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Screenplay Contests Found: 90

Joshua Tree International Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/26/2016

The JTIFF is proud to present a different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of readers consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters, and critics review and provide condensed coverage (feedback) for scripts of 20 pages or less. Two finalists are invited to attend the JTIFF and, with the assistance of directors and agents, cast a live table reading of the script from a bank of actors.

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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/29/2016

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 41 Comments

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

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.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 36 Comments

The 12th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

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

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

Contest of Contest Winners

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

The Contest Of Contest Winners joins the 2016 Sunscreen Film Festival (Florida/Los Angeles) to bring increased visibility and networking opportunities to winners! There are hundreds of screenwriting competitions, but which screenplay from among the winners of all of these quality competitions is the best of the best? The Contest of Contest Winners (CCW) answers that question and shines the spotlight on many accomplished, award-winning screenplays in what amounts to a definitive last review of the elite.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 22 Comments

2nd Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to be discovered he or 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 it starts with you getting your GEM out there. Submit your work to an organization that stood the test of time.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016

Our objective is to discover and promote quality screenplays of any genre.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 14 Comments

Awareness Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016

The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Heal One World, a non-profit charity serving the community surrounding West Pico blvd in Los Angeles, California. As well as serving as a fundraiser, the mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics.

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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016

Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic space saga, ScreenCraft wants to read your film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from Paramount, Universal, Sony, Lionsgate and CAA! We’ve never been more excited about a contest jury than for this inaugural sci-fi feature screenplay contest.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/01/2016

Jury includes executives from the Cannes Film Festival, Maker Studios, Slamdance, Snapchat, an Oscar-winning short filmmaker, and more! With the rise in demand for high quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide, we’re honoring the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting via this 2nd annual competition, which features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals.

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WeTV

Final Deadline: 08/05/2016

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ score cards to every entrant at no additional charge. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 08/08/2016

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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Action On Film International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/12/2016

The Action on Film Festival is dedicated to filmmakers and to film making in ALL Genres. AOFFEST supports artists and creators from all over the world and gives them a professional platform to present their work. Thus giving every artist an avenue to share their vision and voice via their work. The Twelfth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Bentonville Film Festival and Lifetime Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/12/2016

The purpose of this competition is to amplify voices of diversity and inclusion. The screenplays we are looking for will ultimately recognize, support, and embrace people of all faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, all races and ethnicities, veterans, and the disabled community. These values may or may not manifest themselves in the subject matter of the scripts (we want scripts about almost anything and everything!).

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! We will also be accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots.

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CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016

CrowdSource Studios was founded by professional screenwriters, actors, directors & producers to give unknown creative talent a real opportunity to be discovered & have their work PRODUCED by Pro's. Most script competitions offer prizes including publicity, connections & merchandise. We do that too... plus two more HUGE things: The Grand Prize Winner of our Competition will have their script FAST TRACKED INTO PRODUCTION & WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EQUITY POSITION IN THE FINISHED FILM!

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Shore Scripts

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016

Our aim is to discover new screenwriting talent from around the world. To put the best feature scripts in the hands of the Producers and Companies that have the means to get them made. Contest opens for submissions on March 1st 2016.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

ISA Fast Track Fellowship IV

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016

The FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP is here to help propel your career forward with individual meetings and experiences, which will expand your knowledge of the industry and present you with relationships that could last a lifetime! Two writers will be flown to Los Angeles for a week of meetings with high-level executives, managers, and producers.

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

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016

From the birth of cinema, screenwriters have stretched our imaginations with stories from Other Worlds, taking us on a Trip to the Moon, following the adventures of Flash Gordon, or frightening us with The Day the Earth Stood Still. On the page, anything is possible, and really, what's more 'future' than writing a screenplay for something you hope will get made someday? Even a short that you intend to shoot yourself is an unrealized opportunity in the writing stage.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 09/01/2016

Now Accepting Television Scripts! The writers spoke, and we listened. We have now added four categories to our contest for television scripts. Screenplay Festival now features the following categories: Feature Film: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller Horror Television: Half Hour Pilot, Half Hour Spec, One Hour Pilot, One Hour Spec As one of the highest rated contests on MovieBytes, Screenplay Festival was established to help eliminate this "chicken and egg" problem.

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

International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Final Deadline: 09/02/2016

IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and productions companies.

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The Pitch List | Script, Book, Film Competition

Final Deadline: 09/15/2016

Accepting PITCH PACKAGES FOR FILM & TV IDEAS in ALL GENRES based on completed SCRIPTS, BOOKS/MANUSCRIPTS, OR FILM/VIDEO PROJECTS (short films, proof-of-concept videos, teasers, sizzle reels). The Pitch List compiles the most market viable projects that are currently un-produced. The competition recognizes and awards exceptional pitch packages containing a professional synopsis and compelling logline, along with the project material (screenplay, manuscript, or film/video).

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WriteMovies Summer2016 Competition

Final Deadline: 09/25/2016

After the success of our recent Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Competition, we are delighted to announce the WriteMovies Summer 2016 Competition! This is your chance to 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: 63 Comments

Oregon International Film Awards

Final Deadline: 09/25/2016

The Oregon International Film Awards are presented annually to independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world who produce unique and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Oregon International Film Awards recognizes the very best in contemporary domestic and international independent cinema and screenwriting.

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 09/30/2016

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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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/09/2016

We don't offer any of the usual screenplay contest smoke and mirrors. No coverage from someone being paid $10 per script (please ask Mom). No cash (please ask Grandma) or writing clinics from gurus who have never sold a screenplay (Dad?). What our winners do receive is: INDUSTRY ACCESS AND INDUSTRY READS.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

13Horror.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/15/2016

We are looking for thirteen screenplays with the potential to terrify audiences. Prizes include cash, publishing deals, contacts with industry insiders and much, much more. Unlike a lot of screenplay competitions, we guarantee that all screenplays received will be read in their entirety, with every writer receiving at least one page of feedback from one of our judges.

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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 10/15/2016

MISSION - To provide a platform focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. We're looking for writing from perspectives – through the author or characters – that are underrepresented in Hollywood. GIVING BACK - For every entry, we are donating $3 to Books For Kids to help children from all starts in life have a chance to become storytellers.

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

Headline International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/15/2016

Headline International Film Festival (HIFF) is a North American festival which aims to advance and shine the spotlight on true independent cinema and the creativity of all the artists, storytellers and collaborators worldwide.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/17/2016

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: 10 Comments

Stage 32 Happy Writers 3rd Annual Search for New Blood Contest

Final Deadline: 10/19/2016

OUR WINNERS GET RESULTS Over the last two years, our contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, staffed and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry. Our track record with the Search for New Blood has been off the charts. Now we’re back with year 3 of this incredibly popular contest designed to give our horror and thriller writers the chance to have their work exposed to some of the top execs in the industry! Our top 3 winners will get exclusive meetings with executives.

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

ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Final Deadline: 10/20/2016

We’re looking for ACTION MOVIES and carefully crafted THRILLERS. Whether you have a tense thriller or a big, effects-driven action film, WE WANT TO READ YOUR SCREENPLAY. Professional feedback from studio-trained readers is available on all entries. Last year’s winner signed with a top literary management company and has projects in active development!

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The Crime List Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/30/2016

Recognizing excellence in Feature Film and TV writing in ALL GENRES of scripts FEATURING CRIME ELEMENTS such as: murder, mayhem, mafia, gangland, white collar crime, kidnapping, espionage, cons, deception, narcotics, illegal gambling, injustice, corruption, heists, thefts. ALL entries receive an "Official Selection" laurel, and a Producer's Response Note.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2016

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: 10/31/2016

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

TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 11/01/2016

We are all about giving agents, showrunners, and executives exactly what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the new writer operating at your very best. If the suits love the writing of a spec pilot, they have the best reason in the world to trust the writer to come through in the development process. A strongly-written spec pilot shows you’re ready for the gig.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Fresh Voices Original Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/03/2016

Now in our 7th year, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as one of Hollywood's leading screenplay competitions. We offer every screenwriter FREE PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT FEEDBACK plus winning writers receive CASH & PRIZE PACKAGES worth over $20,000 and GUARANTEED SCRIPT CONSIDERATION from top Hollywood Production Companies. Fresh Voices strives to identify, nurture and bring to market the most promising new voices in screenwriting and has developed a successful track record of discovering new screenwriters with many of our past winners now signed by representation, produced, and staffed on TV series.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 24 Comments

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2016

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global screenwriters through discovery, recognition and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition. The Top 10 Finalists receive many empowering benefits including: VIP All Access passes to the Cinequest Film Festival and exclusive Writers Celebration, plus exposure to leading industry players and inspiring luminaries.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

North Country (Snowtown) Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/01/2016

To highlight the work of screenwriters with a connection to Northern New York, work that is set in Northern New York, or that could use Northern New York as a filming location.

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WeScreenplay International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/02/2016

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ scorecards to every entrant at no additional charge. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 12/05/2016

The CineStory Foundation has always believed in helping writers find their voice. We’re entering a world in which the ways to tell stories are limitless. Those stories always begin with a blank page. Our goal with the TV/Digital Series Retreat is to assist writers, whether they long for the collaborative nature of Television or they dream of going out on their own to create their own web series.

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Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2016

Have you ever asked yourself "How will anyone know how good my screenplay is, if it never made into a film?" Here is your chance to see your screenplay brought to life. The winner in each category will receive a custom certificate or festival plaque. Also, winners are eligible for IMDB credit as this competition is an IMDB qualified event.

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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.

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Short Script To Screen Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2016

Recognizing exceptional short scripts in ALL GENRES (ORIGINAL or ADAPTED, FICTIONAL or TRUE STORY), and awarding one writer $5,000 to be used to produce the script for the screen or to further the writer's career. ALL entries receive an "Official Selection" Laurel

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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.

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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.

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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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First 10 Pages Script Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

Recognizing excellence in Feature Film and TV writing in all genres. Why the "First 10 Pages"? A writer only has the first 10 pages to grab an executive, producer, manager, agent, or talent and hook them into reading the entire screenplay. If the first 10 pages fail to capture the reader, it doesn’t matter how brilliant the rest of the script is, you have lost the opportunity to have your screenplay considered.

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