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SCREENPLAY CONTESTS

Recommended Contests

There are thousands of contests out there. It's hard to know which are worth it and which are scams. That's why I've compiled a list of screenplay competitions both big and small which I believe will help advance your career. Either by landing you a contract with representation, getting you in the room with an exec, or even winning a heap of cash.

SCRIPT SUMMIT

At the Script Summit Screenplay Competition, you can build your network, attend seminars taught by professionals, gain insight from Q & A Panels, and attend hundreds of film screenings at no additional cost!

 

Prizes:

  • Win a contract with a Hollywood Talent Manager

  • Scene Table Reads with Professional Actors

  • $1,000 cash prize

SCREENCRAFT
FELLOWSHIP

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is a program designed to provide career guidance with personalized plans of action and thoughtfully curated industry meetings for emerging screenwriters. 

Prizes:

  • 7 day intensive of Professional meetings

  • 3 months of career consultation

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity

NICHOLL
FELLOWSHIP

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. 

 

Prizes:

  • $35,000 fellowship awarded

  • Table Read with Hollywood Talent

PAGE
AWARDS

The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition was founded in the fall of 2003. Our goal? To discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from around the world and introduce them to Hollywood executives.

Prizes:

  • $25,000 Grand Prize

  • Fellowship to Nostos Screenwriting Retreat

FINAL DRAFT
BIG BREAK

Get your script in the hands of industry representatives. Share over $100,000 in cash prizes.

 

Prizes:

  • $10,000 Grand Prize

  • Meetings with Hollywood Executives

  • New York Film Academy Fellowship

SCRIPTAPALLOZA
FELLOWSHIP

The Fellowship Program was developed for dedicated writers and 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.

 

Prizes:

  • All expense paid to a Robert Mckee Seminar

  • 3 Month Mentorship

  • Access to over 90 producers

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