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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/24/2020

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.

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Breaking Walls

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Chandler International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/25/2020

The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) began in 2016 with a simple idea to share international films in a local setting. CIFF is proudly located in Chandler, Arizona and is one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Arizona. The festival is dedicated to uniting the community through the film.

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Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/28/2020

Walt Disney said, "Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive," and in our never-ending mission to support the imaginations of screenwriters all over the world, Stage 32 is excited to announce our inaugural New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest! The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to have private one-on-one meetings with some of the most prolific and talented Animation artists, writers, filmmakers, producers, and executives from top companies including DISNEY, PIXAR, MGM, WARNER BROS.

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Stage 32 Animation

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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 10/29/2020

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, TV pilot and feature screenplays from all around the world. You will be submitting to the 2021 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented.

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Golden Script Competition

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CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards

Final Deadline: 10/30/2020

The CAPE New Writers Fellowship discovers and nurtures emerging writers launching their careers in television and film. Founded and co-chaired by Emmy Award-winning Creator and Showrunner Leo Chu and veteran film and TV executive Steve Tao, CAPE is one of few programs created by a creative and an executive. This immersive Fellowship arms each writer with the practical and business knowledge they need to succeed as a professional writer in the entertainment industry.

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CAPE

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales.

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StoryPros International

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ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

The action genre is the one genre that producers and literary managers have recently requested the most, and which we have the least. So this could be one of our most successful competitions! Our jury is looking for emerging voices in the action movie genre. Whether you have a big-budget, tentpole family adventure movie, or a taut, low-budget action film, we want to read your script.

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Screencraft Action Thriller

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

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 second Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films: Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.

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Shore Film Fund

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L.A. Live Film Fest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

LA LIVE FILM FESTIVAL's mission is to provide a festival where filmmakers are treated with respect and given opportunities that empower the filmmaker’s career while being showcased at the most prestigious location in Los Angeles, Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE. We strive to do things differently than other festivals and part of how we do this is the way we market the selected films.

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L.A. Live Film Fest

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/05/2020

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has been proud to provide a microphone to exciting new voices that deserve to be heard and memorable stories that must be told. Celebrating our 11th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2020, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to help guide dozens of talented writers to secure literary representation, option agreements and other writing assignments, providing the stepping stones and advancing the careers of many of our winning writers.

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Fresh Voices Feature

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Destiny City Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/06/2020

The Destiny City Film Festival was founded in part because we want to show great movies. And we know that at the heart of every great movie is a great story – one that is destined to inspire and entertain. Screenplays are the foundation of every memorable film, and we are dedicated to supporting the writing community and the stories they create. Thus, we are thrilled to host Tacoma’s first short screenplay competition! We know that the Northwest film community is chock full of talented writers, thinkers, and artists.

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Destiny City Shorts

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Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story

Final Deadline: 11/08/2020

Screenwriting is a business and the best screenwriters have a brand. A special writing style or talent that makes them unique and easy to recognize. Filmmakers needing a story that centers on a big idea or great characterization or engaging dialogue or a compelling theme are able to seamlessly identify the best writer for the project when the writer is branded as a specialists in one of those needed areas.

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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/12/2020

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

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Atlanta

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/12/2020

The 8th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that accepts feature and short screenplays, teleplays, and screens more than 120 international cutting edge film premiers making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides six days of industry panels, Q&As, industry mixers, live music performances, the FLOW Creative & Pitch Conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

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Richmond Fest

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/13/2020

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

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Cinequest

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Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

SUCCESS! We say we are looking for a film to produce and we mean it.  Our 2017 winner completed principal photography in May 2018 and is in post-production! "Becoming" by Omar Naim won our Grand Prize and is going to hit the screens with Omar himself directing! We will keep sharing updates on "Becoming" as it progresses.. Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce.

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Circus Road

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

Our jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be shared with our network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Story

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Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / TV / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00. We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, TV Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and/or THR! Grand Prize winners can direct their own script! (Feature grand prize winner must have valid experience and approved by our sponsor.

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Your Script Produced!

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2020

In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book

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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/05/2020

For 21 years the San Francisco Independent Film Festival has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press, and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get Variety reviews, picked up at other fests, and find rabid groupies following the makers around town demanded autographs and buying them drinks. This is our third year hosting a screenplay contest with the goal of expanding our filmmaker reach.

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Lab

Final Deadline: 12/07/2020

The Lift-Off Global Network want to meet, inspire and support the next pioneers of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This Genre Lab exists to provide huge opportunities featuring discussions, feedback on your work, workshops, and future support for your project. The lab accepts Shorts, Features, Animations, Scripts, Works in Development, Web Series, VR, Music Videos, and Treatments.

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lab

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Screenwriting Staffing's Query Letter Contest (Season 2)

Final Deadline: 12/09/2020

Query letters are the backbone to screenwriting success, and our site is a testament to that. Unless you have a direct contact with a major studio or represented by a top agency, a query letter is needed to make an introduction. Screenwriting Staffing is an online community that connects screenwriters with industry buyers and producers.

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Query Letter Contest

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2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/13/2020

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.

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BlueCat Contest

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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)
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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/13/2020

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are: Feature-length screenplays Short screenplays Feature-length movies Short movies Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including: Cash Publishing deals Movie distribution offer Film-making classes Contacts with horror movie industry insiders Horror merchandise And much more Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria.

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13Horror.com

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Middlebury Script Lab

Final Deadline: 12/15/2020

The Middlebury Script Lab invites applications for its fellowships. Our tuition-free program provides emerging screenwriters a place to focus intensely on their craft with the support of accomplished industry professionals.