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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

WeScreenplay Shorts

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Los Angeles, Ca 90025

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Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

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Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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Objective

Short scripts are a fantastic way to get your screenwriting feet wet, explore a new genre, hone your craft, and get noticed. With so many Oscar-qualifying film festivals, it’s one way to gain recognition within the entertainment industry!

For this competition, all winners will be invited to take part in our exclusive Virtual Shorts Lab to help define the next steps in their projects journey – whether that’s self-producing, crowdfunding, or connecting it with a production company looking for short content. Plus, every entry receives one page of feedback from a professional reader!

Our industry jury is chock-full of experience bringing compelling shorts to life — and have the accolades to prove it.

We’re also excited to welcome back crowdfunding platform and specialists Seed&Spark as an official partner for this year’s competition! Seed&Spark will meet with this year’s Top 25 Finalists to offer 1:1 mentoring. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early April 15, 2024 $39.99
Regular May 15, 2024
29
$49.99
Late June 15, 2024
60
$59.99
Final July 15, 2024
90
$69.99

Notification: Quarterfinalists: Aug 15th; Semifinalists: Sep 6th; Finalists: Sep 29th; Winners: Nov 1st;

Rules

Please see website for most up-to-date rules.

Awards

GRAND PRIZE: WeScreenplay Shorts Virtual Lab

Five winners will be invited to a day of exclusive virtual meetings with industry professionals to talk about the most effective ways to move forward with their short film scripts.

During this one-day Virtual Shorts Lab, we’ll explore topics such as securing financing, getting talent and producers attached to your project, tips and tricks for making the most of the festival circuit, and how to balance practical needs with getting your passion project off the ground. The small group setting will allow you to ask questions of creators who have been through it and execs who are looking for short form content. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your short script!

Our top scripts are read by our incredible industry jury and competition winners get access to ongoing mentorship from WeScreenplay including an initial phone call, guidance for drafting query letters, research methods for finding the right representation, prep before big meetings, and strategic planning for next steps in their careers — all based on the writer’s specific goals.

FINALISTS: The Top 25 Finalists will win 1:1 mentoring with Seed&Spark’s crowdfunding specialists!

We’re pleased to bring back our partnership with Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform with the lowest fees, the highest campaign success rate in the world (88%), and a track record of setting filmmakers on a path to success. Crowdfunding is not a stop-gap funding measure; it’s a tool in your professional arsenal to take control of your career.

ALL ENTRANTS: In addition to our FREE feedback, every entry comes with admission to a live webinar — CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE with Seed&Spark, which will take place later in the year. Learn how to have a successful crowdfunding campaign…and career! You’ll learn how to find your audience, structure your crowdfunding campaign, pick the right goal and incentives, and more.

WeScreenplay Shorts

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

WeScreenplay Names Short Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

WeScreenplay has announced their Short Screenplay contest quarterfinalists:

Conviction written by Anju Andre-Bergmann
The Jumper written by Alexander Ansimov
The Grim Story of Maus, Byrd, and When the Thing Got Wurst written by Thaddeus Awotunde
The Ruin of Souls written by Alexander Beale
Bucky written by Jeza Belle
Feel No Evil written by Rebecca Benzell
Thirteen Is Just A Number written by Sean Bode
Spontaenous written by Maximilian Brady
Ghosts of Sable Valley written by John Broadhead
The Light written by Alan Brooks
Knight written by Matt Brothers
The Illusion of Pain written by Carroll Brown
Flop written by Nick Coleman
One Child Born written by Stuart Creque
Theft written by Lauren Davis
RiM/MiR/CHi Proof of Concept written by Angella Davis
Isle written by LYNDSAY DOYLE
The Old Man and The C written by Jim Duncanson
Don't Let The Monster Out written by Josh A. Edgerton
Death & the Widow written by Gregory Fishwick
Echo Lakota Nine written by Scott Fleishman
Life in a Box written by Margaret Folarin
Buried written by Karen Frank Borders of the Imagination written by Benjamin Friedman
Shopping written by David Gilbert
My Stardust written by J. J. Hillard
In the Yellow Wood written by Cate Honzl
Medicine Show Blues written by Jeffrey Howe
Ewe Stew written by Dorothy Irwin
If It Happens Again I'll Kill You written by Lisa Jay
Holding On written by Alex Jones
Minor Obsessions written by Douglas Jones
The Clown-Faced Plumber written by Fred Jones
Season of Sacrifice written by Nicholas Jones
The Real Thing written by Brandondon Kelley
Snow Day written by Sam Kench
The Field Trip written by Sam Kench
Ethel Rosenberg: A Simulation written by Caroline Klimczuk
Our Little Secrets written by Kieren Knapp
Interference written by Ruya Koman
AVA SWANSON IS DEAD written by Colin Korbelas
Red Line written by Salieu Lamin-Sidique
The Secret Club written by Kelly Lamphear-Dash
The Guaranteed Sixty written by Ash J. Louis
Black Doves written by Jonathan Machado
Plots written by Melinda Maerker
Bailey Makes Three written by Chris Courtney Martin
Head in the Clouds written by Josh McDonald
Bare written by Rachel Noll
Eleven Eleven written by Celeste Oagel
Before Dishonor written by Travis Opgenorth
LUNACY written by Travis Opgenorth
Sisters written by Natalie Peracchio
Piggy written by Carlota Pereda
Cul An Ti (The Back Of The House) written by Emma Pyne
Fade To Red written by Tom Radovich
Page Turner written by Marc Roussel
Body Blows written by Colin Scott
Wilma Deals written by Virginia Shaffer
REBEARTH written by Gosha Shapiro
In The Silence written by Kristi Simkins
Emily written by Kristi Simkins
Riverment written by Shayla Spann
Mani written by Kansas Starr
JENKEM written by Jeffrey Sutton
The Caller written by Kristel Taylor
The Legend of Angel Creek written by Richard Telesca
Shoes written by Darren Teo
It's... written by Nelson Torres
William Wishes written by Michael Vidler
Twinkie written by Mary Westcott
HOLSTER written by Rebecca Williams Spindler
Final Determination written by Miranda Wilson
The Fucking Tree written by Andrew Wood

Updated: 03/21/2017

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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Submit a Report card

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