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Filmmakers Global Creative Contests

Beverly Hills, CA -- Filmmakers.com is pleased to announce January as the official Beta launch for the Filmmakers Global Creative Contests Directory. This launch has been a long time coming.

Thank you and come back soon.

Contest Coordinators and Screenwriters:  Please excuse us.  We don't have the resources nor the manpower to manually keep updating the current database... Once launched, it'll enable contest coordinators to manage own contest, news and events in real time, have a blog (text, audio and/or video) and much more.  Artists will be able to submit news for consideration, manage own profile, have own blog (text, audio and/or video), manage auto reminders, search contests, jobs, internship, material wanted posts, and much more. 

If you are a contest coordinator or director and you would like to add your name to the list of executive testers please send us an email to: info at filmmakers.com. Any contest representative that takes part in this process will have their competition featured on the contest home page for a period of six months at absolutely no charge.

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SCREENPLAY CONTESTS
Deadline Entry Fee
March 01 , 2009
EXPIRED
Screenplays $40
Award:
We are an Independent DV Film Fest/Writing Competition. We celebrate the true independent and underground movie makers/writers.
Deadline Entry Fee
July 2nd, 2007 $25 - $66
Award:
Their quest is for material that showcase talent and quality filmmaking, especially quality storytelling.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 30, 2004 $30
Award: $500
To promote the independent screenwriter.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 15, 2006 (extended) $50 (80 pages or more) 
$40 (30 pages or less) 
Award:
To cultivate a greater interest in Latino-themed stories in popular cinema, as well as to promote talented screenwriters of Latino-themed screenplays.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 01, 2007 (extended) $45
Award: $5000
The competition was established to allow screenwriters another venue to get scripts read by industry professionals.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 01, 2007 (extended) $45
Award: $5000
The competition was established to allow screenwriters another venue to get scripts read by industry professionals.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 17, 2006 $30
Award:
Dedicated to the celebration and cultivation of the short film and it educates, entertains, and honors those who have mastered the craft.
Deadline Entry Fee
February 21, 2006 $50
Award: $1,000
To promote and foster new artists in an increasingly impenetrable industry.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 26, 2006 Free
Award:
To discover the new machinima movie writer.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - Early (05/31/03) 
Regular (06/30/03) 
(08/16/03)
$35 (by 05/31/03) 
$40 (by 06/30/03) 
$45 (by 07/16/03)
Award: $2,000/1st; $1,000/(2nd; $500/3rd/; $250/4th; $100 for 5th 
Celebrate the work of science fiction, fantasy, and horror screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee
April 15, 2004 (early)
EXPIRED - June 15, 2004 (final)
$45 (by 04/15/2004)
$55
(by 06/15/2004)
Award: 1st Prize: $2000 ; 2nd Prize: $1000; 3rd Prize: $500
Dedicated to bringing back the type of classic Films that were made before the $100 Million Dollar Movie and the Megaplex came into vogue. 
Deadline Entry Fee
Early (12/01/03) 
EXPIRED - Final (02/29/04)
$40 (by 12/01/03) 
$50 (by 02/29/04)
Award: Over $18,000 in prizes
A partnership between Maverick Films, and ScriptShark, this competition plans to break up and coming screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee
April 29, 2007 (early)
June 26, 2007 (final)
$30 (by 4/29/2007)
$35 (by 6/26/2007)
Award: $3000
To give one lucky writer a chance to actually see their work as a movie.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 11, 2006 Free
Award: $200
The desire to create a unique DVD experience from the four most compelling short horror screenplays.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 15, 2003 $15 / $25 / $35
Award: Play produced in LA; $500 
Committed to the creation, development and support of new works for the stage, the MonkeyHawk Playwrights’ Competition presents
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 15, 2003 $15 / $25 / $35
Award: Play produced in LA; $500 
Committed to the creation, development and support of new works for the stage, the MonkeyHawk Playwrights’ Competition presents
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 31, 2007 (final - extended) $50 (postmarked by 07/31/2007)
Award: $2,000 Grand Prize
A competition designed to encourage and promote new screenwriters to Hollywood.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - December 31, 2006 (regular)
May 01, 2007 (late - extended)
$25/$50 short/feature (by 12/31/06)
$50/$75 short/feature (by 05/01/07)
Award:
To promote and encourage independent filmmakers, screenwriters and playwrights, and the best work in films, screenplays, stageplays, etc.
Deadline Entry Fee
September 30th, 2008 $50-Features $20-Shorts
Award:

To find and award the best screenplays for each genre.

Deadline Entry Fee
See Website Short/Feature: $29/$39 by 5.15.07/7.20.07; $35/$44 by 7.15.07/8.20.07; $37/$52 by 8.15.07/9.20.07
Award:
To advance writers' careers.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2006 Free
Award: $ 500
To bring the great screenplays to the reading public in a new format and to help screenwriters tell their story and get the film produced.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED June 16, 2006 $0
Award: 2 Discovery passes to the L.A. Film Festival
Serving both high-end post production professionals and those up and coming, Moviola has become a creative hub in the entertainment industry,
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 01, 2007 $30
Award: $5,000
To carefully consider, promote and help facilitate the artistic and creative talents of new and up and coming screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 15, 2004 $35
Award: Cash and prizes over $2000
Bridging the distance between the Hollywood film industry and the best new screenwriters across the country, the Nashville Screenwriters Conference announces its first Screenplay Showdown. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 10, 2007 (early)
July 10, 2007 (early)
August 20, 2007 (Wab Extended)
$35 (by 05/10/2007) (45 CAD)
 $45 (by 07/10/2006) (55 CAD)
 $55 (by 08/20/2007) (65 CAD)
Award: Best Screenplay Award and $500...
An event where you can see, meet and learn. It is a film festival. It is a classroom. It is a tradeshow. It is an opportunity to mingle.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 01, 2006 $15/short; $24/feature
Award: 
The objective of the competition is to honor New Jersey and New Jersey screenwriters.

This marks the first year the contest accepts feature length scripts.

Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 7, 2006 Free
Award:  4 winners will be selected for production.
An opportunity for New Mexico screenwriters to have their work produced and promoted.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 30, 2006 $30 ($15 for Nevada Residents)
Award:  3 top prizes including cash, gifts, press event & luncheon.
Seeks to provide unsold writers an opportunity for recognition and networking with the Hollywood market.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 31, 2004 $50 (mention FilmMakers.com and receive $5 discount)
Award: $5,000 ($1000 cash plus $4000 offer for 1-year option)
New Visions Fellowship seeks the next great Indie film. We are going to offer a $4,000 offer to the winning screenplay. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 01, 2003 $35 US; $45 Canadian 
Award: $500, consultation with pro, and limited legal representation.
Locate talented screenwriters in the New England and Canadian Maritimes.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 01, 2009 $30 (by 05/01/2009)
Award: Up to five $30,000 fellowships.
To foster the development of the art of screenwriting.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2007 Free
Award: Up to five $30,000 fellowships.
Searching for new creative talent and is looking for writers to work full-time developing their craft at Nickelodeon.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 18, 2003 Non 
Award: Winners will receive screen credit and $2500 once the script goes into production.
To write the best animated script possible. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 16, 2006 Non 
Award: 1,500 Euros to best student film
Presents a white-hot program of seminars, retrospectives and special events, alongside the very best new animation from around the world.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 29, 2005 $8
Award: $5000
N.U.D. Productions is looking for screen writers to adapt the manuscript No Place Called Home into a screen play. All information is on our web site. 
Deadline Entry Fee
  EXPIRED - February 16, 2001 $15 (01/16/2001) 
$25 (02/16/2001)
Award: A development cash prize and a live staged reading.
MTV FILMS and The New York International Latino Film Festival hope to encourage Latino writers to present their voice and vision.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 31, 2003 30
Award: The winning script will receive a $250.00 cash prize and video editing software.
OBS is giving a chance to get that hilarious sit-com or gripping drama on television. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 31, 2002 $30
Award: The winning script will receive a $250.00 cash prize and video editing software.
The purpose of the OBS Competition is to assist writers in a variety of areas. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 31, 2003 $30
Award: Up to 6 winners, 2 in each category. Each winner will receive $250.
The purpose of the OBS Competition is to assist writers in a variety of areas. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 01, 2006 (early)
October 01, 2006 (standard)
November 01, 2006 (late)
$55 (by 09/01/2006)
$65 (by 10/01/2006)
$75 (by 11/01/2006)
Award: $500 + award
To be the leading organization in Ohio dedicated to freedom of expression through the art of independent media, encouraging emerging media artist.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -September 04, 2005 (early)
November 18, 2005 (regular)
December 12, 2005 (late)
$20/short; $30/feature (by 09/04/05))
$25/short; $35/feature (by 11/18/05))
$30/short; $40/feature (by 12/12/05))
Award: $500
The 2006 Omaha Film Festival will be the first year for this festival.
Deadline Entry Fee
September 01, 2007 $45
Award: $1,000 cash
To promote the positive portrayal of Gays and Lesbians in film.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 01, 2006 $45
Award: $1,000 cash
The mission of the One In Ten Contest is to promote the positive portrayal of Gays and Lesbians in film.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 01, 2004 £10 donation requested
(not a condition of entry)
Award: £10 000 and 7 day residential script development course.
The Oscar Moore Foundation was formed to encourage and support European screen-writing talent by awarding an annual prize of £10,000 to the European.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 01, 2005 $40
Award: Winners - feedback on script from a wrkng Hollywood showrunner..
Looking for great comedy scripts - and the talented writers who write them.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 27, 2006 $25
Award: up to five (5) winning screenplays invited in an intensive laboratory.
Nurturing emerging screenwriters and outstanding LGBT-themed scripts.
Deadline Entry Fee
August 31, 2007 $20 (by 8/31/2007)
Award:
This contest is designed to bring attention to the great writers that are looking to get noticed.
Deadline Entry Fee
January 15 (early); March 15 (regular); April 01, 2009 (late) $39 (by 1/15/09); $49 (by 3/15/09); $59 (by 4/01/2009)
Award: $25,000
To discover the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world.
Deadline Entry Fee
 EXPIRED May 01, 2006(early)
May 31, 2006 (late)
$ 40 (by 5/1/2006)
$50 (by 5/31/2006)
Award: Your Script Produced into a Digital Film and much more! 
Their objective is to create educational alternatives in screenwriting and filmmaking that take less time and money to learn.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 15, 2003 $40
Award: $100 plus the opportunity to have the submission produced as an animated film. 
Write a screenplay or story suitable for production as a digitally animated film of approximately five minutes in length. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 31, 2006 None
Award: Winning screenplay will be produced
This is your opportunity to submit your best work and perhaps see your dream realized on The Big Screen.
Deadline Entry Fee
February 01 and August 01 (ongoing) $40
Award: Visit website
To encourage innovative thinking and series ideas that are genuinely new and different.
Deadline Entry Fee
March 1, 2008 Free
Award: $100
Our goal is to get writers screenplays in the hands or producers and agencies!
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 15, 2004 $20
Award: $100 dollars, story credit and Final Draft Software
Prelude2Cinema is accepting pitches for its new TV series "Out of Darkness." 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 19, 2006 @ 12:00 hrs; $20
Award:
PCS challenges scriptwriters to write ten-minute scripts about the people, places, and events that make our community such a unique place to live.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - Late: July 31, 2002 $45 till 07/31/02
Award: Cash Awards
To promote and support new talent and continue our pledge of creating opportunities for all new artists in film and television.
Deadline Entry Fee
December 01 & June 30 $75 (Canadian Funds)
Award: From each competition we select 4 - 6 scripts to be workshopped.
Devoted to the professional development of Canadian screenwriters and filmmakers.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -August 19, 2005 $10
Award: $500
NBPC & The Prized Pieces Int'l Film & Video Festival is honoring the value of a good story idea  with the 1st ever Harlem Stories Writing Contest.
Deadline Entry Fee
September 15, 2007 $35 (by 09/15/2007)
Award: $1000.
To find and encourage talented writers while giving to the community.
Deadline Entry Fee

EXPIRED - July 14, 2005

$30
Award: Guaranteed production of project by LivePlanet and Miramax Films.
To reward the best with the best.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 15, 2009 $50
Award:
To showcase and alert industry professionals to emerging talent.
Deadline Entry Fee
November 10, 2005 (early);
EXPIRED - January 13, 2006 (final)
$25 (by 11/108/2005)
$35 (by 01/13/2006)
Award: $1000, Script Reading at Festival & Interview in African Voices
The goal is to create opportunities for women of color in the film industry to succeed as writers, directors and producers.
Deadline Entry Fee
July 01, 2007 $35
Award:
Dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -December 15, 2004 $35 (euro)
Award: Winners receive Cash...
Offer new filmmakers a concrete opportunity to grow professionally by developing their films, and making them accessible to the public. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 01, 2004 $35
Award: Valued at $5,000
Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language...
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2005 Free
Award: 1000 euros/1st; 500 euros/2nd
The objective of the competition is both to promote young talent writers and to establish a filming team at the University of La Rioja (Spain).
Deadline Entry Fee
May 16, 2007 (early) 
June 01, 2007 (final)
$30 (by 05/16/2007)
$35 (by 06/01/2007)
Award: $4500 option offer on script
River City Write Off doesn't just put your short script in the hands of readers, it gives you the chance to help produce your own short film.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 24, 2006 $20
Award: First Place: $250, Second Place: $150, Third $100
To provide an opportunity for non-professional writers to honor Serling’s work by creating their own original script.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 05, 2006 $20
Award: $2500
As with all of the Little Lip Productions competitions, the intention is to connect great work with the people who can produce it.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 06, 2006 Variable $45/short; $55/feature
Award: Production, completion  & screening in front of a live audience.
To provide a screenwriter the chance to see their vision realized from script to screen, while being part of the process.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 01, 2008 none
Award: $15,000
To help launch the careers of the next generation of writers.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 1, 2005 (early)
July 1, 2005 (final)
$45
Award: $6,000 cash
The Contest is run and judged by industry professionals inspired to connect new voices to the dealmakers of Hollywood.
Deadline Entry Fee
May 01, 2006 (regular)
EXPIRED - September 20, 2006 (late)
$40 (by 05/01/2006)
$50
(by 09/20/2006)
Award: Grand Prize; $4000 option ($750 First Prize)
The goal of The Santa Barbara Script Competition is to identify great film scripts which we can take from the page to the screen.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 15, 2007 (early)
July 15, 2007 (regular)
August 15, 2007 (late)
$35 (by 6/15/2007)
$50 (by 7/15/2007)
$60 (by 8/15/2007)
Award: Winning screenplays will be read by literary agents for possible
To showcase new independent horror films & screenplays to the film community.
Deadline Entry Fee
June 1, 2008 $45
Award:
Their goal is to discover new writers.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 01, 2006 $50
Award: $1000
Screenplay Festival looks to give undiscovered screenwriters an opportunity to rise above the crowd.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 30, 2008 $35
Award: $2500 grand prize
The Screenplay ShootOut! is a contest designed to help young and undiscovered writers break into the filmmaking industry.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 31, 2000 $15
Award: $75 & video of their script.
We want to offer more opportunities for young writer/film makers, to showcase their work.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - December 31, 2000 $15
Award: $75 plus your script shot on digital video by our production company.
Short scripts under thirty pages. Our objective is to nurture and encourage young writers to perfect their craft and explore new horizons.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -October 17, 2005 $10 -$29
Award: $30,000 prize package.
Writers are given the chance to have their screenplays, teleplays and television and film pitches read by Mark Canton and his creative staff.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED July 30, 2006 (early)
August 30, 2006 (deadline)
September 30, 2006 (late)
$35 (early)
$45
(deadline)
$55
(late) 
Award: industry exposure and screenwriting software.
The goal of our annual competition is to showcase new and talented screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee
 EXPIRED 7/11/2007 (final) $45 (by 7/11/2007)
Award: $1000
Are you a screenwriter looking for a challenge and exposure? All aspiring—and competitive—screenwriters worldwide are invited to participate.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 01, 2001 $50
Award: $5,000 screenwriting grant
Designed to give writers of diverse backgrounds and varied degrees of writing experience the opportunity to begin a career in screenwriting.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 30, 2003 $30
Award: $1,000 plus a complete script evaluation package and industry exposure.
It is our goal at the Screenwriters Forum to recognize, reward and encourage new screenwriting talent.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - 11/30/2004 $50
Award: $ 500 / category X 5 categories
To bring quality screenplays to production, and bring recognition to the writers who wrote them.
Deadline Entry Fee
Monthly (20th of each month) $25
Award:
To help you build a credit for your resume.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
July 01, 2007 (early)
July 31, 2007 (deadline)
August 14, 2007 (last minute)
 
$45 feature; $15 short (by 7/1/2007); $50/$20 (by 7/31/2007); $55/$20 (by 8/14/2007); Discount for Multiple entries
Award: $20,000 cash, plus $1,000 in semifinalist prizes
To reward what Creative Screenwriting has been celebrating for the past 13 years: the art and craft of screenwriting.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 01, 2006 $45 U.S.
Award: $3,000 Cash
To discover, promote, and recognize a new, talented screenwriter by awarding them cash and an "OPEN DOOR" to the industry. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 30, 2005 Free
Award: Movie Magic Screenwriter & Word Menu software
Writers learn to write by writing, and having professional tools makes the job easier.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 01, 2007 $40
Award: $10,000 in prize money (4 X $2,500 Winners)
To help launch the careers of 4 previously undiscovered screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee
Last day of each month $35
Award:

Script Savvy's goal is to help emerging writers move forward in their careers by providing constructive feedback, and offering industry exposure to our winners.

Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 31, 2006 $49
Award: $1,000
To provide a venue for all aspiring screenwriters into the industry's mainstream.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 10, 2002 $40 (by 2/10/02); $50 ( by 3/10/02)
$60
( by 4/10/02)
Award: $5000 in cash and prizes
Established in response to various production companies requesting a conduit in which to identify and mentor new screenwriters.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 05, 2007 (early)
March 05, 2007 (regular)
April 20 2007 (final - extended)
$40 (by 01/05/2007))
$45 (by 03/05/2007)
$50 (by 04/13/2007)
Award: 1st Place - $10000
To help as many writers as possible through the competition.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 30, 2007 $40
Award:  $500 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd.
To open doors for the aspiring television writer... Categories: 1 hour existing spec scripts; 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts; and original pilots.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 01, 2005 $35
Award:  Grand Prize: Three pitch meetings!
Winner wins free trip to Los Angeles and will pitch to three Hollywood Producers!
Deadline Entry Fee
July 01, 2007 (Early)
September 01, 2007 (Regular - extended)
$45 (by 07/01/2007)
$ 50 (by 09/01/2007)
Award: 
The aim is to provide a venue for all screenwriters to compete in a friendly contest with feedback.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - December 31, 2005 £5 British pounds or 7 Euros or $10 US Dollars
Award:  Finalist’s win. 1st £2250 pounds 2nd £1750 pounds 3rd £750 pounds or equivalent in $/euros
The low entrance fee and the price of a 1st class stamp are designed to allow the struggling writer to promote themselves to the industry.
Deadline Entry Fee
May 01, 2007 (early)
June 01, 2007 (regular)
June 30, 2007 (late)
$40 (by 05/01/2007))
45 (by 06/01/2007)
$50 (by 06/30/2007)
Award: $3,000; $2,000; and $1000 CASH.
Teamed with a collection of notable producers, executives, to track down a top talent and prepare them for a pitch journey to producers and studios.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -May 01, 2005 Free
Award: Essential Scriptwriter's Book Package
London Script Consultancy, Focal Press and Michael Weise Productions Have teamed up for the Scriptwriter's Big Book Bundle Givaway!
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2001 $25
Award: $25,000 ($Can) fellowship plus accommodation and airfare
Animatrix Productions is aggressively searching for series concepts to be developed for an in-house web-broadcasting station.
Deadline Entry Fee
December 04, 2006 (early)
EXPIRED -  January 03, 2007 (late)
$45 (by 12/04/2006)
$65 (by
01/03/2007)
Award: Grand Prize: $10,000
Promote screenwriting and film production in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -  January 31, 2005 (extended) $50
Award: Grand Prize: $2,500 + prizes
To bring quality screenplays to production, and bring recognition to the writers who wrote them. .
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 01, 2006 $30 - $40
Award: 4 first prizes $500 each
To locate and produce quality films, rewarding screenwriters with prize money and exposure to the ent. industries in Israel, Europe and the USA.
Deadline Entry Fee
July 01, 2004 (regular deadline)
EXPIRED August 01, 2004 (final) 
$25 (1-30 pgs); $35 (31-60); $45 (60+)
$35 (1-30 pgs); $45 (31-60); $55 (60+)
Award: Winners will be offered a First Look Production Option
Shockerfest specializes in the horror/thriller film and screenplay genres.
Deadline Entry Fee
January 01, 2007 Free
Award: Production of Short Film
We are passionate about great short films.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -August 29, 2005 $0
Award: $15,000 production budget + filmmaker creative fee (TBD)
Rocket XL Entertainment is looking to produce a series of short films for Monster Energy Drink.
Deadline Entry Fee
May 21, 2007 (regular)
June 23, 2007 (late)
Varies
Award: Cash, product and services awards, trophies
To help get screenwriters in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres the attention they deserve!
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 30, 2002 $30
Award: $500
To develop and expose new screenwriting talent.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 01, 2007) (regular)
March 15, 2007 (late - extended)
$35 (by 1/1/2007)
$45 (by 3/15/2007)
Award: Production of script
The “Six in the City” contest is looking for real Indie scripts.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - Feb 01, 2006 (early)
January 30, 2006 (regular)
$40 (by 1/1/2006)
$60 (by 1/30/2006)
Award: $2500 cash
Simple Media Expressions Scriptwriting Competition is an aid to find our next script for production.
Deadline Entry Fee
March 31, 2008 (early)
April 21, 2008 (2nd early)
June 2, 2008 (final)
$40-up
Award: Grand prize $7000
Slamdance's mission is to bring attention to the most talented emerging screenwriters and introduce them to the industry.
Deadline Entry Fee

August 11, 2006 (early)
EXPIRED - October 10, 2006 (extended)

1/2 hour: $20 (by 08/11/2006); $30 (by 9/08/2006) (extended). 1 hour: $30 (by 8/11/2006); $40 (by 11/10/2006 ) extended
Award: 1st place $1,000
Slamdance is looking for the best hour-long dramas, mini-series and half-hour sitcoms written by undiscovered talent.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 01, 2004 $40/feature,$30/shorts.$20/students
Award: Feature: 1st $5000,2nd $2500. Short: 1st $2000,2nd $1000
Formed to showcase exceptional filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world, and to exhibit their talent...
Deadline Entry Fee
November 30, 2006 (Early)
March 01, 2007 (Regular)
EXPIRED - March 31, 2007 (Late)
$40 (by 11/30/2006)
$50 (by 03/01/2006)
$60 (by 03/31/2006)
Award: $1200
An opportunity for screenwriters to submit an original feature length script and win.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -September 15, 2006 (early)
December 15, 2006 (Late)
$40 (by 09/15/2006)
$50 (by 12/15/2006)
Award: $100
To foster media development
Deadline Entry Fee
December 01, 2003 $20 US (approx. R150.00)
Award: Visit website
If you reside on the African continent or have written a script relating to South African life and/or issues...
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 15, 2006 $30
Award: Attendance to the AWC in France w/ Jane Campion.
To encourage new and unsold screenwriters, providing recognition in an Int'l Community of Producers with Hollywood and United Kingdom connections.
Deadline Entry Fee
March 31, 2007 $49.95
Award: .
To provide an opportunity for independent writers to be introduced into the studio system.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 29, 2001 $100
Award: 10% of all entry fees, plus an option from Cinevid Productions to produce script (MiniDV).
Cinevid Productions is seeking a great screenplay to produce (MiniDV). Secondly, Hollywood needs competitions like this in order to pre-screen
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 01, 2003 No Fee
Award: Selected screenplay gets their work produced.
To provide a creative outlet not by simply waiting for an opportunity that will never come, but by creating their own opportunity.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -January 01 - April 30, 2005 $45
Award: 3 winners mentored by Stephen Susco for one year.
To give aspiring screenwriters the chance to be mentored by a working Hollywood writer.
Deadline Entry Fee
August 30, 2003 (early deadline)
September 30, 2003 (regular deadline)
EXPIRED - October 31, 2003
$20 (by 8/30/03) 
$27.50
( by 9/30/03) 
$30
( by 10/31/03)
Award: $1,000-level StoryNotes Screenplay Evaluation.
To provide an affordable contest that gives feedback & information to all entrants, and agent & prodco access to the winner.
Deadline Entry Fee
September 08, 2007 $30 (by 09/08/2007)
Award:
Art For Progress choose to look beyond the movie screen and concentrate on the page: the lost art form of the written word in film.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 31, 2001 $25
Award: 3 mil production contract.
Seeking great stories - either television or feature product
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 31, 2004 $10 (for adults 18+)
$5
(for teens 12-17)
Award: $500 Adult category; $300 Teen category; and production of script.
To give kids and adults in San Diego a chance to produce a film and open doors to unknown writers throughout the country.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 01, 2006 $30
Award: Participation in the prestigious residential lab & travel expenses. 10-15 winners selected.
The Institute is interested in supporting original, compelling, human stories that reflect the independent vision of the writer and/or writer/director. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 31, 2006 Free
Award: $10,000
Taking a break from the set of “Get Smart,” Segal is seeing if America can make him laugh as the judge of Hershey’s Take 5 Taste & Believe Film Contest. 
Deadline Entry Fee
12/15/2007 (early); 01/12/2007 (regular)
EXPIRED - 02/22/2007 (late)  
$29 (by12/15/2007; $39 (by 01/12/2007); $49 (by 02/22/2007)
Award: $1,000 first prize, Representation by TalentScout Management.
Their goal is to find and groom new talented writers.
Deadline Entry Fee
Ongoing (30th of each month) $20
Award: Guaranteed Representation of the top winner per category
To promote and support new talent and continue our pledge of creating opportunities for all new artists in film and television.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2007 Free
Award: Chance to produce your own idea.
Winning contest entrants will get the chance to produce their idea for a new TV show in Hollywood.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -December 01, 2006 (early)
December 17, 2006 (final)
$25 (by 12/01/2006)
$35 (by 12/17/2006)
Award: cash
To promote quality material and get it seen by producers & representatives.
Deadline Entry Fee
Feb 01, 2008; May 01, 2008
July 01, 2008; Aug 01, 2008
Aug 24, 208
$40 (by 2/1/08); $45 (by 5/01/08)
$50 (by 7/01/08); $60 (by 8/01/08)
$75 (by 8/24/08)
Award:
To get our submitters' scripts in front of industry people who can move their careers forward.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 31, 2004 $45
Award: $1000 cash/prizes
To discover and promote new talent for the film industry worldwide.
Deadline Entry Fee
Ongoing $5
Award: $500
Looking for a great opening line.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2007 $5 CDN
Award: $500 CDN
To find a short script that can be produced as a low-budget short film.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 28, 2001 $5
Award: Top three receive a feature script read, referral and mentorship
To help new and talented screenwriters establish industry contacts.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 01, 2003 $40
Award: $2000 and a possible option by Thunderbird Films.
We want to discover and promote new writers.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 31, 2004 $25
Award: Over $500 in Cash & Prizes
Put the writers in contact with Agents and Managers looking for new talent in Los Angeles. Help the aspiring writer be seen.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 15, 2004 $45
Award: $1,000 cash, a management contract
To find talented new writers and give them the opportunity to get their material seen by the biggest names in show business...
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -October 10, 2005 $0
Award: Over 20,000 Euro in cash and prizes is awarded to winners.
The competition program combines short films of all formats and categories, alternated between them.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 30, 2000 $30
Award: $250 plus published in the Hollywood marketplace
Go to web site for contest description.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 31, 2003 $30
Award: $1500
To recognize superior craftsmanship in screenwriting as well as offering feedback to those who want it.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 31, 2004 $30
Award: 1st Prize $500
The TSA is onstantly striving to develop more avenues to help its members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - Nov 30 2004 $40
Award: $200
To acknowledge quality writing in TVs most popular genre.
Deadline Entry Fee
(Ongoing) February 01 and August 01 $40
Award: Visit website
Aims to help you get your spec episodes, pilots, and even MOWs read by those who can buy or hire you.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 03, 2006 $19 Individual, $10 Student, $25 Agency
Award: $500
Attempts to find new talent in the areas of feature films, documentary, short drama, student entries and experimental scriptwriting.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
March 27, 2008 $45/$25 (Writers' Program Feature Film Certificate Students)
Award: $1,000
A fresh and exclusive opportunity for three outstanding Writers’ Program students to gain industry exposure, individual mentoring and training.
Deadline Entry Fee 
EXPIRED - January 31, 2002 $45
Award: $4000 
To expose hidden talent, and to reward writing that is not derivative or formulaic.
Deadline Entry Fee
June 1 and December 1 $45
Award: $500 and consideration for production
To find fresh writing talent.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 31, 2006 (early)
April 30, 2006 (regular)
$55
$70
Award: See website
As part of its program to stimulate and support independent film production, IFA has some of the most practical screenwriting competitions.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 30, 2006 $20 with script or $25 if submitting online
Award: Production by Upstart, Inc.
To find short scripts worthy of production.
Deadline Entry Fee
July 15, 2008 (early); August 01, 2008 (regular)'; August 15, 2008 (regular); August 31, 2008 (late) $50 Feature/$35 Short (by 7/15/08);
$55/$40 (by 08/01/08); $60/$45 (by 08/15/08); $65/$55 (by 8/31/08)
Award:
Created to foster aspiring screenwriters by utilizing the resources of the Vail Film Festival.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 15, 2004 $50 (feature); $25 (short) 
Award: Awards for different categories
To promote and encourage the endeavors of International Creative Community in all media, by providing exposure to their productions and writings by way of a film festival
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 18, 2003  Free
Award: Three $1,000 cash prizes. 
To provide a forum for Virigina screenwriters and promote the future of filmmaking in Virginia.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED -October 15, 2005  $10
Award: Monetary Award based upon submission response
The objective is to ease some of the financial pressures that comes with this business and help fellow visionaries achieve their dreams.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - From May 01, 2006 to  June 23, 2006 Free
 
Award: Up to fifteen fellowships in the feature film and television areas.
To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 01 to August 15, 2007 $25 (by 8/15/2007)
Award: Workshop attendance in Comedy or Drama
To develop talented sitcom or drama writers, with the goal of staffing graduates on Warner Brothers TV show.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - July 01 to August 15, 2007 $30
Award: Workshop attendance in Comedy or Drama
To develop talented sitcom or drama writers, with the goal of staffing graduates on Warner Brothers TV show.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - December 31, 2005 (early)
January 27, 2006 (final)
$40 (by 12/ 31/2005)
$50
(by 01/27/2006)
Award: The winner will receive valuable industry recognition and prizes.
Seek commercially viable, feature-length screenplays primarily set in the state of Washington.
Deadline Entry Fee
April 16, 2007 $40
Award:
To reward screenwriters with ties to the Midwest and introduce them to the Hollywood Community.
Deadline Entry Fee
September 01, 2007 (extended) $40 USD
Award: Meet with Industry Execs
To give exposure to writers who are part of the Carnegie Mellon family.
Deadline Entry Fee
May 31, 2006 (early); June 30, 2006 (2nd deadline); July 31, 2006 (3rd deadline); EXPIRED - August 15, 2006 (late) $25 (by 5/31/2006); $50 (by 6/30/2006); $75 (by 7/31/2006);  $100 (by 8/15/2006)

 
Award: Best Feature & Doc. $5000, Best Short, Student & Screenplay $2500.
To bridge the gap between independent film and independent cinema in the beautiful community of Westwood.
Deadline Entry Fee
May 01, 2007 $25 (postmarked by 10/26/07) $15 with photocopy of current ID
Award:
To encourage area writers in the process of screenwriting and provide constructive feedback.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 30, 2004 $55
Award: Will  produce the film.
To create an artistic movie from a piece of written art that is your script.
Deadline Entry Fee
Monthly $50
Award: Professional staging, screening in Hollywood.
To increase the number of women's stories-to dispel female media stereotypes and to forward careers of fellow artists.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - 05/15/03 (1st deadline) 
06/30/03 (2nd deadline)
08/15/03 (3rd deadline)
02/28/03 (Extended)
$40
$45
$50
$55
Award: $3000
A screenwriting contest with rules that favor talent. 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - August 31, 2006 $75
Award: See website.
To find the Best Screenplay.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 13, 2006 $30 (members); $45 ( nonmembers)
Award: Prizes for finalists TBA.
The contest aims to promote the work of women screenwriters and support the creation of worthy film roles for women.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - 01/31/2007 (late - extended again) $75/$100 (short/feature)
Award: Fame, Honor, Glory...raw stock...cash...statues, medals, plaques!
WorldFest-Houston is the ONLY totally dedicated Indie film festival in North America...no majors...at all! Only new Indie Preems, with invited directors...
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - January 15, 2009 $25
Award:
Eastgate is looking to tap unknown talent and provide opportunities for gifted people.
Deadline Entry Fee
April 07, June 30,
September 30, and December 31
Free with $10 site registration
Award: A prize package...see site for details
During April, July, October and January, the staff of WriteSafe will pick 5 winners from all material registered during the previous 3 months.
Deadline Entry Fee
04/22/2008 (late)
02/22/2008 (Books)
$49 (by 04/15/2008)
$54 (by 04/15/2008 - flat fee)
Award: $3000
To find the best screenplays, books, plays, short stories and articles with cinematic potential.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - June 30, 2006 $45
Award: Five $7,500 Fellowships.
Promotes screenwriting as an art form by seeking out undiscovered talent and providing them the financial assistance and practical experience.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - November 01, 2005 (regular);
December 31, 2005 (final)
$35 (by 11/01/2005)
$45
(by 09/16/2005)
Award: $5000 plus industry access.
To find quality work for industry clientele.
Deadline Entry Fee
May 15 and June 2, 2008 $15 for the first entry
Award: $3,000 cash
The Annual Writer’s Digest Competition has rewarded writers just like you for their finest work.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - September 15, 2003 $35
Award: $250 dollars
Designed to connect fresh talent w/ actual Industry people, as well as feed your desire to continue your pursuit of a career as a...
Deadline Entry Fee
Year Round Free
Award:
To award writers for many different categories of merit, as well as best overall script awards.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 31, 2005 $35
Award: $1,000
To give new and talented writers the chance to pursue a career in film and television. Contest judging by WGA Signatory Agencies.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - April 15, 2007 $35
Award: $2500
The goal of helping talented writers get their script in front of as many decision makers in the industry as possible.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - May 01, 2007 (early)
May 15, 2007 (final)
$55/$35 full-length/short (by 5/01/2007)
$65/$45/full-length/short
(by 5/15/2007)
Award: $200 cash or final draft software.
To assist aspiring screenwriters in realizing their dream of becoming a professional screenwriter....
Deadline Entry Fee
11/05/03 (early deadline)
EXPIRED - 12/15/03 (final deadline) 
$20 early
$30 final
Award: $700; public reading;
To acknowledge the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Delaware Valley.  The Writers Room is a non-profit organization dedicated...
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 15, 2007 $25
Award: Cash and winner produced by WSC film camp.
To help promote amateur writers into the film industry in this semi-annual contest.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - December 15, 2006 $45 (by 12/15/2006)
Award: A Cash Prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner.
To help promote amateur writers into the film industry in this semi-annual contest.
Deadline Entry Fee
01/15/2009 $10 (by 01/15/2009)
Award:
Giving unknown writers the opportunity to collaborate with our production company in order to show their work to different audiences of the world.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - October 31, 2004 Free
Award: $250 and possible work opportunity
 
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - March 31, 2008 none
Award:

Yale Summer Session in association with Yale Summer Film Institute is seeking world-wide submissions of short film scripts.

Deadline Entry Fee
Ongoing $25
Award: 3 writers each win $5,000 and a round trip ticket to South Africa.
Heat Productions wants to give 3 writers the opportunity to make their independent film in South Africa.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - 09/30/2005 (late extended)  $75 (late)
Award: $2,500 cash prize; $1,000 cash prize
Created for the sole purpose of kicking off our production company with a hard hitting, action-packed, original screenplay.
Deadline Entry Fee
EXPIRED - February 14, 2005 Free 
Award: Final Draft in each category, $100
To allow young people to express themselves and comment on the world around them.
DISCONTINUED CONTESTS

"1 Man's Walk" Story Contest
1st Act ­ An Undiscovered Screenwriter Contest
5th Annual Empire Screenplay Contest
A Penny Short
A Split-Screenplay Contest
A to Z Short Script Contest
Accomplished Authors Honorary Writers Awards (AAH)
ACE High School Screenplay Competition
ACE Script Contest
ACE TV Script Contest
ACES Competition
AFC Storytelling" Screenwriting Competition
AFI / Maui Screenwriting Competition
AFP 2002 Screenwriters Contest
Agony Short Script Contest
Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine
All She Wrote Screenplay Contest
Alliance Screenplay Competition
Alpha Omega Screenwriting Competition
Amateur Film Contest
American Accolades Screenwriting Competition
American Accolades TV and Short Scripts Competition
American Cinema Foundation Screenwriting Contest
American Film Renaissance
Americandreamfactory.com
AmericanFamilyFilms™
An Abbreviated Short Screenplay Contest
And... Action! Screenplay Competition
Another Sleepless Night Screenwriting Contest
Any Way You Like It Video Contest
Anything But Hollywood
Applause Screenwriting Contest
Augusta Pictures Screenplay Contest
BDR New Millennium Screenplay Contest
Become a Hollywood Screenwriter Competition
Blood Candy's Short Screenplay Competition
BlueCat Screenwriting Lab
BreakThrough Script Showcase Contest
Breakthrough with a Scream
BusinessFilm Elan
Cagesafe Productions Short Screenplay Competition
Candlelight Media Film Competition
Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition
Carolina Film and Video Festival Screenwriter Showcase
Century City Shorts & Screenplay Competition
CFiFN's Short Screenplay Competition
Chartered Institute of Professional Management Competition
Christmas Themed Screenwriting Festival
CinemaSpoke Screenplay Competition
Cinemasports
Cineventures Contest
Cohen Screenwriting Award
Cripple Creek Film Festival
DEADlight Horror Short Script contest
Dixie Production's Screenplay Contest
DNA Festival of Very, Very, Very, Short Plays & Films
Dramatic Short Screenplay
Drawn Productions - Short Script Contest
Dreams come True
East of Eden Writers Contest
Eaton Corp. Greater Cleveland Film Commission Screen Awards
Emerald Eye Short Film Festival
Empyrion Pictures Screenplay Competition
eShay Script Writing Competition
Eugene O'Neill Conference for Film and TV Writing
Euroscript Film Story Competition
Expose It! Comedy Screenplay Competition
Film in Arizona Screenwriting Competition
Find the Funny Comedy Screenplay Contest
FirstGlance First Annual Short Screenplay Competition
Five and Dime Screenwriting Contest
Fledgling Films
Flicks on 66--Wild West Digital Shootout
Genre Pictures Option Program
Get Your Film Made Screenwriting Contest
Great Plains Film Festival Screenwriting Contest
Hollywood is Burning Screenplay Competition
Hollywood Screenplay Consultants Screenwriting
Hollywood's Next Success Screenwriting Contest
Indescript
Infini Entertainment Company's Script Competition
International Family Film Festival (IFFF)
International Feature Film Screenplay
Interpreter of Maladies Short Script Contest
Kern Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Klasky Csupo Script Writing Competition
Knightstar Entertainment Academy of Screenwriting Contest
LA Int'l Short Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Latin USA Film Festival Screenwriting Contest
Latino Screenwriters (Shorts) Contest
Left Coast Screenplay Competition
Lighthouse Scripts
National Screenwriting Competition
Off The Page Toronto Screenplay Readings
Orca Pictures™ Screenwriting Competition
People's Picture Show
Pillage Hollywood
Poor Man's Screenwriting Contest
Produce My Screenplay
Producers Outreach Program Scriptwriters Network
Production Contest
Sceneplay Competition
Screenplay as Literature Competition
ScreenWriting Challenge
Scriptborn USA Screenplay Search
Scriptrep.com
Short Screenplay Contest
SQUARE magazine TV Award
The American Screenwriting Awards
The Bigger Picture Films Screenwriting Contest
The C.A.S.T. Project
The Cineville Filmlab
The Daily Script's Get A Life Screenwriting Competition
The Great American Script Search
The Great Discovery
The Hook Screenwriting Contest
The Minority Screenwriter's Competition
The Search for The Sacred Script
TheFilmPub.com Screenwriters Contest
Upstream Productions Biannual Screenplay
Venice Arts Screenwriting Competition
West Coast Student Film Festival

 

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