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Shorts Fee
Teleplay Fee
Fantastic Horror Film Festival
Main
Jun 30, 2018
$30
$30
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$40
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2018
The FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, CA is dedicated to bringing the latest and cutting edge Indie Horror films to the local community, It is a 3 day festival over Halloween and shows 30 + Indie Horror Short and Feature films. Following the Fest we have an Award Ceremony to celebrate our award nominees and winners. We are an official event on IMDb. For more information please go to our website http://www.fhffsd.org

Top Prizes for at least the top 3 screenplays with an additional 3 honorable mention awards
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2018
$75
$55
$65
Winners Notified:
Jul 30, 2018
The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is 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), 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!

WINNERS TAKE A HUGE STEP TOWARDS GETTING THEIR WORK PRODUCED. The winner of the Feature Screenplay category will get an Option to Purchase + Development Deal from a production company. The writer's screenplay will be represented by producers and shopped to sales agents, investors, and distributors.
Filmmatic Screenplay Awards, Season 3
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2018
$55
$25
$55
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2018
The Filmmatic Sceenplay Awards (Season 3) are open to short and feature-length works, screenplays and teleplays. Competiton judging is broken down into 10 genre's listed on the official competition website.

The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created 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 industry judges are excited to read your work. Entries can be made via the form on our site, or through the FilmFreeway system.

Laurels will be awarded to 10 Categorical Winners, 1 Overall Winner, and 100 Honorable Mentions. All Winners and Honorable mentions will be announced by August 15, 2018.

Many thanks to our sponsors: InkTip, McKee Seminars, Virtual Pitchfest, Creators Vault and StudioBinder.
Lake Charles Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jun 30, 2018
$30
$15
Late Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$40
$20
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$40
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 6, 2018
The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video, screenplays and music to Calcasieu Parish (in Southwest Louisiana.) It's 2 days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops on filmmaking, acting, and screenwriting, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!
We also have a unique award trophy called the "Scallywag" award. Does your film or screenplay have what it takes to bring home a Scallywag?
Shriekfest Film Festival
late
Jul 1, 2018
$60
$55
$60
ultra late
Jul 10, 2018
$65
$55
$65
Final Deadline
Jul 10, 2018
$65
$55
$65
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2018
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 18th year, Shriekfest L.A takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. The second Shriekfest Orlando takes place at the famous Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, which was originally founded in 1923! We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in 2 world-famous cities. 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. Every film accepted into Shriekfest has the opportunity to screen on both coasts for the price of one admission! Over the past Seventeen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family and we are always looking to add to the Shriekfest Family!

We are looking for original films and screenplays. We are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, music video, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. And these genres: horror, comedy horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy
Hamilton Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Regular
Jul 2, 2018
$50
Late
Jul 31, 2018
$65
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2018
SCRIPT
The top three (3) screenwriting contest winners get a prize package that includes one (1) InkTip script listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing to promote yourself and your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

You will also get a free pass to the industry events Nov 9 / 10 at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel where you can meet industry professionals and network with filmmakers from around the world. See our PAST GUESTS in the description on Film Freeway.

Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.
Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 6, 2018
$40
$40
$40
Late Deadline
Aug 3, 2018
$50
$50
$50
Extended Deadline
Aug 17, 2018
$55
$55
$55
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2018
$55
$55
$55
Winners Notified:
Aug 22, 2018
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."
Scriptapalooza Fellowship
FINAL
Jul 9, 2018
$45
$45
Final Deadline
Jul 9, 2018
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2018
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.
Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Earlybird
Jul 13, 2018
$45
$30
$35
Regular
Sep 21, 2018
$55
$35
$40
Late
Oct 12, 2018
$60
$50
$55
Final Deadline
Nov 2, 2018
$65
$55
$60
Winners Notified:
Mar 17, 2019
WRITERS CELEBRATION

Celebrating the Screenplay Competition's Top 10 Finalists, the electrifying Writers Celebration occurs during the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and includes opportunities for writers to connect with producers and enhance their careers, networks and opportunities. Writers Celebration events will include:

Business of Writing Forum
Writer Meets Producer Mixer to connect with industry leaders
Pitch Training with expert pitch coaches
Pitch Challenge to a panel of industry powerhouses
An inspiring Maverick Spirit luminary event.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT
Submissions through Withoutabox accepted from MAY 1ST - NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Cinequest direct submissions accepted MAY 1ST - OCTOBER 12TH, 2018 (Late Deadline)

See fee schedule and all deadline dates below.

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS

A $5,000 cash prize will be presented to the winning feature-length script. Finalists will also get their scripts read by industry professionals. Previous industry readers have included: ICM Partners, Lions Gate Films, Happy Madison Productions, Entertainment One, XYZ Films, First Light Films, Lupovitz Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment, Verve, and Popular Films. This year the jury will include executives from Netflix, HBO, CBS, Vimeo, Music Box Films, Film Movement, Bond 360 and Women Make Movies. (Rules and More Information)

“After the Cinequest Writers Celebration, an angel investor has swooped in and offered to finance my film. WorkingMan will begin immediate pre-production and will be shot next winter/early spring. Thanks so much to everyone at Cinequest for opening doors to filmmakers and artists everywhere!” -- Robert Jury, Feature Finalist, WorkingMan
SHORT SCREENPLAYS

Our short-film script category continues to attract a diverse international pool with a $1,000 cash prize and a future screening opportunity at Cinequest Film & VR Festival for the winning script. (Rules and More Information)

“We had an incredible time at the festival, and are very much still in complete awe of the amazing response to the film…pretty much everything you’d ever want as a filmmaker. It was a very surreal experience.” -- Travis Neufeld, Shorts Winner, Tinwife (premiered at Cinequest in 2017)

TELEPLAYS (60 Minutes)

A $1,000 cash prize will be presented to the winning 60 minute teleplay and an opportunity to be read by some of today’s top television studios. (Rules and More Information)

"I was thrilled when Cinequest selected my pilot script as a finalist for the teleplay competition. Writers need all the support they can get and Cinequest gave it in abundance. Not only at the festival, with conferences and events for the writers, but long afterwards, when you’re back at the desk and find an email from one of the devoted people at Cinequest in your box. When they get behind you, they stay behind you and continue to do everything they can to help push your project forward." -- Matthew Dixon, Teleplay Finalist, The Glass Hotel (optioned by HBO in 2016)
TELEPLAYS (30 Minutes)

Our 30 minute teleplay category offers writers a chance to showcase what could be the next hit series on TV! $1,000 cash prize to the winner.

“I loved the artist/writer events. It was a pleasure getting to speak with other finalists— writers who are so very creative, talented and diverse in outlook…The importance of Cinequest is that it brings us together, not despite our crazy aspirations as artists, but because of them… and best of all, their encouragement stokes the fire to keep us going.” -- Ada Lee Halofsky, Teleplay Winner, Throwing Shade

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Top 50 and Top 10 Notified in December 2018.
Top 10 Finalists listed on Website January 23rd, 2019.
Top 3 and Winners Announced in March 2019 at Script to Screen Event and in the Festival Awards Press Release.
International Screenplay Competition ISC@JIFF
Early Bird Deadline
Jul 15, 2018
$30
$30
$30
Regular Deadline
Sep 15, 2018
$40
$40
$40
Late Deadline
Oct 15, 2018
$50
$50
$50
Extended Deadline
Oct 30, 2018
$60
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2018
$100
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Jan 22, 2019
Till 15 November 2018, experienced & new producers/directors/writers from all over the world can register or submit their script/s.

The ISC Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators.

Our goal is to discover new exciting screenwriting talent from around the world. Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Way to SCRIPT BANK.

CATEGORIES: Features & Shorts:-

AWARDS FOR SCREENPLAYS

For features: First, Second & Third prize & for Shorts: First, Second & Third prize .

Certificates will be presented to the top 3 winning feature-length & short length scripts. Finalists also get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Visit: http://www.jiffindia.org/coproduction.html

Result will announce for screenplays on 22th January, 2019
The Finish Line Script Competition
Late
Jul 17, 2018
$40
$40
Rewriting Deadlines
Sep 5, 2018
$90
$90
Final Deadline
Oct 23, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 8, 2018
It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created.

Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay or television pilot, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.  www.finishlinescriptcomp.com

"The Finish Line is a rare thing in the crowded world of screenplay competitions - it doesn't just stand by its goals, it wildly over-delivers on them, every step of the way. From the notes during the submission process to the many smart, creative and professional mentors, Finish Line gave my writing career an unexpected and welcomed shot of adrenaline that's created a lot of welcomed momentum.” – RB Ripley


• 32 Film/TV mentors will read, judge and then meet with our winner. Some of those mentors include Steven Rogers (producer/writer of I, TONYA), Karen Lunder, (SVP Imagine Entertainment, producer of ARRIVAL), Abdi Nazerian (producer of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME), Joey Chavez, (SVP Drama, TNT) & more, including 13 agents and managers.

• We offer 6+ pages of comprehensive script development notes so you can rewrite your script and resubmit new drafts for FREE! Turnaround 7 days at most!

• Our winners get their script sent to ANYONE they want in the entertainment industry, Anyone. DIRECTLY. Guaranteed.
Script Summit
Extended
Jul 20, 2018
$75
$65
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 20, 2018
$75
$65
$75
Winners Notified:
Jul 26, 2018
Over $1,500 in cash prizes!
In addition to great cash prizes, our top 3 winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

We also have:
Screenplay Table Reads
Screenwriting Seminars
Screenwriter panel discussions
Networking dinner
THE UK FILM FESTIVAL SCRIPT COMPETITIONS
Reminder
Jul 24, 2018
$89
$25/48
Regular
Nov 30, 2018
$89
$25/48
Late
Jan 9, 2019
$89
$25/48
Final Deadline
Jan 9, 2019
$89
$25/48
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2019
THE UK FILM FESTIVAL LONDON SCRIPT COMPETITIONS 
Can you tell a screen story in 3 Minutes? 
Could your Feature Script be the next big thing?
Do you have a 10 minute (or less) script you’re really excited about?

1) THE 3 MINUTE SCRIPT COMPETITION: 
We’re seeking micro-short scripts for possible production. 
As well as the associated publicity, the winning script will receive UK Film Festival Winner's Laurels and be considered for production. It should be noted that most years since the competition began the winning scripts have been produced and the resulting films have subsequently gone on to win film festivals around the world. The awards include two Crystal Bears for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival in consecutive years as well Best of Festival at the Aesthetica Film Festival. One was short listed for a BAFTA. These films have been Official Selection in 31 other festivals and received prestigious distribution deals. 
For more details - http://ukfilmfestival.com/3-minute-script-competition  

2) THE FEATURE SCRIPT COMPETITION: 
The UK Film Festival places their winning scripts with directors and producers. Our 3 previous feature winning scripts COTTONTAIL, THE CIRCLE and THE DOUBLE have all been optioned. 
For more details http://ukfilmfestival.com/feature-script-competition/

3) THE 10 MINUTE (OR LESS) SCRIPT COMPETITION:
First year running. Be the first winner of this brand new category.
For more details http://ukfilmfestival.com/10-minute-screenplay-competition.html
Shore Scripts
Feature, TV & Short Regular
Jul 31, 2018
$50
$43
$50
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$60
$49
$60
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2018
Shore Scripts is a screenwriting competition focused on discovering the best scripts from around the world. Our goal is to get scripts into the hands of the production companies and agents who can get them made.

JUDGES
These are just some of the 35+ judges who will read the winning scripts:

OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +

PRODUCER, LIZA MARSHALL – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS

OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +

BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +

OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +

Eligibility: Anyone, anywhere.
Entry Fee: $37 - $60
Type: Screenplay, Short Screenplay, TV Scripts
Start Date: 1/15/2018
Submission Deadlines: 8/31/2018

Winners Announced:
* Short Film Fund 6/6/2018
* Feature, Short Screenplay & TV-Pilot Categories 11/30/2018

Prizes and Awards:

SHORT FILM FUND
Shore Scripts will be commissioning at least one short film with a budget between $9000-$15,000.

FEATURE PRIZES

* $10,000 (£7950) in cash and prizes to our 5 winners
* Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Each of our 5 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
* Grand Prize Winner will receive a free copy of Good In A Room’s How To Network in Hollywood
* Plus, each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
* Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

TV PILOT PRIZES

* Our 5 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $7000 (£5500)
* Your script will be sent out to 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Each of our 5 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
* Grand Prize Winner will receive a free copy of Good In A Room’s How To Network in Hollywood
* Plus, each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
* Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

SHORT SCRIPT PRIZES

* Our 3 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $3000 (£2400).
* Your script will be sent out to 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Each of our 3 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
* Grand Prize Winner will receive a free copy of Good In A Room’s How To Network in Hollywood
* Plus, each of our 3 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
* Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

Rules:

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be in English.

The script must be the writers original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx.) in writing fees since 2010. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee. You may re-enter you script through the Shore Scripts Resubmission page.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.

Entrants understand that the concept and characters in your script may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Shore Scripts; and that you will not attempt to claim against Shore Scripts, or their associates and judges, at any time.

If you have any questions, please email us contact@shorescripts.com
People's Pilot 2018 Writing Contest
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$50.00
Early Bird
Aug 1, 2018
$35.00
Regular
Nov 1, 2018
$50.00
Winners Notified:
Feb 21, 2018
Over $20,000 in prizes & entry bonuses!

FREE FEEDBACK!

FREE STORYTELLING PATTERNS E-BOOK!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT for Web Series & Audio Series Pilots – See ‘Enter’ Page for Details!

SPECIAL BONUS PRIZES for Web Series & Audio Series Pilots – See ‘Prizes’ Page for Details

ALL ENTRANTS CAN REPLACE ENTERED DRAFTS W/REV VERSIONS Until Contest Closes!

We are all about giving agents, showrunners, and executives exactly what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the new writer operating at your very best. If the suits love the writing of a spec pilot, they have the best reason in the world to trust the writer to come through in the development process. A strongly-written spec pilot shows you’re ready for the gig.

Winners, Finalists, and Semi-Finalists of TVWriter™’s past contests are or recently have been on the staffs of:

STRANGER THINGS
THE GOOD DOCTOR
LETHAL WEAPON
WESTWORLD
MOM
NARCOS
TIME AFTER TIME
GREY’S ANATOMY
THE LEFTOVERS
THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER
ANIMAL PRACTICE
KILLER WOMEN
NTSF:SD:SUV
GIRLFRIENDS
FILTHY PREPPY TEENS
MELROSE PLACE
SNEAKY PETE
CHICAGO PD
CHICAGO FIRE
PERSON OF INTEREST
THE WALKING DEAD
RIZZOLI AND ISLES
COLONY
ONCE UPON A TIME
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
SMALLVILLE
ROME
PRIVATE PRACTICE
SNOWFALL (upcoming)

And that doesn’t include various TV movie assignments & other one-offs!

The PEOPLE’S PILOT COMPETITION is held yearly, opening for entries June 1 and closing November 1. We do our best to announce the Winners, starting with Semi-Finalists, over a two week period in January and February of the following year.

The contest is for scripted series intended for just about any media you can think of. Broadcast TV. Cable and satellite TV. Internet series on major sites from Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu through YouTube, Vimeo and other popular uploading channels and venues, to your own personal website.

Categories

The PP is divided into 2 prize-giving categories:

Scripted Comedy Series – intended for any electronic platform (including broadcast and premium cable series, internet series, cell phone series et al) of any length of any length required for telling your story

Scripted Drama & Action Series – intended for any electronic platform (including broadcast and premium cable series, internet series, cell phone series et al) of any length required for telling your story

All categories are open to any imaginable sub-genres, including:

Drama
Comedy
Action
Dramedy
Anthology
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Children’s
Soap Opera
Medical
Legal
Police & Detective
Historical
Live Action
Animation
Puppetry
Anything else we haven’t mentioned that you want your series to be.
In other words, the PEOPLE’S PILOT is wide open to whatever you want to express and whatever expresses you as a creative force best.
Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Early Bird Ends
Aug 1, 2018
$50
Regular Price Ends
Oct 1, 2018
$75
Late Entry
Nov 1, 2018
$$100
Winners Notified:
Jan 16, 2019
Kairos Prize for Beginning Screenwriters - $15,000
Kairos Pro Prize for Established Screenwriters - $15,000

Established by MOVIEGUIDE® in 2005, the primary purpose of the KAIROS PRIZE is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, the prize was founded to inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

Since its inception in 2005, the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays has given a voice to new and beginning screenwriters worldwide who endeavor to create stories that are compelling, entertaining and spiritually uplifting.

Since its inaugural year in 2006, the Kairos Prize has helped to open doors for its winners as they have gone on to sign with top agencies and have their scripts optioned and produced. The prize, now in its 14th season, has witnessed several winning scripts head into production. 2012 alone saw the completion of principal photography for 2 previous winners… both are set for release by year’s end. Coupled with the fact that another one is currently in the final stages of pre-production and 2 others are on the same path, the Kairos Prize is quickly becoming one of the most successful screenwriting competitions (faith-based or secular) with an exceedingly high winner to production ratio. The future of the Kairos Prize is bright as we continue in our efforts to bring scripts to Hollywood that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.
VISIONFEST Screenwriting Comeptition
Regular
Aug 4, 2018
$55
$35
Late
Sep 1, 2018
$65
$45
End of Summer
Sep 22, 2018
$70
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 13, 2018
$80
$60
Winners Notified:
Dec 22, 2018
VISIONFEST is an annual, IMDb qualifying, online film festival and screenwriting competition evolving from what began in 2001 as VISIONFEST: THE OTHER FESTIVAL (commonly referred to as VF) and founded by the Domani Vision Film Society LLC, an organization dedicated to bringing you tomorrow’s visionaries... today. The Screenwriting Competition portion of VISIONFEST accepts feature length and short screenplays for a chance to win cash prizes, commemorative statuettes, and more...
Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Late Deadline
Aug 11, 2018
$75
Final Deadline
Aug 11, 2018
$75
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2018
The Cynosure Screenwriting Competition seeks to reward screenplays in two categories: scripts with compelling female protagonists and scripts that showcase diversity. There will be one $5000 Grand Prize winner. This winner can come from either category. Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will receive an advisory meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager. The First Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $500. The Second Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $250. For more information and additional prizes, please visit the Contest page.
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Early
Aug 14, 2018
$55
$45
$55
Regular
Sep 12, 2018
$60
$50
$60
Late
Oct 10, 2018
$65
$55
$65
Final Deadline
Nov 7, 2018
$70
$60
$70
Winners Notified:
Apr 8, 2019
Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. As the name would suggest, Fresh Voices has done this by identifying writer's with a unique and memorable voice that demands to be read.

Now in our 9th year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

This year, Fresh Voices is pleased to offer over $20,000 cash & prizes. Through our generous sponsors, Fresh Voices gives away prize packages designed to support your career including cash prizes, script development and career consultation, plus memberships and subscriptions to services designed to maximize the exposure of your big win. All the tools guidance & opportunity you need to develop a great screenplay and pursue a successful career.
Scriptapalooza TV
Early
Oct 8, 2018
$45
Final
Oct 29, 2018
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 29, 2018
$50
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2019
Discovering & Promoting Writers Since 1999

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include one hour existing shows, ½ hour existing sitcom, original pilots, and reality shows.

The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies. Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza TV is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscovered writer.
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