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What do George Lucas, Neill Blomkamp, and Lynne Ramsay all have in common? They started their careers off of a short script. We want to help build new great careers for amazing short script writers.
Final Deadline - January 31
7 days of intensive professional meetings. 3 months of career consultation. A once in a lifetime opportunity.
Late Deadline - January 31
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to pitch directly to an A-list jury of industry insiders online and open to writers worldwide!
Regular Deadline - January 31
We’re celebrating true stories, biographies, and adaptations of stories & characters in the public domain. We welcome Doug Miro (creator of NARCOS) as our Grand Juror who will meet virtually in a private session with our finalists. We’re also excited to include a new entry type and prize category this year focused on discovering the next globally recognized true crime story in partnership with Buffalo 8 (Exec Prod. THE JEFFREY DAHMER TAPES) and BondIt Media Capital.
Early Deadline - January 31
We welcome writer, creator, and producer Bill Lawrence (TED LASSO, SCRUBS) as our special Grand Juror! One writer will even receive a mentorship opportunity. Past winners have signed with reps and had projects made - like Netflix's global hit WEDDING SEASON.
Early Deadline - February 28
Jury includes the screenwriter of THE WHALE, literary reps from Circle of Confusion & Verve, and others. All features welcome from blockbusters to impactful indies, and everything in between.
Opening February 28
With past winners and finalists signing at 3 Arts, Zero Gravity, CAA, Management 360, and Verve, ScreenCraft's TV Pilot Competition is the best Television Writing Competition in Hollywood. Plus, ScreenCraft winners have been staffed for shows at Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV+, The CW, ABC, Paramount+ and many more.
Whether you’re writing a novella or a flash fiction, our Hollywood judges are looking for great stories with cinematic adaptation potential. This year, the Grand Prize winner will also receive a one-of-a-kind mentorship opportunity with novelist/writer Julia Seales!
Our jury is scary good, featuring showrunner Mike Flanagan (MIDNIGHT MASS, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), screenwriter Guy Busick (SCREAM 5, READY OR NOT), and more. “The industry’s #1 horror screenplay contest.” – IndieWire
Past finalists and winners have signed with literary managers and secured shopping agreements for their scripts! So whether you have a family-friendly animated movie or an adult-oriented animated series, our animation judges are seeking great scripts with fresh voices.
ScreenCraft Writers from the Drama Competition have signed with CAA, Brillstein, Circle of Confusion and more. They’ve gone on to be nominated for Emmys and work on TV shows with Warner TV. The results speak for themselves: this is Hollywood’s best Drama Screenwriting Competition.
Our Stage Play jury features an Academy Award-nominated and Tony-Award winning writer as well as top literary agents. Past winners have signed for representation with CAA, WME, A3 Artists, and more!
Featuring an explosive jury from top action companies behind THE LETHAL WEAPON franchise, X-MEN franchise, MOONFALL, OZARK, and more.
We welcome author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL, SHARP OBJECTS) as an Official Industry Expert! Plus, writer/producer Richard Kahan (OUTLANDER) will select one writer from this year's competition to receive a one-of-a-kind mentorship opportunity!
ScreenCraft's industry leading Family-friendly Screenplay Competition has led to winners signing with literary managers and optioning their scripts. NEW for this year's Grand Prize, screenwriter Andrew Barrer (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) will select one writer from this year's competition to receive a mentorship opportunity!
Receive up to $30k in finishing funds! Open to a wide range of projects including, treatments, standalone screenplays, shorts, and finished films. Past winner's films have screened at Cannes, Sundance, & SXSW.
Our jury is out of this world, featuring the showrunner of THE EXPANSE, and execs from companies behind STRANGER THINGS, THE WITCHER, UPGRADE, SHADOW & BONE, and more.