes and sizes. People from all walks of life, from all over the world, call our city home. They come hear to learn, hone, and practice their craft. Unlike other major hubs, that are only interested in established talent, artists know they can come to Seattle and grow into their greatness.

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West Hollywood New Media and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/14/2020

Hollywood is where people have come to make it in the industry since the birth of the entertainment industry. We are not just the home of actors, writers, directors, and producers of all shapes and sizes, we are the home of the industry itself. Everyone who’s anyone has a presence here or wish they did. People from all walks of life, from all over the world, come here to make it.

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Stage to Screen Romantic Comedy Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/14/2020

We Seek Romantic Comedy Screenplays And Stage Plays, From 80-120 Pages In Length. GOAL: We Hope To Discover Amazing Stories, Have A Great Time With Cool People, Improving Movie Development Along The Way. We’re Creating A Slate Of Romantic Comedy Stories That We Can Stage And Shortly Thereafter – Shoot As Movies. YOU: You Write, And Have A Fresh, Fun Romantic Comedy With Great Structure, Juicy Plot And Vivid Characters – And You’d Like To Share It With Us! Your Piece May Be A Feature Length Movie Screenplay, Or A Play That Would Adapt Well To A Movie.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/18/2020

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: 5 Comments

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/19/2020

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14. One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 36 Comments

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 04/20/2020

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 15 Comments

2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/20/2020

The PAGE Awards competition was established in the fall of 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: 72 Comments

True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/22/2020

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts based on, or inspired by, true stories.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

The Writers Lab

Final Deadline: 04/22/2020

The Writers Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, is open for submissions of screenplays by women over the age of 40 ABOUT THE LAB The Writers Lab brings 12 women screenwriters over the age of 40 with promising scripts together with outstanding professional female filmmakers for an intensive four-day screenwriting development retreat of one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and other activities designed to inspire the artists; to prompt rigorous creative exploration; and, through revision, to cultivate first-rate cinematic stories.

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Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/22/2020

Stage 32 has partnered with Trick Candle Productions and Glass House Distribution to launch a brand-new Microbudget Horror Script Competition for 2020. The winning script will receive a $5,000 option, be entered into a mentorship program with the film’s producers and be eligible for a production greenlit for up to $100,000 by Trick Candle and Glass House.

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SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/24/2020

The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/27/2020

The purpose of the Big Apple Film Festival Short Script Competition is to discover an engaging, innovative and purposeful scripts to support and promote to film industry professionals.

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trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 04/27/2020

We are looking to find the next generation of Sorkins, Rhimes, Gilligans, & Lorres by shining a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television. And we've enlisted a great industry judging panel from the TV world to help us. THE INDUSTRY PANEL Berry Welsh - SVP, Production & Development - Tribeca Film Tyler Knell - Manager of Development - Circle of Confusion Television Studios Peter Dealbert - Lit Manager - Pacific View Management Jeff Portnoy - Lit Manager - Bellevue Productions Dustin Davis - Head of Comedy - Youtube Originals Amanda Krentzman - International Originals - Netflix Jillian Apfelbaum - EVP, Content - Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager - Anonymous Content Chris Mills - Lit Manager - Magnet Management Justin Killion - Head of Premium Programming & Development - COMPLEX Carly Kahane - Vice-President - Topple Productions Mike Goldberg - TV Lit Agent - APA A.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2020

To find the best GENRE scripts. Genre scripts are bought and produced more than 10 to 1 over the serious drama, tentpole or quirky scripts that usually win screenplay contests. This contest pits genre scripts only against scripts within their genre, and seeks to identify and promote to the industry the very best in each genre -- in other words, the scripts with the very best chances in the marketplace.

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ScreenCraft Comedy Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2020

Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script. Big or small, our jury is looking for smart scripts with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and unique comedic voices. All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader.

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Humanitas New Voices

Final Deadline: 04/30/2020

In 2010, Executive Director Cathleen Young created NEW VOICES with the vision of discovering, developing and launching a new generation of talented writers under the mentorship of Hollywood showrunners and studio partners. MENTORS INCLUDE: Alan Ball, Jenny Bicks, Janine Sherman Barrois, Matt Carlson, Carter Covington, Liz Craft, Sarah Fain, Tom Fontana, Gary Glasberg, Gary David Goldberg, Marc Guggenheim, Hart Hanson, Chris Harris, Felicia Henderson, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Jay Kogen, Bill Lawrence, Ali LeRoi, Melanie Marnich, Nancy Pimental, Rashad Raisani, David Shore, Robin Swicord, Pam Veasey, Ben Watkins, and David Zuckerman.

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Florida Short Script Challenge

Final Deadline: 04/30/2020

Lets hear it for the screenwriters people! The backbone, yet often overlooked, of the film industry. Screenwriters are a group of people who would love to have their work recognized but seldom do. The Florida Short Script Challenge is aiming to change that. We ourselves are screenwriters and have been for four years now. We know the struggle for screenwriters and the inability to find someone to read your work.

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CI 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge

Final Deadline: 04/30/2020

Wassup, fellow scribes? We have a really fun little joint in store for you. Since we're all locked down anyway, we might as well use the time productively, right? So we came up with the CI 30-Day Challenge to empower and motivate us all. How would you like to have a brand-spankin'-new piece of material by the end of April -- and give your creative batteries a 10,000-volt jolt in the process? And maybe even win some cash and prizes in the process? We thought you might.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/01/2020

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

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CBS Diversity Institute

Final Deadline: 05/01/2020

The focus of this eight month program is on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and show runners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed. The Writers Mentoring Program is not employment and there is no monetary compensation.

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 05/02/2020

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. 14 Industry Award-Winning Judges will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winner(s). 2020’s Fund will award production financing for at least one short film with an allocated budget of up to $15,000 per project, with a minimum budget of $10,000.

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Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Final Deadline: 05/08/2020

Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other screenwriting competition. With more than 450 writers signed, 165 projects set up, 70 writers staffed and 180 appearances on annual best-of lists, The Launch Pad Competition has firmly established itself as the premier hub for Hollywood to discover fresh voices, new ideas, and talented writers.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 05/14/2020

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 the options of a short version of their script being produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2020

The Ultimate Runway Now in our 27th year, the Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers for over two decades. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.

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The Indie Gathering International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/15/2020

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

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Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2020

As Austin Film Festival continues to grow and expand, our vision also widens with the addition of new avenues for storytellers. In 2017 we introduced the inaugural Playwriting Competition. It is open to full-length stage plays and gives playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference. It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama.

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Holly Weird Film Festival Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2020

The Holly Weird Film Festival (HWFF), founded by Festival Director Jack Truman, celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or an avant-garde challenge to what is expected or accepted. HWFF provides a venue for narrative, documentary, experimental and avant-garde film and video. Holly Weird is dedicated to celebrating all types of creativity from the worldwide independent film community.

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Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 05/19/2020

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays featuring an Under Represented Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Writer or Co-Writer, or Director, or Producer).

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Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 05/20/2020

Past Winners/Finalists working with Good Fear + Film Management, Baker Entertainment Group, Wonder Woman producer Stephen Jones, talent agent Shawn Burns, producer Mitchell Peck and more! Thanks to the plethora of streaming options and a renewed interest in the genres, fantasy and sci-fi films have never been hotter. More and more production companies, managers, and agents are looking for writers working with fantasy and sci-fi ideas.

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CDR Smyth Alien Slayer

Final Deadline: 05/20/2020

Create a diary entry, book scene, or Screenplay scene based on the story materials for CDR Jon Smyth: Alien Slayer. See site for details. Early entrants will receive feedback. Submissions for feedback must be sent by February 25.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/22/2020

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual Academy Qualifying short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 30 pages or less.

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Page Turner Screenplays - Faith Based Features & TV Pilots

Final Deadline: 05/25/2020

Currently, one of the most sought after genres in Hollywood! Most of our writers launched their careers with genre scripts and hopefully you can too. This is brand new competition for Page Turner which means that this is a great opportunity for writers to test their material, compete at a more intimate level where you will have a more thorough read as opposed to other competitions where you are competing against thousands and thousands of others across multiple genres.

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Near Nazareth Festival

Final Deadline: 05/28/2020

Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF ) invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration. Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival. Our festival - NNF - is the first of its kind.

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Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 05/30/2020

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: 62 Comments

Warner Bros. Writers Workshop

Final Deadline: 05/31/2020

For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. The list of graduates who have gone on to do great things is long: Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food) to name a few.

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ScreenCraft $30,000 Film Fund

Final Deadline: 05/31/2020

Whether you have a simple screenplay or a film that’s already in production, we want to consider it for our grant program. We consider a range of projects, from standalone screenplays, to fully packaged projects seeking finishing funds. If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning script with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $30,000 in cash financing, judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on each project’s budget and needs as determined by our internal jury of industry professionals.

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NBC Writers on the Verge

Final Deadline: 05/31/2020

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2020

While it’s no secret that Hollywood loves remakes, sequels and spinoffs, it’s perhaps lesser known that Hollywood loves movies based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923. For example, folk tales, mythology, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, famous historical figures – and the list goes on.

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Circa Historical Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/01/2020

Circa Historical Screenplay Competition will award the "Best Historical Screenplays" in three categories: Feature Screenplay (Top Prize - $2000), TV Pilot (Top Prize - $1500) and Short Screenplay (Top Prize - $1000).

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Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & Pilot

Final Deadline: 06/01/2020

PAGE-TURNER: page–turn·er A script so compelling or exciting that the reader is unable to put it down. And that's exactly what the PAGE-TURNER Screenplay Competition is looking for. The 3rd ANNUAL FEATURE & TV PILOT COMPETITION is designed with the writer in mind.

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BOLT

Final Deadline: 06/05/2020

Bolt is an innovative new screenplay competition from the creators of Barnstorm Fest. The rules are simple: Submit a short film screenplay, web series or television pilot then Barnstorm Media chooses the winner and MAKES YOUR MOVIE OR PILOT! You get to be the Executive Producer. And, every submission receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION.

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WriteMovies Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 06/14/2020

Grand Prize: $2000 A year of free script development worth up to $3200 Guaranteed pitching to industry Exclusive prizes from InkTip Get free entry to the contest when you commission a script report, with Studio Coverage from just $99 Since 1999, WriteMovies’ screenwriting contests guarantee to develop our winners’ projects at our own expense and pitch them to producers with the power to make them happen.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 75 Comments

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/15/2020

Screamfest was formed in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/15/2020

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets. A Different Screenplay Contest Congratulations to the 2018 Winners at Universal 2019 Competition opens September 30, 2018.

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Future Film Writers (Kids Short)

Final Deadline: 06/19/2020

There are kids with great imagination, with great creativity comes great stories. Future Film Writers is having a screenwriting contest for the young imaginative storyteller from the ages of 10 through 17. We like to help bring their creative ideas to the Big screen. We’re looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have his or her story place in the hands of our sponsors.

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Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/23/2020

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres.

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Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/24/2020

We have teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. Our goal with this contest is to discover great writers then connect their authentic stories to those creative partners, and we are looking for the best writing in all of these genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday, Mystery/Crime, Historical/Biopic, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy, Western and Young Adult (YA).

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