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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature

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

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
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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
4
$55/70
Regular July 31, 2024
41
$65/80
Final August 30, 2024
71
$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 Names 2022 Quarterfinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their feature, TV, and short script quarterfinalists for 2022.

FEATURE QUARTER-FINALISTS

(133 screenplays have progressed)

NAME(S): SCRIPT TITLE
A. D. Smith: Jaegerfell
Aaron Braxton: The Passage Of Sun
Aaron Michael Bailey: Finding Levi Walker
Aaron Michael Bailey: Capturing Heart Mountain
Aidan Largey: Canceled
Albert M. Chan: Incarnations
Alex Murawski: Alexi I
Alfred Thomas Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley: Oil And Water
Andrew Goldmeier: My Cousin's Car
Andy Dispensa: Automna
Annarosa Schiavone & Luca Violante: The Rats In The Walls
Anthony Diblasi: Thomas Mayfly
Arlene Opio: Happy For You
Ashley Oliver: Everybody Hates Rosemary
Barry Leach: How Rock And Roll Saved Tosca
Ben Hickernell: Lost Time
Bill Wells: Grave Duty
Blake Simon: Return To Sender
Brennan Reed: Halcyon
Brent Delaney: The Child Of Dust
Brian Kiley: Where Are All The Playgrounds?
Brian Koukol: Museum Piece
Brian Mulligan: Funeral For A Friend
Cameron Kerr: Red Buoys
Carmen Emmi: Plainclothes
Charlie Braithe: Isobel
Charlie Magdaleno: The Bells
Chris Crowley: High Winds: A Feature Film About Climate Change, Land And Legacy.
Chris Holt: The Gift Of Giving
Chris Watt: Morgan's Wake
Christopher Kelley & Philip Champagne: Gods Of Campus
Craig Miller & Pete Johnson: Weekend At Bernie's III
Craig Warren & Joe Kellam: Broonies
Cynthia Mersten: Happy Hour
Dale Janda: Finding Tyler Greene
Dan Worthen: A City Clean And Good
Daniel Boddicker: Adonix
Danny Shoshan: Seeking God With A Superhero
Dariusz Kraszewski: Human Element
Darren Murphy & Caleb Packham: Earth
David Bowman: Hollowed
David Johnson: The Price
David Lambertson: Barry, The Dead.
David M Hinds: Taser
David Soll: Marcel
Denis Theriault: Boy Wonder
Dennis Haseley: Trick Of The Eye
Devi Dang: Deeva
Devon Mihesuah: Ned Christie
Dj Mcpherson: The First Law
Douglas Spaltro: Compass
E.E. Thorsen: Twang Of The Devil
Eileen Dennehy: Le Bon Temps
Eliana Alcouloumre: In The Mouth Of The Wolf
Eric Wittkop: Lizzie
Esteban Bailey: The Strange Monster At The Rivera House
Eve Symington: Sundown
Fran Ervin: Pride And Prudence
Garret Brinkley: The Quiet Friend
Garrett Ratcliff: The Shadow In The Water
Gregor Nicholas: Meetings With Marty
Hollis Thompson: Mesh
Jacob Lazarow & Greta Guthrie: Homegrown
James Kautz: Lovebomb
Jared Egol: Orson
Jason Cornelius: Be Cool, Bobby Sue
Jason Fong: Hatchetmen
JD Volk: Chrysalis
Jess Eagan: Fertile
Joe Eatherton & Nicole Wachter: The Thing About Love
Joe Favalaro: Stargazers
Johnny Gilligan: Revelations
Johnny Gilligan: Lifelink
Jon Bershad: Cuffing Season
Joshua Meyer: All The Livelong Night
Karim Halwagi: The Lion's Den
Kate Imy: Captain Blood
Kenya Collins: First Blooded
Kevin Michael Irvine: Godforsaken: A Story Of Three Marys
Kit Wilson: The Secret Of Hemingway's Muse
Kristi Barnett: Elephant Kiss
Kyle Mckenna & Pete Johnson: Green Gold
Laura Hunter Drago: Kaleidoscopes
Logan Mitev & Tsoanelo Rantsho: Shadowboxing
Luca Violante: The Kids' Kingdom
Luke Alexander: Homebird
Marie Mcgrew: Blood & Feathers
Martyn Eaden: Dawn Of The Woman
Mehul Desai: Andies
Michael Buonocore: The First Michael
Michael Mcclung: Kiss Of Darkness
Michael Toscano: The Deployment
Michael Winfield: The Annihilation
Miguel Orozco: Mixteco Kid
Mike Bencivenga: Haunted Heart
Mike Cymanski: The Hazard Room
Mike Mcgeever: Smilers
Nathan Wilcoxen: Chimera Dark
Nathan Wilcoxen: The Witness
Niamh Dunne: Caroline
Nora Jaenicke: Ada
Paul Jarnagin: Limbo
Pearse Lehane: More Than One Idiot Brother
Quinn Murphy: The Cleaners
Ramona Taylor: Stop Loss
Randall Snare: The Plantation
Ray Keller: Japanese For Baseball
Rebecca De Fargues: Roadtrippers
Ria Fend: Powder
Richard Willett: The Flid Show
Robert Hackett: Couchsurfer
Ronen Tregerman & Jack Snyder: Simon Son Of Star
Rudi O'Meara: Don'T Go There
Ryan Stanisz: Say Cheese
Sam Kressner: Man Of Iron
Sarah Kennedy: Ludlow
Scott Liapis: Show Me Your Teeth
Shawn Mckenna: No Glory
Simon Bowler: Insurrection (Feature)
Steve Bellinger: Chronocar 12
Steve Langridge: Mr Nicholas
Stuart Hardy: Infinity House
Sven Anarki: The Blitz
Taylor Foreman-Niko: Behemoth
Thea Touchton & Alvaro Gonzalez: Jest
Tilly Upton: The Therapist
Tim Auld: Minotaur
Timothy Paul Driscoll: Silver Or Lead
Tomek P Chenczke: Fires Of Saint Sebastian
Tony Shyu: A Wonderful Life, Or Is It?
Tyler Doehring: The Black & The Red
Yasmeen Alkooheji: Brides And Goddesses
Zach Jansen: Final Girl

TV PILOT 1 HOUR QUARTER-FINALISTS

(82 screenplays have progressed)

NAME(S): SCRIPT TITLE
Adam Hiebeler & Carl Lauricella: Leap Of Faith
Alex Blumberg: Kosmos
Alex Dvorak: Hey, Johny
Amelia Fergusson: My Fayre Lady
Andy Ferreira: Norfolk
Anna Elias: Rebearth
Anthony Povah: Morlock
Antoine Bonner: Rise Of The Prophecy
Brian Stone: Downtown
Brit Cowan: The Academy
Britt Gordon: Where Or When
Camden Toy: Buried Sunshine
christine inserra: Teleception
Christopher Virnig & Matthew Long: Voyageurs
Clark Childers: The Squeeze
Cory Marciel: Copycat
Dave Grove: Virtual Reality
David Maddox: Greetings From The Vortex
David Meister: House Left Behind
David Sagal: Forgotten Wisdom
Einar Gunn: Beinteinn Valtýsson And Mæja Möller Save Iceland
Ernesto Machina: Singularity
Farzin Farzam: Simorgh
Harrison Lees: Silver Age
Harry Ford: The Girl From Ipanema
Irene Jiang: Torchlight
Jackson Bentele: Cascadia
James A Bryan: Baltimore
Jason Jacobson & Michelle Trantina: Dragonland
JD Wallace & Jennifer Donohue: House Of Ether
Jess Waters: Fountain
Jessica McLaughlin: Immaculate
Joanna Ebuwa: Disintegration
Joel Donovan & Bailey Donovan: Our Own Devices
Joel Michalak: Confidence
Jordan Watland & Bahar Atvur: Buford Highway
Julia Campanelli: The Paisley Witch Trial – Pilot
Kari Mote: A Romance Of Two Worlds
Kelly Cochran-Yzquierdo: Remember This
Kevin Noonan: The Berlin Agent
Kit Modica: Yokai
Kyle T. Cowan: Don't Say Gay!
Kylie Boersma: Once And Future
Leanne Koch: Birnam Hill
Lillie Gardner: American Virtuosa
Mario Garza: Kiss My Ass; Pilot Episode Of Click City Anthology Series
Markus Meedt & Catherine O'shea: Death Cloak
Matt Thomas: Debbie
Matthew Davis & Hillary Stringer: Trace
Michael Bradley Cohen: Don't Vote For Me
Myron Ward: The Lords
Nicole Vernarec: Places
Olga Holtz: Dark Matter
Patrick Hogan: Madly
Paul Knox: Bailey House
Po Lin: Remember
Randi Johns: Together Or Else
Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt: The One Percent
Raymond Urrutia: The Sixth Borough
Reed Kowit: Dominion
Richard Willett: And Call Me In The Morning: The Story Of Thalidomide
Roland Greedy: Apacheria
Roope Rainisto: The Duplicate
Samantha White: Piece Of Cake
Sara Bresciani: Tricolor
Scott Hawthorne & Jim Goode: The Marked
Sean Azze: Cola Kingdom
Shyam Popat: Animal Spirits
Simon Wilkinson: Message 37
Stephen Woodworth: The PSI Race
Steve Brown & Robert Rogers: Into The Ether
Steve Holbert: Mother Tucker
Steve Holbert: Bad Fairy
Steve Holbert: Secondhand Pawn
Steven Parlato: The Precious Dreadful: It's Teddi. Not Terry T-E-D-D-I . THE-DEH.
Tapan Sharma: PC Police
Ted Bronson: Lifepasser
Thomas Gaunt: The Night Watchman – Beasts Of Burden
Tim Kontje: Across The Stars
Toyi Elizabeth: Staying Married
VP Boyle: String Lights: A Musical Anthology Series
Zachary Mann: Nevermore

TV PILOT ½ HOUR QUARTER-FINALISTS

(62 screenplays have progressed)

NAME(S): SCRIPT TITLE
Aaron Yarber: Narmer Jefferson vs Planet Earth
Abba Smith: Barstow
Abby Cohen: My Boyfriend The Drag Queen
Amy Sleper: First Ex
Andrea VanEerten: Lipstick On A Pig
Antonio Sacre: The Storyteller
Avery Koenig: Damsels And Dragons
Benjamin Lewis: Special Toys
Brian Kahn & Lana Wilson: Musky Hole Rep
Briana Cox: Globeheads
Brit Cowan: The List: A Single Lady's Guide To Finding The Perfect Baby Daddy
C O & Rochelle Carino: Dead Celebrities
Cameron Griggs-Posey: Church
Carianne King: Broadway Books Pilot: “The Tipping Point”
Chelsea Marshall: Trashy
Chloe Borenstein-Lawee: Once We Were Kings
Connor McCahan: Taxes, Death, And Life
Dan Martin: Playwrong
Dayna E. Clark: Missionary Mary
Dee Mick: Cassadaga
Derek Nicoletto: Trampoline
Ellen Johnson: Drummer
Emily Grand: We Used To Be Funny
Emily Ince: Labor & Delivery
Garrett Rowe & Joe Varkle: The Explorer's Club
Haley Dercher: In Dreams
Ian Jackson: Pen Game
Ian Masters & Jon Smith: Monkey Wrench
Jake Lynch: The Vegetarian Zombie
Jamaal Pittman: Rebooted
Jason Fong: Alter Ego
Jay Kasten: Freehold
Josh Brody: Deadspeak
Kate Johnson: Placebo
Kate Kelsen: Cleaning House
Laura Kindred: Manic Pixie Dream Girl & Friends
Lauren Gardner: Reality Check
Lauren Schwein: The D-Group
Leonora Pitts & Megan Gray: Aftercare
Luis Hindman: The Ball
Mage Lanz: Bye Bye Body
Maya Almogy: Brighter Side
Mia Scornavacca & Chris M. Rodriguez: Late Bloomer
Michael Buonocore: Small Town Boy
Mike Devore: Everything Is Fine
Miles Pawski: Squad Zero
Monica Spill: Mourning Glory
Peter Bettinelli & Matt Nickley: The Immortal Ponce
Riley Helm: Sending It
Ron Leone & Michael Menta: Jackson Glass
Sammy Leach: Dog Spelled Backwards
Sara Atehortua & Jillian Rezen: Villain
Sara Sivan & Konstantin Steshenko: Bloom
Sarah Ward: Home Sweet Haunt
Scott Thiede: Lady President
Shona Tuckman: What The Actual
Sonia Sayani: How To America
Sophia Khan: What You Will
Sufian Abulohom: Everything Has Changed
Sydney Giacomazzi: Hidden Springs
Terrance Mitchell Thibodeaux: The Magical Negro
Victoria Gordon: Fame Adjacent

Updated: 10/25/2022

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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