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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Objective

Guaranteed Option Prize, 1-2-1 Judges' Feedback. Cash Prizes + Industry Meetings. We've launched screenwriting careers at Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, & Hulu.

For over a decade, Shore Scripts has been shining a light on new screenwriting talent. This year we are presenting a unique opportunity for feature writers to go behind the scenes and start developing their screenplay with the support of our award-winning Judges.

Feature film production is a massive engine, made up of many moving parts and engaging the creative talents of a huge number of individuals, but as the well-known phrase goes, “It all starts with the script.”

NEW FOR 2024 – A GUARANTEED PAID OPTION PRIZE with Showdown Productions!

Showdown Productions has come on board to select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early June 24, 2024 $55/70
Regular July 31, 2024
15
$65/80
Final August 30, 2024
45
$75/90

The Feature Screenplay Contest opens on April 3rd, 2024.

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Notification: December 9th, 2024.

Rules

* Scripts should ideally be within 80-120 pages. Writers can exceed the recommended limits by up to 30 pages, with an additional fee of $1 per page.

* To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the +Showdown entry when submitting your Feature screenplay.

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

* Screenwriters from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English.

* The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

* All ages are welcome.

* We accept animations.

* We accept all genres. It’s absolutely fine if your script is a combination of multiple genres or sub-genres. If that’s the case, use the Coverfly Genre dropdown to indicate the main genre on your submission, and make a note of other Genres, and any other information you feel will be relevant to the reader in the Comment to Reader field.

* Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest and Fellowship awards and writing fees received outside of fiction screenwriting do not count toward this total).

* You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee as the script will be reread. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page: https://www.shorescripts.com/resubmissions/

* A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.

* If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

* Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

* We prefer scripts to be submitted as a PDF file.

* Please only include the Script Title on the cover page.

* The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

* If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and any other platform whenever we see fit.

* Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter.

* The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges, and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

* By entering Shore Scripts, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online, cloud-based, and email services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or sending/transmitting your submission file(s).

* If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition. (Please note that this has never yet happened).

RULES, FAQ’s & MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: https://www.shorescripts.com/rules-faq/#f-rules

Awards

NEW FOR 2024 – A GUARANTEED PAID OPTION PRIZE with Showdown Productions!

Showdown Productions is a Los Angeles-based Production Company who have produced multiple feature films, including Blumhouse’s TORN HEARTS, FOLLOW ME & SAFER AT HOME. Showdown will select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. This will be a career-changing experience for an upcoming writer that will enable them to gain experience developing their work with a top production company.

Showdown will be presented with a shortlist of the strongest screenplays for them to choose the winner. To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the +Showdown entry when submitting your Feature screenplay.

Our prestigious panel of Oscar & BAFTA winning Judges (https://www.shorescripts.com/judges/#feature) will decide this year’s five (5) Winners.

* Grand Prize Winner - $5,000.

- Writer Development Calls with our Judges, Antony Johnston (ATOMIC BLONDE), Alayna Glasthal (M3GAN), Mitchell Altieri (THE HAMILTONS), Alex Ranarivelo (THE RIDE), and Manager Alec Ring at Cinetic whose clients include the writers of BOOKSMART, MOONLIGHT, and PARASITE.

- A complimentary enrollment in a 10-week or shorter screenwriting course at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

* 2nd Place Winner - $1000.

* 3rd Place Winner - $500.

Plus, all FIVE (5) of our Winners will win 6 months of free access to the Stage 32 Writer's Room program.

In 2024 all of our 5 Winners and Top 20 Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in our Writer Development Program receiving one-to-one support from our Writer Development Manager, sending out their scripts to our roster of over 300 Managers, Agents, Producers, and Directors (https://www.shorescripts.com/industry-roster/). This bespoke and personal approach to script circulation built on enduring, knowing what our roster members are looking for right now, and what our writers wish to achieve is what makes Shore Scripts stand out from the crowd, and has enabled us to help launch the careers of over 100 screenwriters to date.

And the opportunity to join our private alumni Facebook community where they can network with other winners, readers, and members of the Shore Scripts team, and our directors' roster and take part in exclusive live events and access specially provided learning materials.

Take a look at our alumni and see how placing in Shore Scripts contests can kick-start your screenwriting career: www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/.

Placing in Shore Scripts contests will boost your rating on Coverfly’s Red List. At the end of 2023, over 100 scripts by Shore Scripts writers were listed in Coverfly's Top 10%.

Plus, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

Shore Scripts Feature

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Shore Scripts Announces Quarterfinalists

Short Scripts has announced their feature and short screenplay quarterfinalists:

FEATURE QUARTER-FINALISTS
A BRITTLE HEAVEN BY VALERIE ROMAINE
A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS BY EDDIE YAROCH
A LIFE WITHOUT FROSTED GLASS BY JEREMY SAUL TAYLOR
AND ONE FOR ALL BY RON KANECKE & PIPER HICKMAN
A PERFECT SONNET BY SAMUEL BRACE
A SLAVE’S TALE BY DUSTIN BOWCOTT
A WAR OF MY OWN BY PATRICK GATOV
ADRIFT BY TOM FRANEY
BACKFLIP BY ALISTAIR RUTHERFORD
BLACK CREEK BY LEE CROSS
BLOOD OF THE WICKED BY JONATHAN PERKS
BLUES RUN THE GAME BY KEVIN HARRINGTON
BOAT PEOPLE BY DAVID D. KANE
BORDERLINE BY JOHN MCCRITE
COLD STAR BY TADHG CULLEY
COUNTER ATTACK BY ROBERT BRIDGE
DAI THE VOICE BY ALISON DOWN
DATURU THE LOST BIRDS BY LORENA ESCALANTE
DEAD IN ESSEX BY LOUISE PENNINGTON
DIGGING DEEPER BY LEE CROMPTON
DISTANCE BY SALLY BROCKWAY
DOMINUS BY TAYLOR ANTHONY HOPKINS
EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE OVAL PORTRAIT BY STEPHEN M. HUNT
ELENA AND CARLOS: AN ADOPTION STORY BY TIMOTHY SWINEY
EPHEMERA BY ALEXANDER MATHIAS
FACE TO FACE BY JASON PITTOCK
FREEZE BY SOLOMAN GRAY
GAIA BY AUTUMN STAPLETON-LASKEY
GIANTS OF THE VALLEY BY BRYCE WOLFGANG JOINER
GRINDER BY ANDREW MCNEILL
HEIDEGGER IN RUINS BY JEFFREY VAN DAVIS
HIDDEN BY SHIVA RAMANATHAN
HIGH COMBAT MAN BY JOE HURST
HOLLOW HEART BY JAYNA SWEET
HOMELESS BY MATT BEUROIS
IF YOU WALK AWAY BY SCOTT A. AIMAN
INFATUATION BY BALJINDER SINGH GILL
KILLBOOK BY PEARSE LEHANE
LA LA LAND BY CONOR PATRICK WALSH
LILIUM BY ASHLEY MATTESON
LITTLE HOUSE BY CLAIRE FOWLER
LITTLE KINGDOMS BY KIM DOOSE
LOST CAUSE BY DAVID J. SCHROEDER
MINE IS YOURS BY ANN HAWKER
MR. MALCOLM’S LIST BY SUZANNE ALLAIN
MY DANCING DAY BY GORDON LEPAGE
NO CHURCH, NO GOD AROUND BY PAOLO TADDEI
NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ BY GRAHAM PARKE
NO LOOSE ENDS BY LEO LI
OVERDUE BY JOHN HORNSCHEMEYER
PERMAFROST BY KEVIN R. FRECH
PRECARIOUS BY PENELOPE THOMAS
RISK CAPITAL BY BARRY STAFF
RULED ACCIDENTAL BY JUNE ESCALANTE
RUNNING MAN BY ROBERT KORNHISER
SCULPTING SECRETS BY JENNIFER KATZ
SEAN BEAN VS DEATH BY JONATHAN PERKS
SHADES WITHIN BY JOSEPH CAHILL
SKY CLIMBER BY BALJINDER SINGH GILL
SLAVE BY ELI STANDING
SNAP HAPPY BY FIONA DAWN HUNNISETT
STAGES BY RON PODELL
S.W.A.T BY SEBASTIAN MAGIERA & FRASER JENNISON
THE CAZIQUE BY MATTHEW REEVE
THE CURSED FLESH BY ANDERS NELSON
THE EQUINOX BY SARAH JENKINS
THE EYE OF THE MAKER BY MARINA SHRON
THE FINAL DAYS BY CONRAD ROTHBAUM
THE FIRST VOYAGE OF SINBAD BY JACK DAVIDSON
THE FRAGILESATISFACTIONS OF US AND THEM BY PATRICK CURRAN
THE GIRL IN THE FOREST BY REBECCA ROBERTS-WARREN
THE HIDING BY LINDSAY GOSSLING
THE INFINITY BOYS BY SARAH COUNSELL & SIMON JAMES GREEN
THE NIGHT WITCHES BY STEVEN PROWSE
THE PERILS OF WISDOM BY GRAHAM GUNNER
THE SILENCE BY AARON GRAY & PAUL SKILLEN
THE SUMMER OF LOVE BY GEORGE PETERSEN
VENETIAN THERAPY BY JULIA WAWRZYNIAK
VICTORY BY SIMON LITTLEFIELD
VOICED OVER BY AUSTIN ROWLANDS
WASTED BY PETER DEVONALD
WATCHING OVER REMIE BY RON KANECKE
WHEN JOY BEGAN BY JULIAN MOUNTFIELD
WHITE DEVIL BY MIKE MCGEE
WILLOWBROOK BY JAN EVANS
WIPE BY CHRISTOPHER LOMBARD


SHORT QUARTER-FINALISTS
A SIDE OF PEACHES AND HONEY BY JACKIE MAW TOLLIVER
A SUMMER DAY BY CHRISTINE PIETSCHMANN
AMERICAN HELL BY ROBERT DRYCE MILBURN
ANTOINE’S PLAY BY PHILLIP O’SULLIVAN
ARMAAN BY SUMMER PERVEZ
ASCETICS ANONYMOUS BY BEN ZIEGLER
BELONGING BY KERRY-ANN CALLEJA MCGREGOR
BLOOD TRIGGER BY RON PODELL
BLOODY DONNY’S FINGERS BY ROBERT TIEMSTRA
CALYPSO BY CURTIS BURDICK
CLASS COWBOY BY DAVID GERO & DANIEL TOBIN
CUSTOMER CHOICE BY STEVE DEERY
DANCER FOR MONEY BY CHARLOTTE CAMERON
DESPERATE HEARTS BY ZANE CASTILLO
DOUBLE MARY BY J.G. WU
DRINK RECIPES FOR FOOLISH LOVERS BY ALI K. GUVEN
EVEN GOD GETS MAD IN THE TEMPLE BY CHRIS WATT
EXTRA ORDINARY BY BEN RICHARDSON
EYE SPY BY SHAIDA CHAUDHURY
FATHERLY ADVICE BY PATRICK POPA
FLAT OF THE BLADE BY EDWIN FLAY
FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN BY JACKIE MAW TOLLIVER
FRAGMENT BY ANGEL NUNEZ
GONE BY ANDREW WALLACE CHAMINGS
HEAD TRIP BY SHADE STREETER
HEADSTONES BY LEE M. DRYKER
HOLY TRAP BY PARASKEVAS PETROU
KELLY BY HEATH SIMMS
LAST SUPPER BY TSUBASA MARUNO
LEASE BY KENNY CONDON
LE COEUR MALCHANCEUX BY CHARLIE LEITNER
MORTY & THE NURSE BY BUKSBAZEN
NEGATIVE LOOP BY AMANDA MIHA
NOT IN PANAMA BY DAVID WHITE
ONE WAY OUT BY KATHY CORREIA
PASSION FLOWER BY KEVIN SCRANTZ & PETER DEVONALD
PECKING ORDER BY GERARD DEMPSEY
PELHAM BAY PARK BY JOHN BURDEAUX
PSYCHO ASSESSMENT BY STEPHEN M. HUNT
RAMON’S CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD BY MAGGIE NELSON
RED RUN BY ANDERS VACKLIN
SLIM CHANCE BY CHRIS LANG & ALEX GULLY
SMILEY FACES BY BEN STRATTEN
STRANGER BY BRYAN FERROL
THE CORINTHIANS BY MICHAEL P. JONES
THE DONATION BY LIAM JOHNSON
THE DRUNK TANK BY CONOR PATRICK WALSH
THE GESTURE BY THECLA SCHREUDERS
THE GRIEVING SPELL BY BILL SARRE
THE HOME OF ROCK BY BRIAN MACEVILLY
THE ISLAND BY BRIAN MACEVILLY
THE LIGHTER BY TESHKOW SHARIF
THE PRIEST BY GORAN SPOLJARIC
THE REDEMPTION OF SARA BY PHILIP T. BREWSTER
THE SOUND OF BRIAN BY GARETH HUTCHINS
THE STORY OF SOL BY CRAIG MATTHEW WARREN
THE TINWIFE BY TRAVIS NEUFELD
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON BY BILL SARRE
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU BY J. MARCUS WEEKLEY
YOUR GOLDEN YEARS AWAIT BY GERARD DEMPSEY
ZOO BY ANNEMARIE LAWLESS


Updated: 10/10/2014

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 30    
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