2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Contest

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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)
Report Cards: 194    
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Contest News

BlueCat Announces Contest Winner

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition has announced Timo E. Peltonen's The Piano Tuner as the winner of their 2008 contest:

The Piano Tuner by Timo E. Peltonen

In 1943 Germany, where trust has collapsed and fear burns brightly, a piano tuner investigates the mystery of a war widow's son disappearing from his room.

About the Writer: Timo E. Peltonen was born in Helsinki, Finland. He learnt the English language at the age of five in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where his father worked for the International Red Cross. The local drive-in theater played films like Shane and Disney's Peter Pan.

Timo went through most of his schooling in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, except for the study year 1985 - 1986 which he spent in Little Rock, Arkansas, attending the Catholic High School for Boys.

Always a movie buff, Timo's first true contact with dramatic writing came during high school, when he co-wrote the plot and wrote the lyrics for a full-length teenage musical, which was choreographed and composed by professionals from Helsinki.

Timo studied at The University of Tampere, majoring in Theatre and Drama Research. In the year 1994 - 1995 he was an exchange student at the Montana State University Film School, where he wrote and directed three 12-minute films.

Since 2001 Timo has earned his living as a freelance critic for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland, writing reviews on film, documentaries and other TV programs. He currently lives in Hyvinkää with his wife and two small daughters.

P.S. Timo asks people not to mix him up with Timo Peltonen, a Finnish cinematographer.

Finalist Loglines:

The Language of Leaves by Michael J. Elsley
A young boy with a distant father and a grieving mother awakens his creativity with the help of his hip artist aunt, the pass or fail science fair and the mystery of leaves.

El Flaco by Jeff Seymann
EL FLACO is a gritty coming of age drama about a Chicano teenager's rebellion against his beloved father who harbors illegal immigrants.

Past Mistakes by Maria Mathis
When a vengeful spirit threatens a young man's life, he delves into past-life regression to locate a missing treasure to appease it.

The Italian Lover by Suzanne Griffin
A passionate Welsh opera singer haunted by his past discovers the deeper purpose of his voice when he becomes the mentor of a mysterious young soprano.

The Yellow Canary by John-Michael Bister
Two apathetic brothers and their offbeat godfather are reunited with estranged relatives; a comically dysfunctional and beautifully ragtag family is formed.

Updated: 10/09/2008

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    
Have you entered?
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