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Set in Philadelphia Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/02/2021

The "Set in Philadelphia" Screenwriting Competition (SIP), which is presented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office offers over $20,000 in cash prizes. Screenwriters world-wide are invited to submit an original feature length screenplay or TV pilot length screenplay that COULD be produced in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Scripts are judged on their overall quality, and the extent to which they project "shootability" in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 08/03/2021

This competition is open to both features and pilots of all genres. Roadmap Writers is a leader in screenwriting education and training taught by working industry executives & literary representatives. In just five years, Roadmap has helped more than 165 writers get signed to representation with agents and managers! Through our educational programs and competitions, Roadmap has directly helped writers get signed to companies including CAA, APA, Gersh, 3 Arts, Circle of Confusion, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, Good Fear, Echo Lake Entertainment, and many more! In addition to top industry judges, we've partnered with management/production company Lit Entertainment Group who will guarantee to sign at least one writer from this year's competition.

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Roadmap JumpStart

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Stage 32 Search for New Blood Contest

Final Deadline: 08/04/2021

OUR WINNERS GET RESULTS Over the years, our contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, staffed and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry. Our track record with the Search for New Blood has been off the charts. Now we’re back with this incredibly popular contest designed to give our horror and thriller writers the chance to have their work exposed to some of the top execs in the industry! Our top 3 winners will get exclusive meetings with executives.

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Stage 32 New Blood

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Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Final Deadline: 08/05/2021

The ISA Fast Track Fellowship gives two undiscovered screenwriters a direct line to be mentored by eight top level agents, managers, producers and executives during a week of meetings. After the Fast Track Week, the fellows will automatically be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate where the ISA and our VP of Development will champion them and their script to industry contacts for a full year! Two Fast Track Fellows and seven Genre Top Selections will be chosen from the semi-finalists.

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ISA Fast Track

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition

Final Deadline: 08/14/2021

Our Director of the Screenplay Competition is a working writer himself. We carefully select our Judges and try to assist the screenplay winners in their journey to sell their manuscripts. Exposure is half the battle. Our priority has always been the writer. Read our reviews on FilmFreeway and you'll see what past writers and filmmakers think of our competition.

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Williamsburg Film & Music

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Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/15/2021

Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival! The Sherman Oaks Film Festival has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between.

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Sherman Oaks Film Festival

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Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/18/2021

We have teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. Our goal with this contest is to discover great writers then connect their authentic stories to those creative partners, and we are looking for the best writing in all of these genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday, Mystery/Crime, Historical/Biopic, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy, Western and Young Adult (YA).

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Creative Screenwriting

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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 08/21/2021

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

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Cynosure

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/28/2021

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

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Breaking Walls

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2021

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD How do we do that? We’ve helped 70+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced. 15 Oscar & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 150+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts.

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Shore Scripts Feature

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2021

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD How do we do that? We’ve helped 70+ Writers gain representation, option, sell and have their screenplays produced. 15 Emmy & Golden Globe Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 150+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts.

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Shore Scripts Pilot

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ScreenCraft Stage Play Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 08/31/2021

ScreenCraft is dedicated to discovering and promoting writing talent, and our play competition is searching for emerging playwrights. Hollywood has a long history of adapting plays and embracing playwriting talent. We’re seeking to celebrate the craft of writing for the theater, and connect winning writers with career opportunities and participation in ScreenCraft’s thriving community of talented writers and mentors around the world.

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ScreenCraft Stage Play

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The TITAN Awards

Final Deadline: 08/31/2021

The TITAN Awards was established in 2021 by leading script consultancy Industrial Scripts® to offer access to a rare level of Hollywood judge... Judged only by heavyweight Hollywood producers, the prize discovers and champions exciting screenwriting talent and delivers it to people of stature who can genuinely give the project industry traction.

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TITAN Awards

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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/01/2021

New York City's longest running horror film festival. Established by MooDude Films CEO / Producer / Director / Michael J. Hein in 2001. The NYCHFF is a four-day event that takes place each November in New York City. The NYCHFF has grown to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe. The Hein Family is committed to keeping the festival alive in memory of the truly missed and loved founder Michael J Hein.

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New York City Horror

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Stage 32 Action/Thriller Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 09/01/2021

Action and Thriller feature films continue to dominate the Global Box Office! Thanks to classic franchises such as the TERMINATOR franchise, the JAMES BOND franchise, and the BOURNE franchise, as well as new hits like DEADPOOL, TAKEN, JOHN WICK, and most recently THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD, the world is looking forward to more Action, Adventure, and thrills!

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Stage 32 Action/Thriller

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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/07/2021

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

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WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 09/15/2021

MISSION: TV is where it’s at. Seriously. There were over 400 scripted series last year. That’s a lot of pages of TV that need to be written. And that’s why we want to find the best undiscovered TV writers out there. FEEDBACK: WeScreenplay believes that every entrant of a contest should benefit from entering – whether the writer wins or not.

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WeScreenplay Television Pilot

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Women in Film & Television Vancouver

Final Deadline: 09/15/2021

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. We encourage you to submit a script of any genre, challenging the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see.

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Women in Film Vancouver

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Athena List

Final Deadline: 09/15/2021

The Athena List is an annual script competition that selects exceptional scripts with women leaders at the heart of the story. As the central program in the Athena Film Festival’s Parity Pipeline program, The Athena List’s goal is to raise the profile of the scripts and the writers within the industry with the purpose of getting these movies made and elevating their careers to the next level.

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Athena List

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Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

Final Deadline: 09/16/2021

Through personalized feedback from experienced industry professionals and other writers in the program, Screenwriting Fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their scripts for production. The Screenwriting Lab also helps to further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to film industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of screenwriting.

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Film Independent

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Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Final Deadline: 09/20/2021

The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming TV and web-series writers, as well as to empower and educate passionate and talented screenwriters still waiting for their invitation into the mainstream industry. Competition is open to TV pilots, webisodes and inventive TV-series scripts of all genres. Thanks to our sponsors: Script Reader Pro, Screenwriting Staffing, Filmmatic, Monday on Main Street, The Script Coverage Co.

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script & Series Bible Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots with Series Bibles for network, cable and online platforms! Accepting web series, short-form, and non-traditional series pilots as well. 3 winners will receive cash awards and introductions to industry professionals!

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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Creative Screenwriting Animation Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Any story - great or small, western or futuristic, preschool or adult - can be told through the power of animation. Animation is fast becoming one of Hollywood's favorite and most versatile mediums for storytelling, and there's no mystery as to why. It is an ever-evolving, perennial format that guarantees to become even more important as streamers fill their libraries.

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CS Animation

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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/01/2021

To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, TV material, and media content.

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Script Pipeline First Look

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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 10/04/2021

Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

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Kairos Prize

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 10/11/2021

The CineStory Foundation has always believed in helping writers find their voice. We’re entering a world in which the ways to tell stories are limitless. Those stories always begin with a blank page. Our goal with the TV/Digital Series Retreat is to assist writers, whether they long for the collaborative nature of Television or they dream of going out on their own to create their own web series.

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CineStory TV/Digital

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/25/2021

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

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Scriptapalooza TV

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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/26/2021

We are looking to find the next generation of great feature screenwriters by shining a spotlight on new, fresh voices. And we've enlisted a great industry judging panel from the feature world to help us. THE INDUSTRY PANEL: Brooklyn Weaver/Angelina Chen/Nelson Cole – Managers/Producers - Energy Entertainment Anna Culp – EVP – Imagine Ethan Neale - Lit Agent - Paradigm John Campbell – Creative Executive - Bruckheimer Films David Boxerbaum - Lit Agent/Partner - Verve Ken Freimann - Manager/Producer - Circle of Confusion Norm Todd – Creative Executive - Infinitum Nihil Erin Westerman - EVP - Lionsgate Chris Sablan - Lit Manager/Producer - Avenue 220 Matt Dy - Lit Manager - Lit Entertainment Group Tara Farney - Vice President - Vinson Films Janet Jeffries - Development Executive - Lawrence Bender Productions Lucas Carter - VP, Film - Intrigue Entertainment Josh Goldenberg/Ben Neumann - Lit Managers - Kaplan/Perrone Lucy Kitada - Executive - EVP, Picture Start Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager/Producer - Anonymous Content John Swetnam - Writer/Producer - Mad Horse Films Anil Kurian - Head of Development - G-Unit Films & Television

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trackingb.com Feature

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ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Our Hollywood judges love good horror movies – and they’re looking for the next fresh voices in horror screenwriting.

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ScreenCraft Horror

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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

L.A. NEO NOIR NEWS ALERT: NEW TOP FIVE IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL: 1. THIS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR SCRIPT: Carey Westbrook himself will be a part of this year's script consultation team. Carey Westbrook has served as a script consultant for Derek Cianfrance, TWO TIME 2021 Academy Award winner, and George Tillman Jr., an Academy Award nominee.

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L.A. Neo Noir

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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are: Feature-length screenplays Short screenplays Feature-length movies Short movies Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including: Cash Publishing deals Movie distribution offer Film-making classes Contacts with horror movie industry insiders Horror merchandise And much more Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria.

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13Horror.com

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced. Our 18 Industry Award-Winning Judges including former Fund Winners will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winners. The 2021 Fall Season of our Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films: Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.

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Shore Film Fund

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. Fresh Voices experience in the industry allows us the ability to identify and elevate writer's with a unique perspective and memorable voice that demands to be read. Now in our 12th year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

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Fresh Voices Feature

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 11/09/2021

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/18/2021

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/19/2021

The 8th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that accepts feature and short screenplays, teleplays, and screens more than 120 international cutting edge film premiers making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides six days of industry panels, Q&As, industry mixers, live music performances, the FLOW Creative & Pitch Conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/26/2021

We love New York and we love film! We especially love films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be from here to submit your scripts). You just have to have a great New York story to tell.

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New York Metropolitan

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

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Cinequest

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Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

SUCCESS! We say we are looking for a film to produce and we mean it.  Our 2017 winner completed principal photography in May 2018 and is in post-production! "Becoming" by Omar Naim won our Grand Prize and is going to hit the screens with Omar himself directing! We will keep sharing updates on "Becoming" as it progresses.. Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Our jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be shared with our network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Story

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.

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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2021

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 24th year, is accepting submissions for its 2022 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.

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BlueCat Contest

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/17/2021

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/18/2021

For 21 years the San Francisco Independent Film Festival has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press, and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get Variety reviews, picked up at other fests, and find rabid groupies following the makers around town demanded autographs and buying them drinks. This is our third year hosting a screenplay contest with the goal of expanding our filmmaker reach.

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Final Deadline: 12/20/2021

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals. Application Requirements: Completed application and fee.

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship

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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/22/2021

We are San Francisco. We love film and we care so deeply about developing the next generation of filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad that we founded what we hope will be one of the most prestigious screenwriting competitions in the world for serious writers and serious subject matter. We want to support serious writers who take on serious subject matter.

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Page Turner Screenplays - First 15

Final Deadline: 03/28/2022

FIRST 15 - FEATURE & TV PILOT The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages. As a “Thank You” to everyone for your support during our first two years we are giving anyone who applies on Filmfreeway FREE ENTRY for the FIRST 15 Days of the competition. The FIRST 15 is a great way to kick off the New Year and jump-start your writing to prepare your script for all the upcoming top tier competitions, writers programs and residency applications.

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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 03/29/2022

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, TV pilot and feature screenplays from all around the world. You will be submitting to the 2022 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented.

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Nice International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/30/2022

Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2022 is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the south of France, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers. Our Nice International Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms.

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100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 03/31/2022

"100 Screenplays" is a unique contest brought to you by "Screenplay Festival," one of the longest running and highest rated screenplay competitions on MovieBytes. We accept one hundred scripts into each contest, and quickly get the results to you. "!00 Screenplays" is a fast, targeted screenplay contest where every writer who enters goes in knowing exactly how many scripts will be in the competition, and every writer knows that there will be results less than a month after the contest closes.

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