Screenwriting Contests, Fellowships Writing Competitions and Film Fund

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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 handpick the managers, agents and producers that are the right fit for our winning screenwriters and foster meaningful relationships with entertainment industry executives. See some of ScreenCraft’s recent success stories here.

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.

Download our interactive calendar for 2019 here.

Click on the competition you’re interested in. And please feel free to email us with any questions:

Film Fund Grant Program – Fall 2018

Regular Deadline: October 1st
Final Deadline: December 1st

SciFi Script Contest

Opens for entries: January 10
Early Deadline: February 9
Final Deadline: March 30

Comedy Script Contest

Opens for entries: March 15
Early Deadline: April 16
Final Deadline: June 1

Public Domain Script Contest

Open for Applications: April 2
Early Deadline: May 2
Final Deadline: July 10

Horror Script Contest

Opens for entries: April 3
Early Deadline: May 3
Final Deadline: June 29

Short Screenplay Contest

Opens for entries: May 10
Early Deadline: June 11
Final Deadline: August 15

Drama Script Contest

Opens for entries: June 11
Early Deadline: July 11
Final Deadline: September 15

Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Opens for entries: July 16
Early Deadline: August 15
Final Deadline: October 3

Action & Thriller Script Contest

Opens for entries: July 25
Early Deadline: August 24
Final Deadline: October 25

Stage Play Contest

Opens for entries: August 15
Early Deadline: September 15
Final Deadline: October 10

Cinematic Book Contest

Opens for entries: September 15
Early Deadline: October 10
Final Deadline: December 15

Short Story Contest

Opens for entries: October 1
Early Deadline: November 7
Final Deadline: December 16

Family-friendly Script Contest

Opens for entries: October 9
Early Deadline: November 2
Final Deadline: December 30

2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Opens for Applications: September 26, 2018
Early Deadline: November 2, 2018
Regular Deadline: January 31, 2019
Final Deadline: February 28, 2019

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!