Screenplay Contest List: Short Add your contest

A list of contests that accept or specialize in short screenplays, or any scripts that are less than feature-length.

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2021

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 24th year, is accepting submissions for its 2022 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

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/17/2021

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

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Killer Shorts Horror

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/18/2021

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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San Francisco IndieFest

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Apeiron Films Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/29/2021

Cinema is your passion? You've written a short film script that tells a meaningful and touching story with a few characters in plain settings? You can restrict yourself to the essentials? You want to see your ideas in a movie at last? Congratulations: You’ve just found the right opportunity! CHALLENGE Create pure narrative live-action cinema without extravaganza! Make the audience care! Only the awesome idea counts, because the film crew will have only a few days for the complete production from casting to cinema premiere.

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Apeiron Films

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2021

Families are the most influential moviegoing audience, yet there’s a surprising lack of high-quality films that appeal to the WHOLE family. This contest avoids the genre-bias of some other contests by seeking exclusively scripts that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, animation, or action-adventure film – we have producers and executives who are hungry for high-quality “four-quadrant” projects to package and produce.

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ScreenCraft Family

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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Sedona International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2021

The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the world. The festival strives to bring the best in narrative features, documentaries, short subjects, animation and foreign language films in all genres to its indie audience. It provides a rich educational opportunity to filmmakers, students and the general public alike through its on-site workshops, panel discussions and seminars.

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Sedona International

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Mad Wife Productions Horror / Thriller Feature Contest

Final Deadline: 01/05/2022

Mad Wife Productions is launching season 2 of their annual screenplay contest, now looking for HORROR or THRILLER feature-length screenplays! ***WINNER(S) WILL GET PRODUCED!!!!!*** The winner of their first contest -- Rachel Taenzler’s TV show Memory Lane -- is currently in post-production and slated for release in early 2022.

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Mad Wife Horror

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WriteMovies Horror Award

Final Deadline: 01/09/2022

Celebrating great writing across all genres… The third edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award is here! The winner will receive: Guaranteed pitching to industry Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts. Plus, ALL submissions also receive FREE, AUTOMATIC ENTRY to the WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest, giving them the chance to win the Grand Prize of $3500! We’re looking for the scariest, spookiest, and most hair-raising scripts out there for our latest Horror Award.

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WriteMovies Horror

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Military Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/22/2022

Submissions Open: September 3, 2021. The Military Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a story about warfare or the military experience.

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Military Story Showcase

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
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Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 01/26/2022

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Fall cycle is now accepting submissions. The winning SHORT SCRIPT GETS OPTIONED AND PRODUCED! We will also produce proof-of-concept scenes from winning feature and TV pilot scripts. The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest is one of a kind contest that strives to connect local and international screenwriters with producers in an effort to create world-class content.

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Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest

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Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/28/2022

The Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship competition was created to locate, expose and nurture up-and-coming screenwriters who have yet to receive their invitation to the mainstream industry. The competition is proudly sponsored by InkTip, The Script Coverage Co., and Filmmatic, and is open to all screenplays and pilots.

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Inroads Fellowship

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Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/08/2022

The International Horror Hotel fosters creativity within genre writers and filmmakers, providing a platform for them to share their work and gain recognition. Our main focus is in connecting those working within the horror (and sub-genre) community, helping them to expand their network and gain contacts to strengthen their work.

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Horror Hotel

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
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Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
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The Crime List

Final Deadline: 03/19/2022

Submissions Open: November 3, 2021. The Crime List recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a crime story (murder, gangsters, fraud, corruption, missing persons, kidnappings, revenge, heist, etc.)

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Crime List

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Page Turner Screenplays - First 15

Final Deadline: 03/28/2022

FIRST 15 - FEATURE & TV PILOT The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages. As a “Thank You” to everyone for your support during our first two years we are giving anyone who applies on Filmfreeway FREE ENTRY for the FIRST 15 Days of the competition. The FIRST 15 is a great way to kick off the New Year and jump-start your writing to prepare your script for all the upcoming top tier competitions, writers programs and residency applications.

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Page Turner - First 15

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 03/29/2022

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 2022 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

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Nice International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/30/2022

Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2022 is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the south of France, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers. Our Nice International Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 03/31/2022

The 15th Annual 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 the options of a short version of their script being produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

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Creative World

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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13th New Media Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 04/03/2022

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. All Scripts. Short or long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. There is not a limit on page numbers. Top 3 winners in this category win Industry memberships valued at $1000.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize Award ($45,000.

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New Media Scripts

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/04/2022

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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Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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2022 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/11/2022

The PAGE Awards competition was established in the fall of 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.

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PAGE International

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
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Madrid International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/15/2022

18 years as one of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, script meeting or screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony, A unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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Madrid Festival

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Florida Script Challenge

Final Deadline: 04/19/2022

Where Screenwriters Reign! Lets hear it for the screenwriters people! The backbone, yet often overlooked, of the film industry. Screenwriters are a group of people who would love to have their work recognized and produced but the struggle is real! Founded in 2019, The Florida Script Challenge is aiming to help change that. We ourselves are screenwriters and have been for six years now.

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Florida Script Challenge

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/21/2022

Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a film festival and screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films. Our aim is to inspire, showcase, and support filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired. Our prayer is that our festival will open doors for filmmakers with a higher purpose.

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Faith in Film

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
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True Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 04/22/2022

Submissions Open: December 3, 2021. The True Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a story based on, or inspired by, true events.

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True Story Showcase

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
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The Indie Gathering International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/14/2022

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

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Indie Gathering

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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Diversity Showcase

Final Deadline: 05/19/2022

Submissions Open: January 3, 2022. The Diversity Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories, & stage plays in any genre that feature a Writer or a story about a Lead Character from an under-represented community. "Under-represented" may include race, gender, sexual orientation, religious group, political affiliation, or physical or mental challenges.

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Diversity Showcase

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/27/2022

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual Academy Qualifying 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 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 30 pages or less.

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HollyShorts

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/17/2022

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets. A Different Screenplay Contest Find out if your script can sell- is it commercial? Now get the answer with a CVR report.

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Capital Fund

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Adapted Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 06/23/2022

Submissions Open: February 3, 2022. The Adapted Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories, & stage plays in any genre that feature an adapted story.

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Adapted Story

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Your Script Produced! Studios : Season 3

Final Deadline: 08/05/2022

YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED! STUDIOS: PRESENTS SEASON 3 INTERNATIONAL FEATURE / PILOT / SHORTS / DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT COMPETITION. Over $500,000.00 in Production Budgets/ Cash / Awards & Prizes. Founded, Financed, & Sponsored by Doval Bacall under his Production Banner Doval Bacall Films LLC Grand Prize & Genre Category Winners Announced in the largest trades during the top tier film festivals & Markets: Sundance, Berlin, Cannes Film Festival, American Film Market, ETC.

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Your Script Produced!

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Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/27/2021 (expired)

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and nurturing emerging screenwriters. Since 1995, the competition has established a strong track record for introducing writers to members of the entertainment industry who have gone on to produce, option and represent submitted work. Like the Film Festival, the Screenplay Competition is a place for new, bold, and raw voices.

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Slamdance

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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Fade In Awards

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Industry exposure, WGAw writer assistance in polishing winning scripts and $15,000 in cash prizes for up to 19 finalists.

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Fade In

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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021 (expired)

The Ultimate Runway Now in our 28th year, the Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers for over two decades. 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.

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Austin Fest Film

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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Bare Bones Film Festival

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We champion the struggling independent Auteur who literally does it all or who gathers a close team who contributes what's needed to get their movie make. By having in attendance, mediamakers from all across the U.S. and Canada and by bringing in experienced and award winning directors, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and stunt professionals to conduct workshops and discussion groups, thus sharing their knowledge, we are paving the way for an independent movie explosion in Oklahoma.

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Bare Bones

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Moondance International Film Festival

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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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WriteMovies Spring 2021 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 06/06/2021 (expired)

***TWO WEEK EXTENSION - NOW OPEN UNTIL JUNE 6TH!*** Spring is upon us, and the start of a new season means a new contest from WriteMovies. The Spring 2021 Screenwriting Contest is now open! Spring is always a time of rejuvenation and renewal. With positive news about vaccine rollouts and a potential end to lockdowns around the world, this year’s spring feels even more like a time for getting things going.

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The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

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To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities. To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, American Gem Short Script Writing Contest: presented by Filmmakers Magazine and Write Brothers, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film, TV and Literary Publishing.

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American Gem Short

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2020 (expired)

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 20th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

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L.A. Shorts Screenplay Competition

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After several years of hiatus we are proud to bring back LA Shorts screenplay competition. Finalists are invited to attend a table reading of the script for a live audience during LA Shorts Fest. The readings are performed by professional actors and actresses in front of an audience, who will vote on their favorites. These votes, along with the scores of the readers, determine the winner.

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Writers Place

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To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

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Writers Place

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021 (expired)

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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Rome Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/30/2021 (expired)

The screenplay award is organized and promoted by the RIFF. The intent is to offer new filmmakers a concrete opportunity to grow professionally by developing their films, and making them accessible to the public.

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Rome Independent

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NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

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The mission of the Screenwriter's Challenge is to discover and support a new wave of talented storytellers from around the world. The Challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

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The Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition offers beginning, aspiring and veteran screenwriters in the horror genre a chance to have their work recognized by people in the industry and beyond and to provide recognition and exposure for screenwriters in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. The finalists and top 3 winning screenplays will be announced on all Eerie Horror Film Festival websites and winner's information will be forwarded to industry professionals for consideration.

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Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/23/2021 (expired)

Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (Spring Edition) takes place in the heart of NYC. BAFF presents selected films as a live in person event, as well as additional selections presented virtually. BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee,” top "25 Coolest Film Festivals,”, CBS New York's "Best Film Festivals in New York.

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The Broad Humor Film Festival

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This festival is the first of its kind to put the spotlight on film comedies by women. Its goals are to raise the profile of female-generated humor, to give recognition and support to the women making it, and to be a locus of networking and community building.

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Broad Humor

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Rod Serling Short Script Competition

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Each script must be written in the same genre and style that would have been suitable to conform with episodes for either THE TWILIGHT ZONE or NIGHT GALLERY. More specifically this means displaying traits of either a horror or a science fiction genre, while exhibiting strong traditional or contemporary social themes. Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975.

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Rod Serling

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Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/24/2020 (expired)

Winning screenplays recommended to leading Hollywood producers! The Colorado Film Institute launched the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition in order to find and foster the next generation of the film world's most innovative and creative screenwriters. With the realization that every great film needs a great story, the festival is dedicated to supporting talented screenwriters by utilizing the resources of the Vail Film Festival to foster the winning screenwriters through networking opportunities, and film industry access.

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Action On Film International Film and Festival and Screenwriting Competition

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The Action on Film 15th Annual Film Festival celebrates and honors WRITERS of all genres and formats like no other festival does. $2000 in CASH PRIZES for TOP Winners. Now in our 15th year, our Film Festival has garnered a solid reputation as being one of the premier Writing competitions. The AOF MegaFest has created a solid community of Filmmakers and Writers from around the globe.

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Action On Film

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