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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Screenplay Contest
Final Deadline
Sep 17, 2022
$89
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2022
Festival and screenplay contest celebrating the best of indie crime and horror.

Scripts in the crime and horror sub-genres juggle genre-awareness, often times in order to subvert the expected, with natural talent and a unique voice. We aim to spotlight the voices of tomorrow's classics.

Winners will be considered by:

ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

The top three screenplays also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
London Independent Story Prize
Extended Deadline
Sep 26, 2022
$60.50
$24.5
Final Deadline
Oct 24, 2022
$65.50
$29.5
Winners Notified:
Dec 20, 2022
The London Independent Story Prize (LISP) aims to create a great networking opportunity for writers and a community that embraces multicultural differences, brave voices, unique writers, and extraordinary artistic approaches to story writing.
THE UK FILM FESTIVAL SCRIPT COMPETITIONS
Reminder
Oct 12, 2022
$60
$15/30
Regular
Nov 23, 2022
$66
$18/36
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
$72
$24/42
Final
Jan 31, 2023
$72
$24/42
Winners Notified:
Mar 21, 2023
THE UK FILM FESTIVAL SCRIPT COMPETITIONS
3 exciting categories.
1) Feature Script
2) 3 Minute Script
3) 10 Minute Script
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 8 of their winners’ scripts made in to films (2 of which went on to win Crystal Bears at the Berlin Film Festival); 2 in preproduction; and a further 4 optioned - their record speaks for itself.
As a previous 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 5 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. As you know producers have made more than 400 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

For more details http://ukfilmfestival.com
Changing Face International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 20, 2022
$25
$$20
Winners Notified:
Dec 3, 2022
Currently in our 6th season! We are looking for thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.
The Golden Script Competition
Earlybird
Oct 27, 2022
$49.99
$35.99
$44.99
Final
Mar 21, 2023
$54.99
$39.99
$49.99
Final Deadline
Mar 29, 2023
$59.99
$44.99
$54.99
Winners Notified:
Jul 5, 2023
The Golden Script Competition is a yearly international competition for short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world. Recognized by MovieBytes as one of the 𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.

You will be submitting to the 2023 edition, and the best scripts of this edition will be read by some of the most renowned production companies and literary agencies (including some that have won several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented 🎬. Our mentors include OSCAR-winner Bobby Moresco and three-time EMMY-nominee Jessica Sharzer.

One script will receive a $10,000 option fund (TBC) from Lucky Elephant Media (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Pieces of a Woman). The best scripts of 2023 will also be read and could be potentially considered for further options and development by the same company.
New York International Screenplay Awards
Regular
Nov 28, 2022
$40
$25
$35
Late
Feb 13, 2023
$50
$30
$40
Final Deadline
Apr 17, 2023
$60
$35
$50
Extended
Apr 17, 2023
$60
$35
$50
Winners Notified:
Apr 27, 2023
New York International Screenplay Awards is an international screenplay competition for screenwriters who aspire to connect with the USA industry workers and explore the US markets. NYISA 2022 winners will be connected to the US film industry by InkTip and Script Mailer. They’ll have free Screenwriting software by the Final Draft! They’ll be registered for free at CreatersVault, and will receive free screenwriting courses from Script Reader Pro, plus, page-by-page script analysis, a half-hour follow-up phone call, and an e-book, “Common Screenwriting Mistakes”, and some other services by UpLift Script… And much more!
NYISA’s valued jury members are industry professionals such as Producers, Script Doctors, Directors, Actors, and Screenwriters. We accept submissions via Filmfreeway!
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