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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Final Deadline
Jun 23, 2017
$60
Winners Notified:
Jul 28, 2017
Breaking Walls is the leading screenplay competition for writers in the thriller genre. Well-written thrillers are an excellent way for writers to show the pros a combination of commerciality and effectively delivered narrative. Hollywood literary representation and production companies have agreed to receive each round's winning script as well as consider all of the finalists' loglines for read requests. Plus: Cash prizes for the winner and runner-up... and winner gets a free Inktip listing.
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Hollywood International Screenwriting Competition
Regular
Jun 24, 2017
$50
$50
$50
Extended
Jul 20, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Late
Aug 24, 2017
$60
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Sep 21, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
We are the home of the entertainment industry and we get our winners the exposure they deserve. Our goal is to connect writers with agents, managers, and producers. Most great films are made in Hollywood. Most Award winning films have been made in Hollywood and the majority of Award winning artists live in Hollywood so it makes sense to get your script read by the people who have access to the people who can get it made and get it made right! We don’t care where you’re from or what sort of past you have, if you’ve written a great script, we want to read it. Please submit it today! We are a passionate group of industry executives who care deeply about developing the next generation of Hollywood filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad. We are located in the heart of the entertainment industry and are proud to be the only International screenwriting competition in Hollywood. We are committed to fostering the careers of local talent as well as finding the next generation of talent from around the world. We want to launch the careers of our industry’s next generation of writers and filmmakers. Hollywood is all about blockbusters and we want to find the talent capable of delivering those blockbusters. 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 everybody who can get something with them. Great films come in all shapes and sizes, from thrillers to comedies and 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. 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 produces the most films in the world because we have the most talented people in the world. 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. We want to open doors for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers in all genres.
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Final Draft Big Break Contest
Regular Deadline
Jun 26, 2017
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 14, 2017
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2017
Big Break Contest Launches Careers!

Enter your screenplay or TV script and launch your career:

11 Feature Genre and TV Format Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including The Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for Film & Television

2 Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for the Final Draft Annual Award Event

Join past winners who scored representation with A-list executives and have seen their scripts optioned.
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Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition
Earlybird
Jun 29, 2017
$45
$45
$45
Regular
Jul 27, 2017
$50
$50
$50
Extended Regular
Aug 25, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Late
Oct 26, 2017
$60
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Dec 7, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 21, 2017
Faith in Film is designed to launch the careers of aspiring faith based writers, encourage established writers to transition into faith based film, and inspire writers of all faiths to include an element of faith in their films. Faith in Film rewards screenwriters with cash and prizes, including distribution of your scripts to our database of A-list executives that represent the top agents, talent managers, and distributors in the faith based market.
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Moondance International Film Festival
LATE
Jun 30, 2017
$75
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$100
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 18th annual season. Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films, music & writing by talented artists from around the world. Plan now to participate in this unique competition and film festival! For the last 17 years, the annual Moondance International Film Festival has showcased many hundreds of top-quality award-winning indie films, and promoted filmmakers, writers, composers, actors, industry professionals and media, from around the world.
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ScreenCraft's $20,000 Short Film Fund
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$55
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
Every 6 months, at least one filmmaker will be awarded this production grant of up to $20,000 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 short film 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 to package the winning short film screenplay with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $20,000 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 short film and online series that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $20,000 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.
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Student Discounts for $10 off with Valid Student ID.
Filmmatic Screenplay Awards Competition
Late
Jun 30, 2017
$40
$25
$40
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$45
$30
$45
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created by the Filmmatic.com staff 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. You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and Judges are excited to read your work. Entries can be made via the form on our website, or through the FilmFreeway or Withoutabox systems. The competition will result in 1 Overall Winner, 10 Categorical Winners, and 100 Honorable Mentions. All Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced by September 15, 2017.
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Enter the Discount Code "INKTIP2017" into the discount entry form on our competition website for the reduced rate: http://screenplayawards.org/home-discount
Television Outreach Program (TOP)
Regular Deadline -Non-Membe
Jun 30, 2017
$145
Regular Deadline -SWN Mem
Jun 30, 2017
$115
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
Winners Notified:
Jan 31, 2018
The Television Outreach Program (TOP) is a Scriptwriters Network program to support undiscovered television writing talent. The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so that they may achieve their goals of obtaining representation, script development, mentoring and career counseling services, landing writing assignments, and/or selling their work.
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TV PITCHING INTENSIVE WRITING LAB HOSTED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS/TV EXECUTIVES
Regular Registration
Jun 30, 2017
$75
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$75
Winners Notified:
Jul 21, 2017
SUMMARY: This 4-week TV Pitching Intensive is an exclusive program, with a heavy emphasis on pitching, that focuses on every aspect of writing a TV pilot. Each participant develops and strengthens the tools necessary to complete a strong television pilot writing sample. Each week of our 4-week program focuses on one aspect of this process, including: Pitching your series idea Pitching your pilot episode Characters - Part 1: Main characters Characters - Part 2: Supporting characters Tone World building Teasers Scenes Final story pitch of each pilot episode Participants adjust each of the above-mentioned layers of their writing samples and pitches based on the feedback of the other participants within the group session, as well as that of the guest hosts. Each session will have at least TWO writer hosts. Our hosts are currently working on such shows as THIS IS US, PITCH, REIGN, JUST ADD MAGIC, THE MIST and more. Other special guests will include RAGHAV TANDON (BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS), KARA BUCKLEY (HBO) and other TV executives, managers, producers and agents. ALL applicants will receive: Free admittance to the International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA) CRAFT COURSE ($99 value) 10 selected applicants will receive: Free admittance to the 4-WEEK TV PITCHING INTENSIVE PROGRAM from August 5th-August 26th, 2017. Sessions will run on Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm (times subject to change) ($1000 value) Free admittance to Tracking Board’s 2018 LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION ($ 75 value) One year membership to Tracking Board ($79 value) DEADLINES & FEES: Early Application Deadline: April 30th, 2017 Processing Fee: $50 Final Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017 Processing Fee: $75
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Scriptapalooza Fellowship
Final Deadline
Jul 1, 2017
$45
Winners Notified:
Oct 23, 2017
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.
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Shriekfest Horror Screenwriting Contest
Late
Jul 1, 2017
$60
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2017
$65
$55
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
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 it's 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. 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. Over the past Sixteen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family. We are looking for original films and screenplays. We are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. We will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker in each category. Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says "We are already planning some exciting things for our Sexy & 17th year!". Last year's festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, with a 20% increase over the previous year and more than 35 filmmakers in attendance. HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: www.shriekfest.com We look forward to seeing your film! Shriekfest Film Festival Staff
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ScreenCraft Horror Comeptition
Final Deadline
Jul 1, 2017
$59
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
"The industry's number one horror screenplay competition." -- IndieWire Our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most iconic horror and dark-genre films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these killer producers and launch your screenwriting career. Horror is one of the proven genres for newcomers to the craft – and we are looking for talented new writers.
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Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Early Deadline
Jul 1, 2017
$39-59
Regular Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$44-64
Late Deadline
Sep 1, 2017
$49-69
Final Deadline
Oct 1, 2017
$54-74
Winners Notified:
Nov 20, 2017
Established in 2008, the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards are the motion picture industry's PREMIER screenplay competition, with Oscar nominated and Emmy winning judges on the panel who are focused on discovering, promoting, and producing the works of new writing talent. This years amazing panel of judges include: Stuart Benjamin (Ray, Mortal Thoughts), Bob McCullough (Star Trek, Soldier of Fortune), Ron Friedman (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Michael Sloan (The Equalizer, Kung Fu), Mikhael Bassilli (Blue Bloods, Royal Pains), Jerry London (Hawaii Five-0, Shogun), Garner Simmons (Poltergeist, The Last Samurai), Suzanne Herrera (Zorro, Falcon Crest), Gordon Webb (Ghostbusters, Six Days Seven Nights), plus more! Feature Films, TV Pilots, and Short Film Scripts are all welcome to submit. With over $10,000 in prizes, LAISA has a track record for the cultivation, mentorship, and employment of talented up-and-coming screen and television writers. Winners not only win a cash and development deal, but they will also be identified and promoted as ready to present to major Hollywood agents, producers, and studios.
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Submit through www.lascreenplayawards.com and enter the discount code during checkout. We look forward to seeing you on the winner's stage!
Toronto International Screenwriting Competition
Earlybird
Jul 6, 2017
$45
$45
$45
Regular
Aug 24, 2017
$50
$50
$50
Extended Regular
Sep 28, 2017
$55
$55
$55
Late
Oct 26, 2017
$60
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2017
$65
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 21, 2017
Our mission is to launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of screenwriters by holding the most prestigious competition in North America and the world. Our goal is to connect emerging talent with the film industry’s movers and shakers so that they can get their scripts into production. We believe that we have created a vehicle that will infuse new energy into filmmaking while also creating opportunities for incredible new talent. We are a team of Canadian artists and industry professionals who are passionate about filmmaking and about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto and around the world. We are convinced that our Toronto International Screenwriting Competition will bridge the gap between emerging artists and the talent agents and managers who will ultimately introduce them to the producers and studio executives in both Canada and the US who will get their movies made. We are also eager – and able – to introduce these artists to producers and production teams that call Toronto 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 alike. 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 now want to give screenwriters the same level of exposure. We encourage writers to work on studio films as well as high-end independents. We hope to inspire, support, and develop writers at all levels to make great films that leave others touched, moved and inspired. The bottom line is that we support the arts, not only locally, but around the world. Our aim is to create a screenwriting festival that will inspire generations of aspiring writers and filmmakers in all genres to tell great stories in the US, Canada, and abroad. Our aim is to open doors for aspiring screenwriters.
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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Late
Jul 7, 2017
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 26, 2017
$55
$55
Winners Notified:
Sep 21, 2017
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."
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WeScreenplay Television Competition
Final Deadline
Jul 7, 2017
$59
Winners Notified:
Nov 3, 2017
Television Competition strives to provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. There are two great members on the Jury this year for each category: Drama: Ryan Mickels is an executive for Universal Cable, producers of MR. ROBOT, COLONY, and SUITS. His advice and insight will be invaluable to writers of the drama genre. Comedy: 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.
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WriteMovies Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition
Early Bird
Jul 9, 2017
$29
$29
$29
Standard
Jul 30, 2017
$39
$39
$39
Late
Aug 20, 2017
$49
$49
$49
Final Deadline
Sep 17, 2017
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Nov 3, 2017
We are delighted to announce the return of our main international competition for Summer 2017. The WriteMovies Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition is now OPEN! Win $2000 and become our next success story! There’s $2000 available in prize money, plus over $3000 in script development for the 3 winners, and new bonuses and promotion through InkTip (see below!) – we promise to develop and promote them to the top of the international film industry. Hundreds of writers have found representation or had their scripts produced through our competitions since 1999. Screenplays, teleplays and pilot scripts are all welcomed. All submissions also get free automatic entry to our Featured Script of the Month contest – awarding free consultancy and re-entry to the most interesting script we receive every month!
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Cinequest Screenwriting Competiton
Early Bird
Jul 14, 2017
$45
$30
$35
Regular
Sep 22, 2017
$55
$35
$40
Late
Oct 13, 2017
$60
$50
$55
Final Deadline
Nov 4, 2017
$65
$55
$60
Winners Notified:
Mar 10, 2018
Submit today for a chance at $8000 in cash prizes and opportunities to get discovered! Seeking all genres for FEATURES, SHORT-FILMS, and TELEPLAYS. 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 and includes opportunities for writers to connect with producers and enhance their careers, networks and opportunities.
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$5.00 off any entry fee before Late Deadline (Oct 13, 2017). Code will only work on submissions directly through www.cinequest.org (excludes Withoutabox).
New York International Screenplay Awards
Early Bird Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$35
$20
Regular Deadline
Dec 15, 2017
$40
$25
Late Deadline
Feb 15, 2018
$50
$30
Final Deadline
Apr 15, 2018
$60
$35
Extended Late Deadline
Apr 15, 2018
$60
$35
Winners Notified:
May 10, 2018
The New York International Screenplay Awards aims to bring together producers and screenwriters, whether amateur or professional, from all over the world. Winners will have a chance to meet with producers in New York, as well as other rewards. Winners and Official Finalists of the 2018 New York International Screenplay Awards will be announced officially May 10th, 2018. The Call for Entries for the 2018 New York International Screenplay Awards is currently open and accepting submissions.
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Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Regular Deadline
Jul 21, 2017
$55
$35
Late Deadline
Sep 22, 2017
$65
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 27, 2017
$75
$45
Final Screenplay Deadline
Oct 27, 2017
$75
$45
Winners Notified:
Dec 15, 2017
ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2017 Screenplays must be feature length no less than 60 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. TOP PRIZES 1st PLACE $500 2nd PLACE $300 ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2017 Short Screenplays must be no less than 10 pages and no more than 20 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. TOP PRIZES 1st PLACE $100 2nd PLACE $50 Additional Sponsor Prizes: *ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE *Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software *InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. InkTip Magazine: Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps. *Script Pipeline - Membership *Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch -Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest "Script's For Sale" web page. Submission Info: GENRES: Horror Suspense Science Fiction Supernatural Action Adventure Drama Fantasy
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