Final Draft Names Big Break Grand Prize Winners

Updated: 01/27/2023

Final Draft has announced the Grand Prize Winners of the 2022 Big Break Screenwriting Competition.

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CineStory Names TV Contest Quarterfinalists

CineStory has announced their Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division quarterfinalists for the 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Quarterfinalists advance to the semifinalist round, after which there will be another round of judging to determine finalists and division winners. Division winners advance to another judging round to determine the 2023 TV Fellow. [Updated: 01/14/2023]

Santa Barbara International Names Fall Contest Winner

The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Diverse Writers Outreach has named Tennessee Martin as the winner of their Fall, 2022 Screenwriting Competition, [Updated: 01/13/2023]

Final Draft Names Big Break Category Winners

Final Draft has announced their Feature and TV category winners for the 2022 Big Break Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 01/05/2023]

Kairos Prize Announces 2022/23 Semifinalists

The Kairos Prize, sponsored by The Timothy Plan and Movieguide® has announced the top 10 semifinalists for their 2022-2023 competition. The semifinalist screenplays will be sent to industry leaders for evaluation for the $15,000 grand prize winner. The top 3 scriptwriters will be invited to the Movieguide® Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry on Feb. 10, 2023, where the grand prize winner will be announced. [Updated: 12/27/2022]

Scriptapalooza Names Fiction Podcast Contest Winner

Denise Meyers' Letters from Home has been named the winner of the 2022 Scriptapalooza Fiction Podcast competition. She'll be awarded $1,000 along with a production of her podcast, which is about star-crossed lovers during World War II who fight to keep their relationship alive through impassioned letters, despite distance, forbidden secrets, and the siren call of new romance. [Updated: 12/19/2022]

Wiki Screenplay Names November Contest Winners

James Nagel's Back2Good has been named the Best Screenplay Winner of the November Wiki Screenplay Contest. The Best TV and Short Script winners have also been announced. [Updated: 12/12/2022]


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Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival
Final: 01/31/2023
WSPro Discount: No

ISA Fast Track Fellowship
Late: 02/16/2023
WSPro Discount: No

First 10 Pages Showcase
Extended: 02/19/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Table Read My Screenplay Competition - Spring 2023
Final: 02/23/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 02/25/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00 Film & Screenplay Contest
RIP Final: 02/26/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Roadmap Writers Top Tier Competition
Late: 02/27/2023
WSPro Discount: No

The Script Lab's Free Contest
Final: 02/28/2023
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Final: 02/28/2023
WSPro Discount: No Screenplay Competition New!
Last Chance: 02/28/2023
WSPro Discount: $20.00

Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition
Final: 03/02/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Emerging Screenwriters Drama Screenplay Competition
Final: 03/02/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)
Extended: 03/09/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Film Invasion Los Angeles
Film Freeway Extended: 03/15/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Creative World Awards
Extended: 03/15/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00

The Crime List
Final: 03/19/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Horror Hotel International Film Festival
Final: 03/20/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Depth of Field International Film Festival
Last Chance: 03/20/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Future Film Writers
Final: 03/23/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge
Extended: 03/26/2023
WSPro Discount: No Original TV Pilot Contest
Really Late: 03/27/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Family Friendly Peer Review Screenwriting Festival New!
Extended (Final): 03/28/2023
WSPro Discount: $20.00

Golden Script Competition
Extended Deadline: 03/29/2023
WSPro Discount: No

100 Screenplays
Extended: 03/31/2023
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
Extended/Final: 03/31/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Final: 03/31/2023
WSPro Discount: $10.00

WRPN Women's International Film Festival
Last Chance: 03/31/2023
WSPro Discount: No

Trending: Contest Queue

The following screenwriting competitions are the "most queued" upcoming contests on MovieBytes:

  1. 2023 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
  2. Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
  3. Austin Film Festival Script Competition
  4. Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition
  5. Creative World Awards
  6. Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
  7. Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
  8. CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship
  9. Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
  10. Table Read My Screenplay Competition - Spring 2023