Shore Scripts Announces Feature & TV Quarterfinalists

Updated: 10/25/2020

Shore Scripts has announced their feature screenplay and 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV pilots quarterfinalists. Semifinalists will be announced November 10th

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HollyShorts Names Screenplay Finalists

Finalists have been announced from among more 1,000 submissions to the HollyShorts Film Festival. The top 3 screenplays will be announced/awarded during the HollyShorts Awards Ceremony on November 15, with the winning script receiving a $10,000 production deal courtesy of Seattle Film Summit. [Updated: 10/24/2020]

ISA Names Fast Track Fellowship Winners

The International Screenwriting Association has announced Robert Ripley (The Mender) and Danielle Nicki (The First White President) as their 2020 FAST TRACK XII Fellowship Winners.  Genre winners and finalists have also been announced.

[Updated: 10/21/2020]

Page Announces 2020 Contest Winners

The winners of the 2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and this year’s $25,000 Grand Prize was awarded to Claire Tailyour for her haunting, evocative thriller MOTHER WILD. [Updated: 10/15/2020]

Austin Fest Names Script Competition Finalists

The Austin Film Festival has announced their contest finalists. 59 scripts were chosen for the Final Round with one winner to be determined in each of the 18 categories. The winners will be announced during this year’s Conference. [Updated: 10/14/2020]

Scriptapalooza Interviews Top 3 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with the top 3 winners of their 2020 Scriptapalooza Feature Screenwriting Contest. [Updated: 10/11/2020]

Filmmatic Names Comedy Contest Winner

Henry Sarwer-Foner & Noel Baker have been named the winner of the Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards for their feature screenplay, Dick 2.0, about a Wall Street billionaire facing a divorce who clones himself in order to save his marriage. When he sees how much more his wife loves his duplicate, he must battle his better self to win back his better half. [Updated: 10/07/2020]

Write LA Names Grand Prize Winners & Finalists

Fräulein Schreiber's Mixtape, by Nathan Dame, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Write LA Screenwriting Competition. Finalist and semifinalist loglines have also been released. [Updated: 10/07/2020]

Table Read My Screenplay Names Contest Winners

But On Point by Marshall Gillson has been named the Feature/TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay Competition, while Kimberly Truong's The Ride was named the Grand Prize winner for shorts. [Updated: 10/02/2020]

Write LA Names 2020 Contest Finalists

Write LA has announced their 2020 contest finalists, who will each receive targeted promotion through Roadmap Writers extensive network of agents, managers, and producers. The Finalists will also get a free copy of Final Draft 11 courtesy of Final Draft and an additional screenwriting book courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions. [Updated: 10/01/2020]

Academy Names Nicholl Fellowship Winners

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize and be highlighted at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Virtual Table Read on Thursday, December 3, where an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts. [Updated: 09/30/2020]

HollyShorts Announces Screenplay Semifinalists

The HollyShorts Film Festival has announced semifinalists from a record number of over 1,000 submissions to their 7th annual screenplay contest. [Updated: 09/25/2020]

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Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest New!
Final: 10/28/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
October Deadline: 10/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards
Final: 10/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund
Final: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition
Final: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
Late: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

L.A. Live Film Fest
Winter Discount Deadline: 10/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Final: 11/05/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Destiny City Film Festival
Final: 11/06/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story New!
Final: 11/08/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Extended: 11/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)
Extended: 11/12/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Extended: 11/13/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! Studios : Season 2
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition
Final: 11/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition
Final: 12/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Lab New!
Decision: 12/07/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenwriting Staffing's Query Letter Contest (Season 2) New!
Final: 12/09/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Late: 12/13/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest
McCammon: 12/13/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Middlebury Script Lab
Last Chance: 12/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition
Extended: 12/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest
Final: 12/16/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenwriting Competition
Final: 12/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 12/26/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Trending: Contest Queue

The following screenwriting competitions are the "most queued" upcoming contests on MovieBytes:

  1. Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
  2. 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
  3. Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
  4. Creative World Awards
  5. Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
  6. StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
  7. ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
  8. Scriptapalooza Fellowship
  9. 100 Screenplays
  10. The WeScreenplay Feature Competition