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Sundance Feature Film Program

Final Deadline: 01/17/2018
WSPro Discount: No

IndieFest Film Awards

Final Deadline: 01/19/2018
WSPro Discount: No

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Screencraft Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 01/31/2018
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 01/31/2018
WSPro Discount: No

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The Poe Contest

Final Deadline: 02/02/2018
WSPro Discount: No

2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/20/2018
WSPro Discount: No

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ISA Fast Track Fellowship VII

Final Deadline: 02/25/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 02/26/2018
WSPro Discount: No

The Writers Lab

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018
WSPro Discount: No

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Fest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Grave Intentions Horror Anthology & Screenplay Contest New!

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship New!

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/01/2018
WSPro Discount: $5.00

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/01/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Barnstorm Fest

Final Deadline: 03/02/2018
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Final Deadline: 03/04/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/12/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/12/2018
WSPro Discount: No

First 10 Pages Script Contest

Final Deadline: 03/15/2018
WSPro Discount: No

Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/15/2018
WSPro Discount: No

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Final Draft Names Big Break Finalists

Updated: 01/13/2018

Final Draft has named their 2017 Category Winners and Grand Prize Finalists for 2017. The grand prize winners will be announced in February at the 2018 Final Draft Awards Show.

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Other Worlds Austin Names 2017 Screenplay Contest Winners

Gravitational Mass has been named the winner of the Other Worlds Austin 2017 Screenwriting Competition: A punk loser who could hack anything but a future, risks everything in pursuit of a beautiful off-world agent offering a last chance at redemption in this sci-fi tale of greed and betrayal. [Updated: 01/11/2018]

2015 Scriptapalooza Runner-Up Heads to Production

The Flight of the Wasp, a 2015 Scriptapalooza Runner-Up, written by Andrea Brusa is being produced by Victoria Films and Ilann Girard. The script tells the story of an Italian engineer that turns down the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream of designing the world's first helicopter and inspired by love, instead, decides to lift the spirits of his war-ravaged community by inventing the uniquely Italian motorbike: The Vespa. [Updated: 01/09/2018]

National Screenwriters Day Names Contest Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition. Winners will be announced on January 5th, 2018. [Updated: 12/30/2017]

ScreenCraft Names Pilot Launch Contest Winners

Culled from over 1,900 submissions, Mount Pleasant by Cat Dale has been named the Drama winner of the 2017 Screencraft Pilot Launch Script Competition. Special, by Jay Cundiff and Kyle Jorgensen, has been named the Comedy winner, and Westinghouse by Dorian Keyes has been named the Web Series winner. [Updated: 12/29/2017]

ScreenCraft Names Drama Contest Winner

Artesia by Emily Tomson has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Contest. [Updated: 12/27/2017]

Script Pipeline Names First Look Project Winners and Finalists

Script Pipeline has named their 2017 Screenwriting and Teleplay First Look project winners. [Updated: 12/22/2017]

StoryPros International Names Contest Winner

Patrick Hatten's The Eidolons has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 11th Story Pros International Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 12/15/2017]

National Screenwriters Day Name Contest Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 12/14/2017]

Longevity is Key: Scriptapalooza reflects on 20 years in the business

Sitting on the floor, staring at each other and trying to figure out how to make screenplay competitions matter. Here we are, in 1998, disappointed with how the so-called screenplay competitions are operating, where you mail in your script and never hear back from anyone. "We can change this", we told ourselves. "Let's change it. Now." [Updated: 12/09/2017]

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The Strange Reality Of Sally Parker

A very strange woman with an unusual skill-set is wanted by a CIA operative – while she’s trying to rid the world of greed and corruption, he wants to control it and gain ultimate power.
Author: Diana Black
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Supernatural

Mephisto's Protege

When your Guardian Angel may be the Devil’s ‘right-hand-man’ and you’re wrongly accused and imprisoned for life, revenge is the game plan.
Author: Diana Black
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Fantasy

Long Path To Peace

A street-wise tween from Detroit, hidden in the Montana wilderness for his protection, battles with his immortal guide before saving him from a living hell.
Author: Diana Black
Genre: Drama,Action-Adventure,Fantasy

The Harlem Story

A creative R&B musical and love story that features childhood friends and gifted singers from the South; and while one becomes successful, her partner and lover suffers but overcomes wrongful imprisonment, a lack of desire to sing again, and mean-spirited entities in New York City
Author: Danny Holst
Genre: Action-Adventure


Currently in the TOP TEN winning scripts in the genres of action-adventure (#8), sci-fi (#5), and fantasy (#2). A teen, Lachlan, falls through a portal outside of Dublin Ireland on the day of his high school graduation. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a magical world called “The Garden." He later comes to find out that the father who abandoned him as a child is actually their king, but has been kidnapped.
Author: Danielle Erlich
Genre: Action-Adventure,Sci-Fi,Fantasy

House Of Dragons

Blending the intrigue of Game of Thrones, the atmosphere of Jordskott and the lore of Dracula, House of Dragons follows a pole sharpener for Vlad the Impaler and his family as they are swept up in the conflict between Vlad and his dead father, The Dragon, who fights with his undead army to reclaim the throne of their blood-soaked country.
Author: Bonnie Hendrickson
Genre: Drama,Fantasy,Supernatural

Curious Buddies

It's not your mother's buddy movie. It’s a combo meal. It’s a little bit of Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Social Network with a side of Taken. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends a young internet entrepreneur to help rescue a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Action-Adventure

Cirque D' Etoiles

*** Russian astronaut, thrown out of the space program, hijacks a space taxi going to the International Space Station. An intergalactic, time warp, adventure to the future.
Author: janet caulfield
Genre: Thriller,Action-Adventure,Sci-Fi

The Possession Of Jesse

A psychopath who is possessed by a woman his father entombed alive stalks his tormented sister for the entities reincarnation.
Author: William Sikorski Jr. & William Sikorski III
Genre: Thriller,Horror,Supernatural

Tippy The Elf

An awkward elf becomes an unlikely hero when he is accidentally left behind on Christmas Eve and encounters the vile Santa Glum stealing Santa’s gifts who has now kidnapped Mrs. Claus and with her the power to ruin Christmas.
Author: William Sikorski Jr. & William Sikorski III
Genre: Fantasy,Family,Animation

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