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!
Contest News, Updates, and Announcements:
Culled from over 2000 submissions, ScreenCraft has announced the semifinalists in their annual Pilot Launch TV Script Contest. The full list, which is divided into half-hour and hour long categories, is available here.
ISA has unveiled their list of the 25 screenwriters to watch in 2018. These writers have gone above and beyond to grow, improve, and get noticed, smashing their goals and achieving incredible success in the past year. Highlights include having a short fiIm selected and presented at the Cannes International FiIm FestivaI, receiving an Oscar nomination, placing as a Grand Prize winner in a contest, and chosen as a Fellowship writer. Many have also landed multiple paid writing assignments or procured representation at major agencies and management companies.
The Top 25 have shown what can be achieved with dedication to their craft and career, and this, alongside their recent success stories, is why they were chosen. These writers continue to take the initiative to attend meetings around town, submit to and win contests, set up projects with producers and production companies, and produce their own content.
For a look at the full list of writers, click here.
Upcoming Screenwriting Contest Deadlines:
The following contest deadlines are fast approaching. Submit now!
San Francisco Indie Screenplay Competition – $55
Final Deadline 11/28
Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition – $65
Regular Deadline 12/14
WeScreenplay Feature Competition – $69
Final Deadline 12/15
ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest – $39
Early Deadline 12/16
ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest – $49
Final Deadline 12/30