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Screenplay Contests Found: 109

ISA Fast Track Fellowship VII

Final Deadline: 02/22/2018

Our Fellows have been optioned, signed, and received major production deals. Are you next? The ISA Fast Track Fellowship will catapult two emerging writers into industry pro exposure and career development. The selected fellows will experience an accelerated week of meetings in Los Angeles with 8 top level executive mentors and a full year of industry visibility through the ISA Development Slate.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 02/26/2018

Introducing the Emerging Screenwriters SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE Competition Brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association Not only does this contest catapult you right onto the ISA Development Slate, but you’ll receive over $30,000 in funds, equipment and the support you need to shoot a proof of concept, otherwise known as a sizzle reel.

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

TV One Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/27/2018

The TV ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2018 is meant to encourage and promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays that can be turned into original movies for television. The competition is meant to: Encourage filmmakers to offer a fresh perspective and submit contemporary stories with a focus on the American black cultural experience with wide audience appeal.

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Writers and Filmmakers

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018

Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018

It's been hailed by L.A. Weekly as the festival with "THE WORLD'S SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORT FILMS." Saturday, May 27th, Dave and Buster's hosts THE L.A. NEO NOIR, NOVEL, FILM, AND SCRIPT FEST V (LANNEFF). This festival is brought to you by Carey Westbrook and Associates, whose students include the Academy Award nominated producers of Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond The Pines, Men of Honor, and Soul Food.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018

The wait is over! One of our most popular screenwriting contests is back. The Stage 32 3rd Annual TV Screenwriting Contest is now LIVE! For the 3rd straight year, Stage 32 is seeking the most original writing voices. No matter what format you write in – sitcoms, dramas, serialized, procedurals, mini-series, limited series – we want your work! All 30 and 60 minute original pilots and 30 to 60 minute existing show teleplays are eligible.

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Grave Intentions Horror Anthology & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018

One screenplay and up to ten short films will win $500 each! As filmmakers, we know that outside of the film festival circuit, most shorts will die a lonely death in the bowels of the interwebs. So to help amazing shorts get the audience they deserve, we’re creating "Grave Intentions: An Anthology of Chills, Thrills, and Kills." And your film could be a part of it! If your short would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it.

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Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 02/28/2018

Fly to Los Angeles, attend the famed Robert Mckee Story Seminer, and have one-on-one meetings with Hollywood producers, managers, and entertainment attorneys. Laurels will be awarded to: 100 FINALISTS + 10 HONOREES + 1 FELLOW ...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.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/01/2018

Recognition for bloody good scripts and writers.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 03/01/2018

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.

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

Barnstorm Fest

Final Deadline: 03/02/2018

Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every submission receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Final Deadline: 03/04/2018

The sole objective of the Launch Pad Competition is to recognize writers who have the passion and talent deserving of a professional Hollywood career, and with our track record we have shown that we can do just that. That is why the Launch Pad Competitions have led to 63 writers being signed in just 18 months! 9 writers have been staffed. 27 projects set up generating 3 bidding wars.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

The Writers Lab

Final Deadline: 03/05/2018

The Writers Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, is open for submissions of screenplays by women over the age of 40 ABOUT THE LAB The Writers Lab brings 12 women screenwriters over the age of 40 with promising scripts together with outstanding professional female filmmakers for an intensive four-day screenwriting development retreat of one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and other activities designed to inspire the artists; to prompt rigorous creative exploration; and, through revision, to cultivate first-rate cinematic stories.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/12/2018

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.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 03/15/2018

We are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does. Cash awards, as well as a Skype pitch with an executive and pitch preparation for the winning entry.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

First 10 Pages Script Contest

Final Deadline: 03/15/2018

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

Overall rating: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Hollywood International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 03/20/2018

We are the home of the entertainment industry and we get our winners the exposure they deserve. Our goal is to connect writers with agents, managers, and producers. Most great films are made in Hollywood. Most Award winning films have been made in Hollywood and the majority of Award winning artists live in Hollywood so it makes sense to get your script read by the people who have access to the people who can get it made and get it made right! We don’t care where you’re from or what sort of past you have, if you’ve written a great script, we want to read it.

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

Cannes Golden Plume Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 03/22/2018

Cannes has long been the Mecca of the entertainment industry. It is the place to showcase the best of the best films. It’s as if the city was founded for the sole purpose of showcasing timeless classics. And now, it is also the home of the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition that will showcase the next generation of great writers.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: 2 Comments

Women Who Write in Film

Final Deadline: 03/22/2018

We are Women Who Write and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world.

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

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/24/2018

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: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

Crime/Mystery Film and Writing Festival

Final Deadline: 03/26/2018

Crime/Mystery Film and Writing Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS .

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New York Television Festival: NYTVF Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 03/28/2018

The 2018 New York Television Festival is moving to July -- submit to the NYTVF for the chance to engage with more TV execs, buyers, agents, managers, and decision-makers than any other Festival! Submit your independently produced pilot or script for the opportunity to become an Official Artist next summer. Check out 2018 submission deadlines below.

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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 03/30/2018

We’re thrilled to announce our 2018 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest! Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your feature film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy feature screenplay contest.

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

Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 03/31/2018

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays with a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as one of the following: Lead Character OR Writer or Co-Writer. The competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

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100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 04/01/2018

"100 Screenplays" is a unique contest brought to you by "Screenplay Festival," one of the longest running and highest rated screenplay competitions on MovieBytes. We accept one hundred scripts into each contest, and quickly get the results to you. "!00 Screenplays" is a fast, targeted screenplay contest where every writer who enters goes in knowing exactly how many scripts will be in the competition, and every writer knows that there will be results less than a month after the contest closes.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

I See You Awards

Final Deadline: 04/07/2018

The mission of the "I See You Awards(tm) is to recognize and honor low budget independent filmmakers. The I See You Awards fill a niche and create a platform for recognizing independent filmmakers that is currently missing in mainstream Hollywood.

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Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest

Final Deadline: 04/11/2018

Stage 32’s Happy Writers 2nd Annual Comedy Contest is back and we’re searching for original comedy features and original comedy TV pilots and comedy TV specs. WHAT YOU’LL WIN The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend one-on-one meetings with Paradigm Agency, Vertigo Entrainment, Kevin Hart's LOL Network and Big Beach Films! 2nd Place Winners will receive 3 Skype meetings with a top TV or Feature executive, producer, manager, or agent and three Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions, and a logline review from the “The Logline Whisperer”, Emmy-Award winner Lane Shefter Bishop All finalists will receive a Free On-Demand Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and loglines exposed to over 500 executives on Stage 32.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/14/2018

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have the chance to get their material read by experienced production companies.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 04/14/2018

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

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 04/15/2018

Diverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices in Hollywood. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today -- according to the WGA diversity report that is writers of color, women writers, and writers over the age of 40.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Final Deadline: 04/16/2018

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14. One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 34 Comments

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 04/16/2018

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: 13 Comments

2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/16/2018

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.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 65 Comments

Sidewrite Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/16/2018

A division of the Sidewalk Film Festival started in 2004, Sidewrite’s mission is to discover and reward talented screenwriters in Alabama and around the world. The short screenplay competition aims to foster community amongst emerging writers and reinforce cinematic artistry locally. Sidewrite allows passionate writers to enhance their craft and receive recognition for their work and creativity.

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

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/18/2018

AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building.

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Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/27/2018

Welcome to the Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition. We are the world’s foremost screenwriting competition dedicated to the odd and insane. Because as Jack Kerouac once said, “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes “Awww!” Our aim is to launch the careers of cinema’s most original screenwriters by creating the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition.

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True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/29/2018

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases true story feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE... SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.

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

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Final Deadline: 04/30/2018

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.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 94 Comments

StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2018

To find the best GENRE scripts. Genre scripts are bought and produced more than 10 to 1 over the serious drama, tentpole or quirky scripts that usually win screenplay contests. This contest pits genre scripts only against scripts within their genre, and seeks to identify and promote to the industry the very best in each genre -- in other words, the scripts with the very best chances in the marketplace.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 29 Comments

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 04/30/2018

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television. "I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about TrackingB and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

Stowe Story Labs

Final Deadline: 04/30/2018

This four-day intensive sets the groundwork for the Writers' Retreat, ongoing mentoring and coaching, and, at the end of the process, participation in a major film market, high-level pitch meetings, being prepared to go into production independently and / or starting a meaningful crowd-funding campaign. You will learn skills and be exposed to opportunities to get your work made and seen.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 05/01/2018

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 23 Comments

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 05/02/2018

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A PRODUCED SCREENWRITER We will be commissioning at least one short film with A budget up to $15,000 (£10,930). Minimum budget of $9000 (£6550) Plus, the winner will receive a Free Pass to the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. A CALLING CARD All of our Judges, Production Companies & Agents will be sent the final film.

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The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

Final Deadline: 05/08/2018

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

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

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2018

The Ultimate Runway Now in our 25th 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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 33 Comments

Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2018

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers. ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE.

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

Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2018

As Austin Film Festival continues to grow and expand, our vision also widens with the addition of new avenues for storytellers. In 2017 we introduced the inaugural Playwriting Competition. It is open to full-length stage plays and gives playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference. It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Scription Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 05/15/2018

Scriptition Screenplay is dedicated to discovering new talent by increasing exposure for unproduced short film and feature narrative screenplays.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 05/17/2018

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: 60 Comments

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 05/20/2018

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

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