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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

$25,000 in cash grants. 2 shorts produced each season. Winners screened at Tribeca, BFI London, won a BAFTA... Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows. 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.

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Apeiron Films Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/29/2021

Cinema is your passion? You've written a short film script that tells a meaningful and touching story with a few characters in plain settings? You can restrict yourself to the essentials? You want to see your ideas in a movie at last? Congratulations: You’ve just found the right opportunity! CHALLENGE Create pure narrative live-action cinema without extravaganza! Make the audience care! Only the awesome idea counts, because the film crew will have only a few days for the complete production from casting to cinema premiere.

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Mad Wife Productions Horror / Thriller Feature Contest

Final Deadline: 01/05/2022

Mad Wife Productions is launching season 2 of their annual screenplay contest, now looking for HORROR or THRILLER feature-length screenplays! ***WINNER(S) WILL GET PRODUCED!!!!!*** The winner of their first contest -- Rachel Taenzler’s TV show Memory Lane -- is currently in post-production and slated for release in early 2022.

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Shore Scripts Fiction Podcast Contest

Final Deadline: 01/21/2022

TWO WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN TO HAVE THEIR PILOT SCRIPTS PRODUCED, EACH WITH A BUDGET OF $5000. The writers will retain full rights over their story and have the final say on any potential deals which may arise. Plus, each winner will also receive $1000 Cash! Writing a podcast script (or even adapting your existing script for a podcast) means fewer layers between your story and a potential audience of millions.

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Shore Scripts Fiction Podcast

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Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 01/26/2022

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Fall cycle is now accepting submissions. The winning SHORT SCRIPT GETS OPTIONED AND PRODUCED! We will also produce proof-of-concept scenes from winning feature and TV pilot scripts. The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest is one of a kind contest that strives to connect local and international screenwriters with producers in an effort to create world-class content.

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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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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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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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QuickFilmBudget.com Short Film Contest

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QuickFilmBudget.com is now accepting short scripts (5 pages or less) that present an effective story with a beginning, middle, and end, which can easily be produced. Screenplays can be any genre or subject. Quick Film Budget will judge each submission based on screenplay, budget and a one page filmmaker's statement. All budgets must be created by QuickFilmBudget.

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Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition

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The objective of Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition to discover a great independent feature script for following production. Screenplays must meet standard feature-length screenplay format. Allusions and citations from the world culture legacy are allowed as well as elements of absurdity or poetic manner. The next genres are not allowed: Crime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller.

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Roswell International Film Festival and Digital Shootout

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The Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival and Digital-shootout (RISF) is looking for your short scripts to make into a movie. The RISF 2013 Digital Film Shoot-Out is the only filmmaking experience dedicated to bringing a screenwriters vision from “script to screen” in one week. The RISF Digital Film Shoot-Out will provide crew and equipment (A $50,000 dollar value) to five filmmakers who have the opportunity to direct their winning short that will screen at the RISF Digital Film Gala at the end of the week! This is a non-union, non-pay opportunity, but the RISF committee will be provided lodging, on-set meals, IMDB credit and “significant exposure” at the international film festival.

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72 Script Fest

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Write a short 8-10 page script in 72 hours! The Winning script will be produced in September 2014 and premiere at 72 Film Fest 2014 in October.

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72 Script Fest

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Willamette Writers FiLMLaBtv

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Willamette Writers invites you to submit your web series pilot for our script to screen competition. The web series script should be 7 pages maximum, in standard screenplay format, with 1-4 speaking characters. The pilot should have a beginning, middle, and end, and be aimed at a general audience. After an initial round of judging in Portland, Oregon, 10 finalists will be chosen by our industry professionals in LA.

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Willamette Writers FilmLab

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YouPix.org Where Scripts get a Shot!

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In Hollywood your script has about a One in a Million chance of being produced ... That sucks! At YouPix.org your script has a One in a Thousand chance of being produced ... That sucks less. No Script or Short Film competition offers you as much as YouPix.org. Our winners make a movie. An actual movie – you don't get a trophy, prize or a monetary gesture that gets you no further in your career.

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Writers and Filmmakers

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Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts.

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HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/22/2021 (expired)

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual Academy Qualifying short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 30 pages or less.

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APM Short Screenplay Competition

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The APM Short Screenplay Competition creates opportunities for screenwriters around the globe to get their short screenplay PRODUCED, made into a movie and SEEN by audiences and industry professionals all over the world! Our goal is to discover and promote the original works and talents of emerging screenwriters by making their scripts into films that get audiences talking.

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Pennsylvania Short Screenplay Competition

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Pennsylvania residents: The Greater Erie Film Office, a program of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (FSNWPA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is proud to debut its short screenwriting and filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association- Greater PA Chapter. The theme will be memory and/or dementia.

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iHolly

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Connecting the Indie Filmmakers and Film Students with a panel of Expert and Celebrity Judges all Working in the Indie Community.

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GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

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The Greater Erie Film Office and the Greater Erie Arts Rental at Penn State Behrend Short Screenplay Competition is open to all Pennsylvania residents. This year’s screenwriting and filmmaking competition is themed immigration. Entry scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). The Greater Erie Film Office Screenwriting Competition is the first part of an annual two-contest combo.

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Stage 32 Short Film Script Contest

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Stage 32 has partnered with St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission to turn your short screenplay into a produced short film that will screen at 3 festivals. The amazing team at St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission are providing a $20,000 production grant to one lucky winner who will have the opportunity of a lifetime! The winning writer and director will be flown to Florida, cast & crew the film using Stage 32, be mentored on set by Sundance director JT Mollner and have the entire production professionally managed by production company Digital Caviar.

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ScreenCraft $30,000 Film Fund

Final Deadline: 05/31/2021 (expired)

Whether you have a simple screenplay or a film that’s already in production, we want to consider it for our grant program. We consider a range of projects, from standalone screenplays, to fully packaged projects seeking finishing funds. If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning script with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $30,000 in cash financing, judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on each project’s budget and needs as determined by our internal jury of industry professionals.

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ScreenCraft Film Fund

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BOLT

Final Deadline: 06/05/2020 (expired)

Bolt is an innovative new screenplay competition from the creators of Barnstorm Fest. The rules are simple: Submit a short film screenplay, web series or television pilot then Barnstorm Media chooses the winner and MAKES YOUR MOVIE OR PILOT! You get to be the Executive Producer. And, every submission receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION.

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BOLT

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Hudson New York Shorts

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To discover and encourage both new and long committed screenwriters. Our mission is to take the winning writer's vision from screenplay to screen!

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Hudson New York Shorts

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Get It Made

Final Deadline: 12/31/2020 (expired)

GET IT MADE [GIM] IS A SHORT FILM PROGRAM THAT PRODUCES 3 TO 5 PAGE SCRIPTS, HELPING FOSTER THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCREENWRITERS & STORYTELLERS BY OFFERING A PROFESSIONAL FILM PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE WITH INDUSTRY PROS AND TOP BRANDS. Final Deadline to submit is December 31st, 2020. Use exclusive MovieBytes promo code GIMxMB for $20 off submission fee.

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Future Film Writers Season 2 (Adult Short)

Final Deadline: 03/22/2021 (expired)

Future Film Writers like to read stories from you, the Writer. We know some excellent writers have an interesting story to tell the world and would like to see their story come to life on the Big Screen. We are looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have their story place in the hands of our sponsors.

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Future Film Writers Season 2 (Youth Short)

Final Deadline: 05/21/2021 (expired)

Future Film Writers like to read stories from you, the Writer. We know some excellent writers have an interesting story to tell the world and would like to see their story come to life on the Big Screen or on social media streaming. We are looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have their story place in our sponsors' hands.

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Future Film Writers Youth (5-pages Read)

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021 (expired)

Future Film Writers create a 5-pages read for new beginner and long-term writers for the first time. We want to read five pages from any one of your short/feature stories. Three writers with five pages will enter our contest for free for the chance to win cash prize money. On September 20th – 30th, for one and half weeks only, one writer with a fantastic five pages could win a chance to have his or her story to enter our contest for free.

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Future Film Writers Youth (5-page)

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Future Film Writers Youth (Title Challenge 3)

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021 (expired)

Future Film Writers create a challenge for new beginner and long-term writers. It is a challenge to test the knowledge of a writer who can take a Title and change it into a fantastic story. On September 20th - 30th, 2021, for 1 1/2 weeks only. Three Youth Short stories will enter our contest for free for the chance to win cash prize money.

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Future Film Writers (Feature)

Final Deadline: 03/22/2021 (expired)

Future Film Writers like to read stories from you, the Writer. We know some excellent writers have an interesting story to tell the world and would like to see their story come to life on the Big Screen. We are looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have their story place in the hands of our sponsors.

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Script To Motion Picture Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 04/10/2021 (expired)

Script to Motion Picture International screenwriting competition is a unique innovative contest founded by working industry professionals. The premier source for emerging screenwriters to supercharge their career. Besides awarding winners with cash prizes and high-profile representation, our top priority is to get your winning script produced into a motion picture! We are eager to find compelling stories of new writers with fresh concepts, strong main characters, visual escalating conflicts and snappy dialogue.

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