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A list of contests that accept or specialize in short screenplays, or any scripts that are less than feature-length.

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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival

Final Deadline: 09/30/2020

THREE IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL: 1. Your entry fee for this year's festival waives your entry fee for next year's festival, which will take place in a major Hollywood theater! Enter now, submit FREE next year. That's two festivals for the price of one! 2. Last year's audience was over 200 people in a sold out crowd at L.

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WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/11/2020

Our next contest is open – and we’re increasing the size of our Grand Prize to $3500! We want to reward writers for their hard work – enter NOW for your chance to win the cash prize, plus a year of script development and guaranteed pitching to industry! Since 1999, WriteMovies’ screenwriting contests guarantee to develop our winners’ projects at our own expense and pitch them to producers with the power to make them happen.

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 10/12/2020

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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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 10/15/2020

Diverse Voices is a screenplay contest and lab that strives to encourage stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices that have historically been ignored by Hollywood.

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ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

The action genre is the one genre that producers and literary managers have recently requested the most, and which we have the least. So this could be one of our most successful competitions! Our jury is looking for emerging voices in the action movie genre. Whether you have a big-budget, tentpole family adventure movie, or a taut, low-budget action film, we want to read your script.

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Screencraft Action Thriller

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Final Deadline: 10/31/2020

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. 14 Industry Award-Winning Judges will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winner(s). 2020's second Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films: Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.

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Shore Film Fund

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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/05/2020

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has been proud to provide a microphone to exciting new voices that deserve to be heard and memorable stories that must be told. Celebrating our 11th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2020, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to help guide dozens of talented writers to secure literary representation, option agreements and other writing assignments, providing the stepping stones and advancing the careers of many of our winning writers.

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Destiny City Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/06/2020

The Destiny City Film Festival was founded in part because we want to show great movies. And we know that at the heart of every great movie is a great story – one that is destined to inspire and entertain. Screenplays are the foundation of every memorable film, and we are dedicated to supporting the writing community and the stories they create. Thus, we are thrilled to host Tacoma’s first short screenplay competition! We know that the Northwest film community is chock full of talented writers, thinkers, and artists.

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Destiny City Shorts

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Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story

Final Deadline: 11/08/2020

Screenwriting is a business and the best screenwriters have a brand. A special writing style or talent that makes them unique and easy to recognize. Filmmakers needing a story that centers on a big idea or great characterization or engaging dialogue or a compelling theme are able to seamlessly identify the best writer for the project when the writer is branded as a specialists in one of those needed areas.

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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/12/2020

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

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/13/2020

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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San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/05/2020

For 21 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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Screenwriting Staffing's Query Letter Contest (Season 2)

Final Deadline: 12/09/2020

Query letters are the backbone to screenwriting success, and our site is a testament to that. Unless you have a direct contact with a major studio or represented by a top agency, a query letter is needed to make an introduction. Screenwriting Staffing is an online community that connects screenwriters with industry buyers and producers.

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2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/13/2020

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is accepting submissions for its 2021 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

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13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/13/2020

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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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2020

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it. Our winners will be read by a jury featuring over a dozen literary managers, producers, development executives, filmmakers, and even an iconic horror actress. Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, Final Draft licenses for all Top 10 finalists, Shudder subscriptions, Creepy Co gift cards, rare horror memorabilia, and so much more.

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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/18/2020

Families are the most influential moviegoing audience, yet there’s a surprising lack of high-quality films that appeal to the WHOLE family. This contest avoids the genre-bias of some other contests by seeking exclusively scripts that are life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love. Whether you have a family drama, comedy, animation, or action-adventure film – we have producers and executives who are hungry for high-quality “four-quadrant” projects to package and produce.

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ScreenCraft Family

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Get It Made

Final Deadline: 12/31/2020

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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Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/08/2021

We are passionate about film and passionate about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of great filmmakers and screenwriters from North America and around the world. Our mission is to forge a screenwriting competition that will recognize the next generation of great writers and filmmakers. We love all kinds of scripts and stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare.

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Military Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 01/22/2021

Submissions Open: September 3, 2020. The Military Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, television scripts and short scripts in all genres that feature stories about warfare or the military experience.

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Military Script Showcase

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Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/08/2021

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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Horror Hotel

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Scriptation Showcase Teleplay Category

Final Deadline: 03/14/2021

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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The Crime List

Final Deadline: 03/19/2021

Submissions Open: November 3, 2020. The Crime List recognizes an exceptional film, script or book that features a crime story (murder, organized crime, gangsters, fraud / corruption, missing / kidnapped, revenge, heist, etc.)

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Future Film Writers Season 2 (Adult Short)

Final Deadline: 03/22/2021

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 (Kids Short)

Final Deadline: 03/22/2021

There are kids with great imagination, with great creativity comes great stories. Future Film Writers is having a screenwriting contest for the young imaginative storyteller from the ages of 10 through 17. We like to help bring their creative ideas to the Big screen. We’re looking for the top stories to be in our contest. The Writer wins a cash prize and the possibility to have his or her story place in the hands of our sponsors.

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Future Film Writers (Kids Short)

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12th New Media Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 04/03/2021

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. All Scripts. Short or long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. There is not a limit on page numbers. Top 3 winners in this category win Industry memberships valued at $1000.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize Award ($45,000.

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New Media Scripts

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Florida Script Challenge

Final Deadline: 04/19/2021

Lets hear it for the screenwriters people! The backbone, yet often overlooked, of the film industry. Screenwriters are a group of people who would love to have their work recognized but seldom do. Founded in 2020, The Florida Script Challenge is aiming to change that. We ourselves are screenwriters and have been for five years now. We know the struggle for screenwriters and the inability to find someone to read your work.

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Florida Script Challenge

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True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 04/22/2021

Submissions Open: December 3, 2020. The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts based on, or inspired by, true stories.

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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition

Final Deadline: 05/05/2021

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.) We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers.

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Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts

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Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Final Deadline: 05/19/2021

Submissions Open: January 3, 2021. The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays featuring an Under Represented Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Writer or Co-Writer, or Director, or Producer).

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Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Final Deadline: 06/17/2021

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fifth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai Film Markets. A Different Screenplay Contest Find out if your script can sell- is it commercial? Now get the answer with a CVR report.

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Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/23/2021

Submissions Open: February 1, 2021. The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres.

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Summer in the South Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/30/2021

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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Scriptation Showcase Features & Shorts Category

Final Deadline: 07/25/2021

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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Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/07/2019 (expired)

The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

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Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/27/2020 (expired)

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee.

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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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Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 06/01/2020 (expired)

The Ultimate Runway Now in our 27th 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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Bare Bones Film Festival

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We champion the struggling independent Auteur who literally does it all or who gathers a close team who contributes what's needed to get their movie make. By having in attendance, mediamakers from all across the U.S. and Canada and by bringing in experienced and award winning directors, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and stunt professionals to conduct workshops and discussion groups, thus sharing their knowledge, we are paving the way for an independent movie explosion in Oklahoma.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2019 (expired)

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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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot 2019

Final Deadline: 11/01/2019 (expired)

We are all about giving agents, showrunners, and executives exactly what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the new writer operating at your very best. If the suits love the writing of a spec pilot, they have the best reason in the world to trust the writer to come through in the development process. A strongly-written spec pilot shows you’re ready for the gig.

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The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/30/2019 (expired)

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities. To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, American Gem Short Script Writing Contest: presented by Filmmakers Magazine and Write Brothers, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film, TV and Literary Publishing.

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American Gem Short

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/10/2020 (expired)

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 20th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

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L.A. Shorts Screenplay Competition

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After several years of hiatus we are proud to bring back LA Shorts screenplay competition. Finalists are invited to attend a table reading of the script for a live audience during LA Shorts Fest. The readings are performed by professional actors and actresses in front of an audience, who will vote on their favorites. These votes, along with the scores of the readers, determine the winner.

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Writers Place

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To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

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Rome Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/30/2020 (expired)

The screenplay award is organized and promoted by the RIFF. The intent is to offer new filmmakers a concrete opportunity to grow professionally by developing their films, and making them accessible to the public.

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Rome Independent

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2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/20/2020 (expired)

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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NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

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The mission of the Screenwriter's Challenge is to discover and support a new wave of talented storytellers from around the world. The Challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

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The Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition offers beginning, aspiring and veteran screenwriters in the horror genre a chance to have their work recognized by people in the industry and beyond and to provide recognition and exposure for screenwriters in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. The finalists and top 3 winning screenplays will be announced on all Eerie Horror Film Festival websites and winner's information will be forwarded to industry professionals for consideration.

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The Indie Gathering International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/01/2020 (expired)

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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