The Industry’s Top Screenwriting Competitions

Here’s a list of the Hollywood’s top screenwriting competitions dates and deadlines. Screenwriting contests are a good way to get your work read by entertainment industry professionals – and cash prizes are always nice!

Winning a major screenwriting competition is a great way for emerging screenwriters to get the attention of industry professionals.

ScreenCraft Film Fund

Next Deadline: November 1st, 2017
Final Deadline: December 1st, 2017

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: November 11th, 2017
Final Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: November 16th, 2017
Final Deadline: January 4th, 2018

WeScreenplay Feature Contest

Next Deadline: November 17th, 2017
Final Deadline: December 15th, 2017

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Final Deadline: May 22nd, 2018

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: January 26th, 2018
Final Deadline: May 25th, 2018

ScreenCraft Family Contest

Next Deadline: November 2nd, 2017
Final Deadline: December 30th, 2017

Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest

Next Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Final Deadline: N/A

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: January 5th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2018

Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Next Deadline: March 12th, 2018
Final Deadline: March 12th, 2018

The International Family & Faith Film Festival

Next Deadline: October 26th, 2017
Final Deadline: December 14th, 2017

ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest

Next Deadline: November 4th, 2017
Final Deadline: December 16th, 2017