American Gem Literary Festival  



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Enter your Screenplay, Short Story, Treatment / Synopsis or novel in the 2012 American Gem  Short Screenplay Competition / Literary Festival. 

Winning Screenplay in the American Gem Short Screenplay Contest  to be Produced. Grand Prize Winner/Short Script Gets to Pitch Script to Producers, Studio Executives and Agents. Certificate of achievement awards to the Top 25 scripts and top 3 in each of the other categories.

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Featured Competitions

The 11th Annual
FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

(formerly The / Radmin Company Screenplay Contest)

Deadline Entry Fee

EXPIRED August 31, 2012



Awards -  TOP 50 WILL BE READ BY THE RADMIN COMPANY/ Consideration for Representation.    Grand Prize: $2,500 in CASH; Elite Prize/Drama: $500; Elite Prize/Comedy: $500; Elite Prize/Other: $500. TOP 4 GET to PITCH winning script to Industry Producers, Development Executives and  and Agents ... New this year, the winning writer will be presented with an "Emerging Artist of the Year Award for best screenplay".
FilmMakers has taken the initiative to make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring Screenwriters by teaming up with the powers that be in the film community.

The 9th American Gem
Short Screenplay Competition / Literary Festival

Deadline Entry Fee

September 30, 2012 (final deadline)

$45/49 (Short Scripts)
(45 or less/45+ pages)

September 30, 2012 (final deadline)

$29/35 (Treatment)
(1-10/11-20 pgs.)

September 30, 2012 (final deadline)

$29/35 short story)
(1-10 pgs/11-20 pgs/21-50 pages)

September 30, 2012 (final deadline)

$39/45/49 novel/book)
(up to 160 pgs/161-280 pgs/281-400 pages)


First Place Wins an in depth studio story notes with a Professional Script Analyst at Greenlight Script Coverage.

Emerging Artist Award Plaque for Best Short Script of the Year
Emerging Artist Award Plaque for Best Best Novel of the Year

TOP 25 will receive a Certificate of Achievement Award; Grand Prize winner gets a FREE Admission Pass to attend The Screenwriting Expo; Top 3 will win screenwriting software by Write Brothers. 1st Prize: $1000 CASH; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $150; 4th Prize: $100; 5th Prize: $50......

To promote and support new talent and continue our pledge of creating opportunities for all new artists in film; FilmMakers guarantees the production of the winning script.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 20, 2008 $20
To help writers break into an increasingly-impenetrable business.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 01, 2009 (early)
April 19, 2009 (regular)
May 3, 2009 (last rewrite)
$40 Screenplay; $29 (teleplay)
$45 Screenplay; $33 (teleplay)
$50 Screenplay; $35 (teleplay)
Award: $7,500.
By “access” we mean opportunity, our way of giving a few talented writers a push in the right direction. Submit your best work in any genre.
Deadline Entry Fee

February 28, 2009 (early)
March 28, 2009 (regular)
EXPIRED - April 25, 2009 (late)

$45 (by 02/28/2009)
$50 (by 03/28/2009)
$55 (by 04/25/2009)
Award: 1st Place $1000
To acclaim the efforts of deserving screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee

February 28, 2009 (early)
March 28, 2009 (regular)
EXPIRED - April 25, 2009 (late)

$40 (by 02/28/2009)
$45 (by 03/28/2009)
$50 (by 04/25/2009)
To introduce writers to the decision makers of broadcast television.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 30, 2008
December 15, 2008
$40 (by 9/30/08)
$50 (by 12/15/08)
Award: Submission to participating studios.
The All Access Screenwriting Competition has been started to give deserving writers access to the doors of Hollywood.
Deadline Entry Fee
30th of each month (Ongoing) $45 (Full Length) $40 (Short Length)
Award: Guaranteed Representation of top winning screenplay in each category.
To promote and support new talent...
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 31, 2008 (early)
June 30 2008 (regular)
September 30 2008 (late)
October 31 2008 (final)
$40 (by 3/31/08)
$50 (by 6/30/08)
$60 (by 9/30/08)
$65 (by 10/31/08)
Award: Grand prize of $11,000 Cash
The main goal is to uncover the best, unproduced screenplays and in collaboration with the writer help develop and potentially produce them.
Deadline Entry Fee

EXPIRED - August 03, 2008 (early)
September 08, 2008 (final)

$35 (by 08/03/2008) 
$50 (by 09/08/2008)
Award: $5000 Grand Prize.
Francis Ford Coppola founded the contest to discover and encourage new talent. More than a dozen agencies and leading production companies read the winner and finalists.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 01, 2009 $40
Award:  $1000 Best Screenplay, 2nd place $250.
Looking for the Best Screenplays out there today!
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 06, 2008
November 27, 2008
December 12, 2008
$45 (by 10/06/2008) 
$55 (by 11/27/2008)
$75 (by 12/12/2008) 
Award:  $1,000
To discover the most brilliant un-produced screenplays by talented writers and get it in the hands of Leading Industry Professionals.
Deadline Entry Fee

EXPIRED - November 30, 2007

Looking for talented, dedicated and creative writers willing to explore and wrestle with spiritual questions from a Judeo-Christian perspective...
Deadline Entry Fee

EXPIRED - October 31, 2008 (early)
November 30, 2008 (final)

$ 40 (members) $50 (non members) - early
$ 50 (members) $ 60 (non members) - final
Award: $10,000 Cash

To find quality written scripts for production as a feature film and promote winners to entertainment industry.

Deadline Entry Fee
May 15, 2009 (early)
June 01, 2009 (late)
$40 (by 5/15/2008); $50 (by 6/01/2008); $30 teleplays (by 6/1/2008)
Award: $5000
Dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media.

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