Screenwriting Competitions, Fellowship 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: info@screencraft.org

Film Fund Grant Program – Spring 2019

Open: January 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Regular Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2019

Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition

Open: January 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: March 31st, 2019

Comedy Screenplay Competition

Open: February 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2019

Public Domain Screenplay Competition

Open: March 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: May 31st, 2019

Horror Screenplay Competition

Open: April 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2019

Short Screenplay Competition

Open: May 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: July 31st, 2019

Drama Screenplay Competition

Open: June 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Final Deadline: August 31st, 2019

Pilot Launch TV Screenplay Competition

Open: July 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: September 30th, 2019

Action & Thriller Screenplay Competition

Open: August 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: October 31st, 2019

Stage Play Competition

Open: September 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: September 30th, 2019
Final Deadline: November 30th, 2019

Cinematic Book Competition

Open: September 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: September 30th, 2019
Final Deadline: November 30th, 2019

Cinematic Short Story Competition

Open: September 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: September 30th, 2019
Final Deadline: November 30th, 2019

Family Screenplay Competition

Open: October 1st, 2019
Early Deadline: October 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: December 15th, 2019

2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

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