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Screenplay Competition

We celebrate great dramatic film writing. Whether you’re writing a sweeping period drama or a contained relationship movie, we want to read your film or TV script.

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Drama is at the heart of great Hollywood storytelling. The genre of drama is broad, and allows storytellers to blend it with many other genres. Dramatic writing dives deep into the human condition, expressing universal themes with nuanced specificity of time, place and characterization. Our judges are looking for great stories with original voices and honest emotion.

Judges

Get in front of Hollywood judges who love great drama.

 

 

Prizes

Jump start your career

Grand Prize Winner

The overall grand prize winner in either film, TV or short category will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary managers who are looking for talented emerging drama screenwriters.

The top 3 winners’ project info and log lines will be circulated and recommended to our network of over 60 Hollywood managers, agents, producers and development executives.

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with representation, and staffed in writing rooms.

Personal Introduction to top literary managers
Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
$1,000 Cash
Complimentary Badge for the 2021 ScreenCraft Summit + Travel Stipend
License to either of your choice: Final Draft or WriterDuet Pro screenwriting software

Runner-Up Prizes

Feature

$500 cash award

Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit

Pilot

$500 cash award

Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit

Short

$500 cash award

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit

ScreenCraft winners

Winning a ScreenCraft competition can launch your career.

Three Reasons to
Get Feedback with your Entry

Prepare your pitch
By getting a fresh set of eyes on your story, you may get some new ideas for ways to pitch your screenplay.
Get outside of your own head
It's important to understand how somebody else experiences your story on the page.
Get more value
By opting for written feedback, you're guaranteed to get great value from this competition.

Scripts we love

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