In order to choose the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival, there are three rounds to the competition. In the first round, every script is read by several judges and rated regardless of genre. The screenplays with the highest ratings move into the second round, or the Semi-Final Round. The scripts listed […]

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Our judges are nearly done with the first round!  The Semi-Finalists will be announced this Friday, December 19.  We will send this news out to everyone who has joined our mailing list, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook.

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When a lot of writers asked us for a little more time, we extended the deadline to September 8.  That day has come!  At midnight in California tonight, we stop accepting screenplays.  Enter your script today.

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After winning the  Grand Prize winner for Comedy in 2004, Travis Kurtz received several writing gigs for comedy scripts.  Travis said, “Not long after winning at Screenplay Festival, I won Best Comedy Script at the LA Screenwriting Festival, and the two wins certainly helped persuade producers to hire me.” One of Travis’ projects, READY OR NOT (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892094), won […]

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Since winning the competition with his horror script, “30 Miles From Nowhere,” Hilliard has had an amazing career. He’s a member of the WGAw and very involved with:The Committee of Black Writers (CBW), The Educational Committee, as well as The Gay & Lesbian Committee. Through his company, www.HilldogProductions.com, Hilliard’s written, directed, or produced Pilots, Short […]

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Screenplay Festival is happy to announce a new sponsor, Virtual Pitch Fest. Virtual Pitch Fest is the only website in the world that lets screenwriters pitch Hollywood Pros with the assurance of a guaranteed response back. With VPF, personal query letters sent to companies you pick are all responded to within 5 days. VPF now […]

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Screenplay Festival’s very own Rick Reynolds is featured on a podcast! If you ever wanted to hear insights about the inner workings of our contest, now is your chance. (Please note: Rick is our Festival Coordinator and NOT A JUDGE. He manages the judging process, but is not selecting our winners.) Listen to the podcast at […]

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Adam Balsam (Grand Prize Winner, Comedy, 2007) wrote the screenplay for the animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” which will be released on May 9, 2014. The cast includes the voices of Lea Michele, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Oliver Platt, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Bernadette Peters, and Patrick Stewart. Great work Adam!

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Congratulations to the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival! Reading, judging, and ranking scripts is a very difficult process.  The scripts listed below made it through to the end and we applaud their great work. 2013 Winners:   Action/Adventure Grand Prize Winner:  Ukrainian Uprising – Ryan Levy Honorable Mention Winners: Abroad – […]

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In order to choose the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival, there are three rounds to the competition. In the first round, every script is read by several judges and rated regardless of genre. The screenplays with the highest ratings move into the third round, or the Final Round. The scripts listed […]

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