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Screenwriting Contests

Nick S.
Group Organizer
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 18
Here's a starter list of some contests to consider, for those who are ready. I cannot vouch for the quality of these - just getting the conversation going.

If you know of other contests not listed here, or have other contest-related comments, please add them here.

Table Read My Screenplay: Last Deadline - July 15th

Final Draft Big Break Contest: Deadline July 15th

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (Francis Ford Coppola). Final deadline: September 6, 2013.

Atlanta Film Festival - Last Deadline: October 25th

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition - Last Deadline: November 6

BlueCat Screenplay Competition: Final Deadline for Features - Nov 15th

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition: (Ended May 1 for 2013)
One of the most prestigious contests - for career-oriented screenwriters­

A list of other contests:
Jim C.
user 88828242
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 3
It's not a contest, but once you have a great script finished I highly recommend submitting to:­

You will get professional coverage (for a lot less than other people charge) and your ratings and scripts will be available to industry professional to read. They launched a little less than a year ago, and I'd say at least a dozen people have gotten representation so far based off of good reviews from that site.
Nick S.
Group Organizer
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 25
Thanks, Jim. I've been following them on Twitter, and it does sound like a great venue. I will likely put my first feature up there, once it's done.
Nick S.
Group Organizer
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 36
Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition - April

More details from the organizer, Michael Wood:

Our competition is unique in that winning feature screenplays will be read by industry heavy-hitters we have connections to. Signed on to read so far are:

* Tom Pollock, former Chair of Universal Pictures, Vice Chair and Executive VP of MCA, and co-founder of The Montecito Picture Company, who has influenced the development of films from Schindler's List to Jurassic Park to Up In The Air
* Blossom Films, Nicole Kidman's production company - Rabbit Hole
* Laray Mayfield, noted casting director - House of Cards, Benjamin Button, Fight Club
* Harmony Korine, revered indie filmmaker - Spring Breakers
* Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of AFFIRM Films, the Faith/Family and Inspirational Label of Sony Picture Entertainment - Soul Surfer, Courageous

Also, we are offering over $55,000 in cash and prizes, including passes to our festival for semi-finalists and finalists, where industry players and indie and professional film-makers from all over mingle. In the past, Festival guests have included William Shatner, Nicole Kidman, William H. Macy, Claire Bowen, and many more. We expect a crowd of 100,000+ this year.

The cost is $25/script entered in one category (we have multiple categories in our competition) if writers submit by October 31st.

Here is a link to our site for more information:
Nick S.
Group Organizer
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 43
2014 Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance, Final Deadline Dec 10th
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