Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 6/19/2017

By June 19, 2017Main

Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly screenwriting contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news, updates, and announcements for emerging screenwriters looking to make a splash. Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door, so remember to check back often (every Monday) for the most up-to-date info on all the weekly winners and deadlines!

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Contest News, Updates, and Announcements:

2017 ScreenCraft Screenwriters Residency Program in Jamaica Winners Announced

ScreenCraft has announced that the following writers have been selected to attend their inaugural residency program in Treasure Beach Jamacia:

  • The Lean by Pearse Lehane
  • Blood Brothers by Peter Hunziker & Cynthia Riddle
  • Shoot The Girl by Tony Hendriks
  • We Killed The Boss by Alana Igbe

The winners will be provided free tuition to the six day program, and receive mentorship from industry professionals at the Weinstein Company, Sony Pictures, Netflix, and Kaplan/Perrone management,

Announcing the 2017 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest Quarter-Finalists

Culled from over 1100 submissions (their biggest season yet), ScreenCraft has announced the quarter-finalists in their annual Comedy Screenplay Contest. The semifinalist scripts will be announced July 7th, with finalists and winners to come later. Click here for the full list.

Quarter-Finalists Announced in CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

CineStory has announced the quarter-finalists in their annual feature retreat. Winners will come together in Idyllwild, California for a series of industry panels and one-on-one meeting with mentors focused on career development. The full list is available here.

Roadmap Writers Name Finalists in Iconic Character Fellowship

After launching an industry-wide search for the next iconic character, Roadmap Writers has selected 30 finalists from over 1000 different submissions. Check out all the finalists here!

Upcoming Screenwriting Contest Deadlines:

The following contest deadlines are fast approaching. Submit now!

Acclaim Scripts Screenwriting Competitions

$65 – Final Deadline 6/24

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

$55 – Final Deadline 6/26

Emerging Screenwriters Competition

$65 – Final Deadline 6/28

ScreenCraft $20,000 Short Film Fund

$55 – Final Deadline 6/30