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06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scriptamation

Objective:
Scriptamation is a short screenplay and scene contest with

a very unique element - the winning screenplays and scenes will be voice recorded by actors and turned into a produced 3-D CG animation. If your screenplay wins and is chosen to be animated, you will own all of the rights to the finished product and are free to do whatever you want with it.

Scriptamation's team have worked as Screenwriters, Story Editors and other Production Staff for Paramount Pictures, Sony, The Hub Network, and Cartoon Network.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Film Crash Screenplay Competition

Objective:
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. We look forward to reading your scripts. Please Submit through Film Freeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FilmCrashScreenplayCompetition

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The 4th Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Objective:

The 1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to be discovered he or she had to reside in or around Hollywood. The Film Industry is changing rapidly and so are the players as well as the playground. All you need is a break and it starts with you getting your GEM out there. Submit your work to an organization that stood the test of time. Let our team at 1st TV Script Writing Competition Champion your creative property and be your ally in presenting same to the powers that be.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
1/2 Hr: $41 / $43; 1 Hr: $46 / $49; Other: 41 / $43 / $49


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Pennsylvania Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:
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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Objective:
A monthly film festival that celebrates creative work from around the world with 40 awards in different categories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25 - $35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Big Vision Empty Wallet's Screenwriters Career Lab

Objective:
The Big Vision Empty Wallet Community is full of rockstar writers and we want to help you move your writing career forward now! WIN A FREE RETREAT TO COSTA RICA (March 26-29, 2015), develop relationships with badass mentors, and create an actionable career plan for this year and beyond at BVEW’s 2015 Screenwriters Career Lab.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20 for Exclusive Members


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Screenwriter Logline Competition

Objective:

Your logline is your one-sentence movie pitch. It’s what producers and agents want to hear before they’ll even glance at your script. Ideally, you should have a solid logline in place before you even start writing your script, because if your idea doesn’t work as a logline, you can be pretty damn sure it won’t work as a script.

Winning our monthly competition comes with its share of perks, but everyone who enters this contest comes out ahead, because every single logline submitted receives detailed feedback in five days or less. For an entry fee of just $9.90, LA Screenwriter will give you a detailed breakdown of your logline’s strengths and weaknesses and provide you with suggestions for making your logline stronger.

You don’t need to have written the script to submit a logline, and you can submit as many loglines as you like each month, including variations of the same logline.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$9.90


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NOVA Film Fest

Objective:
Our mission is to bring a slice of Hollywood to the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington, DC Metro area by promoting the artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition. We produce a premiere event celebrating action in front of and behind the camera.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Irvine Film Festival

Objective:
The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$90


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Script Fest

Objective:

To provide a great platform that allows screenwriters to compete against each other for recognition, and prizes.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Store Write Start Contest

Objective:

Have an idea for a screenplay? With the Write Start Contest, that’s all you need to get started on your Hollywood career!

This international competition challenges you to produce a One-Sheet, using our free How to Write a Screenplay One-Sheet tool as a guide. Enter this summary of your script idea in the Write Start Contest, and you could see your work go in front of top Industry Insiders, and be crowned the top winner. The Write Start Contest has a total prize package valued at more than $10,000 and invaluable Industry access!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The Los Angeles Screenplay Contest was created to give screenwriters a new point of access to the film industry and to have their scripts read by professional, industry script readers and create opportunities to sell their stories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Komedy Ink Script Battle

Objective:

Komedy Ink Script Battle provides a platform dedicated to comedic screenwriters to not only win cash, but to have their scripts seen by people that matter... Hollywood Producers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Exclusively for shorts, the goal of Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest is to recognize and reward the screenwriter, independent filmmaker, or ambitious writer-director who creates an exceptional artistic and innovative short screenplay.

The Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest will choose between two prize packages: the Screenwriter of the Year ScriptFest Getaway Package: A 3 day trip to Los Angeles to mingle with writers and meet with executives at the 2017 ScriptFest, or the Filmmaker Production Gear Package: A two week free rental of all the production gear you need!

Any short screenplay 20 pages or less is welcome, the more original the better! We strive to find and reward the “outside the mainstream” content, and we are open to all genres and styles.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screenwriting Staffing Logline Contest

Objective:

Posting your logline with Screenwriting Staffing is an easy way to get your screenplay noticed by industry professionals looking for their next project. Our logline pages are browsed by studios and agents on a regular basis.

You only have to post your logline once with SS. It's ONLY a onetime fee (but FREE for most!), and you will never have to renew your logline. Our rating system allows industry professionals to quickly identify which loglines are the strongest and weakest.

Screenwriting Staffing has produced OVER 90 screenwriting "success stories" since February of 2013 - script sales, representation, PAID work-for-hire, and more!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
FREE entry fees available, or $15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wild Rose Film Festival

Objective:

The wild rose is the official flower of the state of Iowa, a thing of beauty and tenacity growing "in the wild."

The international Wild Rose Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the compelling, diverse, hilarious, beautiful, bizarre and inspiring cinema art created by independent filmmakers outside the studio system.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 (professional);
$30 (student)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Austin Revolution Film Festival

Objective:

The Austin Revolution Film Fest shines a light on true independent screenwriters and filmmakers. Our writing competition is sponsored by Ink Tip and Final Draft who provide excellent prizes for the writers in addition to tremendous networking opportunities.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 features, $40 shorts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition

Objective:

We are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does.

Cash awards, as well as a Skype pitch with an executive and pitch preparation for the winning entry.

Our goal is to help women succeed in the industry through mentorship, networking and by promoting and supporting new work by women.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
168 Write of Passage

Objective:

Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which instructs writers as they compete. Industry pros (called Development Executives or DE's) critique writers and judge the 1st round of competition. All submissions are 12-pages and are written in 168 hours (1 week), based on the theme given out at the beginning of the writing week.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Catalina Film Festival Script Contest

Objective:
The Catalina Film Festival Script Contest will award an outstanding screenplay that fully exemplifies a well-rounded and entertaining FEATURE story that is poised to be the next "green-lit" feature film in Hollywood. It will be read by professional script-readers with a discriminating eye for plotline, structure, and marketability. You must submit with the intent of putting it into consideration with prominent film professionals eager to find their next project.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest

Objective:

The wait is over! One of our most popular screenwriting contests is back. The Stage 32 3rd Annual TV Screenwriting Contest is now LIVE!

For the 3rd straight year, Stage 32 is seeking the most original writing voices. No matter what format you write in – sitcoms, dramas, serialized, procedurals, mini-series, limited series – we want your work!

All 30 and 60 minute original pilots and 30 to 60 minute existing show teleplays are eligible. As you know, the television space is red hot and our incredible industry judges are anxious and ready to read your scripts.

This contest gives you unparalleled access! Last year’s winner, Danny Baran (Alt Alex), went on numerous meetings and was eventually mentored by Mickey Fisher, creator of Extant which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Another of our finalists, Duane Piedmont, was signed Kaplan-Stahler and Heroes and Villains Entertainment!

This year, our winning writer will be flown to Hollywood and sent on meetings all over town. Our 2nd and 3rd place winners will be set up with executive meetings over Skype or by phone. ALL finalists will have their loglines sent to our executive list featuring managers, agents, producers, development execs, financiers and more!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65.50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Zed Fest Horror/Sci-Fi/Action/Suspense Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Screenplays must be feature length no less than 80 pages and no more than 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted. Genres may only be HORROR SCI-FI ACTION SUSPENSE

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Objective:
With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Sunset Film Festival programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
APM Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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.

APM Short Screenplay Competition is not the usual screenwriting competition, but a door to opportunity, as we are now searching for a best short script to produce. To do this we have enlisted the help of industry insiders, award winning directors, producers, professional writers and high-profile actors to read and select.

Writers can submit short film scripts only, a category open to all genres. We are open to receive submissions in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, although if you are making a submission in any other language than English you should also include an English translation of your script as a standard. We will not be able to consider submissions not backed by an English translation.

This competition is opened to SHORT FILM SCRIPTS - Up to 30 pages (between 8-15 is recommended).

Avanti Productions & Management is dedicated to creating some of the world’s most original and exciting, mind-bending, visually stunning and brilliantly written independent films and we want you to be a part of the journey and the magic.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mile High Horror Film Festival

Objective:
The Mile High Horror Film Festival's mission is to showcase the very best genre films from around the world. It hosts events throughout the year with its annual weekend-long festival taking place each fall. MHHFF accepts feature length and short films as well as feature length and short screenplays.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Ultimate Logline Contest

Objective:

The Ultimate Logline Contest (TULC) with the ultimate prizes. We have created an ongoing contest to help you to hone your skills, develop your film ideas, and maybe win some accolades and prizes along the way.

Each contest is run from the first until the final day of the month. Winners are announced on the 15th of the following month. We have a new category for every contest.

Entry is a measly USD $5 per logline, and if you’re super keen, USD $20 for five of 'em.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$5


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Northeast Film Festival

Objective:
To seek out the best story-telling abilities among the independent film industry.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:
The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 Feature/$30 Short or Student


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Golden Blasters

Objective:

The Golden Blasters (The National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards) is a film festival dedicated to short science fiction, fantasy and horror stories. We aim to bring the best speculative fiction around and expose more people to the wonderful art of the short film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Charleston International Film Festival

Objective:

The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking and screenwriting: the art, the filmmaker, the screenwriter, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. Our goal is to educate the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The WeScreenplay Feature Competition

Objective:

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told.

FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ scorecards to every entrant at no additional charge.

PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

JUDGING: Our judges are all industry-experienced gatekeepers. The final round of judging will be completed by the best readers, guest jurors, and at least one industry member. Judging will be based on all aspects that make stories great. Budget and marketability will not be considered for this contest.

JURY: Dave Green is the director of Earth to Echo and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Juliet Berman is a Creative Executive at Treehouse Pictures (ALL IS LOST, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT) Le’Ander Nicholson is a literary manager at BelieveLand who signed the 2016 winner Kenlon Clarke. Melissa Azizi is an executive at Pretty Pictures (THE DANISH GIRL, KINSEY)

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Write of Passage

Objective:

Started in 2009, the Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which teaches writers as they compete. The goal is to develop redemptive, inspirational stories that honor God. Submissions are 12-pages and are written in 168 hours, based on the theme and a foundational scripture.

Writers compete for cash, prizes, Hollywood introductions and expert critique from Hollywood insiders. Any Write of Passage script may be produced to screen at the 168 Film Festival as a Write of Passage Spotlight Film (See FAQ for details.)

Write of Passage utilizes participants called "Development Executives" (DE's) to judge the first round of the competition. DE's also compete for Hollywood introductions and producer credits on resulting films. Write of Passage complements the 168 Film Project, allowing the best writers a chance to be seen onscreen.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
FilmQuest

Objective:

Do you have an unproduced screenplay? Is it genre based? Then let’s have a look! We’re looking for FEATURE screenplays in this submission category, and those that are based in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror. No time for romantic comedies here… unless they involve alien love. Then we're digging it.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Fright Night Film Fest

Objective:
To give Independent Film Makers who love the art of moviemaking the chance to enter their films and screenplays of horror, science fiction, and fantasy into a festival that is judged by a panel and viewed by the public with the opportunity to win prizes and acclaim

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Objective:

We are here to share stories and the power and art of film. Films will be valued on the merits such as; creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge us and make us feel. Our goal is to bring together a community of creative, inspiring, individual thinkers who encourage us, inspire us, generate thought, stir our laughter, bring about smiles, make us cry, enrage us, entertain us and explore our emotions, values and purpose.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New Hope Film Festival Script Competition

Objective:

To discover and nurture overlooked and underappreciated filmmakers from around the globe.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70 (features);
$65 (shorts & TV)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32 Happy Writers Search for New Blood Contest

Objective:

OUR WINNERS GET RESULTS

Over the years, our contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, staffed and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry. Our track record with the Search for New Blood has been off the charts. Now we’re back with this incredibly popular contest designed to give our horror and thriller writers the chance to have their work exposed to some of the top execs in the industry! Our top 3 winners will get exclusive meetings with executives. ALL Finalists will have their loglines exposed to the over 500 industry execs who work with Stage 32.

Let’s scare up some success!

Our Track Record

You know that we pride ourselves on creating opportunities that give our talented members access beyond the gatekeepers and this contest is no exception. Our previous winners have had incredible success:

Winner Glenn Forbes signed with manager Infinity Management International. His script is now set up with Glider Films.

Winner Frank Ponce signed with 3 Arts Entertainment and now has a mini series in development with Atlas Entertainment (American Hustle) and Universal.

Winner William Jeffrey's script is now under consideration at the Safran Company.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$66.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Austin Indie Flix Showcase & Screenplay Competition

Objective:
To bring TRUE indie films to Austin and the Central Texas area. The showcase will feature shorts, features of all genres at several venues including the Alamo Drafthouse and Blue Starlite Drive In.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Feature, Screenplay: $50 Short, Music Video, Web Series: $40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Amazing Logline Contest

Objective:
To assist talented screenwriters in getting their great loglines in front of Hollywood professionals, in order to get their scripts read by decision makers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Fest

Objective:

It's been hailed by L.A. Weekly as the festival with "THE WORLD'S SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORT FILMS." Saturday, May 27th, Dave and Buster's hosts THE L.A. NEO NOIR, NOVEL, FILM, AND SCRIPT FEST V (LANNEFF). This festival is brought to you by Carey Westbrook and Associates, whose students include the Academy Award nominated producers of Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond The Pines, Men of Honor, and Soul Food. Starting at 3pm sharp, the showcase of indie neo noir films from L.A. and around the world begins. Numerous cash prizes, good food, a state of the art video game arcade, and the pride and joy of seeing your work on the silver screen for hundreds to enjoy will be made real when you're a LANNEFF participant. We fully produce trailers based on all screenplay, novel, short story submissions, and present the best 25 as film fest selections. We also give you a copy of your trailer to use in any way you see fit. Whether you win or lose, whether you are selected or not, you get a produced trailer for your writing within a month after the festival and we promote that trailer on our website. No other film festival or screenplay / writing festival IN THE ENTIRE WORLD does that.

We have exciting neo noir networking events in place that have reaped benefits for ALL of our past participants. Special celebrity guests from the film and TV industry are scheduled to appear. Our objective: celebrate, showcase, AND sell the work of the greatest independent unknown neo noir filmmakers and writers from L.A. and around the world. We've done this four times. This fifth time plus YOU equals neo noir magic!

Join us at Dave and Buster's, in L.A.'s Howard Hughes Center, where there will be a live belly dancing performance, an awards show, a neo noir trivia game with many neo noir giveaways. See lanneff.com for details. Stay for the great food and state of the art video game arcade. Winners enjoy a $100 prize. So get that amazing neo noir work ready. Get your entry fee, your best neo noir suit or dress ready, and your best neo noir business cards. If you love L.A. neo noir , you MUST be ready for your close up with the Mr. DeMille of L.A. neo noir, L.A. NEO NOIR FILM, NOVEL, & SCRIPT FEST FIVE.

Note: There are absolutely no fee waivers or discounted entry fees of any kind for any reason available for this festival. If your entire film production team cannot raise $25 to enter this festival, we recommend you google search "free film festivals," and we invite you to save your money until you raise $25 so that you may be able to enter the 2018 LA Neo Noir Novel, Film, and Script Festival.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NYC PictureStart Film Festival

Objective:
The NYC PictureStart Film Festival (NYCPSFF) showcases short films from all over the world from emerging filmmakers as well as those already established in the industry. NYCPSFF accepts short films of all genres, narrative and documentaries. Submissions of short films and short film scripts are sought from filmmakers and screenwriters of all backgrounds and levels of experience and entries are accepted year-round. Every June, the NYCPSFF is held for filmmakers to screen films and to interact with each other, industry professionals and audience members in a relaxed, social atmosphere. NYCPSFF is the festival where filmmakers feel at home.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
HollyShorts Screenplay Contest

Objective:

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual 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 20 pages or less.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
AURA Screenwriter Awards

Objective:
Welcome to the Aura Screenwriter Awards! Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. We offer cash awards and competitive entry fees!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Feature $35; TV Pilot $30; TV Spec $30; Short $30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
West Field Screenwriting Awards

Objective:

The West Field Screenwriting Awards were created in 2011 by award winning screenwriter Jim Powers for the simple purpose of awarding others for the merit of their work. To do this he enlisted the help of industry insiders, multi-award winning directors, producers, professional writers, and actors to read and select.

Your screenplay will be read by these film professionals, who will evaluate the script based on an 8 point grading system, complete with checks and balances, the entire team will find the script that they see fit to be awarded "The Birch"

Its easy to get lost in the world of screenwriting, so thats why WFSA was started. Being selected for a WFSA is a mark of talent, but also a hand through the door. There is no denying that pitching an award winning screenplay is much easier than pitching one that has no track record.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$49


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Circus Road Screenplay Contest

Objective:

SUCCESS!

Our 2017 winner is SLATED FOR PRODUCTION in April, 2018! "Becoming" by Omar Naim won our Grand Prize and is going to hit the screens with Omar himself directing! We will keep you updated.

Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce. We have produced and sold films in all genres. We will analyze all finalists with an eye towards optioning one or more screenplays for production.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Marquee Lights Competition

Objective:
Welcome to the Marquee Lights Competition! We discover new screenwriters and filmmakers, offering affordable entry fees and a $500 cash award to the top screenplay and short film. We invite you to enter the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30 (feature);
$25 (TV pilot/TV spec);
$20 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Classic City Film Festival

Objective:
The Classic City International Film Festival is an annual event for filmmakers (professionals and students) and film lovers alike that was founded and is operated by real-active-independent filmmakers who know exactly what all of you go through to bring your dreams and ideas to the screen. In the shadows of the University of Georgia in the great city of Athens, the CCIFF will seek to fill our program each year with a superb program of feature films, shorts, docs, music videos, foreign films, from around the world and still maintain a special student film and homegrown Georgia film category. The CCIFF seeks to embrace films and filmmakers from the "no budget" to the "big budget" level - we know from experience what you go through and it's time to celebrate your great work!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
SoCal Film Festival

Objective:

Whatever your story is, share it with us. This is an open genre and open form festival. We have a movie and screenplay competition and we will have special events as a part of our decade long adventure! Join us for our 10-year extravaganza. Enter your movie or screenplay into the SoCal Film Festival. Come out in October and discover the storytellers of tomorrow.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

Objective:

Palm Street Films is a Los Angeles-based production company owned and operated by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields, who has over 20 years experience having worked for such companies as Lucas Film, Twentieth Century Fox, TriStar and NBC Universal.

We offer a $1,000 cash prize for best feature and $500 for best short.

The contest is in its FIFTH year and we are thrilled to announce that FOUR of the winning short film scripts have gone into production! In addition to winning cash prizes!

YEAR ONE WINNER, Carly Street's Fragile Storm was produced starring legendary Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen!

YEAR TWO WINNER, John Whetstone's The Interrogation was produced and went on to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as well as Dances With Films.

YEAR THREE WINNER, Fred Perry’s Five Days In Calcutta is going into production this summer!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25-$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Las Vegas Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest stands with the few elite and respected screenwriting competitions that can deliver on the promises of prestige and prominence for its winners. We are extremely proud to provide a level of service above and beyond what you will find in the majority of screenplay contests. Our pride comes from our extraordinary staff that has over 30 years of experience and thrives on helping make dreams come true.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Snake Alley Festival of Film

Objective:

The Snake Alley Festival of Film is dedicated to showcasing the best short films from around the world. Films will screen at the beautifully restored Capitol Theater in the heart of downtown Burlington, Iowa. The theater boasts state of the art equipment and can comfortably seat more than 400 people.

A town with a rich history dramatically situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Burlington is a growing center for commerce and culture. Known for fine dining, vibrant nightlife and blues-like atmosphere, it is a perfect host city for a film festival.

The festival derives its name from Snake Alley, a street constructed in 1884 and designed to connect an upscale residential neighborhood to the business district of downtown Burlington. Named by Ripley’s Believe It or Not as “The Crookedest Street in the World,” it remains the city’s #1 tourist attraction and draws visitors from around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hill Country Film Festival

Objective:
Where raw talent meets raw beauty. HCFF is a five-day independent film festival in the heart of the picturesque Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Hill Country Film Festival accepts short and feature films as well as hosts a Short Screenplay Competition (10 pages or less) and a Feature Screenplay Competition (70-120 pages).

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Courier Awards

Objective:
Welcome to the Courier Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging filmmakers. The Courier Awards is a green and paperless competition, accepting online submissions and screeners. We invite you to enter the 2015 Courier Awards competition!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers and Filmmakers

Objective:

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. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. No need for connections to get accepted into the festival. You are the judge! If you are a writer, you want the best filmmaker. If you are a filmmaker you want the best script! Writers can't judge writers. Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers.

Visit www.writersandfilmmakers.com to enter now. Pay only when the competition starts (That way we are not holding your money). Approximately 500 writers and 500 filmmakers can enter. Imagine competing with only 500 people. TIFF and Sundance had over 15,000 submissions last year. We don’t have a fixed deadline - when we hit 1000 entries we will begin shortly after. Show your commitment!

The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.

Why do we say “up to”? Because you only pay when the competition starts, we recognize that some people will sign up but not commit. So we have to go on without them!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100 features;$50 shorts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wildsound 1st Scene Screenplay Contest

Objective:

FULL FEEDBACK on the first moments of your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants.

Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Drama Screenplay Contest

Objective:

A great drama will grab the attention of the audience from the first to the last scene. We love dramatic stories and if you are passionate about what you write, please enter and share your stories with us. The industry is looking for fresh and compelling dramas. Allow us to assist you with getting your drama screenplay noticed!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Objective:

The sole objective of the Launch Pad Competition is to recognize writers who have the passion and talent deserving of a professional Hollywood career, and with our track record we have shown that we can do just that. That is why the Launch Pad Competitions have led to 63 writers being signed in just 18 months! 9 writers have been staffed. 27 projects set up generating 3 bidding wars.

Welcome to the 2015 Launch Pad Pilots Competition. Get ready because this year we are pulling out all the stops.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$95


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script House Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Script House, a unique company that manages screenplay contests, is holding a competition of its own! The Script House Screenplay Contest (clever title, eh?) is a blended (TV and feature) contest that wants to give YOU a cash prize for your script -- Grand Prize winner takes home $1,500, while two runners-up are bestowed $500 each. Send us the best you've got -- Script House looks forward to reading your work and rewarding you for it.

NEW! Script coverage for almost NOTHING. Enter now, and get the two-page coverage sheet our readers used to evaluate your script for a mere $2 with your entry fee. That's not a typo - two bucks! And that's for constructive criticism of the most useful kind; take a look at a sample of our coverage here.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
DSR's Full Accountability Script Challenge

Objective:
To give recognition to those who might not get it otherwise from contests that require higher fees and attract hundreds, if not thousands, of entrants.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines.

Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative. We're here to break down the walls between your talent and our industry contacts looking for the next great thriller writer!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Objective:

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship has quickly become one of the most important screenwriting talent discovery platforms for the entertainment industry. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives. To apply, simply submit your feature film script or original television script, along with an optional cover letter here on this application page.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los angeles International Underground Film Festival

Objective:
The Los angeles International Underground Film Festival celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of true underground artists from around the world. Filmmakers, writers, etc., who capitalize on their creative intuition to create memorable and inspiring pieces of work when major budgets do not exist.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The History Unscripted Development Pipeline

Objective:

History and the NYTVF awarding development deals for original unscripted, reality and doc TV programming.

Submit your casting tape and series concept for the opportunity to receive funding, win $10k and participate in pilot production with History Channel.

The History Unscripted Development Pipeline History, home of factual entertainment hits including Pawn Stars and American Pickers, is collaborating with the NYTVF on a new initiative to give independent artists and production companies a chance to develop fresh unscripted programming for cable's number two network.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

The Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition leverages one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S. Each year, NaFF draws hundreds of filmmakers, musicians and industry to ten days of films, panels, red carpet events, live music showcases and parties. NaFF draws more film entries than almost every other film festival in the country, in part, because it is an Academy® Award Qualifying Festival in three short film categories. And, Nashville knows how to throw a party.

For screenwriters, NaFF offers 23 categories in feature, short and teleplay lengths and more than $90,000 in cash and prizes including the fact that all semifinalists and finalists win film festival laminates! That’s not a discount on a pass but the whole pass. Finalists win two of them.

After the festival, select winning scripts are circulated to top agents, managers, producers and studios. These companies get first look: Blossom Films, Nicole Kidman’s Academy-Award nominated production company (Rabbit Hole); noted casting director, Laray Mayfield (House of Cards, Benjamin Button); Sycamore Pictures CEO Ben Nearn (Black Swan, The Way, Way Back), Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of AFFIRM Films, the faith/family and inspirational label of Sony Picture Entertainment (Soul Surfer and Courageous); famed limit-breaking director/producer Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers), Lewis Bogach, Emmy-winning Vice President of CMT, and Abso Lutely Productions.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (feature); $40 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Calling all family-friendly feature film screenplays!

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 screenplays 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. Winners will be announced in February. Will your script win?

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Objective:

We’re looking for ACTION MOVIES and carefully crafted THRILLERS. Whether you have a tense thriller or a big, effects-driven action film, WE WANT TO READ YOUR SCREENPLAY. Professional feedback from studio-trained readers is available on all entries. Last year’s winner signed with a top literary management company and has projects in active development!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
AFC Storytelling International Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The AFC Storytelling International Screenwriting Competition was conceived to promote understanding of African life through screenplays and documentary projects and to create greater international cooperation in bringing African subject matters and locales to the screen.

First held in 1998, this Competition inspired writers from around the world to creatively contribute to a better cultural understanding of Africa. During our test – research periods of this contest, we were very pleased in the quality of entries, which represented an international collection of talent.

AFC has globalized the contest’s objectives to encourage writers around the world to actively participate in its Screenwriting Competition.

Three Categories have been created for writers to compete on namely:

1)- Africa – African Diasporas: Focused on the stories and people of Africa this category seeks projects with a distinctly African point of view that enlightens, challenges and informs the reader. Stories can be set in the past, present or future.

2)- Go Green – Sustainability: This subject matter deals with the growing concerns about the state of the self, our immediate relationships, the environment and our planet. From Sci-fi to factual and fictionalized accounts and, portrayals of a planet gone array, writers are free to explore the impact of man on the world and those who share it.

3)- International – All Stories: This category has no limits on subject matter or content, but simply seeks to reward the most compelling, well crafted stories of our shared humanity from around the world.

Winners will not only receive prizes-they will also receive the full support of the African Film Commission so that these superior film and documentary projects may get the opportunities for production.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Objective:
The Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest has a single goal: to find the next extraordinary television writer. The talent level has risen dramatically in recent contest seasons, as a fast-growing community of aspiring TV writers have proven their skills with both specs and original pilots.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Objective:

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! We will also be accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots.

Cathryn Humphris

Screenwriter: MAD MEN, NCIS, UNDER THE DOME, SUPERNATURAL, V.

Ari Lubet, 3 Arts Entertainment

Manager at 3Arts Entertainment, the management and production company behind such shows as ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, SILICON VALLEY, PARKS AND RECREATION, 30 ROCK, THE MINDY PROJECT, LOUIE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SAINT GEORGE and more. Clients of 3Arts Entertainment include such legends as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Maya Rudolph, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, George Lopez, Matt LeBlanc, BJ Novak, James Franco, Charlie Day, Ray William Johnson and many more!

Lindsay Golder, THE MICK

Lindsay Golder is screenwriter represented by manager Jamie Wager at Capital Creations, represented at CAA, and currently staffed on the hit Fox sitcom THE MICK! And recently she penned an editorial for Entertainment Weekly! She is also the 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Contest finalist, a 2nd Annual ScreenCraft Fellowship finalist, a 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Contest semifinalist, and a 2015 Pilot Launch grand prize winner for her web series pilot Celebration.

Jennifer Grisanti

Jen Grisanti is a writing instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge and former network executive. As a consultant, Jen’s students have sold 40 pilots (5 have gone to series) and she has helped to staff over 75 writers on TV shows.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$59


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
We Got Spirit TV Series

Objective:
We are looking for TV writers who want to get in on the ground floor (actually the sub-basement) of a new series. We are in the process of funding the venture through Kickstarter. Once we have the funds, we will need a writer's room. We'd like to get people familiar with the concept now so that we can hit the ground running. We will be accepting pitches for stand alone episodes for the series now.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Prototype

Objective:

"Prototype" is an online film program in partnership with New Regency Productions, the studio behind "Fight Club" and "The Internship." The program will utilize Break Media’s vast digital platforms to discover up and coming directorial talent and connect them directly with Hollywood. Eight promising filmmakers will be awarded $20,000 each to direct their own action, sci-fi or effects-driven short film. One of the eight finalists will win a coveted production deal with New Regency with the opportunity to develop their vision into a full-length feature. Filmmakers can visit www.BreakMedia.com/Prototype to submit a short film script, treatment for their full-length feature and directing sample to enter.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
R.I.P Horror Film Festival Script Contest

Objective:

To promote and celebrate all things horror and to foster new horror voices.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60 Feature;
$45 Short


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival

Objective:

L.A.'s COMEDY NINJA Film Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest work of comedic performers, directors and writers from around the globe.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

From the start, the competition has leveraged our deep relationships with Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, and executives and consistently assembled a “who’s who” panel of 25 judges for each and every competition. This year is no exception, with judges participating from Paradigm, APA, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue, and many more.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$95


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
A Film Writer Character Challenge Contest

Objective:

A unique character contest challenge to help writers create great characters for their Screenplays, TV Scripts and Shorts. All entries receive feedback on characters.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Store Screenplay Replay Contest

Objective:
Screenplay Replay is an international competition calling for submissions of complete full-length screenplays in any genre. From these entries, one lucky winner will be chosen by our panel of esteemed judges to work with a successful ghostwriter to adapt his or her screenplay into a novel, which will be published through an imprint of F+W Media, and sold through major distribution channels.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
American Movie Awards

Objective:

The American Movie Awards were originally founded in 1980 with winners such as Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, and Steven Spielberg. The event's mission is to award and recognize the very best in independent filmmaking and screenwriting and to help launch the careers of talented new filmmakers and screenwriters. The American Movie Awards have reemerged to become one of indie film's most respected symbols of success. The annual American Movie Awards is an international event and receives entries from across the United States and over 60 countries worldwide. American Movie Awards are awarded in over 25 categories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New Media Scripts Competition

Objective:

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Scripts: All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you. WGA and Non WGA accepted. The script must be either registered with Federal Copyright Office or the WGA.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$88


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Howling Myth Media Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Writing a story is an act of creation, an illuminating feat unto itself, regardless of whether it ever appears on the silver screen. This contest means to recognize the creative efforts of writers who have endowed their work with spirit, vigor, and a spark of intrigue.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
YouPix.org Where Scripts get a Shot!

Objective:

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. Filmmakers make films. Period. Forget every other competition out there! Who needs a trophy to collect dust on the shelf?! YouPix.org is the competition that gets YOU in the Director's Chair. Where YOU belong. YouPix.org – where YOU get a SHOT!

Our team of Script Angels has been involved in over 80 feature films with budgets ranging from 100K to 100Mil.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$150


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script. Our jury is looking for funny feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and fresh comedic voices. All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader. Our judges are some of the top comedy producers in the industry!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Store Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Objective:

Some of today’s most exciting storytelling happens on the small screen. From dramas like Empire, Mr. Robot and The Leftovers to comedies like Black-ish and Transparent, television has evolved to become the writer’s realm, where the most talented scribes rule season after season.

Sound like a dream job? Then get ready for your chance to break in to the dynamic world of writing for TV!

The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest is a one-of-a-kind competition that offers every entrant the unique chance to learn about the Industry, while also creating and writing a television pilot script.

Here’s how it works:

Download and fill out our exclusive free TV Pilot Kit, including Show Proposal and Character Relationship worksheets along with illustrated examples.

Submit your Pilot Kit to be judged by a panel of Industry pros. The top 50 semi-finalists win attendance to our exclusive TV Pilot Boot Camp: Designing The Series webinar (a $200 value!)

Those 50 semi-finalists have one month to write the first draft of their pilots. Judges will narrow down the pool to 10 finalists.

The top 10 finalists enter into our ScriptXpert Story Specialists mentoring program, where they will polish their pilot and create a Show Bible.

The final projects are submitted to a panel of judges and a winner is selected.

The lucky winner of the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest receives unparalleled Industry experience, a meeting with AMC (Mad Men, Into the Badlands) and other Industry Insiders and much more.

This is your opportunity to learn about TV writing from some of the Industry’s A-list scribes, while also developing your own storytelling abilities. With those skills in place, just imagine the new opportunities you can create for yourself in the competitive world of screenwriting.

Sign up to participate in the Industry Insider TV Writing Contest Now!

The Industry Insider TV Writing Contest is proudly sponsored by Write Brothers software.

Write Brothers provides cutting-edge software for writers looking to advance their craft. Movie Magic Screenwriter will format your screenplay to industry standards while Dramatica and Outline 4D will guide you through the story creation and outlining process.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Whether you’re writing an epic Thriller or contained Horror, our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most successful horror and thriller films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these judges and launch your career!

This year's jury includes:

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the screenwriters of A QUIET PLACE, the surprise 2018 blockbuster (starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) that topped the box office two weekends in a row!

Ryan Turek, VP of Development at Blumhouse Productions (company credits include PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS, SINISTER, OCULUS, THE PURGE, OUIJA, THE GREEN INFERNO, Academy-award nominee WHIPLASH and UNFRIENDED). Turek is also the founder of popular horror website ShockTillYouDrop.com.

Andrew Wilson Manager at Zero Gravity, the production and management company behind dozens of genre films, as well as such top Hollywood talent as Katherine Heigl, Madison Iseman, Will Yun Lee, Maggie Grace, Dolph Lundgren, Kellan Lutz and many more.

Kailey Marsh Manager / Producer and CEO of Kailey Marsh Media as well as the creator of Bloodlist.com & BloodList, the highly anticipated annual list of best-unproduced horror and dark genre screenplays in Hollywood. Kailey’s clients include multiple staffed writers & directors as well as clients writing projects for studios.

Sean McKittrick, Film Producer of DONNIE DARKO, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and Jordan Peele’s recent blockbuster GET OUT!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition

Objective:
Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 82nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries will also be on display in the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$32 for the first script and $25 for each additional


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hoboken International Film Festival

Objective:

Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally.

Now in its ninth year, the 2014 Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is being held May 30 to June 5, 2014 at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York. With the Gala Awards Ceremony hosted by Gilbert Gottfried, HIFF will showcase numerous film and TV stars, and the world's most cutting edge films.

HIFF chairman: Kenneth Del Vecchio.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries. We celebrate and share your passion for storytelling by helping to advance the careers of talented screenwriters, connecting our winners with working industry producers, agents, managers, and development executives. This year's contest will also see over $20,000 worth of cash and prizes awards to our winners.

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is committed to fostering new talent and providing opportunity for screenwriters entering the industry to further develop both their craft as well as their careers. We are able to enhance the prospects of emerging screenwriters by honoring only the very finest in screenwriting achievement and encourage all original, artistic, and independent voices to submit your work to be considered alongside some of the country’s as well as the world's very best new talent in cinematic storytelling.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Write To Rebuild

Objective:

Write to Rebuild (W2R) is a global screenwriting contest designed to shed light on the individuals and communities that survive natural disasters. The competition will not only provide writers with an opportunity to see the winning script developed into a produced short film, it will positively influence the lives of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. All proceeds will go directly to the 501(c)3 non-profit The Boot Campaign to benefit the Staten Strong program which is designed to help those in need rebuild and recover their lives.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
A Film Writer Logline Contest

Objective:

Help writers enhance their screenplays.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$5.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
A Film Writer Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Help discover new or hidden talent that deserves to be recognized by the industry. This is one step towards helping achieve this goal.

Every entry receives feedback.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Words On Screen

Objective:

Words on Screen is aimed at turning stories into actual short film production, thus fulfilling the dream of the authors we are looking forward to meet. We’ve decided not only to offer winners cash prizes, but also the unique chance to develop their scripts into short productions. Our production team, in collaboration with Colorbitor Post Production Unit is offering direct circulation to companies in our network, consultation session for agent representation and most importantly, distribution into international festival circuit, so their stories can be shared and seen by a wider audience.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
£20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

Objective:

The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions.

The international film festival was founded in the City of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in 2010 and is a uniquely successful collaboration between the private and public sector.

The festival has Grown to be one of the Largest International Film Festivals in Latin America and part of this success is due to the Festival's creation of a highly competitive screen writing competition.

-The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition Best Screenplay Award

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Write Reality TV

Objective:

Write Reality is a competition dedicated to finding the next hit reality show idea. Entrants are asked to write a short summary of their idea for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $2200 and consideration by top reality production companies such as MPH Entertainment (The Dog Whisperer), 44 Blue Productions (Lock Up), GRB Entertainment (Intervention), Buck Productions (Cake Walk), T Group Productions (Storage Wars) and Paper Route Productions (Yukon Men).

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest

Objective:

Stage 32’s Happy Writers 2nd Annual Comedy Contest is back and we’re searching for original comedy features and original comedy TV pilots and comedy TV specs.

WHAT YOU’LL WIN

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend one-on-one meetings with Paradigm Agency, Vertigo Entrainment, Kevin Hart's LOL Network and Big Beach Films! 2nd Place Winners will receive 3 Skype meetings with a top TV or Feature executive, producer, manager, or agent and three Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions, and a logline review from the “The Logline Whisperer”, Emmy-Award winner Lane Shefter Bishop

All finalists will receive a Free On-Demand Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and loglines exposed to over 500 executives on Stage 32.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Our contest winners have either been signed, projects put into development and/or optioned!

This years round of judges are no joke! Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network, Paradigm Agency, Big Beach Films, Vertigo Entertainment, MXN Entertainment, and New Wave Entertainment.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69.50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC

Objective:

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.

Along with film screenings and screenplay readings, seminars and workshops with industry professionals provide emerging filmmakers and screenwriters with the information and advice needed to take their projects and careers to the next level.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Objective:
To discover original, high-concept TV show ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for circulation network execs and television producers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

Objective:

To help screenwriters succeed.

Entry fees build a Cash Pot that the winner receives as a prize.

Our last winner went on to sign with a manager and get a screenplay optioned.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
World Series of Screenwriting

Objective:

Storytelling is your passion. Ours is amplifying your voice. The World Series of Screenwriting is dedicated to recognizing and advancing the work of the world's most talented and compelling storytellers in film and television screenwriting. We recognize and award the work of the best new voices in screenwriting from around the world.

The World Series of Screenwriting is thrilled to share your unsurpassed commitment toward getting your talent recognized and your stories heard. A competition for aspiring writers, the World Series of Screenwriting Contest offers a launching pad for your professional screenwriting career.

Over $20,000 in cash, prizes, and services will be presented to this year’s winning screenwriters and finalists! Generous support from our partners and sponsors also make possible the invaluable opportunity for our top winners to meet with some of the industry’s leading literary agents and producers.

The World Series of Screenwriting screenplay contest is judged entirely by seasoned professionals in the film and television industry, with combined decades of experience reading, judging and developing scripts for talent agencies, studios, management companies, and production companies.

We invite you to step up to the plate and submit your work to compete alongside many of the brightest writers from around the globe.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Red Eye Writing Contest

Objective:

The goal of the Red Eye Writing is to discover and build relationships with talented screenwriters.

Deadline:

October 15th, 2012 (earlybird); November 30th, 2012. (regular); December 31st, 2012 (late).

Entry Fee:

$29 (by October 15, 2012); $35 (by November 30, 2012); $45 (by December 31, 2012);

Feedback with entry: $10

Feedback after entering: $15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Objective:
Recognition for bloody good scripts and writers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Pipeline First Look Project

Objective:

To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, TV material, and media content.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Pipeline Student Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

To give the best student screenwriters a rare opportunity at studio-level industry exposure and foster new talent in the early stages of their careers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

Objective:

This independent film lab will provide a five-day long intensive in an idyllic setting in Chatham, New York, to refine and perfect your screenplay. Room and board will be included. The influence of a new generation of filmmaking, the web, the change in platform viewing, the difficulty in finding finance and the need for succinct and powerful storytellers is forcing the industry to take notice of the short film. In at least a first draft stage, screenplays will be worked on with the intention of sharpening them and making them into an eight to fifteen page short while focusing on a three-act structure. Completion could then be easily filmed and used as a trailer or final product. Each day provides work time, lab time and guest speaker. Both feature length and already established short formats will be considered.

One finished short screenplay within the Lab will be given a script reading at the FilmColumbia Festival, October 17-21, with a $500 cash award towards the filming project. FilmColumbia Festival screens pre-released major independent and award winning films, some going on to major acclaim. In 2011, The Artist, Kid with a Bike, My Week With Marilyn, Anonymous, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Melancholia, Bully, Pariah and A Dangerous Method were among the screenings.

The lab will be facilitated by actor Scott Cohen(The Other Woman,Kissing Jessica Stein, Necessary Roughness) and screenwriter/playwright Anastasia Traina(Horton Bliss, Sparticles and String, From Riverdale to Riverhead) . Guest speakers may include John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Anonymous), Michael Cristofer (The Witches of East wick, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Cassanova), Courtney Hunt (Frozen River, In Treatment), Marc Levin (White Boyz), Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (Sunset Park, King of the Jungle), Frank Pugliese (Street Time) and writer Peter Biskind, (Easy Riders, Raging Bull, Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America).

Deadline:
August 15th, 2011

Entry Fee:
$35. (For the seven applicants accepted a $465 fee for the 4 day lab w/room & board.)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Objective:

The 7th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that screens more than 120 international cutting edge films and music, making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, the creative FLOW conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre. In 2011, USA Today called the 1,300-seat theatre, "One of the top 10 places to still see a movie in splendor in the United States."

An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF welcomes produced films and screenplays of all genres and niches (features & shorts). RIFF also accepts music videos and web series.

With the aim of promoting both established filmmakers and discovering up-and-coming talent, the festival works to promote its participating filmmakers, writers, and musicians through various media outlets and production partners.

Additionally, RIFF has an additional platform that highlights unique projects that focus on using film as a powerful art form for creating awareness and social change. The festival is also one of the few that offers annual production opportunities through their separate production award and parent production partner, The Moving Image Xchange LLC (The MIX).

RIFF is an exciting collaborative platform for writers and filmmakers as it brings great talent together and helps launch careers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$80 features;$70 shorts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
United Film Festival - Screenwriting Contest

Objective:

The United Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, now in its third year, is an opportunity for the United Film Festival to continue to grow our expansive United network and provide a forum for those who often get overlooked in the world of film production - "the screenwriter." The United Film Festival screens cutting-edge independent films and highly acclaimed classic movies with the audience in mind in six unique cities -Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tulsa.

After ten years running successful filmmakers in these cities, our commitment to bringing together talented filmmakers and screenwriters from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a “United” showcase of creative energy and talent, has extended to our Screenwriting Contest. We are commited to providing opportunities for our large and constantly growing network of filmmakers through outlets including our distribution division, United Films. As of 2012, United Films acts as a sales representative for over 50 independent titles, many of whom are United Film Festival alumni or former submitters.

Our Screenwriting Contest calls for short and feature scripts in the following categories: Drama, Comedy, and Horror/Thriller. We will announce three finalists in each category (Feature-length Drama, Feature-length Comedy, Feature length Horror/Thriller, Short Drama, Short Comedy, Short Horror/Thriller) in April 2013 and winners will be announced and honored at the United Film Festival - Los Angeles in May 2013.

Deadline:
August 31, 2012 (special); October 12, 2012 (earlybird); November 23, 2012 (regular); January 4, 2013 (late); February 15, 2013 (extended).

Entry Fee:

Screenwriting Feature Films:
Special Deadline: Standard Fee: $50, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $90;
Earlybird Deadline: Standard Fee: $55, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $95;
Regular Deadline: Standard Fee: $60, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $100;
Late Deadline: Standard Fee: $65, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $105;
Extended Deadline: Standard Fee: $85, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $125.

Screenwriting Short Films:
Special Deadline: Standard Fee: $25, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $45;
Earlybird Deadline: Standard Fee: $30, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $50;
Regular Deadline: Standard Fee: $35, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $55;
Late Deadline: Standard Fee: $40, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $60;
Extended Deadline: Standard Fee: $60, Standard Fee w/ Coverage: $80;


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Objective:

To discover original, high-concept feature film ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for industry circulation.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood

Objective:

>The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.

Deadline:

August 1, 2012 (early); August 15, 2012 (regular); August 29, 2012 (late); September 5, 2012 (extended).

Entry Fee:
$40 (by Auguts 1st, 2012); $45 (by August 15, 2012); $55 (by Aguust 29, 2012); $60 (by September 5, 2012).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Willamette Writers FilmLab

Objective:

Willamette Writers is soliciting entries for the 2013 FilmLab's "Script-to-Screen" short film scriptwriting competition. We seek writers with the ability to tell a compelling story quickly and cinematically, while adhering to a theme and a practical eye towards real-life movie production. Unique to scriptwriting contests, the Script-to-Screen Competition grand prize is this: we will produce a short film based on the winning script! The winning writer will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our production team, attend the filming- in short, to experience the collaborative process of filmmaking! The resulting film will premiere at the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference on Friday, August 7th.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
72 Script Fest

Objective:

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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Eddie Bauer Jr. Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The EDDIE BAUER JR AND TRUSTFUNDPUNKFILMS SCREENPLAY CONTEST was created to uncover hidden talent, and to help writers get their screenplays in front of industry professionals on the hunt for great content.

Grandson of the famed outdoorsman, Eddie Bauer Jr. wrote CASA DEL AGUA about his tumultuous life experiences, and now wants to help fellow screenwriters complete the journey to see their short or feature-length script play out on the big screen.

The top 10 screenplays selected in the Contest will go to Eddie’s manager, who will represent the spec projects with the greatest market potential. Each of the finalists’ screenplays will be formally submitted to production companies like Selena Gomez’s July Moon, Alyssa Milano’s Peace By Peace, and Gerard Butler’s Evil Twins Productions, as well as agent Nick Styne at CAA.

Deadline:
July 1st, 2012

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screenwriting Goldmine Awards

Objective:

Get noticed by the British TV industry.

More than 40 key players from the industry are on the final judging panel, including producers, Heads of Development, script editors and agents from companies such as BBC, C4, HBO Europe, STV, Kudos, Left Bank, Abbotvision, Bad Wolf, Tiger Aspect, Hat Trick, Bentley and World Productions.

This means the five shortlisted finalists get an extraordinary simultaneous distribution of their writing into the upper reaches of the industry.

Feedback from current BBC script editor available as add-on extra.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Varies


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
TrindieFest

Objective:

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.

Deadline:
May 31, 2012 (standard); June 30, 2012 (late); July 15, 2012 (WAB Extended).

Entry Fee:
$60 (by May 31st, 2012); $75 (by June 30th, 2012).

For special $35 discount promotion please contact Kirk Loudon at kirkloudon@att.net.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Roswell International Film Festival and Digital Shootout

Objective:

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. Above all, to anyone who loves making films, this will be FUN!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Metropolitan Film Festival of New York

Objective:

The Metropolitan Film Festival takes pleasure in acknowledging independent filmmakers and writers by providing them with an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

Deadline:
April 17, 2012 (early bird); May 1, 2012 (regular); May 15, 2012 (late); May 29, 2012 (extended).

Entry Fee:
$35 (by April 17, 2012); $40 (by May 1, 2012); $45 (by May 15, 2012); $55 (by May 29, 2012)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
100 Screenplays

Objective:
"100 Screenplays" is a unique contest brought to you by "Screenplay Festival," one of the longest running and highest rated screenplay competitions on MovieBytes. We accept one hundred scripts into each contest, and quickly get the results to you. "!00 Screenplays" is a fast, targeted screenplay contest where every writer who enters goes in knowing exactly how many scripts will be in the competition, and every writer knows that there will be results less than a month after the contest closes. No long wait. No wondering how many scripts you are up against. And after the First, Second and Third Prize scripts are announced, we will go about helping the writers get their work out there to industry professionals who can make a difference.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

Objective:

The festival, presented in a university setting and around the beautiful Shoals area, provides attendees with an exceptional lineup of quality workshops, panels, screenings, networking opportunities and informal interaction among filmmakers and all guests. Our priority is to discover emerging talent and promote their work by reaching, educating, inspiring, and entertaining audiences with the best in cinematic art. Our hope is that a representative of each selected work will be in attendance for the invaluable opportunity to discuss their work with other attendees in provided forums. We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible and we support our submitters and guests in being equally as mindful.

Deadline:
July 15, 2011 (early); August 15, 2011 (regular); September 15, 2011 (late); October 15, 2011 (WEB extended).

Entry Fee:
$10-50, depending on deadline & entrant status.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

Objective:

The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival's aim is to seek out, acknowledge and award the many talented independent filmmakers and writers who may not get the recognition they deserve through many of the more political and commercial film festivals. The LARFF recognizes filmmakers and screenwriters who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. All genres of film, music videos and scripts are accepted by the LARFF and up to 34 awards will be distributed, giving filmmakers and writers the opportunity to be noticed. 1st place films of each category will receive a trophy and screen at a theater in Los Angeles California. All other winners will receive award certificates for their accomplishments.

Deadline:
March 15, 2012 (early); April 11, 2012 (regular); May 9, 2012 (late); May 23, 2012 (extended late).

Entry Fee:
$40 (by March 15, 2012); $45 (by April 11, 2012); $50 (by May 9, 2012); $55 (by May 23, 2012).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NYLA International Film Festival

Objective:

The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers,writers, distributors and film enthusiast.

The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world. We kicked off our first session with screenings in New York and Los Angeles all within 10 days. We now will resume with our normal screening sessions by having our New York screenings in May and our Los Angeles screenings in October. Thus, providing filmmakers with maximum exposure and networking opportunities for their projects. The NYLA humbly takes honor in providing such a platform for the many independent filmmakers and writers attempting to launch their careers and share their creative talents. With becoming one of the larger independent festivals on the horizon, we look forward to kicking off the New York Screening session of the NYLA this May and showcasing the expressive artistry of the stars of tomorrow.

Deadline:
February 15, 2012 (early); February 29, 2012 (regular); March 14, 2012 (late); March 28, 2012 (final).

Entry Fee:
$40 (by February 15, 2012); $45 (by February 29, 2012); $55 (by March 14, 2012); $60 (by March 28, 2012).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

Objective:

Welcome to the Spring LAFSF. The Los Angeles Film and Script Festival was founded on the principles of independent artistic expression. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing a showcase stage for independent producers, directors and writers from around the globe trying to increase their distribution and production possibilities. We are looking for bodies of work that exemplify originality, creativity and expressiveness between our 16 categories. The LAFSF offers 8 film categories which include: Narrative Shorts, Narrative Features, Documentary Shorts, Documentary Features, Animation, Student, Experimental and Music Videos. We also offer 8 Script categories of competition which include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure, Animation, Horror, Suspense/Thriller, Sci-Fi, and Student.

Deadline:
February 1, 2012 (early bird); February 15, 2012 (regular); February 29, 2012 (late); March 14, 2012 (extended).

Entry Fee:
$40 (by February 1, 2012); $45 (by February 15, 2012); $55 (by February 29, 2012); $60 (by March 14, 2012).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sunscreen Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:
The number one question screenwriters ask is “How can I get my screenplay to a Hollywood agent that will read it? Well the answer is simple, submit it to the Sunscreen Screenplay competition! The top 6 screenplays in the Sunscreen Competition will be reviewed and considered by two top Hollywood agents, Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler. In addition the agents will sit down with the winners and give those winners their first real meeting with an agent to discuss their screenplay. Additionally anyone that submits their screenplay gets the option of having professional coverage done on their work by professional screenplay readers.

Deadline:
December 20, 2011

Entry Fee:
$70 (by December 20, 211)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Evolution International Film Festival

Objective:
The Evolution Film Festival welcomes submissions for Screenplay Feature in any genre transporting new visions of Art culture and tradition.

Deadline:
Rolling Deadline

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition

Objective:
The Astana International Action Film Festival Screenplay and Short Film Competition is a holiday of fun-filled movies. Every summer famous actors, director and producers making dynamic action films gather in the capital city of Kazakhstan.

Deadline:
Deadline for Screenplay competition is May 1, 2012

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
3Pages: A Comedy Scene Writing Competition

Objective:

The first 3Pages competition ran in 2001. It has been a decade since we were foolish enough to undertake a competition the first time, but here we are again.

The Academy of Film Writing is a school founded by screenwriter and author Max Adams to perpetuate excellence in film writing.

The 3Pages contest exists to seek out writers exhibiting exceptional talent and drive and to work with those writers honing their craft and moving their careers forward.

Deadline:
March 31, 2012

Entry Fee:
$3


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
LezPlay (formerly Women’s Words)

Objective:

Pride Films and Plays' LezPlay Contest has Stage, Screenplay, and Shorts categories. We aspire to honor excellence in work written by women for film or stage with lesbian characters or themes.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Objective:

Our intention is to run an event that will be about encouraging Welsh independent film making and screenplay writing both in Welsh and English. Not only within Wales but also Internationally through working with Welsh expat film makers all over the world.Also we very much like to work with and encourage film makers and writers from the rest of the UK and internationally.

Deadline:
End of March 2012

Entry Fee:
General Submission £20.00
Wales Based Film Maker £10.00
Student £5.00
Screenplay Submission £15.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
KCWIFT and KC Film Fest Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Kansas City Women in Film and Television (KCWIFT) is pleased to announce the KCWIFT & KC FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. With regard to our mission of empowering, promoting, and mentoring women, we'll award a $1,000 grand prize for Best Screenplay written by a female writer or writing team. Both women and men are eligible to receive our $500 award for the script with the Best Female Protagonist. Scripts must be 15 pages or less.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60.00 w/various discounts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 12th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States.

The 12th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival (September 10-20, 2015) DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films created around the globe. In 2014, we received over 1,200 entries from 51 nations, and ultimately screened 136 films from 25 countries in 18 unique showcases that played over 11 days to a total audience of 9,300 people. We also hosted a table read of six screenplays, and awarded the winner an incredible prize of $2,000.

As we have done since 2003, after programming is announced, ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE A REPORT WITH THE REVIEW COMMITTEE”S COMMENTS.. We believe that filmmakers deserve to understand why their film or screenplay was selected or rejected — and what that process entails. On our submission website, DC Shorts spells out the entire selection process, and offers resources to research the types of material we are most likely to program. We highly recommend reviewing our processes, past festival catalogs and other materials at dcshorts.com

==> NEW FOR 2015: ONE DEADLINE, ONE FEE — AND ONLY 1,500 ENTRY SLOTS. The entry deadline is Thursday, April 30, 2015 — or until there are no more slots available – which ever comes first. Because we provide the screening committee’s comments, we are only able to review 1,500 entries. A chart at dcshorts.com/filmentry indicates how many slots are available. Wait too long to enter, and you may be shut out of the process.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Talentville Script of the Month

Objective:

A monthly competition for members of Talentville.com who have uploaded full length, drama or sitcom screenplays at the site. Script are reviewed and rated via a peer review system among the members, with the top three rated scripts becoming a finalist at the end of each month. All finalists receive professional coverage by Scriptapalooza, with the order of finish being judged solely by them.

Deadline:
Last day of each month

Entry Fee:
None


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Kuzmacinema Feature Script Competition

Objective:

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.

Deadline:
December 15, 2011

Entry Fee:
No entry fee.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on finding the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is just one of our successes. Take a look at our outstanding Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 35+ judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 80 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60 (£44)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
London Film Awards

Objective:

As a distinguished international film competition, the London Film Awards celebrates and awards independent film's best and brightest talent spanning the globe. The London Film Awards is a medium for both fresh and masterful talent to have their extraordinary work recognized and honored before their industry peers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New York Screenplay Contest

Objective:
The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Top Dog Screenplay Contest

Objective:
To find screenplays ready for production.

Deadline:
September 30, 2011

Entry Fee:
40.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32 Happy Writers Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Stage 32 Happy Writers is thrilled to bring you our biggest screenwriting opportunity yet in our second Stage 32 Happy Writers Annual Feature Contest. We are looking for the best undiscovered writers and scripts of 2015 to connect them directly with our industry insiders! As a result of our history with executives throughout the industry and the extent of our global reach, we are able to connect the top writers from around the world with leading executives who can make the critical difference in their career. We develop and champion our writers; our success stories speak for themselves and our executives agree, click here to see what they say about us.

This year alone FOX broke the box office record bringing in $5.5 billion worldwide. From BIRDMAN, UNDER THE SKIN, BOYHOOD to NIGHTCRAWLER, movies are constantly pushing the boundaries and bringing us new and memorable worlds, unique characters and adventures of all shapes and sizes. Films are one of, if not the the most powerful mediums the artistic universe has to offer. This contest is an opportunity for us to showcase incredible writers to the industry and help their voices be heard!

At Stage 32, we take access and exposure very seriously. To that end, we've lined up amazing opportunities for the top 10 writers of our feature contest. This year we will be flying out the top THREE Grand Prize winners of the Stage 32 Happy Writers Annual Feature Contest to Los Angeles! Each winner will meet with 10 executives from the top literary and production companies in the industry. Our previous winners have with managers, agents and development & production executives from Relativity, Revolver, Atlas Entertainment and Circle of Confusion to name a few. And, as if that isn't enough, the top three Grand Prize Winners will also get unlimited access to a Stage 32 Happy Writers team member who will continue to champion their work to our roster of executives for one year. Over 450 executives strong (many of them working exclusively with Stage 32), your Stage 32 Happy Writers team member will act as a gateway for you to gain access to the industry's leading companies and executives in Los Angeles, New York and London.

Our Second through Fifth Place Winners will also receive amazing opportunities including one-on-one meetings over Skype with our executives. An additional three Honorable Mentions will also receive a Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch session with the executive of their choice and a free screenwriting class on the subject of their choice. All of the Second through Fifth Place and Honorable Mention Winners will have their loglines mailed directly to over 450 executives. That's right. Ten writers will place in this contest!

But that's not all. As we all know, screenwriting is an extremely subjective craft. Some very deserving scripts may make the finals but not move on. In this contest, that's OK. We're still creating opportunity by placing all our finalist's loglines on a special section of Stage 32 that only our 300+ executives can access. If any request your script, we will notify you and ask your permission to forward your work.

Our recent contest winners have been signed to Gersh, ICM, Paradigm, 3 Arts Entertainment and BenderSpink, have been staffed on an ABC series, and had their scripts picked up by companies like Atlas Entertainment and Level 1 Entertainment.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$67


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Act One Screenplay Competition

Objective:

At Act One, it doesn’t matter what level of experience you are, if you’ve got potential, we want to find and help you. This is why we’ve developed the ACT ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION.

We want to give an undiscovered screenwriter, an artist that fills their work with goodness, truth and beauty, the opportunity to meet with producers and executives in Los Angeles that can help take your script and make it into a film.

This competition isn’t for cash prizes, its for something even better. In lieu of a financial prize, we want to give you relationships…relationships with individuals with decades of experience in developing new creative talent. The winner of our screenplay competition will be given the resources, contacts and knowledge to turn your passion for screenwriting into a life-long career. We want to help you build a solid foundation for a sky-high career in the entertainment industry, not just another line on your resume.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Smashcut Screenplay Contest

Objective:

To passionately deliver industry exposure to the best unknown screenplays each season. (and ship our winner and his screenplay out to Sundance!)

Deadline:
July 31, 2011 (early); September 15, 2011 (regular); October 31, 2011 (final); November 30, 2011 (WAB extended).

Entry Fee:

Features: $40 (by July 31, 2011); $45 (by September 15,2011); $50 (by October 31, 2011).

Shorts: $15 (by July 31, 2011); $20 (by September 15,2011); $25 (by October 31, 2011).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sidewrite Screenplay Competition

Objective:

A division of the Sidewalk Film Festival started in 2004, Sidewrite’s mission is to discover and reward talented screenwriters in Alabama and around the world. The short screenplay competition aims to foster community amongst emerging writers and reinforce cinematic artistry locally. Sidewrite allows passionate writers to enhance their craft and receive recognition for their work and creativity.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20-$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Ventura Film Festival

Objective:

The Ventura Film Festival is a 100% volunteer based organization that raises money and awareness for forest and ocean preservation.

Deadline:
June 1, 2011 (Withoutabox extended deadline)

Entry Fee:
$70 (Withoutabox fee $55), by June 1, 2011.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Exposure Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

The Script Exposure Screenwriting competition main objective is to find great scripts in any genre and pass them on to working Hollywood professionals, such as: Agents, Managers and Producers. We're about helping the screenwriter get connected. And with a very low entry fee of $25, The Script Exposure Screenwriting competition is the most affordable competition any writer can enter. We even invite managers/agents and producers the opportunity to view loglines of all submitted scripts. So, if your script isn't one of the winning scripts, you can still receive a read request from a manager/agent or producer.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Fresh Voices Pitch Contest

Objective:

Write your next script with professional mentoring!

Submit your one-three (1-3) page synopsis, treatment, outline, beat-sheet or concept summary and you could get paid to turn your idea into a feature length screenplay. The Grand Prize winner will work with an established manager/producer who'll offer mentorship, career consultation and professional guidance throughout the development process including feedback and script notes. You keep all rights in the idea and finished script.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Tulsa International Film Festival Screenplay Category

Objective:
The Tulsa International Film Festival is now accepting entries in the screenplay category. We look forward to reading your submissions and seeing what the future holds for the world of film. All genres accepted.

Deadline:
Feb. 14th, 2011 (early); April 4th, 2011 (regular); June 6th, 2011 (late); July 18th, 2011 (WithoutABox Extended)

Entry Fee:
$20 (by February 14, 2011); $25 (by April 4, 2011); $30 (by June 6, 2011); $30 (by July 18, 2011, WithoutABox only)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
How To Get My Screenplay Produced

Objective:

To give honest, in depth feedback to writers that they can actually use. Winning writer gets 30% of the entry fees so that they can hopefully produce their film. We offer free advice on how to create a low/no budget feature that can get your script produced, go to film festivals, win awards and get distribution.

Deadline:
Extended to May 1, 2011

Entry Fee:
$60 (by May 1, 2011, extended)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Vpype Hollywood Pitch Contest

Objective:

To help aspiring writers connect with industry professionals and have their scripts read.

Deadline:
Contest begins December 15th, 2011 and entries must be submitted by midnight January 25th, 2011 via webcam using the Facebook Application vComedy. http://apps.facebook.com/vcomedy/vcomedyviewer

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Our aim, quite simply, is to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in storytelling from around the world. We identify emerging talent and place top new writers firmly on the industry's radar directly in the heart of the motion picture capital of the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Rocky Mountain Splendor Short Script Contest

Objective:
The purpose of this contest is to showcase the beauty of Colorado. The story should be set around a place in Colorado.

Deadline:
March 1, 2011 (early bird); April 1, 2011 (final)

Entry Fee:
$15 (by March 1, 2011); $20 (by April 1, 2011)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Amazon Studios

Objective:

Movies have been developed pretty much the same way since talkies were considered cutting-edge. But here at Amazon Studios, we believe 21st-century technology creates opportunities to make and share movies and scripts more easily than ever. We invite you to:

Deadline:
Last day of the month.

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
UTE Media Productions 'Unique Minds' Screenplay Contest

Objective:
To ensure that writers with unique and fresh ideas, who think "outside the box" get a chance for exposure.

Deadline:
February 28, 2011

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
QuickFilmBudget.com Short Film Contest

Objective:

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.com and can then be modified by the filmmaker before submitting it to the contest. The winning script will receive $1,000 to produce their screenplay as well as guaranteed film festival acceptance and online distribution.

Deadline:
December 10, 2010

Entry Fee:

All Short Screenplays must be accompanied by a budget created by QuickFilmBudget.com. Short Film Budgets cost $149. Students' Short Film Budgets will only cost $25 after rebate. There is no additional application fee.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Objective:

Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. Make it your own - drama, action, comedy... anywhere your imagination takes you. Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn one of these three loglines into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is an international screenwriting competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scripped.com Screenplay Contests

Objective:
Scripped users get access to some of the most exciting contests around. The Scripped network of producers, writers, and Hollywood professionals comes to Scripped to find new talent and read great scripts. Past contests have been run for Edward Burns (actor, producer, director, and writer), Steven de Souza (writer of 48 Hours and Die Hard), Dawn Olivieri (leading actress on Heroes) and Alex Albrecht (popular Internet personality).

Deadline:
Please visit website for deadlines.

Entry Fee:
See website for details.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

Objective:

LA Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition is now celebrating its 10th season. It is the largest combined live comedy and film festival in the United States with a mission of ''Finding the Funny''. We pride ourselves in being the premier DISCOVERY festival for the next great comedic talents of both stage and screen. Premiered short films have gone on to with the OSCAR, a premiered web series is currently in development for network TV and films that we premiered have received theatrical distribution and many have continued on to festivals around the globe including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Our performers have gone on to win Last Comic Standing, join the casts of Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, Glee and Victorious. Additionally we have screened the latest films from established talents like Anthony LaPaglia, Gary Cole, Fred Willard, Tom Hanks, Katherine Heigl, T.J. Miller, Kate Bosworth, Tim Daly, Rosario Dawson, Frank Caliendo, Janeanne Garofalo, Greg Grunberg, Carrot Top, Peyton Manning, Seth Meyers, Elise Neal, Carrie Preston, Michael Trucco, tWitch, Zoe Saldana, Kurtwood Smith, Ralphie May, Scott Thompson, Nia Vardalos, Rita Wilson and Bokeem Woodbine to name a few.

The Screenplay Competition is our newest component and we are excited to discover the next great comedy writers and add to our growing reputation of finding funny.

Deadline:
July 22, 2011 (early); August 12, 2011 (regular); September 2, 2011 (late); October 7, 2011 (final).

Entry Fee:
$30 Shorts & TV Pilots $40 Features (by July 22, 2011); $40 Shorts & TV Pilots $50 Features (by August 12, 2011); $50 Shorts & TV Pilots $60 Features (by September 2, 2011); $70 Shorts & TV Pilots $80 Features (by October 7, 2011).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
3 x 3

Objective:

3-page, 3-minute, 3-character screenplays to be shot by multiple student teams in a custom-designed studio set that changes yearly.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$10 per script, a maximum of 2 scripts per entrant.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Soggy Mops Production Short Script Contest

Objective:

Soggy Mops Production will be having a short screenwriting competition. The screenplay must be between 5 and 30 pages. The winning script(s) will be produced and promoted in film festivals nationwide in 2011.

Deadline:
September 15, 2010 (final)

Entry Fee:
$10 per script. Limit 5 scripts per entrant.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Objective:

GRAND PRIZE WINNING EMERGING SCREENWRITER
Receives CASH
ISA DEVELOPMENT SLATE INVITATION
SCRIPT READS BY INDUSTRY REPS

Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career.

The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that the Grand Prize Winning screenplay is guaranteed to be read by literary managers and executives! You will also receive an invitation into the ISA Development Slate, where the team will work with you to further package and champion your winning script to more industry execs for a full year! 8 writers have signed option agreements or signed with an agency in the past 18 months. Many more are being reviewed by top producers in the industry.

Plus you'll split $25,000 in cash prizes and you'll receive the 4 Week Write Your Screenplay Class with Jacob Krueger, a invitation to the ISA Development Slate and a 6-Month ISAConnect Membership.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Internet Movie Logline Creator Monthly Logline Contest

Objective:

To help writers hone their loglines by competing with and judging their peers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Public Safety Writers Association

Objective:
Founded in 1997 as the Police Writers Club, the Public Safety Writers Association is open to both new and experienced, published and not yet published writers. Members include police officers, civilian police personnel, firefighters, fire support personnel, emergency personnel, security personnel and others in the public safety field. Also represented are those who write about public safety including mystery writers, magazine writers, journalists and those who are simply interested in the genre. The association also welcomes publishers, editors, agents and others who help writers realize their writing goals.

Deadline:
March 31, 2010

Entry Fee:
$10


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
MARZA Story Circus Competition

Objective:

MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. (CEO: Koichi Fukazawa), the new film production arm of Sega Sammy group, and 100 Meter Films (CEO: John Williams) are pleased to launch the MARZA Story Circus competition.

MARZA's company vision is to produce "Delightful stories for children all over the world!"

MARZA aims to produce feature-length CGI animated films for global distribution. We are looking for original and entertaining stories for children and families with ntemporary themes and positive messages, set in any culture or period.

Deadline:
November 15, 2011

Entry Fee:
None


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Objective:
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. As the name would suggest, Fresh Voices has done this by identifying writer's with a unique and memorable voice that demands to be read. Now in our ninth 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

Will you be Hollywood's next success story? Enter now and let your voice be heard!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70 features; $70 pilots;$60 shorts; $50 resub.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Dixie Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Call for Submissions now open for the 7th annual Dixie Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Festival Dates: September 27 - October 3, Morton Theatre, downtown Athens, Georgia.

Deadline:
July 14th, 2010 (early); July 28th, 2010 (regular); August 4th, 2010 (late); August 16th, 2010 (Withoutabox extended).

Entry Fee:
$35 (by July 14, 2010); $40 (by July 28, 2010); $45 (by August 4, 2010); $55 (by August 16, 2010, Withoutabox only).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Zed Fest Schlock Horror Short Sreenplay Contest

Objective:

Zed Fest was formed to acknowledge and encourage new independent filmmakers and screenwriters.

We noticed that there are a lot of talented and promising filmmakers and screenwriters that tend to get snubbed by other festivals and competitions simply because they are low budget or less polished. We want to give them the recognition that they deserve and try to help them build upon their abilities.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$21


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Great Gay Screenplay Contest

Objective:

To foster excellence in screenwriting that features gay characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Up to four full length finalists and up to six shorts finalists will be named by September 1 annually, and those scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater of the Center on Halsted in Chicago. Authors are invited to come to Chicago for up to ten hours of rehearsal with director and cast before the reading. The four full length finalists also receive $400 cash, shorts finalists receive $100. This is an open contest for WGA writers and all others. Multiple entries by the same author will be accepted, providing each is accompanied by separate fee and submission materials.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

Objective:
We're here to promote the art of screenwriting and filmmaking in the world of sports and competition.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60 (standard);
$55 (student)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Objective:

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television.

"I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about TrackingB and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS. I know that's a million to one shot, but it happened, and TrackingB's tv pilot contest was the very first step." Mickey Fisher - Finalist (& now Executive Producer/Creator - "Extant" & "Reverie")

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$115


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Spirit Quest Film Festival

Objective:

To provide both aspiring and seasoned screenwriters with an opportunity to have their scripts brought to the attention of industry professionals and to further the opportunities and careers of our winning screenwriters.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:

Features: $30.00 (by June 15, 2011); $40.00 (by October 15, 2011);$50.00 (by January 15, 2012);$60.00 (by March 15, 2012).

Shorts: $25.00 (by June 15, 2011); $35.00 (by October 15, 2011);$45.00 (by January 15, 2012);$55.00 (by March 15, 2012).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Boot Camp Fellowship

Objective:

Each month, three $5000 full scholarships to the Writers Bootcamp Online Professional Membership (OPM) are awarded, including an opportunity to compete for an annual writing/development deal with Writers Boot Camp Productions and/or a studio, network or independent producer.

The Writers Boot Camp Fellowship is unlike any other. Aside from having three winners a month, Creative Categories change each month, reflecting viable genres and project parameters for both features and original TV series. And selection is only the beginning of the Fellowship process.

Monthly Creative Categories also include awards for diversity in subject matter and lead characters, as well as inspired writers based on personal experience and circumstances. After Fellows complete a project within the first six months of OPM coursework, they compete for the development deal with our sponsoring partner.

Deadline:
Monthly. Please visit website.

Entry Fee:
Please visit website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Filmshift Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Filmshift is committed to advancing the craft of screenwriting as well as the progress of independent screenwriters themselves through our annual screenplay competition. We offer awards including Final Draft screenwriting software, InkTip access awards, and a variety of awards from Script Pipeline .

We accept both feature-length and short film scripts of all genres and styles that tell strong and original stories. Both professional and Student writers are encouraged to submit their work to compete for a variety of prizes and awards.

Scripts entered into competition in The Filmshift screenplay competition are eligible to win prizes along with our Shifty Awards.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 Standard/$35 Student


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Storyboard TV - Longform TV Script Competition

Objective:

Storyboard TV is an online community of writers, readers, and television watchers that believes in the power of episodic, fictional television to document, enhance, and transform people's lives for the better.

The object of Storyboard's long form script competition is to jump start this community and to empower new writers to start creating scripts for television.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
California Film Awards

Objective:
Each year, at our exclusive Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, the California Film Awards recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several competition categories with the prestigious California Film Awards. The Official Jury will award deserving films, filmmakers, and writers in the following categories: Best Picture, Screenplay, Directing, Actor, Actress, Art Design, Cinematography, Editing, Animation, Short Films, Feature Narratives, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, First-Time Directors, California Films, and Student Films. In addition, Special Jury Prizes and cash awards will be awarded to several standout films and screenplays at the discretion of the Jury.

Deadline:
March 25, 2010 (early); June 25, 2010 (regular); September 25, 2010 (late); November 10, 2010 (extended)

Entry Fee:
$25 (by March 25, 2010); $30 (by June 25, 2010); $35 (by September 25, 2010); $45 (by November 10, 2010)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Colorado Film Festival

Objective:
The Colorado Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals and recognition platforms in the great state of Colorado. The festival consistently strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world. Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films.

Each year, the Colorado Film Festival recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several categories with the prestigious Colorado Film Awards. The Awards Committee awards deserving films and screenplays in the following categories: Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, Animation, Student Film, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, Direction, Music Video, First-Time Director, Cinematography, Experimental Films, Editing, and Acting.

Deadline:
November 30, 2009 (early); January 31, 2010 (regular); April 30, 2010 (late); June 30, 2010 (extended)

Entry Fee:
$30 features/$25 shorts (by November 30, 2009); $35/$30 (by January 31, 2010); $40/$35 (by April 30, 2010); $50/$40 (by June 30, 2010)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Yosemite Film Festival

Objective:
Our mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world.

Deadline:
July 31, 2010

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Objective:
This season we're taking the Feature/Pilot winner to Austin during during the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference this October. Like those Table Read winners who have received Oscar Nominations, or have premiered their produced scripts at a major film festival like Cannes, Table Read My Screenplay will help to motivate your passion for writing through the film festival and showcase experience, put some cash in your pocket, give you the opportunity to confidently network with the title of “Grand Prize Winner,” and a support mechanism for layering a long-term career with an invitation to be a part of the elite ISA Development Program Slate. We cover Hotel & Airfare expenses during the festival. Enjoy Parties, Movies, Celebs & more!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55 (features & pilots); $25 (shorts)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Beverly Hills Film Festival

Objective:
The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. The event is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry.

Deadline:
January 1, 2010

Entry Fee:
$25 (features); $25 (short scripts)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Djerassi/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship

Objective:
Sponsored by the the Djerassi Resident Artists Program , the Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship will provide a one-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter in 2012.

Located in a spectacular setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, forty miles south of San Francisco, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program provides artists with uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction in a professionally supportive and inspirational environment. The Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship is supported by a gift from Dale Djerassi.

Deadline:
July 7, 2011

Entry Fee:
$35.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Objective:
We don't offer any of the usual screenplay contest smoke and mirrors. No coverage from someone being paid $10 per script (please ask Mom). No cash (please ask Grandma) or writing clinics from gurus who have never sold a screenplay (Dad?). What our winners do receive is: INDUSTRY ACCESS AND INDUSTRY READS.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$125


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Have you ever asked yourself "How will anyone know how good my screenplay is, if it never made into a film?" Here is your chance to see your screenplay brought to life. The winner in each category will receive a custom certificate or festival plaque. Also, winners are eligible for IMDB credit as this competition is an IMDB qualified event.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
65.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mountain Film Awards

Objective:
With a mission to entertain, enlighten and enrich through film, the Mammoth Mountain Film Festival fosters appreciation for the art of movie making and its power to inspire and communicate a richness of ideas and cultures, with an emphasis on environmental issues and mountain culture.

The festival celebrates and recognizes the winning films and filmmakers at the annual Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, which then segues into a relaxing weekend where guests bask in the beauty of Mammoth, mingle with filmmakers and film-buffs, and stimulate all of the senses with world-class skiing, snowboarding and winter sports.

The festival recognizes and awards some of the world's finest and cutting-edge independent Feature Films, Shorts, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Student Films, Mountain Films, Adventure Sports Films, Music Videos, Animations, and Experimental Films. The festival also features an annual Screenplay Competition.

Deadline:
December 20, 2009

Entry Fee:
$20-$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Amsterdam Film Festival

Objective:
The Amsterdam Film Festival proudly supports the art of screenwriting by allowing new talent to be heard and discovered in AFF's annual Screenplay Competition. Top screenplays in the competition are awarded based on the quality and originality of the work. AFF seeks to discover and revere the finest and most original voices in screenwriting from around the globe.

Deadline:
March 14,2010

Entry Fee:
25-45 Euro. See website for details.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Idaho Screenwriters Association/Idaho Media Professionals

Objective:
We are looking for imaginative, well- developed scripts with interesting characters and emotional punch in any genre. Script must have a Pacific Northwest setting (Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Montana)

Deadline:
July 15, 2009

Entry Fee:
$20 per script--check or money order for $20 payable to "Idaho Screenwriters Association."


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Kids First! Film Festival

Objective:
We do full recommendations by trained jurors, providing in-depth feedback for screenwriters. Our annual Best of Fest Award is for the first, second and third place winners for Best Screenplay for the previous year.

Deadline:
Quarterly deadlines: February 15; May 15; August 15; November 15.

Entry Fee:
$30-60, dependent upon date of submission. See website for details.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Nevada Film Festival

Objective:

Taking place each year in the beautiful and exciting city of Las Vegas, the Nevada Film Festival is the Silver State’s annual celebration of the very best in American and international cinema, bringing together top independent filmmakers, growing audiences and the film industry professionals who make it all possible.

The Nevada Film Festival offers filmgoers a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers. Directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and actors eager to share their work will provide an exclusive inside look at the industry during post-screening Q&A's.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wildsound TV SPEC and TV PILOT Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Submit a TV SPEC SCREENPLAY or ORIGINAL TV PILOT (monthly deadlines) and get the chance to see your script read out loud at our Screenplay Festival using professional actors. Shown online on the YouTube channel that garners 1000s of views. CLICK the website link for examples of past winners.

A great way to get your words out there and obtain the Agent you're looking for or just get your script seen by more people.

Deadline:
Ongoing - submit anytime.

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ENDAS International Screenplay Competition

Objective:

ENDAS International Screenplay Competition is produced by ENDAS, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sports and culture.

ENDAS International Screenplay Competition strives to encourage artistic innovation, promote, and foster new and creative authors.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
50 euro;


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
SkyFest Film & Script Festival

Objective:

SkyFest III now open for submissions. 262 awards!

Big change this time is that 4th place in all nine categories now ALSO gets trophy, check, and certificate just like 1-3. And we're giving 25 Certificates of Excellence in all nine categories for 5th place winners.

More awards and more respect for filmmakers and scriptwriters than many festivals. Get something for your hard work, enter SkyFest III, the film festival for film makers and script writers, not film watchers! Full details of our philosophy and mission at SkyFest.net.

Deadline:
October 31, 2009 (earlybird); March 15, 2010 (regular); March 31, 2010 (late)

Entry Fee:
$25 (by Oct. 31, 2009); $35 (by March 15, 2010); $45 (by March 31, 2010)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
London Independent Film Festival

Objective:
The London Independent Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new emerging film talent.

Deadline:
March 6, 2009

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Great American Screenplay Competition (AceFest)

Objective:

BE SCENE - For 4 years now, ACEFEST has been one of the most anticipated annual events on the industry calendar. The American Cinematic Experience goes far beyond film exhibition and into the very most primitive stages of production - writing.

The Great American Screenplay Competition is seeking the best writers from coast to coast and it could be you! With an always impressive roster of judges, a growing bundle of rewards and nearly 55,000+ industry players waiting eagerly to see the winner's work, this is your chance to get your script seen!

Deadline:
February 10, 2010 (earlybird); April 21, 2010 (regular); June 2, 2010 (late);

Entry Fee:

Features: $15 (by Feb 10, 2010); $20 (by Apr. 21, 2010); $25 (by Jun. 2, 2010); $40 (WAB extended).

Shorts: $10 (by Feb 10, 2010); $15 (by Apr. 21, 2010); $20 (by Jun. 2, 2010); $35 (WAB extended).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Chicago Screenwriters Network

Objective:
To introduce Midwestern screenwriters to Hollywood production companies and representatives.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55 (CSN Members)
$65 (non-members)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Notes & Grace Notes Monthly Contests

Objective:
Notes & Grace Notes is an online writing competition seeking to reward and promote excellent writing. Half of all the sites revenue goes into the prize pot-- creating a growing cash award that begins at $50 per category and grows with the site and the number of entries.

Deadline:
Monthly

Entry Fee:
$8


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The number one stop for comedy scripts and comedy short films! L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is dedicated to getting you noticed. Getting you introduced to people who will hire you. Oh yeah, and we REALLY want you to have a good time!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In our first five years, we were voted one of the ''Top Ten Film Festivals in the U.S.'' by the Brooks Institute and twice voted "25 Festivals Worth the Fee" by Moviemaker magazine. Why? Because LACS is a one of a kind experience for comedy short films and comedy scripts. It's our top priority to get you seen by the right people and make sure you have an awesome experience!

Co-founded by Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Malcolm in the Middle), L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy. Major sponsors include Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow's website 'FunnyOrDie.com', Cartoon Network, Atom.com and "Atom TV" on Comedy Central, and Freemantle's Atomic Wedgie.

Celebrity participants have included Jane Lynch, Adam Carolla, Patrick Warburton, Mark Hamill, Dax Shepard, Bryan Cranston, Julie Bowen, Wayne Brady, Bobcat Goldthwait, Missi Pyle, Bob Odenkirk, Aisha Tyler, Dave Koechner and many more.

Enough with the name dropping. There are also four nights of great parties (like Beer Pong tournaments, Celebrity Karaoke, Grown A$$ Kid's party) and a tight-knit and friendly community vibe all weekend long.

We hook our winners up with valuable industry meetings. Winning scripts and films have been requested or reviewed by HBO, CAA, ICM, UTA, Gersh Agency, Disney, Benderspink and many others.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$80


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
A Night of Horror International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney, Australia's leading genre film event, seeks to find and promote talented screenwriters working in the horror genre.

Submitted screenplays will be judged by industry professionals, with the three finalist feature scripts being read by a representative of Lionsgate, the world's leading distributor of horror cinema.

Deadline:
July 30, 2010 (early); October 1, 2010 (regular); December 17, 2010 (final).

Entry Fee:

Features: $45 (by 7/30); $50 (by 10/1); $55 (by 12/17). Shorts: $25 (by 7/30); $30 (by 10/1); $35 (by 12/17). (Students receive $5 discount on all fees)

International entries must pay via Withoutabox with credit card, or with an international money order made out in Australian dollars.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Las Vegas International Film Festival

Objective:

The Las Vegas International Film Festival is one of Las Vegas' premiere film events, taking place annually in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the finest quality films and screenplays that the entertainment world has to offer, our mission is to bridge the gap between independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals.

2013 Las Vegas Film Festival Dates:
June 20 - 23, 2013 at the LVH

Deadline:
October 10, 2012 (early); January 10, 2013 (regular); February 15, 2013 (late); April 15, 2013 (extended).

Entry Fee:
$40 (by October 10, 2012); $45 (by January 10, 2012); $50 (by February 15, 2012); $55 (by April 15, 2012).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Canada International Film Festival

Objective:
To discover and promote new writing talent; and find the best feature-length screenplays in all genres.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mexico International Film Festival

Objective:
The Mexico International Film Festival is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to showcase their talents among industry professionals.

Deadline:
August 10, 2009 (early); October 10, 2009 (regular); January 10, 2010 (late); March 15, 2010 (extended)

Entry Fee:
$30 (by August 10, 2010); $35 (by October 10, 2009); $40 (by January 10, 2010);$55 (by March 15, 2010)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Canadian Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions (Regina), and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. With over $50,000 in prizing, CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada open to international writers, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers' professional careers. One of the top three winning screenplays will be produced by Year of the Skunk productions and premiered at film festivals worldwide. Past productions have screened in Cannes, Worldwide Short Film Festival, Yorkton Film Festival and on television. See website for additional information.

Deadline:
September 30, 2011 (Kick-Off); October 31st, 2011 (Early Bird); November 30, 2011 (Winter); December 31st, 2011 (Final); January 31st, 2012 (I-Missed-The-Deadline)

Entry Fee:
CAD $25.00 (by September 30, 2011); CAD $35.00 (by October 31, 2011); CAD $45.00 (by November 30, 2011); CAD $55.00 (by December 31, 2011; CAD $75.00 (by January 31, 2012)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Omaha Film Festival

Objective:
The Omaha Film Festival celebrates the artistic, educational, and historical importance of motion pictures. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It introduces audiences to innovative new films and past masterworks of cinema. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking. It seeks to foster and present stories that stand out, that are told in the most creative ways; stories that are daring, courageous, risk-taking, and filled with discovery and wonder.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45 features;
$35 shorts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Pocono Mountains Film Festival

Objective:
The Pocono Mountains Film Festival is a non-profit organization established to provide some of the best independent filmmakers in the world the opportunity to showcase their work. Filmmakers are afforded the opportunity to network with the best professionals in the industry.

Deadline:
June 1, 2008 (early); June 15, 2008 (final)

Entry Fee:
$50 (by June 1, 2008); $65 (by June 15, 2008)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Creative World Awards

Objective:

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 a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival. The writer will receive imdb credit, and the short will be used to help promote the GPW’s feature script.

CWA has built relationships with some of the industry's leading companies such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, GreeneStreet Films, Relativity Media, Crystal Sky, Icon Films & Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, and more - all of which get first looks at the top winners. The competition plays a critical role in connecting emerging talented writers with companies and individuals in the industry looking to develop and produce projects.

Writers have seven categories to compete in. Please see the CWA website for a descriptive breakdown of each of the main genre categories, which include:

Feature Screenplay Categories:
Action/Adventure
Horror/Thriller/Fantasy
Comedy
Drama/Family

Short Script/Teleplay Categories:
Short Film Scripts
Original TV Sitcom Pilot
Original TV Drama Pilot

Coverage: Known for going beyond the status quo, CWA provides invaluable judge’s feedback and coverage. Interactive features can also be found on the website including blogs, industry resources, and feature interviews with many high profile executives, writers, producers, and directors.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

Objective:

Through personalized feedback from experienced industry professionals and other writers in the program, Screenwriting Fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their scripts for production.

The Screenwriting Lab also helps to further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to film industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of screenwriting. Each Screenwriting Fellow will be paired with a Creative Advisor, with whom they’ll work one-on-one and in Lab sessions to further develop their project over the course of the program. A variety of guest speakers may screen and discuss their own films, or offer insights into their career trajectories, and a final retreat offers further opportunity for individualized feedback and discussion with additional established filmmakers and producers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65 ($45 FIND members)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
GIAA Festival of Short Movies and Screenplays

Objective:

The screenplay contest is part of the annual film festival run by the Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA - see www.giaa.us). The goal is to provide recognition to writers of top-quality short screenplays, as will as short movies.

Deadline:
April 4, 2011 (early bird); July 15, 2011 (regular); $40 (by August 15, 2011 (late).

Entry Fee:

$30 (by April 4, 2011); $35 (by July 15, 2011); $40 by August 15, 2011)

$10 discount for students w/ ID


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ReelHeART International Film Festival ScreenPlay Competition

Objective:

When ReelHeART International Film Festival arrived On the scene in 2004, we promised to bring you films from hard-working, passionate talented indie filmmakers from around the world.

In 2006, when we introduced the Feature Screenplay Competition, we promised to bring you the same in the form of unproduced screenplays. Every year something exciting happens to out Top 3 Finalists. Will you be one of them...?

Deadline:
January 31, 2011

Entry Fee:
Range is $50-$75 depending on Deadline. Submissions all year long on scripts only.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:
The Garden State Film Festival was founded in 2008 to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Terror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:
To showcase screenwriters and their work to the industry, and provide awards and cash to help support and compliment their careers.

Deadline:
February 21, 2009 (earlybird); April 21, 2009 (regular); June 21, 2009 (late); July 21, 2009 (hospitality); August 21, 2009 (last chance).

Entry Fee:
$40-$85. Please see website for details.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
StoryPros Awards Contest

Objective:

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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

We are looking for innovative and compelling storytelling, for characters that surprise and challenge you, for words that pop off the page, and for narratives that twist and turn like a country back road. This year we’re accepting both feature scripts and pilot scripts; you’re more than welcome to submit in both categories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85 (feature)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Gotham Screen

Objective:

The GOTHAM SCREEN Film Festival and Screenplay Contest will take place Oct 7-10, 2010, in New York City.

An opportunity for filmmakers to have their work shown and critically judged in New York, Gotham Screen is looking for fresh voices and perspectives from local, national and international filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to create a positive industry and audience exposure for works that would otherwise not easily get seen.

Deadline:
August 15th, 2010 (early); August 31st, 2010 ­(regular); September 7th, 2010 ­(extended)

Entry Fee:
August 15th, 2010 ­ early deadline ($35 / $30 WithoutABox discount ); August 31st, 2010 ­ regular deadline ($40 / $35 WithoutABox discount); September 7th, 2010 ­ extended deadline ($55 / $50 WithoutABox discount) Festival Dates: Oct 7-10, 2010


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Landlocked Film Festival

Objective:
To reward the best of independently written but still unproduced feature-length scripts. To highlight the value of independent filmmaking and filmmakers (which means video as well, of course).

Deadline:
April 30, 2007 (regular); May 30, 2007 (final).

Entry Fee:
$35 (by 4/30/2007);
$40 (by 5/30/2007).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Objective:
Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales...and even just making the late rounds can get your script noticed!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Action On Film International Film Festival

Objective:
The Action on Film 14h Annual Film Festival celebrates and honors WRITERS of all genres and formats like no other festival does. Now in our 13th year, our Film Festival has garnered a solid reputation as being one of the premier Writing competitions. The AOF has created a solid community of Filmmakers and Writers from around the globe. Always looking to embrace and recognize writers, AOF is on the cutting edge looking to create a vehicle for our writers to be seen and honored. AOFFEST embraces the written word and acknowledges that it is the basis of all good films, teleplays, TV series etc. Without the Word, there would be no action. Action on Film accepts written word screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, poetry and prose in ALL GENRES. Let the AOF be your partner in getting your written works, read, recognized, celebrated and honored. Submit and be a part of the AOF Family. $1,000 Prize awarded to TOP Screenplay Results are available on the night of the awards program and within 10 days online.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Fees are $35-$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Philadelphia's SCREENPLAY FEST - An Online Screenplay Competition

Objective:

POST Your Screenplay Online. Meet 100+ Hollywood Execs at Pitchfest. Story Lessons from Master Instructor ROBERT MCKEE. Get Feedback, Exposure & multiple Script Analysis Packages. E-Queries to 6,000+ Execs. Win over $5000 in AWARDS.

Our goal is to improve the Writer's Screenplay to the max, and get it in the hands of Industry Execs who can open doors for the writer.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$49.95


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
FREE Online Movie Idea Contest at ScreenplayFest Philadelphia

Objective:

Think you have a good idea for a movie? Submit your Movie Idea and it will be uploaded online for everyone to vote on and review. Why LoglineFest? 1) So you know whether or not your idea is ready to be written into a screenplay before you spend days and months writing. 2) To perfect your Logline to prepare to pitch your script. 3) To win $500 in Awards!

Deadline:
Rolling Contest -- Each Month Winners Announced and Yearly Awards up to $500.

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wildsound Reading Series

Objective:

WILDsound Monthly Screenplay Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity of hearing their scripts read out loud using Top Professional Actors and seen by 10000s of people online, including producers and agents.

At least 5 winning readings done every single month. Click the website info and watch the winning videos. Site averages over 50,000 visitors a day as the winning scripts get showcased by millions of people a year.

Plus all submissions receive FULL FEEDBACK on their script by industry professionals. The goal of the festival is to showcase and help writers.

Go to the Wordpress WILDsound testimonials page and read past writers experience submitting to the festival. http://wildsoundwritingfestivalreview.wordpress.com/

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Lillian & Varnum Paul Screenwriting Contest

Objective:
The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the Lillian & Varnum Paul Screenwriting Contest. A $10,000 prize will be awarded in 2013 for a new screenplay based on Armenian themes. The award will be presented publicly at a special event. The award will be administered by the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance which has established a panel of noted theatre and film professionals to select the winning script.

Deadline:
February 15, 2013

Entry Fee:
$20.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

$15,000 in Cash Prizes. $10,000 1st Place Cash Prize for Feature screenplays! The Vail Film Institute launched the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition in order to find and foster the next generation of the film world's most innovative and creative screenwriters. With the realization that every great film needs a great story, the festival is dedicated to supporting talented screenwriters by utilizing the resources of the Vail Film Festival to foster the winning screenwriters through networking opportunities, and film industry access. The festival awards prizes to the top six winners in both the feature and short screenplay categories. Attending filmmakers/producers have included Kevin Smith, Zach Braff, Luke Wilson, Harold Ramis, Edward Pressman (Wall Street, American Psycho), Christine Lubrano (IFC), Adam Kassen (81 Pictures), Rob Williams (Wellspring), Laura Bickford (Traffic), and many more.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Rod Serling Short Script Competition

Objective:

Each script must be written in the same genre and style that would have been suitable to conform with episodes for either THE TWILIGHT ZONE or NIGHT GALLERY. More specifically this means displaying traits of either a horror or a science fiction genre, while exhibiting strong traditional or contemporary social themes.

Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975. Ithaca College is also home to the Rod Serling Archives consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Broad Humor Film Festival

Objective:
This festival is the first of its kind to put the spotlight on film comedies by women. Its goals are to raise the profile of female-generated humor, to give recognition and support to the women making it, and to be a locus of networking and community building.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
BIFF Screenplay to Productions Contest

Objective:
BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest (BIFF SPC) offers an opportunity for under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers to produce a film entirely from Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production to a completed finished project on 4K Definition Format only. Selected Projects may be produced anywhere in the United States.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55 up to 45 pages / $75 up to 160 pages


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Extreme Screenplay Contest

Objective:

To provide writers the opportunity to jump-start their careers by giving them direct access to industry professionals and unprecedented networking & production opportunities.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40 (features);
$25 (shorts)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
UCLA Extension Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The UCLA Extension Feature Film, Television Spec, and Television Pilot Writing Competitions give students the opportunity to receive recognition for screenplays developed in the Writers' Program courses. From the initial scripts submitted to the competition, three finalists will receive in-depth mentoring prior to a final round of industry judging, cash prizes, and guaranteed reads by an agent, manager, producer or creative executive.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CBS Diversity Institute

Objective:

The focus of this eight month program is on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and show runners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed. The Writers Mentoring Program is not employment and there is no monetary compensation. It is, instead, a structured program of career development, support, and personal access to executives and the decision-making processes, with the goal of preparing aspiring writers for later employment opportunities in television. Each participant will be teamed with an executive mentor.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
None


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Objective:
Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$150


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Contest of Contest Winners

Objective:

The Contest Of Contest Winners joined the 2016 Sunscreen Film Festival (Florida/Los Angeles) to bring increased visibility and networking opportunities to winners! And this year 2017 the festivals and the contest will be putting writers with filmmakers in new ways!!

There are hundreds of screenwriting competitions, but which screenplay from among the winners of all of these quality competitions is the best of the best?

The Contest of Contest Winners (CCW) answers that question and shines the spotlight on many accomplished, award-winning screenplays in what amounts to a definitive last review of the elite.

The CCW Winner and Finalists will be presented at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Los Angeles and will meet with attending literary agents, producers and filmmakers including 30-minute Skype sessions with producing and management pros later.

ALL CCW entrants receive TWO EXPERT EVALUATIONS from writer-judges on their scripts (Development Coverage and Reader score sheet coverage typically valued at more than $500.00)

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Horror and Sci Fi Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:
To discover the best un-produced short screenplays by talented writers and present their work to LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Woods Hole Film Festival - Work-In-Progress Screenwriting Awards

Objective:
To showcase independent screenplays and laud those who work independently to create the blueprints for our independent films; to seek out screenplays which appeal to the filmmakers and audiences that frequent the Woods Hole Film Festival: to present a reading of a winning screenplay to the WHFF audience and allow the screenwriter to hear their words made real and receive feedback from an audience, actors, and filmmakers.

Deadline:
April 15, 2005 (early); May 15, 2005 (final)

Entry Fee:
Category 1 & 2: $25 (by April 15); $35 (by May 15). Category 3: $15 (early deadline: $10)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Indie Gathering's Screenwriter Contest

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

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
FEATURE $50 SHORT $45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Female Eye Film Festival Scriptwriter Development Program

Objective:
The Female Eye Film Festival was established in Toronto in 2001. The 1st annual FeFF Script Development Program (open to men) took place in 2003. This two tier program is comprised of the Good To Go and Script Reading Series. Scripts get optioned for development annually and the FeFF offers awards for best screenplays in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Fresh Voice, Best Low Budget Feature, Crowd Pleaser and Best Teleplay.

The 7th Annual Female Eye Film Festival: March 25th - 29th 2009.

Deadline:
January 20th, 2009

Entry Fee:
$65.00 (by January 20, 2009)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WCDAC/Carnegie Mellon Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
From accomplished screenwriters to multiple Emmy winners, Carnegie Mellon alumni have enjoyed success in all facets of the entertainment industry.

The WCDAC Screenplay Competition will give exposure to writers who are part of the Carnegie Mellon family. By providing an opportunity to put their scripts in front of top-level industry leaders, the WCDAC continues its long-standing support of Carnegie Mellon students and alumni.

Next year's competition will accept 1-hour drama spec scripts and sitcom spec scripts in addition to feature length screenplays.

Deadline:
Extended to November 1, 2007

Entry Fee:
$40.00 USD


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Waterfront Screenplay Competition

Objective:
To bring awareness of the craft of screenwriting to the Midwest.

Deadline:
April 1, 2011

Entry Fee:
$40 (by April 1st, 2011)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

Objective:
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.

Deadline:
March 11, 2010 (early); April 14, 2010 (final)

Entry Fee:
$39* (by 3/11/10); $49* (by 4/14/10).
*Enter Discount Code SCREENTIME for $5 off Entry Fee


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Project c2c - Turn Your Sceenplay into a Feature Film

Objective:
Screenwriting Competition wherein the Winning Screenplay will be Produced as a Low Budget Feature Film. All entries judged/written coverage by THREE studio or certified readers; all entries will will receive that coverage. 2nd Ovjective: to advance, educate and promote winners. Crewed by industry professionals; using the latest HD digital technology available. 100 training positions will be offered to train under professional crew.

Deadline:
June 30th, 2004

Entry Fee:
$45.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Valley International Film Festival

Objective:
Our mission is to promote and encourage the endeavors of our International Creative Community in all media, by providing exposure to their productions and writings by way of a film festival.

Deadline:
February 14, 2004

Entry Fee:
$50 (feature screenplay); $25 (short screenplay)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

Objective:
We want to see the best short screenplays from around the globe.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Objective:

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.

One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests - both for the writers and for the judges - is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other. But how can you compare a comedy to an action script? How do you rank a family film against a thriller? Moreover, why is it that most contests only reward the screenwriter who writes a powerful drama, while many of the most successful movies made in Hollywood are comedies, thrillers, action flicks and family films?

In order to address this problem, and to encourage a wide variety of screenwriting talent, each year the PAGE judges present a total of 31 Awards to new screenwriters in ten different genre categories:

Action/Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Family Film
Historical Film
Science Fiction
Thriller/Horror
Short Film Scripts
TV Drama Pilot
TV Comedy Pilot

This year's winning writers will receive a total of over $50,000 in cash and prizes, plus extensive industry exposure for their winning scripts! Most importantly, the contest is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood professionals currently in search of new talent.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Rome Independent Film Festival

Objective:
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.

Deadline:
January 15, 2013

Entry Fee:
From 10 to 35 euro.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers.

The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global screenwriters through discovery, recognition and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition. The Top 10 Finalists receive many empowering benefits including: All Access passes to the Cinequest Film & VR Festival and the exclusive Writers Celebration, plus exposure to leading industry players and inspiring luminaries.

Finalists are presented alongside high profile Maverick Spirit awardees like: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, Philip Kaufman, Michael Arndt, Diablo Cody, Dennis Lehane, Jason Reitman and more at the highly anticipated Writers Celebration during the Cinequest Film & VR Festival.

WRITERS CELEBRATION

Celebrating the Screenplay Competition’s Top 10 Finalists, the electrifying Writers Celebration occurs during the Cinequest Film & VR Festival (February 27 - March 11, 2018) and includes opportunities for writers to connect with producers and enhance their careers, networks and opportunities. Writers Celebration events will include:

FEATURES

A $5000 cash prize will be presented to the winning feature-length script. Finalists will also get their scripts read by industry professionals. Previous industry readers have included: ICM Partners, Lions Gate Films, Happy Madison Productions, Entertainment One, XYZ Films, First Light Films, Lupovitz Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment, Verve, and Popular Films.

“After the Cinequest Writers Celebration, an angel investor has swooped in and offered to finance my film. WorkingMan will begin immediate pre-production and will be shot next winter/early spring.  Thanks so much to everyone at Cinequest for opening doors to filmmakers and artists everywhere!” -- Robert Jury, Feature Finalist, WorkingMan

SHORTS

Our short-film script category continues to attract a diverse international pool with a $1000 cash prize and future screening opportunity at Cinequest Film & VR Festival for the winning script.

“We had an incredible time at the festival, and are very much still in complete awe of the amazing response to the film…pretty much everything you'd ever want as a filmmaker. It was a very surreal experience.”-- Travis Neufeld, Shorts Winner, Tinwife (premiered at Cinequest in 2017)

TELEPLAYS (60 minutes)

A $1000 cash prize will be presented to the winning 60 minute teleplay. Finalists will also get their teleplay read by experts from companies like FX Network, ABC Signature Studios, and PBS.

"I was thrilled when Cinequest selected my pilot script as a finalist for the teleplay competition. Writers need all the support they can get and Cinequest gave it in abundance. Not only at the festival, with conferences and events for the writers, but long afterwards, when you’re back at the desk and find an email from one of the devoted people at Cinequest in your box. When they get behind you, they stay behind you and continue to do everything they can to help push your project forward." -- Matthew Dixon, Teleplay Finalist, The Glass Hotel (optioned by HBO in 2016)

TELEPLAYS (30 minutes)

Our 30 minute teleplay category offers writers a chance to showcase what could be the next hit series on TV! $1000 cash prize to the winner.

“I loved the artist/writer events. It was a pleasure getting to speak with other finalists— writers who are so very creative, talented and diverse in outlook…The importance of Cinequest is that it brings us together, not despite our crazy aspirations as artists, but because of them... and best of all, their encouragement stokes the fire to keep us going.” -- Ada Lee Halofsky, Teleplay Winner, Throwing Shade

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65 Features;
$55 Shorts;
$60 Teleplay (60min);
$55 Teleplay (30min)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Place

Objective:
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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
AMERICAN SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

Objective:
Every brilliant film begins with a brilliant screenplay. Do you have what it takes? Our annual screenplay competition is aimed at finding the best and most talented writers from around the world. The main goal of the competition is to uncover the best, unproduced screenplays and in collaboration with the writer help develop and potentially produce them. We will work hard to support all talented writers that enter our contest . . . not just the winners.

Deadline:
April 30, 2011 (early); June 30, 2011 (regular); August 31, 2011 (late); September 30, 2011 (Last Chance).

Entry Fee:
$40 by (4/30/2011); $50 by (6/30/2011); $60 by (8/31/2011); $65 by (9/30/2011).


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Shorts Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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 17th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. SHRIEKFEST draws in over 5,000 attendees each year. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region's diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Join us for an opening night party on Thursday and then enjoy the fest the rest of the weekend! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info: @shriekfest.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30 - $65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Women In Film/Video New England - Screenplay Competition

Objective:
The contest aims to promote the work of women screenwriters and support the creation of worthy film roles for women.

Deadline:
January 13, 2006

Entry Fee:
$45.00; WIFV/NE members: $30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
All Student Screenplay contest

Objective:
To place student written material into the hands of Hollywood agents and managers.

Deadline:
February 1st, 2003 (normal) February 14th, 2003 (late)

Entry Fee:
$35 Feature, $20 Short, Late entry $45 feature; $30 short


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screenwriter Showcase Screenplay Contest

Objective:
The goal of our annual screenwriting contest is to showcase talented screenwriters.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screenplay Festival

Objective:

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.

Screenplay Festival now features the following categories:

Feature Film: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller Horror Television: Half Hour Pilot, Half Hour Spec, One Hour Pilot, One Hour Spec

As one of the highest rated contests on MovieBytes, Screenplay Festival was established to help eliminate this "chicken and egg" problem. By accepting all submitted screenplays and judging them based upon their quality -- not their source or their standardized formatting or the quality of the brads holding them together -- Screenplay Festival looks to give undiscovered screenwriters an opportunity to rise above the crowd.

The competition's categories ensure that a truly wonderful script is not punished or ignored because it is in a genre that does not usually win awards. There is no limit to the frustration experienced by the writer who commits the crime of writing "fun" or "likeable" material. In this world of awards, it always seems to be "important" films that win the accolades. In reality, people love dramas, and they love comedies and action movies and thrillers and horror flicks. Writing for a fun genre should not forbid a writer from having their talents acknowledged.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
IndieProducer iP Screenwriting Contest

Objective:
To extend a hand to those writers outside of the Hollywood system that have yet to attain their dream.

Deadline:
May 18, 2012 (earlybird); July 13, 2012 (regular); August 15, 2012 (late)

Entry Fee:
$55 feature/$40 short (by May 18, 2012); $60 feature/$45 short (by July 13, 2012); $65 feature/$50 short (by August 15, 2012)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Big Bear Lake Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
The Big Bear Lake International Screenwriting Competition stresses providing opportunities for winning screenwriters to make key film industry contacts and to have their script read by our jury panel of Hollywood professionals.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NHFX Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
This contest is restricted to new writers residing in New England and the Canadian Maritimes. It's objective is to identify local talent, and expose it to a broader market.

Deadline:
July 1. 2003

Entry Fee:
$35.00 US, $45.00 Canadian


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition

Objective:
The Great Lakes Scriptwriting Competition is now accepting entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays. The annual scriptwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need. Each year numerous agencies contact us about our winning scripts.

Deadline:
January 8, 2011 (first); March 26, 2011 (second); June 23, 2011 (third); July 30, 2011 (final).

Entry Fee:

Short Length Script:
$25.00 if postmarked by January 8, 2011 (U.S. Currency only); $35.00 if postmarked by March 26, 2011 (U.S. Currency only); $45.00 if postmarked by June 23, 2011 (U.S. Currency only); $55.00 if postmarked by July 30, 2011 (U.S. Currency only, Withoutabox entries ONLY)

Feature Length Script:
$35.00 if postmarked by January 8, 2011 (U.S. Currency only); $45.00 if postmarked by March 26, 2011 (U.S. Currency only); $55.00 if postmarked by June 23, 2011 (U.S. Currency only); $65.00 if postmarked by July 30, 2011 (U.S. Currency only, Withoutabox entries ONLY) ;


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WriteMovies Featured Script of The Month

Objective:

With two cycles of our main competition clashing almost directly with the deadline dates of our Monthly Contest, we’ve decided to delay relaunching our Monthly Contest again until at least January 2017. Anyone who has submitted to our Monthly contest since the start of August will be offered a free entry to the main contest (representing a significant discount on its current entry price), which currently closes at the same time as the September competition would have done anyway!

In place of the Monthly Contest, we’d like to introduce our new FEATURED SCRIPT OF THE MONTH. This prize – for which all submissions to our contests are automatically entered for free – is awarded to the most interesting script we process during that month. The winner receives free Judging Feedback worth $99 plus a free resubmission for their redrafted script to whichever contest it has entered! On top of that, we will give the writer and script the kind of publicity that our previous Monthly Contest winners have received. Not a bad bonus to be offering all of our entrants for free! Right?

Congratulations once again to everyone who has won, or otherwise benefited, from the Monthly contest so far: we’ve been delighted with the standard of the best entries. We hope you’ll agree that the enhanced competition cycles and writer development of the FEATURED SCRIPT OF THE MONTH will be a great – and free – substitute for the opportunity you’ve benefited from so far.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free automatic entry when entering a contest or ordering a consultancy


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Twin Rivers Media Festival

Objective:
This festival is designed to promote Independent Media and Writing. Awards for Film, Video, Audio, Scriptwriting, Outdoor Journalism and Videos made on a Macintosh Computer. Categories include, Animation, Feature, Drama, Narrative, Experimental, Commercial, Documentary, and Outdoor Subjects.

Deadline:
February 21, 2002

Entry Fee:
$10 students, $19 non-student


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Screamfest was formed in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$77.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
OUTFEST Screenwriting Lab

Objective:
Nurturing emerging screenwriters and outstanding LGBT-themed screenplays.

Deadline:
January 27, 2006

Entry Fee:
$25.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The 14th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Objective:
To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $48 / $29 students (20-65 pages)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The 17th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Objective:

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists.

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Objective:

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.

All genres are welcome. Ditto series intended for any/all form of electronic media: Broadcast, Cable, Satellite TV; Game Console series; Web series; et al. The newer and fresher your POV the better!

Bonus 1: Free feedback on all entries. ($125 value)
Bonus 2: Free "Storytelling Patterns" ebook by Larry Brody for all entrants (unavailable anywhere else)
Bonus 3: Additional Prizes & Entry Discounts for Web Series & Audio Series Entries
New! Replace Entered Drafts With Revised Versions Until Contest Closes!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (pilot);$35 (web series discount)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Awards

Objective:

The CAPE New Writers Fellowship discovers and nurtures emerging writers launching their careers in television and film. This unique 6-week, 12-session Fellowship arms each participant with the practical and business knowledge they need to succeed as a professional writer in the entertainment industry. Each session is taught by top television and film writers, producers, agents, managers, and executives through a series of intimate panels and discussions. The Fellowship also offers a Writing Lab, which matches each Fellow with a high-level industry mentor to help them revise their scripts into professional-level writing samples to get them noticed and land that all-important first job.

The Fellowship runs from early March to mid-April with each Session and Writing Lab meeting weekday evenings for approximately 2 hours in the Los Angeles, CA area.

We’ve aligned the Fellowship to end shortly before NBC Universal’s Writers on the Verge Program begins its application season. CAPE New Writers Fellows will get a head start and expert preparation to put them in the best possible position to apply for NBC and other network writing programs.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Acclaim Film

Objective:
To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have the chance to get their material read by experienced production companies.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
hollywoodscript.com monthly contest

Objective:

We pick the best and most marketable (in our opinion of course) CLIENT SCRIPT and announce it with shameless prominence on the MAIN page of our web site. Our winner will also be invited to POST their log line, link and even a scene or two (if you so choose) from your winning work to which we’ll add our GLOWING REVIEW and convert the whole thing into professional “COVERAGE” (FOR FREE) which can be used for submission purposes as well as being POSTED on our site. Another benefit is that, with the winner's permission, we will notify a select group of producers, agents, etc. who have expressed interest in examining new material. We'll forward the glowing coverage of the script for their review along with contact info re the writer.

Deadline:
Last Day of any calender month

Entry Fee:
Free to consultation clients


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CinemaSpoke Screenplay Competition

Objective:
For more than a decade, CinemaSpoke has showcased the art and craft of local feature screenwriters by rewarding finalists with full readings and publicity. All entrants will receive written feedback from judges.

Deadline:
March 31, 2012

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WriteMovies Spring 2018 Screenwriting Contest

Objective:

Grand Prizes: Up to $1 million in option monies from the producers & studios we work with. If an established studio/production company makes an offer on your project, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days.

Through our exclusive arrangement with TALENTSCOUT INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (TSIM) we can guarantee the contest winner representation.

Furthermore, the top ten projects will be considered for representation. Through its wide reaching agency contacts, TSIM can also help find you a literary agent. TSIM is a boutique management company which concentrates on representing international clients – whose work sells in the US and EU.

Over the last 18 years HUNDREDS of writers have found representation and writing assignments through us, gotten THOUSANDS of pitch meetings, had their projects optioned, sold and produced just because they excelled in the WriteMovies Contest. Let us open doors for you.

We succeed, when you succeed!

Here’s the full list of categories:

Check out the PRIZES, RESULTS DATES, and JUDGES INFO at https://writemovies.com/spring-2018-screenwriting-contest/.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$49,$59. $45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Kay Snow Writing Contest

Objective:

The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing. Kay Snow Screenplay Writing contest is one of seven Kay Snow categories to support a broad array of writers and to encourage student writers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Screenplay Category: $10-15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

To discover and honor the new voices of independent film. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The TSA is a professionally oriented organization, striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
1 Script: $30.00 TSA Member; $45.00 TSA NON-Member


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Bare Bones Film Festival

Objective:
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.

This 4-day film festival will primarily focus on the Screenwriter and the need for making transitions. ScreenWriter-Director, Actor-ScreenWriter, Actor-Producer, Cinematographer-Editor, are just a few of the hyphenates we encounter.

Deadline:
August 15, 2008

Entry Fee:
Features: $50. See website for short script fees & late fees.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Nickelodeon Writing Program

Objective:

Nickelodeon's Writing Program offers aspiring television writers from around the globe, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas.

The Program's General Track, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year (for Domestic writers) and up to six months (for International writers).

The Preschool Track (Domestic writers only, for up to 6 months) is available for writers specifically interested in writing and/or creating shows for the Nick Jr. demographic.

The submission period runs from January 2 – January 31, 2018.

Review the submission guidelines and apply via our website at www.nickwriting.com.

For more info via email: info.writing@nick.com, Follow us on twitter @NickWriting, Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NickWriting

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Objective:
Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind.

The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies. Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza TV is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscovered writer.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

The NFO competition seeks to provide unsold writers a means to hone their craft as writers, get them a proverbial "a foot in the door" into the filmmaking industry, while encouraging the creation of scripts (and hopefully future productions) specific to Nevada.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25 (PDF entries)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Objective:

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 $80,000 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.

Since its inception in 1999, Big Break has awarded screenwriters with over $600,000 in cash and prizes and invaluable industry exposure. A panel of notable industry professionals conducts the final judging.

Our objective is to discover talented screenwriters and help them find success in today’s filmmaking market.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Moondance International Film Festival

Objective:

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. Moondance also promotes & rewards work which depicts women & girls in a positive light, &/or has lead roles for women actors over 40. We strongly encourage films, TV movies & pilots & written works which show viable alternatives to gratuitous violence & that depict non-violent conflict resolution, which we actively promote within the international film community.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Objective:

Personal coverage and feedback from programmers and readers on your screenplay will be available to every screenplay entrant. Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio).

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$90


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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. Now in our 23rd year, we have a history of highlighting talented, independent screenwriters and introducing them to the entertainment industry. All of our readers approach scripts differently, but in general we are looking for originality and promise in a work. As an organization, we strive to foster an independent spirit among new writers and our filmmaking community. The Slamdance Screenplay Competition has consistently linked finalists work to management representation, option and production agreements. We've established a strong track record through our competition successes and are committed to championing outstanding new work.

Our competition consists of four categories. Awards are given to the top three scripts in each category. In addition to that, Slamdance will present the Grand Prize for the best screenplay, regardless of category.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70-$90 (Feature/Horror);$40-$50 (Short);$50-$60 (Teleplay)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Objective:
The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Objective:

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. We are a hands on competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top scripts beyond the cash and prizes.

We are proud to present the competition with Write Brothers, a company that not only provides the necessary tools for writing but is an advocate and true supporter of emerging writers.

We are endorsed by Robert McKee, author of STORY.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65 (features); $45 (shorts)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Praxis Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is a non-profit organization devoted to the professional development of Canadian screenwriters and filmmakers. Located in Vancouver, Canada, we serve to support and stimulate the production of innovative Canadian feature films though screenplay and screenwriter development. We run the compeition twice a year, with deadlines of June 30th and Dec. 1st.

Deadline:
June 22, 2012

Entry Fee:
$45 Canadian Funds


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Fade In Awards

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

Deadline:
Deadline: October 31, 2008; Extended Deadline: November 15, 2008

Entry Fee:
$45 on or before October 31, 2008; $55 after October 31, 2008.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

Objective:
To open doors to provide access to Hollywood. The Forum plans to leverage the experience of President Ken Miyamoto, formerly of Sony Pictures, and current paid screenwriter with Lionsgate, to benefit its members.

Deadline:
October 15, 2010

Entry Fee:
$30 (plus membership fee, if non-member)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Virginia Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
To provide a forum for Virigina screenwriters and promote the future of filmmaking in Virginia.

Deadline:
May 23, 2008

Entry Fee:
None


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.

We provide each writer who enters BlueCat one written analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65 (features);$55 (short film/script); $60 (pilot/hour); $55 (pilot/half-hour)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Austin Film Festival Script Competition

Objective:

The Ultimate Runway
Now in our 25th 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.

Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship
We are thrilled to announce a partnership with acclaimed producer Barry Josephson to present the inaugural Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship as an extension of our 2018 Script Competitions. This new opportunity will provide a one-on-one mentorship in Los Angeles for two fellows – one writer or writing team with a feature script and one writer or writing team with a teleplay pilot – selected from the Final Round of this year’s competition. Fellows will be chosen based on the writers and scripts that imbue the most promise for development.

Return of the Fiction Podcast Script Competition
We’re thrilled for the second year of our Fiction Podcast Script Competition, which leverages our legacy of championing storytelling to launch writers into the emerging world of podcasts. We look forward to connecting audiences with incredible new stories, as well as connecting writers with a medium that offers incredible access to audiences and limitless opportunities to launch new stories. Creating a Fiction Podcast Script isn’t about starting from scratch. If you have a play, teleplay or screenplay, you’re already almost there! Take the time to tweak it for this new medium. Whether you submit with us or not, getting your script ready for this space is only going to help your career.

A Handcrafted Competition
Though AFF is one of the largest and most respected screenplay competitions, every entrant receives personalized attention and multiple reads throughout the process. All entrants receive FREE “Reader Comments” which are a brief, overall summary of their notes. As an added bonus, for Second Rounders (the top 15-20% in each category) and above, entrants receive further comments from 2-3 readers. AFF goes the extra mile to send both postal mail and e-mail notifications to ensure everyone knows their placement in the competition. Finally, Second Rounders may also find a personalized, handwritten note in their notification letter from the Screenplay Competition Director!

You’ll Get Back Way More Than You Bargained For
Not only do all entrants receive registration discounts, but you get larger discounts when you place in the competition. Unlike other screenplay competitions, your experience with AFF doesn’t end after making the first cut. Second Rounders, Semifinalists, and Finalists attend exclusive panels, intimate roundtable discussions, script reading workshops, and are afforded special access to industry professionals. 2017 Second Rounders and above attended workshops such as: the First Ten Pages with Lindsay Doran, which included Lindsay reading the actual scripts of Second Rounders and workshopping them in front of a live audience, National Academy of Sciences workshop and brunch, how to find representation, demystifying the development process, and how successful alumni from the competition made the most of their placement.

2017 Semifinalists and Finalists had the opportunity to meet with agents, managers, and executives, and participate in our Script Reading Workshops where their scripts were read aloud and workshopped in a personalized setting during the Conference. Furthermore, Semifinalists and Finalists’ loglines and contact information are also included in the annual Producer’s Book, distributed to all AFF panelists as well as over 400 agents, managers, producers, and other industry professionals.

At the Semifinalist level and above, judges—including professional writers and representatives from major studios and production companies—actively seek scripts and talent. In past years, these judges have included representatives from Showtime, Circle of Confusion, Stage 13, Seven Bucks Productions, Skybound Entertainment, Oasis Media Group, Mosaic Media, AMC, ABC Studios, Paradigm Agency, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Kopelson Entertainment, Nickelodeon, Escape Artists at Sony, Sony Pictures Animation, Washington Square Arts, Fourth Floor Productions, Haven Entertainment, APA, CAA, WME, DreamWorks, and Pixar among others.

Signing Deals and Launching Projects
AFF’s Screenplay Competition is one of the most acclaimed contests within the industry for establishing the careers of up-and-coming writers. Many past competition entrants have signed with major agencies and have had their scripts optioned, acquired, and produced by signatory production companies. Most recently, Henry Jones, 2016 winner of the Drama, Sci-Fi, and Enderby awards, had his script Static optioned immediately following the Awards Luncheon. Wes Brown, 2014 winner of the AMC One-Hour Pilot Award, was hired as a staff writer for AMC; Troy Miller, the 2013 winner of the Horror Screenplay Award, had his winning script optioned by Frank Darabont’s Darkwoods Productions; at the 2014 Festival, AFF presented the world premiere of Dawn Patrol, a film produced from a 2008 Finalist script written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman that was acquired by Enderby Entertainment; and Amy Aniobi, 2011 Semifinalist, has been hired to write for HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Not Ready to Submit? Try Our Coverage Program First!
AFF’s Coverage Program provides a detailed, constructive evaluation of your script and at $105 for feature scripts and $85 for teleplays, it’s a frugal expense for a potential life-changing return on investment. The final deadline for competition submissions isn’t until May 15. So, with a turnaround time of 60 days, don’t wait too long to send your script. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to apply our feedback before submitting it in the competition.

A Message from Matt Dy, Screenplay Competition Director
Regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or background, AFF champions all writers and looks for a strong original voice above all. From the indie to the mainstream, we strive to ensure that unique, compelling stories rise to the top and get the recognition they deserve. We are invested in your success and want to help you grow as a writer whether or not you advance in the competition. If you have a story to tell, YOU are important to AFF. Send us your best and let your voice be heard!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70 - Screenplays / $60 - Short Screenplay / $60 - Teleplay/ Digital Series / $25 Fiction Podcast Script


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Warner Bros. Writers Workshop

Objective:
For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. The list of graduates who have gone on to do great things is long: Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food) to name a few.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Euroscript Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

Win $1,600 worth of script development with one of Euroscript's team of expert editors. Every single entry will receive a detailed bullet-point report, so you'll get feedback on your work even if you don't win. The competition is open to filmmakers of all nationalities, but entries must be written in English. The winner will also get expert advice on how to market their script.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$57.50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival

Objective:
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). Each festival finds new partnerships, options on scripts, development deals and new friends and contacts in the international film industry.

Deadline:
November 15, 2012 (early bird); December 15, 2012 (main); January 31, 2013 (final).

Entry Fee:
See web site.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Objective:

IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and productions companies.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65 (features); $35 (shorts)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sundance Feature Film Program

Objective:
The Sundance Institute is interested in supporting original, compelling, human stories that reflect the independent vision of the writer and/or writer/director.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

Objective:

To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers.

The annual submission period for the Writing Program opens during the month of May. Specific dates vary year to year.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
None


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Objective:

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14.

One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

THE CINESTORY FEATURE RETREAT

CineStory's Retreat is dedicated to the advancement of great new voices in screenwriting. Retreat attendees are chosen from the top writers of our annual competition, the CineStory Screenwriting Awards. For four days, writers enjoy direct access to working Hollywood professionals.

Past retreat mentors include: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN), writer/director Joe Forte (FIREWALL, OUT), producer Nana Greenwald (SEVEN), producer Michelle Sy (FINDING NEVERLAND), producer and former head of Jodie's Foster prod co MEG LEFAUVE (THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS), writer Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON, MUTANT CHRONICLES) and writer/director Keith Gordon (DEXTER, WAKING THE DEAD). And many, many others.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Network
Screenplay & Fiction Competition

Objective:
To give new and talented writers the chance to pursue a career in film and television. Contest judging by WGA Signatory Agencies.

Deadline:
May 31, 2006

Entry Fee:
Contact contest.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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.

The competition is named after the late Winston ''Tony'' Cox, former Showtime Networks Chairman and longtime Nantucket summer resident. Throughout his career, Cox was devoted to highlighting the important role of the writer in bringing high-quality original content to cable television. Tony's legacy has helped establish a prestigious reputation for the Competition whose highly vetted finalists command notice from producers and development executives nation wide. Previous Competition jurors include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lili Taylor, Tom McCarthy, Diana Ossana, Bobby and Peter Farrelly, Stanley Tucci, Rosie Perez, Kit Carson, Greg Mottola, Nancy Tenenbaum, Nancy Savoca, Lee Daniels, Anthony Swofford, and Donna Giglotti.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$80


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Objective:
To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WilliFest - Williamsburg International Film Festival

Objective:
WILLiFEST 2014 will take place from September 18 - 21 throughout Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Catharsis International Film Festival

Objective:
The Catharsis International Film Festival is an online film festival that wants to support filmmakers around the world. Categories go from short to feature and screenplay.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$10


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Southern California Screenplay Competition

Objective:
The Southern California Screenplay Competition (SCSC) is based in San Diego, California. It was set up by writer/director Theo Davies to discover fresh, new writing talent. There are many undiscovered storytellers who have a voice, but that voice is never heard. We want to create a platform where the screenwriters of tomorrow have a place to showcase their talent, today.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Ojai Film Festival

Objective:
The Ojai Film Festival is an intimate festival within easy reach of the film industry power center of Los Angeles. It has built a reputation for presenting world-class independent films to a savvy, sophisticated audience.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Macoproject Online Film Festival

Objective:
We are an online film/screenplay competition open internationally to all filmmakers who thrive on the art and passion of filmmaking and screenwriting.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$7 feature; $5 short


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
IndieFest Film Awards

Objective:
The IndieFEST Film Awards are unique in the industry. Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition. The IndieFEST is about helping industry professionals who create fresh, standout entertainment achieve the publicity and credibility they deserve. Serving filmmakers is the IndieFEST’s primary goal.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Christian Film Festival

Objective:
Founded on September 15, 2012, the International Christian Film Festival is one of the largest Christian Film Festival in the world. Our goal is to help filmmakers get to next level. This is the premiere choice for faith-based, family-friendly films and documentaries.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The LAUNCH Million Dollar Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The LAUNCH is a Million Dollar Screenplay Competition for college students with the mission to inspire the next generation of great screenwriters. The LAUNCH will enable one talented screenwriter to realize their dream by having their screenplay made by Hollywood producers as a feature film, with a budget of at least $1,000,000 USD.

If you’re a college student anywhere in the world currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college/university and/or graduate program and have written a feature film you think is great, The LAUNCH wants to read it! You can submit your screenplay for the early submission fee of only $20 USD and every one submitted will receive professional feedback from experienced industry screenplay readers, along with an opportunity to purchase a one-year digital subscription to Variety Premier at a huge discount (save $100 off the $129 subscription price).

Learn more at https://www.launchscreenplay.com/

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

New York City's longest running horror film festival. Established by MooDude Films CEO / Producer / Director / Michael J. Hein in 2001. The NYCHFF is a four-day event that takes place each November in New York City. The NYCHFF has grown to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe.The Hein Family is committed to keeping the festival alive in memory of the truly missed and loved founder Michael J Hein. The festival is competitive, screening approximately 50-60 films each year.

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Seeking unproduced short and feature horror, horror-comedy, thriller, dark comedy or sci-fi screenplays. The goal is to find scripts that read well on the page and have the scares and sensibilities we often look for in the produced film submissions and official selections that screen. Horror continues to be on the rise and our judges are fans at heart.

Event date: November 29 - December 2, 2018

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$52 (short); $60 (feature)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

We are a passionate group of writers, artists, and executives who love writers. In fact, 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 work in the industry, but a lot of us come from backgrounds in journalism, publishing, and in some cases some very grisly real life experiences and we like serious subject matter. A lot of other festivals do as well, but that’s really all we are interested in. We are only really interested in finding the next Schindler’s List, Judgement at Nuremburg, Saving Private Ryan, Shawshank Redemption, Lincoln, Reservoir Dogs, 12 Years a Slave, the Godfather, Sling Blade, Frida, or even Shine.

We want to support serious writers who take on serious subject matter. That’s what we’re all about. We are located in the heart of California and are proud to be the only international screenwriting competition in the Bay Area. We are committed to fostering the careers of local talent as well as finding the next generation of talent from New York, Hollywood, Toronto, and around the world.

Hollywood is all about cinema and we want to find the next generation of talent capable of delivering great cinema for the next fifty years. We are passionate about developing artists.

We want to connect up and coming artists with the agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of the producers who will get their films made. We love movies and the artists who make them and we are committed to seeing more of you get your films made. As such, we are committed to having the most prolific distribution list of any screenwriting competition. We not only want our winner’s scripts in the hands of people who can do something with them, we want their scripts in the hands of people who will do something with them.

Great films come in all shapes and sizes, from thrillers to drams from epic blockbusters to small indies, as such we love all kinds of scripts from big studio projects to arthouse indies. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. So whether you’re new to writing, you’ve been doing it for years, or you’re just now thinking about starting, send us your script and if it’s good we’ll deliver to the people you need to read it. We accept scripts from all over the world and from writers of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations.

Men and women have been making great films for over a century now and we want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers and filmmakers to work in every facet of production. We want to support writers at all levels to make great films all over the world. We love film and we love filmmakers. And we want to do everything we can to support and inspire the next generation of filmmakers to tell great stories that will be told for generations to come.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hudson New York Shorts

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

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script Summit

Objective:

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 Festival! This allows all of our writers with officially selected scripts, the chance to attend the AoF. There they will gain an all access pass to official Action on Film seminars and film screenings. That is over an $800 value!

These events are are held side by side in the beautiful Palms Casino/Hotel/Resort in downtown Las Vegas!

As a participant in this event, you can pitch your script and network with industry professionals. Meet and possibly attach celebrities to your projects! Gain tremendous insight into which projects get chosen, how they get made and of course...cash prizes!

Winners are announced at the Awards Dinner.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Crime/Mystery Film and Writing Festival

Objective:
Crime/Mystery Film and Writing Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS .

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scription Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Scriptition Screenplay is dedicated to discovering new talent by increasing exposure for unproduced short film and feature narrative screenplays.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival

Objective:
The Satisfied Eye International Film Festival is about discovery - a global forum for the discovery, promotion and exhibition of new talent, new connections, new networks and new opportunities; a place where careers can flourish and valuable collaborations can thrive.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Chautauqua International Film Festival

Objective:
The NY CIFF CHAUTAUQUA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an IMDb CERTIFIED FESTIVAL! All current and past winners can now record their awards. Each yearly festival is divided into two sessions of 5 months each.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
I See You Awards

Objective:
The mission of the "I See You Awards(tm) is to recognize and honor low budget independent filmmakers. The I See You Awards fill a niche and create a platform for recognizing independent filmmakers that is currently missing in mainstream Hollywood.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65; $60 for students


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
North American Film Awards

Objective:

We believe independent filmmakers deserve to get recognition for the hard work they put into their projects. That's why every eligible entry into the North American Film Awards (NAFA) receives an official nomination laurel and consideration into the award category the entrant submitted to.

With over 20 award categories, it is also possible for entrants to receive multiple nominations for unlimited projects.

An industry professional jury from the USA and Canada will decide on the winners of each category after the final entry deadline.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
As one of the few screenwriting competitions for the LGBTQ community, our aim is to discover and recognize the best emerging talent and most original voices from our community in film and television writing from around the world. We are proud to be LGBTQ and even prouder to support the LGBTQ community. Members from our community have long been known for being the best artists in the world and we want to not only recognize them for that, but to support them in being talented as well as a member of our community. We go out of our way to find great new talent and place top new screenwriters firmly on the industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in our competition based in the heart of the motion picture industry.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Latino Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

THE LATINO SCREENWRITING COMPETITION is designed to inspire and empower emerging Latino writers and producers, and any storyteller looking to tell great stories about our varied communities.

We are a team of artists who are passionate about cinema and dedicated to the success of the next generation of talented Latino filmmakers from all over North and South America. We want to support storytellers who are already passionate about generating narrative content about our communities in the United States and abroad - from inner city Los Angeles, New York, and Miami to the tip of Argentina to Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, and Latinos around the world.

We value all of our stories from tales about revolution in El Salvador to the U.S. Military, from the Pope to the Governors Mansions in three states, to the favelas of Sao Paulo and the beaches of Rio. We want to support you in telling all of your stories. We want to create a platform for the stories that have shaped – and continue to shape – our lives and the communities we live in. We hope that the scripts and films generated will increase the number of Latinos working in the film industry and geometrically increase the number of stories told about our culture in both Hollywood and abroad.

Because Latinos come from a myriad of cultures to form the quilt of our communities and our stories are the stitches that bind us together, we accept script submissions from authors around the world of any sex, sexual orientation, and of any ethnicity, white, black, Latin, Asian, and everything in between. We believe in true diversity.

We are passionate about discovering the next great Latino filmmaker and we love all kinds of stories from studio flicks to art house films. No two souls are the same and no two stories are alike either. As long as your script is about our community or the issues affecting our communities, where ever that community might be, be it in the U.S. or outer space, we welcome your submission. We just want to see Latinos telling more stories and more stories about our communities getting produced.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NBC Writers on the Verge

Objective:

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply.

The program will consist of two night classes, which will typically be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm), weekly at NBCUniversal in Universal City, CA, from October-January. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NHMC Television Writers Program

Objective:

The television scriptwriters workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of specific shows that are currently on the air. The five-week, total immersion workshop is mentored and guided by former NBC V.P of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Burbank, CA. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations. The goal is that the writers garner the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry.

The program normally takes place in the Fall of each year, wrapping up before Thanksgiving. A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant. Southwest Airline vouchers, housing, and meals will be provided to accepted participants who hail from out of state.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

Objective:

Fly to Los Angeles, attend the famed Robert Mckee Story Seminer, and have one-on-one meetings with Hollywood producers, managers, and entertainment attorneys.

Laurels will be awarded to: 100 FINALISTS + 10 HONOREES + 1 FELLOW

...The INROADS SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP competition was created to locate, expose and nurture up-and-coming screenwriters who have yet to receive their invitation to the mainstream industry. The competition is proudly sponsored by Robert McKee's Story Seminar, Filmmatic.com, and InkTip.

Its not what you know, its who you know, and we want you to meet the right people, right away.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
BOLT

Objective:

BOLT is a thrilling new short film screenplay competition from the creators of Barnstorm Fest. The rules are simple: You write the screenplay, we make the movie.

You get to be the Executive Producer. And, every submission receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Middlebury Script Lab

Objective:

The Middlebury Script Lab is a new, free opportunity for emerging screenwriters (1st or second script). This one-week residential lab will bring six emerging writers to the idyllic Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vermont (11-17 January, 2018).

The Lab offers free room and board, plus mentoring support and partial travel reimbursement. It is financed through the Fund for Innovation at Middlebury College. Its goal is to create a screenwriting hub where emerging talent is fostered and mentored free of charge.

The Script Lab aims to discover and promote new writers, especially talented people who have found it difficult to gain entrance in the entertainment industry because of prejudice, socio-economic status, geographical constraints, family situation or other obstacles.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 USD


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Grave Intentions Horror Anthology & Screenplay Contest

Objective:

One screenplay and up to ten short films will win $500 each!

As filmmakers, we know that outside of the film festival circuit, most shorts will die a lonely death in the bowels of the interwebs. So to help amazing shorts get the audience they deserve, we’re creating "Grave Intentions: An Anthology of Chills, Thrills, and Kills."

And your film could be a part of it!

If your short would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it. Basically, we’re looking for anything that broadly fits the horror genre, including suspense, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, etc.

Up to 10 films will win $500 each and be included in "Grave Intentions," a feature length anthology with a creepy hostess, which will be distributed worldwide.

In addition to the $500, we also plan to award the winning filmmakers bonuses at various profit milestones for the anthology.

So if you want the chance to win at least 500 bucks and have your film shared with audiences around the world, submit to us now!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

Since we’re screenwriters as well, we know how tough it is to get recognition for short screenplays, so we’re also hosting a contest to find great short scripts in this same horror-ish genre.

The winning screenplay will get $500, with the potential for Death Cat Entertainment to produce the script into a short film for the next volume of "Grave Intentions."

So if you have a script that will make us turn on all the lights and check under the bed, submit now for the chance to win 500 smackers and the possibility of seeing your script come to life!

Finally, when “Grave Intentions” is released in October of 2018, we’ll celebrate with a live screening event in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina!

"Grave Intentions" will be produced by Death Cat Entertainment, LLC. This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

Welcome to the Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition. We are the world’s foremost screenwriting competition dedicated to the odd and insane. Because as Jack Kerouac once said, “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

Our aim is to launch the careers of cinema’s most original screenwriters by creating the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition. Our goal is to connect emerging original talent with the film industry’s movers and shakers so original storytellers can get their scripts into production. We believe that we have created a vehicle that will do just that. We want to infuse new energy into filmmaking by supporting writers who don’t want to tell the same stories over and over. A lot of writers don’t want to write formula films or stories that fit neatly into a box. They want the blood and guts of raw emotion and creativity. And we want to support you.

We are a team of artists from around the world who are passionate about filmmaking and about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of oddball filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe. People who would dare to make films like “Being John Malkovich, M*A*S*H, Apocalypse Now, Inception, Leaving Las Vegas, Citizen Kane, Sex, Lies, and Video Tape, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Before Sunrise, and Do the Right Thing.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writers Event

Objective:
The Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writers Event is dedicated to the movement, the language and the power of Film, Video and the Written Word. Film is a powerful tool that crosses all boundaries and languages and connects people universally. It is through film that cultures can be united and HDIFF is at the forefront to helping this happen. HDIFF is run by filmmakers and writers for filmmakers and writers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest

Objective:
Our jury is looking for short stories (not screenplays) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be read by our network of over 40 literary and entertainment industry professionals. All rights and ownership to stories submitted to this contest remain with the author, until and unless other agreements are made.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$59.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Fox Writers Lab

Objective:

21st Century Fox Inclusion is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Fox Writers Lab (“FWL”). Applications are open September 25th, and will close on October 22nd or once Fox has received 750 complete applications (whichever comes first).

The Fox Writers Lab is a highly selective initiative designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are looking for fearless storytellers who will create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television shows, films, and other Fox Entertainment properties.

The FWL initiative offers trained writers an immersive four-month curriculum focused on developing original material, honing writing skills, and exploring the business of media and entertainment. Eight (8) writers will be selected to participate in the FWL initiative. These selected writers receive priority staffing meetings for the established FWL Staff Writer position on a Fox television show. From the eight (8) chosen writers, one writer will be named the 2018 FWL Fellow and will receive a blind script deal with Fox Broadcasting Company.

Please note that this year, writers selected for the FWL program will polish, refine, and rewrite an existing, original pilot script. Please be ready to submit the script you would like to rewrite in the Lab as part of your application.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Women Who Write in Film

Objective:
We are Women Who Write and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to find the best new female talent and then do whatever it takes to put the top new female screenwriters firmly on the entertainment industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in our Beverly Hills based competition in the heart of the motion picture industry.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now

Objective:

Eight Managers. Your Script.

Coverage Ink's Get Repped Now is not actually a contest - it's a promotion. From Oct. 2 through Nov. 5, all scripts submitted to www.coverageink.com for coverage which score a 'consider' or better for script are elevated to our manager panel. That's about the top 5%.

We've assembled eight of the top literary managers in town, and they are looking for the best writers around. In the past we've gotten writers signed, we've gotten them hip-pocketed, and we even had a big spec sale to Disney ("Nottingham & Hood" by Brandon Barker, which also landed him at UTA and Benderspink.)

There are no prizes, and you are not competing against anyone else. All scripts that score a 'consider' for script will be read by the panel. After that, it's all amount how much kick-ass is on the page. If you do not score a consider, you still get a thorough, empowering screenplay analysis by the industry experts, and if you wish, you can revise the script based on the notes and resubmit for another go before the deadline.

Please visit www.getreppednow.com for rules, info and FAQ.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$129 feature;
$99 1-hr pilots;
$89 1/2-hr pilots


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Destiny City Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:
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. We invite you to share your short screenplay, and allow us to celebrate your work. All stories welcomed.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Independent Film Festival

Objective:
The Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (feature); $40 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Athena Iris Lab

Objective:
Submissions are now open for the Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab. The lab is designed for female writers who have not yet had a feature-length fictional script produced. Screenplays must include one or more strong female characters in leadership roles at the center of the story and must be feature-length narratives.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
IndieBOOM! Festival

Objective:

Every great film or series starts with a great script. We want to read yours, and help you succeed.

PRIZES:
Our winning screenplay will be chosen by professional story analyst Dan Calvisi and will receive laurels and a digital certificate. But that's just the beginning! You'll also get an hour-long video consultation with Dan and free downloads of his e-books: ‘Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay,’ ‘Story Maps: TV Drama,’ ‘Story Maps: 12 Great Screenplays’, and ‘Story Maps: The Films of Christopher Nolan.’

Submissions for the IndieBOOM! Festival are open Aug. 14 — Nov. 3, 2017

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Femme International Film Festival

Objective:
To continually showcase and celebrate commercially viable films Written, Directed, or Produced by women.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Wayward Festival

Objective:

Wayward was born and raised in LA – join us for our flagship event in autumn 2017. Expect cross-genre film screenings, competition screenings, live music and performance, roundtables, education sessions, and plenty of networking sessions so fun they feel more like a party. Step into the future of film. Step outside the box.

We are dedicated to providing a platform for “outside the box” storytelling, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. Our fest is 7 days of Hollywood fun – with online streaming, if LA is too far. We keep submission fees low ($10), but as a thank-you for welcoming us into your community, we have created a 50% off code just for you. Use the code FriendsW on FilmFreeway.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$10


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stories and Pilots

Objective:
Stories and Pilots aims to give screenwriters a chance to see their work produced and premiered on the big screen.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hammond House Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Hammond House Publishing are pleased to announce the launch of our first script writing competition providing opportunities for the winner and shortlisted entrants to work with industry professionals in bringing their script to life.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
£10 £5 members


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Film Daily - Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

Film Daily is looking for the voices of the new generation. Each month, we launch a new opportunity in a genre for talented screenwriters to win, and are delighted to announce our first competition.

Your work will be judged by a panel of over 20 industry professionals. Each screenplay entered gains valuable script coverage.

The winners also receive:

Our screenwriting prize is awarded for comedy, horror, sci-fi, and drama scripts, shorts, and pilots. We wanted to spread the love and made a special 50%-off discount code for your community. Just enter FD50off at checkout.

Closing date: July 31st – late entry waiver available; email us ops@filmdaily.co

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

Objective:
Please see website.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
theOffice Fellowship

Objective:
Win a free 6-month Premium Membership to theOffice - a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. www.theOfficeOnline.com

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

Become part of the most important screenwriting celebration of the year!

National Screenwriters Day is on a search for screenwriters that are ready to join the Industry. The top 3 winners of the NSD Competition will be announced as #NationalScreenwritersDay is trending on Twitter on January 5th! Over $15,000 in prizes, with publicity and mentoring for the winners!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Barnstorm Fest

Objective:
Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every submission receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Roadmap Writers Wise Words Writing Contest

Objective:

As we spend so much time with each of our writers, we often hear concerns from members of our community who are over the age of 50 that they believe they have a smaller chance of breaking into the industry due to their age. So we wanted to offer an exclusive opportunity just for those writers! Roadmap Writers is excited to launch our first annual "Wise Words Writing Contest" exclusively for writers over the age of 50!

Submit the first 10 pages of your script to contest@roadmapwriters.com by August 16th. We will narrow it down to the Top 30 submissions and request the full scripts from those writers. Roadmap will review the 30 scripts and pick 2 Grand Prize Winners (1 Feature winner and 1 TV winner)! *Note: we will confirm that each writer who wins is 50 or above, so don't enter unless you fit that requirement!

Roadmap Writers will then send each grand prize winner's script to our executive roster for consideration. Each winner will also receive 5 Skype general meetings with industry executives.

The Grand Prize TV Writer will also have a free 20 minute private Skype Q&A session with the industry's leading TV consultant, Jennifer Grisanti.

The Grand Prize Feature Writer will also have a free 30 minute private Skype packaging & sales consultation with Ramo Law PC.

And both winners will win a free year membership with Tracking Board!

We are excited to be partnering with Script Pipeline, The BloodList, The Second City, Bang2Write, SpecScout, MovieBytes, ScriptD, Harvard Square Script Writers, Slamdance, Seed & Spark, Women in Film, Script (Division of Writers Digest) and the PAGE Awards on this initiative.

In only the past year, dozens of our writers have secured representation, optioned their material and made headlines in a variety of publications. Will you be next?

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Drama Feature Script Contest

Objective:
Successful 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!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Objective:

Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival!

The Sherman Oaks Film Festival has a category for unproduced screenplays of any length, feature or short or in between. Both movie and television screenplays are accepted. Screenplays will be evaluated by the jury based on merit, and winners will receive passes to the film festival and be cheered on by an audience when they are brought up to receive their reward.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cinema New York

Objective:
The main goal of Cinema New York City is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today. And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Eurocinema Film Festival

Objective:
The Eurocinema Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards

Objective:
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards is an awards body dedicated to independent film. With competitions every two months and a changing judge panel of film critics, actors and filmmakers working within the industry, The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards is dedicated to awarding films based on their originality and creativity, whilst considering their budget restrictions.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stowe Story Labs

Objective:
Twelve paid fellowships available! This four-day intensive sets the groundwork for the Writers' Retreat, ongoing mentoring and coaching, and, at the end of the process, participation in a major film market, high-level pitch meetings, being prepared to go into production independently and / or starting a meaningful crowd-funding campaign. You will learn skills and be exposed to opportunities to get your work made and seen. **No separate application required to be considered for twelve available fellowships. Apply now.**

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Near Nazareth Festival

Objective:
To strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$19


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Napa Valley Fest Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Founders Brenda and Marc Lhormer envisioned a Fall film festival that would exhibit the year’s best new independent films and likely Oscar and Golden Globe awards contenders, while simultaneously leveraging Napa Valley’s outstanding food, wine and hospitality to deliver an unparalleled immersive and transformative festival experience. They also envisioned a cultural arts organization that would support the art of cinematic storytelling while also providing educational and career opportunities for local students.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
San Francisco Indie Screenplay Competition

Objective:
For 19 years SF IndieFest 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 year, we're rolling out a screenplay contest with the goal of expanding our filmmaker reach. We're so excited to invite screenwriter's to participate in the festival and we'll be promoting them right along side our films. Winners will have live reads, parties, and more!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65 (feature); $55 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Film My Script

Objective:
A screenplay contest for short screenplays between 6 - 10 pages, only. Certificates will be awarded to finalists, 3rd, 2nd and 1st places. The 1st place winner will have their script filmed by FMS. Winner retains full rights to the winning scripts, FMS retains full rights to the film of the winning script. Once made, FMS will enter the finished film into at least 5 film festivals of its choosing.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Iconic Character Free Fellowship

Objective:

An Italian Don. A Young Wizard. A High School Vampire Slayer. An Underdog Boxer. A Debonair MI-6 Agent. A Competitive Bridesmaid.

You know these classic characters just by their brief descriptions. Iconic movies and TV series come from iconic characters that we never forget. Whether they haunt us, inspire us, excite us or help us see things in a different light, a stand out script needs a compelling protagonist.

And Roadmap is partnering with the PAGE Awards, London Screenwriters Festival, SeriesFest, Jennifer Grisanti Consultancy, No Bullscript Consulting, ScriptFest, Harvard Square Script Writers, Seed & Spark, The Script Lab, Stowe Story Labs, Slamdance, Bang2Write and ScriptD to launch the first Iconic Characters Fellowship to find the next Iconic Character and break out project! And did we mention it's FREE?

How it works:

Submit a 1 page essay on why you should win this fellowship from the perspective of your main character. On the top of your essay write the character's name and a short description of your main character in 10 words or less. Then write a 1 page essay on why you should win this fellowship as if the main character was writing the essay. Be as creative and unique with your submission as you want to be!

We will pick the top 30 essays and request the scripts from those writers. Roadmap will review the 30 scripts and pick 1 winner!

Roadmap will further develop the script with the winning writer and send that script to our entire roster of executives with 5 guaranteed meetings.

If you have a character that is dying to pop off the page submit to Roadmap's Iconic Characters Fellowship!

In only the past year dozens of our writers have secured representation, optioned their material and made headlines in a variety of publications. Will you be next?

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
FREE


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Script and Storyboard Showcase

Objective:

The script is the core of any project. We want to enlight the raw talent of writing. Not everyone knows how to write. We reward ideas, talent, and structure. If in the wrong hands, a good script may end up as a flat movie, but a bad script never, ever is going to make a groundbreaking film.

The Script and Storyboard Showcase is the one contest of Talent Factory 100% focused on scripts, and scriptwriting. Every competition cycle runs about 3 months, then the results are published on the TF website from quarter-finals to winners, in each category (depending on submissions and selection).

The annual award give away takes place in Los Angeles. The next one is pre-scheduled on May 4th, 2018.

The SSS will have you experience :

The Script and Storyboard Showcase select the best works we receive, then we showcase the selected artist during the event and reward the winners during the award ceremony in Los Angeles.

Then for the annual screening, all the winners for August, November, and February will go to the annual competition ending with the annual screening event in Los Angeles. No additive fee, you have nothing to do : we keep you posted.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$7-45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Movie Skits 'Scripts For Comedy Skits' Writing Contest

Objective:

Movie Skits is Crowdsourced Skit and Sketch Entertainment. We’re running this contest to encourage talented aspiring script writers to share their short form scripts for skits with the growing Movie Skits community of mobile filmmakers to use for their video skit productions.

Scriptwriters who publish their written scripts for skits to Movie Skits keep the copyright to their work, but are agreeing to allow the Movie Skits community to rate and comment on them, and to allow mobile filmmakers to use the scripts for their video skit productions, as long as they post their video skit creation back to Movie Skits next to the script and give the author credit.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
FREE


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WeWrite International Screenplay Tournament

Objective:
WeWrite is a screenplay Tournament with a playoff bracket format that pits the best writers head on for great competition play. Created by the Literary Playoff Tournament and under the Novels & Scripts Playoff Umbrella, WeWrite will compete feature length scripts with the winner of the Tournament advancing to the NSP Playoff.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest

Objective:
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest is monthly film competition focusing on international independent cinema. Our aim is to support new filmmakers and to promote the research and development of new means of expressivity through cinematography as art among diverse audiences.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Limbo Script Awards

Objective:

LIMBO screenplay contest is now open for the second year! This year LIMBO will announce two winners. Submit your screenplay for a chance to win $500 cash and a chance to sell your screenplay to the producers. If your script is already in perfect shape, great! Submit it as is. We are looking for the best writer in the bunch. Enter the LIMBO Script Competition and come out a winner!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Black Screenplays Matter

Objective:

We are a team of artists that want nothing more than to support the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Specifically, those storytellers that passionate about telling stories about our communities in the U.S. and abroad, from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean, to Wall Street and the streets of London to the NBA.

Our stories are as vast and varied as any culture’s and not enough of them are being told so we want to support the artists who are telling them so we can see more of them on the silver screen. And yes, we take submissions from artists from around the world of any sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, White, Black, Latin, Asian, Arab, and everything in between. We believe in, support, and practice creating diversity in the workplace and support artists of all ethnicities.

Our aim is to create a festival that will launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of filmmakers. We are passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to bridge the gap between up and coming artists and the talent representation that will ultimately put them in front of production executives that make black films in the United States and abroad.

And we love all kinds of stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare; from silly Tyler Perry films to outrageous Ice Cube comedies. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. And again, we accept scripts from people of all shapes and sizes, colors, ethnicities, sexes, and sexual orientations from all over the world, not just African Americans. As long as your script is about the black community or issues affecting the black community, where ever that black community might be, be it in the U.S., Africa, or outer space. We just want to see more stories about our communities.

Our goal is to inspire more black authors to write, more black stories to go into production, and to connect production companies that tell our stories to the exceptionally talented storytellers who are writing them. We want to inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories that will inspire future generations to tell great stories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

We love New York and we love film! We especially loves films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be from here to submit your scripts).

We are a passionate group of artists who care deeply about nurturing, developing, and furthering the careers of the next generation of New York City filmmakers and screenwriters from the U.S. and around the world.

We want our screenwriting competition to launch the careers of New York’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Our team is passionate about developing artists. We want our competition to connect up and coming artists with the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives and producers around the world. We are especially passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams in the ‘Mecca’ we call home.

We love so many of the great films set in New York and made by New Yorkers. As such we love all kinds of scripts from studio blockbusters to little indies. No two paths are ever the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and from writers of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations.

Our city has a long history of producing the most talented writers and filmmakers in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers to work on studio films as well as high end independents. We want to inspire and support writers at all levels to make great films in, about, or around New York (and no, your entry does not have to be about New York).

We love film and we love filmmakers. And we want to do everything we can to support the people who make them. We want to inspire an entire generation of filmmakers to tell great stories in New York, the US, and abroad.

The object of our festival is to promote aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers in all genres.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Film Competition

Objective:
The Hollywood Film Competition is an international awards organization and accepts submissions from all around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Burning Love Screenplay Contest Presented by Poe Films

Objective:

Poe Films proudly sponsors “Burning Love Screenplay Contest” to discover and promote contemporary screenwriters who bring fresh voices and creative storytelling as Edgar Allan Poe brought to his generation. In collaboration with the Poe Foundation, dedicated to honoring Poe's talents and inspiring the next generation of writers, Poe Films is seeking drama and comedy features, shorts and teleplays driven, at least in part, by love in its many forms.

We recognize that Edgar Allan Poe wrote not only macabre thrillers but penned some of the most passionate romantic tales and poems. Poe’s view of love ran the gamut from infatuation to mad obsession. While Poe's antebellum voice and non-economy of prose unlikely translate to the screenplay form, today's writers can channel his passion for intrigue, mystery, suspense, and the inevitable twist and reveal. Whether your genre is drama, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, action, or horror, you're invited to submit to “Burning Love,” a contest that rewards fresh voices and creative storytelling.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Shorts $45, all others $55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft $30,000 Film Fund

Objective:

Now accepting Features, Shorts, Pilots and Docs! Every 6 months, at least one filmmaker will be awarded this production grant of up to $30,000 in production funds. We announce the winner(s) 6 weeks after each final deadline.

We are accepting applications from around the world (in English). Whether you have a simple screenplay or a film, pilot or documentary that’s already in production, we want to consider your short screenplay or in-production short film project.

If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt Media Capital to package the winning screenplay with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $30,000 in financing.

In partnership with BondIt, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering two production grants per year to talented filmmakers for film, series and/or documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of the project. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt and Buffalo 8 Productions.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Poinciana Film Festival

Objective:

Poinciana showcases the blossoming film, music and art culture of the Cayman Islands.

Our small and beautiful country is a global hub, and so international submissions are integral to our festival.

Poinciana aims to be the premiere festival in the Caribbean.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$10


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
London Golden Scout International Film Festival

Objective:
Created with love for the independent cinema, London Golden Scout International Film Festival aims to support both emerging and experienced filmmakers, by creating a breeding place for their work to be reviewed and judged and providing access to a larger audience through media artistic events.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Access Screenwriting Contest, Presented by Script Magazine

Objective:

The Access Screenplay Contest was founded with the express goal of discovering new talent and connecting those emerging writers with Industry decision makers.

We are seeking unproduced material from writers across the globe in the following categories: feature film, television pilot, web series, and short film.

Our team is well versed in the discovery process. Script Magazine, a division of The Writers Store, has over 20 years of contest experience and over 30 years experience educating aspiring and professional writers. Our contests, pitch events, and feedback services have resulted in enormous success, with many of our screenwriting contest alumni securing representation and gaining unmatched access to Industry execs.

So how do we do it? Our process is similar to that of the studio system. Our team of experienced readers will grade your submission based on the same criteria used by studios, production companies, and Industry Execs. From there scripts are organized based on their scores, with top submissions receiving an additional read from our panel of judges.

Your talent is all you need to succeed, but it won’t get you far if it hasn’t been seen. Our years of experience and Industry access can connect you with the Industry greats who can skyrocket your career.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest

Objective:

After our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy Contest resulted in our winners getting optioned and commissioned to write scripts for major producers, we are excited to bring back this highly popular screenwriting contest! We are on the hunt for our most talented writers bringing us mystical, magical and intergalactic worlds. As with all our writing contests, we aim to provide you with the tools and resources needed to excel in this industry and grow as a professional. We give our writers the opportunity to meet with industry veterans, with the grand prize winner being flown out to Los Angeles to meet with top executives that can really help move the needle on your career.

This year is no exception. Our grand prize winner will be meeting with Stephen Jones (Executive Producer of Wonder Woman and line producer for Maleficent), Shawn Burns (Talent agent - client credits include: X-Men Origins and Star Wars), and Craig Baumgarten (Manager & Producer, Zero Gravity Management, credits include: Hook, Universal Soldier)

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69.50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Skyline Indie Film Fest

Objective:
We are a competitive festival for new, undistributed films and original screenplays.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition

Objective:

As Austin Film Festival continues to grow and expand, our vision also widens with the addition of new avenues for storytellers. In 2017 we introduced the inaugural Playwriting Competition. It is open to full-length stage plays and gives playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference. It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama.

AFF has always promoted story as the most important element of film and TV. So giving playwrights their own story exposure and a chance of crossover into film and TV only advances our mission. There are many other playwriting competitions out there, but AFF offers playwrights a broader access to successful writers and professionals in all of the other related fields.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Objective:

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A PRODUCED SCREENWRITER

We will be commissioning at least one short film with A budget up to $15,000 (£10,930). Minimum budget of $9000 (£6550)

Plus, the winner will receive a Free Pass to the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

A CALLING CARD

All of our Judges, Production Companies & Agents will be sent the final film. That’s over a 100 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work. Shorts open doors!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (£36)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Little Screenwriters Competition

Objective:

We are a a collective of producers, writers and union crew members who wish to see more content written by or about those under represented in American Cinema. The Little Screenwriters Competition was started by International Cinematography Union crew member Ms. Nubia Rahim. We are the industry. This is nepotism at its best. Our judges consist of industry executives, SAG actors and crew members. Jim Tripp-Haith has extensive experience as a producer of such shows as Moesha, Eve, and Let's stay together, to name a few. Yakini Horn is a SAG actress whom has worked alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. in the ABC movie firelight.

This screenplay competition will be judged by people who work everyday in the industry and whom are currently looking for projects to produce. 2017 marks the first year of the Little Screenwriters Competition.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
35.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
HBO Access Writing Fellowship

Objective:
The HBO Access Writing Fellowship provides mentorship for up to eight diverse, emerging storytellers. Following a one-week intensive of Master Classes, participants are immersed in eight months of mentoring by HBO Creative Executives, as each participant develops a script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Maine Film Initiative

Objective:

CREATE ORIGINAL & BOLD MOVIES IN MAINE

The Maine Film Initiative exists to generate and reward bold original screen-writing; to highlight Maine as a low budget film-making destination; and to support Maine film artists by investing directly in paying productions.

OUR BIG IDEA: A SCREENWRITING CONTEST THAT WILL MAKE YOUR FILM

YOU GIVE US STORIES...

Maine has beautiful locations, a talented and professional crew, and a mystique that brings millions of tourists to our fair home every year. Our film production community is growing quickly, and we need films to make. That's where you come in!

We want your screenplays and pilots. We want films that we can make here in our wonderful state, bold and original stories that will take advantage of everything Maine has to offer as a film-making destination. Give us something interesting we can make here, and we will make it.

...WE MAKE YOUR MOVIE

Here's where it gets interesting! One of the winning scripts will be selected for production. This production will be funded by the application fees from the contest. Our goal and our hope is that there will be enough money over and above the cash awards, paying readers, and small amount of overhead, to finance a Maine film production, using the talented cast and crew available to us right here in the Pine Tree State.

MFI will collaborate directly with the winning writer, inviting them to participate in every step of the process. It might be a five hundred dollar short. It might be two hundred thousand dollar feature. The scope of the production depends on the number of entries we receive.

Our goal with MFI is to reward daring screenwriters and support local film artists. We want to encourage making movies in Maine by making a movie in Maine ... maybe your movie!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55 for Shorts, $65 for Features


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Universal Writers Program

Objective:

The Universal Writers Program identifies experienced and up-and-coming screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. The Program inclusively develops storytellers with the intent to incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in screenwriting. The only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), the Program seeks writers who tonally match the Universal Pictures and Focus Features slates.

The primary goal for the one-year paid program is for writers to create material for development consideration; however, concept development is not guaranteed. From pitch to final draft, writers will be afforded creative guidance from executives, producers and designated creative consultants. In addition to penning two (2) feature-length scripts, writers will participate in a curriculum designed to strengthen their creative approach, personal presentation skills and overall knowledge of the Studio production process from pitch to premiere. The Program also provides access to agents, managers and various industry professionals through meetings and/or events designed to facilitate relationships that can prove invaluable in developing a screenwriting career.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WAN Writers Workshop

Objective:

The Writers Assistant Network is teaming up with Roadmap Writers for the third annual WAN Writers' Workshop. It's a FANTASTIC opportunity for ten amazing up-and-coming writers to workshop their material with top showrunners and other well-established creatives, then get read and very possibly REPPED by of agents and managers at dozens of major companies.

The ten winners will meet for 12 weeks to workshop each other's scripts. Each writer will be matched with a showrunner and/or other well-established creative who will come in as a guest to give detailed notes. Last year's guests included showrunners, show creators, and other EP-level writers from "Jessica Jones", "Lizzie Borden Chronicles", "Twisted", "Alphas", "Elementary", "24: Legacy", and many more.

Once the scripts have all been workshopped and are in tip-top shape, they will be sent out to dozens of agencies, management companies, and production companies. Half of the 2016 winners were repped by the end of the program -- at companies including Abrams, Bellevue, Chemical Imbalance (Matt Bass), and Gotham Group, among others -- and unlike other programs that send the winners out and never talk to them again, WAN and Roadmap keep pushing winners to reps and other execs well after the program is over because we CARE about our winners.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screencraft Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Objective:

The 2018 Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship is open for applications!

This is the first cross-cultural screenwriting mentorship program to develop writers in both English and Chinese languages. Screenwriters worldwide are encouraged to submit original feature film screenplays in English or Chinese promptly for consideration.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
59.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sunlight International Film Festival

Objective:
SIFF is a live film festival, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. We are happy to announce that next year the festival will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation. The festival runs in 4 quarters. The Official Selections, Nominations and Winners will be announced at the end of each quarter on our website. The bests of quarterly competitions are selected for LIVE SCREENING, we organize each year in Berlin or Moscow. In the yearly competition are given the BEST OF YEAR AWARDS.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mindfield Film Festival

Objective:

Mindfield showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our monthly competitions.

Winners of our monthly online competition will automatically be in the official selection of our annual festival.

Mindfield aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films and facilitate established filmmakers in transitioning into making more faith films. Our aim is to build a festival that will introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more faith and family films.

Our prayer is that our festival will open doors for faith filmmakers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Toronto International Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

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 launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. We want our competition to be a bridge between up and coming artists and the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives in both Canada and the US. We are also passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams that call our city their home.

We love all kinds of scripts and stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare. No two paths are the same and no two stories are either. We accept scripts from all over the world not just the US and Canada and from artists of all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations.

Our city has a long history of nurturing and showcasing the most talented filmmakers in the entertainment industry. We want our independent screenwriting contest to give screenwriters the same level of exposure. We want to develop writers to work on studio films as well as high end independents. We want to inspire, support, and develop writers at all levels to make great films that leave others touched, moved and inspired.

We love film and we love storytellers. And we want to do everything we can to support the arts, not only locally, but around the world. Our aim is to forge a screenwriting competition that will inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories in the US, Canada, and abroad.

Our goal is to open doors for aspiring writers and filmmakers in all genres.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Objective:
Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) invites you to come celebrate true diversity that brings Hollywood/ Bollywood/ Nollywood and International films and filmmakers to the beautiful city of Toronto. TINFF’s objective is to be a leading film festival in Toronto that celebrates diversity in our beautiful city. TINFF’s main focus is to advance creative, independent film direction through diversity, innovation and uniqueness by capturing the series of movements and experiences in a single film. We encourage music and filmmakers across the globe to build an audience for their projects and work to diversify the film industry.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
European Independent Film Award

Objective:
The EIFA (European Independent Film Award) is an annual awards competition dedicated to celebrate independent films from all around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Albuquerque Film Festival

Objective:

We are a community of storytellers. We bring storytellers and filmmakers together to support, encourage and share the stories that connect us to the world around us and to each other. We believe stories and the filmmakers who reveal them on screen have the ability to shape our world for the better through original voices and visions.

Each year, we bring filmmakers and audiences together along with agents, executives, producer’s reps and film buyers to help facilitate the art and business of story. Last year, legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler attended the Albuquerque Film Festival as an honored guest, saw a moving film by a young filmmaker, picked up the phone and arranged a meeting for him. La Hora Cero, the first action film shot in Venezuela and a 2011 Albuquerque Film Festival official selection, is now in distribution. This is what we pride ourselves in- connecting kindred spirits and broadening the canvas.

We believe in social profit and leverage our resources to that end. We believe in cooperation and collaboration and recognize that our mission cannot be accomplished without the synergy of shared visionaries. Whether helping a screenwriter understand the craft or introducing filmmakers to finance and distribution resources, all of our efforts ultimately aim to bring audiences to the theater to experience the wonder of humanity. By bringing people together – who are often strangers at the start, but soon become friends, neighbors and engaged participants by the end- we create unique events that build community in support of the power we call story.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WeScreenplay Shorts Competition

Objective:

MISSION: To provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means ($10,000 cash) to turn their amazing short scripts into short films.

FEEDBACK: We believe that feedback is critical to a writer’s success, which is why we provide the judge’s scorecards to every entrant at no additional cost.

PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts at least 2 sets of scores and finalist script will receive at least 5 different sets of scores before we select a winner to make sure to limit subjectivity as much as possible.

JUDGING: Judging will be based on all aspects that make stories great – character, plot, originality, dialogue, craft, structure, appeal, etc. For the short contest, we’re also going to be asking finalists for their vision for script on the screen to get a better understanding of what the final film will be.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$59


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Apeiron Films Screenplay Competition

Objective:
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!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Objective:

AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media.

AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building. And we screen in state-of-the-art theaters for enthusiastic audiences across Brooklyn. We believe that film festivals exist for filmmakers, not the other way around.

Our Screenplay Competition is for unproduced scripts in every genre and format that have a connection to Brooklyn via the writer, characters or setting. Every entry is read by a team of professional script readers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
FEATURES: $95 SHORTS: $80 SCREENPLAYS: $80


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition

Objective:

CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition is an International Young Talents Project dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talents. We welcome scenarios from anywhere in the world. We are looking forward to reading your scenario!

WHY FANTASY?

Fantastic films push the boundaries of the imagination to another realm where anything in this world, other worlds, or even the entire universe, can exist. Writing the fantastic screenplay requires creating a world and its population in which the audience will curiously and excitedly take the leap of faith with the author, and not only believe and understand what is actually occurring, but care about it. Our target is to give an opportunity to young people of any origin, to express themselves and to have the opportunity to open up a world that seems inaccessible for them or restricted only to a few privileged group; and to provide young talents an international platform to present their ideas and creations in an audiovisual world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Crime List

Objective:

Accepting ALL genres of scripts, films, and manuscripts that feature Crime or Elements (such as: Murder, Mayhem, Deception, Cons, Gangland, Mafia, White Collar, Heists, Gambling, Kidnapping, Theft, Financial, Espionage, Corruption, Injustice)

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Women's Film & Script Showcase

Objective:

The Women’s Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts that feature one of the following: Female Lead Character OR Female Writer or Co-Writer, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE...

SCRIPT SHOWCASE A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents. Includes:

+ You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Diversity Film & Script Showcase

Objective:

The Diversity Film & Script Showcase recognizes and showcases screenplays with a PERSON OF COLOR REPRESENTED as one of the following: Lead Character OR Writer or Co-Writer. The competition recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE...

SCRIPT SHOWCASE
A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents. Includes:

+ You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Military Script Showcase

Objective:

The Military Script Showcase recognizes and showcases feature screenplays and television scripts that feature military stories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Roadmap Writers & Route 1 Entertainment

Objective:

Roadmap Writers and Route One Entertainment are looking for the next great feature, pilot or short script, from un-produced screenwriters. Winning Script will be optioned by Route One Entertainment, put on their high profile development slate for production and, to further show commitment to the project, Route One will also have a proof of concept short produced.

All genres will be considered *except* gory horror.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wexford Film Festival

Objective:

A film festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers and movie fans in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, Wexford Town.

The festival invites submissions from filmmakers all over the world and in every genre. We're all about story and visual storytelling, our festival will select the films that tell the best stories and connect with the audience the best.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

Objective:
The Fastest Growing ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival and Contest in the World today!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Auckland International Film Festival

Objective:
Auckland International Film Festival is more than just a Film Festival; it is a strong connection among all film-makers around the world who will be experiencing the upcoming long or short feature films as the future of Film Industry. We are committed to bringing best quality films were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, with the people who made them.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
StoneFair International Film Festival

Objective:
Stonefair International Film Festival is an online and live film festival, headquartered in Piatra-Neamt, Romania. Stonefair IFF is committed to supporting access to film in all of Piatra-Neamt community as well as supporting young film makers in their education.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cinema World Fest Awards

Objective:
Cinema World Fest Awards seeks out the best in independent films, both amateur and professional, believing you don't have to have a Hollywood budget to make a great movie. We’re a quarterly festival that showcases films and screenplays of all genres, short and long.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ShortPole London International Film Festival

Objective:
ShortPole London International Film Festival is an online based film festival, headquartered in the heart of the United Kingdom.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
29.99


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Lake Charles Film Festival

Objective:

The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video to Calcasieu Parish (in Southwest Louisiana.) It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements of the filmmakers behind these awesome films.

Three days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Objective:
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Austin, Texas. For screenplays, we are looking for fun characters, quirky situations, embarrassing moments, romantic comedy, dark comedy, black comedy, and anything that will make our judges laugh. We want to recognize strong screenplays that will one day be produced as a short or feature length comedy film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Women in Film & Television Vancouver

Objective:
The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. We encourage you to submit a feature film script of any genre, challenging the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see. We welcome a diversity of women’s interests and stories. VIWIFF is committed to highlighting the best stories the world has to offer that are written by women. Women tell amazing, dynamic, interesting, thought-provoking, affecting, inspiring, funny and down-right exciting stories. We want to read them all!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cannes Latitude Film Festival & Script Contest

Objective:

TinselTown Productions is committed to creating real commercial opportunities for those in the creative industries. Since 2002 we have supported the growth of film and TV companies around the world, and the development of the careers of countless individual artists and writers.

The new festival "Cannes Latitude" - so called because it takes place at almost the same line of latitude as Cannes in the South of France - will build on our ethos of 'making things happen' for creative people.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Tulsa American Film Festival

Objective:
Tulsa American Film Festival serves the Tulsa community and surrounding area through the world of film by offering programs of American-made feature length and short films supplemented by industry driven panels and discussions.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
EyeCatcher International Film Festival

Objective:

The EyeCatcher Film Festival includes industry panels, acting classes, screenwriting workshops and more.

"The creative eye will see potential in a world filled with unavoidable chaos."

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32 Short Film Script Contest

Objective:

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.

Short film content is on the rise and is steadily and successfully being used as a calling card, or as the insiders call it “proof of concept”, into the industry every day. Stage 32 has a proven track record of providing guidance, resources, opportunities and educating new voices. With this new contest offering, Stage 32 is guaranteeing a professionally produced short film that’ll be film festival ready and most importantly, that you’ll be proud of.

The Short Film Script Contest is your next ticket to success!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Shiver International Film Festival

Objective:
We are accepting Feature Screenplay and Short Script entries worthy of the title: 'Best Horror', 'Best Sci-Fi' and 'Best Thriller'.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Feel The Reel International Film Festival

Objective:
Feel The Reel is a monthly international film festival founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom. FTR is not only an online film festival, but also a festival with live screenings, our friends from Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest making this possible.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScriptFest Screenplay Contest

Objective:

ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest were created by writers, for writers – just like you. The event started in Canada with the first Great Canadian PitchFest in 2003. Thirteen years later, the event has expanded to Los Angeles, California and London, England. The event has helped thousands of writers from around the globe to connect with industry decision makers.

ScriptFest, the ScriptFest Master Series, and the Great American PitchFest were started as a way to help other writers move their careers forward, and make ‘finding the door’ just a little bit easier. Writers who attend our event have been hired for writing assignments, signed with agents or managers, and had their screenplays optioned. This is a business about relationships, and thousands of writers started those relationships and their careers at our events.

This year we've added the Script Fest Screenwriting Competition as a unique way to help more writers get the attention they deserve from producers, managers, and agents. Finalists will be recognized with special lanyards while pitching that identify them as having a winning script - this lets the executives know that they're definitely talking with someone who isn't just great at pitching, but they can follow through with great writing as well.

ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest are organized by a group of writers and producers dedicated to helping others to make the connections they need to get their scripts and projects produced. This entire event is yours as much as it is ours, so please share your experiences with us and help to make it the best it can be. If there is a particular company you want to pitch to, let us know and we’ll invite them to attend. If there are classes you would like to take, we’ll add them to our lineup. Tell us your thoughts and email us at info@scriptfest.com.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Wayfarer Film Festival

Objective:
This isn’t your mother’s film festival. Kicking off at an undisclosed location in the fall of 2016, the Wayfarer Film Festival embodies the spirit of the great American road trip, the lost traveler, and the unbeaten path. Each year, the Wayfarer Film Festival will takeover a different, unique venue for a weekend long celebration of independent cinema complete with awards, outings, parties, and of course film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton

Objective:
The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, now in its fourth year of successes, where your scripts are read direct by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Poe Contest/Autumn Suspense

Objective:
The Poe Contest mission is to recognize and reward fresh voices and creative storytelling, and to assist writers in their quest to obtain representation and produce their work.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50.00 for features and $40.00 for shorts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Thriller/Suspense Festival

Objective:
Monthly festival that showcases the best of Thriller/Suspense Genre Stories and Films from around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
FANtastic Horror Film Festival

Objective:
The FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, CA is dedicated to bringing the latest and cutting edge Indie Horror films to the local community, It is a 3 day festival over Halloween and shows 30 + Indie Horror Short and Feature films. Following the Fest we have an Award Ceremony to celebrate our award nominees and winners. We are an official event on IMDb.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Milano Playwriting Festival - New TV Series Projects

Objective:

Milano Playwriting Festival and its producer It’s Time Produzioni Srls are looking for innovative TV series projects from across the globe.

Milano Playwriting Festival opens itself up to innovative serial projects because it believes that supporting the playwriting fragile economy requires practically the creation of a flourishing screenwriters’ market around it. It considers supporting high-quality playwriting a preliminary condition to raise the quality in screenwriting too and believes that the two industries need to be located close to each other to thrive and be able to reach remarkable results.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Haunted Horror Film Festival

Objective:
The Goal of the I.H.H.F.F. is to provide a safe fair professional venue for both Horror Filmmaker and Horror Fans to come together and celebrate the Horror Cinema as a union for a small Genre of filmmaking both Independant and Big Budget. Horror Films are indeed a small Genre of modern day Cinema devided by several sub-genres but nevertheless has a very large diehard Fan Base.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Atlantic City Cinefest Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
To reward the ingenuity of screenwriters creating new material.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45 (feature); $30 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Feedback 1pg. Screenplay Contest

Objective:
Submit a screenplay that is only 1 page long and have it performed at the Writing Festival by professional actors. Also garner FULL FEEDBACK on your work.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Neu World Studios International Film Festival

Objective:
A true indie film festival, paying tribute to hard working, creative independent filmmakers from around the globe.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 (feature);
$30 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Oregon Short Film Festival

Objective:
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 30 pages or less. Comedy, Dark Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Horror and anything else that is well written with good character development is eligible.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Objective:

Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, African, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Latinos are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.

Founded in November 2001, the mission of the Urban Mediamakers Association is to promote and support diverse, independent digital/media arts content creation. Our annual signature event is the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) showcasing award-winning, global independent films. Join us October 6-11, 2016 for UMFF as we celebrate 15 years of showcasing award-winning content creations.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Depends on project type, runtime, etc. Go to website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screenwriters' Capital Fall Feature Script Competition

Objective:
The Screenwriters Capital is based in Greater Sacramento. We are looking for talented screenwriters near and far to help great aspiring writers realize their dreams. We look forward to reading your scripts and wish you luck!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Alaska International Film Awards

Objective:

The Alaska International Film Awards is an independent film competition that aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska's important role in the international film community.

Awards are presented to independent filmmakers from around the globe who produce original and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Alaska International Film Awards recognizes innovative and diverse films that connect independent filmmakers' vision and the artistic process to the emerging global arts community.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Pitch-2-Script Faith & Family Screenplay Competition

Objective:

To encourage the writing of faith and family screenplays by offering a tournament style single elimination pitch and story structure screenplay competition that awards a cash prize to the winning screenplay as well as a cash prize to the entry with the best Pitch.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Bentonville Film Festival and Lifetime Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The purpose of this competition is to amplify voices of diversity and inclusion. The screenplays we are looking for will ultimately recognize, support, and embrace people of all faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, all races and ethnicities, veterans, and the disabled community.

These values may or may not manifest themselves in the subject matter of the scripts (we want scripts about almost anything and everything!). The way these values are represented, be it by the writers themselves or the subject matter, will be equally weighted and considered during the judging process.

We look forward to receiving your script and are thankful you are joining us in our mission to propagate diversity and inclusion in the movies that get made.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Swedish International Film Festival

Objective:

The Swedish International film festival was created to support independent filmmakers who want to get international recognition and the opportunity to realize their career.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Paris Art and Movie Awards

Objective:

The Paris Art and Movie Awards is the leading independent film festival in Paris.

The « PAMA » has been ranked, as soon as its second year, the second festival not to miss in Paris, by The Culture Trip Magazine. It is also listed in the TOP 100 film festivals in the world by the leading platform FilmFreeway.

We accept short films and feature, in a wide range of categories. We close each year festival by an award ceremony, giving away trophies and certificates and gifts to films, and to filmmakers, cast and crew.

Our goal is to help independent filmmakers screening their films, awarding them, show their films to high level industry talents and public figures.

We keep supporting and promoting winners and nominees long after their nomination or their win : we follow you on Facebook and Instagram, we share your work… We also have a policy of inviting former winners to become Judges, and former nominees to walk on stage to give away awards to their fellow filmmakers.

We are a human scale festival, often compared to the hottest New-York underground and dynamic events. We have partnerships with medias, established companies, and the screening always take place in grand historic venues in Paris.

We are proud to work, since first year, with the French national charity CHILDREN’S VOICE. We offer free screening to very young kids, who often never went to a movie theatre before, and to young adults, some with difficult family backgrounds.

We have an office in Paris, and another in Burbank (Los Angeles).

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$90.00 (feature);$40.00 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
North Country (Snowtown) Screenplay Competition

Objective:

To highlight the work of screenwriters with a connection to Northern New York, work that is set in Northern New York, or that could use Northern New York as a filming location.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15 ($10 for student)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Reel Time International

Objective:
Please see website.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Headline International Film Festival

Objective:
Headline International Film Festival (HIFF) is a North American festival which aims to advance and shine the spotlight on true independent cinema and the creativity of all the artists, storytellers and collaborators worldwide.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Media Adventures International Film Festival

Objective:
The Media Adventures International Film Festival seeks to recognize extraordinary efforts in film making.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest

Objective:

On top of cash grants and Hollywood industry introductions, the top scripts are read by this amazing jury:

Trevor Kress

Trevor is currently Director, Brand Content & Partnerships at Stage 13, Warner Bros.' original digital content network, showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling.

Jeffrey Bowers

Jeff curates short films for Staff Picks for Vimeo and VICE Shorts. He has also worked for Tribeca Film Festival and the Hamptons Film Festival.

Winnie Kemp

Winnie is the VP of Original Content for Super Deluxe, an online platform owned by Turner Broadcasting focusing on digital series and documentaries.

Andrew Allen

Andrew is the Founder & Managing Director of Short of the Week—the web’s leading discovery engine for the new generation of filmmakers. Recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 25 New Faces of Indie Film, he has had his films recognized by Wired, Fast Company, and festivals around the world. He is also the Co-Founder and Head of Design of FiftyThree, makers of the popular Paper drawing app and winner of Apple’s App of the Year award.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$49


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hoosierdance International Film Festival

Objective:
The Hoosierdance International Film Festival offers professional filmmakers and student filmmakers from around the world a venue to showcase their passion.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30 (features); $20 (shorts)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Outlantacon

Objective:

If you are a filmmaker and would like to be a part of our film festival in Atlanta, Georgia then please submit your work for our consideration.

Outlantacon is an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience! You'll find all the usual convention fare here, the difference is that it all has a queer 'bent' to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you're free to be yourself! Let it not be said that this convention is just for LGBT. There are straight people here and there are few more awesome ways to support equal rights than to attend a Convention with such interesting folks.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WriteMovies UK Script Contest

Objective:

In 2016 WriteMovies has opened a new competition specially for scripts aimed at UK studios, producers and commissioners. It comes with all our usual bells and whistles – the winner will get £500 in cash, there will be 1 full year of script mentoring for the 3 finalists, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts (worth $3,200), with the possibility of representation: we want to take your script to the top of the UK and international film industry and use our experience and track record to get it produced for you. Screenplays, teleplays and pilot scripts are all welcomed.

The price to enter our special UK Competition is a flat rate of $44 (around £30, depending on exchange rates). The closing date is May 31st – finalists and winners will be announced in June.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$44 (around £30)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Independent Horror Movie Awards

Objective:

Our mission is to help promote the criminally overlooked but creatively fertile field of indie horror by singling out top notch work with a wide variety of awards.

Movies, scripts, and web series are all welcome! We give special attention to low budget films especially no budget entries! We're sick to death of the endless barrage of remakes and sequels that so clearly signaled the demise of originality in mainstream horror. Most of the horror classics still beloved today were indie films: John Carpenter's Halloween, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Evil Dead, Night of the Living Dead, etc.

With all kinds of different awards including many unique to our beloved genre, you have more chances to win. Every two months, we choose nominees and winners so filmmakers don't have to wait an entire year for results. This enables you to quickly build buzz for your project. Winners and nominees will be announced by the 10th of the following month after the final bi-monthly deadline. For example, the results for April will be posted by May 10th.

We are an online competition that does not screen films to the public so you don't have to worry about ruining your premiere status. This also keeps submissions fees as low as possible.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New York Television Festival: NYTVF Scripts Competition

Objective:

The 2018 New York Television Festival is moving to July -- submit to the NYTVF for the chance to engage with more TV execs, buyers, agents, managers, and decision-makers than any other Festival! Submit your independently produced pilot or script for the opportunity to become an Official Artist next summer. Check out 2018 submission deadlines below.

NYTVF Scripts, now in its third year, accepting original comedy and drama series pilot scripts from around the world for consideration by broadcast, cable, and digital buyers via NYTVF Connect. Submit your comedy or drama TV pilot script for a chance to engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit at the 2018 New York Television Festival.

NYTVF Scripts opens for submissions on March 7, 2018.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 US Dollars (per entry)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sanford Film Festival

Objective:

The Sanford International Film Festival is a world-wide-community event; we show some of the most compelling work from all over the world, and we invite that world in to become a part of our creative and compassionate Maine community.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cannes Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The Cannes Screenplay Contest presents a top-level screenwriting competition for aspiring newcomers and seasoned veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent. This dedicated scriptwriting contest is a rare opportunity for screenwriters to submit their work to be read, judged, and critiqued solely on their ability to captivate and entertain through the written word.

The Cannes Screenplay Contest seeks to be included with the industry's most prestigious and relevant script contests contending today. For those with the discipline and talent to create a quality story for film or television, there is no greater opportunity to dip your toe into the fire and see if you’ve got what it takes to entertain audiences for a living.

The Cannes Screenplay Contest features awards and competition in a diverse range of categories and genres. Submissions will be judged against similar scripts only in terms of genre and category.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi- Fantasy and Horror Film Festival

Objective:

Our Mission is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown talent of today, helping them become the future celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow. Not only do we actively champion indie and independent filmmaking, we are one of the few film festivals in the world that offers a film distribution seminar to help filmmakers guide their cinematic vision toward profitability.

Our Festival promotes freedom of thought, cultural and creative expression, regardless of age, abilities, gender or LGBTI. Always keen to challenge stereotypes and push the definition of what 'sci-fi' means, we have a reputation for programming a variety of exciting and independent films whilst remaining fun and inclusive.

Our SciFi Film Festival is unique by bringing innovation, fun, quirky and cool to all generations and with a global perspective. World class, family friendly entertainment.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Crime List Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The Crime List Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres of scripts with crime elements, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers.

All script entries receive a logline listing on the Official Selections page of the website. (You may opt out of receiving this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish to make your logline and contact info available.)

>> BENEFITS INCLUDED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION <<

OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL
All entries receive an “Official Selection” Laurel. Laurels are delivered upon announcement of winners. (Winners receive “Winner” laurels. All others receive an “Official Selection” laurel.)

SCRIPT SHOWCASE
TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS, ALL ENTRANTS’ SCRIPT LOGLINES ARE SHOWCASED ON THE COMPETITION WEBSITE FOR DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES AND PRODUCERS TO ACCESS. (You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info to be available to development executives, producers, and others).

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mini Movie Fest

Objective:
MINI MOVIE FEST is an International Film Festival for Less--than-15-minute movies and a Screenplay Contest for less-than -30-page screenplays. We accept any genres films not more than 15 minutes duration. Trailers, webseries, shorts are available.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Joshua Tree International Short Screenplay Contest

Objective:

The JTIFF is proud to present a different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of readers consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters, and critics review and provide condensed coverage (feedback) for scripts of 20 pages or less.

Two finalists are invited to attend the JTIFF and, with the assistance of directors and agents, cast a live table reading of the script from a bank of actors. The readings are performed in front of an audience, who vote on their favorites. These votes, along with the scores of the readers, determine a competition winner.

Judges will pay particular attention to submissions that address Perspectives in the Sacred Desert. We offer no further clarity on the theme, and encourage writers to explore the concept.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
TV One Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The TV ONE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2018 is meant to encourage and promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays that can be turned into original movies for television. The competition is meant to:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from three (3) Finalists and announced at the ABFF Awards Presentation.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Indiepossible International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Objective:

On-line festival open to independent film, web series, shorts and screenplays. Judged by active industry executives.

Every screenplay submission, whether or not accepted to the festival, receives a free professional script report analysis performed by a professional screenwriting consultant, plus 10% off any additional screenwriting consultation services.

$5,000.00 Narrative Feature Screenplay Grand Prize!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70 feature;
$50 short


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:

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. The Short Film Competition will be announced officially on June 8, 2016.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Writers Lab

Objective:

The Writers Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, is open for submissions of screenplays by women over the age of 40

ABOUT THE LAB

The Writers Lab brings 12 women screenwriters over the age of 40 with promising scripts together with outstanding professional female filmmakers for an intensive four-day screenwriting development retreat of one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and other activities designed to inspire the artists; to prompt rigorous creative exploration; and, through revision, to cultivate first-rate cinematic stories.

We seek a broad selection of screenplays across all genres of fiction. Scripts by more than one writer will be considered, but all writers must be female, and only one writer can attend the Lab. We welcome submissions from professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between who has a story to tell and a cinematic vision. Selections are based on the script’s artistic merit and craftsmanship, not the applicant's level of professional experience. Now accepting international script submissions.

MISSION

The Writers Lab is dedicated to developing promising feature scripts of cinematic scope and imagination, in all genres, by women screenwriters over the age of 40, as part of the movement to amplify the female voice in narrative film. We are committed to female storytellers, yet do not limit our search to stories about women.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Ukrainian International Short Film Festival

Objective:
The Ukrainian international short film festival is a platform for independent filmmakers, where they can show their films a large audience and to know the opinion of the audience and their colleagues. The aim of our festival - give to all independent filmmakers opportunity to express themselves.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest

Objective:

Crimson Screen is a filmmakers film festival. You will get to meet other filmmakers from all over the globe, create lasting friendships and share your experiences with a captive audience. Professional to novice, first time filmmakers to well established, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest showcases a wide variety of horror films from all over the globe.

We are seeking all genres of horror films and screenplays. We take pride in the variety of horror selections at our annual festival and encourage filmmakers to submit any type of film and screenplay with horror/thriller/suspense elements and themes!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition

Objective:

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told.

FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ score cards to every entrant at no additional charge.

PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

JUDGING: Our judges are all industry experienced gatekeepers. The final round of judging will be completed by the best readers, guest jurors, and at least one industry member. Judging will be based on all aspects that make stories great. Budget and marketability will not be considered for this contest.

Top scripts will be read and considered by:

Daniel Wolfberg is an executive for Comedy Central and has worked on IDIOTSITTER, DRUNK HISTORY, and JEFF & SOME ALIENS. His expertise on getting projects green-lit is what turns scripts into television shows.

Jen Ray is a literary manager at Heroes and Villains Entertainment where her focus is on developing strong female voices across genres. Jen also produced the indie comedy For A Good Time, Call… that premiered at Sundance and was distributed by Focus Features.

Ian Morrow is a Coordinator at MANAGE-MENT, a literary management company that represents writers, executive producers and directors for film, television and theatre. Manage-ment represents EP clients on TV shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Shameless, The Americans, Narcos, and Flight Of The Conchords.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$59


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Finish Line Script Competition

Objective:

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created.

The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win. With the guidance of a seasoned script consultant, you can work on your rewrites AFTER submitting your script to the competition and then, after reviewing their notes, RESUBMIT your script to us, having improved your draft and thus bettering your chances to WIN!

Our screenplay consultants will provide comprehensive development notes (5-6 pages) on your screenplay or pilot, for as many drafts as you choose, focusing on the fact that the STORY and WRITER are KING. Just as with development execs at studios, production companies or networks, we will go through draft after draft with you to get your script into TIPTOP shape. With the Finish Line, winning is always within reach, perhaps only a draft away.

Following our process, everyone who enters The Finish Line Script Competition comes out a winner. One writer will win our amazing Grand Prize, while two others will receive First and Second Runners Up prizes. Everyone else who takes advantage of our consulting services will leave the competition with the insight to get them to the real victory—the consideration of managers, agents, producers and studio or network execs.

If your script is already in perfect shape, great! Submit it as is. We are looking for the best writer in the bunch. Enter the Finish Line Script Competition and come out a winner!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
StoryPlanner.com Monthly Story Plan Competition

Objective:
To use a specified Story Plan screenplay template to define story structure in a compelling way.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
FREE


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Veer West Screenplay Festival

Objective:
The Veer West Shorts Series encourages writers and artists to submit screenplays and stage plays under 8 pages. Having workshopped and produced scripts and new material in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles, since 2003, our goal is to launch new work by exceptional screenwriters, writers, filmmakers, and artists.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
iHolly

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

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Karmic Shorts

Objective:
Karmic Shorts is a unique short film competition. In addition to being seen by our award-winning board of filmmakers, the winning script will receive a fully realized production. Beyond the connections and resume boosts offered by other competitions, Karmic Shorts gives you the opportunity to bypass the often endless circuit of talks and red tape between competition winners and their production, and jumps right to the part that matters most to you, bringing your script to life.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)

Objective:

The Renaissance in the 15th century was a time when art was at its height. With the digital revolution artists have a golden opportunity, once again, to shape culture and to create art for the sake of beauty or truth, to reflect, to question and to enhance peace.

This is why we have established the New Renaissance Film Festival, in LONDON, one of Europe’s greatest film cities – to support and champion the first wave of independent filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era.

During the festival we will show about 40-60 short films. This will include a variety of narrative shorts, animations and documentaries. Simultaneously, we run a screenplay competition and will present the awards to the winners during the festival.

Very close to our heart is the Young Talent Award. This is an award for screenwriting and for short films, that will be presented to young talent between the ages of 16-21.

Film is a unique medium, and we hope to help new filmmakers and screenwriters to fulfill their dream in telling their stories and showcase their work.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65, or higher, see website


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Utah Film Awards

Objective:

The Utah Film Awards competition and film market recognizes the best films, series, and commercials at this red carpet event. The event is judged by film distributors worldwide that are looking to acquire new films.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New Life Film Festival

Objective:
New Life Film & Script & Music Festival is a competition with cash prizes for filmmakers, musicians and writers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$19


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Sitcom Mission

Objective:

We're looking for the best sitcom scripts that we can develop and showcase.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
£10


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Milledgeville Film Festival

Objective:

The Annual Milledgeville Film Festival is a four day movie explosion packed with screenings, nightly parties and the largest red carpet in the heart of Georgia. Short films, features, new media content, and fashion films are accepted across multiple genres for more than twenty awards.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles CineFest

Objective:
Los Angeles CineFest is an online, monthly event. Each month Hollywood film industry specialists watch, listen and vote for The Best of The Festival in each category. Every month, we'll announce Festival winners online.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$5


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
FILMMATIC Screenplay Awards Competition

Objective:

Season 3: 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 Screenplay Competiton is open to short and feature-length works, screenplays and pilots. 10 Categorical Winners, 1 Overall Winner, and 100 Finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the competition

You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work. Entries can be made via our website, or through the Withoutabox or FilmFreeway systems. All Winners and Finalists will be announced by August 15, 2018.

Hidden screenplays never get produced...

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55, $25


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition is a global screenwriting contest dedicated to inspire, support, and discover innovative narrative storytellers in film and television. Our objective is to launch careers, provide recognition and facilitate networking opportunities for the best new original voices in screenwriting.

We welcome screenplays from anywhere in the world.

Four Categories:

Six Genres:

The Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and pitch meetings with leading industry professionals.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Finow Film Festival & Script Contest

Objective:
The primary objective of the Finow Film&Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities, to findout new names, to make connection between them and World.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CAL-TEX Worldwide Horror Fest

Objective:

CAL-TEX Worldwide Horror Fest is an Online International Competition open to Short and Feature Horror Films sponsored by Lonnie Ramati, Los Angeles CA. and Wendy Crouse/DreamReal Pictures, Austin, TX.

This film competition event is to promote beginner to advanced film makers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Objective:
Diverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices in Hollywood. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today -- according to the WGA diversity report that is writers of color, women writers, and writers over the age of 40. However, we'd also love to see stories from the perspective of writers with disabilities, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voice that is currently underrepresented by Hollywood today.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Short Stop International Film Festival

Objective:
Short Stop International Film Festival is an online film festival based in the UK.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$44


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
12 Months Film Festival

Objective:
The 12 Months Film Festival (#12MFF) is an international online film event that attracts, displays and awards movie enthusiasts, and professionals from 6 continents, in the largest monthly qualification challenge for the Grand Prize. The 11 months editions will award and send 3 winners each in the #12MFF for the Grand Prize that takes place the end of April.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest

Objective:

13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers!

The categories for the contest are:

  1. Feature-length screenplays
  2. Short screenplays
  3. Feature-length movies
  4. Short movies

Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including:

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. This is included as part of your entry fee and is extremely popular with submitters.

Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners 1 May 2018.

Our Hollywood judges include Andrew Hannon, editor of the international best-selling 'Thirteen' horror anthologies.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45.00 - $60.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Screenplay for a Horror Film

Objective:

Visceral Films in association with Land of Illusions and BAO Productions - one of the largest, continuously running horror theme parks in the US, announces an international screenplay competition for an upcoming feature film to be produced in 2016.

The story must be of any horror genre, be between 70-90 pages, contain a mixed ensemble cast of 5-6 characters, and take place at specific locations at Land of Illusions Theme Park. The contest is open to anyone and there is no cost to electronically submit a screenplay. The winning writer receives credit and fees (commensurate with a $2mm feature) and a first-look deal with Visceral.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Sky Film Festival

Objective:

If your work is rich in substance, has exceptional subject matter, a superior execution of story structure and you want to screen your work to a truly remarkable and global audience then this is your film festival. The festival is open to any level of filmmaker, from amateur to professional.

The Hollywood Sky International Film Festival is now accepting all digitally submitted entries for moving media, screenplays, production development, and more submissions for; awards, prizes, and distribution. We aim to hold several seasons of online film festival throughout 2016. Our expert jury will choose and award each season’s best movies and screenplays. The festival will show all winner works.

The Hollywood Sky International Film Festival promotes the advancement of innovative cinema from emerging filmmakers, embracing the passion of new filmmaking to stimulate public interest in the study and appreciation of the art and craft of cinema.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$28.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
First 10 Pages Script Contest

Objective:

The First 10 Pages Script Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature and television writing in all genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers.

ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE...

SCRIPT SHOWCASE
A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.+ Includes:

Logline Listing
Writer Bio
Contact Email or Website

+ You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Narrative Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:
Submission Requirements: 1. Must be a narrative short 2. Screenplay must be under 30 minutes 3. Can be produced on a micro-budget 4. Seeking screenplays that represent the millenial voice, whatever that means.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Oregon International Film Awards

Objective:
The Oregon International Film Awards are presented annually to independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world who produce unique and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Oregon International Film Awards recognizes the very best in contemporary domestic and international independent cinema and screenwriting.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Fan Fiction Screenplay Festival

Objective:

Submit a FAN FICTION Script of a classic television show, movie series, or iconic franchise. Any past TV show or movie in the history of cinema. For example: You can send in a Friends TV screenplay, or a feature script from the Star Wars universe.

Offers writers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their scripts read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS and showcased online for 1000s to see. Gives you, the writer, the opportunity to have your fan fiction read by professionals and showcased to the industry and world.

No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your script by our established reading committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay. Even if you’re just looking for feedback on your script, this is the festival for you.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 (features);
$25 (shorts);
$35 (TV spec);
$20 (First Scene)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
GenreBlast Film Festival

Objective:

GenreBlast is an international independent genre film festival coming to you from the awesome Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in beautiful Winchester, VA!

GB3 will happen Sept. 6-9, 2018 and will feature the best of truly independent films from around the world - specializing in action, horror, sc-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! In our third year, we will really highlight screenwriters by hosting a screenwriting seminar and even having live script readings with professional actors!

Our discussion panels at GenreBlast 2 were a big hit and we're bringing them back again for the threequel! 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 September, you'll wish you were at GenreBlast!

#alltheflavors

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 short scripts, $40 feature scripts


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Top Indie Film Awards

Objective:
No budget? No problem. We know how painstakingly difficult it is to make a movie. Heck, we even know how hard it is just to write a good script (it's one of the biggest, most horribly unappreciated but crucially important parts of the entire process) so don't worry if your budget was tiny (or non-existent). The fact is we're sick of Hollywood. They only care about brands and marketing. Forget originality, passion, or vision. It's all about cashing in on a built-in audience so they don't have to take any risks. This is why we respect independent filmmakers. We know what it takes, and we're here to reward you so you can get real recognition for your work. We want to help indie filmmakers find success by celebrating their achievements with a plethora of different awards.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Dazed 4 Horror Film Festival

Objective:
AZED 4 HORROR is a horror film festival created by movie maker David Daze for indie filmmakers and fans of the genre. As a filmmaker Mr. Daze himself appreciate's the blood, sweat & tears that go into making Feature Movies. And being an indie filmmaker Daze understands how important it is to have a venue to show off your work ie; (film projects) to the genre's many fans. So with this in mind in 2013.... David Daze created the "DAZED 4 HORROR" film fest to not only have a venue to show and promote his films but other indie filmmakers projects as well! The film fest caters to both sides of the street serving both filmmakers who just need a venue to promote and show their films and to filmmakers who want to walk on the competition side and have their films available for Judging and AWARDS! The event Caters to the MANY FANS of The HORROR Genre and offers Awards, Prizes, parties and Special Guests!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

Objective:
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival Celebrates Short Films, Features, Television and New Media worldwide. Our mission is to support filmmakers, recognize their hard work, and Award them so they are more inspired to keep telling amazing stories.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (feature); $30 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
MAC Horror Festival

Objective:
Please see website.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Monthly Film Festival

Objective:
Screenplay competition runs every two months. Screenplays will NOT be published online.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$14.99


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Big Cross Los Angeles Christian Film Festival

Objective:

We are a Christian Film Festival catered to promoting films and stories centered around the gospel. We are looking for submissions of all Christian genre types from Christian horror, Christian dramas, Christian romance & Comedy, End Times genre films and biblical. Films must have a Christian theme in order to be considered for qualification in this years program.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Just4Shorts Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The short film traces its roots to the very beginning of movie history, long before the concept of a feature films existed. Almost a century later, short films continue to strive as a new filmmaker's calling card in Hollywood. Short films serve as a quick, efficient medium to demonstrate a filmmaker's talent. And it all begins with a great script.

Just4Shorts is dedicated to helping new filmmakers and writers gain increased exposure in the industry and to audiences worldwide.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30.0


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
South Carolina Underground Film Festival

Objective:
The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55 (feature);
$50 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
GI Film Festival

Objective:

The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.

The GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened are voted on by fans. Others are screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Objective:

Introducing the Emerging Screenwriters SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE Competition

Brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association

Not only does this contest catapult you right onto the ISA Development Slate, but you’ll receive over $30,000 in funds, equipment and the support you need to shoot a proof of concept, otherwise known as a sizzle reel.

How can you stand out from other screenwriters? A script is no longer enough. Time is limited, so producers want a shortcut to understanding your Feature or TV Pilot idea. The Shoot Your Sizzle winner will get professional guidance to produce a proof of concept for your screenplay just like Oscar Nominated Writer/Director of La La Land, Damien Chazelle did with his first film, Whiplash. Learn more - https://www.emergingscreenwriters.com/why-make-a-sizzle/

You don't need to be a director to win. Submit your full length feature or pilot and we’ll guide you to make it happen! The Grand Prize winning screenwriter receives all the tools necessary to produce a sizzle reel to pitch their script at the highest level.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Store ScriptXpert Script Search

Objective:
Please see website.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Objective:

TeaDance hopes to not only show really good independent film, but also educate and entertain the public with films that feature LGBT characters and stories. Our mission is to have LGBT cinema a part of everyday culture and we want to expose it to as many people as we can. For this reason our festival is free to the public.

We are currently accepting submissions for our festival and are looking for films and scripts that:

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (feature); $45 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Writers Store Spotlight Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Our professional studio readers will carefully read every submission. From these entries, 25 semi-finalists will make it to the next stage and enjoy an honorable mention in Script Magazine and an annual membership to ScreewritingDirectory.com. Next, we’ll narrow it down to 10 finalists who will score a consultation with a ScriptXpert Story Coach, and a one-year ISA CONNECT membership.

And finally, one lucky writer will be chosen by our panel of esteemed judges to win a cash prize of $5,000, plus an invitation into the ISA Development Program for a one-year mentorship. The Grand Prize Winner will also have his or her loglines shared with Execs including the following companies, with potential for meetings to be booked on company request:

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

Objective:

Due to overwhelming demand, we're opening our competition to Television Pilots as well as feature scripts this year!

CrowdSource Studios Script Competition was created by professional screenwriters, actors, directors & producers to give unknown screenwriters a real, fair opportunity to be discovered & have your script or pilot produced!

Most script competitions offer prizes including publicity, connections & merchandise. We do that... plus two more HUGE things:

The Grand Prize Winner of our Competition will have their script/pilot FAST TRACKED INTO PRODUCTION & WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EQUITY POSITION IN THE FINISHED FILM/PILOT!!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$90


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Carmel International Film Festival

Objective:

The Carmel International Film Festival is committed to providing artists a platform to share their stories and their art.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Global Independent Film Awards

Objective:
The Global Independent Film Awards is an online awards competition dedicated to recognizing filmmakers and actors for high quality work. We understand the amount of effort, commitment, and dedication that goes into high caliber films. Likewise, we also realize how important it is for filmmakers who achieve success in various aspects of filmmaking to be recognized for their successes. It is this independent corroboration that demonstrates skill and expertise to studios, production companies, casting directors, producers, and investors. Because we value the hard work and merits of various departments and individuals who contribute to the total film experience, we offer a wide variety of awards to recognize well-deserving departments and individuals. We encourage all Official Selections, nominees, and winners to include this information on their resumes, demo reels, other self-promotional materials, film press kits, investor information packages, and the like.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Southeastern Film Festival

Objective:
This festival was founded by many independent filmmakers from all over the United States in an effort to make independent film more prevalent in smaller towns across the Southeast and help foster connections between film-making professionals across the globe.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Beaufort International Film Festival

Objective:
In 2016 The Beaufort Regional Film Commission and the Beaufort Film Society will present the Tenth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, filmmakers surprises, educational forums, guest speakers, parties, and the quiet charm of historic Beaufort will all be on display. Many of the directors will be here at the festival to talk about and answer your questions about their films, and this is possibly your only opportunity to get close to them and see their early works before they get "discovered". The purpose of the festival is to recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre to include independent film, music, animation, short and long features,documentaries, and screenwriting. It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful "film-friendly" region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands. For the past quarter of a century Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides,and many more. Through this festival we will reintroduce our sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Visionfest: The Other Festival

Objective:

VISIONFEST: The Other Festival promotes domestic filmmaking. All of the works showcased at VISIONFEST are created by U.S. filmmakers and by production entities that are based solely in the United States. The projects may be shot on international locations and have globally relevant storylines, but their origin must be rooted in the U.S.

VISIONFEST exists to provide an exhibition forum for the American auteur; one that is specialized and focused; one that does not dilute the presence of U.S. films within a sea of international product.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$80


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival

Objective:
Whether you are a filmmaker, a distributor, or a film enthusiast – the Festival offers you an exciting look into the latest movies to hit the market. Our goal is to bring you the best in the latest films and TV episodes that will encourage, challenge and inspire us to positive values and a greater understanding of the human journey.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$30


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Reel Authors Screenplay Contest

Objective:

Dedicated to serving filmmakers and their audiences by celebrating excellence in filmmaking, the Columbus Film Council believes in educating and entertaining people with the art and experience of film and video.

Founded in 1950 by a group of progressive educators, the Film Council, through the Columbus International Film + Video Festival (a 6 day event in downtown Columbus), continues their legacy, honoring and screening the work of makers whose creations of vision, beauty and power help us understand the complexities of our world by using their committed artistry to touch our minds and hearts.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Trailers and Scripts LA Film Fest

Objective:
ITS LA Film Fest, was established by the local LA indie entertainment industry leaders; Producers, directors, agents, writers, IT, and businessmen. Working to represent & award, indie legendary giants, the working filmmaker and our future student filmmakers. Supporting, mentoring and representing the Indie community in all genres of filmography. Providing marketing and networking events to promote the indie community.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Illinois International Film Festival

Objective:

Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and so on.

The Illinois International Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking. The Film Festival offers filmmakers the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit their films.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$80


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
L.A. Independent Artist Film Festival

Objective:
At the Los Angeles based Independent Artist Film Festival (IAFF) we believe in the power of celebrating and spotlighting the true indie film maker. We understand what a difficult task it is to create a masterpiece independently... No budget... Just a dream. At the IAFF we award the project, not the names attached. Unlike the more commercialized festivals, we focus on giving you a platform to truly showcase your work. Awards will be given out among 8 categories followed by several screenings. Join us in celebrating you... The independent artist.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Denver Film Festival

Objective:
It entertains. It educates. It provokes and persuades, moves and motivates. The cinema’s potential to transform as well as reflect society in all its diversity is what the Denver Film Society aims to recognize and realize. Since 1978, the DFS has worked to promote the medium as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events. It is in fact the only nonprofit organization in Colorado dedicated to engaging both its members and the general public in a lifelong, life-altering relationship with and understanding of film and film culture. The twin pillars it has built on the foundation of this vision are the award-winning Denver Film Festival, now in its third decade, and the Sie FilmCenter.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Universe Multicultural Film Festival

Objective:
Film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine. For film lovers, it is a place for the unique movies that can open their mind and fresh their eyes. For film makers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross cultural film project; For distributers, it is a market that have most diversify films to choice for; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Depth of Field International Film Festival

Objective:
Please see website.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Silent River Film Festival

Objective:

Dedicated to the independent filmmakers of the world, Silent River Film Festival is established with a vision to bring "East and West" together to share their best work of films and "Cinema for Causes" on one platform to raise awareness about the issues that are important to us, and provide them active support.

The festival also aims to create more opportunities for female filmmakers and support student filmmakers by discovering and recognizing them.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Peachtree Village International Film Festival

Objective:
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Vegas Indie Film Fest

Objective:

VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! (VIFF!) is an international independent film showcase, held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Created, programmed and operated by movie-loving filmmakers, VIFF! is unique to any other festival in the world! VIFF! allows filmmakers from around the globe to compete on a multi-cultural stage for a plethora of awards! Taking place all over Las Vegas, VIFF! aims to get indie films seen, marketed, and ultimately sold.

VIFF! caters to a vast clientele of independent film fans, distributors, artists, producers, entertainers and filmmakers - on a regular and re-occurring basis. We have personal relationships with many members of local and national press organizations and invite/encourage them to attend screenings, to create positive reviews and stories about our winning lineup of films and filmmakers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
NexTV Writing and Pitch Competition

Objective:
GET YOUR WORK IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER! This is Hollywood's ELITE Writing Competition. Your chance to connect with the most relevant professionals in the entertainment industry. TOP AGENTS, PRODUCERS & EXECS WANT TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT TALENT! We are looking for the entertainment industry’s most exciting new voices. Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria: a) Is this a sample of great writing AND b) does this have value in today’s actual marketplace?

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New York Los Angeles International Film Festival

Objective:

The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers, writers, distributers and film enthusiast.

The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world. Our New York screenings take place in May and our Los Angeles screenings in October. Thus, providing filmmakers with maximum exposure and networking opportunities for their projects. The NYLA humbly takes honor in providing such a platform for the many independent filmmakers and writers attempting to launch their careers and share their creative talents. With becoming one of the larger independent festivals on the horizon, we look forward to kicking off the Los Angeles Screening session of the NYLA this October and showcasing the expressive artistry of the stars of tomorrow.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Life Fest Film Festival

Objective:

Life Fest is THE film festival dedicated to showcasing films that affirm the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, and the profound significance of each life.

LifeFest provides opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration amongst those who are working to bring high production values to inspiring film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Naperville Independent Film Festival

Objective:
The mission of the Naperville Independent Film Festival, Inc is to encourage filmmakers of all ages to create and distribute films that entertain, inspire, and stir the human spirit.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest

Objective:
The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest is dedicated to Independent Comedy Films, Comedians and Comedy Art & Entertainment of all types! The festival is produced by Breaking Fate Entertainment (www.breakingfate.com) as an annual event.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
True Story Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases true story feature screenplays and television scripts, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to development executives, producers, agents, and managers.

ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE...

SCRIPT SHOWCASE
A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.+ Includes:

+ You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

Objective:

The BNFF is a filmmaker’s festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters. In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both behind the camera, on the screen, and abroad.

The BNFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products to Western New York through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Barcelona International Film Festival

Objective:

As Barcelona's premiere independent film awards, we believe limitlessness in possibility is the beauty of art and creativity. With that philosophy as our compass, each year the Barcelona International Film Festival embarks on a search for today’s undiscovered visionaries in filmmaking and screenwriting from around the world.

The Barcelona Film Awards are presented annually to the most original and well crafted works entered into competition. Awards include the coveted Grand Jury Prize, Special Jury Prizes, various Best of Category honors and Official Finalist recognition.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Glendale International Film Festival

Objective:
This is the second year of the exciting national and international film festival in the beautiful City of Glendale, California, all film makers are welcome. Our wonderful venue is the MGN FIVE STAR CINEMA, where you can have dinner and a movie, relax in comfortable reclining chairs, eat and drink and make merry! Special awards are given to film makers residing in the Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank areas. International, national and local films are invited as well as web series, short shorts, new media animation and student films. We are especially looking for films with a scientific bent, environmental and action films with a message! Comedy, drama, sci-fi are all welcome, especially any film, short or screenplay with an unusual idea that has to do with science, research, technology or unusual ideas.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mockfest Film Festival of Hollywood

Objective:
Our mission at MOCKFEST is to showcase the best comedies and mockumentaries from around the world, gathering fans and filmmakers together to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of the mockumentary genre and all its comedy brothers at the center of it all, Hollywood, California.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$95


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
TheWriteRoom Screenplay Competition

Objective:
TheWriteRoom.Org/Screenwriting Competition/2015 seeks to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature(screenplays) of Women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. Male writers are also invited to participate but all screenplay entries must EITHER have a female protagonist(s), feature dimensional female character(s) and/or have been either WRITTEN, CO-WRITTEN by a woman.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New York International Independent Film Festival

Objective:

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world.

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival hosts film, music and art events in the two entertainment capitals of the United States: New York and Los Angeles.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Carolina Film and Video Festival

Objective:
We want to be the first to exhibit your film. Whether it's narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental, great work has a place at this film festival. We've been showcasing original works like yours for longer than any other student-run film festival in North Carolina. The festival has separate student, independent, and North Carolina categories, as well as a script competition.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Independent Film Quarterly Film and Webisode Festival

Objective:
An established and recognized magazine on the film circuit, Independent Film Quarterly brings you our Film & Webisode Festival. The festival provides a platform where filmmakers can showcase their work (features, shorts, webisodes, animation, music videos and documentaries) and increase opportunities for producers and maximize potential for distribution. “Independent Film Quarterly brought you the interviews, now we bring you the Festival.”

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$85


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival

Objective:
Lift-Off Global Film Festival Network. The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help support your professional life in film.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival

Objective:
The intent of MiSciFi is to showcase the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, and other imaginatively-themed films from around the world. This celebration is set in the trendy and progressively global megalopolis of Miami Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal to explore films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
San Pedro International Film Festival

Objective:
The San Pedro International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the diverse culture and community of San Pedro with a wide spectrum of independent film, documentaries, and shorts. SPIFF is committed to exhibiting films that embody inspiring entertainment for all. Works that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the intent that these films enlighten audiences while providing invaluable exposure for filmmakers, local and international.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Nice International Film Festival

Objective:

Nice International Film Festival in our 8th Year held a few days before the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France.

One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony, just some of what we have created over the years a unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional professional network of industry professional that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice, in some cases the distributors attending will make offers to the filmmakers for their work and to work together to put your movies in the market place, we have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen, if the professional attending feel there is a market for your movie, they will as with many films over the years of our other festival make it happen.

We are unique in the amount of platforms and festival we offer filmmakers, we can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world, it all starts here by entering your movie.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
£60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Toronto International Film and Video Awards

Objective:

The Toronto International Film and Video Awards Inc. (TIFVA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding and showcasing the best independent films from around the world.

For your chance to be recognized as the best of the best in independent film- from any genre and from any country around the world- submit to TIFVA.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Twister Alley Film Festival

Objective:
Twister Alley International is a unique film festival run by filmmakers...for filmmakers. After screening at hundreds of film festivals, seeing the good and the bad, Twister Alley Festival Directors Josh Hope & TJ Treece are proud to bring their favorite indie films from across the globe back home to NW Oklahoma by designing a film festival that provides the perfect setting for both filmmakers and movie fans alike. With complimentary food & lodging expenses for screening filmmakers and a jury loaded with working filmmakers and actors, Twister Alley sets itself apart from the mass of tired film festivals by putting the filmmaker first.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Madrid International Film Festival

Objective:

One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony.

A unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional professional network of industry professional that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice, in some cases the distributors attending will make offers to the filmmakers for their work and to work together to put your movies in the market place, we have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen, if the professional attending feel there is a market for your movie, they will as with many films over the years of our other festival make it happen.

We are unique in the amount of platforms and festival we offer filmmakers, we can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world, it all starts here by entering your movie.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$95


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Manchester Film Festival

Objective:
The Manchester Film Festival will become a world leader within the international film making community and ManIFF’s objective is to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate the best independent cinema from around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Mongolia International Film Festival

Objective:
At Mongolia International Film Festival the sky is the ceiling and the grass is the floor. No matter you are established or not we believe everyone can tell a story and everyone has a story to tell. What we are looking for are those who have a unique vision an original voice and a free spirit. They dare to challenge cinema challenge the audience take filmmaking to a whole new level and blow our minds. Here at Mongolia International Film Festival is where we await the courageous spirits to inspire us all.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Pasadena International Film Festival

Objective:

Now Pasadena has its very own film festival. The old world of film meets the emerging world of new media in the Pasadena International Film Festival. We plan to showcase classics from the very beginning of Hollywood’s golden era, while introducing new media projects. There will be an opening night "Great Gatsby" gala, a closing night black tie Awards Ceremony, and every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood -- an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.

We invite you to participate in an event that will draw business and prestige for our lovely town of Pasadena -- long known for its love and support of the arts. Filmmakers, celebrities, and the public will gather for a festive and exciting week that promotes class, craft, culture, and community. People from every continent are invited to share in the beauty that is Pasadena. Don’t miss out!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Women's Independent Film Festival

Objective:
Welcome to the Women's Independent Film Festival! Our mission is to celebrate and give voice to the many diverse and unique perspectives offered by women in cinema from every part of the world. We seek to offer a platform in Los Angeles for the many diverse perspectives of women within the world of independent film. Women's Independent Film Festival awards and screens the best independent films made by women filmmakers from around the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Film and Script Festival

Objective:
The primary objective of the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities. The LAFSF’s numerous award possibilities gives independents the chance to receive the accolades they deserve.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Movie Awards

Objective:

The Los Angeles Movie Awards mission is to celebrate Independent Motion Picture and Literary Arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

Welcome to the 2015 Los Angeles Movie Awards. The LAMA offers more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our 10 categories. Not only will filmmakers have a higher chance of landing an award, they also will not be at risk of jeopardizing their world premiere status with other festivals. Films that are selected to screen with us will have the opportunity to opt out of their screening while still maintaining their award/s if there is a conflict with another festival or event. At that point, the next runner up will move in to the screening spot. “Best” films of each category will be guaranteed a screening spot, will receive an official LAMA Trophy, and will have the opportunity to win our Audience Choice Award. Our Audience Choice Award winner and “Best” of each award category will receive official LAMA trophies. Official selections will also have the opportunity to win the Audience Choice Award. All films submitted through withoutabox.com will receive a stress free IMDB title page for their projects.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival

Objective:
The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival was founded by and for independent filmmakers who seek to recognize the craft of this century’s filmmakers and storytellers from around the globe. As the world gets smaller, and our ability to connect with global cultures becomes easier, we are bringing the world together through the art of film. Providing a young, fresh and exciting perspective to today’s world of cinema, we seek to showcase and honor innovative and exciting voices in the American and international film communities. With nine categories, our goal is to recognize a large and diverse selection of films from all genres and from all over the world.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Honolulu Film Awards

Objective:
The Honolulu Film Awards is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West, in the spirit of independent cinema and the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Houston Comedy Film Festival

Objective:
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas. We are looking for fun comedy short and feature length screenplays with great characters, funny situations, clever dialogue and plenty of laughs.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$35 (feature); $25 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Indie Horror Screenplay Contest

Objective:
The Indie Horror Film Festival (formerly known as “Indy Horror Film Festival) returned from the dead in 2010 with hopes of swallowing mortals whole and filling their souls with a thirst for blood and horror. The Indie Horror Film Festival screens films from all over the world and brings the best of blood, gore and horror to the big screen for you to enjoy!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$110


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Firereel Film Festival

Objective:
Seeing a story through the lens of another is the heart of the Firereel Film Festival. Our mission is to champion filmmakers in every stage of the filmmaking process. From beginner to novice, we provide the opportunity for story-tellers to showcase their talent, refine their craft, and entertain others through the lens of a filmmaker.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Objective:
The International Filmmaker Film Festival of World Cinema LONDON is a unique Film and Unproduced Script event in its 8th year that is celebrating the best and most popular independent and studio films from the global film industry, and has wonderful opportunities for the business of film,

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood

Objective:
The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Objective:
We’re thrilled to announce our 2018 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest! Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your feature film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy feature screenplay contest.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CineRockom International Film Festival

Objective:

CineRocKom has the objective to host the worldwide most talented, professional and new writers and filmmakers, screening their films, along with live music and comedy.

We provide to our audience with fine films, best comedians and live vibrant music.

We host our festival in 3 countries: United State, France and Hong Kong; to foster, support and help filmmakers from across the globe, with a showcase that provide an enriched program to professionals and audience.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$110


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Objective:

THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF) was started to help support and promote independent cinema in Los Angeles, encouraging filmmakers with unique or non-mainstream visions to create films.

By offering cash, prizes and awards, the Festival's goal is to stimulate filmmakers in the creation of quality new work. Through offering multiple screenings of the best films to be viewed in theaters by industry professionals and fellow filmmakers, the Festival hopes to give these films an opportunity to find distribution and garner media attention, as well as to provide filmmakers a chance for their work to be shown on the big screen.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$80


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Artemis Women In Action Film Festival

Objective:

Artemis Motion Pictures announces the first ever film festival dedicated to honoring female driven action films, those who contributed to the success of the genre, and the undiscovered talent of the future.

We celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From superheroes to super stuntwomen, from martial artists to mighty athletes, from women in law enforcement to women in the armed forces, we will shine a spotlight on females in film who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Awareness Film Festival

Objective:

The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Heal One World, a non-profit charity serving the community surrounding West Pico blvd in Los Angeles, California.

As well as serving as a fundraiser, the mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics. We are honored to have the opportunity to spotlight film-makers committed to making positive change throughout the world.

We showcase both Documentary and Narrative Features,as well as Short Films, Music Videos and Public Service Announcements.? Our events include film-maker Q&A’s, film-maker Panels,as well as conscious art and music.????? Additionally, we also host the Zen Den, It is a unique gathering oasis for rejuvenation and transformation, the Zen Den offers daily wellness classes about healing therapies such as cranial-sacral, Feldenkrais, and more for socially conscious celebs, film-makers and global citizens.

Any net profits from this event will go completely to charity, including our partner organizations.

For more information on Heal One World and their initiatives, please visit: http://healoneworld.com/

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Objective:

Our festival specializes in Horror, SF, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Crime Drama and Animation. We also have a categories for Original Un-Produced Screenplays (feature length only), Fan Films, Web Series and Music Videos. This year we are accepting Comedies and Family Films as well. Our Micro-Short category is specifically designed to accommodate short films under 7 mins in length, including those produced for the 48 Hr. Film Festival.

This year the team for each paid submission will receive two free passes for the entire festival whether their film is selected for screening or not, and the team for each selected film will receive four passes for the entire festival.

Local filmmakers with features that do not fit in the above categories – such as documentaries and experimental films, should contact Gregory Lamberson or Chris Scioli. Submissions can be made through Without a Box and Film Freeway.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
International Independent Film Awards

Objective:

The International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artists from around the world who share their visions in a powerful, creative and entertaining way.

The IIFA is looking forward to kicking off this Spring session by awarding many of the gifted, filmmakers, screenwriters and artist of our generation. The Independent film community is without a doubt the backbone of the industry. This is why it is so important for there to be opportunities for these independent geniuses to be recognized. The International Independent Film Awards provides a tremendous amount of opportunities for filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, editors, composers, etc.... to receive the accolades they deserve within our numerous judging categories and awards levels.

There’s a total of 41 categories (15 primary and 26 creative) and 7 award levels.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Colortape International Film Festival

Objective:
Winning a competition is a great way to raise the profile of a script writer. Colortape continues a tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent, who are competing along side of some of the most experienced and seasoned writers. We recognize screenwriters from around the world. With multiple prizes and screenwriter events at the festival, CIFF is another way to get your writing discovered.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50 (features)/$45 (short)


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Insight Festival Student Filmmaker Award

Objective:

To find the student filmmaker in the UK with the best potential to gain the most benefit from a six-week, all-expenses-paid internship with a film production company near Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.

Entrants can submit a two-page synopsis and a five-page script extract as well as filling out the online entry form.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Objective:

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.

Structured like the CineStory Feature Retreat, the CineStory TV/Digital Series Retreat will take place over three days in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees will receive three one-on-one, one and a half hour sessions with CineStory mentors during which they can discuss everything from the project they submitted for feedback to jump starting their writing careers.

TV Writers will experience what it’s like to sit in a professional writers room run by an experienced mentor. Digital Series will attend panels to discuss the best way to produce their projects. In addition, mentors and writers will gather for meals, drinks, screenings and other special events.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$65


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Cincinnati Film Festival

Objective:

Bringing brave and beautiful films from around the world to Cincinnati, Ohio since 2010. This year the CFF will be held September 10 - 20, with our closing weekend partnering again with the Cincinnati Comic Expo, during the popular Oktoberfest Zinzinnati weekend.

The 2015 CFF event will feature regional, national and international short and feature films, filmmaker workshops, Q&A sessions, filmmaker parties, and an awards ceremony.

CFF’s Screenplay Competition (sponsored by Screenwriting Staffing) was created in order to provide winning screenwriters’ with the necessary tools, resources, and industry connections to SELL their work in today’s film industry. Winning or placing in a screenplay contest is great, and a huge ego and resume booster. But unless the contest equips the winning writers’ with the proper opportunities to accelerate their career - script sales, screenwriting jobs, representation, and proper introductions - then it’s just another “award” to hang over your desk. So at the Cincinnati Film Festival our goal is simple: winning OUR contest puts YOU in the best position to launch a career as a WORKING screenwriter.

Win or Lose, we send you FEEDBACK! Having an unbiased, second-pair of eyes analysis on your screenplay is crucial in this industry. Too many times writers send their script away to contests and don’t win, NEVER understanding why they got rejected. But NOT at CFF. We understand it takes a solid screenplays to sell. And just because you don’t win this year’s contest, we STILL want to see your screenplay SELL! That’s why CFF offers 1 page of coverage on each submitted script. We touch on story, character development, dialogue, marketability, budget, & much more!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Objective:

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals.

Application Requirements:

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Scriptwriters Network High Concept Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The High Concept Screenplay Competition welcomes all genres and aims to discover, honor and reward different approaches, eclectic points of view and unique voices in screenwriting. A high concept screenplay:

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Norwich Film Festival

Objective:
2009 was the first Norwich Film Festival and was an unprecedented success. We had submissions from all over the world and some really quality films screened. Films such as Best Documentary winner 'Running To The Limits' (Alex Vero) have since gone on to be screened on Channel 4, while winner of Best Short and Best in Festival, 'Ana's Playground' (Eric D Howell) has gone on to be screened at international conferences around the world, including the Vancouver Winter Olympics, winning numerous other awards in the process. After a short break, the festival returned in 2012. We have an amazing array of celebrity patrons and judges (including Bernard Hill, Tim McInnerny, Olivia Colman and Martin Walsh) who are all eager to watch your films and read your screenplays. The people of Norwich are also committed to supporting artists of all media and have been wonderful throughout our four previous years, turning up in their droves to see the best the festival has to offer.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Adapted Screenplay Competition

Objective:

The ONLY screenplay competition focused exclusively on adapted material. The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases adapted feature and television scripts in ALL genres, and provides opportunities for writers to showcase their projects to industry executives, producers, agents, and managers.

ALL SCRIPT ENTRIES RECEIVE...

SCRIPT SHOWCASE
A custom project page on the website to showcase your script to development executives, producers, managers and agents.+ Includes:

+ You may choose to opt-out of this benefit on the entry form if you do not wish your logline or contact info listed.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$79.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Brightside Tavern Film Festival

Objective:
Filmmakers Chris J. Cullen and Chris Capaci have come together to create this event, a one day shorts film festival. Celebrating the short film in many different categories on two screens with a fun award show at the end of the night. A small shorts fest in Jersey City at a great venue where people can meet up, screen their films and celebrate their work.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hang onto Your Shorts Film Festival

Objective:

Chris J. Cullen, Rich Lello and Brian Kopack are three Jersey boys who enjoy going to events on the Jersey Shore. After Hurricane Sandy the shore was hit very hard and many people came together to help rebuild the shore.

Though many artistic events and film festivals have left the area. We all work in the entertainment industry in some form and we all love the art of film making. We want to bring back film festivals to the Jersey Shore and also celebrate those who are trying to break into the industry with the Short Film.

We decided to create a small intimate short film festival in the amazing area of Asbury Park, NJ to start our festival.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
River Bend Film Festival

Objective:
A 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe every April in downtown South Bend, Indiana.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
See website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sacramento International Film Festival

Objective:
As Sacramento's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Sacramento Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independents alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Too Short to Die Short Screenplay Competition

Objective:

There are a lot of scripts written around the world and very few of them get made into films. What happens with all the other scripts aren’t they also hard work, shouldn’t they have a chance to be read, to be found, to be noticed? We think they do!

That is why we decided to create an interactive and transparent system - short screenplay competition. This competition differs from others, because you have a power in your hands to change the outcome of the competition - enlarge the prize and the quantity of them! The more of you apply the greater possibilities we create for all:

more scripts - bigger the prize and more of them; more scripts - more work and abilities for us to find more people and make it bigger; more scripts - more chances to attract high profile readers to read your stories. And so the cycle goes.

Join the competition, where you are aware how and where your dollar, euro, pound or whichever currency you use goes:

You can easy calculate the possibilities if we create a wide network of professionals and young talents!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
35 EUR


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition

Objective:

Based in the Hollywood Hills – home to many of the world’s top screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers – the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition offers screenwriters the opportunity to show they belong with the other masters of their craft!

With over $1,000 dollars in prizes for feature and short screenplays, our mission is to discover and reward screenwriters who excel in the art of storytelling....

We offer cash prizes for three scripts that are exceptional for any genre, but also recognize those screenwriters who have mastered a top-selling genre that can enthrall audiences around the world with our series of Genre Awards. As shorts become increasingly important in entertainment and film festival circles, we also award Cash Prizes and Genre Awards for extraordinary short scripts.

Both Cash Winners and Genre Winners will receive a personalized digital copy of their award as recognition of their screenwriting achievement.

Does your story have what it takes to impress the Hollywood Hills? Enter now to find out!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Feature $55; Short $40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
The Rio Festival of New Cinema

Objective:
Please see website.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$50


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Objective:

The universe is an infinite expanse of limitless possibility, teeming with unknown worlds and untold stories. The blank page opens, a white inexhaustible void, punctuated only by the monolithic black cursor. What wonders lie in its indefinable depths?

Other Worlds is dedicated to fostering and promoting creativity in Science Fiction at every stage of development, so we are proud to announce our annual SciFi Screenwriting Contest is now currently open and accepting submissions! The contest runs concurrently with the film program, and will award prizes for the top feature, short or teleplay.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Features/TV/Shorts: $70/$65/$45


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Screenplay Incubation : 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

Objective:

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-15 screenplay incubation provides chance to filmmakers to showcase their creativity. While the festival is open to writers of all age, we feel that just as it is imperative that we should support and encourage participation by filmmaking community members & professional, it is also important that we find and cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Objective:

The ISA Fast Track Fellowship will catapult the careers of TWO emerging writers with industry access, continued script development and career guidance.

The Fellowship’s mission is to provide access to top industry professionals and the opportunity to build relationships that would normally take years to cultivate. Two selected fellows will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in a week of meetings with EIGHT top-level industry mentors, capped off with a party in their honor at ISA's Third Thursdays.

The Fellowship continues with a full year of visibility through the ISA Development Slate and script support provided by The Story Farm.

54 Writers on the ISA Development Slate have been optioned and or produced, for at least one project.

The ISA is here to give writers a shortcut to resources, support and experience that will aid in long-term career success. We believe in supporting screenwriters no matter who they are or where they came from, and we encourage writers of all levels and backgrounds to apply.

1 Week in Los Angeles, 8 Amazing Mentor Meetings!

Accepting Features and Pilots. Multiple submissions accepted with reduced application fees.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$70


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Screeenplay Competition

Objective:

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.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$20


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA)

Objective:

Los Angeles Film Awards is an IMDb qualifying monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide.

Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.

Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best Picture award.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$90.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Underground Indie Film Festival

Objective:
Tired of being overlooked by fests? Searching for one that truly celebrates independent work and the dedication it requires? Then you've found the right place! While Hollywood keeps regurgitating the same junk over and over, indie filmmakers strive to do something different. Something original. They may not always be successful but at least they tried. Passion projects are the most important kind, and we're here to help.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$55


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Stage 32/National Lampoon Search for Comedy Writing Gold

Objective:

National Lampoon Joins Forces With Stage 32 to Find the Next Great Comedy Screenwriter!

In the history of comedy, few brands have had more distinct and original voices than National Lampoon (“NL”). Founded by Harvard classmates and creative geniuses Doug Kenney and Henry Beard, NL launched the careers of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Christopher Guest, Harold Ramis, and groundbreaking writers including John Hughes. Beyond the socially satirical and irreverent magazine, the NL brand extended to stage shows, albums, books, and some of history’s most iconic feature film comedies including Animal House, Vacation, and Van Wilder.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$59.99


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Workers Unite Film Festival

Objective:
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity and New York's only labor film festival. The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. The organizers are deeply connected to and support both the American labor movement and the fight of all workers around the globe to achieve lives filled with respect for their rights and dignity on the job.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Dark Matter Script Competition

Objective:
Dark Matter Media is looking for the next great script to produce.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$100.00


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Objective:

Roadmap Writers is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural JumpStart Writing Competition. The competition is open to both feature scripts and original television pilots. Roadmap Writers - a leader in screenwriting education taught by executives and literary representatives currently working in the industry - have helped 46 writers get signed to representation in just two years with companies that include Gersh, Circle of Confusion, APA, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, and more!

Much like our educational programs this competition is designed to give writers exposure to industry professionals who can help jump start their writing careers!

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
New Orleans Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Objective:

For the first time this year, the New Orleans Film Festival is launching a screenplay competition to take place in conjunction with the festival October 17-25, 2018, and is seeking to discover bold, passionate writers telling the stories of our time.

The Academy-qualifying festival has been named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for seven years in a row and was named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” last year. Its growing reputation is built upon a commitment to discovering new and diverse voices. Paste Magazine praised the festival for offering “a platform to voices that still fight to be heard,” and last year, 53% of the film lineup came from female and gender non-conforming directors, and 45% from directors of color. For the past several years, the festival has played host to around 400 filmmakers who come to show their work and lend their artistic voice to the festival gumbo.

This year, the festival looks to expand our offerings to include more writers in the mix, seeking feature-length, short-form, and episodic screenplays, with cash prizes totaling $3,500.00 and festival passes available for finalists in each category.

The festival works hard to offer guests countless opportunities to connect with the industry presence at the fest, facilitating meetings with distributors like Array, Gunpowder & Sky, Paramount, and The Orchard; as well as funders, agencies, broadcasters, and other film organizations like Firelight Media, FX, Tribeca Film Institute, Women Make Movies, NBCUniversal, Cinereach, Vimeo, Kickstarter, Seed&Spark, and more.

Past attendees and speakers have included Gabourey Sidibe, Julie Dash, Rob Reiner, Lupita Nyong’o, Woody Harrelson, Alfre Woodard, Justin Timberlake, Steve McQueen, Sarah Paulson, and countless others.

The winner of the feature-length screenplay competition will receive $1000; the winner of the short-film screenplay will receive $500; and the winner of the episodic screenplay will receive $500. Additionally, the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association are sponsoring a $1000 prize for the best screenplay from a Louisiana-based writer and a runner-up prize at $500.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40 for features / $30 for shorts, episodic, and Louisiana residents


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Golden Gateway Contest

Objective:

Break into the Chinese market!

New company looking for scripts to market to Chinese film companies. No religious themes. No pornography. No excessive violence. No political themes. No teenage pregnancy. English only. Company will pay a small fee for long-term, non-exclusive rights to represent the script to the Chinese market. Sales will be negotiated separately if and when they occur. Writer retains all other rights.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ScreenCraft Public Domain Contest

Objective:

One of the best ways to get your screenplay noticed by Hollywood!

While it’s no secret that Hollywood loves remakes, sequels and spinoffs, it’s perhaps lesser known that Hollywood loves movies based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923. For example, folk tales, mythology, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, famous historical figures – and the list goes on.

It’s no wonder that Walt Disney Studios has produced over 50 films based on stories in the public domain, including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, The Jungle Book and many more.

Many recent film and TV re-interpretations of public domain stories include: Titanic, Sherlock Holmes, The Crown, The Borgias, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Troy and many more.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$69


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Portland Comedy Film Festival

Objective:
The Portland Comedy Film Festival, ranked in the Top 100 on FilmFreeway, is a unique forum for international independent comedy filmmakers to showcase their comedy films in Portland, Oregon. The Portland Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films and screenplays to entertain a comedy loving audience. 2018 Fall Portland Comedy Film Festival Event Scheduled for Saturday November 10, 2018.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Write/LA

Objective:

A new kind of screenplay competition presented by LA Screenwriter and LiveRead/LA.

Write/LA is dedicated to helping writers improve their craft so they can find success in the ultra-competitive world of screenwriting. We will be awarding three writers of either feature or television projects the opportunity to come to Los Angeles to improve their craft, experience the industry (which means meeting people currently working in it), and have their work celebrated at an exclusive live read gala.

Why are we different? We’re tired of contests that promise big breaks but don’t deliver. The only way to succeed in this business is mastering your craft. That’s why we focus on helping writers who are on the cusp improve their skills, gain exposure to real people in the industry, and see their words come to life through a a one-of-a-kind live read event.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$75


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Reddit Screenwriting Competition

Objective:
A free competition open to members of the Reddit Screenwriting Community.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Free


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
ITVFest

Objective:

If instead of making a film, you've created an episodic series (aka, a TV show) and you want to showcase it to TV executives, agents and producers you have limited options. There are a thousand film festivals but they don't accept episodic shows. So where do you take your series to be seen?

You take it to ITVFest.

ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival) is a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (aka, non-network) budgets.

Throughout the year from New York to Los Angeles and places in between, our global network of creatives, executives and fans gather for seminars, screenings and retreats. It all culminates at the week-long festival in Manchester in October.

Unlike big city festivals where it can be difficult to interact with the right people, ITVFest in Vermont offers a unique opportunity to meet fellow professionals and make these lasting connections that can lead to prosperous careers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$40


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Objective:
2018’s best TV Pilot scripts will be read by our roster of 43 production companies, agents and managers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$60


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Shore Scripts Short Screenplay Contest

Objective:
2018's best short scripts will be read by relevant production companies, agents and managers.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$49


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
BEYOND: The Film Festival

Objective:
The Cary Theater launches BEYOND: The Film Festival, a celebration of the many facets of the art of storytelling through film. BEYOND: The Film Festival will highlight all aspects of filmmaking, featuring a short film competition and screenplay writing competition (length – 30 minutes or less). Each year, the festival will explore a new theme and focus on some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the filmmaking process. The theme for this first year is “Hometown Stories.” The screenwriting competition, also for short films, is based on the same theme and will explore the foundational aspect of filmmaking – the script. A focus of this new four-day event is to bring the community together to experience the best films they’ve never seen. Screenplays must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Submitted screenplays should be for short films and should not exceed 40 pages in length and written in English.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
$15


06/25/2018 08:05 PM
Sun Valley Film Festival/High Scribe Screenplay Competition

Objective:
An Academy Award® nominated producer with over two decades in the entertainment industry, Kevin Walsh will judge the Screenplay Competition, with director Lynn Shelton hosting the Screenwriter's Lab.

Deadline:

Entry Fee:
Please see website.