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2022 Screenplay Competition Finalists Announced

Three scripts went on to Ojai Film Festival Screenplay Competition judges for their final determination of this year’s winner. “Pride and Prudence” by Fran Evelyn Ervin of Los Angeles CA “Prizrack” by Jeff Kaufman of Studio City CA “The Prison Club” by Catherine B. Owens of Hillsborough NC Award-winning writer and filmmaker Fran Evelyn Ervin’s distinctions include Project Greenlight Finalist, Creative Screenwriting CS ...

BlueCat Screenwriting Competition- accepting submissions for 2023!

BlueCat is now accepting submissions for our 2023 Competition! For 25 years, BlueCat has sought to discover and develop the storyteller. When you submit to BlueCat, you’re guaranteed a complete read of your script, as we provide a written analysis of your submission at no extra fee. Our Winners and Finalists often find valuable connections within the industry, which help them begin professional careers. In addition, our cash awards total $18,500! Please send your feature screenplay,...

The Secrets of Successful Scriptwriters in Hollywood

30-Year Industry Veteran, Jeff Kitchen, Explains the Art, Craft, and Business of Bankable Scriptwriting     By Vic Gerami Alfred Hitchcock said, “To make a great film you need three things—the script, the script and the script.” But to craft the blueprint for a movie, TV show, or stage play is much harder than most people think. More special effects, gunplay, car chases, or laughs can enhance a good script, but by themselves they’re nothing. A script...

Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition OPEN for entries

5th edition Win and gain respect, industry access, exposure, prestige, laurels, and more! Whether you’re writing the next epic blockbuster, hip indie, or laugh out loud romantic comedy, we want to read it. We love supporting great cinema and great writers. Some of the world's best films have come out of Toronto and we want to support the next generation of great filmmakers both here and abroad.  ...

Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming TV and web-series writers, as well as to empower and educate passionate and talented screenwriters still waiting for their invitation into the mainstream industry.

Competition is open to TV pilots, webisodes and inventive TV-series scripts of all genres.

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Season 4 results will post by November 15, 2019.

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The 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition: CALL FOR ENTRIES

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is open for submissions for its 2021 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.   BlueCat accepts features, shorts, and pilots and awards over $40,000 in cash prizes each year, including the Fellini Award, which gives $2,500 to the best script written by an international writer. Are you ready to submit y...

DaVinci International Film Festival

DaVinci International Film Festival launches 4th quarter Vitruvian Man Award qualifiers.  Learn more at: or submit at  ...

Screenwriting Event! August 16, 2018!

One of our 2018 sponsors, ISA, is holding a free event on August 16th at 7 pm in NYC! As a part of their Third Thursdays events, ISA will be presenting 'From First to Final Draft' - a disucssion with screenwriter, James V. Hart!  WHERE: The Assemblage John Street, 17 John Street, New York, NY, 10038 "Join us for a special Third Thursdays with the ISA - New York as we present the next in our "First Draft to Final Draft" discussion series with screenwriter ...

Call for Entries: NYTVF Scripts NOW OPEN for Submissions!

NYTVF Scripts OPEN for Submissions! In its third year, NYTVF Scripts is accepting original comedy and drama pilot scripts for consideration by broadcast, cable, and digital platform buyers. To enter, writers must submit: (1) A Pilot Script for an Original Series, (2) A Series Overview, and (3) A Current Writer's C.V./Bio.  FINAL DEADLINE: March 28, 2018 at 11:59am (noon) EST. NYTVF Scripts Official Selections will be shared with the largest collection of buyers, ...

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2016 NYTVF Scripts Competition Accepting Original Sitcom Scripts

Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners,  and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit. In its inaugural year, NYTVF Scripts is accepting ...

2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Regular Deadline Oct 15th

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition seeks to develop and discover unknown screenwriters.   Accepting both Short and Feature screenplays.  Every entry receive script analysis.  Submit by Oct 15th to receive analysis by Nov 10th   Final Deadline: Nov 15th   Submit your Screenplay:   PRIZES:   Best Feature Screenplay: $15,000  Four F...

Mumbai Mantra-CineRise Screenwriting Programme 2015: It all begins with a story, and then …

Mumbai Mantra-CineRise Screenwriting Programme 2015: It all begins with a story, and then … Names, names and more names. And frankly, Anjum Rajabali, should consider an alternate career as a compère. Not many could rattle off name after name of film personalities and their films with such élan and in such fluent English. And even then, had the audience at the J.W. Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai, not already partaken of a sumptuous Sunday-morning breakfast, it would have found it ...

A+E Networks and the NYTVF present the Lifetime Writers Project: Submit Your Scripts!

For the first time, Lifetime is partnering with the NYTVF in search of emerging TV writers with bold, brand-defining scripted concepts. To submit, writers must enter an original series overview (up to four pages) along with an excerpt from the series' pilot script (up to fifteen pages) and a current C.V.   Lifetime Creative Brief: As partner of the 2015 New York Television Festival, Lifetime, the premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quali...

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Contests -- Call for Screenplay Entries!

ScreenCraft is Hollywood's #1 screenplay competition platform, specializing in screenwriting contests with prizes and juries tailored to each genre, including:  ScreenCraft HORROR Screenplay Contest  ScreenCraft COMEDY Screenplay Contest  ScreenCraft ACTION Screenplay Contest  ScreenCraft FAMILY Screenplay Contest  ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Screenplay Contest  ScreenCraft SHORT Screenplay Contest    By specializing by genre, we eliminate any ...

MANIFF Secret Screenwriter week 4

MANIFF's secret screenwriter is still giving out his screenwriting tips for free. Still wondering who he is?   "If you feel you would much prefer to run with your story idea and start writing your script today instead of answering what appear to be dumb questions and making lists, I would strongly advise you not to. "   Instead head over to the screenwriting blog for this weeks lesson.

Week 3 of The Secret Screenwriter: creation and asking the right kind of question.

WHEN WRITING A STORY FROM SCRATCH (especially if you are making it up as you go along) the subconscious is continually asking questions, mainly:     ‘what happens next?’ And if you come up with an answer to your subconscious question you will call this a ‘creative thought’. But really it was the answer to a question you asked on autopilot.   Questions and answers are the single most important thing in the CREATION of your story.  ...

Exercise 1 from the secret screenwriter is now up on our blog

SO, YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A SCREENPLAY?   If there is something you can learn how to do—and providing you want to learn how to do it—you could learn how to do that thing to an OK standard, right? And if you can learn how to do it to an OK standard, there is no reason you couldn't learn how to do it to an excellent standard, no? So tell me something that you can’t learn how to do? Don’t listen to people who say things like you either have it or yo...

Industry Screenwriter agrees to be ManIFF’s Stig!

Industry Screenwriter agrees to be ManIFF’s Stig! FREE SCREENWRITING WEB COURSE Every great film begins with a great story and Manchester International Film Festival is excited to announce its very own ‘Secret Screenwriter’ web course. ManIFF’s chosen ‘Stig’ of the film world is donning his screenwriting helmet and is offering his knowledge to all our followers in the run up to the inaugural Manchester International Film Festival 2015. Whether you follow his...

Best Short Film Competition - EVER!

Best short film competition - EVER!! 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! Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. 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 sc...

Let the Community Decide who to fund! We Fund you to Collaborate!

Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. 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 with the entry fees. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. Imagine a community that reviews your work,, provides you with abu...

Call For Entries - 19.95 Script Entry Fee - 5000 in Awards

Post your script online. Get feedback. Win awards.

Screenwriters post their scripts online for a limited time low entry fee of only $19.95. Members review and critique the scripts. Highest script from the member votes and judges votes win awards valued over $5000. Sponsored awards include: Great American Pitchfest -- pitching to 0ver 100 execs! Robert McKee's Story Seminar, Inktip, Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, Movie Outline, software and consultations and more!

Free to register on our community and check it out! Free to post loglines, synopses, short scripts, trailers and more into our free monthly contests to win awards!

Final deadline for this contest is August 18th.  We have further contests throughout the year but the enty fee will be higher. calling

Online Screenwriters Community & Contest. FREE TO JOIN 5 Online Screenplay Contests throughout the year. The winners compete in the Grand Prize Contest at the end of the year for a chance to win $5000 in awards to perfect their screenplay and get it in the hands of Industry Execs. Awards include: Robert McKee's Story Seminar, Script Analysis packages, face to face pitches at the Gr

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

GAPF Screenwriting Conference this weekend: Meet Roger Corman, Shane Black and more

GAPF Screenwriting Conference this weekend: Meet Roger Corman, Shane Black & Pitch To 120 Agents, Mgrs, & Prod Co’s   Roger Corman is coming to the GAPF!  You can meet this legendary icon of the industry THIS SATURDAY at 10am.  Shane Black from Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3 fame will be there too, and we will also have a special screening of ‘Finding Nemo’ with the screenwriter of this beloved movie, Dave Reynolds.  M...

Let the community decide who to fund!

We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...


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