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Screenplay Contest Category: Most Significant

A list of the most significant screenplay contests, as rated by MovieBytes readers. Find the best contest for your screenplay or television script.

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(Displaying records 51 thru 78 of 78 records)
Screenplay Contests Found: 78

The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2017

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

Significance rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/02/2016 (expired)

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.

Significance rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The NFO competition seeks to provide unsold writers a means to hone their craft as writers, get them a proverbial "a foot in the door" into the filmmaking industry, while encouraging the creation of scripts (and hopefully future productions) specific to Nevada.

Significance rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/28/2017

GRAND PRIZE WINNING EMERGING SCREENWRITER Receives CASH STORY SEMINAR SCHOLARSHIP SCRIPT READS BY INDUSTRY REPS Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career. The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that the Grand Prize Winning screenplay is guaranteed to be read by literary managers and executives! You will also receive an invitation into the ISA Development Program, where the team will work with you to further package and champion your winning script to more industry execs for a full year! 8 writers have signed option agreements or signed with an agency in the past 18 months.

Significance rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

IndieProducer iP Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To extend a hand to those writers outside of the Hollywood system that have yet to attain their dream.

Significance rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 8 Comments

Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Contest founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity to compete with talent from around the world. The 42nd Annual WorldFest offers Cash Awards, Special Screenplay Master Classes, significant mentoring and project development opportunities during the ten-day festival. More than 550 international filmmakers and writers attend each year. All Remi Nominees receive VIP Gold All Access Passes to the Festival and the Master Classes (A $800 value).

Significance rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Final Deadline: 09/02/2016 (expired)

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

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

Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To open doors to provide access to Hollywood. The Forum plans to leverage the experience of President Ken Miyamoto, formerly of Sony Pictures, and current paid screenwriter with Lionsgate, to benefit its members.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Extreme Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/01/2015 (expired)

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

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/15/2016 (expired)

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.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 15 Comments

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries. We celebrate and share your passion for storytelling by helping to advance the careers of talented screenwriters, connecting our winners with working industry producers, agents, managers, and development executives.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 22 Comments

Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Our aim, quite simply, is to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in storytelling from around the world. We identify emerging talent and place top new writers firmly on the industry's radar directly in the heart of the motion picture capital of the world.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 20 Comments

3Pages: A Comedy Scene Writing Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The first 3Pages competition ran in 2001. It has been a decade since we were foolish enough to undertake a competition the first time, but here we are again. The Academy of Film Writing is a school founded by screenwriter and author Max Adams to perpetuate excellence in film writing. The 3Pages contest exists to seek out writers exhibiting exceptional talent and drive and to work with those writers honing their craft and moving their careers forward.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Beverly Hills Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. The event is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/15/2015 (expired)

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.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 11/01/2016 (expired)

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.

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

Virginia Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To provide a forum for Virigina screenwriters and promote the future of filmmaking in Virginia.

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 08/06/2017

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.).

Significance rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

Writers Network
Screenplay & Fiction Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

To give new and talented writers the chance to pursue a career in film and television. Contest judging by WGA Signatory Agencies.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 8 Comments

AMERICAN SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

Every brilliant film begins with a brilliant screenplay. Do you have what it takes? Our annual screenplay competition is aimed at finding the best and most talented writers from around the world. The main goal of the competition is to uncover the best, unproduced screenplays and in collaboration with the writer help develop and potentially produce them.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 10 Comments

Bare Bones Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

TVWriter.com Spec Scriptacular

Final Deadline: 12/01/2015 (expired)

The basic fact about the television business is that in order to get into it you, the writer, must have at least 3 great spec episodes written for existing shows. These episodes are your calling card. They demonstrate that you have what it takes to write "on assignment." In other words, they show that your writing can meet the demands of a show's individual (we would never say "peculiar") style.

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

Fade In Awards

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 84 Comments

NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

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.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 1 Comment

Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/03/2017 (expired)

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.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 4 Comments

Big Bear Lake Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Big Bear Lake International Screenwriting Competition stresses providing opportunities for winning screenwriters to make key film industry contacts and to have their script read by our jury panel of Hollywood professionals.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 12 Comments

Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The Great Lakes Scriptwriting Competition is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need. Each year numerous agencies contact us about our winning scripts.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

The TSA is a professionally oriented organization, striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.

Significance rating: 1 star User Feedback: 10 Comments

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