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Screenwriting Contests that focus specifically on dramas, or that offer a special award for dramas.

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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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San Francisco International

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 12/22/2021

Dramas have always held a place of prestige in feature film and Stage 32 is conducting a worldwide search for the best drama screenplays. No matter the size of your project's budget, whether you write indie or studio, it doesn’t matter. Our judges simply want to find the most talented writers and the most interesting drama projects from around the world! And this year, it could be you!

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Stage 32 Feature Drama

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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SunVale Script Contest

Final Deadline: 02/16/2022

Sunvale Screenplay Contest was developed to promote undiscovered screenwriters who are looking for their opportunity to become produced and see their work on the screen. Going to our second season, we accept features, TV pilots and short screenplays in 5 different categories (Action/Adventure, Horror/thriller, Drama, Comedy, Female screenwriters).

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SunVale Script Contest

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Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 02/17/2022

Accepted Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday/Young Adult, Historical/Bio, Horror/Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Sci Fi/Fantasy We’re searching for emerging screenwriters with exceptional screenplays in eight genre categories. The winner of each genre category will receive $2500 cash. Of the eight scripts selected, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize, receive an additional $10,000 and be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and others.

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Emerging Screenwriters Genre

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 03/31/2022

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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Creative World

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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2022 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 04/11/2022

The PAGE Awards competition was established in the fall of 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.

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PAGE International

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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 (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
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The Indie Gathering International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 05/14/2022

To recognize excellence in screenwriting of shorts and features in a wide variety of genres.

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Indie Gathering

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Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV Drama

Final Deadline: 06/06/2022

PAGE-TURNER: page–turn·er A script so compelling or exciting that the reader is unable to put it down. And that's exactly what the PAGE-TURNER Screenplay Competition is looking for. The 3rd ANNUAL FEATURE & TV PILOT COMPETITION is designed with the writer in mind.

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Page Turner - Feature/TV Drama

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
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Your Script Produced! Studios : Season 3

Final Deadline: 08/05/2022

YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED! STUDIOS: PRESENTS SEASON 3 INTERNATIONAL FEATURE / PILOT / SHORTS / DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT COMPETITION. Over $500,000.00 in Production Budgets/ Cash / Awards & Prizes. Founded, Financed, & Sponsored by Doval Bacall under his Production Banner Doval Bacall Films LLC Grand Prize & Genre Category Winners Announced in the largest trades during the top tier film festivals & Markets: Sundance, Berlin, Cannes Film Festival, American Film Market, ETC.

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Your Script Produced!

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

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Contest founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity to compete with talent from around the world. The 42nd Annual WorldFest offers Cash Awards, Special Screenplay Master Classes, significant mentoring and project development opportunities during the ten-day festival. More than 550 international filmmakers and writers attend each year. All Remi Nominees receive VIP Gold All Access Passes to the Festival and the Master Classes (A $800 value).

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Worldfest - Houston

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
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Fade In Awards

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Industry exposure, WGAw writer assistance in polishing winning scripts and $15,000 in cash prizes for up to 19 finalists.

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Fade In

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Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021 (expired)

The Ultimate Runway Now in our 28th year, the Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers for over two decades. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.

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Austin Fest Film

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 11/09/2021 (expired)

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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Final Draft/Big Break

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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The 18th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

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To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring global screenwriters, Filmmakers is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film and TV Script Writing; who are in search of top Screenplays & Writers... Filmmakers Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.

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FilmMakers/Feature

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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Moondance International Film Festival

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The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

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Moondance

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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
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Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2021 (expired)

Awards Ceremony at a Film Festival! Screenplay Festival winners get that rarest of experiences for a writer; applause from an audience. Our winners get to come out from behind the keyboard and be celebrated! Now Accepting Television Scripts! The writers spoke, and we listened. We have now added four categories to our contest for television scripts.

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Screenplay Festival

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 (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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StoryPros Awards Contest

Final Deadline: 05/11/2021 (expired)

To find the best GENRE scripts. Genre scripts are bought and produced more than 10 to 1 over the serious drama, tentpole or quirky scripts that usually win screenplay contests. This contest pits genre scripts only against scripts within their genre, and seeks to identify and promote to the industry the very best in each genre -- in other words, the scripts with the very best chances in the marketplace.

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StoryPros Awards

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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
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Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition

Final Deadline: 11/23/2021 (expired)

Table Read + $6,000 in Cash + Career Development A Table Read Will Give You an Advantage and is Critical to Success With a professional table read, you’ll gain insight into your script from a working director and trained actors while it's performed for a live audience. This is how Oscar-winning writers tighten their story, sharpen their dialogue and fine-tune pacing, character, and other important elements of their latest projects.

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Table Read

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021 (expired)

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

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2021 (expired)

$16,000 Cash Prizes, guaranteed industry meetings. We've helped launch the careers of 80+Writers, includes deals with Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, Hulu. DISCOVERING NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD We’ve helped 80+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced. 15 Oscar & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions.

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Shore Scripts Feature

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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TrindieFest

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A Truly Independent Film Festival...that's what TrindieFest is all about. Most of the bigger festivals have become selling venues for bigger films. Our job at TrindieFest is to bring the Independent Films and Screenplays back to center stage. This Festival is truly Independent.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/19/2021 (expired)

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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Richmond Fest

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 10/01/2021 (expired)

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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Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC

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From page to production, from production to profession, the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC (BSFFNYC) is dedicated to helping filmmakers get their films seen, distributed and grow their career paths by showcasing short films under 20 minutes competing for cash awards in the categories: Comedy, Drama, Documentary and Animation. The BSFFNYC presents a Short Screenplay Competition where short screenplays 15 pages and under have staged reading and compete for cash awards in the categories of Comedy and Drama.

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Brownfish Short Film Festival

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/13/2021 (expired)

Founded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most acclaimed festivals in the South. Hosted in Music City, NashFilm attracts enthusiastic film lovers from all across the country and has been praised by film-goers and filmmakers alike for its unique combination of big city festival atmosphere and laid back Southern hospitality.

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Nashville Fest

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021 (expired)

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

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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The 5th Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

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To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, 1st TV Script Writing Competition is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film & TV, who are on the lookout for exceptional talent and TV scripts. The 1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers Magazine. It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to get discovered he or she had to reside in or around Hollywood.

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Filmmakers/TV

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Film Crash Screenplay Competition

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The mission of the Film Crash Screenplay Competition is to build community, create a platform for screenplays, and encourage writers to "crash" through barriers to self-expression. Founded by Sundance Jury Prize winning director Matthew Harrison in 1985, Film Crash has enjoyed playing a part in the creative life of stories, many of which have gone on to be produced as motion picture and television entertainment.

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Film Crash

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Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Screeenplay Competition

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Final judges are Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue (Transparent). $2000 in prizes: $1000 for APMFF Best Drama Feature Script and $1000 for APMFF Best Genre Feature Script. We're only accepting the first 200 scripts.

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Asbury Park Music

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/26/2020 (expired)

GenreBlast is an international independent genre film festival coming to you from the awesome Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in beautiful Winchester, VA! GB5 will happen LABOR DAY WEEKEND - 9/3-9/6 2020 and will feature the best of truly independent films from around the world - specializing in action, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, grindhouse, exploitation, Korean thrillers, Japanese gangster flicks, Chinese action movies, French horror, midnight movies, shoestring budget weird cinema, and everything under the sun! We really welcome all genres of interesting, original, exciting and daring moviemaking! All countries and walks of life are welcome here! We also have a fantastic screenplay contest that is growing larger every year! Our discussion panels at GenreBlast have been a big hit and we're bringing them back for GB5! Raw, uncensored real talk about indie filmmaking, gender bias, distribution, criticism, and much more will come your way from the mouths of some of the best indie talent out there! After-parties, lively conversation, networking galore, TONS of movies, informative Q&A's and the chance to make new lifelong industry friends - all nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley hamlet of Winchester, VA! Your movie will be shown in front of a lively, enthusiastic crowd of cinephiles and industry peers that don't walk around with their heads up their asses 24/7! What a refreshing way to attend a film fest! Come Labor Day Weekend, you'll wish you were at GenreBlast!

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GenreBlast

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Oregon Short Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2019 (expired)

The Oregon Short Film Festival is a showcase of independent short films from around the world. We accept short screenplays of all genres that are 40 pages or less. Action Comedy Dark Comedy Drama Experimental Family Fantasy Horror Romantic Comedy Science Fiction

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Oregon Short

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ScreenCraft Drama Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 07/31/2021 (expired)

Feature film dramas drive deep into the heart of what it means to be human, expressing universal themes with nuanced complexity. Our judges are looking for great stories with original voices and honest emotion. This competition celebrates great dramatic film writing. Whether you’re writing a sweeping period drama or a contained relationship movie, we want to read your script! All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader (highly recommended).

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ScreenCraft Drama

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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Scription Screenplay Competition

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Scriptition Screenplay competition is dedicated to discovering new talent by increasing exposure for unproduced short film and feature narrative screenplays. Competition organizers are passionate about the writing process and telling stories, and we are seeking good stories/ scripts to produce. Hence, we started a competition. Everyone receives: The feedback includes a logline, genre suggestion and a small paragraph outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay.

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Script Summit

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Script Summit is a festival dedicated to supporting screenwriters. You will have the opportunity to connect with directors, producers, and other writers at the Script Summit Networking Event. The Summit also hosts Q&A panels, seminars, table reads of selected scripts, an awards dinner, and over $1,500 in cash prizes! We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the famous Action on Film MEGAfest! This allows all of our writers with officially selected scripts, the chance to attend the AoF.

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Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021 (expired)

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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Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/18/2021 (expired)

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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Greenlight Screenplay Contest

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This competition honors emerging screenwriters from around the world with feature length screenplays worthy of production regardless of gender, race, religion or nationality.

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L.A. Live Film Fest

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020 (expired)

LA LIVE FILM FESTIVAL's mission is to provide a festival where filmmakers are treated with respect and given opportunities that empower the filmmaker’s career while being showcased at the most prestigious location in Los Angeles, Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE. We strive to do things differently than other festivals and part of how we do this is the way we market the selected films.

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Scriptation Showcase Features & Shorts Category

Final Deadline: 07/25/2021 (expired)

The Scriptation Showcase is officially open for submissions! Emerging writers can now enter their best screenplay, teleplay, or short. The Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to the directors, showrunners, and producers behind your favorite movies and TV shows. Why submit to the Scriptation Showcase? UNPRECENDENTED EXPOSURE Never before has a screenwriting competition made your script so accessible to working industry professionals.

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Scriptation Showcase

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Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Final Deadline: 09/20/2021 (expired)

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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Austin After Dark Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/31/2020 (expired)

The Austin After Dark Film Festival screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline in Austin, Texas. This event will focus on films that are created for a mature audience. Enjoy a great slate of films in large cushioned seating, a massive theater screen, with access to 50 beers on tap and full restaurant while you watch films. Austin is a great independent film town and this event will be a lot of fun as well as a great opportunity to network with filmmakers and screenwriters.

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Scriptation Showcase Teleplay Category

Final Deadline: 03/14/2021 (expired)

The Scriptation Showcase is officially open for submissions! Emerging writers can now enter their best screenplay, teleplay, or short. The Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to the directors, showrunners, and producers behind your favorite movies and TV shows. Why submit to the Scriptation Showcase? UNPRECENDENTED EXPOSURE Never before has a screenwriting competition made your script so accessible to working industry professionals.

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Scriptation Showcase TV

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Grim North Screenplay Competition

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GRIM NORTH is a fully accessible, online screenwriting competition seeking out new talent and exciting scripts from new and experienced writers. GRIM NORTH is open to writers with completed feature-length and short scripts in the following categories: HORROR THRILLER DRAMA DARK COMEDY We want your dark stories, your twisted monsters and your panic-inducing joyrides.

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Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021 (expired)

The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry. The Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays. 10 Honorees, 1 Overall-Winner, and 100 Finalists will be named!

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Filmmatic Drama

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Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 06/20/2020 (expired)

"Short-form films can be great calling cards. They help writers and directors flesh out their unique voices without great expense of time or money. They allow artists to venture out of their comfort zone, show off their wares, and speak to the world without first having to obtain studio or distributor permission...." The Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and promote those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry.

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Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV GENRE

Final Deadline: 09/07/2020 (expired)

CONTEST DESCRIPTION PAGE-TURNER: page–turn·er \ n. A script so compelling or exciting that the reader is unable to put it down. And that’s exactly what the PAGE-TURNER Screenplay Competition is looking for. The 3rd ANNUAL FEATURE & TV PILOT GENRE COMPETITION is designed with the writer in mind. This is a competition that is somewhat unique so please read everything carefully.

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Page Turner - Feature/TV Genre

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Summer in the South Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/30/2021 (expired)

Summer in the South Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and their amazing films and screenplays as we say goodbye to summer over Labor Day weekend - in the heart of the South - Atlanta, GA. We have an entire weekend packed with independent film screenings, Q&As with the filmmakers, table reads of nominated screenplays, stand-up comedy, live panels with professionals in the film industry, and networking.

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Stage 32 TV Drama Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 05/12/2021 (expired)

Television Drama is crushing right now. Television Drama has expanded the possibilities for character exploration and led to storytelling that is beyond what any feature film could achieve. That is why series like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT and BRIDGERTON on Netflix, EUPHORIA on HBO, YELLOWSTONE on Paramount, DEXTER on Showtime, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and upcoming series like GENERATION on HBOMax are blowing away critics.

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Stage 32 TV Drama

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ISA Drama Genre Busting Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/27/2021 (expired)

Do you have a great drama script that's ready for the industry? We're seeking standard dramas and genre busting dramas in the feature and tv pilot categories. Submit your script to be considered for either the standard drama or genre busting drama Grand Prize placements. What is a genre busting drama? What happens when you blend drama perfectly with thriller and comedy? You get a film like Parasite.

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ISA Drama

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Screenwriting Battle

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021 (expired)

Screenwriting Battle is a screenwriting competition for screenwriters, by screenwriters. On November 4th, write a 10 page script in under four days. Top 8 scripts are judged by Professional Screenwriters including Diane Drake (WHAT WOMEN WANT, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, and ONLY YOU, starring Robert Downey Jr.) Only $20 (including tax) to join.

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