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2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Competition Calendar

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2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Competitions

The wild year of 2020 is almost over, which means it’s time to start planning for 2021 and pencil in the opening dates and deadlines for all of the exciting writing competitions we have scheduled for the new year!

We’d also like to give an especially warm congratulations to all of this year’s writer success stories! So many writers from ScreenCraft competitions have signed with agents, managers, and landed paid writing gigs (at studios and networks) this year. It’s been an exciting year for screenwriters and we can’t wait for the next one!

So without further ado, here is ScreenCraft’s 2021 Screenwriting Competition Calendar.

Here’s to a successful new year of creativity and growth for all writers!

ScreenCraft competition calendar 2021


Here are ScreenCraft’s 2021 writing competitions in order of opening date:

2021 True Story & Public Domain Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV)

  • Opens: January 1st
  • Early deadline: January 31st
  • Regular deadline: February 28th
  • Final deadline: March 31st

2021 Summit Virtual Pitch (Feature and Episodic Series)

  • Opens: January 1st
  • Regular deadline: January 31st
  • Final deadline: February 28th

2021 Comedy Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: February 1st
  • Early deadline: February 28th
  • Regular deadline: March 31st
  • Final deadline: April 30th

2021 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: March 1st
  • Early deadline: March 31st
  • Regular deadline: April 30th
  • Final deadline: May 31st

2021 Fall Film Fund (Features, TV pilots, Documentaries, and Shorts)

  • Opens: March 1st
  • Early deadline: March 31st
  • Regular deadline: April 30th
  • Final deadline: May 31st

2021 Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: April 1st
  • Early deadline: April 30th
  • Regular deadline: May 31st
  • Final deadline: June 30th

2021 Animation Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots, and Shorts)

  • Opens: May 1st
  • Early deadline: May 31st
  • Regular deadline: June 30th
  • Final deadline: July 31st

2021 Drama Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: May 1st
  • Early deadline: May 31st
  • Regular deadline: June 30th
  • Final deadline: July 31st

2021 Stage Play Screenwriting Competition (Stage play scripts with adaptation potential)

  • Opens: June 1st
  • Early deadline: June 30th
  • Regular deadline: July 31st
  • Final deadline: August 31st

2021 Feature Screenplay Competition (Features)

  • Opens: June 1st
  • Early deadline: June 30th
  • Regular deadline: July 31st
  • Final deadline: August 31st

2021 TV Pilot Screenplay Competition (Accepting 1-hour, Half-hour, and Short Form Pilots)

  • Opens: July 1st
  • Early deadline: July 31st
  • Regular deadline: August 31st
  • Final deadline: September 30th

2021 Virtual Pitch Competition (Spring) (Pitches for Feature and TV Shows)

  • Opens: August 1st
  • Regular deadline: August 31st
  • Final deadline: September 30th

2021 Horror Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: August 1st
  • Early deadline: August 31st
  • Regular deadline: September 30th
  • Final deadline: October 31st

2021 Cinematic Book Writing Competition (Novels and True Stories)

  • Opens: September 1st
  • Early deadline: September 30th
  • Regular deadline: October 31st
  • Final deadline: November 30th

2021 Cinematic Short Story Writing Competition (Short Stories)

  • Opens: September 1st
  • Early deadline: September 30th
  • Regular deadline: October 31st
  • Final deadline: November 30th

2021 Spring Film Fund (Features, TV pilots, Documentaries, and Shorts)

  • Opens: September 1st
  • Early deadline: September 3oth
  • Regular deadline: October 31st
  • Final deadline: November 30th

2021 Family Screenplay Competition (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: October 1st
  • Early deadline: October 31st
  • Regular deadline: November 30th
  • Final deadline: December 31st

2022 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship (Feature, TV Pilots)

  • Opens: October 1st
  • Early deadline: October 31st
  • Regular deadline: December 31st
  • Regular deadline: January 31st
  • Final deadline: February 28th (2022)

Make sure you click the “Remind Me” option on the competition page for the competition that you want to submit to. We look forward to reading your work in the new year.


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ScreenCraft screenwriting competitions 2021