Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news, and announcements for screenwriters looking to unleash their latest masterpiece on the right crowd. Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to making the sort of splash necessary for planting one’s foot firmly in the door, so remember to check back often (every Monday, in fact) for the most up-to-date info on all the weekly winners and deadlines!
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Weekly News and Announcements:
Culled from over 2000 screenplays submitted from all over the world, ScreenCraft has announced the winners of the 4th annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. This year’s winners are:
Ryan W. Smith – Jacaranda (Feature)
Anna Klassen – 14 Words (TV Pilot)
Anya Meksin – Taminex (feature)
Check out ScreenCraft’s website for the full list of finalists and semi-finalists. Congratulations to all the winners!
WeScreenplay has announced 175 semifinalists in its Diverse Voices Screenwriting Competition, which aims to encourage diverse voices and stories from perspectives underrepresented in Hollywood today. This year’s contest also generated $2,712 dollars for the Books for Kids Foundation, with WeScreenplay donating $3 dollars for every submission.
The following deadlines are closing in fast! Submit now!
Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition – $60
Final Deadline 5/20
“The 15th Annual 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest continues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets.”
Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition – $55
Regular Deadline 5/23
“Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career.”
HollyShorts Screenplay Contest – $70
Final Deadline 5/26
“HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 20 pages or less.”
Warner Bros. Writers Workshop
Final Deadline 5/31
“For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television.”