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Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge

Regular: 01/26/2020
WSPro Discount: $20.00

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final: 01/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition. Now Open For Submissions! $250,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!

L.A. Live Film Fest

New Year's Deadline: 01/28/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest New!

Final: 01/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

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ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition

Early: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stowe Story Labs

Late: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

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100 Screenplays

Regular: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

Regular: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Late: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Houston Comedy Film Festival

Late: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Standard: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Austin After Dark Film Festival

Regular: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BOLT

Discounted Earlybird: 01/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Super Early: 02/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Circa Historical Screenplay Competition New!

Regular: 02/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BIFF Montana Screenwriting Competition New!

Final: 02/02/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Regular: 02/03/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Extended: 02/03/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Page Turner Screenplays - First 15 New!

Early Deadline: 02/03/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

SeriesFest Women Writing Competition

Late: 02/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)

Late: 02/05/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/06/2020
WSPro Discount: No

San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/06/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Orlando International Film Festival New!

Final Film Deadline: 02/06/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Regular: 02/08/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Late: 02/08/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition

Early: 02/08/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award 2020

Final: 02/09/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptation Showcase TV New!

Regular: 02/09/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Writers Lab

Earlybird: 02/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

West Hollywood New Media and Screenplay Competition

Late: 02/11/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Creative World Awards

Final: 02/12/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Faith in Film: International Screenwriting Competition

Extended Late: 02/13/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Black Screenplays Matter

Ext Late: 02/14/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Humanitas New Voices

Early: 02/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest

Regular: 02/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Film Invasion Los Angeles New!

Late Deadline: 02/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Standard: 02/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

New York International Screenplay Awards

Late: 02/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Holly Weird Film Festival Screenplay Contest

Regular: 02/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Seattle International Screenwriting Honors

Standard: 02/18/2020
WSPro Discount: $15.00

Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Early: 02/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

True Story Screenplay Competition

Regular: 02/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Crime List

Late: 02/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Contest New!

Earlybird: 02/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Regular: 02/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Edinburgh Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final: 02/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BOLT

Earlybird: 02/21/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Late: 02/24/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge

Late : 02/24/2020
WSPro Discount: $20.00

Page Turner Screenplays - First 15 New!

Regular Deadline: 02/24/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Finish Line Script Competition

Early: 02/25/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

100 Screenplays

Late: 02/28/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition

Regular: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenwriting Competition

Early : 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

Late: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Final: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Houston Comedy Film Festival

Final: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Extended: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

ScreenCraft Animation Screenwriting Competition New!

Final: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin After Dark Film Festival

Late: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Portland Comedy Film Festival

Late: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Florida Short Script Challenge New!

Regular: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Early: 02/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Early: 03/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest

Late: 03/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Orlando International Film Festival New!

Screenplay Extended Deadline: 03/01/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Late: 03/02/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final: 03/08/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

The Writers Lab

Regular: 03/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest

Final: 03/11/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Near Nazareth Festival

: 03/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Final: 03/13/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BOLT

Discounted Official: 03/14/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Humanitas New Voices

Regular: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Late: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Regular: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Film Invasion Los Angeles New!

Extended Deadline: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Scriptation Showcase TV New!

Final: 03/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SCRIPT 2 SCREENS New!

Early: 03/16/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Seattle International Screenwriting Honors

Late: 03/17/2020
WSPro Discount: $15.00

Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Regular: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Adapted Screenplay Competition

Early: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Faith in Film: International Screenwriting Competition

Final: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

True Story Screenplay Competition

Late: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Black Screenplays Matter

Final: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

The Crime List

Extended: 03/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Late: 03/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge

Extended: 03/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $20.00

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Regular: 03/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $15.00

Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival New!

Regular: 03/21/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition

Early Bird Deadline: 03/22/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

The Writers Lab

Extended: 03/25/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Contest New!

Regular: 03/25/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Early for Features, Teleplays, and Shorts: 03/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Early Bird: 03/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

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LiveRead/LA Names Contest Winners

Updated: 01/17/2020

LiveRead/LA has named Natalie Higdon and Mads Gauger & Christan Mary Leonard as the winners of their next live read, to be held Monday, January 27th at 7.30pm at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. MovieBytes readers are eligible for a $5 discount for the reading and the Q&A afterwards.

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Tracking Board Names Launch Pad Feature Finalists

Tracking Board has announced the 100 Finalists for the 2019 Launch Pad Feature Competition. [Updated: 01/16/2020]

People's Pilot Names Semifinalists

The People's Pilot has announced their 2019 Comedy and Drama Semifinalists. [Updated: 01/13/2020]

Scriptapalooza Launches New Website for Coverage Department

[Updated: 01/11/2020]

Which Screenplay Contests Should You Enter in 2020?

Screenwriting contests are not a one-size-fits-all affair. While there are obvious benefits to winning a huge and prestigious competition like the Nicholl Fellowships, smaller contests can be just as valuable if they hook you up with a judge who wants to option your screenplay, or a manager who wants to represent your work. [Updated: 12/31/2019]

Emerging Screenwriters Names Genre Contest Winners

Survivors: B.S. by Julia Skikavich has been named the winner of the 2019 Emerging Screenwriter Award, and 7 other writers have also been honored for genre-winning scripts. [Updated: 12/20/2019]

Launch Pad Names 2019 Pilot Competition Winners

Noah Kloor's Grand Illusions has been named the Overall Winner of the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition for his period drama about a young factory worker longing to escape her difficult life who is drawn inexorably into the glamorous and dangerous world of a touring illusionist and his troupe. [Updated: 12/16/2019]

CineStory TV Announces First Round Contest Results

Cinestory TV has announced the quarterfinalists in their Original Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi Categories, and the semifinalists in their Family category. The next round of results will be announced in mid-January. [Updated: 12/16/2019]

Your Script Produced Honors Contest Winners

Your script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Screenplay Competition inaugural 2019 Season 1 Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills, CA November 8, 2019.  Special guest in attendance, Justice Singleton, accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late/legendary father John Singleton. Your script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Screenplay Competition inaugural 2019 Season 1 Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills, CA November 8, 2019. [Updated: 12/05/2019]

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THE WETTEST SPRING

In the late 1980's, Kurt Maxwell battles puberty and locker room myths, a family in the midst of dissolving, and on top of everything else, he must conquer Date Math at middle school.
Author: Kim Townsel
Genre: Drama,Comedy,Animation

LITTLE STEPSISTERS

When a wealthy businessman and a waitress (each with an eight year old daughter) get married, they think they have the perfect family-unaware that their two darling angels are actually little menaces.
Author: Mandy Gales
Genre: Comedy,Family

RUBERT BECOMES: Existentialism for Dummies

RUBERT BECOMES: Existentialism for Dummies An animated existential story of a pink Irish ogre, RUBERT, discovering his origin and creators in an animation studio.
Author: David J Schroeder
Genre: Drama,Fantasy,Animation

LOST CAUSE

A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.
Author: David J Schroeder
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Action-Adventure

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT

Larry David has a hard time being smart without being an ass. A traffic violation leads Larry David to traffic court and community service as a traffic cross walk guard. Meanwhile, the hybrid car maybe a silent killer, and Jeff Green is losing weight while getting Rolf-ed. Winner of 8 'Best Screenplay' awards.
Author: David J Schroeder
Genre: Drama,Comedy,Urban

HALFWAY HOME

When a catastrophic accident causes an athlete to become paralyzed, and all seems to be lost, he finds redemption in the most unlikely place, with a gaggle of colorful characters in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Winner of 19 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'
Author: David J Schroeder
Genre: Drama,Comedy,Family

LANA LUI/BECOMING LANA LIU

LOG LINE: A young girl begins her life as an Asian martial arts Mensa chick in search of the American Dream. SYNOPSIS: Lana Liu, disguised as a boy, enters a Chinese martial arts academy, only to be discovered. She fights to support her grandmother, and begin her journey to the home of her father, the USA. Winner of 6 'Best Screenplay' awards.
Author: David J Schroeder
Genre: Drama,Family,Animation

Forever After

A retiring Beverly Hills Detective with a secret past is the only one who can foil an E.T. plan for global domination.
Author: Emil Faithe
Genre: Thriller,Sci-Fi,Supernatural

LOTUS OPERANDI

This one is pure Fun.!It's a genre buster, Fosse/Verdon meets James Bond, meets All That Jazz and Cabaret! Asian American Black Belt goes undercover for the CIA, to help track down terrorists. Oh, and did I mention she’s the Lead in a Broadway Musical? This is very musical, but there’s a lot of action! This one is getting a lot of attention right now! The main Characters reside in New York, they are part of an international terrorist group.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Romantic Comedy,Thriller

NOCTUME'S RAINBOW

Kids and their dogs, find the rainbow bridge in a snowstorm. They teleport, fly, zoom through tunnels, and levitate, around this heaven-like universe.They have a lot of fun, but get a few surprises along the way, from messages, and musical communication with angels and whales....to a run in with a demon. They meet up with their recently departed Grandfather, and his dog, who helps them return home.
Author: janet caulfield
Genre: Fantasy,Supernatural,Animation

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