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Family Friendly Peer Review Screenwriting Festival - Season THREE

Final Deadline: 09/27/2023

Screenwriters often don't get the results they were hoping for from a script but don't know how to fix it, leaving them confused or frustrated. Family Friendly Peer Review Screenwriting Festival offers you affordable feedback from other writers and actionable techniques from professional instructors that you can immediately use to refine your script, increase your skill level, and advance your career! Network with other writers in the Family Friendly genre.

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Family Friendly Peer Review

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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 09/30/2023

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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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ScreenCraft TV Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2023

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 TV Pilot

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/01/2023

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

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
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Write LA Shorts

Final Deadline: 10/01/2023

Write LA Shorts gives one writer the chance to see their short film script read by professional actors, filmed in a unique, hybrid style, and posted online. Short scripts are a great way to refine your craft, and announce your ‘voice’ to the industry, and Write LA wants to help.

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Write LA Shorts

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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards

Final Deadline: 10/12/2023

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. San Francisco Int'l Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards is an online film festival and screenwriting competition.

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San Francisco International

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 10/15/2023

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

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/16/2023

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

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/21/2023

The Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival is an IMDb qualifying event that aims to increase exposure for high quality crime and horror screenplays, including the many subgenres of crime fiction, mystery, psychological horror, and more. Winners are invited to attend the film screenings and the awards presentation in Hollywood.

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L.A. Crime and Horror

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/26/2023

We’re looking for ALL emerging screenwriters! Whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned writer ready to redefine your career, we can elevate you to the next level. We’re searching for the most authentic and unique features and pilots in all genre categories. We want to read your best work, the script that represents your genuine talent! The Top 10 will receive $1,500 cash and be considered for acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Development Team will get your script in front of top industry pros from companies like HBOMax, 20th Century, Disney+, MGM, Harpo, Paramount+, Lucky Chap, Hello Sunshine, Gidden Media, ICM, CAA, plus ISA vetted literary agents and managers.

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Emerging Screenwriters

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/28/2023

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 (2.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/30/2023

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

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/30/2023

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

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

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

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales.

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StoryPros International

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

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

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

FESTIVAL UPDATE: We are only accepting 10 VIP entries in the writing and film categories. So if you would like VIP privileges (three days 72 hours screening of films regardless of award placement, while everyone else has one screening, a video interview highlighted on our website, extensive consultation for your neo-noir project, and more) you need to secure your spot as soon as possible.

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L.A. Neo Noir

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
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Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

$30,000 in Cash Grants in 2023. For screenwriters and/or filmmakers who want to see their short film script produced and create a calling card to help them progress in the industry as writers or writer-directors. Previous winners have had their films screened at Tribeca, BFI London, and won a BAFTA... Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows.

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Shore Film Fund

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Stage Play Playwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

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

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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Family Friendly Screenwriting Awards - Season TWO

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

Let’s celebrate great storytelling! Family Friendly Screenwriting Academy wants to find the best of the best of unproduced features in the faith based and family friendly genres. Do you have an amazing and entertaining story without profanity, vulgarity, nudity, or sexual content? If so, we want to read it! There is a growing demand for Family Friendly films.

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Family Friendly Screenwriting

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Filmmatic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Awards

Final Deadline: 10/31/2023

The Filmmatic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming science fiction and fantasy screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. If you have an edgy science-fiction drama, an epic fantasy adventure, or anything in-between, we want to see your feature script, TV pilot or short! (We're accepting all projects and genres that have a significant sci-fi and/or fantasy element)

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Filmmatic Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 11/01/2023

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 six years, Roadmap has helped 250 writers get signed to representation with agents and managers. We helped some of last year’s finalists land representation at 3 Arts, Bohemia Group, Lit Entertainment Group and REJ Entertainment through our introductions!

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Roadmap JumpStart

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/03/2023

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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Atlanta

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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Table Read My Screenplay Competition - Park City

Final Deadline: 11/09/2023

An Unparalleled Table Read Experience See your script brought to life in a rehearsed, professionally directed table read with experienced actors in front of a live audience. This isn't a standard table read. As an integral part of the creative process, you'll meet with the director, assist in casting actors, participate in the rehearsal and more, culminating in the live performance.

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Table Read

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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WeScreenplay Diverse Voices

Final Deadline: 11/15/2023

There’s no doubt about it — Hollywood has a growing interest in stories from different perspectives. Managers and agents are signing writers from underrepresented backgrounds in record numbers as the industry is finally taking strides to become more inclusive and diverse. Diverse Voices is a dynamic screenwriting lab with a proven track record of helping move the needle for stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today.

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WeScreenplay Diverse Voices

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Shore Scripts Script Development Fund

Final Deadline: 11/15/2023

$3,000 in Cash Prizes + 1 Year of Script Development and Support from Shore Scripts for 2 Winners in 2023. For screenwriters who need support to finish their screenplay and craft a script that will attract industry attention. We've helped launch the careers of 100+ writers, including deals with Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, and Hulu. This contest accepts the first ten pages of scripts, and treatments for Feature, TV, Shorts, and Animation screenplays.

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Shore Scripts Development Fund

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Barnstorm Fest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2023

Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices. The future of independent film is in your hands. Let Barnstorm Fest be your guide.

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Barnstorm Fest

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2023

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

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2023

Filmmatic coined a slogan, "Hidden screenplays never get produced". As writers, we spend a lot of our precious time crafting unique scripts, yet we hardly ever employ an equal level of passion when attempting to get our work into the "right hands". The exposure and prestige one can gain from placing or winning a screenplay competition is invaluable, but what do you say this time around we also get you PITCHING! Let's get proactive, let's pick a production company that makes sense for our project, tell them we were a Pitch Now Finalist or Winner, and get them to review our work, now not later ;) All 100 finalists will be able to pitch to a studio or production company of their choice via Virtual Pitch Fest! The competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays.

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Pitch Now

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 12/03/2023

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

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2023

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 25th year, is accepting submissions for its 2024 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

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)
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Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/14/2023

We have teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. Our goal is to build a slate of talented writers with clear voices to pitch to those contacts. We are seeking unique perspectives in the following genres: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday/Young Adult, Mystery/Crime, Historical/Biopic, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy and Western Some of our current industry mandates include but are not limited to: Female Thrillers, Contained Elevated Horror, Grounded Sci-Fi, Kaufman-esque Mind-Benders, Young Adult, Drama, Comedy and original Holiday Stories.

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CS Unique Voices

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2023

Got a horror short screenplay or short story? 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, 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: 12/16/2023

For 25 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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American Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 12/19/2023

Submissions Open: July 4, 2023. The American Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories, & stage plays in any genre that feature a story that captures the American spirit.

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Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 12/20/2023

The Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other screenwriting competition. With nearly a decade of experience in promoting up-and-coming writers, The Launch Pad Competition has firmly established itself as the premier hub for Hollywood to discover fresh voices and new ideas. We advocate for all of our Top 100 finalists, working with them to share their work with the right industry members to advance their career Our prestigious juries of industry members include managers, agents, producers and executives at companies across Hollywood.

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Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 12/20/2023

The Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming horror/thriller screenwriters, as well as to empower and promote those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. Competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays. All types of horror and thriller projects are eligible.

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Sedona International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2023

The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the world. The festival strives to bring the best in narrative features, documentaries, short subjects, animation and foreign language films in all genres to its indie audience. It provides a rich educational opportunity to filmmakers, students and the general public alike through its on-site workshops, panel discussions and seminars.

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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 01/07/2024

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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SeriesFest Storytellers Initiative

Final Deadline: 01/11/2024

For this season of The Storytellers Initiative, SeriesFest is searching for remarkable writers to give voice to the Native American experience in the next best TV pilot competition! The Storytellers Initiative TV pilot competition seeks unproduced 30-minute sitcoms that have at least one Native American character and/or writer, represent an authentic Native American voice, and are accurate in Native American portrayals; scripts must be void of stereotypes traditionally associated with Native American peoples.

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Hollywood Diversity Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/20/2024

The values of Southern California reflect the diversity of gender, gender identity, and the many different cultures that reside within our region. And independent film has been the driver of change in the Hollywood mainstream, at times influencing and re-shaping the norms of studio and network content. With screenplay award presentations and screenings in Hollywood, our event celebrates independent films that embrace diversity of gender and cultural perspectives, and accepts our differences to promote understanding and empathy.

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Military Story Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/22/2024

Submissions Open: September 5, 2023. The Military Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a story about warfare or the military experience.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2024

The 15th Annual Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have the options of a short version of their script being produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 02/15/2024

The 12th 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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First 10 Pages Showcase

Final Deadline: 02/19/2024

Submissions Open: October 3, 2023. The First 10 Pages Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that set up an exciting and compelling story capable of "hooking" a reader within the first 10 pages.

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The Crime List

Final Deadline: 03/19/2024

Submissions Open: October 31, 2023. The Crime List recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a crime story (murder, gangsters, fraud, corruption, missing persons, kidnappings, revenge, heist, etc.)

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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 03/28/2024

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly international competition for short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world. You will be submitting to the 2024 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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Film Invasion Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 03/31/2024

The festival Film Invasion Los Angeles looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of L.A. FILA has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between. Both movie and television screenplays are accepted. Screenplays will be evaluated by the jury based on merit, and winners will receive passes to the film festival and be cheered on by an audience when they are brought up to receive their reward.

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 04/01/2024

The International Horror Hotel fosters creativity within genre writers and filmmakers, providing a platform for them to share their work and gain recognition. Our main focus is in connecting those working within the horror (and sub-genre) community, helping them to expand their network and gain contacts to strengthen their work.

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Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/05/2024

Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a film festival and screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films. Our aim is to inspire, showcase, and support filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired. Our prayer is that our festival will open doors for filmmakers with a higher purpose.

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