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THE UK FILM FESTIVAL SCRIPT COMPETITIONS
Final Deadline
Jan 28, 2021
$80
$25/45
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2021
THE UK FILM FESTIVAL SCRIPT COMPETITIONS
The UKFF Script Competitions has 3 exciting categories.
1) Feature Script - Could your Feature Script be the next big thing?
2) 3 Minute Script - Can you tell a complete screen story in 3 pages?
3) 10 Minute Script - The perfect length. Enough time to develop a short story film.
Unlike other script competitions UKFF doesn’t just give awards or money as a prize but aims to get their winning scripts into production. In fact, they are well known for successfully connecting scriptwriters to the film industry and getting the films made. With 6 of their winners’ scripts made in to films (2 of which went on to win Crystal Bears at the Berlin Film Festival); 1 in preproduction; and a further 4 optioned - their record speaks for itself.
As 2018 feature script winner, Joadie Jurgova says -
“Entering The UK Film Festival’s screenplay competition was the best chance I have ever taken. It took my script and breathed new life into it, attaching an award-winning director and placing it with a prestigious international production company in less than a year. The support since winning has been phenomenal, respectful and generous. If you are looking for a script competition that you can place your trust in, this is it.“

The UK Film Festival does more than just support feature scripts. Ever since the Short script competitions began a winning script has gone into production or preproduction and 4 of the writers' resulting films have subsequently gone on to be multi-award winning at film festivals around the world including, the Berlinale, Aesthetica, Bilbao, Galway and Underwire. The films have been Official Selection in 41 other festivals and 3 have gained prestigious distribution deals.
Winners will receive immediate marketing to the industry, winner's laurels and the associated publicity. Winners and runners up in each category will also receive the latest version of Final Draft 11 (value $250) with many new features, as well as a free script listing and placement on InkTip. Producers have made more than 400 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

For more details http://ukfilmfestival.com/feature-script-competition/
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Very Early
Jan 31, 2021
$10
$8
$10
Early
Mar 31, 2021
$22
$18
$22
Regulat
May 31, 2021
$28
$25
$28
Late
Aug 31, 2021
$30
$28
$30
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2021
$35
$30
$35
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2021
​Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highligts a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2021.
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
Wiki Screenplay Contest - The World's Fastest Screenplay Competition
January 31
Jan 31, 2021
$29
$29
$29
February 28
Feb 28, 2021
$29
$29
$29
March 31
Mar 31, 2021
$29
$29
$29
Winners Notified:
Jan 10, 2021
​The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest!

Is your script ready to show to agents...producers...studios?

You only need 10 pages to enter!

Your pages will be read by established Hollywood professionals (no entry-level "interns"!) with credits at every major studio, including Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney, Fox, Paramount, and Universal Studios.

Every entry receives written studio-level professional analysis.

You'll win cash prizes, 1-on-1 personalized consultation, and DIRECT INTRODUCTIONS to leading Hollywood literary managers for client consideration.

Hollywood's #1 Screenwriting Secret:
The first 10 pages are
THE MOST IMPORTANT PAGES
in your script.

Hollywood producers, development executives, and studio screenplay readers
judge your entire script by the first 10 pages.

If you don't "hook" the reader in the first 10 pages, your script will
​never be read from start to finish.

A new contest every 30 days! No false "deadlines"...just results!

WriteMovies Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2021
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Mar 26, 2021
WriteMovies has been helping writers succeed since 1999. We are currently accepting entries to our Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest!

The Grand Prize winner will receive $3500, and the top three scripts all receive a year of free script development and guaranteed pitching to industry.

Plus, get free entry by entering the WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award, or by buying a script report from us, with Studio Coverage for $99 or comprehensive Development Notes for $149.
WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award 2021
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2021
$59
$59
$59
Winners Notified:
Feb 12, 2021
Celebrating great writing across all genres… The second edition of the WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award is open for submissions!

The winner of this award will receive guaranteed pitching to industry, two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level, and further advice to fine tune their script from our experts.

All submissions also receive free, automatic entry to our Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest, with the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of $3500!
Wiki Screenplay Contest - The World's Fastest Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2021
$24
$29
$24
January Conterst
Jan 31, 2021
$24
$29
$24
February Contest
Feb 28, 2021
$24
$29
$24
March Contest
Mar 31, 2021
$24
$29
$24
April Contest
Apr 30, 2021
$24
$29
$24
Winners Notified:
Feb 10, 2020
The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest...ranked #1 Most Trusted Online Writing Competition

Is your script ready to show to agents...producers...studios?

Find out fast! A new contest every 30 days!

You don't need to have a finished script...
Just 10 pages...

When you enter...

Your pages will be read by established Hollywood professionals, including:
Studio readers • Agents • Producers
WGA writers • DGA directors • SAG performers

You'll get a full page of studio-level professional analysis covering the ten major elements of a professional screenplay:
Concept • Dialogue • Structure
Character • Tone • Pacing
Conflict • Structure • Hook
Market Potential

It all starts with the script...and the script starts with the first 10 pages. We help writers discover the compelling "hook" that studios and producers are looking for.

Every word of every submission is read, scored, and analyzed according to the following criteria: Concept • Structure • Storyline • Characters • Dialogue • Pacing • Tone • Conflict • Emotional Response- Investment • Sales/Marketplace Potential. All Wiki judges are seasoned industry professionals looking for the best writing talent to promote and inspire.

For more than three decades we have hired, mentored, and promoted writers to active film and television careers. Let us read the first ten pages of your script--or the entire script, your treatment, or your TV series bible--and if it "pops" we'll see that it gets into the hands of producers, agents, and industry professionals who can take it to the next level.

Awards & Prizes
Every 10-page entry receives a complete score sheet and one-page analysis.
Every entry receives monthly online recognition.
Winners receive
MONTHLY cash prizes:
Feature screenplay = $250
TV script = $150
TV Series Bible = $100
Short script = $75
Full Script Reading & Analysis
One-on-one Virtual Development Meeting with Senior Judge
FREE InkTip Package
Introduction to Hollywood Literary Management Firm
Scripts - Web Series Festival Global
regular
Feb 5, 2021
$60
$60
$60
late
Apr 5, 2021
$65
$65
$65
extended
Jun 15, 2021
$70
$70
$70
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$80
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 14, 2021
IN THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD, SINCE 2015 , WEB SERIES FESTIVAL GLOBAL CELEBRATES GREAT CONTENT.

WEB SERIES – PILOTS – SCRIPTS

7th WEB SERIES FESTIVAL GLOBAL

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5 2021 NETWORKING, SCREENINGS, Q & A, AWARDS
BestScript: Receives will receive A one year ISAConnect membership, a one year iPitch.tv membership & Total Script Express from SellAScript.com, an InkTip Script listing to promote themselves and their scripts to their entire network of producers & managers, a personalized certificate, laurels & Press.
Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Late
Feb 13, 2021
$45
Final Deadline
Mar 6, 2021
$60
Winners Notified:
Mar 30, 2021
The leading screenplay competition for thriller screenwriters. Well-written thrillers are an excellent way demonstrate commerciality and effectively delivered narrative.

Hollywood managers and producers have agreed to receive the winning script and consider the top finalists' loglines for read requests, including:

Grindstone Entertainment, MadHorse, Magnet Management, Zero Gravity, and Morningstar Films

Plus, the winning writer gets a free InkTip listing for more pros to find your script.
Script Summit
Earlybird
Feb 14, 2021
$40
$30
$40
Regular
Mar 14, 2021
$45
$35
$45
Late
May 16, 2021
$50
$40
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 18, 2021
$60
$50
$60
Extended
Jul 18, 2021
$60
$50
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 19, 2021
Script Summit is a festival dedicated to supporting screenwriters. As a participant in the Script Summit Screenplay Competition, you can build your network, expand your knowledge with in-depth seminars taught by professionals, gain tremendous insight from Q & A Panels, experience scene table reads with professional actors, and attend hundreds of film screenings at no additional cost! You will have the opportunity to connect with directors, producers, and other writers at the Script Summit Networking Event.

There's even a grand prize of $1,000 in cash and TWO writers will walk away with a contract of representation by a Hollywood Talent Manager!

Winners are announced at the Awards Show which is free to attend!
The International Gullah Film Festival
Final Deadline
Feb 15, 2021
$50
$15
$45
Winners Notified:
Mar 14, 2021
The mission of The International Gullah Film Festival is to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, The International Gullah Film Festival also strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and story tellers from around the world. This film festival is as much about pride for people of Gullah descent as it is about our place in the global community.
2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Resubmission
Feb 15, 2021
$50
$35
$45
Winners Notified:
May 18, 2021
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.

Final Deadline: October 25th, 2020.
Late Deadline: December 13th, 2020.
Final Resubmission Deadline: February 15th, 2021.

For complete information and submission details, please visit:
https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/competition/rules-guidelines/

About BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Founded in 1998 by WGA writer Gordy Hoffman, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition continues its mission of developing the undiscovered writer. BlueCat’s winners and finalists have gone on to sign with agencies including ICM, CAA, and WME, with their work sold to several major studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal. BlueCat writers have won awards at Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca all following their recognition with BlueCat.

BlueCat Alumni

Ana Lily Amirpour (2007 Winner, CAA), writer and director of A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, is slated to direct the remake of CLIFFHANGER produced by Neal Moritz and starring Jason Momoa.

Kimi Lee (2015 Winner) is a staff writer at Amazon Studios for THE EXPATRIATES, produced by Nicole Kidman.

Aaron Guzikowski (2005 Finalist), writer of PRISONERS and the remake of PAPILLON, is currently working on Ridley Scott’s TV series RAISED BY WOLVES.

Fergal Rock (2011 Fellini Award) recently saw his BlueCat winning script DEPARTURES produced, starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.

Ashleigh Powell (2012 Finalist), wrote Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, starring Keira Knightley.

Young Il Kim (2006 Winner), recent staff writer on BILLIONS, is writing the adapted screenplay THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, directed by Alex Timbers (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE).

Kateland Brown (2014 Finalist) wrote for Warner Bros. FAMOUS IN LOVE, starring Bella Thorne.

Savion Einstein (2014 Joplin Award), recently had her script SUPERFECUNDATION picked up by Sony’s Screen Gems.


AWARDS:
Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $2,000.
The Pilot Winner will receive $2,000.
The Short Script Winner will receive $2,000.
The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2021 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1000.
2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Regular
Feb 15, 2021
$55
$50
$55
Late
Mar 15, 2021
$65
$60
$65
Final Deadline
Apr 15, 2021
$75
$70
$75
Winners Notified:
Oct 15, 2021
Founded in 2003, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest presents over $50,000 in Cash & Prizes to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world, including a $25,000 Grand Prize and Gold, Silver & Bronze Prizes in 10 different genre categories. Most importantly, the contest has an unprecedented track record of success. Dozens of PAGE Award Winners have landed top Hollywood agents and managers, optioned and sold their winning scripts, and seen their movies and television shows produced. Enter this year's contest and you could soon join their ranks!
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Regular
Feb 19, 2021
$65
$55
$55
Late
Apr 12, 2021
$85
$70
$70
Final Deadline
May 2, 2021
$95
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
May 9, 2021
All unproduced film or TV scripts in any genre, 120 pages max are welcome! Entries will be scored by a team of professional script readers, managed by our Script Contest Director, Gina Leone. We will announce Official Selections for all accepted screenplays.

We will award laurels for the winners of the following categories:
• Features: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Horror
• Pilots: Drama, Comedy
• Shorts: A winning Short Screenplay (not genre-specific.)
PRIZES:
• All our Accepted Screenplays receive a VIP Pass to #AoBFF21, including our Launch party.
• Our 10 Semi-Finalists each also receive ONE FREE PITCH from Virtual Pitch Fest.
• Our 3 Finalists each also receive FIVE FREE PITCHES from VPF, plus one FREE SCRIPT LISTING on InkTip so producers and reps can find you. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
• Our Grand Prize winner will also receive a LIVE STAGED READING cast with professional actors.

* Anyone applying under the Student Discount MUST attach proof of current student status. Thank you!
Female Voices Rock
Early Bird
Mar 1, 2021
$45.00
$25.00
$35.00
Regular Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
$55.00
$35.00
$45.00
Late Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$65.00
$45.00
$55.00
Final Deadline
Sep 22, 2021
$75.00
$55.00
$66.00
Extended Deadline
Sep 22, 2021
$75.00
$55.00
$66.00
Winners Notified:
Dec 3, 2021
The Female Voices Rock Screenplay Competition aims to support diverse female storytellers in the industry. Accepting TV Pilots, Shorts, and Features.

Female Voices Rock is dedicated to supporting diverse female storytellers in the entertainment industry. Our mission is to incite and inspire change that builds a foundation of equality and diversity, ensuring that every voice is heard and championed.

Our judges include MXN ENTERTAINMENT, CARTEL ENTERTAINMENT, APA TALENT AGENCY.
Script Competition - New Media Film Festival
late
Mar 3, 2021
$75
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2021
$80
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2021
CALL FOR SCRIPTS – www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
HBO has requested meetings with writers that have submitted to our festival.

Festival Perks:
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• Also the Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• Script nominees are listed on screen during programming
• And you are part of the Q & A in that session.
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Highlighted in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.

All Script types and lengths considered in Script Category.
Animation – Book - Children’s – Comedy – Drama – Documentary – Episodic - Long Form - New Media – Novel – Pilot – Play – Screenplay - Scripted Reality – Series – Television – Videogame - Web Series

More About the Festival

The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today!
www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com


“Worth The Entry Fee”
- Movie Maker Magazine

“Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible”
– Huffington Post

“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers”
-Roger Corman

”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”
-Festival World

“Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform” - Hero Complex

SUBMIT TODAY http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com/submit.php
Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Final
Mar 10, 2021
$69
$59
$59
Final Deadline
Apr 28, 2021
$75
$65
$65
Extended
Apr 28, 2021
$75
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Aug 21, 2021
CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SCREENPLAY CONTEST (CWA) is an international screenwriting event known for championing writers and opening doors. Through established relationships with some of the industry's most sought-after companies, CWA plays a critical role in connecting talented writers with agents and producers in search of fresh, new material. More than $30,000 awarded in cash and prizes, including a production opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner & CWA promotes beyond just the winning scripts.
SWN Screenplay Competition
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2021
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2021
$59.99
$39.99
$49.99
Winners Notified:
Mar 20, 2021
About us:


The SWN Screenplay Competition is a bi-monthly competition judged by five veterans of the film and television industry, including US director and producer Kenneth Kokin, whose production credits include Oscar-winning thriller, The Usual Suspects.

Our network of industry contacts expands to over 6,000 working industry producers, creative executives and production companies.

Our network reach incorporates some of the largest production companies, including: Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, CBS, Relativity Media and many more.


Providing value to EVERY submitter:


Unlike many other screenwriting competitions, we don’t just provide great value to the winners, but the all of our contestants. Our submission benefits include the following:

1) Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for FREE! No need to register with the WGA.

2) You will receive a £10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our script consultancy services.

3) Receive free production development advice on what to do next with your screenplay.

4) You will get on the SWN map; we're always on the lookout for scripts and writers to personally invest in.
Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Early Bird Deadline
Mar 26, 2021
$45
$35
$35
Regular Deadline
Apr 16, 2021
$60
$50
$50
Final Deadline
May 21, 2021
$70
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Oct 23, 2021
For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. 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.
FREE Reader Comments for all entrants!
Screenwriting contest at 8th Firenze FilmCorti Festival
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2021
$25
$25
$100
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2021
Screenplays: it is possible to submit screenplays for both short films or feature films. Original screenplays for short films must be no longer than 30 pages, whereas screenplays for feature films must be longer than 30 pages.
Screenplays must be in English or in Italian.
Awards:
Award for Best Screenplay: € 500 and Ink Tip Package.
2nd place and 3rd place: InkTip Package (it means the screenplay will be sent to the film production companies) and a personalized plate.
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