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Are you ready to take your story from a budding idea to a prize-winning screenplay that captivates audiences and champions the spectrum of LGBTQIA+ experiences?

This is your moment!

We know how challenging the journey from concept to completion can be, especially when juggling personal commitments. That’s why we are ecstatic to launch OutHere: A LGBTQIA+ Screenwriting Contest, a platform dedicated to spotlighting and championing LGBTQIA+ stories that resonate with joy, community, and family.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/10/2024

Notification: May 17th: Finalists; May 24th: Top 5 Finalists; Jun 21st: Winners.

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OutHere Contest Names Top 15 Finalists

Shore Scripts has announce the Top 15 Finalists of their OutHere Script Competition. The Top 5 Finalists will be announced May 24th.

Top 15 Finalists

(in alphabetical order)

Albert M. Chan
The Verge of Seas
A struggling alcoholic in a failing marriage returns to his childhood home in Montana, where his husband and children inexplicably vanish. Realizing he’s in an alternate reality, he seeks help from his husband’s parallel – a straight man – and must choose between rewriting his troubled past or risking everything to reunite with his loved ones.

Allie Moss
Bump
A successful and settled woman turns 40 and sets her heart on having a baby, turning her and her wife’s world upside-down as they navigate the long and bumpy road of IVF to parenthood, making a host of new friends along the way.

Barbara Lauria
The Witch Bottle
When a young cop and her bride-to-be find a mysterious bottle buried in their yard, they accidentally release a malicious witch who shatters their relationship and murders her family members one by one. While fighting to save her loved ones and her upcoming marriage, she discovers that this clever witch has very deep ties to her family and a scheme to destroy it from within.

Cameron Haruta
And/Or
An initial clash between Kiyo, a failed writer turned bookseller, and Noelle, an up-and-coming author, gives way to a romantic spark. On the same night, Kiyo is lured by their sister into a blind date with her affable coworker, Jamie. As the relationships progress, Kiyo finds they’ll have to choose, not between two people, but whether to pursue their happiness, even if it’s the less conventional thing to do.

Charlotte Cooper
Bury Your Gays
BURY YOUR GAYS is a dark comedy that follows the story of Grace, a jobbing actor who cannot understand why she keeps being killed off. That is until she meets a mysterious agent who explains the trope; Bury your Gays. Join Grace as she navigates her actor’s mortality through different film and TV genres and desperately tries to fulfill the agent’s one task… DO NOT DIE.

Eissa Saeed
In His Name
Feroz’s life takes an unexpected turn when he marries his boyfriend, Javier, and must return to Pakistan to change his name. On arriving home, he finds that he has to navigate family secrets and face the remnants of his past life before he can start a new one with Javier.

Gabe Dunn
You & I, You & Me
You & I, You & Me is a feature film about a pop superstar, whose rise to fame was derailed by her coming out as trans, and a trans guy punk rocker with addiction issues. They’re paired by his gruff record label CEO father to work on her new album. They hate each other. And then, they fall in love.

Justin Anthony Long
The Jewel Box
A longtime gay couple and their eclectic friends comically struggle to find self-acceptance, romance, success, and happiness while running a drag club in Palm Springs.

Lynsey Cullen
Good Vibrations
Annie (50s) has dragged her wife Jess (50s) and children Alfie (13) and Poppy (5) back to her hometown, the boring (fictional) midlands town of Dulbury, to fulfill her dream of opening the town’s first adult toy shop Good Vibrations, setting the stage for a comedy series about family, community, and new beginnings.

Manju Reijmer
The Worst Friend
The pleasing Suraj is set up on a double date by his best friend Josephine weeks before her wedding but ends up falling for her fiance Emre instead. When Emre might like him back Suraj must make the quintessential quarter-life choice: love or friendship?

Matija Sraj
Queenmaker
After a cash-strapped, publicity-seeking drag queen who impulsively decides to run for Australian parliament is unexpectedly elected, he has to overcome childhood trauma, inept housemates-turned-staffers, and constant battles with the Prime Minister to try and change politics for the better.

Olivia Haller
And Also With You
When a nice Catholic church lady comes out as bisexual in her 60s, her lesbian daughter reluctantly helps her enter the dating scene as the oldest baby queer in Cleveland.

Patti Curl
Bocce’s Kiss
A hopelessly romantic transgender woman finds herself in over her head when a charming recruit joins her bocce ball team and she’s confronted with the possibility of her dreams coming true.

Rae Binstock
Butch
A lesbian private detective takes on the filth, glamour, and corruption of 1970s New York as she investigates a series of murders targeting the city’s newly radicalized gay community.

Timothy Jay Smith
Istanbul Crossing
A gay Syrian refugee in Istanbul, while juggling dangerous smuggling operations for both the CIA and Islamic State, falls in love with, and must decide between, two men who offer him very different futures.

Updated: 05/17/2024

Shore Scripts OutHere Contest

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