ScreenCraft’s screenwriting contests are dedicated to discovering talented screenwriters and connecting them with producers, agents and managers. Our contests uniquely tailor the prize package and jury for each contest (eliminating potential genre bias) by specializing in screenplay competitions by genre.

Short Film Production Fund

Open for Applications Now

Nashville Live Read Screenplay Contest

January 6: Opens for entries
March 1: Final Deadline

Comedy Script Contest

January 28: Opens for entries
April 11: Final Deadline

Horror Script Contest

March 17: Opens for entries
July 1: Final Deadline

Short Screenplay Contest

May 5: Opens for entries
August 1: Final Deadline

SciFi Script Contest

May 11: Opens for entries
August 1: Final Deadline

Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

June 1: Opens for entries
August 15: Final Deadline

Action & Thriller Script Contest

July 25: Opens for entries
October 20: Final Deadline

The Bootleg Universe

September 5: Early Deadline
October 1: Final Deadline

Screenwriting Fellowship

October 1 – December 30 (Early Deadline), January 15 (LATE DEADLINE)

Short Story Contest

October 18 – December 19

Family-friendly Script Contest

November 4: Opens for entries
December 30: Final Deadline

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 specializing by genre, we eliminate any bias that other major screenwriting competitions may have. Our screenplay contests are considered the best in the industry.  We uniquely tailor the prizes, jury and readers to the specific genre (comedy, horror, action, family, short, and TV).  And we keep our entry fees lower than almost any other contest.

We also provide destination screenwriting residencies and our annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.  We look forward to reading your script!  Click on an of our screenplay contests above.  And mark your calendar so you don’t miss a competition deadline!