2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Contest

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Objective

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is accepting submissions for its 2021 competition.

Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry. BlueCat's Alumni include:

Aaron Guzikowski (Verve/Madhouse) wrote PRISONERS, the remake of PAPILLON, and Ridley Scott's RAISED BY WOLVES.

Fergal Rock wrote DEPARTURES starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.

Ana Lily Amirpour (CAA), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, directed by Lyle Vincent (DREAMLAND) and starring Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early June 28, 2020 Feature Screenplay $50, Pilot $45, Short Script $35.
Midsummer August 9, 2020 Feature Screenplay $55, Pilot $50, Short Script $40.
Regular September 13, 2020 Feature Screenplay $60, Pilot $55, Short Script $45.
Final October 25, 2020 Feature Screenplay $70, Pilot $65, Short $55.
Late December 13, 2020 Feature Screenplay $80, Pilot $75, Short Script $65 46

Final Resubmission Deadline: February 15th, 2021. Feature $50, Pilot $45, Short $35. Resubmission fees remain the same throughout the competition.

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Rules

We accept features, pilots and shorts - visit our website for more info.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000.
  • All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
Feature Screenplay Award
  • The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $2,000.
Pilot Award
  • The Pilot Winner will receive $2,000.
Short Script Award
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $2,000.

Fellini Award
Our Fellini Award award goes to the best script (feature, pilot or short) from writers residing outside the U.S.

  • The Fellini Award Winner will receive $1,000.

BlueCat Contest

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 194    
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Contest News

Screenplay Live to Stage BlueCat Finalist

SCREENPLAY LIVE returns for a third year at the High Falls Film Festival with a staged reading of BEARD’S CREEK by Maureen Tilyou, a finalist of the 2006 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Abigail Spencer, star of Lifetime’s new original series, ANGELA’S EYES, will be reading the lead role. A former cast member of ALL MY CHILDREN, Abby also stars in A COAT OF SNOW, written and directed by Gordy Hoffman.

The annual reading series, held as a part of the High Falls program, brings a highly acclaimed screenplay to Rochester, casting local Rochester actors.

Synopsis of BEARD’S CREEK by Maureen Tilyou:

When three children find a murdered woman in the dreamy perils of the swamps of 1950’s Georgia, the daydreams of their latch key lives fracture horrifyingly into the reality of an actual killer, their older sister’s new beau.

Maureen Tilyou, the writer of Beard’s Creek, will direct her own screenplay. She has developed a mini-series based on the life of Ernest Hemingway with Snake River Productions as well as co-writing THE EXPERIMENT for Riverchild Films in London. She recently finished co-writing the feature FANTASY LAND, currently in pre-production with Intrinsic Value Films. In 2000, Maureen won the Best Picture Award (with director Martin Duffy) at the Austin Heart of Screenwriting Festival for the Welsh story TALIESIN.

Gordy Hoffman, Fairport native and Founder of BlueCat, will moderate the Q&A. Hoffman won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, which starred his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Kathy Bates. His directorial debut, A COAT OF SNOW, world premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, and went to screen at the Silver Lake Film Festival and the Milan Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW won the Domani Vision Award, given by VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York. A COAT OF SNOW will screen at the High Falls Film Festival, Friday, Nov 10, at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House, at 9:45 p.m.

SCREENPLAY LIVE is sponsored by ROCHESTERTALENT.COM and the ROCHESTER FILM OFFICE.

HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL is an annual international film festival that showcases exceptional work by women in film and video - all positions before and behind the camera, including cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, composer, director, producer, and stuntwoman.

Festival are November 8-13, 2006.

SCREENPLAY LIVE

When: Thursday, November 9, 2006 Where: Curtis Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607 Time: 7:30pm Tickets: http://www.highfallsfilmfestival.com/2005/buytickets.html



Updated: 11/03/2006

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
Email:
info@bluecatscreenplay.com

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 194    
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