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True Story & Public Domain

Screenplay Competition

Nothing resonates with an audience like the stories of our lives. We’re celebrating true stories, biographies, & timeless tales in the public domain.

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Few writers take advantage of Hollywood’s love of free intellectual property like true stories, folk tales, or tales published before 1923.  Whether exploring the depths of the human experience with a true story, or putting a fresh spin on a tried-and-true public domain property, we want to read your script!

Judges

Get in front of Hollywood judges who love true stories and public domain properties

Prizes

Jump start your career

Grand Prize Winner

The overall grand prize winner in either film or TV category will receive a personal introduction and phone call with one or more top Hollywood literary managers who are looking for talented emerging film and television screenwriters.

The top 3 winners’ project info and log lines will be circulated and recommended to our network of over 60 Hollywood managers, agents, producers and development executives.

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with managers, agents, and staffed in writing rooms.

Personal Introduction to top literary managers
Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
$1,000 Cash
Complimentary Badge for the 2021 ScreenCraft Summit + Travel Stipend
License to either of your choice: Final Draft or WriterDuet Pro screenwriting software

Runner Up Prizes

Written Pitch

$1,000 24 month option of idea to be developed and pitched to be major studios under producer Kyle Benn

Development of idea from concept to draft with ScreenCraft and Creator Media Entertainment

Feature

$500 cash award

Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit

TV Pilot

$500 cash award

Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit

ScreenCraft Winners

Winning a writing competition can lead to career momentum.

Three Reasons to get Feedback with your Entry

Prepare your pitch
By getting a fresh set of eyes on your story, you may get some new ideas for ways to pitch your screenplay.
Get outside of your own head
It's important to understand how somebody else experiences your story on the page.
Get more value
By opting for written feedback, you're guaranteed to get great value from this competition.

Scripts we are inspired by

These are a few professional scripts we love. Feel free to read them and get get inspired as well.

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