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WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

WeScreenplay Shorts

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Los Angeles, Ca 90025

Web:
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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 Film Fund Semifinalists

WeScreenplay has announced their 38 Short Film Fund Semifinalists:

Ava Swanson is Dead written by Colin Korbelas
Bailey Makes Three written by Chris Courtney Martin
Before Dishonor written by Travis Opgenorth
Black Doves written by Jonathan Machado
Body Blows written by Colin Scott
Borders of the Imagination written by Benjamin Friedman
Conviction written by Anju Andre-Bergmann
Cul An Ti (The Back Of The House) written by Emma Pyne
Death & the Widow written by Gregory Fishwick
Don't Let The Monster Out written by Josh A. Edgerton
Emily written by Kristi Simkins
Ewe Stew written by Dorothy Irwin
Fade To Red written by Tom Radovich
Feel No Evil written by Rebecca Benzell
Final Determination written by Miranda Wilson
Flop written by Nick Coleman
Ghosts of Sable Valley written by John Broadhead
Head in the Clouds written by Josh McDonald
Holding On written by Alex Jones
In The Silence written by Kristi Simkins
Interference written by Robin Rose Singer
Isle written by Lyndsay Doyle
It It Happens Again I'll Kill You written by Lisa Jay
It's... written by Nelson Torres
Medicine Show Blues written by Jeffrey Howe
My Stardust written by J. J. Hillard
Red Line written by Salieu Lamin-Sidique
Riverment written by Shayla Spann
Season of Sacrifice written by Nicholas Jones
Shopping written by David Gilbert
The Caller written by Kristel Taylor
The Fucking Tree written by Andrew Wood
The Grim Story of Maus, Byrd, and When the Thing Got Wurst written by Thaddeus Awotunde
The Illusion of Pain written by Carroll Brown
The Light written by Alan Brooks
The Secret Club written by Kelly Lamphear-Dash
Thirteen Is Just A Number written by Sean Bode
Twinkie written by Mary Westcott

Updated: 04/20/2017

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    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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