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Screenplay Contests Found: 95

Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2016

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

Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/10/2016

Adapted Screenplay is the only screenwriting competition to focus exclusively on adaptation. We accept adapted feature film screenplays and television pilot scripts in any genre.

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

Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 05/15/2016

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: 55 Comments

The Sitcom Mission

Final Deadline: 05/15/2016

We're looking for the best sitcom scripts that we can develop and showcase.

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2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/16/2016

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: 59 Comments

Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2016

The Ultimate Runway For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. 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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 27 Comments

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2016

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: 05/20/2016

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 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

Final Deadline: 05/27/2016

Palm Street Films is a Los Angeles-based production company owned and operated by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields, who has over 20 years experience having worked for such companies as Lucas Film, Twentieth Century Fox, TriStar and NBC Universal. We offer a $1,000 cash prize for best feature and $500 for best short. The contest is in its FIFTH year and we are thrilled to announce that FOUR of the winning short film scripts have gone into production! In addition to winning cash prizes! YEAR ONE WINNER, Carly Street's Fragile Storm was produced starring legendary Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen! YEAR TWO WINNER, John Whetstone's The Interrogation was produced and went on to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as well as Dances With Films.

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Short Stop International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/27/2016

Short Stop International Film Festival is an online film festival based in the UK.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/28/2016

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

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

Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 05/28/2016

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.

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

WriteMovies Spring 2016 Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016

WriteMovies’ Spring 2016 Competition 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. Hundreds of writers have found representation and many have had their scripts produced through our competitions since 1999.

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

Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016

To help screenwriters succeed. Entry fees build a Cash Pot that the winner receives as a prize. Our last winner went on to sign with a manager and get a screenplay optioned.

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

FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016

The FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. The Filmmatic Screenplay Competiton is open to short and feature-length works, with screenplay and teleplay. You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work.

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Veer West Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016

The Veer West Shorts Series encourages writers and artists to submit screenplays and stage plays under 8 pages. Having workshopped and produced scripts and new material in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles, since 2003, our goal is to launch new work by exceptional screenwriters, writers, filmmakers, and artists.

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GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016

The Greater Erie Film Office and the Greater Erie Arts Rental at Penn State Behrend Short Screenplay Competition is open to all Pennsylvania residents. This year’s screenwriting and filmmaking competition is themed immigration. Entry scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). The Greater Erie Film Office Screenwriting Competition is the first part of an annual two-contest combo.

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WriteMovies UK Script Contest

Final Deadline: 05/31/2016

In 2016 WriteMovies has opened a new competition specially for scripts aimed at UK studios, producers and commissioners. It comes with all our usual bells and whistles – the winner will get £500 in cash, there will be 1 full year of script mentoring for the 3 finalists, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts (worth $3,200), with the possibility of representation: we want to take your script to the top of the UK and international film industry and use our experience and track record to get it produced for you.

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Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

Final Deadline: 06/01/2016

To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Constitutional Conservative Coalition Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/01/2016

To contribute to the building of a conservative screenwriting community that welcomes, develops, supports and promotes writers from within it's own ranks, fertile ground from which careers are made, a place in the world where conservative screenwriters can develop, be known and flourish.

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/02/2016

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.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/08/2016

Lift-Off Global Film Festival Network. The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help support your professional life in film.

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/15/2016

GenreBlast is a brand new film festival coming to you from the revitalized state-of-the-art State Theatre in wonderful downtown Culpeper, Virginia. We want to celebrate the finest in true genre cinema and we're looking for your best features, shorts, music videos and screenplays in the categories of horror, action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, exploitation, grindhouse, international, experimental and more! A festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers.

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NYTVF Scripts

Final Deadline: 06/16/2016

Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit.

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 06/24/2016

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: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 06/30/2016

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

Writers Store Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 06/30/2016

Do you have the next TV Pilot that production company and network AMC (Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Halt & Catch Fire) wants? Enter The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest today! Some of today’s most exciting storytelling happens on the small screen. From dramas like Empire, Mr. Robot and The Leftovers to comedies like Black-ish and Transparent, television has evolved to become the writer’s realm, where the most talented scribes rule season after season.

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

ScreenCraft's Horror Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 07/01/2016

Whether you’re writing an epic Thriller or contained Horror, our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most successful horror and thriller films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these judges and launch your career!

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

New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)

Final Deadline: 07/06/2016

The Renaissance in the 15th century was a time when art was at its height. With the digital revolution artists have a golden opportunity, once again, to shape culture and to create art for the sake of beauty or truth, to reflect, to question and to enhance peace. This is why we have established the New Renaissance Film Festival, in LONDON, one of Europe’s greatest film cities – to support and champion the first wave of independent filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era.

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Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/07/2016

Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and give you some funding o help propel you along in your screenwriting career. The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that we are offering an invitation into the Development Program, where the team will work with you and champion your winning script to industry execs for a full year, plus $25,000 in cash prizes, and a chance to go to Robert McKee's Story Seminar in New York to learn in-depth techniques and lessons on story.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/10/2016

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: 8 Comments

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2016

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 16th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/12/2016

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on true stories. Recognizing and awarding exceptional writing.

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

Final Draft, Inc. Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 07/15/2016

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 for a series of 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.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 23 Comments

Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/15/2016

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.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 15 Comments

Contest of Contest Winners

Final Deadline: 07/20/2016

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: 21 Comments

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Final Deadline: 09/15/2016

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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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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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.

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

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.

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

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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