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Contests Found: 95

Willamette Writers FilmLab

Final Deadline: 03/29/2015

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.

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UCLA Extension Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/01/2015

The UCLA Extension Feature Film, Television Spec, and Television Pilot Writing Competitions give students the opportunity to receive recognition for screenplays developed in the Writers' Program courses. From the initial scripts submitted to the competition, three finalists will receive in-depth mentoring prior to a final round of industry judging, cash prizes, and guaranteed reads by an agent, manager, producer or creative executive.

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Greenhorn Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/01/2015

To provide recognition and creative support to non-professional, and/or first-time, and/or amateur screenwriters, allowing them the space to compete knowing that their work will be judged in an “apples-to-apples” capacity, and not against that of pro, paid, experienced screenwriters. To that end, our contest mechanics are very simple, and our prizes, though some are cash, are less about cash and “Hollywood access” and more about helping inexperienced screenwriters develop and improve their work.

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WriteMovies Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 04/03/2015

Only 1000 entries will be accepted. Enter early and save! Out of close to three hundred "contest sites," WriteMovies is one of only a handful that has produced movies from winning projects. "The List", was written by WriteMovies winner Marcus Folmar. It featured Jane Lynch (GLEE), Brad Dourif, Illeana Douglas, Wayne Brady and Sydney Poitier and was acquired by Warner Bros.

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ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/06/2015

We are looking for distinctive short screenplays to connect with a first-rate jury and mentors panel. And we're giving a cash prize to help finance the production! The inaugural ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest is open for short screenplay submissions under 35 pages and in all genres. This year's jury includes: Alice Kharoubi, Director of Cannes Film Festival Short Film Programme Marc Hustvedt, Founder of the annual Streamy Awards and Tubefilter.

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Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 04/10/2015

Personal coverage and feedback from programmers and readers on your screenplay will be available to every screenplay entrant. Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio).

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ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/11/2015

Whether you have an indie romantic comedy or a big effects-driven comedy blockbuster film, we want to read your script. We are looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy screenplay with heart. It can we cerebral and talky or high-concept and filled with physical comedy. We're looking for a strong voice and a fresh comedic sensibility. Our judges are some of the top comedy producers in the industry!

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theOffice Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded professional writers. The fellowship works like this: You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with why you want this.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

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.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

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.

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PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/15/2015

The PAGE Awards competition was established 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.

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/20/2015

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.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2015

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 producers and agents in L.A. and N.Y.

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Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 04/25/2015

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners, runners-up, and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents in LA and NY. We strive to provide commentary on each script.

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Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/29/2015

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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Stage 32 Happy Writers Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 04/29/2015

In our biggest screenwriting opportunity yet, we are thrilled to bring you The Stage 32 Happy Writers Annual Feature Contest. We are looking to find the top undiscovered writers and the best feature scripts of 2015. As a result of our history with industry insiders and our global reach, we are able to connect the top writers from around the world to leading executives who can make a difference in their career.

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DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 12th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. The 12th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival (September 10-20, 2015) DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films created around the globe.

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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest Round 11

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

Enter for your Chance to Win an A-List Screenwriter Experience. Can you turn a provided logline into a killer spec script? The ability to create a screenplay based on a given idea is a top way to break into the Industry. That’s why the majority of our past finalists gained representation and met with top production companies, with one lucky winner selling his script to Universal.

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StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

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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American Gem Short Script Contest & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/30/2015

Pennsylvania residents: The Greater Erie Film Office, a program of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (FSNWPA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is proud to debut its short screenwriting and filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association- Greater PA Chapter. The theme will be memory and/or dementia.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters

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Extreme Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015

To provide writers the opportunity to jump-start their careers by giving them direct access to industry professionals and unprecedented networking & production opportunities.

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LezPlay (formerly Women’s Words)

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015

Pride Films and Plays' LezPlay Contest has Stage, Screenplay, and Shorts categories. We aspire to honor excellence in work written by women for film or stage with lesbian characters or themes.

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100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015

"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.

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trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 05/03/2015

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television.

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Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/14/2015

The Feature/Pilot Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Park City, Utah during SUNDANCE to have their screenplay read by professional actors. Plus, a director will workshop some of your scenes. We cover Hotel & Airfare expenses during the festival, and you'll get to network with the people who can change your career! Parties, Panels, Movies, Celebs & more! AND, receive $1,000 CASH!!

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Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2015

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

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Scriptamation

Final Deadline: 05/15/2015

Scriptamation is a short screenplay and scene contest with a very unique element - the winning screenplays and scenes will be voice recorded by actors and turned into a produced 3-D CG animation. If your screenplay wins and is chosen to be animated, you will own all of the rights to the finished product and are free to do whatever you want with it.

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L.A. Neo Noir Film & Script Fest

Final Deadline: 05/16/2015

Celebrate, showcase, AND sell the work of the greatest independent unknown L.A. Neo Noir filmmakers and screenwriters from L.A. and around the world. We've done this twice. This third time plus YOU equals neo noir magic! If you have a neo noir film, this is the only festival specifically made for you. If you have a script you'd like to see as a film, we make your script a live action or animated short that will be screened at our festival for hundreds of working neo noir producers neo noir film lovers.

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Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

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.

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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

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

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 59 Comments

Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been launching writers into their careers. This year more than ever, AFF celebrates its long and growing track record by creating a week that will change your life. With one of the most respected Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, AFF yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and catapults them into the bustling world of the film industry.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/28/2015

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual 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 30 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 15 pages or less.

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1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . It is no longer the case, but it wasn't that long ago for a writer to be discovered he/she had to reside in or around Hollywood.. The Film Industry is changing rapidly and so are the players as well as the playground. All you need is a break and that starts with you here and now. Submit your GEM to an organization that stood the test of time.

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FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

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ENDAS International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

ENDAS International Screenplay Competition is produced by ENDAS, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sports and culture. ENDAS International Screenplay Competition strives to encourage artistic innovation, promote, and foster new and creative authors.

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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 06/01/2015

The People's Pilot is a chance for writers who aren't yet on the "Go-to" list for television pilots to contribute to their work and themselves known to the medium they love by creating the kind of series they want to see, without worrying about the politics of television network and cable channel sales. See website for additional info.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 06/01/2015

Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge scripts. Winning filmmaker shoots one of the top 10 scripts. We fund your collaboration!. The writer gets the script paid and made. The filmmaker gets the funds to shoot it!

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/02/2015

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. Festival dates are Oct. 13-22, 2015.

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Film Crash Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/27/2015

The mission of the Film Crash Screenplay Competition is to build community, create a platform for screenplays, and encourage writers to "crash" through barriers to self-expression. Founded by Sundance Jury Prize winning director Matthew Harrison in 1985, Film Crash has enjoyed playing a part in the creative life of stories, many of which have gone on to be produced as motion picture and television entertainment.

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Final Draft, Inc. Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2015

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles, attendance at the Final Draft Awards, and A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/30/2015

ALL ENTRIES RECEIVE FEEDBACK with the option to revise & resubmit! RECOGNITION – to award and validate outstanding works. FEEDBACK – to provide constructive, unbiased critiques from the perspective of Hollywood readers. ASSISTANCE – to help improve the quality of writers' craft and their individual works. EXPOSURE – to place scripts in the hands of decision makers in the film industry.

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Great Gay Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2015

To foster excellence in screenwriting that features gay characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Up to four full length finalists and up to six shorts finalists will be named by September 1 annually, and those scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater of the Center on Halsted in Chicago.

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Austin Revolution Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/01/2015

The Austin Revolution Film Fest shines a light on true independent screenwriters and filmmakers. Our writing competition is sponsored by Ink Tip and Final Draft who provide excellent prizes for the writers in addition to tremendous networking opportunities.

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Charleston International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/10/2015

The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking and screenwriting: the art, the filmmaker, the screenwriter, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. Our goal is to educate the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 15th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/15/2015

The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2015

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2015

The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions. The international film festival was founded in the City of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in 2010 and is a uniquely successful collaboration between the private and public sector. The festival has Grown to be one of the Largest International Film Festivals in Latin America and part of this success is due to the Festival's creation of a highly competitive screen writing competition.

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