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 Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: March 1st, 2018

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

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

The Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: January 31st, 2018

ScreenCraft Film Fund

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2018

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: February 9th, 2018
Final Deadline: March 30th, 2018

Diverse Voices

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 15th, 2018

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 16th, 2018

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: March 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: May 22nd, 2018

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Next Deadline: March 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: May 2nd, 2018

Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Next Deadline: January 28th, 2018
Final Deadline: March 4th, 2018

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: February 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2018

Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest

Next Deadline: March 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: N/A

Scriptapalooza Fellowship

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

The International Family & Faith Film Festival

Next Deadline: January 25th, 2018
Final Deadline: June 21st, 2018

CineStory Feature Retreat

Next Deadline: February 5th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 16th, 2018