Screenwriting Contests, Fellowships and Educational Programs

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Our screenwriting competitions have secured managers and agents for screenwriters around the world.  Are you looking for the best screenplay contests to connect you with Hollywood executives? We’re committed to championing our winners’ screenplays through much more than email blasts.

We hand-pick the managers, agents and producers that are the right fit for our winning screenwriters and foster meaningful relationships with entertainment industry executives.  Our script contests have discovered rising TV scripts and feature film spec scripts from around the world.  Are you writing a script that will win you a cash prize and introductions to top Hollywood executives who are looking for good screenplays?

By focusing each contest on a specific genre or format, we eliminate any inherent genre-bias that other major screenwriting competitions may have. We uniquely tailor the prizes, jury and readers to the specific genre or format, such as comedy, drama, horror, action, sci-fi, family-friendly, short, and TV). ScreenCraft hires only the best and most experienced readers in the industry, and we keep our entry fees lower than almost any other contest.

China Hollywood Script Contest

Early Deadline: January 10
Late Deadline: February 10

Film Fund Grant Program – Fall

Early Deadline: August 1
Regular Deadline: November 1

SciFi Script Contest

Opens for entries: January 16
Early Deadline: February 16
Final Deadline: March 30

Jamaica Screenwriters Residency Program

Open for Applications: January 1
Early Deadline: March 30
Final Deadline: April 20

Comedy Script Contest

Opens for entries: March 1
Early Deadline: April 1
Final Deadline: May 17

Horror Script Contest

Opens for entries: March 15
Early Deadline: April 15
Final Deadline: July 1

Short Screenplay Contest

Opens for entries: May 17
Early Deadline: June 17
Final Deadline: August 1

Drama Script Contest

Opens for entries: June 9
Early Deadline: July 15
Final Deadline: September 12

Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Opens for entries: June 19
Early Deadline: July 13
Final Deadline: September 13

Action & Thriller Script Contest

Opens for entries: July 17
Early Deadline: August 10
Final Deadline: October 11

Short Story Contest

Opens for entries: October 4
Early Deadline: November 4
Final Deadline: December 16

Family-friendly Script Contest

Opens for entries: October 2
Early Deadline: November 2
Final Deadline: December 30

ScreenCraft Fellowship

Opens: 10/10/2017
Early Deadline: 11/11/2017
Final Deadline: 3/1/2018

We look forward to reading your script!  Click on any of our screenplay contests above.  And mark your calendar so you don’t miss a competition deadline!