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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature

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Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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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
36
$65/80
Final August 30, 2024
66
$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)
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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    
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Contest News

Shore Scripts Names Contest Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced in all four categories of the 2018 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition.

FEATURE 124, Quarter-Finalists
Alec McKay, The Sweet Science
Alex Nava, VORACIOUS
Alison Parker, Raza Rizvi, The Fat Pact
Amanda Keener, Fireflies
Amanda Keener, Magic Research Society
Amelia Fergusson, The Grace Period.
Amy Cornforth, Neptune’s Stone
Amy Gardner, Billy and The Goblin Rebellion
Andres Rivera, Warbrave
Ashley James Louis, A Long Shadow at Noon
Becky Hutner, The Last Boat Ride
Ben Browne, Credence Falls
Brendan Beachman, Manifest Montana
Brian Kazmarck, Diary Of A Dead Man
Bruce Branit, Loop Thief
Bryan Kelsey, The Man by the River
Cameron Corcoran, Tree Stump
Chance Muehleck, Madrigal
CHARLOTTE Cameron, Kill or Cure
Chris Canning, A Song for Leonard
Clint Elliott, Stone’s Point
Conor Walsh, One Under God
Courtney Castello, Inadequate For The Job
Craig Rickard, DRY
Cynthia  Ruiz, In her Eyes
Daniel Shepard, THE ECHO
Dave Thomas, Prophesy
David Johnson, Due Process
David Lyon, The Game of Time
David MCMAHON, NancyGirl
David Snee, Remember the Fire
Deirdre Brenner, Jillian Reilly, BLACK SEA ROSE
Despina Moraitou Politzi, LOVE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Devon Lehr, The Carrington Affair
Dirk Strasser, Conquist
Douglas Spaltro, STILL, MAX
Ed Wiles, The Tower
Eli Standing, SLAVE
Elle van Knoll, The People in the Sea
English Bob, The Sandstorm
Erica Tachoir, Scattering Jake
Finley Mulligan, Electronic Sounds from a Still Heart
Gary Makin, Facsimile
Gemma Addy, Small Town
Grace Cleere, Lost Giant
Graham Leverton, Land of Blood
Guy Polin, Hotel Flughafen
Hamilton Mitchell, Step-MILF
Hunter Ridgway, MARIA ISABELLA SILVALESSA
Iannis Aliferis, Mary and Dionysus
Jacob Mynatt, Dead Guy Days
James C. Schlicker, Bad Spirit
James Hibbard, THE CONTESTANT
James Stewart, Foxed
Jamie Benyon, The Struggling Life of an A******e Screenwriter
Jason Harang, Sorry for Dying
Jason McBeth, TORCH
Jerry Perez, The Pocketknife
Joe Eatherton, Tilting at Windmills
John  Sheerman, London Bridge is Falling Down
John Dummer, Forget-Me-Nots
John Fairhurst, Spark
John Ira Palmer, Outside of Deary
John McMinn, The Irish Express
Jordan Harris, Andrew Schrader, Witches Be Crazy
Jordan Prosser, Hungry Man
Joshua Traywick, The Book of Sam & John
Julian Chomet, FRED PERRY
Justin Scott, Totality
Karen Farmer, Betrand The Terrible
Keaton McGruder, COLD FIRE
KEVIN Dembinsky, Nudie Mag
Krystyna Łoboda, Schicchi
KT Parker, Distant Voices
Lee Cooper, THE BREAK
Lee Field, Sins Of The Father
Lee Lawson, Crystal Line
Lisanne Sartor, Six Letter Word
Marc Blake, THE BIG DAY
Marjory Kaptanoglu, Invader
Martin Arnest, Pathfinders
Matt Hubsher, Signal
Matt Wedge, The Killing Moon
Matthew Ziol, Enzo’s Oven
Megan Williams, Joe  Newkirk, Two Hours From
Melissa Osborne, EASY OUT
Michael Lederer, SAVING AMERICA
Michael Rhodes, Bison Man
Mico Montes, The Immortal Door
Mollie Beach, Dear Wilson
Molly Coffee, Charles Thomas, Kaylee, Age 8
Nabil Chowdhary, Class Of
Neil Krolicki, Murderabilia
Nicholas Carleton, A Life on Fire
Nicholas Carleton, Staring into Infinity
Nick Fogg, The Unquiet
Nicole Jones, Shrimp
Norm Fassbender, That Cartoon Guy
Paul Mahoney, Nora, Netball, and Ninjas
Paul Sheridan, Convergence
Pearse Lehane, Potter’s Ground
Pete Simmons-Hayes, Internet Friends
Philip Buckley, The Things He Sees
Qaseem Fazal, The Family Value
Russell DeGrazier, “MAD Boy, I’ll Blow Your Mind, Be Mine”
Ryan Hartley, THE LONG MILE
Sean McConville, The Last Moon
Shaun Raad, Saint Pete
Sheila Jenca, Waitlist2018
Sheila Jenca, Violet Volcano
Stacy Hullah, The Remnants of Lucy Jordan
Stephanie Ginger, Valentine
stuart schulz, RAINBOWS AND SILVER BUCKLES: THE ADVENTURES OF JOE AND MUZ
Sy Huq, Finding Alexandria
THEO PANAYIDES, NEW YEAR’S AND OTHER PARTIES
Tim Brothers, Six Seconds
Timothy Burnham, Christol Ware, The Diary of Roman Thurgood
Tonia Kempler, Leora
Tricia Cerrone, The Skeleton Watch
Wendy Young, The Superb Lyrebird and Other Creatures
Will Welles, Rustlands
William Chen, Tiger Dreamer Prisoner
Zac Kish, The First Annual Ricky Litgoe Memorial Fun Run
Zac Kish, Fuck You, John



TV PILOT - 1 HOUR, 68 Quarter-Finalists
Allison Osborne, Family Secrets
Amanda Prentiss, Lyre
Annette Rodig, Unto Eden
Antonio Olivas, WITCH & TRIAL “Moral Myopia”
Ben DeLoose, Matthew Chilelli, Leviathan
Bob Bowse, Inside
Bruce Gadel, The Ambassador’s Wife
Carlo and Erin CARERE, DARK HORIZONS
Christopher Beaton, Justin Talley, Prince of Vice
Christopher Brandt, Blue Highway
Christopher Lastrapes, Filii Familias
Courtney Avichouser, 808 State of Mind
Craig Page, parts
Daisy Martey, ON THE BEAT
Dan Levey, Throw Your Stones
David Brynlund, The Vice
David Dalessandro, Columbia Rising
Dino Sardella, Strange Events in Crimson Grove
Douglas Spaltro, WASHED
Dustin Drye, Elements
Gino DeMarco, Starchart
Gino DeMarco, (Dis)Honorable
Gregory Pohl, Pharm Animals
Hunter Davis, Cogged
Ignacio Vasquez, Croton Falls
Irina Schmedes, S.C.A.R.
Jay Cundiff, Kyle Jorgensen, Elvis Bites Man
Jeff Bower, FIX
Jennifer McAuliffe, AT THE TABLE
Jeremy Barras, Ben Levine, Filtered Dreams
Jess Waters, Ozell’s Gym
Joe White, All Hail The King
Kathleen Cromie, Nations
Kathryn Nawrocki, Blackball
Keaton McGruder, HAZEL
Kelsey Pfeifer, Nothing They Can Take
KERRY-ANN CALLEJA MCGREGOR, THE UNWANTED
Kevin Karp, NAPOLEON pilot script for Shore Scripts
Kristie Grover, Third Party
Lawrence Rothfield, The Authenticator
Lena Pousette, Deon van Rooyen, WILD C.A.T.
Lisanne Sartor, Tested
Lukas Hassel, Galápagos
Marcus Russell, The Bliss Wish
Martyn Eaden, Brixton Green
Mary Cantonis, Against the Wall
Mary-Anne Costart, Scorched Earth
Matt McManus, Anno Domini
Matt Thomas, Carpetbaggers
Melissa Neiman, A Matter of Degree
Michael G. Mack, ABSALOM
Michael Snow, ADRIFT
Molly Vogel, New World Order
Nabil Chowdhary, The Replacement
Neal Wiser, QUANTUM EFFECTS – Pilot: My First Time
Nelson Downend, In Chrysalis
Ohad Ira Amram, Bottleneck
Oliver Brackenbury, Heirloom “Pilot”
Robert Dillon, The Sistahood
Sam Jones, Brightstar
Scott Davis, By Design
Sean Collins-Smith, Lifers Anonymous – “Pilot”
Steve Blame, Fits the Crime
Suzanne Slack-Smith, Red Flag
Thomas Gough, The Emerald Triangle
Vincent Stoia, I am not a Cereal Killer
Wes Whittaker, Sky Hotel



TV PILOT - 1/2 HOUR, 51 Quarter-Finalists
Alex Williams, Playing the Palace
Amanda Keener, Madam Caraveil’s Caravan of Curiosities
Andrea Lawson, THE BATTLE OF MARBLE HILL
ANDREW ENINGER, Bad Gays
Andrew Pinon, Venus
Andy Knuth, JACK TO REALITY
Angela Gay Magnus, Plain Janeisha
Craig Miller, Dustin Chafin, Craig and his Uncle Ron
Dana Quercioli, Converted
Dustin Drye, Middle Schooled
Elisabeth Tsubota, Sycamore Lane
Eric Shahinian, Binary
Fearghas Cleary, The Circuit
Frank Trezzi, Tom Nanos, You Got Served
Greg Wayne, Young Aleister Crowley
Greg Wayne, Rare Medium
Hafizah Abdul Wahid, 52 Weeks
Harry Whitehead, The Adventures of Dexter Burgees
Henry LeBlanc, Nowhere But Up
Jabari Howard, Life With Rodney
james berg, The Great Gay Hope
James Rubin III, Checked Out
Jennifer Mondfrans, Ultra/Violet
Jordan Pick, Going Viral
Julie O’Hora, Leanna Adams, FLORIDA WOMAN SAVES THE DAY
Karla Jacobs, Mack’s PT
Keith St. Lawrence, Westphall
Laura Beck, HARDCORE VEGANS
Lilliana Winkworth, Jeremy Sender, CAUSES
Lira Kellerman, Love Scenes, LLC
Luke Field, The Lighthouse Keeper
Luke Roberts, Tea
Margaret Kaminski, Wizard Fest: Pilot
Michael Bina, Shawn Shekarchian, Same Same But Different
Michele Yeo, Kimberley Gonsalves, C U Next Tuesday
monique reymond, There’s No Place Like OM
Natalie Howell, Ink Stains
Nicholas Viscounty, Geeds
Oliver Warren, Cusp: “Chicken Boy” [Pilot]
Peter Groynom, Same Old Jenny
Reeve Segal, Kaela Crawford, How Grace Got to Run the World
Robert Keller, The Great Divide
Sam Martin, Commercial Space
Scott Root, Glitter Gulch
Seaton Kay-Smith, Tragedy: A Comedy
Shari Vasseghi, Persian in America
Skyler White, Avalon, CA
Timothy O’Rawe, And God Said, Let There Be Golf
Zac Kish, Fuck You, John
Zach Heltzel, Scorched Earth



SHORT, 66 Quarter-Finalists
Adam Hollingworth, Watching Georgina
Alejandro Sesma, HOUSE ON FIRE
Alexander Frasse, The Cartoon
Alyssa Lerner, Bubble
Andy Erikson, One More Day Inc.
Blake Morris, Hallucinations
Bruno Chiecco, The Fuck Up
Carys Watford, The Hotel Room
Christina Kinsella, Static
Dan Tice, DICKVILLE
Danielle Reid, #lovemylife
Daniyal N. Khan, Closure
Eduardo Garabal, Less The Divine Mary
Emily Vere Nicoll, BORNE BACK
Eric Hajjar, Mainline
Ezra Ani, THE DINNER TABLE
Finley Mulligan, Springerle
Garrett Kruithof, Sweetie Pie
George Zwier, Chemistry of Fear
Glyn Carter, Sossity
Hamish Nichols, Freedom Pass
J. R. Dawson, Aira
Jamie Benyon, CRUISIN’
Jason Petrovitch, White-Collar Crime for Kids
Jason Smith, Scavenger
Jen Gutierrez, Louisiana Rain
Jeremy Storey, An Angel Whispers
Jessica Spotts, Outskirts
Jim Duncanson, Finding Elizabeth
John Kontoyannis, SAIRA
John Le Brocq, Jeremiah 8.8
John Morrison, The Undisputed Champion of the World
Josh Logue, Express
Josh Smooha, Dr. Hash
Joshua Michael Payne, Doesn’t Fall Far
Kansas Starr, The Disentanglement of Odelia
Kelly Holmes, The Prescription
Kristen Alario, Holes of Glory
Kylie Rolincik, Mother Mary
Lisa Gray Fisher, Fugitives From Memory
Mark Keigley, I Was A Teenage Werepossum
Matthew Gross, Restoring Gelbert Groth
Matthew Hopper, Steve Kenny, No Ordinary Stranger
Matthew Muchka, Do Unto Others
Matty Groves, Roo Boy
Michael Felker, Burn Card
Mike Glover, Digging
Mike McFarland, Canis Lupus Familiaris
Montgomery Haines, Vacation From Yourself
natasha dahlberg, Prawn Cocktail
Natasha Mynhier, Saved By Savion
Nicolas Diaz, Pontus
P.J. Palmer, North Star
Patrick Nash, The Storyteller
Regina Gonzalez-Arroyo, Olive Goanta, Take Me Home
Rob Rex, The Klawg
sarah polhaus, Ruby Throat
sarah polhaus, The boy’s gone
Shai Taylor, Cracked Red Clay
Stanislava Buevich, Sex and Valentina
Stephanie Bollag, ESTHER IN WONDERLAND
Steven McMillan, Skin Clean
Stuart Creque, WET ROT
Tony Boncza, Samuel’s Garden
Vanessa Bailey, BUS STOP
Will Spires, Red or Black

Updated: 10/25/2018

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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